Saturday, March 21, 2020

things i decluttered in january/february

The new year! I don't make resolutions, but I've been continuing my decluttering journey!
  • Our autumn wreath and all of the Christmas decor, to the storage unit
  • A set of three mirrors I kept moving around the apartment, finally hung
  • An old, frayed charger, to Best Buy for recycling
  • A large stack of mail, dropped off at my mom's for their bonfire
  • Two Philodendrons that I inquired if my mom wanted, she did
  • Some bottles of body wash Kyle brought home from the road, used up and recycled
  • Several beauty empties, logged and recycled
  • A couple Amazon boxes and a Baseballism polymailer, recycled and used for Poshmark orders
  • A piece of Pampered Chef cookware, a cake stand, some candle warmers, and a stack of baseball candy dishes for our wedding, to the storage unit
  • Two pieces of clothing, sold via Poshmark
  • Medium bag of clothing, donated to the thrift shop that helps fund the children's hospital
  • Unfortunately, several house plants that just didn't make it (oops lol), to the bin
  • The toaster oven, we love it, but use our pots and pans more, to the storage unit
I do want to clarify that our storage unit is not where we assign things to die - we live in a 700sqft apartment. I only put things in the storage unit that I know we will use or are sentimental. We rotate things out as we need them, but we just can't feasibly keep every single thing in our living quarters.

More in the next few months!


Saturday, February 29, 2020

cvs carepass haul

A couple weeks ago CVS sent me a $10 coupon to use on their in house brand. I ended up going in on the last day and buying a party pack of tampons for literally zero dollars. The cashier convinced me to sign up for CVS Carepass. When I first heard about Carepass via a frugal Facebook group, I was against it. Why would anyone pay for coupons? But once I looked into it, I was sold. Carepass is $5 a month, but you get a $10 credit to use on anything. That's five free dollars that you can use on top of ECBs and coupons. There are drawbacks, definitely, but since I use CVS for my monthly prescription, I can benefit.

The first month is free, which renders a $10 credit. I used it to pick up this bottle of Tide (on sale for $5.94), a pack of scrunchies, and a 33¢ caramel for nothing out of pocket. My total was $10.06 (you lose what you don't spend, so shoutout to the cashier for pointing out the caramel (the same guy who signed me up!) for letting me know I need to utilize it all) and I ended up paying nothing out of pocket!

I intend to use Carepass for things we would normally buy - first aid, pain killers, allergy medications. Five dollars a month isn't nothing!