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The biggest tip I've learnt since having Stanley is that babies grow SO fast and they grow out of things SO fast. Because of this, the clothes and toys you buy them are usually only used a handful of times 🖐️ as a result, they're still in fab condition when they're done with... Yet, their value drops the second you buy it, and trying to sell stuff secondhand is never going to make you the same amount back 🙁 but if you're a #savvyspender and looking for a bargain, this is in your favour!
We have bought quite a few things secondhand at carboot sales, off friends, @gumtreeuk and @facebook marketplace 🛒
Toys are particularly good to buy secondhand and bargains are easy to find. We spotted this car baby walker in @smythstoys yesterday for £49.99. Stanley LOVED it but with Christmas on the horizon we just don't have that kind of money to spare. A quick look on FB marketplace and I found the exact same one for £5. I messaged the lady, arranged collection, and today grabbed a bargain at £5! 💰💰💰 It's in such good condition and Stanley will never know the difference, but we now have more money to spend on days out together making memories 💕
Please don't be put off by pre-loved, used, secondhand products... Especially in this day and age when landfills are overflowing and we could all do with reducing our plastic consumption ⬇️ Have a hunt and see what bargains can be found before splashing out on brand new. What pre-loved bargains have you already found? 😀
Smyths have an early black Friday event going on right now until 26th November! Worth checking if there's a gift on here your bubs might want 😁 Also double check it's not cheaper on Very as well as they have money off a wide rang of toys as well.
(If it's out of stock it might be worth holding on till it comes back in before then. I needed the shopkins cutie car pack which said stock back by the 8th & I've now got one 😁 you've got just over 2 weeks before the events over so no rush)
I’m really depressed this week, finances are hurting and life is getting me down but on the plus side I got gorgeous flowers on Monday from the OH and today the 16yo gave up two hours of his morning to do alphabets and reading with the 7 & 6yo. I’ve just had a disaster with #smyths losing an important gift but I’ve calmed down (thanks to my gorgeous rabbit giving me a cuddle) and reordered from Amazon. #iloveamazon#primeisawesome#outofspoons#spoonie
Took this mischievous pair to @smythstoys in St Helens this afternoon as Isla was given a gift card for her birthday, and like an elephant, she never forgets anything and eagerly reminded me about it this morning! The store looked a bit like the one in the movie Toy Story; aisles stacked floor to ceiling with every toy you can possibly imagine... and then some! Isla seemed a little overwhelmed, as she walked up and down the store, the decision of what toy to chose clearly not an easy one. Eventually, she chose a Glitter Girls doll, horse and accessories, which she has then played with all evening. .
For those planning ahead for Christmas, you might like to know that the store was full of offers, and some really good ones too! So I'd recommend popping down to your nearest shop for a nosey or having a look online. We bought Ro this large T-Rex as he couldn't understand why Isla was getting toys and not him, and we were pleasantly surprised by it's £9.99 price tag. I'll put the info about Isla's purchases on my stories... How did you spend your Sunday? .