Charity Shop Home Haul

Our flat is tiny! And we have minimal storage. Anyway, we needed a few things and we are on a tight budget so I thought I’d nip to my local charity shop.

A utensil holder was needed until we gather up the courage to ask our landlord if we can drill into the cupboards to put up some shelves and a utensil bar? Is that what they are called?

So I bought a big jug! I’m not sure if that was wise but I was stuck for ideas. I hate buying ‘new’ things and try to recycle items for new purposes so you will always find me on Pinterest looking for inspiration. Oh, that and organisation or storage tips.

I’m sure I need a massive clear out AGAIN. How annoying.

Onto the ‘haul’. For me it is a haul as I try not to spend a lot of money, but to others it might be nothing.


So here is the aforementioned jug (£2.50). Its quite blue in colour and adds a nice pop of colour to our otherwise boring white kitchen.

The frame is surrounded by metal with little stud like things on. It looks quite industrial (£2). I’m unsure whether to add this to our gallery wall in the living room area or in the bedroom.

The black Jamie Oliver slate (£1.50) which I thought was a chopping board but turned out to be a cheese board will still be used as a chopping board 😉

Then two lots of spray paint. Matt black for the background lamp and silver for whatever.

I also spotted a few other things I wanted but lacked the funds 😦

Hopefully they will still be there when I pop over again this week.

A little about me

Hello there!

If you are reading this then I am very flattered. I’ve recently had to take on a more thrifty lifestyle.

I am my husband’s carer and have recently started getting health problems myself, therefore our income is very limited. I am an avid comper and enjoy using my downtime to enter a few competitions. If I win a few items towards the most profitable season of the year, then they usually end up being presents for our family. I’ve got a few tips if you can bear to read them.

Take this year for example, due to a lovely chocolate company (who I’m not sure if I can name?), I won five full size boxes of sphere-y goodness. Four have been put back for family, one for us. So that takes a bit of pressure off from both of us.

I also have some Sanctuary Spa and Dove stuff that I bought back in January from Boots. They tend to have a sale which I will be making the most of next year too.

Thirdly, I recently learnt how to make cold process soap last month through a course. We made three batches of soap, so I think you can guess where some of that is going! It is still not ready to be used but should be safe before Christmas. A bit of left over cellophane and some ribbon should make these presentable enough to gift. I’d love to take some photos of them when they are finally ready, which I will post here.

I think that’s enough for now, I need to learn how to write properly really.