Why is it that we always clean out our closest and drawers in spring?? We never hear of winter cleaning do we? So why spring? Maybe it’s because we are getting ready for summer and we want to buy new things and shed the old. Or is because we want to make everything nice , neat and organized? I highly doubt it’s the latter! Well that is unless you are a perfectionist like me! I find doing spring cleaning is a monumental task which requires a lot of sacrifice and a lot of trash bags!
Well here in Spain they do recycle yes I know it’s hard to believe but they do. So that means I have to separate all of my trash into nice little piles: plastics, paper, glass and well of course nothing of the above normal waste. However that’s when you are throwing things to the trash.
If I am not throwing away things that can be used by someone else? I think that the sorting process is very difficult. When is it okay to throw away or donate something that was a gift ? A purse perhaps that was a gift? What does one do if said purse is not loved anymore or used? Donate it to a friend? What if you donate it to a friend and later that friend is seen carrying that bag by the original giver? Hmmmm Trash it ? Well if it can be used that’s not right there is enough trash in the world! Remember doesn’t really fit into my piles, Paper, plastic, glass and well other! So what is the appropriate time length?? I have always wondered. 5 years 10 years? It’s hard to tell right? I have been doing my spring cleaning and I have found a scarf that I have had since 2000. I have officially decided that it will go to donation! It’s just too long 11 years! A friend once told me if you haven’t worn or used it in the last two months then well it’s for donation or tossing Honey!
My best advice is put on your ipod best songs mix and spend the day going through a mini life journey and toss or donate what you don’t need! Someones’s trash is someone else’s treasure!!
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Yes there I said it “Trash the dress” can you believe it? Well I couldn’t believe it… that’s what I saw this last weekend in a Wedding Expo. It was a new gimmick from a photographer ! I swear the girl was trying to sell this special album to the couple I went with to the expo. So basically it entails destroying your $$$$$ wedding dress and suit for you gentlemen. Yeah I think it’s fantastic to put on my wedding dress again and go to the ocean and trash the dress! Wonderful! let me put my money to waste while someone photographs it and then I pay to have that in a album. Are you serious??? Oh did I mention that the girl was telling my friends that it was soooo American?? I have never seen this ever in any wedding pages. I mean maybe I am out of the loop of the US but serious! I need feed back on this please!!!!
Hola y Welcome to my blog!!
Over the last few weeks I have been debating wether or not to start a blog… I thought about a title ,what to write about… I though the best thing would be about my experiences here in Zaragoza, Spain. I moved here for love pure and simple (in September 2006). My sacrifice has paid off. This past August I married my fantastic husband (who I have known for 10 years).
Besos desde Zaragoza