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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

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5 reasons to buy second hand clothes 

As champions of the pre-loved, at Rumage we couldn’t let National Second Hand Wardrobe Day pass us by. This great day celebrates second-hand clothes, and tries to reduce some of the stigma that sadly still exists about used items. In support of this brilliant awareness-raising day, here are five reasons to buy second-hand clothes. 1. … Read more

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Back to School Eco friendly ideas for the new school year

It’s back to school in matter of weeks! The start of the new school year can be an expensive time. It’s also easy to fall into habits that aren’t great for the environment. We’ve compiled a list of handy tips that, with a little bit of planning, will keep your eco-creds high. They should save … Read more

Wellbeing Show – Liz Earle and Jo Spolton Chat!

Buying second hand for the planet and our wellbeing, with Jo Spolton Liz and Jo share staggering statistics on the impact of waste on our planet, the wellbeing benefits of buying second hand, and how we can all consume more sustainably. Did you know that 22 million items of furniture end up in landfill in … Read more

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How to have a stylish staycation without breaking the bank

It’s never been more attractive to stay put for the summer and make the most of the country you live in. From flight cancellations to ferry terminal delays and spiraling costs of petrol, there are lots of reasons to enjoy a staycation. If you’re on a budget, there are still plenty of ways to have … Read more