Back to school is here. That means a house that needs “going through”. It’s the quarterly job that I like having done, but so dislike the mess of the “doing”!
I’ve been taking a new approach this year. I’m not asking the old quesitons I’ve used. I’m asking myself, “What do I want in this space?”
That question makes it more irrelevant what is there now, especially if it’s not being used. Everything else is currently in the floor, destiny yet undetermined.
It’s not really a good time for a friendly visit unless you’d like to break your neck. Actually, it wasn’t a good time for a friendly visit before that…there’s just too much stuff shoved everywhere. The end result will likely not be the ipitomy of a fashion magazine, but the spaces will be pleasing for their purpose and decluttered.
I’ve been doing this all week. It’s been tiring work.
This morning, I couldn’t help but wonder how this new approach applies others aspects of life. For instance, in my marriage, is what needs to be there in it’s right place? Is what is “best” there? It really doesn’t matter what is there now, why or how it got there, or if I like it there. The question is…what SHOULD be there.
Hopefully, I can do the same this: dump everything else out on the floor–get rid of it, and start putting things in order where they need to be.
And off I go…