Tag Archives: cleaning

Emptying out some of the cluttered spaces

I was driving home today after doing some errands and a very old memory popped into my head. I was young —maybe 8 years old. There was a car accident at the corner of our street, Sabra Road and Willys Parkway. … Continue reading

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Why is it so hard to let things go?

I just retired. It’s summer. Part of what I have been doing is going through “things.” Books, collections, photos, paperwork, magazines, files on innumerable subjects, artwork, wires and connectors (God knows to what), objects. Trying to pare down. To simplify. … Continue reading

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Not a trace left

I was in a cleaning frenzy today— reorganizing and scrubbing the back porch, ending up with about 5 bags of recyclables and a couple of bags for donation. JB and I even tackled half of the kitchen cupboards finally getting rid of … Continue reading

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De-cluttering

It’s always a good idea when you are feeling overwhelmed with your life or confused about issues or direction, to tackle the piles of clutter. Our garage has been storing items from our son as well as boxes of things … Continue reading

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“What’s goin on?”

I was on a roll, cleaning the house. I had just begun to mop the floors when the mophead flew off. It had totally rusted through and disengaged itself from the long handle. JB asked, “What’s going on?” when he heard … Continue reading

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Flotsam and jetsam

Phew…lots of cleaning today. I worked my way through the immense pile of mail amassed since before we left for Japan. Last year, JB bought me this amazing pair of scissors (see below) that helped me speed through the political … Continue reading

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Reopening the back porch

The reopening of the back porch is our yearly ritual. It’s when the weather gets a bit warmer and we are able to sit out on it without freezing to death. Over the winter months, the back porch becomes a … Continue reading

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