Tuesday, March 3, 2009
OK I'm really annoyed that Oprah did a show on simplifying before I got around to blogging about my ongoing attempt to reduce my stash of well everything. It all started last year when grocery prices started to climb. This caused me to start looking around the kitchen and trying make meals out of mostly food we had. I also started discovering things like the fact that we had 4 separate containers of bread crumbs all of which have now been used. Anyways I ramble. That lead to me sorting my scrap booking and sewing stuff and deciding to whenever possible do projects without buying new supplies. This is harder with sewing because when I first found the sewing mama's site I wanted a big "stash" like everyone else but now I don't like that fabric as much as I did when I bought it. I'm also finding that many times I can't do what I want with the fabric that I have. That said it is going well and I am fully committed to getting to the point where I only buy what I need for a project to be completed within a reasonable amount of time. So that's my ongoing thing. I also threw away three big bags of toys recently and I don't think my kids have even noticed. We'll see where this goes but I think having less stuff is a trend that will continue around here at least in some ways. After all a little girl can never have too many dresses and mommy needs her pleater to make some of them.