Saturday, 6 April 2013

Blame it on the dilemma

Spring has sprung here in the Scottish Borders!

A gloriously sunny day, which saw central heating off, windows and doors opened and air flowing through the house.

It also saw a bit of spring cleaning. Well, alright then, not actual cleaning as such, but bedroom drawers and cupboards tidied and three whole bags brimming with clothes to be taken to the charity shop. And taken they were. No time to have the clutter cluttering up the house. Time for action.

There's something about clearing out that makes me feel quite good and then it also makes me feel quite sad.

The good is obviously it's a brilliant feeling to have at least one room that has a semblance of  declutteredness. But the sad thing is, there's still a whole cupboard and two chests of drawers full of clothing. I don't know how I've managed to accumulate all of it and no matter how much gets taken to the charity shop, there's always a whole lot more there.

I've tried that thing of if I buy an item of clothing then I should let an item go, but it just doesn't seem to work for me. I've also had the thought that I really should be able to live with a third of the clothing I have, but the problem is... which third? This is a dilemma which has been with me for years and it doesn't matter how I try and solve it, it remains unsolvable, and so my cupboard will stay overflowing until the unsolvable gets solved. Sadly I don't think this will be in my lifetime! 


  1. If only you were three times larger I could take it all away for you! De-cluttering is such a positive experience. Hope you're still getting sunshine - there's a seriously lazy wind here. Have you done lazy winds on your course yet?

    1. Nope... I'm still struggling with cloud formations! Lazy winds is obviously something to look forward to!