Christmas Gift Ideas

As we do every year we’ve set up our Christmas Grotto selling all of the bits and bobs you’ll ever need to celebrate Christmas. Need a tree? We got that. Need some decorations for that tree? We got that too. Want to buy some toys and games to give to the younger people in your […]

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PAT Testing Course

A PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) test is a routine inspection of some types of electrical appliances to check they are safe to use. Its purpose is to prevent electrical accidents in the workplace. A full PAT test should include both a visual inspection and a more in-depth check using specialist PAT testing equipment. This test […]

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History of Re-Use

Reuse – by taking, but not reprocessing, previously used items – helps save time, money, energy and resources. In broader economic terms, it can make quality products available to people and organizations with limited means, while generating jobs and business activity that contribute to the economy. The practice of working towards reducing our waste output, […]

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Dundee Re-Use Hub

Dundee City Council have teamed up with local charity Tayside Re-Users (that’s us!) to run a service which aims to give your unwanted items a new lease of life by repairing them and making them available to members of our community who need them the most. The Community Re-Use Hub will be accepting the following […]

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10 Beginner Tips for Upcycling Furniture

Upcycling is a brilliantly creative pursuit. It’s a sustainable, cost-effective option, and anyone can join the upcycling revolution and undertake a range of upcycled furniture projects – no previous skills required. Why not come down to Tayside Re-Users and find your next upcycling project. You then get to try out the tips below! 1. Preparation […]

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Tips for Inspecting a Used Bike

If you’re in the market for a new sweet ride but don’t have a ton of money to spend, it’s possible to get maximum bang-for-your-buck by purchasing a second-hand bike. There are risks associated with buying a bike online from sites like Craigslist or eBay perhaps you could look around Tayside Re-Users for one. Here […]

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Dundee charities step in

Furniture Plus, Castle Furniture, and Tayside Re-users recently rushed to the aid of over 30 homeless in Aberdeenshire. They are among vulnerable people across Scotland living in shared accommodation – hostels or bed and breakfasts – urgently being moved into individual homes to stop the spread of coronavirus. The men and women were being moved […]

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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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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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