This morning the title of an older post on Christine Gilbert's blog Almost Fearless caught my eye “10 Unexpected Costs of Owning Things”. I read it and some of the comments it had elicited. Still in the heady post-cleaning out state from yesterday, it resonated strongly with me and I resolved to rethink the many boxes of books I was planning on taking to Belize. But before I reviewed the book inventory on my computer, I made the mistake of reading my emails first. Oooh - here’s one from Amazon. There are some 400 thread count sheets at a very good sale price and lots of good colors to choose from. Quickly -- delete, delete -- no more stuff! It was a close call, but I managed to resist the temptation and decided to write this post instead.
|Nearly 2 yards of embroidered tafetta, more than 50years old that I will try to salvage.|
Wise choice! Delete Delete! I also enjoy "deleting" things from my closet and home. Live simply and Simply live.ReplyDelete
That must have been hard to get rid of some of those things Wilma.ReplyDelete
A really big "Spring Clean" Wilma.ReplyDelete
Claire - I do feel lighter and freer with even this slight reductiton in possessions.ReplyDelete
Keith - well, I shed no tears during the process and did relive some wonderful memories, but it was hard. I'll just have to use my brain as my closet for the memories and hope I don'thave to purge it!
Roy - that it was. :-)