I’d guess y’all are scratching your heads on where I’m going with this one. :-)
I’ve continued to work my way through my 40 bags in 40 days Lenten decluttering challenge. I have skipped around a little from the dates I originally determined, based on time and other things going on. The few remaining spaces require Honey’s help and will have to happen on weekends from here on out. That being said, it has been WONDERFUL!! I have donated to Goodwill, a local Catholic charity, Hanes (more below), family and neighbors, and seeing all of that stuff going out the door has had a secondary effect of making me not want to purchase anything during this time. I’ve had a few questions about what I’m finding to clean out and believe me, I’ve been surprised at how much stuff we had hanging around that wasn’t being used. Most of it is toys, games, books, movies and clothes that have been outgrown. There are a few decorative items that I’ve held on to from our old house that didn’t have a place here. And, I did a pretty solid clean out of my kitchen dishes, cups, seasonal items, and even unused bakeware. A lot of it has been just as much about the organizing as the cleaning out.
One of the places that I was excited to donate through is Hanes! I had the pleasure of getting to know a lot more about this company and their products at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and learned about their Give Back Box. In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), Hanes has partnered with Give Back Box to make it super easy to give new life to your old clothes. Here’s how it works:
1.Pack up your gently used clothes and shoes you wish to donate in any shippable box.
2. Go to Hanes.com/GiveBackBox to download and print your FREE shipping label.
3. Hanes not only donates your clothes to a person in need, but for every box received they also donate NEW underwear to those who need it most.
4. Hanes sends YOU a coupon via email with an offer for 20% off a future purchase.
It’s a great idea and SO easy!!
Since we’re on the topic of undies, I thought I’d reach a little outside of my comfort zone and share this… One of the things we got to do at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration was have a personal shopping experience with Hanes. A couple of weeks ago a giant box arrived with the products Whit helped me choose :-) It is all nice but there are three things I wanted to point out in particular:
1.boys X-temp boxer briefs – my boys have a real issue with finding comfortable underwear. We’ve done briefs, boxer briefs, boxers, and just nothing at all (this is not mommy approved but it happens, ha!). They both LOVED these boxer briefs so much that we’ve ditched all other undies in our drawers and I bought two more packages of these to get them each through a week. Here’s what they like – they don’t ride up, they are very thin and don’t feel bulky or hot, they don’t cinch them around the waist or legs, they don’t have a tag, and they feel like they aren’t wearing anything at all :-). I found them at Target but I recently saw them at WalMart as well. Check them out!!
2. the ladies oh so light wirefree bra – I was a real skeptic on a $12 bra but I LOVE it. Similar to the boys undies, you barely know you’re wearing it. I don’t want to go into a ton of details here because… underwear… but let it suffice to say that I’d buy another one.
UPDATE on the bra, due to popular demand… I have only had the bra for 2 weeks and I have only worn it for 1 BUT here are my thought so far. It does not ride up. It fits me well and I don’t miss the underwire in my other bra AT ALL (I only have these 2, other than sports bras! Before this one I had 1 that I wore!!!!) It leaves no lines under your shirt and just a very very smooth look, which I love. The straps are adjustable and the back has three different notches to ensure a good fit. I have not found that the back rides up, which is good. It is very, very lightly covered in foam (?) but not padded or push up – both things I don’t like. The straps stay on my shoulders and don’t slide off, another thing I’ve had a problem with. I have washed it and hung it to dry and it came out just fine. I much prefer the look it gives over a sports bra. My other bra is more structured and has underwire and I will still wear that when dressing up, I think. But this is a fabulous everyday very comfy bra. If you have other questions, please just ask! I know that bras are very personal and what fits one won’t fit another but this is definitely worth a try next time you’re at Target or Walmart!
3. Elsa’s little paws peeking in. Y’all, this dog never leaves my side. <3
With that, thanks for bearing with me for all of these random thoughts and talks of “unmentionables.” When the box arrived I honestly didn’t intend to share underwear reviews outside of an Instastory but my feelings were legit. :-)
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