Saturday, January 9, 2010

Spring Cleaning

In French Women Don't Get Fat -- yes, it's a diet book & no, I don't have a weight problem -- Mireille Guiliano mentions that she does her "spring cleaning" in the winter when she wants to be inside, so that she can enjoy spring fever by being outside.

Yesterday, despite icy roads, the members of the Emmaus Community came to pick up our bedroom-cum-living-room furniture. It's like we have a brand new room. I was afraid Cami & Graham wouldn't respond well to the change, but when Cami walked through the front door after school, she immediately gave it her stamp of approval. Rosie & Graham are loving all the space. They are happily playing downstairs right now.

With the big change of simplifying the living room, lots of little purges have occurred. There was a lot of paper stored in those drawers that are in recycling bags right now. Jason is currently on an errand run that includes a stop at a charity shop (aka thrift store) to get rid of unused books & clothes.

With a bit more determination, things will be spick-n-span when spring fever hits.


Cin said...

Hooray! May there be lots of dancing and play on your open floor.

Tricia said...

I agree with that. I always find myself cleaning to get through the winter doldrums. I'm glad they love the new space!

Catpad said...

i just hate cleaning LOL


Lynnea said...

Fun! I love getting rid of stuff that I won't miss. I dropped off a few bags of stuff this morning!

Catpad said...

thanks for stoping by on my blog.
first, it's in portuguese .. i know that not many people can speak portuguese (exetp for brazilian and portuguese people) and that's OK. i used to post stuff in portuguese and in english, but it was very time consuming so i gave up.

thanks anyway for stoping by

Jen said...

This is just what I need to do. I am so bad at tossing stuff but my husband is great. So I tell him to have at it but not to tell me!

pve design said...

Oh, I bet that feels great to have all that stuff taking up space out. I have been doing a ton of Cleaning around here in anticipation of Spring.

Marie said...

I always feel so renewed when we have a big clearout Star!! Spring really is just around the corner! xxoo

Tricia said...

Where have you been? I miss your blogs! I hope all is well.