Shopping time

August 24, 2014 at 8:37 pm 2 comments

Regular readers will know how big a fan I am of op shops – there are often amazing finds waiting to be discovered and the idea that each piece has its own history and story to tell is always an intriguing part of the search.

On the flipside, second hand shops raise much-needed funds for countless charity organisations that are frequently staffed almost entirely by volunteers (apparently there are about 70,000 op shop volunteers in Australia alone) and provide incredibly important community services. What’s more, op shops provide a sustainable way of recycling unwanted but useful goods that may otherwise end up in landfill (according to Clean Up Australia, Australians send an average of nearly 700 kilograms of waste per person to landfill each year – yeesh!).

Starting today, this week is the inaugural National Op Shop Week – an initiative of Do Something! and the National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations (NACRO). I’m aiming to both donate to and buy from an op shop this week – I hope you’ll join me!

National Op Shop Week logoImage courtesy of Do Something!

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  • 1. coldcomfortcrafts  |  August 25, 2014 at 12:01 am

    What a brilliant idea! I am a huge fan of second hand and am lucky enough to have had some great finds over the years. Happy bargain hunting!

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    • 2. touchwooddesign  |  August 25, 2014 at 7:17 am

      Thanks Sasha! I hope you liked my finds from Redcliffe…

      On 25 August 2014 00:01, Touchwooddesign wrote:

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