Thursday, March 19, 2009

simplicity + spring cleaning

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

On my mile long to-do list for the next month or so is to undertake my version of spring cleaning.
Although I have a pretty rigorous (to me) weekly cleaning schedule for myself…
This year my spring cleaning will be more about weeding out – getting rid of the superfluous – simplifying.

I am not good at this. I like to organize. But I like my stuff.
When we moved into our house, almost two years ago, we did a major overhaul of stuff we no longer needed.
We held a garage sale and walked away with a good chunk of change to show for our “junk”.

Then about six months or so ago – I did another overhaul of my “office” -
The spare room, where no real work gets done – but has become more of a walk in closet/ work station for my clothes, knitting, sewing machine and clutter. I got rid of about six garbage bags full of clothes, shoes and bags that time around.

And now, as the weather is taunting us with a warm day every few days, I am itching to spend a good chunk of hours in the weeks to come, organizing and purging and giving away and bagging up.

Spring is nearly here and I’m getting ready.


Rachel said...

I like the quote you have at the top of this post. Good luck with the cleaning. I am so bad at it.

Emilio said...

Good Blog my friend!!!
See you!

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