Old and worn

Still functional but old and very shabby. I removed the buckles and zipper, that I could use for crafting another bag, and threw the body of the bag in the bin. I have another similar bag anyway. I always find it more difficult to dispose of items that have served me well but my desire for limited clutter overrules the urge to keep such items.

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Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.

Comments

  1. I can see why it might have been hard to declutter this, as the pattern is
    quite wonderful. Still and all, so good you saw clearly that it’s FUNCTION will
    be met with another bag… and great you got so much use out of it to actually
    wear it out!

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  2. Colleen, I’m very happy to see you online again! 2020 has been an unusual year, adjustments in how and why we do things has changed and just the other day I was thinking I would love to talk to the 365 community on the subject. I learned that sometimes that we may not be able to find recreation and entertainment outside the front gate. I learned that sometimes a country can run out of an item. I learned that sometimes I’m going to go a bit stir crazy sitting at home. But how to accommodate such times without ending up right back neck deep in clutter! LOL

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    • Hi Moni, I am not sure how long this will last but I am enjoying it for now and will continue for as long as I feel inspired to do so.
      I too have learned a lot of things owing to life changes due to COVID-19, not all positive unfortunately. However I continue to try to be part of the solution not part of the problem. I am having no trouble keeping myself occupied at home because I love to make stuff, fix stuff, refurbish stuff, tidy stuff and declutter stuff. One thing for sure is I am buying even less stuff than ever. Mostly due to the fact that I avoid the shops where possible and also because I am a tactile kind of gal who like to see and feel the things I am considering buying before making purchasing decisions. Therefore buying online doesn’t online doesn’t appeal to me unless I have experienced the item firsthand.

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  3. Good job Colleen 🙂 I’m so excited to see you posting again and inspiring us all! My ‘easy’ declutterings are long gone, it seems to be taking a lot of effort this past while to let go of things. But I know I have some items that I have used well and appreciated but are now very shabby – time for these to go!

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