Spring Cleaning

There’s just nothing quite like the first real day of open windows and cross-breeze in the spring. That day was Sunday for me. Sure, it was kind of humid, it rained a little, but honestly, the air felt fresh and soft and I welcomed it.

I did a deep clean of my closet. Packing up the bulky sweaters, optimistically moving the capris and shorts to the front shelves, and organizing the piles and stacks that seem to accumulate over the winter months. For the first time IN MY CLOSET LIFE, I organized my shirts on hangers by category. No, I do not have OCD. Trust me on this. I do, however, have a decent sized closet all to myself.

For this once in a lifetime sorting, my t-shirt categories included: Fave shirts (corgi, JHS, etc), Sports tees and jerseys (White Sox, Icehogs, Blackhawks), Writer shirts (In Print, Word of Art, NaNo, etc), and Band tees, of which I have 36. That seems like a lot. Is that a lot? I proudly wear a handful of classic bands like the Beatles, the Ramones, and Prince (none of whom I’ve seen live), and a ton of those I have seen. Everyone from Cheap Trick, Billy Squier, and Kaleo to shirts I’ve made myself for local faves like the Dog and Everything, Ophur, and Jonathan Richman.

I packed up a LARGE box of clothes to donate, which I’ve already loaded into my car for drop off.

I know it’s only a closet and NO ONE will see it, but I feel good.

The forecast for today is promising…maybe too promising. There’s spring cleaning weather, then there’s go outside and PLAY weather.

Either way, it’s a win-win.





About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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