To start off my day, I cleaned my room. Vacuumed, walls washed, trash out, and ORGANIZED. But it wasn’t that easy. You see, when I opened my closet, I just stared at all the stuff in there and sighed. Then I laughed because I couldn’t give one possible excuse for why I have so many clothes. So I started throwing clothes that were too big, too small, too short, or too tall into a bucket.
My first win? A clean room and an organized closet filled with only the stuff I want.
My second win? I took all of my clothes out of the bucket to Stuff Etc. Not only does this help with the clutter but the money I get for my stuff will go toward buying more clothes I don’t need! 🙂
Now for my biggest win of all!
Last weekend was the half-price sale at the Coralville Stuff Etc. A win in itself, I went to see what I could find. Typical me, it didn’t take more than a few seconds to find exactly what I needed… decorations for my newly organized room. I found a mirror, desk and wall hangings.
The wall hanging I found was only two dollars and I used it to hang up all my jewelry (as you can see, I may be dealing with an obsession here. Different topic, different time). I also love my new mirror! Although I can’t say I love waking up every morning and the first thing I see is how ravishing I look. (That’s a joke).
Not only do I have a “new” room…but it’s now complete with a desk, mirror and wall hanging for $50. You just can’t beat a Stuff Etc half-price sale. I couldn’t decide which was better: this sale or ice cream. So just to relieve any doubts, I went for some ice cream.
Although I may be a muffin top victim thanks to the ice cream, I welcome the results I get from being a Stuff Etc victim…. a “new” clean room, money for my clothes and cheap, “new-to-me” furniture! I could use a triple-win day more often.
Submitted by Alissa Gilbaugh, Iowa City West High Senior