On Saturday, like most weekends, I went with the BF in the car to the gym. He has a membership, so he works out, and I walk to the co-op if needed, and then walk home. Usually, I walk with exercising in mind. This weekend, I had a few shopping errands or missions to attend to, and I thought I’d share them with you.
First, the co-0p has some new stock, and I couldn’t be happier:
Then, I thought I might buy myself a beeswax candle with Christmas money. As you remember, they were on my wish list, so I went to a store that might sell what I was looking for. It took a while to find them in the store, but once I did, I found the one candle that wasn’t marked down, and (of course) asked if it could be reduced, seeing it was dusty. All the other candles in the range were marked down too. For asking, I got 30% off, so I was pretty chuffed with that, as I would have bought the candle no matter what!
Next up, I headed to the Chinese discount store. I always feel a little uncomfortable about shopping in these discount retailers. I feel like everything is so cheap, but at what cost. But then, I also think that $2 for a pair of sports sock is about the right price – is it? Truly?
The black socks in Target were $3 per pair – made from bamboo. The BF likes how super soft they are.
Whilst collecting as many various coloured socks, I noticed something I’d been thinking I’d look out for. Some of my bras straps *always* fall off (no matter how tight). Rather than tossing the bras out, I thought getting a contraption to make them racer back style, might fix the issue. I also have a few tops that reveal the straight over straps, so this would also solve that issue. Enter, the bra contraption:
There were 6 above contraptions for $2 in the discount store – but they came in a plastic package, so I opted for the all cardboard option for the 50c more.
Nothing earth shatteringly stylish, but all these wants and needs will solve some long standing frustrations. I’ll now have enough socks for my daily walks between loads of washing. And my annoying bras will return to being fully functional. The BF’s threadbare socks can find a new home, and more soft bamboo socks take their place. And now I have a lovely, natural beeswax candle. Supposedly, they deionise the air?!
What was the last ‘little thing’ you bought that helped reach your goals, like generating less waste or walking every day? What was the last ‘little thing’ that brought more life to something you own?