Much of what comes into my home these days is transient. Aside from groceries much of what does come inÂ is free, secondhand, or both. And I have to say itÂ makes it a whole lot easier to pass things on when large sums of money aren’t exchanged to acquire it. Â
This week I have decluttered…
- 2 books – one free, one 10c, both secondhand and both not used in a reasonable length of time so both were taken to the thrift shop.
- 3 strips of fabric samples – all free from a friend, but after careful consideration I decided I didn’t have a use for them. One went to the thrift shop to sell as a craft supply. Two went to a fellow Renew Newcastle creativeÂ to be used in one of her millinery creations.
- 1 item of clothing – Given to me by a friend, was unused within a reasonable period of time so also was donated to the thrift shop.
- A variety of craft supplies – All either cheap, secondhand or free and all used to make cards to sell at my art space.
I have a rule these days for the stuff that I bring into my house. It is either used within a reasonable length of time or it goes back out the way it came in. I have neither time nor space for anything that isn’t of use to me. That doesn’t stop me from accepting stuff, it just means that it isn’t allowed to linger if unused.
I have to say it feels good not to be attached to stuff that way that I once was.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter something that youâ€™ve been keeping but really belongs in the trash.
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
Donâ€™t leave tasks linger for so long that you have to redo them such as drying the washing or folding it. This can cause you to have to waste more electricity rewashing and ironing. Need I also mention your wasted time and wear and tear on your appliances.
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