Spring is such a beautiful time of the year. I love seeing the bright yellow daffodils, the vibrant purple and white flowers and the crocus’ poking their little heads above the earth– even before the snow has melted.
When I was in college I would stand at the library window (instead of studying my physics) and look out over the valley. I could always spot the weeping willows as they were the first to start leafing with their tell-tell yellow/green leaves.
The only problem is that when Spring arrives, I suffer from hay fever. I can tell to the hour when Spring actually arrives. Needless to say I do not like it!
As a consultant home organizer I was thinking this is how our houses can become to us. We love our homes, be they spacious, cozy, brick or wood. We like our colors, the yard, the rooms, the location and a zillion other things about them. However, do we create problems that can effect how we feel about homes and ourselves just like pollen creates problems for hay fever sufferers?
I am talking about clutter. It can build up so quickly. If we lay something down and then someone else comes along and puts something with it (instead of where it should go), that one thing soon becomes a pile– a little at a time. And before we know it we have clutter everywhere! Like hay fever, we can take steps to avoid being burdened with clutter and disorganization. Unfortunately there is no magic pill, like a hay fever pill. It is the small things, like putting items away after using them instead of leaving them lying around. When our space becomes cluttered, we begin to feel dissatisfied with our homes, ourselves and others around us all because of what our surroundings have become.
It is never too late to change an old habit and march on the road of change and happiness. And remember “things just get undone” and that is okay, because they can be redone!