Spring Fling Wrapup #4 | Families
Spring has sprung and it’s a wonderful time to get rid of clutter and start fresh. Join me for the entire month of April for a Spring Fling. Every day we will be sorting, discarding and flinging items and ideas from a wide variety of areas of our home and lives. You can pick and choose which flings you would like do. You can do them every day or do them at your own pace. It’s all up to you!
And remember good and done is better than perfect and postponed! So let’s start flinging!
Day 22 Medicine Cabinet: Go through your medicine cabinet or drawer. Fling anything that is expired, both over the counter and prescriptions. If you have controlled substances like narcotics, contact your local pharmacy for information on the best way to dispose of them. Be sure to check your first aid supplies too!
Day 23 Purses: OK, ladies, this is a hard one! Pull out all of those purses. Do you really need 5 black bags? Fling any that you haven’t used in over a year or that are really out of style. Keep the most functional ones and the ones you truly love. Bonus points if you sort through your wallets and other small bags.
Day 24 Plastic Containers: Pull out all of those Tupperware containers and old butter tubs. If they don’t have lids, they definitely should be flung. Decide how many you actually need, keep the nicest ones and recycle the rest.
Day 25 Recipes: We all do it - ripping yummy looking recipes out of magazines and newspapers. Then those slips of papers languish in a folder, file or cupboard forever, never to be used again. So this fling is to go through your collection of torn-out recipes and, being brutally honest with yourself, toss the recipes that you’ve never made, you are never going to make and if you did, you’d go online to find the recipe.
Day 26 Sports Equipment: If you have kids, a husband or are athletic yourself, you probably have old/extra/outdated sports equipment laying around. Fling those too-small tennis racquets and the basketballs that look more like squashed grapes. Make room for equipment that you truly use and love.
Day 27 Wrapping Paper: Gather all of your wrapping paper together. Fling any paper that is ripped or is faded. If you find yourself only using gift bags, consider donating or recycling your wrapping paper.
Day 28 Front of Your Fridge: Take some time to declutter the front of your fridge by removing those old party invites and yellowed cartoons and pare down your magnets. Your refrigerator is a large piece of real estate in your kitchen and by making it a clean slate (or at least cleaner), you can create an island of calm in the normally chaotic kitchen.
Day 29 Your Camera Roll: Fling those pictures off of your phone and onto your computer or at the very least into the cloud (iCloud, Dropbox) Not sure how to do this? Google your kind of phone and “download photos”. This should give you step by step instructions. Bonus points if you delete the bad pictures BEFORE you download.
Day 30 Your Calendar: Take a good look at the commitments on your calendar. What are you doing just because others are expecting you to and what would you really enjoy getting rid of? Fling as many extras from your schedule as possible and make time for the things you truly love - your family, your hobbies, your passions.
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Andi Willis is a Professional Organizer and the owner of Good Life Organizing based in Perry, GA. She is passionate about helping people find creative solutions to organize their homes and simplify their lives. From piles of old photos to files of digital pictures, bedrooms to playrooms, home offices to kitchens, no project is too large or too small to tackle. Working with clients from busy moms to busy executives, Andi can help you get past the clutter and get on with your life! Andi is a proud member of National Association of Professional Organizers, Institute for Challenging Disorganization, Association of Personal Photo Organizers and the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.
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