In northern climates, as the blanket of brown snow recedes, thoughts of Spring bring with it a sense of re-birth and a chance to start life anew. Spring also signals the time when many of us look around our winter encrusted entryways and dread the scraping of mud and salt off the floor tiles. Piles of lone mittens, out-grown boots, sports equipment and water-logged school reports may also be a burden needed to be dealt with. There’s a reason why “Time for Spring Cleaning” is on everyone’s lips and minds, whether you are the one designated to perform the task or not. Clearing out the clutter, especially after being shut-in for what seems like an eternity, not only removes the safety hazards that have been building up but allows for the calm and restful feelings that an organized and clean space brings to us.
The physical act of removing clutter from your life is quite simple, there are a multitude of web-articles that will list how you should go about the task. It is the mental aspect for many that becomes the challenge when deciding to throw-out or donate perceived precious items. When beginning a lifestyle change like loosing weight, you would clear out your pantry and refrigerator of toxic and negative food, this is true of our possessions too.
The front entry of your home is a great place to start your new diet. When we come home at the end of a long day at work, the last thing we need to be greeted with is clutter. “That which clutters the floor, clutters the mind” I always say… usually to myself. We contemplate, “How did it get this bad?”… “Didn’t I just clean this yesterday?” … “Why is the cat napping on my favourite scarf?” … and then we look for someone to blame… one may scream out the injustice of it all but no one listens… ever. Then we formulate a plan so this never happens again… but always does. It may seem like a useless task to take control of the mayhem but when your mother-in-law stops by unexpectedly and notes what a lovely floral display you have on the entry hall table… all is right in the world.
Gravel underfoot gone. Lone mittens gone. Salt stains… gone. Sanity returns. Hellooooo Spring!!
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