The age of up-cycling

The age of up-cycling
March 4, 2015 admin

Zarina, our guest blogger for this month is the founder of and graduate of the Parent-Cubator

It’s the age of up-cycling, where anything vintage, pre-worn, pre-used or shabbily-chic goes. Interior designers says so, the craft world concurs and slowly but surely it’s ok for our homes, self and belongings to boast the old adage: ‘One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

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Well, want your junk (buggies, prams and pushchairs, specifically)!

With its universal appeal, up-cycling is by no means a new concept. As we all know, once you reach a certain age it more-or-less comes with the territory because let’s face it old people have been up-cycling, re-cycling, re-using, not wasting since time immemorial!

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The American rapper Macklemore keenly promoted this trendy, money-saving practice in his 2012 hit song Thrift Shop, which became something of a social critique on the esteem the younger generation has developed for up-cycling.

You may also remember British actor Richard E Grant’s latest offering to Channel 4 viewers in April of this year, entitled Dirty Weekenders in France, which proved that people can make a living rifling through French flea markets, old barns and farm attics, in search of treasures to sell in the UK.

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In an age of austerity, every effort goes into making things last longer and spreading things more thinly. So what does this mean for the consumer who appreciates good quality products but then gradually amasses items that at a certain point they no longer need? Yes, we’re always on the hunt for a bargain, but on the flip-side we also like the idea of clawing back some of that hard-earned, well-spent money too!

Yes there are long-established trading sites and marketplace platforms out there, but for absolute ease, a hassle-free sale and fast money for your unwanted, preloved buggies, prams and pushchairs then look no further than!

Not only is there money to be made selling your buggies to, there’s also space to be reclaimed in your home, shed or garage!

Let’s face it, once the kids outgrow the prams, pushchairs and buggies, they only advance onto equally cumbersome apparatus like scooters and bikes. So while that storage space is still not your own (and probably won’t be until the kids are all grown up and have flown the nest), at least you’re able to maintain control over it by shifting the things you no longer need to make way for new stuff.

Don’t forget, make it easy for you to part with your buggy. We offer a FREE and quick online valuation, a FREE courier service and securely transferred money into your account.

Now we need your feedback on our new site set to take the baby transport market by storm!  It will sell refurbished or upcycled, second-hand pushchairs in a hassle-free, professional manner.  Complete this two minute survey to be in with a chance of winning a £20 John Lewis voucher!

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