Sally writes: With Jo, Jon and Chris all moving to college and University accommodation there has been a big clear up going on in the Coleman household. We have been sorting and trying hard not just to junk stuff, but actually to get it to where it can be useful. On a brighter note we have used Freecycle ( check it out) to provide the twins with pots and pans etc that other folk were clearing out.
Making the most of our resources is important, I have been challenged this week by the amount of stuff we accumulate, I'd love to live a simpler lifestyle, it would be good for me, and for the environment I think...
With that in mind I bring you this Friday 5;
1. Are you a hoarder or a minimalist? I am, I fear a bit of a hoarder with minimalist aspirations. As I preached a couple weeks ago, I know the "stuff" (internal and external) has to go. It's just the doing that's challenging!
2. Name one important object ( could be an heirloom) that you will never part with. My mother's engagement ring, circa 1920. I wear it always, it connects me with her, with my past.
3. What is the oldest item in your closet? Does it still fit??? An aqua long-sleeve T-shirt that I bought at a long-ago Ren Fest....fifteen years ago at least! It has a lovely dragony design on it. At various points it has fit and not. I am proud to say that now it does!
4.Yard sales- love 'em or hate 'em ? Mixed, depending on mood as far as attending. Do NOT like having them, far too much work for little pay off.
5. Name a recycling habit you really want to get into. Trying to get my workplace to get better at recycling paper (we do well with cans, etc.) and trying to get back into composting at home.
And for a bonus- well anything you want to add.... I love the "seven things" concept and have it as an intention for my life for some point in the not too distant future.