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Good on you Uber! The Red Cross Clothing Drive

Good on you Uber! The Red Cross Clothing Drive

If you have been meaning to donate your unwanted clothes for a while but haven’t found time take advantage of this partnership between Uber and the Red Cross.

This Sunday the 31st January Uber drivers are helping out the Red Cross to make donating even quicker and more efficient for you.

Nine cities are taking part so check to see if you qualify first.

  • Sydney: CBD, Lower North Shore, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West

  • Canberra: North and South Canberra

  • Melbourne: CBD, North to Brunswick and Northcote, East to Kew and Hawthorn, South-East to Elsternwick and Malvern East, Dandenong

  • Geelong: North Geelong to Corio and Norlane, South Geelong to Grovedale and Marshall, Central Geelong

  • Adelaide: CBD and Surrounding Suburbs

  • Perth: CBD, North to Joondalup, South to Cockburn

  • Brisbane: CBD, South to Moorooka, North to Chermside, East to Murrarie, West to Indooroopilly

  • Gold Coast: Southport to Coolangatta

  • Sunshine Coast: Caloundra to Noosa Heads

You need to have the Uber app installed which you can do via Google Play or ITunes.

You then have between 11am – 4pm to login slide,  across to “Clothing Drive” and hit request.  You can then sit back, have a cuppa and relax whilst you wait for a driver to come and pick up your bagged things.

 

I know you’re here now because you love to op shop so I don’t need to go into the finer details of how they’d only like clean saleable items, it’s basically just a reminder to #donatedontdump .  Be like Bill!

 

 

Donate Don't Dump

Donate Don’t Dump

If they are swamped and don’t make it please give them a break, they are taking time out to try and help the Red Cross, if it goes well they could hopefully do more.  If they don’t make it to you but you’re still keen to donate to the Red Cross have a look for your nearest store here.

You can find out more about this partnership on the Uber news page here.

What a fantastic idea, good on you Uber!

Thrifted Transformations

Thrifted Transformations

Thrifted Transformations is run by a really creative thrifty shopper with an amazing eye for transforming the daggy to desirable, the shonky to chic, the cringeworthy to incredible… you get the idea.

I have included three of her short but informative videos to give you an idea of what she does but she has a whole YouTube channel here to inspire you.  I bet after watching a couple of these you’ll be looking at dresses differently and be a little more confident about stepping our of your fashion comfort zone.

April of Thrifted Transformations

April of Thrifted Transformations

On this episode she

  1. Turns a high waited leather skirt into a mini skirt.
  2. Turns a cute denim top into a more fitted crop top
  3. A stretchy t-shirt into a fitted tank top

 

 

What I like about most of the videos is how simply she breaks the stages down.  There are nice visual tips throughout as well as advice on stitching which is great if you need to dust off your almost  unused sewing machine like me.

This video is even simpler, if you have an infinity scarf she shows you how to wear it different ways.  Sometimes you just have to be shown these things.  You’ll be searching the fabric bins a little more after watching this.

 

Finally this cute mini tutorial shows you how to transform t-shirts.  T-shirts are so easily available and cheap from op shops and these are great projects that won’t cost you much time, effort or money.  It will also give you a piece of unique fashion no one else will have.

Which is your favourite?

What op shop gem have you given a new lease of life to?

You can find her YouTube channel here where she not only shares her upcycle projects but also her thrifted finds.

I love seeing how excited others are at rediscovering items donated from the op shops.  It is recycling at its best.

Have you got any favourite fashion upcyclers we need to know about?  Drop a message below.