March 17, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Decluttering

St. Patrick is reputed to have driven the snakes out of Ireland. If you want to observe St. Patrick’s Day today while also clutter-busting, all you need to do is pretend that St. Patrick drove the clutter out of Ireland. Then you can follow his example in your own home as a way of observing his holiday.

If this seems gimmicky, consider that the original legend about the snakes is a gimmick too. There never were snakes in Ireland; there is no written or skeletal record of them. The story, most likely, was made up centuries later to illustrate the distinctive qualities of Ireland and Patrick. If a similar narrative about clutter helps you improve the condition of your house today, that, in my opinion, makes it an equally valid story.

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