Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vault Denim's, Tour de Vault!

I can hardly wait to attend. I just know that I'm going to meet some amazing people and learn a lot more about the company. It is exciting! Not to mention I get to see family while I'm there.

I just started with Vault Denim the end of February and am so thankful that I did! It has been an amazing experience so far.

One thing that drew me to Vault Denim was that as a Vault Fashion Consultant I'm able to decide when I can and can't work. I get to be my own boss. I like that because I have 2 small children, another home based business and we're getting ready to move out of state to a place that I don't know many people.

The biggest decision maker for me to join was that I didn't have to have an inventory, no monthly auto-ship. That in itself was the biggest green light of them all. An added bonus is that they give you your website and back office FREE.

I hosted my first party. I had an open house at my home. I was able to have my children home with me. My husband was here with one of our mutual friends and we had a yard sale that day too. I did all of that AND I was "working" while getting to chat with all my friends that came to look at jeans. How great is that?!

One thing that I liked with hosting the open house was that I was able to take advantage of the hostess rewards from the party. I got a $62.00 pair of jeans for just $25!!! Oh, I should add that they are authentic designer jeans!! I was able to do this with the hostess rewards I earned from my guests purchasing jeans for themselves.

Here is a video on what you get in your Vault Denim business kit.

If you're interested in more information on becoming a Vault Fashion Consultant for Vault Denim let me know. There are several Tour De Vault's around the United States and I'm sure there is one close to you. You don't have to have me there with you, but I do need to pass along your information so that the host of the event can fill you in on everything as I won't be there to do so. They're scheduled for roughly an hour!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Laundry, save money doing it?!

How do you sort your laundry?

How do you wash your laundry?

What kind of laundry soap to you use?

I sort our laundry into 4 groups:
I have whites which consist of all of my husband's undershirts, socks and white towels.
I have towels, jeans and sweatshirts/coats
Then I have "the rest". HAHA Which consists of my socks, our shirts, shorts, pajama bottoms etc
Then there is the kids' clothes, they get washed all by themselves.

I wash ALL of it in cold water and rinse in cold water. All of the loads are washed on normal except the kids', their clothes are washed on delicate. I dry on normal.

I've learned over the years, some from my mom and some from the internet, washing your clothing in cold water helps save you money in more way than one.

Cold water of course costs less than warm/hot water so it saves you there. Not to mention that it helps preserve the life of your clothes, so with them lasting longer you're not having to go out and buy new clothes, so it saves you money this way as well.

Another great way to help preserve the life of your clothes is to turn them inside out...Yup, that's right it helps keep the color looking bright longer! It is an especially important thing to remember to do if there are any "sticker" images/letters etc on the article of clothing. That helps keep it intact longer so it isn't all ratty looking! Drying them on low also helps too of course as it doesn't get heated as much on a normal dry cycle.

Lastly the laundry soap I use is the laundry soap I make. It takes just a little bit of time and makes quite a bit. It lasts a long time and the cost per load is less than $0.02. Can't beat that really! Another benefit to the laundry soap I make is that it is okay to use for cloth diapers, which we have! I use the laundry soap for all of our laundry instead having to switch between loads. Its great.