I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. I acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Seven Things Week 24

It's been a tough week.  I've spent it either asleep or in discomfort.  Netflix and YouTube were my saviours.  Finally had the brain to read and knit again on Friday.

Thank goodness for an excess of marbles or it would have been another fail.


IN

2swimsuitsretail
5pairs leggingsretail
7pairs undiesretail
1therapeutic itemsretail
2sets kitchen tongsretail
1pair of earbudsretail
7pieces of colourbond fencingBuy Nothing Community
18



OUT


1pair leggingsop shop
2sets kitchen tongsbin
1t-shirtbin
6resusable produce bagsBuy Nothing Community
1tricycleBuy Nothing Community
140glass marblesBuy Nothing Community
1lunch bagop shop
151




NETT OUT 133

TOTAL OUT SINCE 28 August 2018 = 4537






Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Seven Things Week 23

Well that was unexpected.

I had emergency surgery for an umbilical hernia on Saturday.  The effect will be the acquisition of some specialist items or new items to accommodate a very sore tummy and an inability to to do much about what is already in the house. And more time in the house to be frustrated about it all.


IN
1cone of yarndestash

1home brew kitBuy Nothing Communityfor cider making

OUT

2booksBuy Nothing Community
1decorative patchop shop
4angle grinding discsBuy Nothing Community
3cheese knivesgift
1pair ear budsbin
15pieces of foam core boardBuy Nothing Community
26



NETT OUT 25
TOTAL OUT SINCE 28 August 2018 = 4404


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Seven Things Week 22

Back on track this week, although the items out are largely ephemeral or items for replacement.  It's ok - all forward movement is good.  

IN

1snorkelretailA snorkel is an essential part of my swimming kit and the original one developed a leak
2pairs swimming gogglesretailGoggles are also essential swim equipment.  The demise of the snorkel made me look at my other equipment and my goggles were truly disgusting.
2tiffinsBuy Nothing Communityfor low-waste takeaway food
5




OUT

2stubby holdersgift

1capgift

5shirtsop shop

2coffee grindersbindead
1bookop shop

1blanketop shop

1sports skirtop shopit’s been a while since I fitted into a size 16 or needed a sports skirt
7reusable bagsop shop

1washing basketrecyclingbroken
2stickersbinFinding little piles of things waiting for decisions or homes.  Decision made.
4swing tagsrecyclingFinding little piles of things waiting for decisions or homes.  Decision made.
1pair headphonesbinbroken
1glass jarrecyclingchipped
1glass lidrecyclingif we have retained things for over a year and not used them they count as an out
5plastic containersrecyclingif we have retained things for over a year and not used them they count as an out
1snorkelbin

1pair swimming gogglesbin

37




NETT OUT = 32

TOTAL OUT SINCE 28 August 2018 = 4379


Monday, January 21, 2019

Seven Things Weeks 19, 20 and 21

Life intervened.

With commitments over Christmas and a month of moving a very complex library and archive across town there was little time and zero energy left at the end of any day.  

Momentum kept me going for a period but I had my first seven things fails.  I will forgive myself as I've averaged far more than seven things a week over the period of the challenge and because I'm human.  All the easy wins have been had.  Decluttering is actual hard decision making and physically taxing now.

I was thinking about doing a no-spend challenge this year, but I decided against it.  I'm not trying to punish myself, just be sensible about how much I have to maintain.  This challenge is enough to make me think about purchases without doubling down.  We are being careful because we have a few big home maintenance projects and purchases this year and because we are trying to pay down our mortgage, but beyond that we choose to enjoy life.

WEEK 19

IN

1pair of earbudsBuy Nothing CommunityI kill earbuds at an alarming rate
2frypansBuy Nothing Community

1jerry canBuy Nothing Community

2phone casesEbayfor Richard’s new phone
4charging cordsEbayfor Richard’s new phone
2saucepansBuy Nothing Community

12





OUT
1Eskybinmouldy and excess to requirement
2car fridgesBuy Nothing Communityexcess to requirement
1corkerBuy Nothing CommunityGreen Shed
1bag of corksBuy Nothing CommunityGreen Shed
1bag of bottle capsBuy Nothing CommunityGreen Shed
1pair shoesbinfell apart
2diary insertsBuy Nothing Community

7rolls Dymo tapeop shop

1label makerBuy Nothing Community

1Filofaxop shopIf it’s been in the house for more than a year and is still pristine, it probably should go - no matter how much my fantasy self wants to keep it.
1basketBuy Nothing Community

1hair dryer


1pencil caseop shop

1beach ballop shop

22




NETT OUT 10

TOTAL OUT SINCE 27 August 2018 =  4347


WEEK 20

IN
1jumper kitgift
2washing basketsBuy Nothing Community
3



OUT
1shawlgift
1sealt belt coverop shop
2



NETT OUT -1

TOTAL OUT SINCE 27 August 2018 =  4346




WEEK 21

IN

1umbrellaretailRichard forgot to pack an umbrella on a rainy day
2bagssubscriptionWe are attending an event this week, these were participant pack items
2hatssubscriptionWe are attending an event this week, these were participant pack items
1t-shirtsubscriptionWe are attending an event this week, these were participant pack items
1magazinesubscription
I'm not resubscribing to this. I could get it digitally, but it's not worth it to me
2stubby holderssubscriptionWe are attending an event this week, these were participant pack items
1washing basketBuy Nothing CommunityReplacing my dead basket with new to me but second hand baskets - I’m calling that a win for the environment as well as my budge
2balls of yarnretailfor a very specific gift project
12




OUT

1screen protectorBuy Nothing Community

4glassesbincourtesy of a naughty dog
1bowlbincourtesy of a naughty dog
1pair sunglassesop shop

1pair novelty spectacles (broken)bin

1wrist restbin

1washing basketbin

1vasegift

1stampbin

12




NETT OUT 0

TOTAL OUT SINCE 27 August 2018 =  4346

Weekly Average Out since 27 August 2018 = 206.95 items