Less Waste Life: Buying Secondhand ⁣

We took Rory to his first car boot sale on Sunday – Hopkins family rite of passage 😂👌 We always try to buy secondhand first, whenever we need something, be it at the car boot, charity shops or on eBay / Facebook marketplace – to reduce our environmental impact, and to save money too. ⁣

Our Rory is a long little man and his newborn clothes barely lasted him his first week, so we were on the look out for the whole next size (not knowing his gender in pregnancy this time meant I hadn’t bought anything ahead of time!). Two stalls and £15 spent and we had a full wardrobe in the next size for him, mostly worn once, lots unworn, some fab brands and all for cheaper than we could have spent on one outfit new, and no packaging👌 ⁣

If you can get to one, I don’t think you can beat the car boot for sourcing secondhand kids clothes, so cheap – often 50p an item, and such an abundance of sellers in the warmer months!⁣

Are you a car boot / secondhand fan? If you’ve never tried car boot shopping before, would you fancy a potter at one this summer to see what you think / could find? I just love the ‘one man’s trash is another mans treasure’ vibe, and I’d love to think sharing my finds here sometimes that I could encourage someone to give secondhand shopping more of a go. L x

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