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Cleaning Out My Clothing Hoard

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Cleaning Out My Clothing Hoard

Hey!! One thing that I have a really difficult time doing is letting go of clothing. I have a dresser and closet filled with gorgeous clothes that are certainly pretty to look at, but some of them really just don’t belong anymore. Whether that be from the clothes not fitting the best or I haven’t worn it in years, I never know when I might need it! 😉 Hence, a massive clothing hoard that needed to be tamed.

On the day after Christmas, I spent my time going through my closet and dresser and selecting clothes to sell to Plato’s Closet. It was hard!! There were pieces that I had in mind to add to my Plato’s bag, but when the time came to remove it from the hanger and fold it, it was like my feet became super glued to the floor. I knew that I needed to purge my closet but, damnit, I really didn’t want to!

Despite massive cold feet about my closet clean out, I managed to fill a whole bag to bring to Plato’s Closet. How, you might ask? First, the clothes that didn’t fit well were an automatic toss into the bag. Then, I took a deep breath, really tried to measure how many times I’ve worn the piece in the past year, and made my decision based on that.

The first few times that I had to make a decision to keep or toss was so difficult because, of course, you want to keep everything! But, then you think about why the clothing is taking up space in your closet if you’re not using it and it just makes sense to rid yourself of it. It really seemed like a “now or never” type of situation and even though I had a hard time, I was committed to completing my project in the now.

I took my clothes to Plato’s Closet and got twenty-five bucks for the clothes that they wanted the day after Christmas. It was great, because no one was there so I was in and out in no time! Everyone, me included, thinks that their clothes are worth way more but hey, it’s better than nothing!

I wasn’t too disappointed that everything wasn’t taken from my bag, but there are two things that I wanted to throw out to the blogging world to see if anyone wanted to make an offer on them. They just seem too nice and cute for someone not to want to score a great deal!!

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Both the Express blazer and American Eagle Outfitters peacoat are an Extra Small. The blazer was originally $108 with the tags still on it and the AEO peacoat was close to one hundred, as well. The Express blazer has a bit of discoloration on the collar from my hair dye, but can’t be seen when it’s worn. Both are super cute and in great condition, so if you want to make an offer, it’s all yours! 🙂

What are your tips on cleaning out a clothing hoard? How do you choose which items to keep or toss? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

3 Ways Your Home Can Earn You Money (For Once!)

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3 Ways Your Home Can Earn You Money (For Once!)

Homes have always been a cost-center. Sure, there is light at the end of the tunnel, but your home will always cost you money. Mortgage payments, property taxes, utility bills, and all that end of the month stuff that makes us realize how small our pay check really is in today’s world. But what if we told you that you could turn your home from a cash-leaker to a money-maker and that you could do it right now? Oh, yeah, we’re totally serious.

The Extra Apartment: As with anything that involves your house, always check the legalities of a renovation. But, in most cases, there is nothing illegal about adding a self-contained property to your estate. It could be that you have a basement that is doing nothing but letting the heat escape from your home in the winter, in which case you should definitely look into renovating it into an apartment to rent out. If you haven’t got this option, then why not have the team from The Renovation Company take a look at your garage and see what they can do with your space. As a little bit of advice, we do recommend that you work out how much this extra self-contained property will make in rent and how much value it will add to your home, and then calculate whether the cost of renovation is worth it. However, the scales usually tip in your favor, especially if you’re clever (which you are!).

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Chez YOU!

The Rental Route: The undisputed king of disrupted technologies is Airbnb and for good reason, too. If you live in an area that is desirable or even within a short distance of some attractive spot, then you could see your home turn into a cash-catching side-earner. What do we mean by desirable? Well, being in a holiday hot spot has its benefits, but so does living close to a hospital, airport, university, popular wedding venue, or a big employer. The other great thing about going down this route is the choice. You could rent out your spare room, both of your spare rooms, or your entire house (and just go and stay with your friends for a few days). You can set the price, boundaries, rules, and the little extras you are willing to offer (yup, we mean breakfast). You could even up your fee by making a few simple home improvements. Trust us, a lot of people are making a lot of money from going down this easy-peasy route.

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I’d pay extra for that!!

The Storage Space: Not everyone is cool with the idea of sharing their home with total strangers, whether short-term or long. That’s kind of understandable. However, renting your space out for money doesn’t have to mean inviting people into your castle. You can make a steady income by renting it out as a storage space. The fact that there are now companies like Store Mates proves that there is an ever-growing demand for storage units, and that is what you could offer. It could be people wanting to store their boats or RVs over the winter, in which case your heated garage would be ideal. It could be that someone is moving house and needs to store a load of boxes, which is where your unused attic becomes a money maker. Just remember to treat your listings like any other listing. Good photos and a detailed note of any additional features will go a long way in cranking up your fee.

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Just don’t take the boat out for a test spin!

With a bit of creativity and possible renovations, your home could become your newest money maker in no time!

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Ruby Tulip Sale!

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Ruby Tulip Sale!

Hellooo everyone and happy Tuesday! This week only from today until Friday at midnight, Ruby Tulip will be available for purchase for only ten dollars! With shipping, it will cost about thirteen dolla holla altogether for lifewithlilred’s signature scent. Do check it out and then be sure to shop a little more on Angie’s Bath & Body for some amazing homemade body butters, bath salts, and scrubs! THANNNNKS! Much love. -Sarah

You know you want to! ❤

Ruby Tulip Launch!!

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Why Has Your House Been Up For Sale For Months?

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Why Has Your House Been Up For Sale For Months?

It can be a nightmare when you want to move but you are receiving no offers on your property. It can certainly feel like you are never going to be able to move from your old stomping grounds. But you need to look more closely at why you are not receiving any offers. That way, you can make some changes so that you can find a buyer quickly! Here are some things that you can switch up when your house has been on the market for a long time:

You Are Pricing the House Too High: Of course, when it is time to sell, you want to get as much as possible for your home. That way, you can put a good amount towards your new property. However, if you overprice your house, you could end up with little interest. Potential buyers will just go and look at other properties which are selling for less. Take a look at homes which are selling in the area and see how much they are going for. You might find that they are all slightly less than what you have your home up for. Then, it might be the case that you need to drop your price by a couple of grand so that you get more viewings at your home. Just don’t go too low so that you are left out of pocket if the home sells!

You Are With the Wrong Realtor: It’s easy to end up making a mistake when it comes to your estate agent. You might be tempted by their good deals and ideas, but when it comes to actually selling your home, they might let you down. You should have a look at the photos and the content about your property. Is it really selling your home? If the photos are of poor quality, you might find that people won’t come for viewings. Ask the realtor to revise the images to ensure that you are getting the most possible views on your home, And remember, if you are unhappy with your realtor, you could switch to someone else. Or you might even decide to go through a different option such as sell homes for cash. That way, you can quickly get a sale and then can finally move out to your new humble abode!

Your Home Isn’t In a Good Condition: When people struggle to sell their home, it’s often down to the property itself. If your home isn’t in the best condition, you are going to struggle to get offers. It could be due to things like a poor kitchen or an old bathroom which is causing you to not get viewings. So you should consider updating these to ensure that you get a buyer quickly. Or it might be things like that wacky wallpaper in your bedroom which is stopping viewings! To sell the home quickly, try and make sure your home is as neutral as possible. This helps people to imagine their own stuff in the property and will make them more likely to make an offer!

And remember to work on the curb appeal so that you sell the property quickly. You can read my previous blog for help improving the exterior appeal!

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Dresses For Sale!

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Dresses For Sale!

Hey guys and TGIF! I recently went through my seasonal purge of my closet to prepare for fall and there were three particular dresses that I really do love but just don’t do it for me anymore. I wanted to give all of you lovelies the opportunity to add one or all of them to your wardrobe because they really are cute as can be! Take a look and if you’re interested in any of them, please shoot me an email at sarah.mush6794@gmail.com so we can negotiate a price and shipping:

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Dress #1) Modcloth, Hot & Delicious, size M. This sweet little number is honestly one of my all time favorites but it unfortunately does not fit as well as it used to in the bust. I love the bubble skirt and it’s in wonderful condition, however, there is a slight ring of color on the inside of the collar from hair dye/makeup. #fakehaircolorproblems

Dress #2) PacSun, LA Hearts, size S. Once again, I really like this dress as well but the fit is just not up to par on my body type. Usually if things don’t fit just so, I shrug it off, but I’m becoming such a stickler for fit that if it isn’t perfection then I won’t stand for it! But it’s a sweet summer dress in great condition. #fashionistaproblems

Dress #3) PacSun, O’Neil, size M. The fit issue on this dress is actually all my fault. I bought this beauty without trying it on and naturally the size was too big and I never bothered fixing it. Because I rarely wore this, it’s in awesome condition! #lazygirlproblems

As I said, I think these dresses are just too darling to not try and hand them off to the capable hands of one of my very stylish readers! And as I also mentioned, you can reach me at sarah.mush6794@gmail.com, leave me a comment, or friend me on Facebook at Sarah Mushenheim if you are interested! THANKS. ❤

My Tradesy Listings!

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My Tradesy Listings!

Heyyy everyone and happy Thursday! So I joined this fabulous website called http://www.Tradesy.com in the hopes of getting rid of some of my gently used clothes and designer fragrances. Think of Tradesy as a site kind of like Ebay – you can buy and sell used items…but Tradesy is strictly for fashion purposes. I thought that I would share my listings with you guys in case you wanted to get your shop on, so here we go!

https://www.tradesy.com/accessories/gwen-stefani-lamb-3023977/?tref=category

https://www.tradesy.com/accessories/juicy-couture-peace-love-and-juicy-couture-3023938/?tref=category

https://www.tradesy.com/accessories/harajuku-lovers-baby-3023824/?tref=category

https://www.tradesy.com/accessories/britney-spears-circus-3023758/?tref=category

https://www.tradesy.com/jeans/insight-boyfriend-cut-jeans-washlook-2853436/?tref=category

https://www.tradesy.com/jeans/gap-skinny-jeans-washlook-2852302/

https://www.tradesy.com/outerwear/unknown-multi-blazer-2853133/

https://www.tradesy.com/bottoms/apt-9-relaxed-pants-2852905/

https://www.tradesy.com/accessories/american-eagle-outfitters-knick-knack-necklace-2852137/

https://www.tradesy.com/accessories/unknown-beaded-flower-choker-2852089/

https://www.tradesy.com/accessories/unknown-beaded-choker-2852038/

https://www.tradesy.com/dresses/lux-dress-greennavy-2851867/

I have lots of great stuff listed above for amazing prices so pleeease make sure you check them out! If you are interested in any of the items on my Tradesy account or have any further questions, you can email me at sarah.mush6794@gmail.com! Thank you! ❤