I meant to write about spring goals and new growth. Instead I’m writing about organizing our spices. Because that’s where I am right now, and it sure feels like growth.
When I read Carson Tate’s post about balancing your life like the four seasons, I was immediately captivated by the idea. And also relieved, because this framework allows us to tackle only one aspect at a time. And that’s such an easing of a burden.
I tend to overload myself with ambitious projects, and then I just get tired. So one season at a time? I got this…
For springtime, she suggests:
- New ideas
- New beginnings
- Letting go of the past
As I see it, there are two phases here, which kind of line up with Marie Kondo’s thinking: let go of the past to open up possibilities for the future.
One of my “19 for 2019” goals is to go through all the boxes in the basement, which contain I’ve-forgotten-what. So that project is saying “spring” to me. (But will I get to it before winter? I have my doubts.)
Meanwhile, what I have done is to tidy up the spice rack. It’s actually the spice drawer, and it was pretty horrid. We both got frustrated trying to find the oregano. And really, people shouldn’t have to live like that.
So, inspired by The Home Edit, I bought:
- spice containers from The Container Store
- labels from Amazon
- a chalk pen from Amazon
- Ball jars from Target for grains storage)
…and we had ourselves some results.
It’s a small step, growth-wise, but it sure makes cooking more pleasant. Plus, every time I open the doors of the pantry, I get a little ping of joy.
So, along with walking along the river to see the spring flowers, that’s part of my springtime celebration.
What’re you doing to celebrate spring?