Monday, 8 February 2010

Spring clean and re-organising bookshelves

Parts of our home just aren't working right at the moment so we are in the middle of re-organising where things are going including our numerous bookshelves that are just not being used appropriately at the moment. I was hoping to share some pictures of our bookshelves like these bloggers Jacqui , Shell and Pippa - but my shelves are not just full of books, but also of other things that shouldn't be there. So, they are on the move and being tidied and organised, so maybe I can share them in a few weeks.

Other tidying and organising and moving of furniture is also happening so this may take me some time. Ideal time to Spring clean the house too, although I've never really got the concept of Spring cleaning before. But this burst of needing to do something just happens to have coincided with Spring approaching.

And on that note of Spring Cleaning, just had to share this poem by Rose Milligan:

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.

Remember, a house becomes a home when you can write
"I love you" on the furniture.....


  1. That poem's genius!!!! Totally my philosophy, but why oh why, must my visitors comment on the mess?!! I'm just too busy playing with the kids and exploring new places!

  2. i love that poem xx good luck on your organising x

  3. Great poem - thanks for posting it :)
    Looking forward to your bookshelf post.

  4. I love that poem, I'm going to write that out and stick it somewhere prominent!

  5. Love that poem, completely me ethos too, with a woodburner in the house there is not really any point in dusting as dust appears again 20 seconds later :-( My Nan always said as long as your sinks and toilets are clean that is the main thing - I am following her advice as, of course, you must respect your elders ;-)


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