spring cleaning

Spring Cleaning 2013While I’m preparing to let you know my whereabouts for the past few months, you should seriously consider getting your home — and life — together with Ultimate Spring Cleaning.

If you haven’t checked it out, it’s not only help in getting your place ship-shape; there are also 30 exercises to boost your life outside your four walls, and inside your brain.

The whole 30 day plan is here, and I’ll post each day on the Tao of Bachelorhood Facebook page.

If you have any questions at all, I’m here to help.

Let’s get started!

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Things are percolating on a number of fronts here at the Tao of Bachelorhood:

I Will (Still) Review Anything

The agreement I made more than a year ago is still in effect: if you have a product that relates to men’s health, grooming, or relationships, I will review it. Just contact me at bachelorhood@gmail.com and I’ll give you instructions to send it on to me. The primary stipulation is that I will always give an honest review—good or bad.

In that vein, I’ve received a couple of interesting products recently that I’ll have reviews for soon.

Ultimate Spring Cleaning 2011

Last year I authored the month-long Ultimate Spring Cleaning series: a daily task for your home, your world and yourself. You can find the series at that link, all year around, but I’ll be fine-tuning the daily tasks for 2011.

Starting April 4, anyone who wants to participate in Spring Cleaning can find a daily prompt and can join in the discussion at the Tao of Bachelorhood Facebook page. If you Like that page, you’ll get the daily tasks posted to your Facebook wall as well.

New Freebies!

I’ll be sweetening the pot for you very soon, with some new freebies that can be yours for subscribing. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but they’re a couple of the most asked-for items by readers, and they’ll be completely free.

Japan and You

Finally, if you haven’t fully been made aware of the scope of destruction in the Japan earthquake/tsunami, it’s very bad. The devastation caused by the tidal wave in particular was huge in scope, and there is still the ongoing drama of two nuclear plants in at least partial meltdown. My suggestion is that you use this opportunity to help both the Japanese people and yourself.

How yourself? Despite the immense proportions of the earthquake and the rapid follow-up by the tsunami, there will be many fewer deaths than other events of similar or even smaller magnitude. The reason: the Japanese people knew the risks and took all reasonable precautions. Not just the government, but families and individuals knew what to do and where to go when disaster struck.

Do you have the supplies necessary for a week or more without phone or electricity? Do you know the safest routes for evacuation or the nearest shelters? If disaster strikes, can you act on a moment’s notice, no matter where you are? The time you take to be able to answer “yes” to all of these questions may be the most important time you can spend. Whether your area is prone to earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes or any other possible large-scale event, being prepared may save not only your life, but those of the ones you love.

Also, help the Japanese relief efforts by donating what you can. Rescuing those still stranded or trapped, providing meals and emergency care to survivors who have lost everything, and assistance in cleaning up the damage are all vital even in a relatively wealthy nation. In the US you can donate $10 specifically earmarked for Japan by texting “REDCROSS’’ to 90999, or make larger donations at redcross.org. Better yet, make your donation an “unrestricted” donation, so that if the relief effort is over-funded the Red Cross can redirect the funds to other areas in need.

Thanks once again for reading.

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Last Day to Win Swag; Spring Cleaning/Workout Updates

May 17, 2010 Site Notes

If it’s Monday, it must be your last chance to win the AMP Energy cap and t-shirt! You can enter until 11:59 pm Pacific time tonight (5/17) using one of the following methods: Follow @bachelorhood on Twitter Become a Fan of Tao of Bachelorhood on Facebook Add a comment to the original article Tweet or […]

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Tao of Bachelorhood Podcast: Texting for Dates Redux

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The second edition of the Tao of Bachelorhood podcast includes: A wrap-up for the Ultimate Spring Cleaning project A discussion of “text game,” why it’s the new buzzword, and whether you can (and should) go from a photo in Facebook to a date entirely using your thumbs. Is seducing women not unlike playing Zork? A […]

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Ultimate Spring Cleaning, Day 30: The Last Toss

April 20, 2010 Health & Fitness

Ultimate Spring Cleaning is a 30-day project to clean and declutter not only your house, but your life. Each day you’ll get a housecleaning assignment, an assignment that involves the world around you, and a project to clear your mind. You can start anytime at the Ultimate Spring Cleaning main page. We started Ultimate Spring […]

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Ultimate Spring Cleaning, Day 29: Be Charitable

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Ultimate Spring Cleaning, Day 28: Sell, Sell, Sell

April 18, 2010 House & Home

Ultimate Spring Cleaning is a 30-day project to clean and declutter not only your house, but your life. Each day you’ll get a housecleaning assignment, an assignment that involves the world around you, and a project to clear your mind. You can start anytime at the Ultimate Spring Cleaning main page. Today’s task is simple. […]

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Ultimate Spring Cleaning, Day 27: One Last Look

April 17, 2010 House & Home

Ultimate Spring Cleaning is a 30-day project to clean and declutter not only your house, but your life. Each day you’ll get a housecleaning assignment, an assignment that involves the world around you, and a project to clear your mind. You can start anytime at the Ultimate Spring Cleaning main page. Four more days and […]

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