Trying to prepare myself with these TED talks about getting rid of stuff but I still feel like I’m throwing away money, even though I rationally realize I threw them away the moment I bought the thing.
I went through my memory box this weekend too, found some things I don’t remember so didn’t keep that! But also found funny old letters from my sister and other loved ones. And letters from Åsa, pictures of her wedding and thank you notes from her funeral. Emotional weekend to say the least! I kept the majority in there anyway.
Thing is I quite often regret getting rid of stuff too, like the washing machine we just sold. Regret it like hell. It felt like such a smart move, sell the one we had and let the one already installed in the new apartment be there. Just that the one we had where 10 times better! So now I have an crappy old machine and really miss the other one. Foresight would be such a blessing!
But of course there are also things I don’t even remember ever owning and then see in a photo and go like “wow, damn, did I wear that, what was I thinking?!”. So I’m still hesitant, keep or get rid of? “Use it or lose it” should maybe only be applied to clothes? Poor bae barely have any things at all left but he never really uses much stuff either! Me on the other hand… I hoard. Especially things to make into other things. But never do. But I could. If I was ever hit with a spree of inspirational creative energy I would be so sad if I didn’t have all these materials to turn into other useless crap that I’ve made myself! Ah, the dilemma! I better buy more stuff to replace all the old stuff I’ve gotten ridden of anyway. There, decision made, new stuff vs old 1-0.
Work was work and work was ok. Then the plan was to go to the gym and on a meeting in the evening. Let’s just say I went straight home after work. However, bae was going for a run AND I JOINED!
Well, I didn’t really run but I jogged for 1,5 km before I walked home and he actually went for a run. But it was nice, we had quality time together and I didn’t die and all was well.
Then I continued to do things that made me feel fine! I crocheted and watched some TEDx talks. So not only did I make progress on my blanket (it’s really just started so not really a blanket just yet but you know, not really) – I even learned stuff! Like good stuff. I tie my shoe laces wrong apparently (the loop should go the other way around), the longest ejaculate was 8 feet, the up-suck theory wasn’t validated, there are plants that could oxygenate you if you lived in a corked up bottle, there are really smart shortcuts on all phones and computers that could save you seconds every day (!) and more such things, yeay! But, now it’s bed time 🙂
Today I started my quest to declutter my wardrobe by combining several ideas I’ve found online on how. I watched this TEDx talk by Jennifer L. Scott The ten-item wardrobe. She had some really good points and five questions to ask while sorting through your cloths:
Does this fit me?
Is this age appropriate?
Is this my true style?
Do I love this?
Do I wear this?
So some items therefore went straight to the donation pile but other items I still felt a bit, hmmm about so I put a piece of tape with today’s date on it with the idea that if I still haven’t worn it in a year – it’s gone! “Use it or lose it”. Some of these more questionable items where packed in a bag to be stored at the back of the wardrobe til remembered… While other things, like all my leggings and stockings got a date but still get to hang at the front, just to see which ones I really use and which are just pretty but doesn’t go with anything.
I really do like the idea to just have a few selected quality items that you love, that fits you and that all goes together! It should make life so much easier, so why is it so hard? Is it cause I don’t have a style? I own too many cheap, just bought on a whim cloths and none of them fit together? Even so, it does feel rather bad to donate/throw away cloths barely used or “when I lose so and so many pounds this will look..” or if I did this activity then these cloths would be just right… Jennifer is right though – the money isn’t thrown away when you get rid of the item – it’s already wasted the moment you bought it without further thoughts…
Bae would definitely give me all the money I’d want to go and buy a new wardrobe from scratch but I still lack a style and a know-how of what fits me ^^ Guess I need to get a personal shopper for that huh?