The reduction in messy places goes on-and-on-and-on-and on!
I wonder what decluttering means to you? Is it just a case of unwanted stuff leaving the premises, in other words working towards minimalism? Or do you see it more as an exercise in tidying and organisation? I suppose for most of us the answer lies somewhere between the two.
The problem with stuff just leaving the premises is that it may still have its uses within my home. The part of me that longs to be more frugal wants to make the most of what I have got, even though another bit of me wants just to run through the house with a big black bag and then hire a skip whilst ignoring the part of me which hates landfill. My problem is finding that fine line between frugal keeping of stuff and just plain hoarding. I doubt if I am alone in that predicament.
|About a third of a lap blanket|
As I have gone around the house I have found quite a lot of knitting yarn which I have now collected in a designated drawer whilst thinking of how to use it up or pass it on. This week I have had problems with my eyes which have meant that I don't want to do any sewing so I got my crochet hook out and I have started on a lap blanket. It's nowhere near finished but it has satisfied my need for something to do which doesn't require good eyesight, my need to do something with various small quantities of yarn and my fast approaching need for extra warmth over the winter. Not just win:win but win:win:win!
The trouble is that I may feel like a decrepit old granny when I use it