Archives for January 2016

What To Do With Plastic Hangers

Remember the “no wire hangers” scene in “Mommie Dearest”? I can’t tell you how many times my sister, my mom and I have done that scene around our house and yet I think my sister still has a few.

There is something pleasing to the eye when a closet has just one type of hanger.

They are cheap. They come in a variety of colors and, yes, you can have too many. Once you start weeding through your clothes you will have extra hangers.

If you are crafty, there is no end to the possibilities but most people won’t follow through and they will remain in your closet taking up space. If you are going to start taking chances when it comes to decluttering, this is a good place to start.

White plastic hangersGO FOR IT!

What To Do With Jewelry Gift Boxes

They are pretty but do you use them? Are they empty? There is your starting point.

Maybe you simply save for when you need a small box for your own gift giving. That was why Carol saved these handy little holders but it was time to let go. As pretty as they were, they were taking up space. Letting go of small things give us momentum. Three simple questions. Do I use it? Do I need it? Do I enjoy it?

Jewelry Gift Boxes

What To Do With Chicken Decorations?

They are gone! Once I mentioned to someone how much I would love to have “chickens”, the chicken gifts started. Don’t get me wrong. I still love them and have real ones but there was no reason to clutter the house with all sorts of chicken stuff.

Two less things to clean.Chicken Decoractions

What To Do With Tea Sets

tea pots

 

Life is about making memories.

This story is in honor of my Auntie Bette. She passed away in Nov of 2015.

ZOMBIE TEA PARTIES

Bette was a real southern lady. It was important to her that she teach her daughters and grand daughters manners.

She was beautiful and smart but it was her sense of humor that made her famous.

One day when her grand daughters were visiting, she suggested that they would have a tea party. This was her opportunity to teach them how to properly sip tea, with the pinky finger extended and then how to blot like a lady with the napkin, along with polite conversation.

At some point during their tea party, Bette would grab her throat and would pretend like someone had poisoned her tea. With a wink in her eye, she would rise up with arms extended and announce she was a ZOMBIE and the fun screaming and running around the house would begin.

The ending was always the same. She would find them and tickle and kiss them.

It soon became a tradition. One of her grand daughters, through her tears, retold this story at Bette’s memorial service.

Her influence was tremendous in our lives. I can only imagine her reunion with my dad and the rest of our family in heaven.

Love live the ZOMBIE TEA PARTIES!

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What To Do With Ironing Boards?

Every house has one. But why? It’s so rare that we iron because most of the clothes we buy are “no iron” clothes.

They take up space but we do occasionally use them. Are there alternatives? How about the kitchen counter?

Mine is still in a closet but I think it’s time. Can’t even remember the last time I used it.
Ironing Board

Life Hack

“A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.”

When it comes to organizing your stuff, the best life hack advise out there is, first get rid of things you don’t need or use or enjoy.

It’s that simple.

You will be amazed with the results.