Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Linking up with Tanya to share a few of my recent Amazon Prime purchases you might like. Then, I am also sharing my 30 bags in 30 days project so keep reading!
It was time to say goodbye to my 8 year old Ugg Scuffette slippers. I had asked for them one Christmas and boy did they do their job. I picked these randomly on Amazon and I am super happy! I like letting the ol’ pigs breathe, too, you know? The price point was good. I started having a little foot pain over the break and I think I need support when I am working from home or walking around the house all day. I am wearing shoes more of the day now, but these will give me more support than the worn in Ugg slippers did, too.
A sweet student gave me an Amazon gift card and I purchased this live plant.
I also purchased a four pack of fairy lights that come with remote control and different settings for the lights – blinking, etc. Beware that each set of fairy lights requires 3 AA batteries.
And, you know I am a sucker for lip products. I love everything about this lip crayon and now have 3 colors. I am layering the different colors for different effects, too.
Mason wants more color in his wardrobe and really likes this one. I ordered this for one of his gifts and he and I are both super impressed with the quality and the feel. We are both big on things being nice fabrics. This is a men’s but I think it could also work for women.
And, I want to mention my purse strap again. Mine is camo and it appears they don’t have my exact one anymore. For $14, this gave me a new purse. It works on two of my bags but I have been using it most on my small off white cross body. These sell for $31 in my favorite little boutique and I do want to support small businesses and I do, but $14 just seems more appropriate for what this is. Look at the two I am considering below! So cute, right?
I just love breathing new life into something I already owned. It feels so good!
30 Bags in 30 Days:
Who has decluttering listed as a goal for 2021? I feel like I have to constantly keep up with clutter or it will overwhelm me. For inspiration, I watch a little Marie Kondo or Home Edit. I will never really understand it, but less is more. I feel like I have MORE to wear when my closet is less full. If I have too much clutter in any one area I just can’t seem to function.
This idea is not original to me. It came from The Larson Lingo Blog (no longer a blog but you can follow Mel Larson on Instagram) a long time ago and she called it “40 Bags in 40 days” and I believe it was during Lent. So, her plan had her finished by Easter. The idea was that she fill a bag of stuff to donate, sell, or throw away for each of her 40 spaces she identified. Tip: She said to use black garbage bags if you have kids so that they don’t see what you are donating!
I decided to declutter a space for every day of January. And, I may double up and do multiple spaces one day. Also, it doesn’t really matter when you start, just that you do start! You can also do it in January and maybe just pick 25 areas.
- Medicines – Go through all of our over the counter medicines, check for expiration dates, and organize – did this over the weekend.
- Spices – did this over the weekend.
- China cabinet in dining room
- Office supply drawer under microwave
- Makeup other than nailpolish
- Bathroom linen closet
- Cabinets above microwave – this space is poorly utilized but I did a big clean out a year ago so it is not bad
- mudroom – masks not wearing, dog towels, buy bins
- basement storage room shelves
- Amy closet drawers – especially jewlery and accessories
- tupperware drawer
- plastic wrap, baggies, foil drawer – have accumulated too many takeout silverware sets
- Game closet in basement
- hall closet – gloves, hats, etc. – do this before boys go back because they will need this stuff
- undersink cleaning supplies
- drawer by back door
- dishtowel drawer
- cups – too many free plastic cups accumulated
- Amy car
- Amy lotions, hair products
- DVDS – keep or donate?
- pots and pans and baking dishes
- Amy school stuff – take some back to classroom
- freezer – January is eat from freezer month
- fridge – time to check for expired condiments
- Amy socks
- silverware drawer – wash the plastic organizer
- blankets – weed out and wash all blankets
So, here is my list! Instead of saying “kitchen”, I am being specific and tackling one small thing a day.
Saturday I did my medicines – got all of them out, looked for expiration dates and organized.
I also did my spices. Where do you keep your medicines? Is it weird that I have my spices next to my medicines?
I am not touching anything of Tom’s, Jack’s, or Mason’s in my plan. I am doing the things that are kind of my domain or spaces that I use the most.
So, join me! Or, give me some tips!