On Fridays at 365 Less Things I share with you my favourite comments from my wonderful readers and my favourite web finds of the week. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did.
Being home has not guaranteed me the time I need to keep up with comments this week. I apologies to those who are accustomed to my usual enthusiastic interactions and for sharing my favourites here today.
After catching up with friends on Tuesday I then spent most of Wednesday volunteering at the thrift shop. I sent what was left of Wednesday and all of Thursday helping my daughter and her partner unpack and organise their new home. Although they seem to have way too many clothes they certainly aren’t inundated with stuff. Their huge four bedroom home is all but bare and will likely stay that way until they can afford to get some more furniture for it.
They have the right idea though. If they don’t badly need it then they don’t need to rush out and buy it. They would rather go without until they can afford to buy what they want rather than settle for second best and then rebuy sooner rather than later. They have two sofas to chill out on and a bed to sleep in and all the rooms have built in wardrobes so they are fine for now and we gave them a coffee table. The only thing they really need is a dining suite so they can sit down for a meal together (and to have her parents over for dinner too 😉 ).
Because they had a quite rushed and unorthodox departure from their previous address, resulting in most of their belonging quickly having to go into storage for six months, they are now doing a little decluttering as they unpack. It is always better to do this the other way around but better late than never. Clothes have been the subject of this declutter. Some were ready for the trash while others have been given to me to take to the thrift store.
Favourite Web Finds. Happy reading!
Thanks to a little help from friends and husband I do have a couple of links to share with you. I won’t add much preamble due to the fact that I am chock full of a cold to go along with my weariness and am keen to sit back and relax for the evening. Thank you all in advance for forgiving me for slacking off. I will try to do better next week.
http://www.growingagreenfamily.com/50-reusable-goods-vs-disposable-goods/ I do not particularly endorse any of these products I just thought the concept of reusing rather than using throw away items is always a good idea.
Is everyone as equally appalled by this ridiculous extravagance as I am ~ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257209/Wealthy-Indian-Datta-Phuge-spends-14-000-shirt-GOLD-impress-ladies.html
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter something that was given to you by someone else. If you no longer want or need it offer it back to the person who gave it to you, sell or donate it. You don’t have to keep things just because they came from someone else. I might seem a little repetitive on this advice but that is because people get very stuck on keeping this kind of stuff.
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow