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Time flies. It’s the time for Spring Clearance Season, which means you can clear out your old stuff and get the new stuff from big sales. This is one of the reasons I’m excited to welcome spring season.

Last weekend, my friend and I went to a big sale in Ladue. This big sale was inside a private school. Most of the stuff is donated from students’ parents, and money will be raised for the school. This annual spring clearance event started at 7:30am, but believe it or not, you have to be there around 6 am if you want to get good stuff.  My friend and I arrived there around 6:30am, but there were over 200 people in the line already. Can you imagine it? Although we need to sacrifice our sleep time, it’s worthwhile to get there early because there are many high items and most of the items are under 3 dollars. For example, I got a pair of Ann Taylor pants for 2 dollars, and it looks so pretty. Moreover, I also found a brand new Fontbonne pack of playing cards for 50 cents.

On the same day, we drove to West County because there was a book sale in the parking lot of West County Center, which is the largest book sale in the Midwest area. The book sale was so huge that my friend and I couldn’t find each other. Actually, we planned to have a quick shop for this big sale, because we already had a big sale in the morning; however, there were too many good books in this big sale, so we spent 3 hours there. All the books there are so useful, and most of them are just one buck. I got 9 cookbooks for $10. Isn’t that a good deal? I also got some inspirational books and health-related books. It only cost me $14 for 20 books. I love reading, and I believe all the books I got will be useful for me. I am so happy that there is a spring clearance season in the United States, which is very beneficial for students, at least for me.

I also did some clearing out in my house, of course, and I’m going to donate items to needy people.

Have you joined the spring clear or clear out your house? If you haven’t, you still have time. Good luck for your spring clearance season. Hoping you will have fun for this spring clearance season.


Spring Cleaning: some people love it; some people hate it, but it’s hard to deny that there is something in the spring air that makes us want to shake off the dust and embrace the freshness.

However, spring cleaning can also be associated with rubber gloves, volatile chemicals, and overpowering smells of ammonia. Don’t let that spring cleaner be you! There are plenty of environmentally friendly ways to clean. While it may seem easier to just buy a product that says it’s “green”, you can also make your own cleaners. There are plenty of recipes on the internet that involve recognizable ingredients like lemon juice, vinegar, and baking soda. It’s not hard, I promise, and it fits perfectly into a college budget!

Spring is also a good time to clean up your diet. Now, I’m not the type of person to advocate a crazy juice cleanse, but simply adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet will make you feel a lot better! Remember, organic is better for you and the planet! One thing I’ve been super pumped about lately is all the new organic food in the dining hall. Look for some there, or hit up your nearest farmers’ market for some local goods. If you haven’t been to the Soulard Market, definitely check it out! You’ll be glad you did.



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