Updated: Sep 7, 2021
Olive Wagar I am very thankful that my little corner of the world has four seasons. I enjoy seeing the promise of Genesis 8:22 unfold before my eyes: “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.”
Knowing that spring is right around the corner motivates me to follow through with the following simple refreshing tips:
S—SORT through your clothes! Go ahead and freshen up your wardrobe by saying goodbye to clothes that don’t fit, don’t look great, and you don’t like. P—PURGE those plastic cups and plastic containers. R—READ the magazines (or cancel the subscription). Then freshen up a hospital waiting room by donating your magazines while they are still current. I—IMAGINE a calm, clean, uncluttered living room…then write down what you can do every day to make it a reality. N—NIP the avalanche of junk mail by signing up for opt-out services, such as: www.optoutprescreen.com www.yellowpagesoptout.com www.dmachoice.org G—GIVE your extra and unwanted books, DVDs, and CDs to your local library for their annual sale. I—INITIATE one new easy healthy habit. S—START your day with a clean and shiny and empty sink. A – ASK for help from a professional organizer! :) L—LEAVE behind the mistakes and clutter of the past. M—MINIMIZE your cleaning supplies by using multi-purpose products. O—OPEN the curtains, wash the windows, and let the sun shine in your rooms. S—SET limits on your garage storage with similar sized sturdy bins with labels. T – TAKE the time to sort through games and toys your children have outgrown. H—HEAVE old travel brochures, knickknacks, coffee mugs, T-shirts, souvenirs, and bulky suitcases to make room for fresh adventures. E—ELIMINATE last year’s clutter from your porch and yard. R—REPLACE your stained and faded kitchen towels with fresh new ones that make you smile. E—ENJOY each spring day. Let your heart be refreshed and renewed! Do yourself a favor--take advantage of the change of seasons to refresh your home. Use the next three months before summer to discover the less cluttered side of life. Decide what truly matters in your current season of life. Welcome the opportunity to live with less stuff!