Like me, Deb J has been on a long mission to declutter her craft room. When Deb sent me these photos some time ago, she said she was only at the midway point of decluttering this area but WOW what a difference she had made already.
Both Deb and I have learned one thing about craft supplies and that is ~ Only buy what you need when you need it. We also both realise that after seeing a new craft tool in action it is best to give yourself a cooling off period before making a decision as to whether we will actually use it enough to warrant the purchase. I know that I have bought tools immediately after seeing a demonstration when excited about how great it seems. Only to find out that either the results weren’t as good at home because I didn’t have the hundreds of hours of practice using it that the demonstrator did. Or that what it produced wasn’t really in keeping with my style.
These same rules can be applied with any purchase. I give myself a cooling off period no matter what it is I am considering buying. I err on the side of caution if I simply can’t decide and just don’t go through with the purchase. Nine times out of ten I am glad later on that I just didn’t bother.
Do you have an area in your home that you know is seriously overstocked like Deb’s and my craft rooms used to be. Perhaps your kitchen, your linen closet, your make-up drawer, tool bench or sports equipment. As you can see, from these photos and ones on the 365 Before and After page, gradual decluttering of an area can make a huge difference over time. Take periodical photos so you can look back and see the progress you are making. They will spur you on after you have forgotten how much worse it was before you began.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter something you have kept just because you have the room for it but don’t love it or use it.
Eco Tip for the Day
Aluminium foil take-out containers can be rinsed and put in with your other recyclable materials. As can single-use disposable aluminium baking trays. However it is best to avoid the use of these baking trays altogether.
For a full list of my eco tips so far click here
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow