Second Hand shopping is not for everyone, and that’s okay. Sometimes you’re just not into it, or the novelty wears off after awhile. The signs its not for you are pretty easy to spot:
If you love to give it a go but don’t have the time, the patience or the love for second hand shopping, don’t force it. However, you could set yourself a challenge and see if that helps. For example try not buying new clothes or home-wares for say 6 months and see if that helps. There’s no point spending hours trawling the shops trying to find the bargain that just tweaks at your heart strings, that you just HAVE to have to say “I love to op shop”. There definitely is no point bringing all your new treasures home to just sit there unloved, when someone else could have bought them.
Never mind all that unnecessary extra clutter at home of things you don’t even want!
I can easily spend hours trawling my favourite op shops, even if I don’t find what I am looking for, it’s still a favourite way to spend my spare time. But when you find that perfect thing that you just have to have, it’s such a great feeling!
But, it’s not everyone’s idea of a good time, of course. If shopping at second hand stores isn’t your idea of a great time, how about the other side of second hand shops?
Donating your unwanted goods to your local store.
With all the lockdowns we’ve had recently, a lot of us have spent time decluttering and getting rid of things we no longer want or need. No doubt plenty of those things are still in good enough condition that you could donate to a good cause? You have your pick these days, with op shops aligning with Salvation Army, Hospice, SPCA, Women’s Refuge, among many others. You get to clear out the house, AND contribute to a worthy cause. Win/Win!
So, if you’re finding your heart just isn’t into hunting for new treasures, that’s ok! Step away, and if the desire for some new bargain hunting adventures strikes you again, there’s plenty of shops around to keep you happy.