‘More organised than ever’: My soul-cleansing spring clean

21 May 2020
By Gioia D M., Student at University of Glasgow

Ever since I was a little child, I’ve known that the rain and blossom of spring means it’s time for cleaning. I remember my grandma running around the house this time of the year, flipping mattresses and making us try on every single item of clothing we owned to see if it still fit us right.

And with that came the realisation that we had too much stuff; clothes we didn’t wear, shoes we didn’t use, and what Marie Kondo would call ‘komono’ - miscellaneous things we definitely did not need.

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Currently studying English Literature and Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow! A little Italian making her way through the world, lover of all food and dead scared of pigeons! I lived in England for the past five years, but I’m also a massive fan of Scotland - and a little obsessed with Mary Queen of Scots…