I think I am going to check out what products I have & then put them out on display so I actually do use them!
Others can be thrown away/ given away or even put away until I get round to using them.
Hopefully I can cut down my bits and pieces by 30%. Will post once I have completed this. 6 months ago
I usually cook from scratch, and as such I’ve got a LOT of bulk dried goods: grains, legumes, flours, spices, etc. Today I got my FOOD organized and put away in the new kitchen! 22 months ago
These things need the most attention:
I sometimes feel like I have more of a clothing-collection than a wardrobe; there are a number of AWESOME pieces that maybe need a little work, don’t flatter me, or don’t really match my style any longer. I need to bite the bullet and shed the stuff I’m never going to wear, and fix or alter the pieces that could get put back into commission!
I hold onto books I once loved, even if I can’t imagine reading them again, and I also have a number of instructional books for crafts I won’t have the time or money to invest in within the foreseeable future. My personal library should be functional! I plan to pare down my collection, and sell or donate what I don’t need or use.
This category includes important documents (e.g. tax information), as well as half-full journals, scraps of poetry, preliminary sketches, and articles some part of me intends to read or act on… later. Organizing these things will make practical matters easier and give me a nice “little museum” of myself to draw from for creative projects.
4. Art & craft supplies
The downside to being drawn to found art is a collection of REALLY interesting clutter! I either need to follow through with my plans for, say, driftwood-mobiles or let go.
These are mostly mementos and artifacts from earlier nesting impulses (it’s as if my subconscious went, “Don’t have money for furniture? Buy a tiny owl!”). I’m not sure what to do with the ones that belonged to my grandma, but I guess the idea is to pare down the frivolous and hold onto what genuinely feels enriching. 22 months ago