5 Myths About Charity Shops You’ve Probably Gotten Wrong.
Lifestyle

5 Myths About Charity Shops You’ve Probably Gotten Wrong.

What do you think of when somebody mentions the word Charity Shop? Cluttered shops filled with old unwanted clothes that smell a little funky? I think this is what the majority of people first associate with Charity shops – and it was probably mine too before I really started shopping in them. But there are so many myths surrounding Charity shops and that’s all they are. Myths! I’m going to delve into 5 Myths about Charity Shops you’ve probably gotten wrong. They don’t pay rent or get discounts on utilities I really don’t know where this idea originally came from,…

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Ethical Living: Five Changes I’ve Made to Live More Consciously.
Low Waste Lifestyle

Ethical Living: Five Changes I’ve Made to Live More Consciously.

Ethical living – the word on everybody’s lips at the moment. Now it’s not just about reducing the amount of plastic you use, but that’s a good start. Over recent months everybody has become more and more aware of the impact we are making on the planet. Coffee shops like Caffe Nero and Pret are rewarding you with discounts for bringing your own reusable cup when grabbing yourself a beverage. Iceland has vouched to remove the use of plastic in their own brand products by 2023. Over the past year or so it seems everybody is cottoning on to how…

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Saying Goodbye To Fast Fashion and Shopping More Ethically.
Sustainable Fashion

Saying Goodbye To Fast Fashion and Shopping More Ethically.

Today I’m here to discuss some thoughts on fast fashion. Now I’m the first to admit I love fashion. Clothes are a huge interest of mine and I love experimenting with different styles and trends. I’ve tried in the past to have a ‘minimalistic’ wardrobe with basic colours etc. But that really does not work for me – at all. I love colour, I love prints and I love having fun with my outfits. But that doesn’t mean I can’t shop more consciously. It’s weird but since turning vegetarian a year ago, I’ve become more aware of how my lifestyle…

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Minimalism, De-cluttering and How I’m Trying to Buy Less.
Lifestyle

Minimalism, De-cluttering and How I’m Trying to Buy Less.

Minimalism. That’s probably a word everybody is aware of these days, you see it all over Pinterest with minimal wardrobes and minimal decor etc. I admit it wasn’t really something I paid that much attention to, until earlier in the year. I’ve spoken a little bit before about hoarding tendencies, like this post where I talked about how I declutter when I tend to hold onto things I don’t need or use. I’ve read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up and it really did help me to de-clutter items in my home that didn’t bring me joy. But I quickly found myself…

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Charity Shops and Why I Love Them So Much
Fashion

Charity Shops and Why I Love Them So Much

If you didn’t know it already I am a huge fan of Charity Shops, which is quite handy seeing as I’m an Assistant Manager of one. But rewind to around 5 years and I think I’d stepped foot in a charity shop once. This was around the time I was 15-16 and I wanted to be Kate Nash and thought ‘thrifting’ was mega cool. But it wasn’t until I started volunteering in a charity shop in my second year of university that I really started to fall in love with them. Fast forward to the present day and I reckon…

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