I just placed an order on CSNstores.com for a laundry drying rack and a digital kitchen scale. Woo! This may not seem very exciting to you, but both of these items have been on my "Wants" list for a very long time and I have been unable to justify actually purchasing them as they weren't really 'necessary'. Well, Heather from Acting Balanced blog came to the rescue with her CSN Stores $45 gift certificate giveaway. She drew my comment as the random winner and I received an electronic certificate in my inbox shortly thereafter with instructions for use. Go to site, fill out delivery and payment info, decide what you want, complete transaction, wait for delivery of items. Super simple. I paid $4.89 total for shipping and both items should arrive by the first week in October at the latest, next week at the soonest. I'm psyched!
Escali Primo Digital Scale in Aruba Blue
I have been wanting a laundry drying rack since I lived in the dorms, but seeing as prices generally start around $15-20 for even a simple wooden one I have put it off hoping to come across one at a thrift store for cheaper. See, I can hang laundry from hangers on the shower rod or draped over the back of chairs and other furniture to dry them without a clothes dryer. It's really a matter of principles than the matter of necessity it was in the dorms and not having enough coins to both wash and dry my clothes. We do have both a washing machine and a dryer, but I would rather air dry for a couple of reasons. The first reason being that clothes last longer if they aren't subjected to the heat and constant motion of a clothes dryer and second that the clothes dryer uses a lot of energy. It's much more economically and environmentally sensible for me to air dry indoors or line dry outside in the sun. Plus when I dry things outside, the sunlight helps get rid of stains and sterilize things.