Pillow

Pillow

Take a look at your bedroom pillow. And your family’s pillows. When is the last time they were washed or replaced? The pillows collect dust mites and other yucky things. Consider replacing your pillow, or all the pillows. The cost of new pillows ranges from low to...
Use Your Dining Room

Use Your Dining Room

If you have a rarely used formal dining room in your home, use it. Plan a night to serve dinner there. Use placemats or a tablecloth, good china, cloth napkins, taper candles, etc. even if you are just serving spaghetti and meatballs. This may force everyone to clean...
Baby toys into ornaments

Baby toys into ornaments

This is the time of year where we naturally start decluttering and spring cleaning. I believe it is because when the sun comes out, we can finally see all the dirt and junk and we are horrified. You may have children’s items that are outgrown but are difficult to part...
April week 2

April week 2

This week some of our prompts are inspired by decluttering efforts that are so easy to get into this time of year. Decluttering is not particularly magical or Christmasy all by itself, but we will reward ourselves with festive treats and we will repurpose old things...
Your jewelry box

Your jewelry box

Go through your jewelry box. Organize it, clean things, give things to your daughters and granddaughters (or set them aside to give as Christmas gifts later this year). Find pieces you forgot you had. Give them to yourself and wear them again. Remember where the...
Too many recipes?

Too many recipes?

Spend an evening going through your recipe tear sheets, pin boards, etc. and remove things you aren’t ever going to cook. Let them go without any guilt. Set aside recipes you really want to try. See if you can make a schedule for testing them. One a week? One a month?...