An advantage to living in the San Francisco Bay Area is that in February there is a False Spring, during which hopefulness returns, songbirds return en force, and a girl’s thoughts turn to cleaning out her closets.
Spring cleaning has commenced. Last weekend I emptied the upper kitchen cupboard, stripped the old liner, washed everything down, relined, and reorganized. Along the way I filled 3 boxes with old stuff to donate, and a garbage bag of expired food items to toss.
I then pulled all the items out of my closet, filling a box and two large bags of things to donate. I navigated to ebay and listed 3 pair of nice pumps and a never-used Ben Sherman laptop bag that is very groovy but sadly too small to contain my 17″ laptop; the bag and one pair of the shoes sold, buyers paid, and I will ship them off tomorrow.
There is something cathartic about spring cleaning. It’s an opportunity for a fresh start, a new inroad toward simplifying my life. And the bonus is that there is now room for new shoes.