Deep Cleaning and Such

I've been busy over the last few days really deep cleaning and getting so much done.

We cleaned out and sold a bunch of stuff on eBay. Student loan repayments start September 1st and we need money since I still don't have a job. We sold some electronics we weren't using -- old laptops, a camcorders, external hard drive -- and some Vera Bradley purses that I was no longer using. I wanted to just sell the computers on Craigslist for $100 a piece, but Chris convinced me to put them on eBay. Good thinking Chris -- each computer went for around $180. We donated a bunch of stuff as well.

I decided that I'm going to substitute until a job offer comes. It's a good way to get into schools and meet teachers and principals. And it pays $95 a day since I have a teaching license. Not too bad. I'm in the midst of filling out the long application and I need to get my fingerprints done...again. School starts next week in Salt Lake, so I need to get this stuff in this week.

I've been on the path to changing my name officially. Banks, credit cards, insurance, car titles, driver license, social security, and so-on... It seems never ending. I have about 10 name change requests to mail out today.

I've been deep cleaning -- coffee travel cups, vacuum filters, central air filters, etc. I'll be doing a post on that at some point this week.

I've also been working on a stay at home mom organizer that a customer requested. It will be filled with tons of printables to help you get organized at home. She gave me a bunch of ideas of what a stay at home mom would need (since I am not a mom yet), and I've come up with some other things to add in. Any suggestions?

I'll also be making a business planner set for those of you that have your own home business or blog. Charissa at Mimi's Babies gave me the idea and I made up some printables for her planner this last weekend. I'm so excited because it's something I can see myself using as well.

The giveaway for a $25 Sam's Club gift card ends on Real Simple Saving Methods tomorrow. There are only 27 entries as of now, so your odds are good. Easy entry not requiring very much.

What have you been tackling over the last week?


  1. Good luck finding a teaching job. I have a friend who is also still looking. It's hard, isn't it?

  2. Thank you! It is difficult, but I'm learning in the process. =] Patience.

  3. Thanks for your comment, I enjoy reading your post. I get inspired by your ideas. And thanks to you I was able to link into a Bowl full of lemons. Another of my favorite blogs.

  4. Oh how the student loans are dreadful! I'm so glad for the new IBR program or else I wouldn't have enough left over to eat! You have a great blog and I am weeding my way through all your posts!:)


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