Recently, after listening to a Bad on Paper Podcast about Quarantine purchases, I got to talk with hubs and I about some of the better purchases we’ve made in the 100+ days of quarantine. There are a few solid winners and some not so great winners.
Not So Great Purchases
Let’s get this out of the way, the not so great purchases.
Hubs went a little rogue on a few of these, such as the $100 in Trivial Pursuit games that Hubs bought – including 2 older Disney versions from eBay that weren’t quite as much of a hit on our Family trivia nights that we do over Skype.
Also, and I know he wouldn’t agree with me on this, the Storm Trooper helmet that he picked up to “do Tik Tok videos with.” Currently, they are resting on the bookshelf in our office. Though I did take a pretty rad post-run picture on May 4th.
The Clear Winners
New HVAC. Our was on the fritz and we kicked the can a couple of years, but this year it straight up died end of May. It was the most expensive purchase but man, it’s been 100 degrees this week and i can not fathom not having AC in our house. Yes, I know that’s incredibly privileged of me. I should also note, I grew up in VT without air conditioning, so thanks to global warming, the summers that I grew up with don’t exist anymore.
Patio Set. We’ve spent a lot more time outside and this set was a HUGE win that we picked up on sale at Overstock back in May.
Power Washer. I mean, some might say no, but power washing was a big win for me on our side and front steps to our house. Kudos to YHL for the recommendation.
Indoor Bike. I’ve been more on my Body Back kick with Fit4Mom, but I’ve put running aside because running alone is just… no fun for me. Hubs and I have been doing more walks and I gotta get back on the bike, I haven’t been on lately but I LOVE love the Peloton app workouts.
Black Midi Dress. I grabbed this gem in Delaware on our mini-vacation at the JCrew Factory. So comfy and versatile. I have a problem with a lot of dresses that are either too long or hit at the wrong spot because I’m short. For me, this is less midi and more ankle, but it works for me! I don’t have many places to wear dresses to these days but still this one is nice when I just want to throw on an outfit and not think about it.
Tiered Dress. A more recent purchase from Target but I LOVE it, it’s nice to dress up or down, and again, perfect when I don’t want to lounge in athleisure all day (which I do, often.)
Hammock. Hubs purchased this. It’s one of his favorite purchases, not mine but if you want a way to add to your outdoor space, this is a solid win. We’ve definitely enjoyed it!
Inflatable SUP. This was my Mother’s Day gift from hubs and Little Man and it has had a few enjoyable days out on the river. I’m a huge fan and need to make more time to go out on the water – especially in the morning and evenings 🙂
Inflatable pool. This is a more recent purchase for sure, the $10 one I picked up a couple of summers ago got a leak and was kind of grimy. So last week I picked this one up at Target – the one linked is similar but they’ve apparently been a HOT COMMODITY. Still a li’l tiny, but it fits my $5 Llama just perfectly (5 Below FTW!) I also have these drink holders coming from my alma mater that will really seal the deal.
What are your favorite purchases of Quarantine?