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Do Tell: Spring Cleaning, What do you Need to Purge?



Spring cleaning gives everyone an excuse to rid their homes of excess clutter and piles of paperwork collecting nothing but dust. While our homes might look clean, we sometimes forget to check in with ourselves to do exactly the same thing-- inventory our emotions and baggage.

Oftentimes it is easier to sweep feelings of worry and angst under the rug, store your ex boyfriend's favorite sweatshirt in the back closet or even your favorite maternity dress that you will never wear again. So in the spirit of Spring cleaning, ladies, do tell, what do you need to purge in order to lighten your load?

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simplybe1 simplybe1 8 years
My boyfriend and I are thinking of moving and I am excited that it will give me the opportunity (read: force me) to go through all of our things. I am a paper hoarder and he's definitely a packrat, too. Together, we have a host of things that we don't really need. Our home is filled with clutter and I know that it affects my mental serenity. Emotionally, I think I need to purge my desire for material things. The need to simplify is always in the back of my mind, but somehow I always seem to convince myself that I need something else, and that once I have it, I will be happy and completely satisfied. It must be all that psychological advertising, apparently I am very susceptable. Hopefully our move will help to control some of the mess!
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 8 years
My boyfriend and I need to tackle our basement! It's overflowing with stored things, most of which can be taken to the Goodwill!
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 8 years
I need to file/get rid of paperwork and go through all of our books!
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
paper! everyday each child brings home a stack of art work, class work, teacher letters, school news, summer options, etc. i'm going nuts sifting through this crap figuring out what i really need. i went through a pile on the hutch last week and that made me feel good. but there's tons more next to my computer :(
designergirl designergirl 8 years
Clothes and stacks and stacks of papers...
lecky1217 lecky1217 8 years
i love going through my closets and throwing out old clothes and shoes b/c it gives me an excuse to buy more! lol. i also love reorganizing things for some reason its kinda weird. I love buying containers just so i can find things to put them in.
controlledspin controlledspin 8 years
I wish I could purge all my anger and hatred for his ex. I try very hard to block her out of my life except when necessary (things involving the kids) but she is so bitter and unpredictable that it's hard to just feel happiness without feeling like she will be there, around the corner, waiting to hurt us with something else (like she has done for 4 years). I just wish I could purge my worries and fear of the unknown future (ex. - is she going to take us back to court for more money [when we already are giving her more than we can afford, yet she refuses to work], less visitation, more lies), and live now and do what I want to do with my life, unaffected by her. I love my fiance so much, and we are so good for eachother, I just feel like if I could purge that fear and worry, that I would live such a better life.
Marci Marci 8 years
The closets. All of them!
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 8 years
I need to go through the closet in our bedroom and start getting rid of stuff that we really DON'T USE. We still have boxes that we used to move up there with old clothes and odds and ends in them. Most of it is computer boxes, and Mark won't let me throw those out, but I'm definitely going to try to make it look not so cluttered in there. Maybe if things don't look so cluttered, I'll be less stressful sometimes, y'know?
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
Literally, I need to go through all my old business casual clothes, save the timeless stuff, and give away the rest. I have no idea the next time I'll need it and it is taking up massive space. Emotionally, I need really, really need to get rid of some fanciful ideas I have about love and relationships - what they really are, versus some youthful notions I've been hanging on to.
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