Saturday, February 28, 2009

Seven Things Week 78

In an episode of Absolutely Fabulous, Edina once said (against type, I admit). "I don't want more choice, I just want better things."

This is where I leave Seven Things, maybe just for now or maybe for good - dunno yet. All I know is it's been a good experience. Difficult but, but good; one that has matured my ideas about consumption, particularly my own, and improved my self-knowledge and self-acceptance.

It has also prepared me for the unbelievably difficult task of dealing with the family's stuff. For the next few months I'll be concentrating on clearing Mum's decks, so crafting time won't increase in any significant way until at least the middle of the year and most likely later. And there's still stuff here that is earmarked for disposal but is waiting for the appropriate home. I'm never going to have a sparse, clutter-free living space - it's just not who I am - but I am now better able to assess what I bring in to my home and what I retain, and why.

IN (23)
7 lots of Tupperware (YMCA garage sale $5 the bag)
4 vintage knitting patterns (YMCA garage sale)
1 roll knitting in elastic (YMCA garage sale)
1 thimble (YMCA garage sale)
1 lot yarn (Vinnies $2.50)
1 knitting magazine (subscription)
1 lot spinning fibre (subscription)
1 WPI tool (gift with subscription)
5 beanies worth yarn (purchase by proxy - thank you Old Flame)
1 book (off loaded by TSS, but I do want to read it - ta)

OUT (149)
5 skirts - women's refuge
18 tops - women's refuge
7 prs trousers - women's refuge
5 dresses - women's refuge
3 jackets - women's refuge
1 cardigan
6 prs undies - bin
52 balls yarn - gifts & donations
52 books - Lifeline

1 beret
1 neckwarmer

IN 23
OUT 149
NETT 126

1 comment:

Petunia said...

You've done one hell of a job. In the end, it's all about who we are. I will never be clutter-free either. For me, it's all about the memories associated with "things." (and there's a bit of laziness there, and a good amount of procrastination - that's what I've got to work on! Soon.)