Friday, April 10, 2015
Status Check -- Purging 2,015 items in 2015
Reflecting for a moment, our house still feels as though it were bursting at the seems with stuff. Stuff that we do not love or treasure, stuff that just accumulates. We have a lot more to purge. The one big thing I can tell about this purge is how it has shut down my purchasing, and that is from someone who doesn't really shop much. On numerous occasions I have found myself delaying a purchase, knowing that under our rules this year any new item negates any item purged, zeroing out the effort. While I may not see the difference on the floors our counters (isn't that were all stuff congregates!), I can see a difference in our spending. It's down, and that makes me smile.
Thanks for tuning in. I am signing off just as my bike-riding husband returns from his late-night run to the library for our weeks worth of entertainment. Keep it frugal!
P.S. "I could only find one of your library items, so I asked.....says my smiling husband upon walking in from the garage. To which the library staff responded, ohhh, when someone gets that many holds we set them aside in a bin, here they are!" Yep, we make the most of the free items at our local library - do you?