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Spring Fling Day 9: Car Trunk

Spring Fling Day 9: Car Trunk

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Spring Fling Day 9: Car Trunk - Time to tackle your car trunk.  Grab a trash bag and head out to your car. Pull everything out of the trunk.  Empty out the trash, take the extra shoes and miscellaneous sports equipment where they belong and only put back the things you really need. Think about containerizing the things you carry with you all the time. I use an old milk crate to hold my emergency kit, tool bag and shopping bags.  You spend so much time in your car, make it a great place to be.

Spring Fling Day 8: Hair Products

Spring Fling Day 8: Hair Products

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Spring Fling Day 8:  Hair Products - Today let’s head to the bathroom. Gather all of your hair products (including shampoo and conditioner) and fling those you are never going to finish using. Go ahead and admit that you are never going to use that spiking gel or strange smelling shampoo again! Dump it down the sink and then recycle the bottles. If you have unopened bottles of product, you can consider donating them to a women’s shelter.

Spring Fling Day 7: Email

Spring Fling Day 7: Email

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Spring Fling Day 7: Email -  Go through your email and fling all those ads, newsletters and other emails you no longer need. Sorting your emails by who it is from will speed up the process. Get rid of the junk and the outdated! See how close to zero you can get. This is a great thing to do when you are waiting in the car rider line or at the doctor’s office or even when watching TV tonight.

Spring Fling Day 6: Pillows

Spring Fling Day 6: Pillows

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Spring Fling Day 6:  Pillows - Today gather up all of those misshapen, stained, smelly pillows that you’ve been keeping around just in case, and fling them. This can be bed pillows or throw pillows. Keep only ones that are comfortable and fit your current needs. You only need to keep a few for guests and don’t you want to give your guests decent pillows.

 

Spring Fling Day 5: Video Games

Spring Fling Day 5: Video Games

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Macon-Bibb explores way to improve personal, community financial independence

In late February, Macon-Bibb County hosted the Chief Executive Officer of the Operation HOPE South Eastern Region, James Bailey, to meet with local leaders about the possibility of his program expanding into our community.

Operation HOPE is a leading global financial dignity nonprofit that has provided financial empowerment to more than 2.2 million people since 1992, and Macon-Bibb County is exploring how its model of financial empowerment can best service our community. In addition, Macon-Bibb would like to learn from the organization’s extensive work on teaching financial literacy to at-risk youth, credit score education and counseling, and supporting entrepreneurship through business mentorship and startup capital. Macon-Bibb was introduced to Operation HOPE model through its participation in the White House’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) initiative.

Spring Fling Day 2: Mixing Bowls

Spring Fling Day 2: Mixing Bowls

 

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

Spring Fling Day 2: Mixing Bowls - Today we are headed to the kitchen. Pull out all of your mixing bowls. Fling ones that are cracked or too chipped to use, ones that smell funny and ones you just don’t use. Bonus points if you apply this fling to all of the bowls in your kitchen.