Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Cleaning





Sometime this weekend I have plans on starting a major apartment purge. It's inevitable, the "spring cleaning" bug starts pestering me the end of every March. I think there's also something to be said about living in a very minimalistic environment (our condo down in Florida) and coming home to all your "stuff." I have a lot of stuff. So, the plan: start in one section of the apartment and sort through the things that are really important, the not so important and the things I just need to toss. I'm clapping my hands with excitement, such a dork, I love this type of activity!

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25 comments:

erin said...

me too! giving even a few little things away or tidying up one little space can feel soooo good! yay!

please sir said...

Spring cleaning is a must - best of luck - you will feel so good afterwards!

Miss Aimee said...

first...i love that you called it an activity. you are so awesome. Second, I love it too, infact as there such thing as over cleaning or over organizing? I have to do my taxes...no that I DO NOT like organizing. everything else...bring it on!
xoxoo

Karen said...

That's exactly what I want to do this weekend! It's going to be rainy here so I think I'm going to try and "organize" a bit and maybe bake some bread :)

Little House on Green said...

I love purple! In my condo (pre marriage) I painted my bathroom walls and ceiling in a deep eggplant purple. It was my favorite room. Yay for organizing and cleaning, I love it too!

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Love those photos, Julia! I must admit I don't like too much to 'start' organizing. I delay the moment, but once I finish, oh! feels so good!
xoxo

Bonbon Oiseau said...

i know--i had to give up on my "not caring about spring cleaning project" --i just have to do it--and i love these pictures in shades of purple...love!

●• Tiny Red said...

yep, i did that when we painted the front room a few months ago but you're now inspiring me to have a spring clear out too :)

good luck with yours, can't wait to see pictures of the results!

cindy : quaint said...

you are so cute ... happy cleaning!

Rachel said...

I love spring cleaning too! My major risk is getting caught up in the fever and throwing things out willy nilly. My SO lives in fear of these cleaning attacks.

Debra said...

I cleasing of sorts is a freeing task. It takes some effort, but the results can be so rewarding. Living with less 'clutter' helps us to focus on things that are really meaningful. It's over-done, but so very true. Less is more. Good luck- you will do great. Let us know how it all goes.

PS~Erin said...

Have fun and good luck! We've been working on simplifying the stuff too... It's been an ongoing "activity" over here for a little while now. Going to try to channel some of your enthusiasm!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the purple is so gorgeous! i'm looking forward to re-organise my wardrobe too, digging out the summer clothes! :)

Rachel Mallon said...

I have got to do this before we have guests at our house. I am quite dreading it but it does feel really great once its done.

Beautiful purple photos!

tanya said...

i LOVE organizing and putting everything in it's proper place...but is it weird that I don't do it often enough? I think my laziness just wins over the need to organize every time :-)

Couture Carrie said...

What a beautiful post! Love the colors!

xoxox,
CC

Lizzy said...

Love those purple photos. Spring cleaning is necessary, and I love how you call it an "activity." Spring cleaning has always had such a mundane chore like feeling for me.

drollgirl said...

yee haw!!! i rotated out winter clothes from the main closet and rotated in spring and summer clothes. the bad part is that both closets are JAMMED and i still want to buy more!

tyler said...

oh, we have been digging deep into piles of stuff. trying to get our home on the market and the purging has been immense and so refreshing. i'm with you! something about spring always inspires.

love the violet tones on these pics. and big congrats to you on being a new auntie!

Callie Grayson said...

fantastic images!!!
i so hear you on the spring cleaning. I am living in clutter at the moment, with packing all my belongings knowing that move day will be upon me is freaking me out!!

hmstrjam said...

woohoo get rid of it all!

alissa said...

i spent years completly obsessed with purple. then i moved on to gray :)
but images like this make me a little woozy for that gorgeous color!

dojski said...

I am cleaning my office area this Saturday as well! Goodluck to us! =)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Love the pretty purple. I am due for more spring cleaning. It never seems to get finished around here, but thanks for the inspiration!

ambika said...

These colors are just so gorgeous--my absolute faves.

& I'm sure I'll be doing a purge myself soon since I expect we'll be moving in the next 6 months or so.