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September is officially ‘second hand September’. If you haven’t heard of this initiative it’s basically buying nothing new throughout the whole of September! Saying yes to
Second Hand September
But I’m still learning the tricks of the trade! I only have a couple of recycled clothing stores near me but when I’m passing or head to somewhere that has a few I do tend to nip in more than ever before!
Pick your area
Beverley has to be my
Best time to visit a charity shop
If you think about the fact most people would have clear outs over a weekend I would say the best time to visit a recycled clothes store would be at the beginning of the week. Give them time to get them on the rails but I would expect more new items to be on sale Monday/Tuesday for sure.
Choose the right time of year
Charity shops get used clothes in all the time but September
Go with an open mind
Don’t go with something specific in mind but then also don’t be tempted by things you don’t necessarily need. If you go in with an open mind you are more likely to find some bargain or some
I personally can’t take the kids around a charity or just pop in on the way as I’m passing because I feel like I need time to really look. If I rush, I’m scared I’m miss something right in front of my eyes but also rummaging through endless rails is half the fun and you sometimes need plenty of time to do that because there are tons to get through!
Get second hand Clothes online
If you don’t have a charity shop nearby you can always buy online!
A lot of the charity shops out there allow you to buy second hand online now which is amazing! It gives a lot more people the opportunity to buy charity shop clothes online if they don’t have a store nearby or perhaps just can’t get there.
Always try on!
The only downside to buying
Buy used clothes in bulk
There’s absolutely nothing stopping you going into a charity shop and buying used clothes in bulk but did you know you can actually buy bales of
Second hand maternity clothes
The charity shop is a great place to find any used maternity clothes too! A lot of new Mum’s don’t have time to do car boots or list things on eBay and pop to the Post Office every day but bagging things up and dropping them off as they pass a recycled clothing store is way more likely (believe me I’ve been there!). You can pick up some right bargains too!
So I hope that has given you a few tips on buying used clothing. It would be great to hear from you too have decided joined the pledge on #secondhandseptember and if you have any tips to share on your experiences of buying second hand then feel free to drop me a comment down below.
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