There was a time when I would feel embarrassed to be caught buying my clothes in a supermarket let alone a charity shop. Times have changed though and now instead of being embarrassed about shopping for clothes in a supermarket, I would simply prefer to go to a charity shop and buy things secondhand if I can and this is why:
- Secondhand clothes are sooo much cheaper than new ones and more affordable.
- If you shop in a charity shop the money goes to a good cause
- Buying secondhand is an eco-friendly option
- If you have young children they can play with the toys in the charity shop while you are perusing the clothes.
- Preworn clothes have most likely already been washed and any leaky dyes/ chemicals added to the clothes have already been washed out - I will ashamedly admit to buying some new jeans recently and I have noticed that they have been leaving blue residues on my chairs in my kitchen and even on my legs!
- I find making the decisions about whether or not to buy something much easier and less stressful as the items are low cost and the money spent is going to a good cause.
Today we hit the charity shops as I have gone down two dress sizes since going on my sugar free diet and my clothes are starting to get a bit too big for me. I was particularly looking for tops and I managed to find 7 that I liked (as pictured above) spending a total of £16.50! I'm pretty sure my weight will continue to go down as I have a little more to lose and I may soon find these clothes are too big for me. At that price however I don't mind investing a little for the meantime. Plus I can always sell them on/ donate them back to charity when I am done with them.
My husband and two children also joined me on my shopping spree and to keep my 4 year old entertained we gave him £2 to spend in the shops and told him it was his choice what to do with the money. He loved it and he bought a small hot air balloon toy and a puzzle with his £2, which then provided the afternoons entertainment when we got home!
I really enjoyed the shopping trip today and am looking forward to wearing all my 'new' clothes!
How do you feel about buying your clothes from a charity shop? Would you feel proud or embarrassed to tell people your clothes came from a charity shop?
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