Over the years Colleen has talked in various posts about decluttering craft supplies, photos, and items of memory clutter.Â You know those things we hang onto because they help us remember times in our lives that have meaning.Â You also know I was into scrapbooking for a number of years and have recently decided that I no longer want to continue this hobby.
As I thought about all the money used to buy supplies, those I have used and those I have given away or sold, I began to realize there is a good solution & it goes along with journaling.Â I have not been a very good journaler.Â I find that I just donâ€™t have that much to say about my days.Â For one thing, my life is not that exciting.Â For another, I canâ€™t believe my life is that interesting to others. Â What I really like to keep note of are those special times in my life.Â These can be vacations, special events, even times when I have a breakthrough in my spiritual or emotional life. Â
I realized the solution is to make a memory book.Â It can be anything you want to make it but for mine I devised a binder that holds 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 lined pages in it.Â It also has page protectors to slip these pages into.Â When I have something I think I want to remember I can write it down in that book.Â I can add a picture(s).Â If I have an item I have kept as a reminder, a picture of it placed in this memory book takes the place of the item.Â Itâ€™s a one-stop place for memories. Â
Iâ€™ve learned something else about this Memory Book.Â I wish I had started doing this years ago instead of scrapbooking.Â Iâ€™m thinking of tearing the scrapbooks apart someday and putting it all in the memory book.Â I may ask my brother what he thinks as he is the one who will inherit them. Â
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter something from your attic, garage or basement.
Eco Tip for the Day
Reduce your reliance on paper reading materials. There are so many digital ways to get your fix on anything of interest.
For a full list of my eco tips so far click here
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when Iâ€™m slow