Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter

My sister Gwen is coming to spend  Easter with Mum and us...  Mum is very pleased about this, she is busy dusting and making things pretty.





I love seeing her happy like this... Mum loves it when  my brothers and sisters visit...


Happy Easter wishes to all
Hugs and Blessings...
Barb xxx

Sunday, April 13, 2014

hello to de-cluttering...

Hello ...I've joined a site on FB that helps and encourages you to de-clutter your home and life.....

It's wonderful.

I've sent just over 1600 'things' out of my house in 6 weeks.   ( We call it Tossing)
These things are recycled, put in the rubbish bin, passed on to whoever wants them, sold or donated to charity.

The site  is ......http://www.pinterest.com/in8organising/

The strategy is to Toss out 8 things or more a day  .... or clean out a drawer or cupboard for 8 minutes.
It works..

I finally got into the roof and sorted and Tossed my Owl and Shoe collections ...they have been stored for 6 years...
There were 135 Owls and 73 in the ornamental shoe and accessories collection. My family took most of these because they had bought many of them for me.........This was quite an emotional exercise for me.

I have tossed/cleaned out from most rooms of my house and it's starting to look lighter and fresher...
Mum's not allowed to drink green and herbal teas because of the potassium..... so these went to my daughter...

My son and my girl friend each had stored a box of books at our house...... now gone... 108 books between them... out of my house..wonderful...

I'm sure you get the idea...
It's been very rewarding to see less in drawers and cupboards ...
The more I'm Tossing the more my way of looking at my possessions is changing..... and I realise how little I really need to be happy...

Hubby is thinking of going through his things now... (it's catching)

Bye for now..... Hugs and Blessings...
Barb xxx