Janice

Why Do We Treat Our Homes Like Garbage Dumps?

A neighbor down the street just put their house up for sale. The past few weeks on trash day there have been piles of junk to be picked up. house for sale

My sister-in-law decided to move and has talked about all the trash they are getting rid of in order to put their house up for sale. Every time I’ve been to her house it looks like it could be in a magazine. Apparently she has stored a lot in the basement.

Anyway, this has got me thinking about what I would keep and what I would get rid of when the time comes for me to move. It also has me thinking about why we keep the junk and trash in our current home but are not wanting to move it to our new home. …

Do You Know The Best Thing About Having a Garage Sale?

household_itemsWhen most people think about having a garage sale they start seeing in their mind all those dollar signs.  So they gather up their unused items and slap price tags on them.  Since they paid good money for the item they feel other people should be willing to pay a reasonable amount for it.

But what’s reasonable to the seller is not usually reasonable to the buyer. …

Do You Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle? How to Celebrate Earth Day Everyday of the Year.

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 3 weeks since I last posted on this blog.  I’ve been a little sidetracked.  First I was finishing up my taxes. Then I was sewing some baby things to take with me on my visit to see my newborn granddaughter. IMG_0280Pictures don’t do her justice. I know I’m bias but that’s how grandma’s are suppose to act!

 

 

Anyway, it’s time to get back to work.  Today is Earth Day which is a reminder each year that we need to take care of the earth for future generations (my granddaughter).  We do this by reducing, reusing, and recycling. …

Decluttering One Chip at a Time

“The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination.”  ~Elbert Hubbard

A sculptor will look at that block of marble and chip away only a little bit at a time. Then he will stand back and see where he should make the next chip. Decluttering should be looked at in the same way. …