Clothing Purge Report: April, May, June

It’s Clothing Purge Report time again. Rather than just showing you what I purchase, I also like to show you what items leave my house and how I sell or donate them.

First a quick reminder… here’s my criteria for where I sell:

  • Poshmark/eBay: items that are in perfect condition.
  • My Instagram page: items that are in perfect or near perfect condition. I’ll typically post a collage of what I’ve listed elsewhere.
  • Facebook Sale Groups: items that are in perfect or near perfect condition in specific brands, such as Anthropologie, Boden, and Stitch Fix.
  • Donate to Thrift Stores: items in good condition or showing wear.

After my last Clothing Purge Report where I sold just ONE item for $25, I didn’t have high hopes for April, May and June. However, I was pleasantly surprised that people started shopping my Poshmark closet again. I tried to help things along by sharing my items and accepting reasonable offers, even when they felt awfully low. The point is to clean out my closet though, so even a little less money is a bonus!

Here is what I sold:

  • Velvet and sheer kimono robe, $16
  • Sam Edelman sandals, $22
  • Cobb Hill sandals, $16
  • Loft romper, $15
  • UGG slippers, $45
  • Loft cardigan, $19
  • Madewell cardigan, $20
  • Halogen wrap midi dress, $40
  • UGG hoodie, $22

Everything had just been sitting in my closet unworn, so I’m happy to send each item to a new home for someone else to enjoy.

I sold 9 items for a total of $215 before Poshmark fees (20%).

Since some sales were finally coming through, I also took some time to add more items to my Poshmark closet. I noticed that some people have listed beauty items, so I’m planning to go through my stash and add a few more things soon.

I also had a huge clean-out of Jack’s closet and donated a couple bags full of clothes to the local thrift store. For Jack, unless something is in perfect and unworn condition I usually don’t bother listing it for sale. The exceptions are some of his nice Under Armour/Nike pants (he grows out of them within 6 months), a couple jackets, Halloween costumes, and cute backpacks.

If you’ve been thinking about trying Poshmark, you can use my special invite code to open an account and get $5 off your first order. Just use: POCKETFULOFJOUL And here is a direct link to my closet: https://poshmark.com/closet/pocketfulofjoul. Feel free to make an offer on something if you love it!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. If you choose to use my special Poshmark code to sign up for an account, you will get $5 off your first order and I will also get $5 off a future order.

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I’m Curious: Are you going back to the gym?

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With Maryland’s coronavirus numbers slowly decreasing, most of the state has fully moved into the second tier of the reopening plan. This means that fitness centers and gyms are allowed to reopen at a limited capacity. Our gym has been closed since March and fees have been frozen since April, so this means we would be able to start going to the gym this month and would pay our monthly fee again July 1st.

We are still in the middle of a pandemic, so they have made some changes. Members must wear a face mask upon entering and exiting the club. Members are encouraged to wear face coverings while exercising “if able to do so safely” or should increase the distance between themselves and others. Staff members will wear face coverings. They encourage members to wipe down their machines and weights before they use them. They are limiting the number of people who do group fitness classes so that the rooms are less full.

But here’s the thing; those small changes… yeah, they are not enough for me.

I just can’t imagine feeling comfortable going to the gym and hopping on a machine near/around some stranger who is huffing and puffing and sweating their potential virus germs all over the place.

And sure, maybe I can go to a machine without many people around. But what about when I’m in the middle of my workout and someone comes and starts working out near me. Huffing. Puffing. Sweating. We all deal with this normally, but with the coronavirus still out there killing people… NOPE.

We have been on a Stay at Home order for months now. We are STILL in the middle of a pandemic. States who have rushed their reopening plan are currently reporting record high numbers of coronavirus.

I DO NOT feel comfortable going to a gym right now.

However, when I look at the gym’s Facebook page the comments are full of people saying how they can’t wait to come back. There is person after person commenting about how happy they are that the gym is FINALLY open again.

And now I want to hear from you… are you comfortable with going back to the gym?

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Home Chef: Salmon Tacos Recipe

Source: HomeChef.com

While quarantining, we are still enjoying our weekly Home Chef delivery. It is a nice way to have some new and exciting dinners from the comfort of our own home. I shared their One-Pot Creamy Chicken Chowder recipe back in April and we recently had a meal that was SO GOOD that I wanted to share this one with you too!

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz Salmon
  • 1 cup Corn, canned is fine
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 stalks Green onions
  • 1 Lime
  • 1/2 cup-ish Queso Fresco
  • 6 Small Flour Tortillas
  • Sour Cream
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

  1. Prep & Slice: Trim and thinly slice green onions. Halve lime and juice. Mince garlic. Microwave corn until warm (1-2 minutes). Pat salmon fillets dry and season flesh side with salt and pepper. Wrap stack of tortillas in foil.
  2. Make the Salsa: In a bowl, combine corn, green onions, garlic (to taste, I like 1 clove), 2 tsp lime juice (I use all the juice of one lime), 1 tsp olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.
  3. Cook the Salmon: Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp olive oil. Place salmon in hot pan, skin side up and cook undisturbed until browned (about 2-3 minutes). If your pan is oven-proof, flip salmon and place pan in hot oven. Otherwise, stick salmon on a pan (cover it in foil wrap for easy clean up) and stick it in the oven. Roast until salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees, about 5 – 7 minutes. Also add foil wrapped tortillas to oven, directly on oven rack for 5 – 7 minutes.
  4. Tacos, ASSEMBLE! Using a fork, carefully flake salmon and divide between tortillas. Top salmon with corn salsa, queso fresco and sour cream. SO GOOD!

Give $35, Get $35 Referral Code
If you would like to try Home Chef, you are welcome to use my special referral code: https://www.homechef.com/invite/gbd4Ves20o5rY Those who sign up using the referral invitation will receive a $35 discount off of their first order and I will earn $35 in Home Chef credit towards a future order.

If you do decide to try Home Chef, please let me know what you think! A little tip though, when you sign up for your first delivery go in and immediately “pause” your second delivery date. That way you can try out a box and decide whether you want to keep the subscription before having to pay for a second box. Then, if you don’t like it just hit “cancel” and you won’t get any more boxes or be charged more than your initial payment.

Disclosure: This post was not sponsored. I pay for my Home Chef subscription with my own money. If you choose to use my special referral promo code, I will receive a credit towards my future Home Chef orders. For anyone who does decide to use the code… my tummy thanks you!

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