Monthly Archives: August 2010

Get Your Life in Order on Labor Day Weekend

What is Labor Day all about anyways? Depending on who you are, you might think about this holiday with a distinct perspective.  If you’re in school, you probably see labor day as the end of your coveted summer vacation.  Many people see Labor Day as the unofficial end of the summer season; a time when the leaves are gearing up to change color and the air starts to lose some of its humidity.

Labor day actually began way back in 1882 as a way for the US government to appease trade and labor organizations.  Festivals were held in the streets and people celebrated, just like they do today.   Although labor day is a time of celebration, it also is the last weekend many people have to get ready for a long year ahead.  Besides kicking back and relaxing a bit, here are a few things you can do on labor day weekend to get your life in order for the year.

Donate Your Old Clothes: You might have stocked up on new bathing suits, shorts, and tank tops for the summer months, which doesn’t leave much extra space in your closet.  Grab a big black trash bag and take some time to sort through your clothes, picking out the items that you no longer need.  Be liberal in your selection: most of the articles of clothing that you ‘think you may wear at some point’ you will most likely never wear again.  There are a number of places you can donate old clothes, including the Salvation Army.

Get Rid of Useless Junk:  During the summer you probably were traveling quite a bit, which left you with little time to organize your home.  Labor Day Weekend is a great time to sort and get rid of all of that useless clutter around the house.  You know the stuff I’m talking about.   The toy bins of your now college-aged kids, building materials from the summer’s porch project, the speaker system with frayed wires hanging out the back…  Some items can be fairly large and hefty, making them difficult (and dangerous) to haul away on your own.  For these large pieces, be sure to give Junk King a call at 1-800-995-5865.

Get Your Appointments in Order:  When the summer finally winds down, the next several months can often be a dizzying array of events, doctor’s appointments, weekend trips, work meetings and more.  Although most of us have some sort of calendar or appointment book to keep all of this in order, we usually still aren’t fully prepared for what is to come.  It would be worth it to have a look at your calendar and make sure you have everything on the horizon scheduled – in the end the process of doing this will probably reveal a few items you left off your list.