I have been Sorting, De cluttering, Simplifying and just basically starting my good old clean up.
Forget Spring Cleaning, Autumn is the season that works for me.
Spring is such a busy time.
Busy working (Time for all the babies (Foals) to be born, time to re bred all the mares for next springs arrivals, busy in the garden-getting ready to plant spring veggies before the days get to hot.
Spring for me is a time to shake free the confines of the indoor winter hibernation, the days lengthen and we enjoy many a long day at the beach followed by picnics & BBQ's that continue well into the night.
So that is why I Autumn clean.
Autumn is a time to prepare my house for winter. A time to wash all the Rugs, Quilts, Pillows & Cushions while there is still enough warmth in the air to line dry my washing. It is Essential for me to smell the sunlight in my fresh clean washing.(Heaven)
A time to Sort, Rotate & Replenish my stockpile.
A kinda primitive form of hunting & gathering I think.
Almost like a bear or akin to a squirrel gathering food to store for the winter.
Fun sorting through all our old Board games, Books & DVDs ready for family nights cuddled up warm together with an essential comfort food. Warm Creamy rice with a good dollop of fresh cream comes to mind.
So this is what I will be doing this weekend and over the following weeks to come. I am a little late to start this year. What with all the dramas that have come of late.
A ritual I usually start sometime after Anzac Day(25April) as usually this is when the weather starts to cool.
Alas life is a journey and preparing my house for the coming cooler months gives me much pleasure. A feeling that I am lucky to be able to provide a warm, secure loving home surrounded by our treasures & mementos that help shape who we are and what we like as a family. Oh and plenty of warm creamy rice too!!
Have a GREAT Weekend.