Author: Debi Slinger

Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Salvos Op Shop – Brunswick


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With an eager teenage daughter who is an excellent Op Shopper, she lured me into this large chain Op Shops but what the hell. She immediately heads for the clothes, I immediately head for the furniture.

Brunswick like most other stores of this size are well laid out with space to move around. Items are organised by colour not size. I really would prefer size first, than colour within that size – I know I’m asking a lot but it wastes time pulling out clothes that the colour is great but is a medium.¬† (more…)

Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Diamond Valley Community Op Shop – MacLeod


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Found myself back in MacLeod, a gorgeous little suburb that isn’t on the main roads so is nestled around larger postcodes. But don’t get me wrong, this place is gorgeous with a strip of shops that pretty much cater for all your needs. Plus it has two Op Shops – so it’s gotta be good right!

DVCS is managed by a committed and skilled group of volunteers many of whom reside in the local community. The Volunteer staff who interview clients are fully trained and accredited in provision in community information. This course is recognised nationally. (more…)