I received the following comment from Peggy on Friday and wanted to share it here so people, who don’t read the comments, might see it. It is comments like this that inspire me to keep on blogging. I am just lucky that I get them on a regular basis. So thank you Peggy and all those 365ers who write in to tell us similar stories. So without further adieu her is Peggy’s comment…
“When I think about the things I have managed to pass along or repurpose, I am amazed! Â The dollhouse (sold), an unused medical test kit (returned to lab), unused Sephora gift bags (returned to store), foam roller, unused toiletries, and clothing to Goodwill, old eye glasses & unused Restasis to eye doctor office, organizing containers to work, old sheets, blankets, & towels to veterinarian, and lots more gone! Toiletries and cleaning supplies used up and not replaced. Â Books donated to library and favorite coffee shop. Â My husband has joined in little by little, parting with some old magazines, a cheap pocketknife, etc. Â He “shopped” our elder daughters mountain of boxes for her old laptop. Â Our younger daughter then fixed the old laptop up for him so that he can use the internet (win win). Â He is going to “shop” these boxes again for an earphone cable, even though he could buy new for about $7… I suggested this, to avoid possible duplication.
These things are justÂ remembered examples of the many things out the door and not replaced, or repurposed instead of purchasing new. Â So many little pockets of space cleared! Â It is much easier to see what IS needed because there is less excess. Â We are in no way “finished” with our decluttering journey. Â However, I am so grateful to be this far along and to have changed my thought processes with regard to stuff… I wonder all the time what our home must have looked like and how it functioned before I started to understand what you are teaching here. Â I know that our home functions better the more we rid ourselves of the unused and unloved items. Â Â 🙂
Today’s Mini Mission
Do a quick perusal of yourÂ outdoor area and declutter a few things that wonâ€™t be used again after this season comes to a close.
â€œIf we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think weâ€™d beÂ happy withÂ more?â€ â€” Unknown
Eco Tip for the Day
Just follow Peggy’s example, on how to pass things on instead of throwing them in the trash, and that will be helpful to the state of theÂ environment.
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