I hope your weekend was a relaxing one. Around here things have cooled down, leaves have started changing, and I am frantically trying to finish my sweater so I can wear it.
This past weekend my husband and I had to take our beloved Prius to the shop for repairs. It was making what I referred to as a “grinding noise” while I was driving it. So less than three hours later we got the phone call. It was going to cost us almost three car payments to fix. So we reluctantly forked over the dough, and started trying to find ways to refill our savings account. Thus, our anti-retail therapy weekend began.
But before I can explain what we did, let me tell you why we did it. We moved here almost two years ago and when we did we put a lot of our stuff into the shed in random boxes and bags. We closed the door and forgot all about the things we had stored away. So we made it a goal to pick up some plastic bins and clean out the shed. The goal was to store away the things we knew we would need or want to keep and mark the rest for a rummage sale we are having in two weeks. But the best part (for me anyway), was that we decided to use BoxMeUp to organize all our boxes. BoxMeUP lets you create lists for each item inside a box and name that box. Once you’re finished filling up the box, you simply print off a QR Code with the name of the box underneath and place it on the box. When you decide to check out the contents of the box, simply scan the QR Code with your phone and viola! your information is right in front of you. It’s kind of a beautiful thing. So, we purged a lot of items and it feels good to know our other stuff will go to people who will use them.