Making room

At the end of last year I read a fabulous little book called THE GENTLE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING and I’ll get to discuss it at book club next week …

What I have been doing (and which I did in November-December too) isn’t quite the same thing (though perhaps it is a precursor to gentle death cleaning) is a deep decluttering cum ‘spring’ clean. It’s long over due and having done the main living area before Christmas it was definitely time to tackle upstairs …starting with my office. It’s not a job for the faint hearted … but I’m determined to reduce the STUFF I have and to organise what I choose to hang onto a lot better.

Today I cleared my desk!

I had forgotten how lovely it is …I’m hoping by clearing the stuff off and cleaning it I will be inspired to write again after Epiphany!

I also emptied one bookshelf of theology books. I will keep some … but most of these will be winging their way to new homes; theology libraries (I hope) or friends who need them for their studies …

Truth is I have way too much stuff … I expect we all do … but I absolutely want to reduce what I do have so I and our home can breathe more easily. A bonus will be that my loved ones don’t have to do this after I’ve gone ..

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