LaughingLark- Your flower brooches are beautiful.
Japanese phone books are so pretty. I would use them for paper towel replacements. I took my name off the list to send up phone books. When an occasional phone book shows up DH takes it to work. The driver's always need phone books and they come in real handy. Lots of small towns still do things old school or cell service is spotty. Those phone books are lifelines to drivers.
Crafting coupons and stash. I live near all the craft stores. Can walk to a few of them. I can go any time I want. I go every week at least. I am always careful. You go so much you start to know what the store has so it's not that exciting any more. Then they get something new and that's where temptation can lie but I know it will be old again in three months.
I used to buy for gifts and I had a stash that was not my style. It laid around my home cluttering it up and I became depressed about it because I hate clutter. I got rid of it all. Now, everything in my craft room is something I love. If I don't love it then it's gone. I worked hard on my craft room so I want it to inspire me. Truth be told if you don't like what your working with it's just tiring to work with or you will never use it.
I always have a phrase about decluttering. I want to be inspired and not tired.
This still fits our frugal-a-long so I am going to go for it. I watched Hoarder's tonight. I cried all the way through the show and I was so angry. I mean really, really angry. I wanted to jump through the TV and go after some of those ladies because they reminded me of my Mom.
I am glad to watch the show because watching it I realized what my Mom is putting me through. It's a constant cycle with her. She has such a hoarding problem she comes over and abuses me if I don't give her things. She also steals from us. I won't have anything in my home because I am scared to lose it. My DH is getting angry about it.
I haven't posted in a few days because she came over and did it to me again. I have been really ill. Watching hoarder's was a wake up call because I am one of the victims of a hoarding person.
We decided if my Mom won't get help she can't have a relationship with me any more. I don't want to put her on the show. Then I would be on the show & I am camera shy.
I am glad I watched it. This is one of the best shows on TV. It was hard to watch. I am not a hoarder. I declutter too much. One time we only had a set of utensils between us because I thought it was good enough.
I save things for my Mom. I won't do that any more. Tomorrow I am getting in my storage shed and taking all her items to the thrift store. I am arranging it so I can have my holiday items, gardening treasures and animal care items close by. I am going to collect things so I can buy a bird. I am really excited about getting a bird.
Today was a good day for me decluttering.