Step up, buy second-hand recycle or reuse

The world is waking up: concern about the environmental and ethical costs of the consumer goods industry worldwide, the need to recycle and reuse, and the impact of dealing with waste are common threads across many conversations. Buying second-hand isn’t the same as protesting on the streets, but it’s a demonstration none the less. As … Read more

When used kids stuff is easy, budgeting is easy

As a mum I know the clothes my kids get through. There are the shoes that are in perfectly good nick but they’ve grown out of them. Then the bikes that are too small and the toys that go out of favour. Buying everything new makes no sense when you have kids. And the same … Read more

We’ve made buying pre-loved as easy as falling off a log

I know buying pre-loved can be a chore. Finding the right thing, bidding at the right time, how do you know where the thing you want is? Which websites to search? The best deal may be listed on Shpock, but you’ve got Ebay and Gumtree bookmarked. How many sites can you keep tabs on? So … Read more

Why Rumage for second-hand?

There are now so many places to look for second-hand items that it’s often overwhelming. Where to go when you want to save both money and the planet with one conscience consumer decision? Meet Jo, our founder, and find out why she started Rumage.com. I started Rumage.com on my kitchen table back in 2019 because I … Read more

It’s summer – time for a Garden Party!

Why not have a garden party? Here are some Rumage ideas to get you in the mood for the summer holidays! If you fancy having a garden party there are lots of ideas to help you. Think about how best to decorate your garden or re-style your garden furniture. You can scale up or down … Read more

the real cost of your mobile

There are about 5 billion people across the planet who use a mobile these days. These pocket-sized comms devices and other tech are some of the biggest emissions offenders. Research by McMaster University in Canada found that greenhouse gases produced by the Information and Communications (ICT) industry could account for 14 percent of global emissions by … Read more

the secondhand clothing industry could be a life saver!

Not only is there a hugely positive social and environmental impact to buying second-hand clothing, you can create your own style for less. Shopping this way saves you cash as well as reducing carbon emissions, water usage and energy. It prevents items ending up in landfill or incinerators. Excitingly, the second-hand clothing industry has been … 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

Want to start a treasure trove of antiques?

Antiques have always been in, vintage is very in and very now, and we can count on the fact that old stuff will always have value. Shopping for it, on the other hand, can be weirdly uninviting. Can I really head into an Antique shop when I don’t really know what exactly should I be buying? Yes … Read more

2Hand has a new name. Rumage!

Why buy new? Be first with second-hand. 2Hand has re-branded after user research into what we do and how we help. 2Hand is now known as rumage.com. We search all the listing and classified sites to make ethical shopping easier for you. We give you a wider choice, with less effort, placing it all in … Read more