While walking home from work I learned an interesting fact.
The best month to peruse a charity shop is January February, they are inundated with unwanted Christmas goodies. I got the information from the staff – apparently it happens every year. I learned this while taking a walk through town on my way home from work. I took a detour and wandered into a few charity shops. I had no intention of spending money. But I came out with:
A couple of brand new make up sets for £2.50 each. We all know how expensive makeup is and they were too good to leave. Particularly when I’m not the only female in the house. My daughter adores playing with make-up and is a fan of pinching mine.
2 Boots Natural Selection Shower Gels and Body Lotions at just £2. All brand new and unopened.
2 packs of four travel products at just 75p a set. I was chuffed with these as my daughter has another trip away planned and the products will be lovely for her to take.
2 boxed Royal Jelly Gift sets. Completely unopened at £3.00 each. I always find that there is a gift to buy for somebody and it’s nice to have a stock for when it happens.
After reading today’s Daily Mail and reading about the elderly lady and her frugal living style. I felt that my charity shopping was of the frugal nature. Ok, it’s not quite making a bottle of washing up liquid last a year but it’s certainly allowing luxury products at a low cost. I really like making my money go further so I’m very happy with my purchases.
Maybe next year in January or February, I’ll take a trip to a more affluent area to see exactly what bargains I can find.
Have you bought anything frugal from the charity shop this month? If not, it might not be too late to go and take a look.