Tips on Cleaning Out Your Closets. Sometimes You Need To Let Things Go.

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Tips on cleaning out your closets.

Cleaning and organizing your closets can be exciting, relieving and stressful.

Do you spend time each morning rummaging through your closets?

Be prepared cleaning out your closet can be an emotional process. Some people have an attachment to clothing. Remember if the clothing makes you feel bad or guilty get rid of it. Remember we have closets all throughout our house. That hallway closet, the extra room, the upstairs and the pantry.

If it’s clothing try on everything. Look in the mirror. Breathe and look again. If you love it, keep it, if you don’t then get rid of it. This can help clean up your life. If you need more space don’t move to a bigger house, own less stuff. Are you ready to make a plan?

Tips on Cleaning out your closet.

  1. Make a date.

Set a goal to get organized and mark it on your calendar.

  1. Set up your favorite music.

Find your happy songs on your playlist.

  1. Take everything out of your closet and put it on your bed. This may seem overwhelming, but try to see the end goal of organization. If this is a pantry put the items on the table.
  2. Try on the clothing if it doesn’t fit it get rid of it. This step takes the longest but is necessary for you to see how much clothing you do not need. Look in the mirror. Breathe. If you are cleaning the hallway or the laundry room. Ask yourself do I really need this item.
  3. Ask yourself have I worn this clothing in the past 6 months. If you don’t reach for this item to wear what makes you think you might wear it again. Have I used this item in the past several months or is it just taking up space?
  4. Is this item in style? Ask yourself if you would buy this item today on a shopping trip?
  5. Do I feel good when I wear this item? Does this item make me confident?
  6. Put items into categories  Sell, Donate , Trash. Miscellaneous items count too. Test is this useful?
  7. Take a break. Breathe. Let it go. Inhale. Exhale. Drink some water and eat a snack.
  8. Organize your closet the way it makes sense to you. Do you need shelves? Do you need a shoe holder? Do you need bins? Think about what kind of hangers you want? How much storage do you need for seasonal items?
  9. Check with your local charity to donate your items. They are often non profits and will give you a tax donation letter. Or call your friends and family to sort through if they might. Organizing your stuff can bring new energy to this space.
  10. Throw out the trash or recycle and repurpose. Old T-shirts make great rags.
  11. Have a garage sale or sell online local facebook groups are great for this. Make money to save for your favorite things. A local overnight trip or a date with your loved one. 464428-get-organized-tech-that-pays-you-to-clean-out-your-closet
  12. Be mindful and reflect on decluttering your life. Letting go is a process.
  13. This may be an emotional process be prepared.

Remember be thankful for what you have and remind yourself it is enough. Enjoy the new energy of your new space. You can start your day with a positive feeling.

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Home Remedies For a Cold

You can get a cold year round. There are more than 200 different strains of “cold” viruses, mainly made up of rhinoviruses. The average adult in the US will get 2-4 colds per year. The average child will get 6-8. These types of viruses usually are associated with mild symptoms. Up to 25% of infected people won’t show any symptoms at all.

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When a cold strikes, you may have symptoms like:

Scratchy or sore throat
Sneezing
Stuffy nose
Watery eyes
Mucus draining from your nose into your throat

More severe symptoms, such as high fever or muscle aches, may be a sign that you have the flu rather than a cold.

Steps to protect yourself.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay away from people who are sick

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Prevent spreading your cold.

  • Avoid close contact with others, such as hugging, kissing, or shaking hands
  • Move away from people before coughing or sneezing
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue then throw it away, or cough and sneeze into your upper shirt sleeve, completely covering your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose

How to feel better with Home Remedies.

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Sore Throat use this recipe.

  • Mix hot water with 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons apple vinegar, some cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix well and drink

Cough , Cold, Flu try this.

  • 3 teaspoons of lemon juice, 3 teaspoons of Ginger powder, 3 teaspoons of Turmeric power, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup of honey. Mix well store in cool place. Take one teaspoon in the morning and 1 teaspoon at night for a week

BRAT natural Remedies for the stomach bug.

  • Bananna
  • Rice
  • Apple
  • Toast

Constipation use these.

  • Prune juice
  • Honey
  • Spinach
  • Olive oil
  • Apple cider Vinegar

There is no cure for a cold. To feel better, you should get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids. Drink as much water as possible. Talk to your doctor before giving your child nonprescription cold medicines, since some medicines contain ingredients that are not recommended for children.

Also try these :

  • Chicken Soup.
  • Echinacea.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Gargling with salt water reduces and loosens mucus, which contains bacteria and allergens.
  • Vapor rub

Being sick, even when you’re home in bed, isn’t fun. The combination of body aches, fever, chills, and nasal congestion can be enough to make anyone miserable. I hope you and your family fast recoveries this cold season.

 

 

The ever-turning rhythm of the seasons becomes my pattern for the stages of life. Not all leaves turn vivid colors in the fall.

The ever-turning rhythm of the seasons becomes my pattern for the stages of life. Not all leaves turn vivid colors in the fall.

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Page 42 of “The Tree of Happiness”

I spent much of my free time on a tree platform with my

brother, Bobby. We were closest.

That tree with Bobby was the first place I can ever remember

experiencing internal joy. The trunk held us up high on the branches

as we constructed our tranquility. The wooden platform was nailed

with hundreds of nails.

I could feel God in this tree. Yes, God as I knew him.

Genuine love!

This tree, without purpose or intent, gave me shade and

shelter from the chaos in my childhood. The bark was fractured,

coarse and grayish brown. The height reached sixty or sixty-five

feet.

It was a creation of God’s, just like I was. It was a home for

birds, squirrels, bugs and me. I would lie, nestled in my home, and

feel the sunlight welcoming my spirit. I examined every part of this

elm. The green leaves were oval and came to a point at one end.

There were lines down the middle of each leaf, and their sides were

jagged. I would climb my way to God every time I would lose heart

or feel anxious. This was my first realization that there would,

eventually, be a time for everything.

I think I was in fourth or fifth grade when my father opened

his church. The place of worship was a small congregation in the

middle of the bad side of town.

We went to church plenty. We had revivals. We sang old

hymns. We studied the Bible.

I was a preacher’s kid.

Later, I was in a prison of a different kind, trapped in the pain

of chronic depression with no way out.

 

I remember a sermon about there being a time for birth, a

time to die; a time to plant and a time to harvest. This lodged itself in

my conscience. It became a lens through which I could understand

the world around me.

I would think of all the things God made while I was sitting

 

in my nest, created of boards and nails. The jagged green leaves

intrigued me. They whispered to me, or so I pretended. The steady

breeze gave them a language only I could understand. Each fall, the

leaves would turn yellowish and plummet to the ground. Then the

old elm tree looked barren. But after the hardship winter, the tree and

its leaves emerged again for the spring season. After the flowering,

there were always plenty of elm seeds. And the umbrella tree of

shade returned.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is a well-known passage that deals with the balanced, cyclical nature of life and says that there is a proper time for everything.

Fall is my favorite season. Something magical happens to my heart during this time of year. It is the smells in the air, the hot soups,  the crunching of the crisp leaves, and the time for healing. It is a time for family and gatherings.