Saturday, April 29, 2017

April Showers...

...are supposed to bring May flowers, and I pray it's true.

It's been rainy and dreary here in Central PA, and we got quite a boomer last night around 3 AM. I knew it was going to be a hot weekend and that they were calling for some rain, but I was hoping it would pass. Luckily, it's around noon now and the sun is trying to peek through the clouds...but man is it humid!

So far, I've woken up and run 2 loads of laundry...but I've been thinking about spring cleaning and getting a start on it. 

Spring cleaning is a great way to get rid of things you have hoarded for the last year and may have never realized. You can open the windows and let in the fresh air, and just...declutter your life a little bit. It's a kind of therapy for me; the "out with the old, in with the new" feeling.

Since Haley's incident last month, I've decided that I don't want to travel for "vacation" this year, as to save money. So since the house hasn't been painted yet, I'm aiming for that to be completed during that time.

But in the meantime, it's always nice to start out small(er):

Those pesky Rubbermaid containers
Also known as "tupperware", I know I've accumulated far more than I will ever need. Through Nate's collection, my collection, ones we acquired from family as "take home", and empty lunchmeat containers/take-out food...we have a line of cupboards devoted to the shit. The other day I decided to take everything out and match the lids to the containers. Anything else will be tossed/recycled. I've noticed that a lot of our stuff has disappeared and I'm left with all this unmatched excess:

Check out your junk drawer
We all have a junk drawer ( or multiple ) I know that drawer probably accumulates a LOT of shit that you don't even remember you have. It's nice to pull it out every once in a while and make sure there isn't anything in there that you really don't need. If you find some of that stuff--toss it out.

*dundunDUNNNN* the closet!
I try to purge my closet about twice a year...or anytime I realize that I can't hang anything up anymore. I used to keep "just in case" clothes ( the clothes I can wear "once I lose weight...=/ ) but I'm thinking that this year, if it doesn't fit it goes. Although I purged my closet a bit ago, I didn't take out the JIC clothes so I think I'm going to go through it again. I also got a shoe rack to organize my shoes and I have a few pairs that can go. After slamming my arm in the chest to get a pair of sandals, a nice hanging shoe rack was just what I needed.

One of the best parts of purging is that you can possibly make a little extra cash from it! Using apps like LetGo, OfferUp and eBay can easily make you a few bucks on the things you no longer want. There's even the Facebook Marketplace and numerous Facebook yardsale pages. Clothing that's too small? Wall decor you've grown out of? Old electronics just laying around? Sell it! One man's trash is another man's treasure, y'all!   

**or you can always have a good, old-fashioned yard sale! 😄

And once you get rid of all that junk you no longer want and clean out your closet, it's then time to get yourself a few new things, haha! You can do so by coming out to my next PetValu event for CPAA; it will be a Lularoe fundraiser with consultant Heather Weaser! A percentage of sales will go straight to our cause, and then Lularoe itself will cut us another check for so-much-per-piece-sold. She will have great spring/summer options like the Carly/Julia dresses and Cassie/Maxi skirts, along with Classic Ts, Irmas and the famous "buttery-soft leggings". Tell your friends! Tell your family! Post it on bulletin boards and share it at work! I'll post the flier below so you can share/print!

 Enjoy the weekend, lovelies ❤