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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We're ringing in 2015 by recycling all the clothes labels that the holiday season left us with.

  We ended holiday season 2014 with more goodie bags than we could manage, and like excited children, we’re fascinated by the packaging as much as the gift itself! To start with, we’ve turned the clothes labels into a colourful mini-banner announcing the new year, and it hangs cheerfully at our doors. Watch this space for our plans with the rest of the boxes that we unfold them! Here’s wishing you all a 2015 that …[Read more]

A Little Inspiration for Thanksgiving Leftovers – 5 Recipes for the days after!

Recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers - Turkey Cranberry and grilled brie cheese sandwich

Thanksgiving is right around the corner folks! It’s also a good time to be thinking about ways to use up a fridge full of excess food that you will inevitably have after that big family dinner. Instead of just reheating the leftovers, why not be creative and turn it into a whole new meal? Here are 5 recipes that I’ve rounded up from the web for that scrumptious post-holiday feast.  1. Turkey Cranberry and Grilled Brie …[Read more]

Donate old clothes and items – collection drive for Goonj in Singapore

Charity Events in Singapore 2014

Secondsguru supports the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle mantra and screams out a loud three cheers for India-based Goonj. Goonj is a social organisation that channels clothes and other urban discard from households that don’t need them to those who do. It collects donations in cities – ranging from school material to clothes to computers to even old doors – and moves them to far flung regions and less-privileged people across the country. Goonj has done commendable, documented work …[Read more]

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Moms-to-be: Top 5 preloved buys

Top 5 preloved buys for affordable motherhood: maternity wear, nursing pillow, baby carrier, stroller, car seat

If you’re carrying a bump, we reckon you’re also carrying a list of things to buy for baby before D-Day! And it’s a long newborn checklist, adding up to a big number indeed. Is affordable maternity possible? Luckily, babies don’t demand everything be torn out of fresh plastic packaging. You can save money – and avoid wastefulness – by using hand-me-downs and buying gently used items. Here’s our list of Top 5 items that we …[Read more]