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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History of South Dudhope Works

Tayside Re-Users started life in 1993 as Tayside Recyclers, occupying the Larchfield Works mill in Larch Street Dundee and gaining charitable status as a social enterprise in 1995. Its formal charity title became the Tayside Foundation for the Conservation of Resources, but it was usually referred to simply as Tayside Recyclers. Fire destroyed Larchfield Works […]

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What’s the value of your donation?

We couldn’t survive without the generous donations we receive every day. Everyone who gives deserves the right to know how we use their items. We believe that giving household items and furniture a second chance is better for our users, our communities, and our environment. Here are three ways that your donations change lives: 1. […]

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Understanding Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid? Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by the donor. This means we can claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of the donation by a quarter. How does Gift Aid work? When […]

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