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Love Vintage Fashion? Love Salvos Stores!

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Late last week, we had a very special delivery to six Salvos Stores across Victoria….some beautiful vintage and retro fashions. These wonderfully unique items will be a welcome addition to your wardrobe, turning your simple black skirt into an outfit to make all your friends jealous!

These items are even more special as they go through a very unique process before hitting our shelves. They are provided to Marriott, a company who employs people with disability of varying degrees and provides them an opportunity for work that would not have been available to them otherwise. These wonderful employees steam the clothes and fix the buttons before sending them back to Salvos Stores.

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With ladies fashions in a variety of different styles, we are sure that among these beautiful racks you will find something truly unique just for you!

These items are available at:

  • Abbotsford Salvos Stores
  • Hampton Salvos Stores
  • Hoppers Crossing Salvos Stores
  • Malvern Salvos Stores
  • Ringwood Salvos Stores
  • Windsor Salvos Stores

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Finding a new use for that vintage suitcase….

Every time I visit a Salvos Stores, I fall in love with a different vintage suitcase that is on display. My trouble is that I can never find a suitable use for it, that is until now! Why not turn your beautiful vintage suitcase into a coffee table?

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The creative people at design sponge have designed a simple and easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to transform your suitcase into the most beautiful coffee table!

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Let’s get crafty with this simple storage solution!

I don’t know about you, but I am forever looking for clever storage solutions for my home. I love simple and effective ways to store those little items that I just can never find a place for.

After looking online for some simple storage ideas I came across Sewing Barefoot and her clever little idea for hidden storage books.

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What a simple and great idea for a storage solution for your home, even better you can pick up your books at your local Salvos Stores! To learn how to make this creative little idea, swing by Sewing Barefoot for her step-by-step guide!

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Are you embracing sustainable living?

Coming to Melbourne & beyond from 7th February – 1st March, the Sustainable Living Festival is an annual event which aims to inspire and empower to accelerate the uptake of sustainable living. Its a great festival filled with lots of different events from markets, to bike rides and other community workshops.

We’ve had a look and picked our top two choices for the Sustainable Living Festival.

We are all about shopping, and even more op-shopping! This Sustainable Living Festival, you can join Laura on a Melbourne Op-Shop Tour around the wonderful South Yarra op-shops. Hint: We’ve got an AMAZING Salvos Stores on Chapel Street…..if you haven’t been you need to go!

Our friends Mobile Muster are running a workshop with Eco-active and Storage King to show you how to go e-waste free! It will be full of hints & tips on how you should correctly dispose of your e-waste. You can start by bringing your mobile phones to your local Salvos Stores and popping it in a Mobile Muster collection box. You help the environment and Salvos Stores, as Mobile Muster donate $2 per kilo of mobile phones collected from our stores.

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Upcycle your old tins and jars into some really fashionable vases

We just love interesting vases to pop our flowers in at Salvos Stores. There is nothing more beautiful that a mismatch of vases filled with flowers down the centre of a table. It really does put a smile on our faces.

Instead of just leaving your old glass jam jars simple, why not jazz them up with a little spray paint. That is just what DIY Inspired did in their latest blog post. Their simple step by step guide shows you just how to turn your old jars and tins into something truly spectacular.

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A zero waste supermarket…..is this the supermarket of the future?

At Salvos Stores, we are all about keeping items away from landfill! If you don’t need to put something in a plastic bag, don’t! Bring your re-usable shopping bags with you when you go to the supermarket or shopping at your local Salvos Stores. Recycle as many house hold items as you can, and if you’ve got the space keep a composter in your garden for your food waste.

When we go supermarket shopping, there are always lots of excess packaging on lots of our foods and we always seem to place our fresh fruit and veggies in plastic bags to bring them to the check out. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could eliminate this unnecessary waste?

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A Berlin based duo have done just that, created a zero waste supermarket. They sell upwards of 350 products which are dispensed into refillable containers! How cool does this sound!

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Upcycle your old picture frame into a funky tray

Sometimes when shopping at Salvos Stores, I come across some items that with a bit of TLC could be turned into something spectacular. I always wind up falling in love with a really beautiful picture frame and like to look for new creative ideas as to what to do with them.

Over the weekend, whilst looking for creative inspiration, I found an great idea by Lemon Tree Creations. She turned her old picture frame into a stunning tray.

Find out how to make this awesome tray for yourself by checking out Lemon Tree Creations blog.

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Salvos Stores Where Your Money Goes

Thank you for your continued support of Salvos Stores. Every item you purchase from us helps generate much needed funding to assist those in the local community. #salvosstores #whereyourmoneygoes

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Donations from the generous public assist Salvos Stores in generating profit to assist the valuable Salvation Army Community Programs. If you wish to donate to Salvos Stores please do so during opening hours or by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) to arrange a home collection. #salvosstores #thankyou

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