My second day at the charity shop started with me breaking a finger nail. I didn’t have much more luck with the donation bags I sorted either. Most things ended up in the ragbag. Tom, the Assistant Shop Manager, informed me of the motto: “If in doubt, chuck it out.” So I did. In my treasure hunting, I might not have found any hidden gems (aka vintage Chanels or a Gucci watch), I have cried tears from laughter at the junk some people donated.
Don’t give broken kid’s toys, a few lost puzzle pieces, a broken digital drum (with only one stick) or a dying robot dog toy. You’re not doing anyone a favour.
Also don’t give stained clothes, pyjama’s, (stained) bed sheets, shirts with sweat or (I hope) foundation marks or over-washed clothes with pills on it.
Just a little before closing, we unboxed the kitty merchandise (aka litter boxes, cards and magnets). It was fun to see the different goodies and make fun of some the flowery cards (very popular amongst elderly ladies).
Overall, it was a fun day. Btw, anyone interested in a (propaganda) alarm clock with a (I think) communist leader on it?