Where is this year going already? What, we're in April now? April? Suddenly this year is not nearly so new any more, not so fresh and this is the time when all those New Year resolutions have clearly fallen by the wayside. I'm sorry to report that mine to are in danger of going that way.
The March goal was to 'de-clutter & making our home greener'
As for the de-cluttering, I managed to sort out the cupboard under the sink in the bathroom and I put a couple of items from my wardrobe on e-Bay and another sack to charity. I didn't quite go through the mountains of discarded photographs, or sort out the many items put aside for scrap-booking, or go though the kitchen cupboards or the bedroom so that bit of the March goal is still very much running into April.
However, the making our home greener bit I did to some extent.
I've had a clear out, starting with all the potions and lotions we use in the bathroom. Mostly getting rid of everything that had parabens in, which are nasty things that can be absorbed in through the skin. I found Green People who don't use parabens or any other horrid chemicals in any of their products.
I made an order and replaced our deodorant, facial wash, facial cream and shampoo. I also use the eye-liner and mascara and can report that everything I have got from them is wonderful. Fresh smelling, works brilliantly and most importantly, hasn't got any nasties hidden inside.
I've also been using coconut oil for loads of things, and not just cooking. It's a great make-up remover and hand-cream and wonderful body lotion. Also got rid of a tiny bit of dry skin Aidan was suffering from.
As for cleaning, I've been using e-cloths on everything.
They are fabulous, just a dab of water and they leave everything sparkling. I also have a bottle of white wine vinegar mixed with equal quantities of water in a spray bottle that I use as a surface cleaner. And another spray bottle with equal parts tee-tree oil and water that I use for mildew and mould.
So throughout April I will de-clutter as well as doing Aprils own goal which is to 'meditate mindfulness and become less anxious.' Quite a biggie, I've got a yoga class planned next week so that's one step in the right direction.