It is time to Spring Ahead & perhaps the perfect time to Spring Clean!!
Speaking of Spring, we were running before sunrise the other morning and our path took us through a construction area. We didn’t realize what we thought was just dirt was actually MUD! Ugh. Into it sank my barefoot shoes. Here is a shot once we returned home. Get those shoes in the laundry! (On a barefoot note, the shoes washed up good as new & I let them air dry.)This got us thinking…springing ahead is the perfect time to spring clean & clean out. The next question is what to do with all the stuff we clean out?
- Obviously, collect those t-shirts & make a quilt.
- Donate to a local charity.
- Have a yard sale.
But what about the stuff you never use, but have a hard time giving up? Our neighborhood started having a bi-annual “Neighborhood Swap”. A pretty awesome solution, especially since neighborhood yard sales often ended up being swaps between us anyway. We bring only items that are in good condition, and we know when they are taken they will be used. It is the perfect option to clean out and share what is too precious to go to someone unknown. Any unclaimed items are collectively taken to the local Goodwill.
Our swap was this past Sunday. On Saturday, I tackled the closets & the attic to see what I could share. I found several items to offer to my neighbors, including a running hoodie that I knew Sara will LOVE!
Enjoy your Spring Ahead, Spring Cleaning & Clean OUT! Let us know how successful you are in your efforts!