One of the first things that pops into my head when I think of spring is spring cleaning...even though I can't say this is an actual event at my house. I don't know if it is a baby due in 2 1/2 months, spring's arrival and the desire to purge my house of any remaining virus or bacteria that may be hiding somewhere waiting to wreak havoc one last time, or an impending move, but my nearly ever-present desire to somehow reduce clutter and simplify is strong this year. It will be interesting to see if I can turn that desire into action! If you could sneak a peak into certain areas of my house right now, I expect you would bet against me.
Now that the week has gotten off to its grand start, that will probably be the end of my spring cleaning and decluttering for the next few days, but I thought the following quotes might also get you in the mood to clean, declutter...simplify...and if all of that fails...at least chuckle!
1) "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful. " (William Morris)
2) "Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door." (Marcelene Cox) - isn't that the truth!
3) "I am learning...that a man can live profoundly without masses of things." (Richard E. Byrd)
4) "Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do I." (Anne Gibbons) - I thought my husband would especially like this one :)
5) "The quieter you become the more you can hear." (Ram Dass)
6) "Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture." (Mario Buatta) - I'm going to see if my husband will fall for this one!
7) "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." (Confucius)
8) "Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it." (Evan Esar) - TRUE!!
9) "Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least." (Johann Wolfgange Von Goethe)
10) "Bringing simplicity into our lives requires that we discover the ways in which our consumption either supports or entangles our existence." (Duane Elgin)
11) "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." (Mark Twain)
And with that, I wish you the best of luck as you begin your spring...cleaning!
Tastē Thursday to come this week ~ a savory tidbit.