Passover is coming, dear Readers!! This means it is spring and time for renewal. As all good Jews around the world are celebrating their freedom, so too is Retirement Yenta. She is freeing herself from her past work files. FREE FROM THESE FILES AT LAST! She no longer is kidding herself into thinking she needs these files for reference. She is pushing them out the door as fast as she can. Don’t let her manic composure fool you, this gal is ready for retirement level ten (aka watching the tides in Miami Beach). So, dearest ones, your Yenta wants you to know that everything has its season and everything has its time. She wants you to know that it has a reason and a rhyme. So, allow yourself to let go.
Throw it out…like a light switch, just go click…it’s Retirement Yenta’s trick! She does it all the time. Just take those old items and TOSS EM!
That’s right, dear Readers, RY is advocating throwing out your old stuff (or donating it) once again. BUT, this time your dear Yenta means business. Enough with the pink leather jacket that you are saving for a special occasion.THROW IT OUT ALREADY!!!! Who do you think you are? Barbie?! It’s never been worn, out it goes. Where it stops, Housing Works knows. How about that $2,000 business suit you purchased 20 years ago and haven’t worn but 5 times in the past 15 years? THROW IT OUT ALREADY!!!! To Housing Works it goes.
Why is RY on such a purge? She has been sitting in her bedroom and looking at the stuff piled up to the left of the bed for far too long. If it doesn’t have a home in her home, she has decided it should not be IN her HOME. The extra stuff in piles is making this Yenta a bit anxious. It’s stressful to have a mess. It’s Spring and it’s time to Clean. You will be so happy when you can see some space instead of crap all over your place.
Retirement Yenta loves a clean home. It drives this Yenta a little crazy to see any kind of dirt piling up in a corner, or even under a bed. This Yenta wants a home where the floors are so clean that she can eat off of them. Recently, your dear Yenta’s vacuum died. It wasn’t a pretty site…the coughing, the hacking, the spitting up of the dirt. She felt her little Hoover was playing the starring role of Mimi in La Boheme! (SPOILER ALERT: Mimi dies of TB at the end.) Soooo, this little Yenta marched over to the computer, did a little research, and purchased herself an Oreck Ultimate Handheld Vac. WOW! This is one mean cleaning machine. Not only is it light and handy, it comes with a shoulder strap and lots of accessories to get in those hard to reach places. Your dear Yenta LOVES her little Oreck. To that she says: Purchase a powerful cleaning machine, ponder its prowess as it pounces on grime and before you know it, your home will look as if it is in its prime.
Retirement Yenta believes in keeping everything fresh and clean (like a summer’s eve). A fresh coat of paint can work wonders for your home. Since your primary residence is where you spend the majority of time, your dear Yenta suggests you give it a little TLC and paint. As you prepare for painting, you will end up doing the “spring cleaning” and once it’s all over your home will have that fresh and clean feeling. This Yenta uses Have Brush, Will Travel owned by Andy Kornblatt in NYC. His number is 201-585-7270. Retirement Yenta says: “Painting is zen, just ask Bob Ross and his happy little trees.”