Last week I was self-imposed crazy and productive, and it feels amazing! Not just on the work front, but also at home.
Over the weekend, I totally cleaned out my closet to get ready for fall. I always do this two times a year, once in February for the spring and summer seasons, and once in August for the fall and winter seasons. I clean out what I haven’t worn or no longer like, sell what I can or exchange for trade at my favorite second-hand stores, and also find what items either need repair or alterations and get them all together. Then from there, it’s super easy to shop for what I know I’ll need in the upcoming season, I know everything I have in my closet, plus I save money because I’m only buying what I really need to replace.
Not only did I clean out my closet, but I also immediately took care of the items I cleaned out instead of leaving them in bags all over my apartment for a few weeks until I get around to it. As a result, I now have over $200 in credits to use at Buffalo Exchange and Crossroads Trading, all for a weekend’s work. To also aid in me sticking to my wardrobe budget, I had set up a Smarty Pig account back in February that automatically saved money for me over the past few months specifically so I can shop to update my wardrobe. It then goes on a refillable pre-paid Master Card which I can then take with me shopping. I know I’ve hit my max when there’s nothing left on the card.
Yay, I’m so excited for next weekend because it’s my big shopping weekend! I usually only do two big shopping trips a year because despite the fact I love clothes and fashion, I absolutely hate going to stores. So I look forward to these trips to get my wardrobe up to date in minimal time. Because, you know I’m trying to be productive.
I have a few other goals to accomplish this week now that I’m on a productivity roll…
- Set up a regular posting schedule here on Brooklyn Bliss. I’ve never really had one.
- Get re-engaged in my social media. My poor friends think I’ve vanished from Facebook and Twitter.
- Work out 5 times this week.
- Shop for fall wardrobe items next weekend.
- Take 3 outfit photos this week. I’ve been slacking lately and as a result getting sloppy in how I dress since I know it’s not going on the internet.
Oh, and did I mention my husband and I are bunny sitting? We have our friends bunny Snarf visiting us this week while she’s on a quick vacation to visit her family. So our tiny Brooklyn apartment is currently akin to the Bronx zoo, but totally worth it because I luz animals. Isn’t she adorbes?