I am posting on a Friday for a change because I was too busy to put a post together yesterday. It has been a busy couple of weeks keeping up the stocks of my handmade cards at the art space where they are sold. It was Mother’s Day here in Australia on Sunday so cards were in demand. I have to say I will be happy to have a slower week next week. However I am also happy that a nice quantity of crafting supplies went out the door in the form of those cards. And the money I made was another added bonus.
So how has everyone’s contemplations gone this week? It is good to remember the wonderful results of decluttering, to pinpoint our clutter weaknesses and consider our acquiring habits… If we can give rational thought to these things and feel good about where we are at with out decluttering then we must be on the right track.
This week I decluttered an eight place dinner set which freed up some valuable space in my kitchen cupboards. Kitchen items used to be a particular weakness of mine, without me even realising it I think. These days however the more I reduce in this area the happier I am. It is one area in the house that is definitely easier to work in because of improved accessibility due to less stuff.
I think it is time I did a thorough sweep through of my home to weed out any remaining clutter I can find. Then it will just be a case of maintenance. And of course the continual decluttering of the craft supplies. I hope this gig at the art space doesn’t end for a while yet. It is helping me offload some long held on to clutter.
It has been interesting hearing about other peoples clutter weaknesses. Although, like mine, many of them weren’t really clutter because they were loved items and pastimes that will likely carry on forever and will never really be a burden so long as they are kept in check. I know I will always have crafting supplies as I would never be happy without something creative to do in my spare time. And all those avid readers out there will always have books on had to indulge their love of reading with. The fashionistas among us would be lost without a closet a little more stocked than others. And while there are kids in the house there will always be some in-between excess. In between hand-me-downs and in between dependant child and leaving home. So long as we are comfortable with all these things and enjoying our special vices then all is well.
So keep on working on those items you know your don’t care about or use and I will see you next week with a new set of missions.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter an item of your choice and spend 10 minutes thinking about it. Why you are letting it go and what other similar items you have around the house that you could also declutter.
Eco Tip for the Day
If you are in need of an item, investigate the possibility of acquiring it in good condition secondhand. It is environmentally guilt free, it will be cheaper and if it becomes clutter it will be easier to let it go.
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