Just wanted to thank all who have been posting on this board. I read it every day. I did the big fortnightly shop today, and found I was so, so much more mindful of what I was choosing and why. Mostly I stuck to my shopping list, though I added a few things that should have been on it anyway. I treated myself to some non-stick egg rings - and threw out the old hard to clean ones
*~*~* It's gonna be a bright, bright, sunshiney day. *~*~*
I tossed almost all my clothes -- now I am getting a few new ones that fit and that I feel good wearing. Life it too short to make do with stuff you don't really like. I tossed out a grocery store bag FULL and running over of panties that I didn't wear -- some were uncomfortable, some were too big, some were "religious" (aka holey) and some I JUST DIDN'T LIKE.
Everyone is doing really well Yay for comfortable undies
I bought 2 paperbacks today, did think about them for a while and knew I could get them from the library, but a little voice convinced me I deserved a treat as been good. I will have a think if to return or get rid of 2 books to make way for them
I have a "thing" for beautiful photo frames. I have been making a concerted effort to get appropriate photos in them. Today I framed a signed photo of George and Barbara Bush to be hung in an office. I keep telling myself that I CANNOT buy more photo frames till I cull out the ones that I don't really love. But they are so tempting. I think I need a keeper.
I have finally decluttered my clothes. I have been working on them for a while, clearing out/donating bits here and there, but I had a big mental block on the bulk of them.
But now I have finally decided that a small capsule wardrobe of things that fit now and are in style is the way to go.
So most of stuff that is out of date, wrong colour, wrong fit, has gone.
I have bought some more things that I needed and need to buy a few more but it will be only stuff that is right and will be worn.
I could probably get all my clothes into half the wardrobe (closet in US) space I had crammed full before.
One lesson I have learned in my decluttering journey is that sometimes things have to wait for their time to come, and it is better do let things go as I can than freeze into inaction because I can't tackle something like the clothes mountain or deal with everything at once.
I've also been gently decluttering the kitchen cupboards using this method. Not having a big clear out but feeling able to get rid of dishes here and there. I have got rid of quite a lot this way.
I also sorted out another mountain of unused dress patterns and fabrics, but sorting is as far as it goes at the moment. They will go in their own time.
I did manage to get rid of a large quantity of scraps and leftovers that were too small to make something with but too large to throw away. Surely I could make some use of them I thought. Well I haven't for umpty ump years, decades in some cases. So they went.
(edited for typos)
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2012 10:49:49 GMT -5 by Greenhill