In our house, Spring is a time for cleanup. We start indoors and then finish outside. This year was different for us. The weather was warmer sooner, so the outdoors was tackled first. We groomed overgrown plants and shrubs, trimmed trees, weeded and mulched the flower beds, and more. Now it feels like it’s time to enjoy the year with family and friends.
Because Spring came early, our annual ritual was thrown off. We skipped the indoor clutter cleaning. Now we’re left with random deadlines that we are trying to follow.
- There was our town’s Sneaker Recycling Day…
- …That happened to be the same day as our town’s Paper Shredding Day.
- We have an old/unused/outdated medication drop-off (to help us clean out our medicine cabinets without poisoning the ground or groundwater).
- And then there was Hazardous Waste Day. We got rid of the last of the chemicals! We’re making great strides towards using all natural products.
That’s in our town. Does your town have programs to help you set clutter-clearing goals?
We are still left with many indoor projects that don’t coincide with a specific date, and those can get pushed off. Little by little, they will get done. We have been tackling scanning and tossing paperwork. No matter how hard we try, paper builds up.
To help you get your life simplified, check out the resources page on our website. We’ve added some new links to help you get rid of that extra stuff.
One resource we mention is Craigslist.org. We used Craigslist to give away an old TV. Just because we didn’t need it, didn’t mean that someone else couldn’t make good use of it. It’s better than having it go to a landfill.
If you try one of the resources on our list, or use another one we haven’t listed, let us know. I love hearing success stories and learning about new resources for getting rid of unwanted items.