a spring cleaning guide : the things you own
How interesting that the inspiration behind this series is no longer a seasonal cleanse but a lifestyle change.
So many of our friends have suggested that we buy the house we’re currently living in but if I know anything right now, I know that it feels only right to move on. Inconvenient or not, it’s the perfect time for change.
Today I started thinking seriously about packing. I’ve just completed a big deadline and a photography job and so for the next short while, I can focus all my energy on this change. It’s one thing to think about packing up your house but to set the wheels in motion…well, it’s quite cathartic from a cleansing perspective.
I can’t express how thankful I am that I’ve already put a good six weeks or so into spring cleaning and decluttering. The job doesn’t seem quite so overwhelming as a result. That said, there are still many areas of the home that require my attention. Daniel is already ten steps ahead of me, tackling the mammoth task that is the garage; listing items on ebay, booking a council pick-up, practising non-attachment. I’ve starting sorting through our bookshelf, looking at all those once-read novels with a new perspective; perhaps it’s time to pass those stories on to others. I suppose I’m starting with the superfluous – packing the things we don’t use every day and leaving the essentials till the last minute.One box at a time.
Today we signed the lease on a little cottage. I can’t wait to fill you in on all the details but meanwhile, this is our front yard (and no, there isn’t a dishwasher!).