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Margit’s Note: Feeling Spic and Span

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Does this bring me joy?

Does THIS bring me joy?

If you’ve read the rabidly popular Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, you know this is the one question you should ask yourself about every t-shirt, well-worn flip-flop, and old college paper that you’ve been clutching for years. As a last-gasp of spring cleaning, I’ve attempted this process with my clothing with some success (too-small-Bowie tee, I just can’t quit you!). Just as author Marie Kondo instructs, I’ve piled up every last shred of textile — yes, that under the bed pile of “when I’m skinny” jeans included — and held up each one, speaking to it as if it has a soul.

“Ok, red plaid mini-skirt, you were once very cute at a concert, you once fit, thank you for your service, but I must bid adieu.”

It’s meant to both clean up my life and clean up the psychological baggage of junk — and ultimately make me feel happier. Isn’t that why we do anything?

This week we’re exploring the many ways we’re cleaning our homes, our souls, and ourselves.

Scrubbing ‘till it squeaks,

Margit

p.s. To satisfy your tidying-porn addiction:

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