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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Don't You Hate it When. . . .?

I'm sure we could collectively come up with quite and exhaustive list of phrases to end this sentence. I'm sure you're wondering where that's coming from. Here goes:

Don't you hate it when you are cleaning out the garage, and come up with the perfect blog entry - with a cute title to boot - and two hours, it's gone?

Cleaning, "spring" or otherwise, is highly overrated. But, it is so liberating to free ourselves of clutter. The air seems cleaner. The house seems bigger. There's something else. . . there's peace.

Unlike spring cleaning, peace is not overrated. I think bringing peace and serenity to our home (whether at this address, or the new one) will be one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children and to ourselves this year.

Things we've started doing since listing the house:

laundry - we can't let it pile up. There's nothing more freakish to imagine that perfect strangers gaping at your wonderful walk-in closet, and seeing your tidy whities in a laundry basket. Eeeeeeeeewwwwww!

dishes - again, not allowed to pile up. Again, I don't want prospective buyers to look in my sink and say, "Wow, we had meatloaf too, tonight!" Blurgh.

I should add that we've always done the dishes and laundry. But, this is with an OCD-like fervor. I've also managed to keep Caroline's room tidy, to some degree. Of course, as soon as I get a toy put away, she has to play with it. She's a girl. This was a given.

So, it's Saturday morning. I have laundry and dishes to do. I'm also going to wash some windows, weed the landscaping out front, and purge a few more closets.

Happy weekend, everyone! Enjoy spring weather (if you're experiencing it at your house) and I hope that today, whether in obsessively doing laundry, or cleaning out cupboards, you find peace and serenity.

I promise you, it's not overrated!


Blogger Helen Hancock said...

Peace and serenity is a personal favourite...not enough of it in our personal lives. But this Sunday with laundry and dishes accounted for in the Hancock house, there is most definitely peace and serenity as Hughie has finally learnt the art of tying his shoes....aaahhh the peace and serenity of it all!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

We are finally getting some good spring weather this weekend and it feels good! Just did the spring cleaning too and had our big garage sale last weekend and it felt so good to see all the "junk" go! Hope you are good! ;)

3:18 AM  

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