In early spring when we’re either deluged with rain or buffeted by wind and snow, it still feels like the waiting time will be long for better weather! Even the old adage “April showers bring May flowers” isn’t much consolation when it’s grey!
My high school motto was “carpe diem” – otherwise understood as seize the day; it’s a perfect lead-in to sunshine and flower time! If you’ve been toying with thoughts of make some lifestyle changes it can be an excellent exercise to review, refresh and ratify your ideas.
Hand print a single idea on an old-fashioned recipe card (if you have any) or on a piece of stiff paper. You’ll need one card for each idea, each cut to the same size. It’s unlikely you’ll have enough to shuffle together, nonetheless, arrange them face up on a surface where you won’t have to disturb them. Over the next few days, arrange and rearrange the cards until you have them in a step by step order or priority. Voila – your plan now has form and substance!
If you’re thinking of downsizing, for example, make up cards for:
1) Clear bedroom closet
2) Clear other closets
Set aside what you don’t want, need or use anymore.
3) Get some packing boxes from grocery store, liquor store,
UPS or FedEx stores.
4) Service club or churches
Is there a winter coats/boots or other clothing collection services?
Too many tools or equipment? Sort and set aside, give away
7) China Cabinet
If you aren’t entertaining on a large scale keep only what you use
8) Good china/dishes
9) Furniture & Linens
Consignment shops, new and used stores or Habitat for Humanity,Salvation Army, other family households, neighbours
These are just a few of many ideas you’ll come up with.
“Pitter-patter, let’s get at ‘er”…