Twice a year I clean out my house. No, not CLEAN. I do that way more than I like to, trust me. HA! No the CLEAN OUT I do twice a year involves going through everything in our house and getting rid of what we don’t use or need anymore. I do these major clean outs in May and October. My plan has always been to go into our busy summer and holiday season feeling like we weren’t just adding to the craziness. I’ve been doing this since Sid was a baby and it’s worked out GREAT. It’s an ugly process and it gets WAY worse before it gets better. But it is incredibly satisfying when it’s done.
For the past two weeks I came to the realization that I wasn’t going to make it until May for my next clean out. Oh, heck no. I have been itching to get started. And despite it being the first Monday after daylight savings I hopped right out of bed and started going through my dresser drawers. I got through three and I already have a full bag of trash and half a bag full of donations. ONLY THREE DRAWERS. And these aren’t small trash bags I’m using either! Needless to say, I am in the mood to get rid of a lot of THINGS.
It’s funny, it never fails that I end up equating my seemingly normal behavior to something more poignant. For instance … wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could clean out our lives and minds as easy as it is to clean out our dresser drawers? Now, wouldn’t that be nice?
Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel purged!!!