I've got spring fever.
Spring cleaning fever that is.
I've got the urge to clean up, clear out and simplify.
This always happens pre-holidays and in the spring.
But this year, there's a lot more on the to-do list than cleaning
-my daughter's May wedding
-a writing conference with a workshop that I am teaching
-a trip to International House of Prayer with some of the ladies from our church
-taxes to be done, (yuck)
-an out of state retreat that I'm going to
-an exciting project for women that I am starting
-a book idea I need to work on
-did I mention my daughter's wedding in May?
(the to-do list for that alone is pretty long)
I think all of this busyness is what's making me crave clean and calm.
So, I cleared off the old blue dresser,
I simplifed what was on my knockoff Restoration Hardware shelves.
framed and perched on it among the other things.
I took it out of the frame and hung it with the other print in the entry hall,
plainly and simply using binder clips.
When I get the urge to purge stuff around the house,
I try to act on it before the urge goes away.
We used to move fairly often.
With moving, getting rid of stuff comes naturally.
Having lived in the same house for seventeen years now, I would be drowning in stuff
if I didn't go through the house and get rid of things a couple of times a year.
My criteria for getting rid of something is
-if I never use it
-if I don't love it anymore
I'm not sure how much cleaning and purging will happen until after the wedding,
but even a little bit here and there helps.
Also linking to All Things Heart and Home