There's one thought that really helps me when I am tempted to splurge on home accessories. All those gorgeous houses featured on shelter blogs & magazines & catalogs are clean. None of the items on display would look half as nice in a pile of paper or trash, or stuffed in a bin. Therefore, cleanliness itself is THE number one most important "accessory" for a home.
What an insightful thought!
btw, When I first read some of this thread I didn't think it applied to me too much. I don't have a bunch of clothes around I hope to fit in some day. I do have a few that I don't wear, but I think could be useful if I am invited to a wedding or similar event.
I now see that I did buy yarn and fabric for projects I didn't have time to finish, when I had multiple unstarted/unfinished projects at home already. So in that way it does apply.
Post by indecisive75 on Sept 15, 2012 22:50:12 GMT -5
Thanks for this thread... I just came across it - was reading on amnesty and followed a link ...... Like many others, I can relate to this. A life I dream about. I too dream about having dinner parties with friends coming over. But in reality I dont dare invite people over, or only have the closest one or two to come over, because we are so messy. Or else a party is such a pain because we have to do so much clearing up beforehand, that we put off doing it....
You people are in my head thinking my thoughts!!! However, it prompted me to post to my local crafting group and ask if anyone wants the glass painting supplies I have. I'd rather rehome them with a friend, but if it comes to it, I'll post them on freecycle and give them away.
“Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.