Instead of cleaning this spring, I’m trying to get rid of things that are unused. Yesterday I took the hard drives out of our two no longer used desktop computers and we brought them to the electronics recycling centre. Always remember – when disposing of computers, don’t leave them on the curb to be incorporated into landfill, bring them to an electronics recycling centre, and take out those hard drives first (they contain personal information!). These computers are a relief to have out of the house, because every time we move it was one trip for each computer tower, and one for the screens and keyboards.
I’ve been going through my clothing pretty consistently and picking things out slowly. We did some larger clothing donation purges this winter as well.
I am also trying to use up those remaining bottles of things. Finishing off toothpaste containers with small amounts of toothpaste, using the small amounts of shampoo in the multiple bottles of shampoo that were almost empty that you replaced and forgot about, finishing off body and hand lotion containers, using the rest of cleaning products before using new ones and transitioning into natural based cleaners. It is incredible how all these containers add up, and it will be good to use up all these things before buying new products. So far, things are going well and it is going on a month of trying to use up all these odds and ends.
These things really help, especially when we are thinking of moving in the next couple months. Moving is always stressful, from finding the perfect new place, budgeting, the whole shebang. So after looking at places today, we went to buy some wine.