Charity shopping has many benefits: Firstly, it saves your family money; secondly, the money you spend there goes to a worthy cause; and thirdly it reuses other peoples unwanted things. It’s good to take your children charity shopping with you and let them choose books, clothes or toys. If you take the time to explain to them the environmental and the financial benefits of shopping at your local charity shops, then hopefully they will feel proud of the items purchased. My daughter enjoys rummaging through the book shelves to see what’s there – with books only costing between 5p – £1 she has now got three full bookshelves at home and loves to listen to the stories. We’ve also managed to buy her some really gorgeous outfits and the majority of her toys are second-hand.
The BBC news has recently revealed that charity shops are beating the credit crunch and consumers strapped for cash are turning to charity shops for value for money. So lets hope that people continue to support their local charity shops even when the credit crunch is over.