Buy Nothing Day – A shopping detox

Buy Nothing Day is growing in prominence each year, especially as more of us push back against consumerism and the constant sales tactics of less-than-scrupulous retailers. An international event, the day spans countries and continents, particularly those where Black Friday has driven poor buying decisions and unnecessary spending. As well as ensuring you don’t buy … Read more

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Is it okay to give second hand Christmas gifts?

The drive for sustainability can often be pushed to one side at Christmas, when consumerism peaks. Even the greenest of us still love to give presents at Christmas and buying second hand Christmas gifts is one way to keep to our morals. But is it okay to give pre-loved Christmas gifts? It seems that a … Read more

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Vintage Clothes Last Longer! FACT!

A quarter of the clothes in our wardrobes haven’t been worn in a year. A survey by environmental group WRAP estimates that the UK’s wardrobes hold 1.6 billion of unworn garments. Interestingly though it also found that when we buy preloved and second hand vintage items, we tend to keep them longer than those we … Read more

DIY – it’s all in the preparation

Do you love spending time saving cash? One way to make the most of what you have and improve or upgrade your home is by doing it yourself. It’s great to feel that sense of accomplishment when you have completed a job.  It may not come naturally to everyone to pick up a drill and … Read more

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Thrifting is a way of life for some

It goes without saying that people are looking for more ways to save money with the spiralling cost of living.  Thrifting is now a word that we use regularly. The thrifting act has grown in popularity with more and more second hand sites popping up as well as big brands selling on preloved goods. From … Read more

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Low cost or no cost family autumn crafts

It can be tempting to buy lovely crafty pieces and decorative items for our homes in the autumn. Shops have really embraced this trend so it can certainly be hard to resist. The good news is there are a lot of fun family crafts you can do at home that will cost hardly anything or … Read more

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Pre-loved finds can Get your home cosy for Autumn

While summer is great for enjoying the outdoors and making the most of our outside spaces, Autumn brings a new found love of the indoors and our homes. Switching our ice creams to hot chocolates and our BBQs for roast dinners, embracing cosiness and home comforts is a great way to relish Autumn. You can … Read more

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Celebrate Halloween in second hand style 

Halloween can be a lot of fun and more families are embracing the opportunity for some spooky celebrations. Before you know it, costs can mount up if you’re buying decorations and other items to get into the spirit (no pun intended) of things. Here are some ways to celebrate Halloween in second hand style. Costumes … Read more

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Recycling – 5 surprising things you can recycle

Recycling is becoming a bigger part of our everyday lives. We have dedicated recycling bins at home and also in many places when we are out. But there’s still a lot of room for improvement to ensure we do more for the environment. How well is the UK doing? Did you know that the average … Read more

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Celebrating Second Hand September

At Rumage.com we love second hand, which is why we are so excited that it is Second Hand September. This fantastic campaign encourages all of us to only buy pre-loved items for the 30 days of September. Started by Oxfam, this month shouts about the benefits of second hand; reducing the negative impact of fast … Read more