Spring Cleaning & Organizational Hurdles
Here it is... Another year has gone by and we are back to the spring cleaning business again. A little known fact is that spring cleaning used to be a true necessity in homes because of how homes were heated. Literally, spring cleaning began because of the soot that was created from the candles and from the fires burning in people's homes. Yet, years later we approach this seasonal time the same way. Old habits die hard!
Don't get me wrong, I love everything about spring. These Midwest winters seem cold and fierce and I welcome a little fresh air and sunshine. I want to whip the windows open and get rid of that stale air, I want to see my clothes flapping in the breeze, and I want a clean home.
Somehow life seems to get in the way of some of the things that I want though, even when it comes to keeping a tidy home. Driving my son to school, heading to a playgroup, appointment after appointment, coffee with a friend... the dust gathers and the clutter mounts.
But how does spring cleaning and tackling organizational hurdles relate to our topic of entertaining? Well, the number one thing that I hear people say as a reason that they are unable to entertain is that they are battling a dirty or disorganized home. I raise my hand and agree with this statement. I have turned down potentially amazing opportunities to be among friends because my house was not up to par.
Here is what I am asking- what is your biggest hurdle in your home? Where does clutter mount and what prevents you from having your friends & family come and build relationships with you in your own space?
I want to tackle these issues along with you and I look forward to future discussions, as we begin to enter spring and a time of renewal. I want us to start sharing about ways we have overcome these difficulties and help you make your house a place you can entertain in.
I look forward to your responses!