Category: Blog

Mar 14
Reasons Not to Second Hand Shop

Second Hand shopping is not for everyone, and that's okay. Sometimes you're just not…

Feb 11
Treasure Hunting in Thames

Treasure Hunting in Thames In the lead up to Christmas 2021 I was able to get away for…

Dec 20
A Visit To Te Awamutu And Putaruru

Earlier this year, I explored from Putararu to Te Awamutu. They are pretty close to…

May 14
Be Kind to the OpShops

Hundreds of thousands of people across New Zealand have used their lockdown time…

Apr 12
Treasure Hunting after a lockdown

The whole industry of antiques and secondhand trade is being greatly affected by the…

Oct 18
The Wheaton Eco Scale

It’s sustainability week. Have you heard of the Wheaton Eco Scale? It’s…

Aug 22
Not New for the Environment

Buying secondhand is a great way to repurpose and re-home items that may have…

Aug 14
Sell on Behalf

Some second hand shops sell-on-behalf, usually they’re clothing stores but…

Jul 29
Refurbish a Sewing Cabinet

Refurbishing old furniture is too easy. Just peel and paint. Don't forget your dust…

Jun 30
Winter Hours

Winter can mean lean times for many business owners whether they’re second…

May 01
Shopping for Maternity Clothes Top Tips

One of the quirks about being pregnant is that most of your clothes become redundant…

Feb 10
Cook’s kitchen treasure

Last time I looked, you couldn’t buy these things new online or in a retail store.…