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Spokane House IMG_4131To get ready for my holiday company, I spent the afternoon – and into the evening – organizing my garage.

Why? When I’m cleaning up and getting my house in order, it’s helpful to move things out into the garage.

My garage looks pretty good. Now, on to the house.

Our blogging group also is busy getting organized and working on projects:

Decluttering and cleaning challenges

Decluttering, clearing out, and cleaning up aren’t simple or easy tasks. Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin was sorely reminded of the time-consuming work involved when she began to put her house back together after recent renovations. Covid also interfered in the work, as she relates in this week’s post “Clean Out, Clear Out, Collapse.”

Checking home safety

Is your home ready for retirement? That’s what Tom Sightings from Sightings Over Sixty wants to know. He does an assessment of his own home, and finds that some things are up-to-code for aging in place, but other areas could pose a problem. Check out the post to see if your house is ready for your living needs as time goes on.

Using sound to stimulate creativity

Jennifer Koshak, of Unfold and Begin, is off to celebrate her 60th birthday weekend, but she asks the question do you think you need to create in silence or are you interested in learning how to use sound to stimulate creativity?

Traveling by train

Rebecca Olkowski with has been traveling this week. She went to San Diego for a sci-fi conference as a guest voice actor and took the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner instead of driving down. Taking the train has its advantages as she talks about in her post “Pacific Surfliner: The Easy Way to Travel the Southern California Coast.”

Making candles

Mostly retired now, Carol Cassara, of Carol A. Cassara Writer, just can’t resist the urge to create and offer her beautiful candles every few months. Over on her blog, she’s got all the details on her candle shop, which is only open this coming week.

Listing Queen Elizabeth’s strengths

Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles had an unexpected thought watching Queen Elizabeth on television the other day: She’ll be sad when the queen passes. It’s something not felt about many public figures, including monarchs, but Elizabeth 2nd is the only Queen of England most of us have ever known. When she dies, many will miss her, probably for these six reasons

Enjoying poetry Monday

Diane Trolley of On the Border loves poetry. In fact, she has hosted a Poetry Blog every Monday for several years. Her favorite days are when she can weave a topic together with a joke.

In rhyme.

This week’s topic is “New Lease.”

How fun to tell the story of how Grannie’s hearing aids changed her life.

This is the Best of Boomer Blogs #726. Be sure to check out the articles and join in the conversations. Bloggers love to hear from readers.


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Laurie Stone

Just cleaned out our garage and can't deny that wonderful, saintly feeling of a tough job, well done. Thanks for putting all the posts together. They look great!

Carol Cassara

God bless you for organizing! I so badly need to do this but I start and then...stop. So easily distracted! "Squirrel!!"


Yes, it feels so great to have worked on organizing my garage. Now, I need to work on my house before my daughters come to visit in early December.

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