Monday, October 22, 2012

Simplicity

Daily life is a complicated tangle of events.  Late nights with sick kids.  Drop offs at bus stops and schools.  Run to the bank, run to work, run to the store, run to the gas station, post office, etc.

I have become entangled in a web of constant busyness.

For the majority of my adult life, I've strove to be tidy and simple.  So, naturally, tiny houses, and voluntary simplicity appeal to me.  Lately this has not been so.   My home has become a pile on a pile.  Not so horrible as the depressing slog of inability to clean up after ones self after a tiresome day, week, and month, but the daily jumble of school notices, and mail, and grocery sacks, and dirty laundry, and books, and toys.

Simplicity is just around the corner.  I can hear it snickering as if it's hiding and about to be found.

Needless to say, there will be de-junking and de-cluttering.  Now is the time to do it as the days grow shorter and the outside is let in through open windows.  Now is the time to do it as we are approaching days of family and friend visitation.  Time to get ready for camping, and biking, and outdoor life.

Fall cleaning is just as necessary as spring cleaning.  Not to be trapped with an abundance of clutter during the winter months just makes sense.  It allows for the mind to be de-cluttered as well.  During the holidays that is a valuable asset.  Plus, it makes spring cleaning all the easier.


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