For Labor Day yesterday, I organized my bedroom closet and dresser. It felt great to collect another pile for the Goodwill and since I went shopping on Sunday, I made room for the new additions–two new purses, three shirts, a pair of pants, and a short (packable) down coat.
It was actually in pretty good shape, but I rearranged things and put like items with like, etc. I tried something new…hanging some of my purses (I don’t have that many anyway) and putting my dry cleaning in a bag on a hook (instead of under the chair in my closet).
I believe if you keep your house organized and clutter free that helps your mind stay that way too!
A couple of days ago I decided I didn’t want to pay for a “smart phone” any longer. I’ve had a family plan with my son (who doesn’t live with us), my husband, and myself through Verizon. Our plan was up a couple of months ago, so I went to AT&T, bought an inexpensive phone with a “sim” card and have 250 minutes a month at 10 cents a minute (NO contract) and unlimited texting, for a total of $25 a month! I’ve never liked texting….much prefer speaking to someone, but will embrace it with a new vigor!
Another advantage to having less talk time…
My husband just converted today! I also bought a “Magic Jack Plus” so we’ll have a home phone again. We gave that up about 5 years ago. So…for an initial investment of $65 and a fee (I believe) of about $25-30 per year…we’ll have unlimited talking! I didn’t feel guilty for buying the new clothes since I’ll be saving so much on phone service.
Here are some of the phones we’ve accumulated. I need to give most of them to a recycling center!
We also went to see the movie — “The Odd Life of Timothy Green“. At first it seemed quite whimsical, but we were both touched by it!
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