Charities are teaming up

Furniture Plus, Castle Furniture, and Tayside Re-users, which forms part of the Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) consortium, helped more than 30 homeless people in Aberdeenshire. The men and women are being moved from shared accommodation to individual properties by Aberdeenshire Council to stop the spread of the coronavirus but needed such items as white […]

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Save on price and help the planet

Nike and Adidas combined produce over a billion trainers every year while, according to SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency), £2.5million is spent each year by local authorities to clear up fly-tipping in Scotland. Greenpeace estimates a truckload of plastic enters the ocean every single minute. An article written by local reporter Harry Jamshid worth a […]

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Up-Cycling Tips for Beginners

The good thing about up-cycling is that there really are no limits to what you can create. It’s a sustainable, cost-effective option, and anyone can join the up-cycling revolution and undertake a range of up-cycled furniture projects – no previous skills required. Preparation is key to up-cycling. Plan ahead and ensure you have the tools […]

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Buying Second Hand Office Furniture

Are you looking to upgrade your office furniture but have to work with a limited budget? Are you looking for the best alternative to acquire furniture without breaking your wallet nor your bank account? Have you considered buying second hand or used office furniture instead? Buying used or second hand items such as furniture is […]

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Perks of Buying Second Hand

If you are thinking about updating your living room or your kitchen this year, just hold the phone before you break out that IKEA catalogue and flip through the latest in modern designs. If you are on a budget or you fancy being a little more unique in your design this year, you can think […]

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Let’s Support Reuse!

In a British Heart Foundation survey of over 2000 first time buyers and renters, it was revealed that a third of adults in the UK are throwing their furniture, electrical appliances and homewares away instead of finding ways to give them a new lease of life. 30% of adults throw away household items that could […]

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Tips for Purchasing Second Hand Furniture

Here at Tayside Re-Users, we believe in the joy of second hand. However, we know that some can feel nervous about stepping into the world of pre-loved goods, so we put together our top tips for buying second hand furniture. Along with the people you share it with, furniture is one of the key elements […]

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Donate Your Stuff

Perhaps this is familiar: you graduated from college and moved to your first apartment with nothing more than a beanbag and a cheap, but trusty coffee maker. Between IKEA, thrift stores, and your parents’ basement, you cobbled together apartment furnishings that gave your home the ultimate bohemian “chic” look. Now it’s time for your second […]

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Re-Use & Repair – Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland does a brilliant job describing the Re-Use economy and its necessity. Although often confused, re-use and recycling are not the same. Re-use of products and materials is more beneficial as it retains a product’s inherent value by keeping it in use for longer. This minimises waste, creates jobs, has positive social impact […]

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Benefits of Volunteering for You

In 2015-2016, 41% of people in the UK reported formally volunteering at least once in the previous year (IVR.org.uk). Surveys and studies have revealed that the benefits of dedicating your time to a charitable cause extend far beyond having an extra paragraph on your CV! Those who volunteer are happier people! Although the idea of […]

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