Thursday, April 17, 2014

365 days without shopping day 197 (otherwise known as books)

It is hard to type since my accident so will keep this short.

As you know, the last years of my life have had a lot of de-cluttering in them. One specific area has been with my books.

I have donated hundreds and hundreds of them and feel I now have it down to the ones I do want to keep and ones I still have to read and then donate. Technically I should be able to select any and they float my boat.

So having spent the last six days in bed, tiring of Criminal Minds/ BBC comedies and doccos, I am now testing my 'every book a winner' theory.

So far so good. I like the Second World War book I am reading, but once it is read, a donate it will become.

Being in bed so much has given me a lot of thinking time. I feel bigger changes are ahead. A serious accident gives one a lot of perspective...

Monday, April 14, 2014

365 Days Without Shopping Day 194 ( otherwise known as Ouch)


I will be away for a while. I had a serious accident at the weekend and am not able to type, nor do I have the motivation or drive.

I won't be spending anything though.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

365 Days Without Shopping Day 192 (Otherwise Known As is still mounting..)

This week's inspiration comes from 365 Less Things

Each week on this site are a set of weekly challenges in regards to de-cluttering. I am going to find the ten minutes a day to activate the challenges below. Whilst I have been de-cluttering all year and the stuff I own has significantly decreased, I am sure I can still try the activities below.

Monday – A shelf in the pantry.

Tuesday – Your junk drawer ( ok I don't have a junk drawer anymore, but I will try a drawer somewhere in my home ).

Wednesday – Your bedside cabinet/table.

Thursday – Sock drawer, anyone’s will do.

Friday – The glove box of your car.

Saturday – A bathroom cabinet or drawer

Sunday – The shoe cupboard/box

Personally this will be a hard slog I think since I have minimized so excruciatingly these past several months. But I know I need to do more, the less I have, the more I still see as superfluous to needs.

So did I get rid of anything ? Let's see.

Friday, April 11, 2014

365 Days Without Shopping Day 191 (Otherwise Known As Tasmanian Minimalist's Secrets Of Adulthood)

Luckily we were on foot...
1. You are not your possessions.
2. You are not your mistakes.
3. Everything that happens has made you the person you are today.
4. You are learning a lot when you feel outside your comfort zone.
5. People don't talk about you half as much as you think they do.
6. Most people are intrinsically good.
7. Good manners cost nothing.
8. Nothing beats comfortable underwear and shoes.
9. You owe it to yourself to have a good quality bed.
10. There is such thing as a free lunch ( sometimes ).
11. Doing something nice for someone else has more benefits than you could ever imagine.
12. It is fine to say ' no '.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

365 Days Without Shopping Day 190 (Otherwise Known As How Many?)

God I love this!

I  would like to ask readers for their opinion, so please leave a comment.

I can finally see actual change in my wardrobe and can now access it without being smothered. But I still have a lot of scarves, none of which I really wear, even though they're nice. I do wear thicker ones in winter for warmth, but that's about it really, maybe the odd floaty one here and there when it's warmer.

So readers, I want shut of them. Someone else, somewhere else will get a whole lot more benefit from them than I do, so how many do you think I should keep?

Please let me know your thoughts.