Spring Sharing Table: Saves Money & Eco Friendly!

I hosted the “Spring Sharing Table” at my mommy’s group last week.  Everyone bring in their outgrown clothes or unused items.  At the end of the meeting,  they get to “shop” for new things that they need!  Almost like a huge clothing swap!  This is so therapeutic to my hoarding because I get to see someone happily receiving something I donated.  Instead of it sitting in my house,  I transfer the joy to someone else and it gets used!  I also get to see other mothers happily bring in their “clutter” so that their homes are more spacious.  After the Sharing Table is done, everything gets donated to charity.  It saves people a lot of money with all the “hands me downs” clothing they bring home.  I also love that it stays out of landfills and is better for our environment.  For more details of the Sharing Table, please click on the video below!

 

 

No More Overspending: ReGift, Craft and DIY Wreath Christmas Presents

In my last post I shared with you how I used to spend $3,000 on Christmas.  That money sucking tradition is over.  I really don’t want to do that again this year.  Since I have so many nice new things in all my storage bins, I decided to do some regifting and make some crafts for gifts.  A friend of mine gave me the idea that she was making gifts this Christmas.  So I decided I would do the same things since I have an obnoxious amount of craft supplies on hand.  Bonus it helps me follow my number 1 rule of “I need more things going out of my house than coming in!”  As I was going through my craft supply bins, I found wreath wire, burlap ribbon, buffalo plaid ribbon and Christmas picks.  I had bought them all at deep clearance last year.  I made a beautiful burlap Christmas wreath for my Ladies Cookie Tasting and White Elephant Party for free!  Well, sort of free, from money spent last year!  In the video link below I shared a few regifting treasures and made a personalized Martini Shaker and Glass set for another girl’s Christmas dinner.

The Sharing Table Clothing Swap: a Great way to Recycle, Reuse and Save

We recently just had our Fall/Winter Sharing Table at our mom’s group.  It’s a wonderful way to declutter and get new items you may need!  Each mom brings in outgrown clothes or items from their children (or themselves)  They put the items in the designated area so it’s organized.  At the end of the meeting, we get to “shop” for new clothes.  All leftover clothes go to charity.  Ironically,  I run the Sharing Table and keep it very organized! So I do have the capability of organizing my home!  But it teaches me a great lesson when it comes to hoarding:  it’s better to give than hoard.  Sounds cliché but the joy of giving replaces the anxiety of letting go.