Today, I went hunting for stuff. Not new stuff, but second hand stuff.
As part of Buy Nothing New Month one of the objectives is that if you really need stuff, then you go looking for preloved items.
I needed a few things for the soap-making workshop that I am holding for the Melton Sustainable Living Group next weekend, so as part of my pledge, I avoided the major shopping centres and hit the road.
This quaint little op shop is located in Melton South, and is run by the Uniting Church. Quite a bit of furniture and lots of cloths. I picked up a brand new brown belt for my pants for $2. All leather as well.
Then on to Vinnies in Melton to see what they had. I picked up two plastic jugs here for $4.
Next door was the Salvos, which is the biggest op shop in town. I found a chopping board, two plastic bowls, some stainless steel spoons, and a stainless steel avocado cutter. When I first picked up the cutter, I didn’t know what it was, but a nice lady told me that she used to work in a sandwich shop and used it to cut avocado, strawberries, and bananas. Nice, and for only $1.
So here is a photo of all my booty, which only cost me $20 all up. Me thinks I got myself a bargain, and feel good giving this stuff a second life.
I am now on the lookout for a stainless steel 4 litre pot and I am set for the workshop! I will keep looking around, and will hit some garage sales tomorrow.
To date this has been my only purchase all month, other than food, drink and personal hygiene items. Doing well and I am nearly halfway through the month.
How are you going? Have you managed to buy only second hand or borrowed stuff this month?