Cleaning/Organizing/Sorting

Everyone in my family and most of my friends knows that I HATE cleaning. Well, actually, I hate sorting through stuff and organizing it. If I get something or find something that doesn’t already have a place… um… um… *panic* What do I do with this?! Um… UM… *leaves it wherever it is* You get the idea. I’m also a bargain shopper and a sample mommy, so I’m constantly getting more and more samples and freebies or cheapies that were just being thrown into a box, or in the case of a really good deal on shaving cream, put under the sink in my bathroom where they were immediately forgotten.

Because of my lack of organization skills, I’ve accumulated a lot of things over the years that have been forgotten, misplaced, etc. and therefore I’d go out and buy it again thinking I needed it when I “ran out”. It’s been some time since I’ve admitted to inheriting my mother’s/grandmother’s hoarding issues (that they will both deny), but it was only just recently that I realized I was hoarding EMPTY BOXES. That’s right, people. EMPTY BOXES. Boxes from mailed packages, boxes from presents and baby items recently received, boxes from storage that we’d finally manage to unpack after living in this house for three years… (don’t worry, there are more of those!)

SO…

Those boxes are (slowly but surely) becoming organizing units for all the things I always hate organizing. Thus far, after only a few hours per couple of days, I’ve managed to thoroughly organize extra health and beauty items, such as toothpastes and brushes, shampoos/conditioners, etc., shaving items, lotions, and the list goes on. I still have to go through a few more things in our master bathroom (these organizing bouts usually happen in the wee hours of morning when my husband is sound asleep–yay pregnancy sleep schedules!), but I already know there isn’t much in there. I’ve also managed to reorganize most of my kitchen cabinets and now need to find a good way of keeping track of canned and frozen goods so I don’t keep re-buying them… All the baby stuff is pretty much already organized, give or take a few things I’m not entirely sure how I want to handle yet.

The next big thing after organizing everything will have to be getting rid of those empty boxes! *sigh* I don’t want to be a hoarder!!! End of rant.

$10 Fab.com Credit from Wrapp and Free Shipping!

Here’s one of those totally awesome deals that I really want to share with everyone! If you’re not familiar with the app Wrapp, it’s a free app that allows you to send free gift e-cards to facebook friends. I’m not sure how long it’ll last, but they have a $10 Fab.com gift credit that you can send to friends right now. This is really helpful if you have a close friend on facebook who will be sweet enough to send you a gift credit back.

Fab.com has a lot of random and cool stuff, and if you buy something that’s $10 or less, you’ll automatically be getting it free with the $10 gift credit. That makes some adorable/awesome stuff totally free, and you don’t have to pay shipping at this time! Jump on it fast before it’s all out!

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I’d appreciate it if anyone who isn’t signed up at Fab.com could sign up through my link: http://fab.com/60dfo5

This is what I got with my free $10 gift credit from Wrapp:

http://fab.com/sale/15080/product/170603/

 

http://fab.com/sale/15080/product/170603/

There are five of these adorable mugs, and all you have to do to find them is type Mood Mug in the search bar at the top. They’re each on sale for $10, so with a Wrapp gift credit and free shipping, absolutely free to you! Choose wisely, they’re all adorable!

“Hi, my name is Jess and I’m a Coke addict.”

Believe it or not, addictions to legal substances, such as Coca-Cola, are actually quite common and in some cases, more dangerous than addictions to illegal substances. Fortunately, my addiction isn’t too bad, but it definitely has it’s amusing stories!
For instance, I went to bed and fell asleep around 11 last night. I woke up around 1 with a severe headache that soon revealed itself to be a migraine. Now, the trouble with being pregnant and getting migraines is that there’s not a while lot you can do about them. Taking a standard, pregnancy safe pain killer, such as Tylenol, just doesn’t cut it. Aspirin is a huge no-no. That leaves caffeine. Coke has caffeine…
A few days ago, my husband bought 2 2-liters of Coke, and teasingly hid one of them from me because I’m a fish for Coke. I told him I already knew it was in the garage, to which he admitted. “There aren’t a lot if places in the garage to hide it. I’ll find it, you know.” He seemed convinced that I wouldn’t.
So, at nearly 5 this morning, I woke him up. “I need caffeine.” He graciously got up to get the hidden Coke for me, and I added, “It’s in the attic, isn’t it?”
His too-quick “no!” told me I was right. “What made you think of the attic?” he asked me once he returned with my gold.
“Well you seemed so sure that I wouldn’t be able to find it. I thought to myself, ‘Where could he hide it that he knows I can’t get to (being 8 months pregnant)?’ and I of course I can’t climb the ten foot ladder, especially with no one spotting me… So yeah, attic.” He couldn’t believe I’d figured it out, even though there was no way for me to physically look there.
I tried to tell him when he hid it…I can find anything hidden if I want it badly enough!

Saving Money on Cute Stuff

One of the most wonderful things I’ve discovered since I got married is CLEARANCE. Tied for second place are COUPONS and SALES. Just the other day, I discovered an awesome deal that gave me $25 off a $25 purchase at piperlime.com. I had no idea what piperlime.com sold, but I decided to check it out. I got the $25 code from a referral link on my favorite blog, hip2save.com. There I discovered the Skip Hop Owl Backpack (toddler sized backpack) for $20. I had to spend at least $5 more, so I bought something else random and ended up paying a whopping $5.29 for both items, in other words, getting the backpack for approx. 1/4 of it’s cost and a free something else (I think I bought some panties or something??). Basically, I paid what I’d normally have to pay for a website’s shipping costs. This is just one of my stories of an awesome buy, and yeah, I’m definitely gonna make use of this cute little guy! (btw, original post from hip2save.com: http://hip2save.com/2013/03/20/piperlime-com-hot-25-off-any-25-purchase-free-shipping-great-deals/)