Spring time–now there’s a happy thought (I don’t really do that well during the cold, Winter months).
Anyway, one phrase that will soon be coming up a lot is “spring cleaning”.
Well, I have a book to recommend to you— “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. I will be writing a Book Review on it soon, but for now, here is an excerpt that I thought you might enjoy from it regarding the issue of what to discard around your house and what to keep:
“We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of. When I woke up, I knew immediately what that voice inside my head meant. LOOK MORE CLOSELY AT WHAT IS THERE. I had been so focused on what to discard, on attacking the unwanted obstacles around me, that I had forgotten to cherish the things that I loved, the things I wanted to keep. Through this experience, I came to the conclusion that the best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to TAKE EACH ITEM IN ONE’S HANDS AND ASK: “DOES THIS SPARK JOY?” IF IT DOES, KEEP IT. IF NOT, DISPOSE OF IT. This is the simplest but also the most accurate yardstick by which to judge.”
Begin thinking Spring and a cleaner house!