I’ve been doing some Spring Cleaning (yes, I think the capital letters are appropriate in this instance) and I’ve learned some things.
First, I learned that I’ve been harboring some items for far too long. Way beyond their useful lifespans. Why? I’m not a hoarder. Am I? No. Most definitely not. However… I do have “collections” of things that I really don’t need to collect. Some of it is purposeful, but some of it has crept up on me over the years. I really didn’t need to keep those stinky old sneakers and that sweater I loved as an undergrad.
I’m not sure exactly how it happened, but I managed to purge my closet of six bags of items. It’s all shoes and clothing, and that makes me somewhat embarrassed, but I’ve gotten quite a few nice new items over the past year, and I feel really good in those clothes. As a result, I don’t wear some of the older items, and frankly some of them were really never quite “me” from the get-go. Six bags later, and I feel relieved. Less stuff. Less clutter. Less to fret over.
So that takes me to the concept of “never will I ever.” Here are some things I’ve decided fit in that category:
NEVER WILL I EVER
- Read all of the books that I’ve loaded onto my Kindle and loaded into my bookcases
- Sew up all the beautiful fabric that I’ve collected over the years
- Complete all the unfinished projects that are collected in bags and boxes
- Completely break the clutter habit
- Figure out the keys to maintaining healthy habits
My home feels better than it did. Lots of little projects have been accomplished over the past week, thanks to Spring Break, but there are so many others that haven’t even been touched.
Never will I ever run out of things to do, that much is for certain.