Monday, March 13, 2017

Simplifying Your Closet

I'm on a mission in 2017 to simplify our lives, top to bottom. Attic to basement.

Maybe you dream of simplifying too?

Well, I know one thing for sure. Looking at my daughter's toys, and my craft supplies, and bins of college mementos --- all those things are totally overwhelming. Starting there is an exercise in frustration.

Marie Kondo talks about this in her book, "The Magic of Tidying Up." She says that you have to learn the process of simplifying and letting go with things that aren't sentimental or overwhelming. Her process starts with books. But books are much more meaningful to me, personally, than clothes. :-)

So last weekend I decided to start with something I could tackle in one day: simplifying my closet.

Lemon, Honey and Vinegar Sore Throat Potion

This is my go-to remedy as soon as I start to feel that dreaded tickle in the back of my throat that says a cold is on the way. It's wonderful for full-on it hurts to swallow sore throats!

The taste, to me, is an interesting lemony-tart with a kick from the vinegar. My husband thinks it smells awful and tastes worse, which I find funny because I'm the picky eater of the family!

This is my own version of sore throat remedies that I found all over the internet quite a few years ago when I was suffering with the kind of pain in your throat that keeps you from sleeping. When even breathing hurts. Honey is fantastic for coughs and sore throats!