These are certainly crazy times. It seems like the “stuff” we are carrying on the high wire has gotten a lot heavier since mid-March. In addition to our normal business and family obligations, we are now forced to work from home with our families, teach our children, prepare three meals a day and flatten the curve in a million other ways. Now more than ever, we are stretched to capacity.
What to do? Is this time a blessing or curse? Do you enjoy being home 24/7 and cooking? Good for you. If you are ready to climb the walls, I’m with you. I don’t enjoy binge watching Netflix or organizing my closets. I don’t derive satisfaction from household projects. I’ve done the usual to keep busy—read books, worked on my “someday” pile at the office, cooked more than I like to. But I’ve found some fun and inventive ways to get organized and get some “treats” in exchange.
thredUp is the world’s largest online second-hand thrift store. Big deal. There are a ton of online thrift stores. Well…there are two amazing things about thredUp:
- They will send you an adorable postage-paid bag (covered in teal polka dots) to put your used clothes in and drop off at your mailbox. It couldn’t be easier!
- When you send in your used clothing, you can donate them, sell them or wait for it…get credits from amazing retailers like MM LaFleur, Banana Republic, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Janie and Jack and several others. What does this mean? I filled up my cute thredUp bag with gently worn clothes, dropped it in the mail and received $100 credit to MM LaFleur, one of my favorite women’s clothing lines. Free money to shop at MM LaFleur. And I cleaned out my closet. A win-win for sure.
So, if your high wire is feeling heavy these days, take a break from your daily life and blitz your closet. You’ll get money or free credits for new clothes! I did mine while watching 90 Days Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, so it was a fun and exciting night in this High Wire Woman’s life.