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What do we want? Let me get my list; new clothes, to lose ten pounds, to find more time in the day, maybe a personal assistant, ooh or a chef?! When do we want it? Now!
You can have all of those things. Ok, maybe not a personal assistant or a chef; but a new wardrobe, more exercise and a healthier diet, without sacrificing a thing. Follow along girls, we’re going to show you how.
You want a closet makeover or maybe just to add a few pieces to your closet. But, the problem is, you don’t have the unlimited funds you need to do it. Don’t worry, with just a few tricks you can save on building your closet, without sacrificing style.
1. Collect coupons. This one is obvious, but a rule of ours is to never shop without a coupon. Most of the big stores put out coupons monthly and some even weekly. We recommend signing up for their e-mail lists with a junk email and when you’re looking for something in particular from that store, search your inbox for your favorite store.
2. Visit cash back and coupon websites before you shop. Over the last few years, some pretty fabulous websites have emerged to help you be a better online shopper. Ebates offers rebates on purchases as well as let’s you know what the current promotions and possible coupons are! Trust us, we’ve tried it and the ‘big fat check’ is legit. Another great stop for coupons is RetailMeNot, you can use their website in store as well as online. Just search your favorite store before making your purchase and the available coupons will pop up! Many brick and mortar stores can scan the coupon right from your phone too, which is a plus.
3. Collect rewards. We don’t advocate going into debt over looking fabulous, but if you’re highly disciplined, you can use a credit card tied to your favorite brand for major rewards. Just by using your brand card for your everyday expenses you can build rewards to spend on clothes. Just be sure to pay those balances off each month!
4. Thrift online and in store. In addition to local thrift stores, the internet has great thrift shopping options. Sites like Poshmark and ThredUp allow you to sell some of your old clothes and buy gently used items at a bargain!
5. Hold out for semi-annual sales. Big retailers like Nordstrom don’t always hold sales, but annually, the store goes on sale! In the blogging world, it’s like a national holiday. Big designers on a big time sale, it’s huge. Their annual sale is held in July or August each year and they also hold half yearly sales each spring and fall.
The last time you talked with one of your girlfriends, did you discuss the need to workout more? We hear you. We’re all short on time and sometimes fitting in a regular workout routine is a struggle. But, if you’re not afraid of a little multitasking, you can fit in extra activity during your daily routines, so you’re not sacrificing time!
1. Multitask in the morning. While you blow dry your hair, you can do squats, lunges, curtsy lunges, calf raises and more. Working the lower body is fairly easy while you blow dry. If you have a whole bunch of hair to dry, you could fit in a 10 to 15 minute lower body workout. Just be careful not to hurt yourself with all that awesome multitasking — form is still important.
2. Park farther away. Chances are, you’ve heard this one before, but parking farther away and taking the stairs throughout your day are a great way to get a little more activity.
3. Wear that baby. This applies to new moms looking for a way to fit in a little activity between feedings and diaper changes. Wear that baby, every chance you get! Think about it, performing daily tasks like laundry, grocery shopping and browsing the mall while holding your little 6-20 pound weight is a great workout. You’ll be burning so many extra calories without even thinking about it. Breastfeeding that new baby is a great way to torch calories as well!
4. Do your chores, quickly. Remember when you were a kid and your mom asked you to clean your room before you could go out? You probably tore through your room at lightning speed, throwing things here and there. Take a tip from years past and do mundane household chores with a little pep in your step to burn more calories.
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