While most people feel a pull to clean in spring -- "spring cleaning" -- others prepare for the winter by clearing out unnecessary items and energy in the autumn. In our home, it's typical that we ready our unconscious hibernation by shifting our spaces from open traffic areas into cozy, festive nesting spots. This year, many witches I know have felt an overwhelming urge to, as my friend put it, "CLEAN ALL THE THINGS!"
With a baby in the house, and exhausted from struggling with my family to provide greater effort, I was feeling the draw to clean, but has neither the strength nor help needed to dive in -- being disabled impedes my progress, being disabled with a newly mobile baby arrests it entirely. Then, an upsetting event occurred in our home (details excluded for privacy), and everyone around me suddenly had impetus to take care of tasks long overdue, keep promises from years before, and hire additional help where needed.
Now, our garage has less useless stuff, our family room's carpet, long saturated with pet odor, was ripped up and removed, our faulty stove will be replaced, and vents and carpets in other areas of the house will be cleaned. My daughter is finally staying on top of her chores, and I can make sure daily tidying is kept up with much greater ease because of it all