The crew working on my bathroom renovation sort of trashed my garage with all their equipment and supplies. I helped it along by not putting anything away for about the last two months. It is screaming at me for a spring cleaning.
This morning I started working on it. I hauled all the stuff they left behind (trim, wood, tiles, pipes) out, sorted through it and put it away. I pulled out the two chairs that I’ve been meaning to take to the charity thrift store along with three bags of other items and put them in the back of the van. I pulled out all the toner cartridges, cell phones etc. that I collect for the PTA and boxed them up, ready to call FedEx for a pickup. All that is left now is my mess. But that’s okay. It’s going to be a warm weekend, and so for Mother’s Day I’m going to ask for a day to myself to putter away in the garage. I should have my “studio” back in no time.
One of Gretchen Ruben’s (of The Happiness Project) key rules for happiness is “clean your closet”. She’s right. I’ve been feeling a bit down lately and this morning’s activities have given me a boost. A little effort for a big gain.