Tuesday, March 06, 2012
I am usually not a procrastinator, but it seems that I am being one this go around as I have so much to do that the church consignment sale tagging is not getting done. I've been so busy lately that the house has been neglected, not to mention the chaos of the entire house as I am sorting clothes, decluttering, organizing, etc.
I finally just now got the house cleaned to a reasonable level and have been working on it all morning and now past 2:30 p.m.
I am going to make myself stop and take care of this labeling once and for all if I ever want to have anything to drop for sale this Thursday, LOL. I would love to get rid of this stuff and bring in a little extra money for the household. This has to be one of my least favorite things to do, but I do enjoy getting rid of a few things and making some money. I just dislike all the hard work involved in getting to that point, LOL.
Sometimes I think it would be easier to just drop it all off at Good Will but there is always the money factor where I want to get new carpet (not that I would EVER make enough for that, LOL), I want to paint my daughter's room and get new bedding, etc.
I forgot to mention that I got a very nice ladies watch the other day at Mighty Dollar for $1. I know it sounds like I got a piece of junk to pay only that amount, but this store is so amazing the things they have for $1! My friend is already planning to go this Saturday and wants me to go with her. I don't think she will have to persuade me too much!
Monday, March 05, 2012
I finally got some tagging done yesterday on the kids' clothes that I plan to take to the church consignment sales this week and next. A friend called me and wanted to know if I wanted to meet her at Mighty Dollar (yeah, she finally listened to me and is now hooked on that store, LOL) and see what new things they had since she went by there Friday.
Of course I did since I would most probably have gone by there today with my daughter since she has piano lessons and Mighty Dollar isn't too far away from where she takes them. We both were about to scream when we got there because there were tons of great deals that weren't there the last time we went.
We got some Progressive brand items including a very large cutting board that has "troughs" in it so that any liquid goes in it. This isn't one of those flimsy, small boards, but one that I've seen sell for way more than the $1 we paid.
They had cake stands that swiveled (got 2 of those babies), Progressive grip and grate (it has a metal barrel in it that you crank to grate chocolate, cheese, etc.), Progressive apple cutter, a super nice over the door rack that has 5 hooks on it, etc.
We felt like we had hit the jackpot for sure! I kept telling her that she needed to go by there because the items they got in there were things you pay a lot of money for at Target, Ross, etc. Now she's addicted like me!
She had to pick up her son from an event after that so we went our separate ways, so I grabbed a small chili from Wendy's and then headed to Home Depot and got a new light for our pantry, which looks way better than the tube-type fluorescent light that was originally put in there.
I ran by Ross Dress for Less to see what new items they had there since it had been a while since I looked at shoes and other items and I hit the jackpot there as well. I've been looking for some summer sandals as shoes are something that are so hard for me to find that fit my weird feet.
I found two pairs of Clark's sandals (normally around $80-$100 a pair) for $30 a pair and I'm thrilled! These are the most comfortable shoes ever and I can't believe I found two pairs!
Sunday, March 04, 2012
So I got a call from my father checking on us to see if we were harmed by the bad storms that came through. Luckily we weren't, but it got my father on the topic of health and food, etc.
He tends to be a little "preachy" about diet and what you eat and I told him that I had cauliflower, Greek yogurt, almonds, tomato soup (Trader Joe's organic), etc. for dinner (when he called) and while I don't eat the healthiest in the world, I eat pretty healthy. I get picked on by people in my homeschool group, my husband, kids, etc. all the time.
Anyway, my father was telling me how he ate healthy too and we were talking about sweets and such and I told him that I really didn't eat sweets (other than the occasional piece of candy with my coffee and fruit) and I had to laugh because he told me that a healthy snack was Little Debbie oatmeal cakes!
I couldn't help but laugh at that being considered "healthy"!
I'm still in organization mode although I feel I am no where near being done. My husband's and my closet seriously need help as does my downstairs super small linen closet. I am so limited on space (everything is small in my home) so I've got to think of a way to organize so that it doesn't end up taking up even more space.
I need to get some wicker type or canvas baskets to make it look nicer when you open the doors. I got an over the door shoe rack for the linen closet but the door is one of those small ones and I have to sort of bend the rack so it fits on the door. It won't fit anywhere else because my husband replaced the doors in our house years ago by himself and he ended up putting the doors to close to the top of the door frame and the doors won't close on the metal hooks.
There are so many limitations in my home, and with it being small on top of those limitations I tend to get very frustrated and overwhelmed at times with trying to organize efficiently.
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