Saturday 29 May 2021

Decluttering and looking for a place to send your things in Penang?

The Salvation Army Kedai Jimat Family Thrift Store in Perak Road

The lockdown will give us a lot of time to do spring cleaning and the chance to declutter our homes.  Instead of throwing your things away, why not donate? 

We decided to reach out to several charity shops in Penang and find out whether they are collecting donations during the MCO from June 1 and June 14, 2021.

However, the Salvation Army Family Thrift Store in Perak Road is collecting donations. However, all donations need to be sent to The Salvation Army Penang Children's Home in Logan Road.

The public is not encouraged to leave donations outside the shop in Perak Road.

Call 04-2270159 to make an appointment for the drop-off of donations.

Thursday 9 May 2019

5 Ways to Control Thrifting Addiction

A poster-size price giving the impression of promotion at thrift shop

It’s easy to fall into the trap and there are habits to keep yourself in check when you are at the thrift shop. Here are 5 ways to control the addiction:

1. Budget your spending at the thrift shop

Set aside money for shopping done at the thrift shop. Consider it as your monthly splurge and do not exceed the amount. Place the money in an envelope and put it in your wallet or purse. This will ensure your thrift-shop-fund stays separate from cash used for daily expenses.


2. Limit the days you visit thrift shops 

Observe the frequency of your trips to the thrift shop, whether it be on a weekly or monthly basis. Cut the number of trips by one day or a few days in a week. The fewer trips to the thrift shop, the lower the chances of buying things that you don't need.

This habit can also be applied for online shopping on sites like Carousell, Ebay and Poshmark. Identify the items you really need, buy it, and get out of there as soon as possible!


3. Identify your current storage space and its limit

We should not own more clothes than our wardrobe can handle. If you feel the need to buy another wardrobe or shelf, then it's time for spring cleaning. This is a great benchmark to remind yourself that you too much stuff. 


4. Find out if you're really saving or wasting money 

The greatest lie we tell ourselves is a brand new shirt would cost X amount and we're paying a fraction of it at the thrift shop. We put it in the cart, pay for it, bring it home and it ends up in the wardrobe as a deco piece. Yes, it's cheap but does it add value to your personal style? If no, then it was a waste of money. 


5. Donate one item for each item purchased 

If no 1, 2, 3, and 4 failed you in every way possible - use this advice. For every item that you purchase, donate or give away one item from your wardrobe. This process might even make you realise that you have enough stuff right now and you can take a break from shopping for clothes. 

So, can I still go to thrift shops?
Of course. It's good to shop for clothes at the thrift shop but be purposeful of picks and mindful of your budget. 

Tuesday 25 December 2018

Thrift Shops in Penang with Year End Sale 2019

Christmas and Year-End Sale

Thrift shops are clearing up their inventory and slashing the prices of almost everything as they get ready to welcome 2019. Check out these two stores in Penang for great deals:

1) WCC Value Shop
Grab the offer at Buy 2 Free 1 on all tops, pants, shorts, and skirts at the shop from Dec 28 to Jan 1, 2019. This is one of favourite thrift shop in Penang. It has an amazing selection of items for sale.

More details about WCC Value Shop: Click Here


2) Kawan Shop:

Enjoy 50% off on all clothes and books at the shop from now until Dec 28, 2018. I bought more than 20 pieces of items while I was there last week. Don't forget to bring a tote bag/shopping bag.

More details about Kawan Shop: Click Here.

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Big Sale at WCC Value Shop

Source: WCC Value Shop

Mark your calendar for the WCC Value shop anniversary sale between Nov 16 and 20, 2018 at Island Plaza, Penang. The event is in conjunction with its one-year anniversary! All tops, trousers, shorts, and skirts will be priced at RM3 each. It's usually priced RM7 onwards each.

For more details of the shop, clickhere.

I was there on the first day of the sale and there was plenty of clothes up for grabs. The shop's only dressing room was always occupied when I was at WCC Value Shop between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Regardless, I bought eight tops and two pairs of children's slippers for only RM28 (approx US$6.80)!

Here are some photos of my visit: