Seven days of no swimming makes one weak. Spring is Here!
Look around you and remember all the good things of Spring are actually here! So what are you waiting for… buy some sand and let’s have a bar-b-q in the back yard! Or head to the Lake or Beach…
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” – Aristotle
Put the seed of your dream in the soil of your faith. So, when you plant it, God’s Dream for Your Life will Spring Forth.
1 Corinthians 3 (NIV)
6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.
Hacking through a winter’s worth of clutter is one of spring cleaning’s more aggravating tasks. Tackling overgrown mounds of winter coats or heaps of dusty old magazines can be tough enough, but if your storage space is severely limited, finding a place to put it all can be nearly impossible.
- Toss It – If you haven’t used something in more than two years, there’s a good chance you never will. Toss it, donate it to charity or put it in deep storage.
- Shrink It – You’ve probably seen the ads for the vacuum seal storage bags on TV. Stuff in a bunch of pillows and blankets, seal it up and then suck out the air with your vacuum cleaner. For plush items like blankets, pillows and winter clothes, you can reduce your storage needs by 75 percent. In addition to saving space, the bags have hygienic benefits, too, protecting your stuff from dampness and dust mites.
- Think Horizontal – Most people make poor use of out-of-the way floor space. The areas under beds, couches or small crawl spaces either go unused. Label containers for quick access and reserve easy-to-reach spaces for frequently used items.
- Think Vertical -If the top shelf of your closet has become a disorganized dumping ground for all manner of junk, you’re not making good use of your vertical space, either. By adding a few extra storage units to your shelf, you can not only get your mess under control, but add extra feet of storage space to your closet. And by buying easily stackable, modular units, you can expand your storage as your space needs grow.
And you can apply this same principle to your garage. Simply invest in a few heavy-duty hooks that you can sink into your garage’s rafters to get bikes and other large items out of the way.
By Megan Whitworth of Texas Forest Country Living
It’s the time of year to roll up your sleeves and do some spring cleaning. Experts point out that it’s helpful to streamline the tools you use to do the job and the tasks you seek to accomplish.
“An all-purpose cleaner and a tough degreasing agent can be used in so many areas of the home,” said Jeff Devlin, a licensed contractor who’s appeared on several home improvement television shows. Devlin’s first tip: look to reduce the number of products in your cleaning arsenal. “Along with high-quality sprays and cloths, I use one all-purpose cleaner that also contains degreasing ingredients.”
Devlin, along with Mean Green and its line of heavy-duty, all-purpose cleaners offer these different strategies for critical areas of your home.