Pro Tips for Scoring Big at the Flea Market
It’s springand that means … flea market season! There are biggies (like Brimfield in early May) but –if you’re not up for traveling orfighting the crowds—local options abound. The point is to get outside, see some cool stuff and, of course, snag some amazing deals which you can then brag about on Instagram. I visited Brimfield for the first time last year and the gravel and dust did not make for great flip-flop terrain. If you’re at Brimfield, however, you have my permission to get a doughnut from Faddy’s because they are amazing.) Comfy shoes (or mud boots). To avoid carrying a bulky tape measure, stylist and interior designer Joanne Palmisano swears by bringing a sewing measuring tape.
How to get your dirty whites clean again... HOT HOT HOT water, 1 cap of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent, 1 cup bleach, 1/2 cup borax. Tell you what, you have to rewash it once to put softener in but it's the whitest you'll ever see your whites. If you omit the bleach it works great to get stains out of colors too (baby spit up is no longer a stain on OLD clothes)
Perfect! Teacher’s Survival Kit: • Animal cookies for when your classroom seems like a zoo. • Band-Aids for when things get a little rough. • Chewing Gum to help you stick to it. • Crayons to color your day bright and cheerful. • Candle for when you are up late marking or planning. • Smarties because that's who your teaching. • Time Out bar because you'll probably need it by the end of the day. • Eraser to remind you everyone makes mistakes. • Lifesavers for when you've had one