The lure of a fresh new start at the change of seasons is what gets me up off my bum and into the cleaning mood at the start of spring. But it’s the middle of winter here right now. Today is cold and windy and it feels a long way from the motivation of spring.
But I think a good clean out is exactly what I need to get out of this funk and kick the midwinter SADs. After all, de-cluttering is supposed to be good for the soul. Getting rid of ‘stuff’ and organising your space is good Feng Shui…. and who am I to knock a philosophy that encourages you to tidy up and says that you can fix all your ills by the hanging of a five bar metal wind chime? (though I don’t think any fancy wind chime is going to sort out the mess in the girl’s room!)
Given our current state of renovation there seems to be ‘stuff’ everywhere. Little piles of stuff here, boxes of stuff there, toys here, piles of clean clothes yet to be put away over there. Sometimes when I look around it seems to overwhelming, so insurmountable that I can’t be bothered even attempting to tidy up. But I think that is the point…
All the stuff is making me stressed and narky and unmotivated. I’m hoping getting rid of some of it will lift a little of the heavy winter weight off our home and let us enjoy things a little more instead of wishing away the days until spring.
So in the spirit of good Feng Shui and while attempting to channel the ultra organised spirit of The Planning Queen, and also involving my children…. I declare this week a week of Winter Cleaning!
Who’s with me?