Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spring Cleaning

Do you ever feel that you just don't like the way your office/home is set up and want to change it? Well that's how I felt so I rearranged my home office space and front room. I think I go through this phase at least four times a year, and I would also do the same in my classroom. Sometimes I switch things back after testing them out for a month or so, or I make modifications to my new arrangement.

I think that the term "spring cleaning" was thought up by a person that just wanted to switch things up. I wonder how many people feel and do what I do, and how many use the same set up every time. I moved around growing up, and I always wondered what it would be like for someone to live in the same house since they were born. I think I would be moving stuff around my house like crazy. (Please post a comment if this applies to you)

During my 'spring cleaning' phase I also get rid of everything I don't use on a consistent basis (with the exception of holiday decorations or fancy dresses). I know there are some clothes in my closet that I refuse to wear, so I get rid of them. This applies to everything in my possession. My husband does this as well, but not to the drastic extent that I do. So he fussed at me a few time to keep some things, but I just feel that if you don't use it then it's a waste of space and one more thing you have to clean and keep up with. I wouldn't say I'm a minimalist, but gosh darn close. Anyone else feel this way?


Jenny said...

My husband lived in the same house from the time he was 6 months old until he went off to college (his folks still live there). He would never move anything if I didn't make it happen.

Unlimited said...

I totally lived in the same house all my life - and I didn't have to worry much about moving my stuff into different arrangements - my Grandma did that for us (it was her house). She was so used to moving around (military family) that I think it gave her that "fresh" place feel without being able to move houses. To this day she is the same way. I definitely share this gene - as my classroom is constantly changing!

Silly Corn said...

Hey Ladies! So good to hear from you!

@Jenny- HA! I can totally see you being to force behind the change!

@Unlimited- You're Gma is too funny! But that's exactly how I feel; it gives me that "fresh" feel. And speaking of classrooms, put up some photos if you get the chance. I'd love to see what y'all are doing! (this applies to Jenny too)