Spring Cleaning: Find freedom in the purge.

Some call it spring cleaning; some call it "the purge." I suggest we call it healthy and necessary.

My wife and I recently conducted the process of going through boxes, shelves, cabinets, and closets...all to find those long forgotten treasures. Isn’t it amazing how we discover all these new things we didn’t even remember we owned?

Maybe this isn’t the most popular or enjoyable event, but I have to tell you, it was rewarding in the end. If you are anything like us, you have acquired far more than you could ever need and probably haven’t organized the important things as often as you should. Time to get moving.

We worked together to accomplish more than we could have on our own. We tossed away things of no value. We created more room to work, to live, and to truly enjoy the things we do have. In the end, we gave away items to people and charities that needed them more than we did.

We experienced all of these good and healthy results by simply taking the time to clean up our lives.

When was the last time you dug deep, really deep, and purged your belongings, your living space, your office? If you can’t remember when, or if you’re tripping over a bunch of junk, then it’s time for the purge. Put it on your calendar and enjoy the fruits of freedom from this typically ill-regarded, but highly valuable exercise.