I am terrible at throwing things out (something that E has also admitted to on this blog)
And for someone who likes things to be neat and tidy… I don’t seem to be naturally neat and tidy
I keep things that might come in useful one day, I tear interesting articles/recipes/photos out of newspapers, I hoard childhood possessions – and I just shove them into cupboards willy-nilly
(There was an embarrassing moment at Christmas when my landlord opened a head-height cupboard… and an avalanche of wrapping paper, magazines, ribbon and balls of wool escaped…)
And it doesn’t help that a few weeks ago my dad kindly dropped off several boxes and bags of stuff that I’d been conveniently keeping in my old bedroom
So, I’m using this bank holiday to do something useful and at least make a small dent in organising my life!
Yes, the ultimate aim was to get a degree
And yes, most of my scribbled notes don’t make sense to me several years on
BUT! All those hours making pages of notes, spending my student loan photocopying huge chunks of short loan textbooks, attaching ring binder protectors to each sheet of paper (that lasted about a week)
Nevertheless, this evening I’ve reduced my folders of uni work significantly and resisted falling into just reading it all (something which won’t be so easy when it comes to my “memory boxes”)
I’ve kept a select amount of stuff I’m certain I’d like to read back over – and got rid of anything I didn’t understand/find interesting the first time round!
And tomorrow… I tackle the rest of the spare room!
(Wish me luck… eek)
Have you got any Spring cleaning tips? Is it wrong to be so emotional about objects?