The Daily Sweep




If you told me 12 months ago that I would be sweeping everyday I would think of it with dread. The hallways and loungeroom used to be covered in a lovely cream carpet which we chose when our first born son was a baby, not knowing how ridiculous it was to have cream carpet and a young family. When we closed in the back area of the house and reclaimed the laundry as living area we put flooring through all the areas except the bedrooms and office. As a result I now have to sweep everyday.

Rather than being a chore, I actually enjoy my morning ritual. It is quite shocking the amount that is actually swept up. All that dust and dirt was soaking into the carpets before because I certainly didn't vacuum every day.

I like the simple repetitive act of sweeping all the dirt and dust out the front door and back into the garden. I love that the simple act doesn't require any electricity or the latest state of the art vacuum cleaner. I love the feeling of satisfaction that I get when I walk back in and it is all clean once again.

There is joy in the simple rhythms of life.............

5 comments:

simplelife said...

We removed some of our carpets in the dining room and hallway and I'm always amazed too at the amount of dust and crumbs that I sweep up each day. The thought that they were going into the carpet made me feel pretty horrible.

cheers Kate

libby said...

What a great attitude. I'm going to follow your example and try sweeping my kitchen floors every day - they certainly need it.

Libby

Michelle said...

I thought I was the only person in the world who likes to sweep! At last a kindred spirit :)

LadiesoftheHouse said...

I agree, simple is better and some of the best things are free.

Kris

April@Crafty*Nesty*Thrifty said...

Tomorrow is my "sweep all the floors day" Instead of dreading it, I will remember the joy that you and others have found in this activity, thank you for reminding me in the joy of the everyday tasks us homemakers are blessed to do, for I truely do feel to be blessed to be home:) Sometimes I just need a gentle reminder on how lucky I am. Take Care, April.