I've struggled this week to face the decluttering.
But having promised to do 31 Things in 31 Days this month I've kept at it, even when I didn't feel like it. I remind myself that I just have to find one thing today. Just one thing.
What's surprises me is just how much I've been able to find that is just trash!
I discarded the empty shears packet. After about a decade I still have the packaging.
Sunday 11thWe had a birthday lunch to go to. I wrapped the gift on my cutting table and I actually PUT AWAY everything afterward. You see that little ring of ribbon? In times past I would have kept that for a hang tag or some such nonesense. I just threw it out, so I'm counting it.
I washed this shiny buckrum. I've ummed and ahhed about what to do with it for ages. In the end I threw it into the washing machine and the white came apart and left little bits all over the dark colours. I'm ditiching the white and although I was going to keep the rest maybe I'll donate it instead.
Tuesday 13thI found some cardboard hiding away, that had been used as a cutting mat and as a right angle for marking up bias. It's just rubbish.
And some more cardboard, because cardboard is useful you know. It's just rubbish too.
Oh, and some more cardboard that is now too dusty to be useful. More rubbish.
Packaging from a suit bag. A suit bag that disintegrated after a couple of years, but I've kept the zips from them use for when I make my own fabric suit bags. You see that mess off to the right of that picture? That's the zips! Still sitting on the cutting table from Day 9.
And packaging from our wool doona. Do you know how awesome this packaging is? Plastic (which means wipeable), handles, zips up. It's great! And I don't need it any more, so it's gone. One less package!
A 'Madonna' costume from 20 something years ago, paired with pants and the long ponytail that she was wearing a lot at the time. That gold ribbon never did get untacked.
I emptied out that little raffia container. I didn't sort through all the bits and bobs like I should have but the container will be donated.
And this tin left the room. It's being used elsewhere.
This post is party of the 31 Things in 31 Days series