Each New Year’s Eve finds me weeding out my possessions, spot-cleaning and tidying, moving ornaments and pictures to find a better “home” for them, because I like the idea of starting a new year with a fresh house arrangement – even if it is only a minimal surface change.
Some years I have been know to completely re-arrange the furniture across several rooms, but this year, even though I feel the compulsion, I am resisting, as I think I have finally (after many, many years) achieved the optimal major furniture layout for my house (small stuff still gets moved whenever the whim takes me).
There’s something about voluntarily surrendering things I don’t need – or want – anymore that gives me a clean, shiny feeling. I also like the idea that even if I don’t want them, someone else may treasure them in the future (because at some stage I obviously did). It’s the “circle of stuff”! (You know: you buy stuff you like, then one day you don’t like the stuff anymore and you pass it on to the Op Shop in the hope that someone else will like your, now, unloved stuff).
I now have some empty spots in my home just waiting for something “new” to move in, particularly on my kitchen bench, but I’m hanging out for just the “right” thing!
I hope your New Year brought you happy, clean, fresh feelings, and that the year ahead is filled with all good things.