12-05-2019 01:13 PM
Sounds like you are really making strides with your cleaning @Darcy! How many DVDs do you have in your collection now?
12-05-2019 04:16 PM
We halved our modest collection of DVDs @Ali11 , possibly could have donated a few more. Am really pleased with the progress we have made.
12-05-2019 05:38 PM
You should be pleased, it's progress @Darcy Trying to live a little more Marie Kondo as well, slowly discarding thigns that do not spark joy
12-05-2019 06:00 PM
Not really a Marie Kondo fan @Ali11, just wanted a place that I did not feel embarrased about due to the clutter and my inability to keep the place clean. At present Mr Darcy still does not find joy in much and would gladly clear out just about everything. We have been through a dark season, but I am starting to get back into hobbies I previously enjoyed so don't want to be too enthusiastic in off loading some things.
12-05-2019 07:44 PM
@Darcy, that's one of the things that make it hard for me. I've got a lot of stuff that is to do with hobbies, and also the practical everyday things like baking and preserving, and all my ceramics/art related bits and bobs... furniture I'd started to repair, or planned to repair. Heaps of thngs that I know I've done successfully in the past and genuinely hope to return to doing. I really want to get the energy to go back to those things. It's hard thinking how much everyday creativity has gone on the back burner.
Even our books. I love books, but in all honesty, hardly ever feel like I have the energy or clear mental space to read a novel. For some reason though, even when I'm not reading them, our bookcases do "spark joy" for me. I feel warm and satisfied looking at them.
12-05-2019 07:53 PM
I am just starting to enjoy my books again @Smc there are some I don't particularly want to keep and those will eventually go but I do have quite a few that I treasure.
12-05-2019 08:08 PM
Understand feelings re unloading stuff @Darcy while I don't really have any regrets there are some things I wish I had kept. Particularly books. Oh well.
16-05-2019 07:05 PM
Passed on some casserole base sachets we had been given along with some other sauces that I was not likely to use.
17-05-2019 01:59 PM
17-05-2019 02:24 PM
Already have moved some books back from the "to go" pile into the "to be decided" group ... mainly cooking books...yikes.
How many of I really need and will realistically use???
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