Destash tally for the week:
In’s: 42 – due to a pile of free books I hope to sell on and a pile of Beatrix Potter books I couldn’t say no too. I did buy two craft books in nearly new condition for $1 each!! Those are welcome! One is about sewing toys and one is for knitting the cutest toys I ever saw. My mum knits so maybe my shop will have a new section in it soon.
Outs: 198 – I attacked the abandoned junk on the living room shelves this week with success. 87 old burnt CD’s, 12 CD spindles, my old work shirts (considered cutting them up for cloth napkins but the sight of them makes me mad still) and lots and lots of assorted little pieces of ‘Made in China’ type junk. Does Made in China junk depress anyone else? So much oil and sweatshop labour and horrificly low prices and it just gets thrown out so fast. The $2 shop is my idea of hell now. Kids today (oh no, am I really using that term?) have no concept of value when it comes to possessions, there’s always ‘more’.
Shake it all about: 1 fabric bird – it’s too hot to make anything bigger/requiring more effort. I almost want winter…well autumn maybe.
Nett total out this week: 156 (and I still have a bunch of Dave’s stuff to go through but shhhh he won’t like it.) Combined with last weeks nett total that brings January’s total to: 234! My focus for the rest of the month other than cleaning out the junk is to BRING LESS IN! It’s one thing to get rid of stuff but it’s pointless to do that if I am turning around and bringing stuff in.