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Whether your washing machine is on the fritz or your fridge has given up the ghost, replacing appliances is always expensive. If you are on a tight budget but need a replacement soon, then why not consider purchasing a second hand appliance. To help you ensure you aren’t buying a lemon, here are some tips from the team at Scotty’s Trading. Check that the appliance works Any reputable second hand appliance store or reseller will be happy to prove that their appliances function properly. Don’t be afraid to ask the seller for a demo before you commit to buying. TryRead More
Home staging is a common practice for those looking to sell their home. After emptying your home of furniture, you pay expert stylists to fill your home with great-looking furniture and stylish art. This essentially gives your home a makeover and allows interested buyers to see the full potential of your home. Unfortunately, the cost of home styling is very high and comes with a whole lot of hidden extras. Before you invest in home staging, here’s an explanation about why it’s cheaper to buy second hand furniture instead. Upfront costs Most property stylists will rent out furniture and furnishingRead More
Up-cycling refers to the practice of taking old materials and transforming them into useful products. This gives furniture and other products a second lease on life. If you are interested in up-cycling, here are some of the great benefits. Good for the environment Up-cycling extends a product’s lifespan. Rather than simply being discarded and sitting in a landfill somewhere, an item is reused or repurposed. This reduces waste, as well as the possibility of products leeching harmful chemicals into the earth or surrounding bodies of water. Reduce costs By using materials that are usually discarded such as wooden pallets, offcutsRead More