So my plan is to clear the clutter from the house in order to clear the mind. On paper (and in my mind) it’s a great plan with lots of possible benefits. In reality there are obstacles I will need to overcome.
The main problem is that having no transport means it will be difficult to get the stuff out of the house. There are things which I would like to donate to charities but I have no way of getting them there. Useful things like clothes and coats that should go to the local clothes bank so those in need can have them. I have a box of stuff that would be useful to the local scrapstore as well (and more could be added to it as well). I don’t want to just throw these things in the rubbish for it to go to a landfill site and add to those mounting hills of stuff.
Yes, some things will be posted to give away for free. But that involves extra work and I only have but so much energy everyday to do things. So only a small number of items will be dealt with this way. I’m not going to photo every item of clothing and post it up as it would take too much time and energy.
There are very few items that can be sold on. Well they could but again it is the hassle of taking photos and posting it for sale then dealing with the whole sale process.And it is a hassle for low priced items. I know some people making money by selling small priced items but the money I’d get just wouldn’t be worth it to me.
If only the weather were better. I could clear out the shed and use that space for holding stuff until I can get transport to take them for donations. But sadly, it’s too wet and cold for that just yet.
So what should I do? I can’t quite work it out in my mind. I don’t want to pile things up in a spot in the house and have to look at it all the time until I can get another car. I’m at a loss. Can anyone give me some advice please??
Apologies in advance for this being a short blog with no pictures.
6th October. This is the first day of lectures for me this year. As I await the arrival of this momentous day (heehee), I am doing my best to deploy every tactic I can think of to distract my mind from the way I always feel at times like this. Waiting for something to start is not easy to someone who is naturally and relentlessly Impatient (and yes, that is Impatient with a Capital “I”, although there are times when one could and should capitalize the entire word where I am concerned!). I always feel that I am stuck in a state of limbo and this makes me very restless. Restlessness leads on to irritability and a distinct lack of concentration. But I am trying to avoid this whole horrible scenario this time!
“How?” you may ask. Well, to start, I have been cutting out patterns like mad for 2 days now. The thought process behind this is actually logical. In preparation for returning to studies, I want to clear the sewing clutter that has taken over every empty nook in the sitting room. All unneccessary fabric and clothing is to be stuffed up into the loft to await rescue next summer when I will have the time to play with my sewing machine again. But it seems too drastic to stuff it all up there and to be honest I am not 100% convinced that the ceiling wouldn’t collapse.
So I thought I would cut out lots of little projects (bags, etc.) to fill 1 medium sized wicker basket which I will keep out along with machine and the smaller basket that holds all my notions, cutters, etc. That way if I find anytime and am desperate to sew something it is all ready to go.
So at the moment the kitchen has been overtaken with scraps of fabrics, piles of stuff waiting to be cut, patterns, etc. And I still haven’t stuffed anything into that loft as yet! I did recently manage to finish a air of flannel pajama bottoms (the shirt is cut out and awaiting sewing) which I will post a picture of soon – I promise! 😉