Once upon a time there was a mom and her son, it just so happened that the time was the second day of spring. What does spring mean? Cleaning! Well, I’m really not that motivated to clean all that much, it takes some serious convincing from myself to get in gear and actually do it. Mostly because I’m tired a lot and taking care of my 5 month old is time consuming.
I did, however, go through my clothes in the closet today. I pulled anything that I never felt like wearing or hadn’t worn in months and it went into a box, a few pair of shoes went in the donation box too. I had a full box when I finished and a lot of newly empty hangers.
Getting the baby ready for a car ride was easy and we headed over to the local Salvation Army to drop off our box and two bags of plastic bags. After we dropped off our donations we pulled around to the front of the building and headed into the store to look around for about a half an hour. As we walked into the store there were major major differences! The store had, it looked like, new racking, it was cleaner, it was brighter and all the clothes were organized a little better.
Searching through the two racks of jeans, I was looking for a specific brand, Silvers, but only found two pair and although they are the brand I was looking for, I am sad to say, that I cannot fit into a 25/31. I’m not sure I’ve ever been able to fit into that small of a size, but those were the only two I found of Silvers.
Spring is the time of mud and puddles here in Minnesota, so the main clothes that I wanted to look for were zip up hoodies because as soon as I can I want to ditch my winter coat. I feel like the sooner I can do that, the sooner the warmer weather might actually arrive. One can dream right?
I found 3 hoodies that I liked that were also not stained. I found a green zip up sweater from Vanity for $2.99.
I normally don’t like picking up knickknacks, although I made an exception today because I found a really cute little planter and a holiday horse for a Christmas decoration. Really, I don’t get pictures from thrift stores either, but I figured that this one was cute and I could get a new frame for it.
One thing is for sure, I really need to find a tutorial on how to make a light box in order to take better pictures of my finds from the thrift stores.
And perhaps not use my cellphone as my camera to take them, considering we have a pretty nice digital camera that I could use to take these pictures. All of the knickknack items were $3.99 except the drawing which was half off of $2.99, so it was only $1.50.