About a month back Michaela, in response to the post Memeories Are Not Stuff, Â left this comment…
“This week I sold one of my American Girl dolls. My grandmother had bought her for me, I had gotten different outfits with extra cash back in the day. I took good care of her, and then she stayed in my closet for years. The other day at work I overheard a lady I know talking about getting one for her granddaughter for Christmas, but she was sad how expensive they were. I immediately offered to sell her my doll. Yesterday when I took her in all the ladies fawned over what great condition she was in and all her little outfits. They questioned me getting rid of her. Like I told them, I have two boys and the thought of her getting a little girl to play with was a good enough reason to finally let her go. Plus I made some money LOL. Sure I could have gotten all sentimental and kept her, but there was probably an inch of dust on the box. While she held memories, she wasnâ€™t being cherished or loved. It was time for her to move on . . . and me to grow up. I still feel pretty good about it, so maybe Iâ€™ll finally part with my other one too . . .”
What a lovely story. Thank you Michaela for sharing it with us.
Have you ever found yourself in this position like Michaela did where the opportunity spontaneously presents itself that helps you let go of a once loved item that you may otherwise have held onto. An object collecting dust in your home. It has happened to me several times during my decluttering mission. It is so much easier to pass an item on when you know that it is going to bring joy to someone else.
So keep your ears open for these opportunities and when they present themselves embrace them wholeheartedly and share the joy while you declutter.
Today’s Mini Mission
People collect all sorts of things and often when others get wind of this they gift you similar items . if you have such a collection perhaps you could stand to declutter some parts of the whole that you don’t particularly love.
Eco Tip for the Day
If you can’t resist the temptation for hanging Christmas lights use a timer to limit the number of hours they twinkle for.
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