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5 Things to De-clutter Before School Starts!

  The start of the school year is fast approaching and while it's been lovely to spend quality family time together, I know in our family we're all going stir-crazy and really looking forward to the new term! Before we get there, I am definitely feeling the urge to organise the house so we can hopefully keep the transition to school as stress-free as possible.  Before I start any project it makes me feel better to write a list (classic procrastination technique!) so here goes, my top 5 areas that need to be de-cluttered and reorganised before the end of the school holidays: 1. The Tupperware Drawer Every school has different expectations for school lunches and it might be worth sussing out...

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Party Season is here!

Buying something pretty for a special occasion is a great excuse to hit the shops, but so many of those beautiful clothes only get one or two wears. That's why buying them secondhand is a much better way to go (plus you won't feel so bad if they end up covered in cake!)

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Now Hiring!

Do you love shopping at Use-Ta!? You might also enjoy working here, and it just so happens that we're looking for a new team member! The main responsibilites are: Talking to our lovely customers in person and via social media and email Sorting, processing and displaying new stock Processing sales, cashing up the till and general store admin Posting your favourite things on Facebook or Instagram Excellent knowledge of kids’ fashion brands is essential as is a great approach to selling and customer service. Retail experience, reliability and initiative are important as you’ll be working solo most of the time. We've got a staff member on holiday for a month so there are lots of shifts on offer for the...

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Happy National Op Shop Week!

It’s National Op Shop Week! I love shopping at Op Shops and secondhand stores for so many reasons. Finding a ‘treasure’ at a bargain price is absolutely addictive! Buying secondhand is also more sustainable, often supports a charity and it gives you a chance to step away from the ‘consume at all cost’ message you’re confronted with in just about every shopping centre. Here are my top ten tips for shopping at secondhand stores: Take your time. This one is easier said than done when you have little people in tow but when you rush it’s easy to miss things, particularly in op shops where the racks are jam packed and can be disorganized. Visit often. New stock is put...

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