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This is Spring Clean up week in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It happens once a year. The city will remove clutter you put on your curb for no additional fees. I get a kick out of Spring Clean Up Week because there are some very enterprising individuals collecting useful items from the things others are [...]
We all have stuff we need, stuff we like, and stuff we’d rather get rid of. We have stuff from family, stuff from friends, and stuff we’ve purchased ourselves. How do you make a plan to live in harmony with your stuff? It starts with a question… How much space do you want to [...]
Have you ever been really busy working on a project, get it completed and then notice how messy your workspace became? Sometimes creativity is like a thunderstorm. You have things all over the place and you’re flowing from one thing to another without really seeing that you’re the eye of the storm and leaving a [...]
When Springtime finally rolls around, it can be a fun task to sort through winter clothing. It’s great to celebrate the ending of another winter by putting away clothing that won’t be needed for many months. Here are a few tips to give your closets a spring cleaning. Check the pockets of all your winter [...]
As winter comes to an end, mid-March is a good time to sort through toys. Children play with some toys more than others. Some toys are well-loved. Some toys are momentary distractions. Sorting through toys as winter ends could become an early Spring habit. Decide how much space you’ll use to store toys. Once you’ve [...]
According to TimeandDate.com: “Leap Day is February 29, which is an extra (intercalary) day added during a Leap Year, making the year 366 days long – and not 365 days, like a common (normal) year. Nearly every 4 years is a Leap Year in our modern Gregorian calendar.” February 29, 2012 finds me suffering from [...]
Have you ever had one of those mornings where nothing seems to go the way you expected? Everyone is rushing around the house. Someone can’t find a shoe. Someone else is looking for a misplaced homework assignment. You’re wondering if there’s enough gas in the car to drop the kids off at school and get [...]
Doesn’t it seem as if time is passing by faster than ever before? We lead busy lives. We have a variety of commitments. More than ever time is at a premium. What can we remove from our lives to give us more time? How about changing the way we think about what we store as [...]