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Get involved in National Upcycling Week

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

Always fancied trying your hand at upcycling? Have an abandoned upcycling project that could benefit from some new skills? We have just the events for you. This National Upcycling Week, you are invited to add a string to your upcycling bow and learn how your old items can be transformed into beautiful, fully functional upcycled wonders. …read more

Want to get started with upcycling? Watch our how-to videos…

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

To celebrate National Upcycling Week 2017, we’ve selected a shiny list of up-and-coming upcycling bloggers who will be right up your street. Whether you’re already an upcycling expert or just getting started, snoop on those amazing vlogs to get your daily shot of inspiration.   1 – DiY Blonde Fancy an industrial style for your interior …read more

Stuck for Father’s Day gift inspo? Here’s 6 ideas to cement your perfect child status

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

They’re the kings of awkward dance moves, terrible fashion faux-pas and cringe-worthy dad jokes… There is a good chance some of them think they are entirely capable of being a football pro, while some secretly wish they were the lost member of The Rolling Stones. And on Sunday we are showing our appreciation for them – …read more

Introducing #NationalUpcyclingWeek competition

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

We have exciting news for all the avid upcycling fans… In celebration of National Upcycling Week 2017, you’ll have the chance to win a weekend away in an upcycled hotel for two in Vienna… You’re going to love this place. The hotel has completely renovated guest rooms, upcycling style. Firewood has turned into coffee tables, books have become nightstands, and newspapers …read more

Happy #NationalUpcyclingWeek

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

National Upcycling Day 2016 was a Gumtree initiative aimed to inspire the British public to tap into their creative juices, do away with standard flat pack furniture and find unique treasures in need of a new lease of life. For those who are new to the world of upcycling – upcycling is a creative process …read more

Upcycling ideas and inspiration

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

Upcycling is a big part of what we do here at Gumtree – and we’re super passionate about it. As part of our community, you’re the ones who make that adventure possible by turning old, unused items into something beautiful and useful. And we are always thrilled to hear your fantastic stories ( – check …read more

Post FA Cup blues? Here’s 3 ways to get active now the football season is over.

Thursday 1 June 2017, by

With the FA Cup Final done and dusted, the end of our regular football viewing has crept up on us and you may be left thinking ‘what am I supposed to do now?!’. With no Euro’s or World Cup in sight, you’ll have to replace your favourite spot on the sofa watching TV, with a …read more

5 top tips for a successful spring clean

Tuesday 23 May 2017, by

Now that the spring sun is showing its face more frequently, many of us are overcome with a certain thirst for action. It’s no wonder we’re experiencing this mild form of cabin fever. Over the past year (even longer for some us) we’ve accumulated so much unnecessary stuff that the clutter is clouding our heads. A thorough spring clean …read more

#GotItOnGumtree108 Promotion Terms & Conditions

Friday 19 May 2017, by

What is it? Limited, a company incorporated in England with its registered office at 5 New Street Square, EC4A 3TW, London, United Kingdom (“Gumtree”), is running a promotion (the “Promotion”). Gumtree will select A Registered User of the website, applications or tools who comply with the present Terms & Conditions, to receive half a day …read more

Rock-a-bye savings: UK spends £2.2 billion preparing for new parenthood

Thursday 18 May 2017, by

New parents spend £1,421 each on expensive pushchairs, cots and nursery furniture Bringing up a baby certainly isn’t cheap, with soon-to-be mums and dads forking out £1,421 each on expensive pushchairs, cots and nursery furniture, resulting in a new parenthood bill of £2.2bn nationally[1]. However, the biggest expense to parents’ bank balances are on items they …read more