‘Working’ for the Salvation Army shop has been demanding but rewarding. To start with I have bought more decent clothes in the last few weeks that the previous 4 years ! I am not exactly a follower of fashion, but I can’t resist buying some of the stuff that comes past me in the shop, as volunteers we get a 25% discount on top of the managers discretion ! On Friday I saved a barely worn Marks and Spencer cotton twill shirt from the rag bin. I just happened to notice that there was a washing machine snag mark on the collar. That is how fussy they are in this shop. They will throw out any thing that is slightly dirty, marked, worn, faded or just plain bad.
The tally so far:
- 1 pair of M&S Blue Harbour brown Jeans, hardly worn of course.. ( £2.99 )
- 1 pair ‘The North Face’ Goretex walking shoes ( barely used ) £* ( censored !)
- Home Easy remote controlled Sockets and controller ( £2.99)
- 4x GU10 Spotlight fitting for my lounge ( £2.99)
- Woollen ( Cashmere) Coat from Next and smart Farah trousers ( £10.50)
- Smart ( hardly worn ) shirt, tie and trousers from M&S ( about a fiver )
- 3x T-Shirts each from the 99p rail !
- a pair of M&S fleece pants ( hard to find) (£1.99)
- An Alpaca Wool jumper for camping( £2.99)
- A nice thick ‘Fat-Face’ (?) shirt, from the 99p rail ( I don’t get discount on this LOL )
- I also saved a pair of faded Regatta walking trousers and a truly knackered Polartec fleece from the rag bin ! ( I’ve cut the arms off the fleece to make a nice body warmer that fits me as a snug mid layer 🙂 ) I mean come on, who cares if walking trousers are faded, I just could not bare to see them thrown out ! Also from the ‘rags’ was a barely worn M&S Cotton casual shirt that just has a small nick on the collar