Monthly Archives: February 2014

5 Tips for Clearing out the Clutter

Jennifer Wilder

78518468About once a quarter, I bite the bullet and clear out some clutter, get some things organized, and give some stuff away. Being a sentimental person, sometimes it’s hard to let go of things that may have belonged to a loved one who has passed away. Sometimes, it’s also hard to get rid of something I spent quite a bit of money on but have never used. Here are some things I try to keep in mind:

1)   Have a giveaway box or bag. Every few months, I pull out a box and set it in the corner of the basement. As things come into my home that I know right away I’m not going to keep—the free T-shirt from whatever event, the “gift” with purchase, etc.—they go directly into the giveaway box in the basement. They do not pass my bedroom door, they do not collect dust in the…

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Q & A



Q: My absolute favourite reason to go to TOWN?

A: The pretty wrap.

(and Shelley makes it very pretty.)

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30 Germy Things You Forget to Clean

Yes, easy to forget this list of things

Angela Says


The fact that we touch hundreds of things everyday means we have quite a few things that we ought to disinfect. I was putting on my makeup this morning, like I do every morning, except for hobo days, and it suddenly occurred to me that I have never disinfected my makeup bottles once. Not ever. Then I stopped thinking because then I become a little germaphobic and can’t touch things until I forget. So here’s a list of 30 things you forget to clean with some of the normal ones and a few that will make you think twice. You’re welcome. 🙂

  1. Furniture
  2. Knobs
  3. Handles
  4. Buttons
  5. Electronics
  6. Pillows
  7. Laundry bags, liners
  8. Retainers
  9. Contact cases/glasses case
  10. Tooth brushes
  11. Bath mats
  12. Headphones
  13. Keys
  14. TV remote
  15. Water bottle
  16. Gym bag
  17. Kitchen sponges/rags
  18. Blankets
  19. Rugs
  20. Faucets
  21. Toys
  22. Makeup brushes
  23. Tweezers
  24. Pens
  25. Gaming remotes
  26. Cleaning tools
  27. Carpets
  28. Make up bottles
  29. Pill bottles
  30. Purses

Happy Cleaning!

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