Welcome back everyone. I'm excited for today's blog because it will give us all something to focus on besides our current inbound situation.
My Mom grew up in a time where everyone saved everything. That has driven me crazy the last two years that I've been living with her because I hate to feel crowded and she saves almost everything.
The past few months I've been throwing out some of her many used plastic containers and talking her into saving less bottle lids and other miscellaneous items. This month I've wished I didn't throw away so many plastic containers because we are going to start growing our herbs and greens inside. That happens sometimes so I need to forgive myself and move on.
Do any of you remember a time when you were cleaning out a space and found something you forgot you bought and it felt like a present? Well I thought we could have some fun, while creating the opportunity to save money and not have to leave our homes.
Today's challenge is to have everyone in your family go on a treasure or scavenger hunt through your house. You could just look for a certain list of things or you could just go through different rooms and see what you can find. You can make it a race or just a slow family bonding activity. Notice the reactions of your family when they find certain things. Taking a video of the activity to post would be a good way to spread the word and bring joy to others.
You can sort what you find by category like money, unopened items, clothing, toys, tools, etc.
Then decide how you can use those items to help supplement what you already have on hand or to create something you really need. You can put things you want to use now in a special place and store away the ones you feel you won't need for now. Maybe you can have a yard-sale or a swap.
At the center we are doing this and we'll be saving some good usable items to put in our community swap. This will help us clear up space and help out families who've struggled through the pandemic. You can save your items to come join our swap or create your own community swap when all this is over.
I hope to see some comments telling about your experiences and the fun things you found in your family treasure hunt.
BE HAPPY, SAFE AND HEALTHY.