Those who’ve known me for a long time might be very surprised that I’ve decided to move towards minimalism. Not least because I’ve spent many years being surrounded by clutter of every sort. Those who’ve known me for a very long time indeed would not be so surprised as more than once in my life I’ve gotten rid of almost everything I own.
It’s a huge task and it will take some time. I should add that I am not imposing my decision to let go of my things on any other member of my family. I just have a strong desire to live with less and less of my stuff will have to do.
So far I’ve cleared a vast amount of paper, filled two recycling bags full of it and shredded enough to half fill a wheelie bin. I’ve now filled two textile recycling bags full of duvet covers, blankets, sheets, towels and pillow cases. I’m just about to start on my personal books. Book clutter is probably my worst problem. This is the first pass, so when I’ve done every room in the house I shall start again and get rid of more.
On this theme I’ve decided to take part in Mrs Green’s ”Use it up!” challenge. I have a lot of stuff in my pantry and freezer and as I only have £163.12 in my budget for the whole of June to buy groceries, toiletries and cleaning products for 2 adults, 1 teenager, 2 dogs and 2 cats I think it’s a very timely challenge indeed.
Please bare with me with this blog. I am very new to blogging and still finding my feet.