When I awoke last Sunday to a beautiful sunny morning, I felt the need to open the windows wide and let the air in for the first time this year. The sun also revealed how dusty my house was and then I looked at the floors and looked away quickly. Time to clean.
I set too. Putting things away, moving things from one room to another, I seem to spend a large amount of time doing this! It struck me as I was doing this that we have a lot of stuff. It all has a home, and can therefore be tidied away, but it is stuff none the less. What could I pass on? Clothes got bagged up from my wardrobe and the children's baskets. Books and toys went into a large box. Oh the space I feel like I can breathe.
Suddenly the children have found toys that they have not played with in a while and are enjoying them, as I hoped they would.
It is that time of year, time to spring clean to declutter and simplify our lives.