5 THINGS

5 Things: Why I Love Charity Shops 

Winnie the Pooh framed illustrations found in Hospice UK

5 Reasons to shop in Charity Shops:

*Because people should take a wander in their local charity shops more often…

1. YOU’RE GIVING TO CHARITY

The only shops where the more you buy, the better. You’re giving to a good cause, you can feel good about yourself because instead of supporting some worldwide corporate chain, you’re supporting a worthwhile cause. – I believe it’s good for the soul.

2. THE SIZE OF THE SHOP

I love that charity shops are so tiny that I’m not traipsing round looking for things like in a huge department store. Also, there are only so many places Maia could be if I lose her…

EMMA, Picked up in the OXFAM in Richmond.

3. THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE

There’s a lot of joy to be had. You just don’t know what you’re going to find as they replenish their stock so often. I’m always finding books for £1-2 that are still in Smiths and Waterstones at full price.

4. THE PEOPLE 

You don’t tend to get moody shop assistants. They’re there because they want to be. There’s always a friendly smile and a big thank you. – Makes all the difference.

Humans of New York, found in Cancer Research on Kensington High Street 

5. EVERYTHING IS – I hate using the word cheap so I’ll say: GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY.

Everything tends to be priced very reasonably and there’s usually a bargain to be found. Finding these bargains is all part of the fun. Recently published cookery book for £2? Yup add that to the pile. 

My good friend Cathy’s printed skirt, found in Oxfam. 

It’s a win win for everyone. Now go find your nearest hub of goodwill and splurge on some second hand books.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s