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Apr 03
April/May 2023 Wishlist Secondhand Shopping + March Updates

Ok, so I’ve been shopping during March, keeping in mind my list. I’ve edited my list below to reflect what I found and some things that I’m still keeping an eye out for during April and May. Travel Items We are heading to Japan in May, so I’m focused on getting items that will make […]

Feb 06
March 2023 Secondhand Shopping Wishlist

To keep myself focused and avoid over consumption during secondhand shopping, I like to keep a wishlist of items I’m on the lookout for when I shop secondhand. This means I generally only buy things I need. I like to review this list every month or so – here is what I’m on the look […]

Sep 13
What are op shops called around the world?

Are you travelling soon and asked your self what are op shops called in other countries? This is an essential question if you want to check out the local secondhand scene at your destination! Like many other terms like car trunk and car boot, they are called different things based on where you are. Charity […]

Jan 11
What to look out for when summer opshopping

Just like your traditional retail stores, secondhand shops rotate their stock based on seasonality, so items that you find in winter won’t necessarily be available in summer and vis versa. So if you don’t want to miss out here are a few tips to keep in mind when summer opshopping! Swimwear Although they are available […]

Aug 05
Five Places to Score Your Next Awesome Secondhand Read

Disclosure: NNG only recommends products we would use and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, we may earn a small commission. Read full privacy policy here. Etsy We all know that Etsy is fabulous for finding gorgeous handcrafted and one of a kind items, […]

Jul 01
Five things we wish thrift stores did

If you haven’t figured out by now, we do alot of op shopping here. From a quick browse to an in depth rummage, we manage to get at least one or two trips in a week. As charity stores are volunteer run, have limited resources and aren’t like your typical big box store, we acknowledge […]

Jun 17
How to shop secondhand shoes like a pro

Secondhand shoes can seem a bit icky when you first start looking for them, but with the right tools and approach, you can get some excellent quality shoes at a fraction of their retail price at the thrift store. Many shoes at opshops or secondhand stores are often very lightly worn, or have never been […]

Jun 03
Essential secondhand buys for the cooler winter months

It’s officially winter over here in the Southern Hemisphere and while it’s definately cool, we at NNG are staying warm and cozy with these essentials we’ve thrifted or bought secondhand. Warm winter clothes From a beanie to warm fleecy socks, you can buy pretty much everything you’ll need to stay warm and dry this winter […]

May 20
Top 5 Volunteering Resources to Help Give Back

Do you suddenly have alot of free time and can’t find paid work? Or do you want to build a new skill and meet new people? Well, volunteering sounds perfect for you! If you are keen to help out your local community, the environment or someone overseas in another country, but might not know where […]

May 06
How to Thrift with a Baby Under 18 months

You’ve recently acquired a tiny human – congratulations! Your life has changed so much, and if you were a die hard thrifter pre-baby, you still can be with your bub! But just like any other activity post-baby, thrift shopping will be different when you bring your little one along. Here are some tips for navigating […]