It’s the first day of spring! I can never decide which is my favorite season; I get equally excited over the beginning of each of them. (And I’m sure I tell you that at the beginning of each season too.)
In looking forward to this spring, however, I’ve had more of a focus than ever on simplifying.
So much so that two of the most used words in this house over the last couple months may have been “simplify” and “purge” (just ask The Hubs…poor Hubs). Now, we always liked to think that we kept things pretty simple and uncluttered around here. But I’m starting to see otherwise lately.
This is the stuff we gathered up to get rid of in just one week. And it’s just the beginning. We already have almost that much being stored for the church yard sale, and I’m hoping to add at least this much over again.
It’s funny how de-cluttering the house makes you see how cluttered other areas of your life can be. Obviously, our minds also get easily cluttered, but why? Have you ever thought about de-cluttering your digital life? Your social life? Your calendar?
If you’re interested, these articles are a good place to start: 12 Ways to Unclutter Your Life and 52 reasons to simplify.
And then you should really check out these blogs: Becoming Minimalist & Small Notebook. If you’re anything like me, after 5 minutes of reading, you’ll want to run away from the computer and get rid of as much as you can.
So the theme of spring 2013 in our house is Simplify. And my hope is to be sharing a few DIY projects this season that will help you to do the same, if you are so inclined.
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