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Spring has Sprung

on April 19, 2012

I don’t know what its is about Spring, but I always want to clean up and clean out the winter blahs. This means cleaning up and organizing the inside of my house and getting my yard ready for some color. Here are a few websites with some great cleaning tips. A few show you how to clean with household items, while others suggest some green cleaners you can buy to use.

Make Your Own Household Cleaners: Care2, The Daily Green

Green Cleaners: Seventh Generation, Simple Green , Green Works 

How to Spring Clean: Better Homes & Gardens,

Clean with your kids: Organized Home , Education.com

Once your house is clean, you might be wondering what to do with all the clothes your kids have outgrown and all the toys they no longer use. There are a few locations where you can take your items. Some will earn you a few bucks while others are tax deductible and benefit your community.

Consignment to earn some money: Dani’s Duds, Classy Kids Consignment

Donations: Salvation Army,  Goodwill,

Donating building materials: Community Forklift , Habitat for Humanity Restore

Looking for some creative organizing tips that don’t break the bank? Or do you prefer to buy your items at the Container Store.  I like to fall in between and mix the two. If you’re looking for some great projects to do with your kids, you can create some great boxes to use for organizing their toys.  Need some more structure to get things cleaned and organized?  Try Fly Lady. You will get a daily email with what you need to done for the day.

Now, if you’re not too exhausted its on to the outside! If you haven’t prepped your yard yet, it’s not too late. Click here for some excellent suggestions on maintaining your landscape. If your thinking of updating your landscape, here is a free program from Better Homes & Gardens.


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