It’s that time of year when every retailer wants our hard-earned cash and we are constantly tempted to part with it as those special offers are all around us.
But do we really need all these bargains, or are we just seduced into becoming serial impulse buyers?
At home, clutter and waste is all around us in one form or another. Things we don’t use or need – and, quite often, bought on impulse.
You know what happens after the big Black Friday sales? I’ll tell you. A lot of people who bought new big screen TVs will take them home, hook them up and then realise they need to do something with their old TVs. Same is true with other things they bought.
Whether it be exercise equipment, bikes, toys, furniture, books, even high-end audio gear, they’ll want to get rid of the old to make room for the new.
A lot of unwanted items will end up at your local charity shop, which makes this a good time of the year to visit those stores – because they’ll be overflowing with goodies. Chances are, you’ll find some real bargains there.
You pick up bargains, charities make more money