This may seem a bit strange, since it is only February 22nd, but I've been feeling like I should be doing some Spring cleaning. Maybe it's because this Winter has sort of been a dud? Or because the weather is already getting nicer? Or maybe it's because I looked at a calendar the other day and discovered that Daylight Savings is on March 11th this year? Whatever it is that's making me feel this way, I'm loving it. It finally got me in gear to go through the very large pile of magazines that has accumulated in the past 6 months, clean out the kitchen pantry and finally get a 2012 calendar (hey, I was only 51 days late!).
|Everything is in pencil because it's constantly changing!|
My final pre-Spring de-cluttering project took a little bit more time. You see, I have a confession to make. My name is Sara and I hoard magazines. It's true, I do. And it's terrible! I get magazines, I flag pages for projects, I admire the pretty pictures, I make note of the recipes - and then I toss the magazine into my magazine bin. I used to put the magazines into magazine holders, but um... they started overflowing and so into the bin they went! First, I started with this huge stack of magazines:
Then, I divided them into piles by type and went through each of them. Ones where I already had things flagged got moved into a spend more time looking pile, ones without anything flagged got a quick look through - maybe a quick tear out if I noticed something interesting - and then got tossed into the recycling bag.
After going through the pile of more flagged magazines, I ripped out pages from some, kept some and recycled the rest! Not having this overflowing bin of magazines now makes me feel a lot better!
Blurry pictures and all, I'm so excited to be starting my Spring de-cluttering now! And I am more than enjoying today's 50+ degree weather! Have any of you been starting to clean up for Spring? I cannot wait to be able to open windows and let in the fresh air that Spring has to offer!