Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Big Clean

Along my way today...been cleaning a lot. Not just spring cleaning, but an upgraded spring cleaning. Maybe I should call it "decade clean out". Actually, I think the process will take me a few months to complete. I will eventually have cleaned, reorganized, simplified, redecorated every square inch of my house. This will include everything from reorganizing the kitchen drawers to new flooring to painting walls. I will use what I have first and if I don't absolutely LOVE something I have, it will be donated. No more clutter just for the sake of having it. This is the result of a few months of thinking and praying about my home and where I am in my life now. Now that I am "older", my taste in style have changed somewhat. It has become more simple and settled. I am very much looking forward to getting all this finished so that I can get on with doing the things that I really enjoy doing...cooking, quilting, crafting and enjoying more the people that I love. The blogs that I have been following have been a huge source of inspiration to me. I cannot say how much I have enjoyed all of them. I say thank you to all of you for your encouragement. It has been exciting to find other ladies who actually enjoy the same things that I enjoy. Who knew that I wasn't alone in being greatly satisified by a neatly organized silverware drawer! I am looking forward to the path that the Lord is going to be taking me on from here on. My faith in Him is stronger than its ever been and I trust Him for every step.


Anonymous said...

Ohhhh Linda - are you for hire? lol
I have been so tired of clutter all winter. I really REALLY need to begin doing this same type of deep cleaning. Since I've had a lot of work to do for my office, I haven't had the time I'd like to really start cleaning, but like you, I'm finding a great accomplishment in just doing some of the little things.
Maybe the Lord is teaching us how He cleanses us, little bits at a time?
Blessings my friend!

Deborah said...

I can't say that I really enjoy it, but I do need to do some decluttering too. It's amazing how things accumulate...My kids have way too many clothes, and most just get pushed to the back of the drawer, or stuffed in a corner of the closet!....and I'm convinced that their stuffed toys multiply!~~~another Deb