Spring – Great Time to Declutter

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The weather is finally starting to improve. It has been one COLD, long winter. While it is still too cool to do outdoor work, I am inspired to declutter the house. Here is my method.

1) I have discovered the virtual garage sale site Varagesale. I don’t really love having to meet people for the exchange, but it is worth the effort to know my clutter will be loved in someone else’s home (and I may even make a bit of money)

Time to get rid of DVDs,  we only watch digital now.

Time to get rid of DVDs, we only watch digital now.

2) Every garbage day and recycle day, I promise to discard at least one thing beyond the regular weekly waste. Surprisingly, I get “on a roll” and often fill the bin, yay me!!

3) I started a pile of stuff that will go to the local Eco Centre in Spring

4) My starting point is the storage room and when it’s clean, I will have an organized room where I can make a “home’ for things from the rest of the house.

How about you? How do you tackle the task of decluttering?

Celebrate the Women in Your Life

March 8th is International Women’s Day. I have many wishes for women the world over, happiness, safety, equal opportunity, and education. Beyond global wishes, we also need to remember the special women in our day-to-day life.

The special women is my life are my mom and my two daughters. My mother formed who I am, my deep seeded values and ability to love and nurture. She was my role model for most of my life.

Until I gained two new role models, my daughters, who challenged the values I held, pushed me to be more tolerant and open-minded. They are smart, kind, beautiful, tough and ambitious. They taught and continue to teach me every day.

All three of these women made me who I am today. I love them to the moon and back.