Saturday, March 28, 2009

Can you Spring Clean if it's not Spring?

I'm determined that 2009 is going to be a productive year. So far, so good. My biggest obstacle, however, is all the crap I've collected over the years which clutters every corner of every room of my house. I'm sure at some point all this stuff was useful, but when you can't fit any more clothes into your cupboard, or any more books on the bookshelf, or the DVD collection is overflowing it's stand and you're thinking about buying yet another storage space... well, I think it must be time to re-assess the needs and wants.
For example, I love cooking but I'm only average as far as this skill goes. I therefore love collecting recipies I might create someday. I have around 2 large piles of recipies torn from magazines, some of which started to be placed in folders, not to mention over 30 different cookbooks! But at the end of the day, the only recipies I ever use come from a small collection of half a dozen books. It would make sense to then keep these books and do away with the rest - yet there's always that niggling feeling that I might get rid of a recipie I really want to make one day. Of course, chances are you can find it on the net, but there's nothing like a good cookbook. Don't you agree?
Maybe I should start on my X-Files collection first...or my doll collection which has been packed in storage boxes for the last 5 or more years because I don't have the room to display them...or my clothes (just the thought makes me shiver)... my CD and DVD collection perhaps...
It'll be spring before I've even made the decision!! Maybe I should just get a bigger house.

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