We have talked about this before but I wanted to bring it up again.Â This is another area I would like to declutter but there is resistance.Â Itâ€™s all that thread and other sewing supplies.Â I donâ€™t know how well you can see this in the pictures but Mom has about 60 spools of thread and about 100 various colors of embroidery floss.Â I can see having all of these when she used to sew and I cross stitched.Â Now she barely gets something hemmed and I havenâ€™t cross stitched in 10 years or more.
Why do we need all this?Â Mom says, â€œWe might need a particular color some day and they are hard to find.Â Plus we have already paid for them.â€Â I canâ€™t seem to get across the idea that over time colors change and I doubt we will get any clothes in the colors of most of those thread colors and little in the way of cross stitch or anything else in the colors of the floss.Â I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if they have faded over time too.
Do you have anything like this that you are dealing with? Â
Today’s Mini Mission
Â Choose three books from your book collection. Declutter the one least likely to be reread.
Eco Tip for the Day
This tip was something that Wendy F brought to my attention. Use the fabric from old mens’ shirts to make handkerchiefs. You will be repurposing the fabric in the shirt and saving paper used to make tissues.
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