They Let me in..........
Do you ever wonder what is behind those doors…………
The Charity Shops back room?
Do you ever wish for a peak, to see what treasures you may find?
Well on Saturday, I did my first volunteering session at my local CS.
I asked to volunteer at my local CS as its local & for the local hospice.
So to the inner sanctum…….
I was working in the clothes room; there is also a book section, a brick a brack section & Electrical section.
All out the back!!!
I know!! Soo much to see……..
So what did I do?
Well I had to go through the clothes and decide if they are good enough to sell.
Then decide on a price, we have a pricing guide to help.
Tag & Hang them.
Then I got to use the steamer on them to make them look lovely.
I was amazed at what people send to the CS, I had one box full of brand new clothes still with tags in them.
There were also clothes with stains, holes, bobbles & general tastiness.
Which I have to say really are only fit for the Rag Bag.
It’s a shame but there is a lot of good stuff that comes in to make up for it.
I was working with a Lady called Iris, who was lovely and really showed me the ropes.
The time flew by, and before I know it, it was 5pm.
So I had spied a lovely red handbag & a Weight Watchers Points cook book which needed me to take them home!!!
(Gav is terrified that I'm going to come home with loads of stuff, which I might!!!)
I paid for my bits and booked in to help out next Saturday.
I am really pleased I volunteered, it took me back somewhere.
I have a memory of being in a charity shop with my Mum when I was little.
My Mum volunteered for Save The Children Fund for over 25 years, and we as a family were always by her side.
Maybe she worked in a CS when I was little. I will have to ask her?
So I’m off there next Saturday for my next shift.
I think I might be helping Thelma with the brick a brack this week.
Hope your week is going well.