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“The Cleaning Chronicles #13” Why Bother?

This is why. It's simple: It's about time. It's about space. It's about peace of mind. It's about getting it clean and orderly and getting more elbow room. It's about creating space for not only you but creating time for... Continue Reading →

“The Cleaning Chronicles #12” 1000 Pounds of Stuff

1000 pounds. That's a lot of stuff. At least it sounds that way. But I think it's easily achieved if I include the heavy items like furniture, pots, pans, tools, cast iron cookware, bags and bags of clothing, paper, glassware,... Continue Reading →

“The Cleaning Chronicles #10” How Much is Enough?

Well? How much is enough? Easy enough question. But not many people have the answer. Bernie Madoff certainly didn't. And look where that got him. We are trained by the media to buy, buy, buy. We need that toaster oven, that pasta... Continue Reading →

“The Cleaning Chronicles #8” : I’d Rather Stick Needles in my Eyes

The top two shelves. Ackkkkk! I plan to edit, straighten and clean the food pantry today. And yes, I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. Formerly a coat closet, (I put shelves in as I don't have that many coats.)... Continue Reading →

“The Cleaning Chronicles #7” : Editing More Than My Words

I've been doing more than just editing my words these last ten days. I've been editing stuff out of my life. Stuff I don't need. Stuff I didn't even remember I had. Stuff I no longer wanted to be responsible... Continue Reading →

“The Cleaning Chronicles #6”: The Pressure Cooker Conundrum

I have a pressure cooker. I've used it once. To be honest, I'm a little afraid of it. I don't like pressure. And although the pressure cooker is a fast and easy way of cooking food in a hurry, they... Continue Reading →

“The Cleaning Chronicles #5”: The Toughest Part is Pulling the Trigger

I didn't clean the entire porch at once. I did parts of the porch. This mirror was a part. Getting started is the hardest part. It's all just so much! Well, I suppose it is when you look at all of... Continue Reading →

“The Cleaning Chronicles #4”: You Don’t Have to Live With Your Mistakes

Going to charity. And I'm not done. We all make mistakes. And sometimes those mistakes are shopping mistakes. We see something on sale and think, "That would work in my wardrobe." Or, "I really should be making my own pasta."... Continue Reading →

Cleaning Chronicles #2: Parrots in the House and Keeping it Clean…Good Luck

How many screwdrivers is enough? Keeping a house clean and clutter-free when you care for parrots presents some tricky challenges. You've got some real piggies that love to toss crap all over the place. The dust, dander and feathers they... Continue Reading →

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