Buying and selling....or should that be selling and buying?
On Tuesday while sorting through the cupboards and packing merrily away I found these, a big box of Mail Lite envelopes and I immediately thought of using them rather than moving house with them. So I started to think of all the obvious things that would fit in them.....
... after watching this dvd over the weekend (although good....not worth keeping to watch again) with a very apt title, I went rummaging through the car boot sale boxes that I am quickly building up during this mammoth sorting out session and pulled out all the dvds, this one included.
So this little stack was quickly listed on Amazon, I have sold two up to now, so more pennies in my purse and less clutter to move with already.
However, while I was in town I did get tempted by some too good to miss bargains. A couple of cook books, half price in the charity shop, you really can't grumble at 50p each, some hankies for Lovely Hubby, he prefers real ones, more environmentally friendly than tissues, and a lovely brand new pure linen top still with it's labels for me for just £5.50, it was £18 originally and it's lovely so I splurged using my personal spends for all these purchases.
After the charity shop it was just next door to the health food shop for some Oatbran and Flax seeds, then I had to nip into Superdrug for some shampoo we both use Head and Shoulders, well whichever copy of it is cheapest in whatever shop we are in at the time.
This always get decanted into our large dispenser bottle (we've had it since we got married, so it's over 4 years old), this gives us a measured 'dose' of shampoo so nothing gets wasted and it sits neatly on the edge of the shower for ease of use.
Then I called into Boots to see what was in their 'much advertised on the window 75% off sale'. I got the little make up bag with a body cream and a hand cream inside for £2 (should have been £6). My favourite ever in the world bubble bath was not on offer as such but if you spent over £8 (it's £8.50....which is why I get it for Christmas and birthday when I'm flush) on Spa products you got a bath soak worth £9.20 free. So I got one.......extravagant you might be thinking now... has she gone mad....is this the way for a newly converted Frugal Girl to behave!! NO of course it not ...... but I used points from my Boots card to pay for the lot.....so that's lovely treats for me for FREE.....I'm a very happy bunny.
One thing I am doing now is keeping all my receipts and when I get home from a shopping expedition writing ALL my spending down in my big office diary, obtained for free from where Lovely Hubby works, I think he accidentally said he needed two this year !!
So this week up to now out of four days I have had two No Spend Days (including today). Not too bad, so including buying a new loaf tin for all the homemade bread I'm making, I've still got £21.25 left in the housekeeping kitty to last until Sunday.
What are you tempted most by in charity shops?