Yesterday I started. Back in the furthest recesses of our basement is a room that I was afraid had become a fire hazard. Not because there was anything going on in there that seemed particularly dangerous, but because I couldn’t get to everything that was located there. The chaos had reached epic proportions!

Now, all that is different. Now, it is easy to see and access everything… everything that remains that is. We filled an entire pick-up truck full of furniture no longer needed and so many other odds and ends, all carted off to a charity. Whew! What a sense of relief.

Buoyed, I have scheduled the next two sessions, one for the attic and the other for the storage area under the stairs: bastions of the unnecessary that my family and I find most challenging to release.

Now I have a corresponding desire to go through my daily life and do the same. What remnants of a previous age that I am holding on to? What in my calendar or mindset is it now time to free?

Spring is here! What might you tend, tidy or liberate?


“Have gratitude for the things you’re discarding. By giving gratitude, you’re giving closure to the relationship with that object, and by doing so, it becomes a lot easier to let go.”
– Marie Kondod