Thursday, October 07, 2010

October 7

masking tape
For someone who really isn't into 'stuff' per se, I have a lot of it. I don't think I'm materialistic; I moved halfway around the world 13 years ago with a computer and a few sets of clothes, and I could easily do the same again. But still, the stuff somehow accumulates. Periodically, it's good to push back.

I'm feeling the urge to purge. Well, maybe not PURGE, but reduce the pile-up. Use the cool art supplies. Make Christmas gifts from the materials on hand. Release cool things to others who might appreciate them. Let the 'stuff' flow, not stagnate. Keep it cycling. "I might need that one day" or "That will fit me when I lose ten pounds" doesn't cut it these days.

Maybe it's time to buy this book, and take its advice.

Do YOU have too much stuff? Does it bother you?


Anonymous said...

I love my stuff. After spending most of my childhood on the move, constantly culling all of my possessions down to what could fit in a couple of suitcases, having stuff, and space to put it, means security to me. It makes me feel stable, gives me surety.

deb did it said...

Yes, it bothers me. But I still keep my crap, and gather more crap, and occasionally make cool crap with me and Matt dyed silk scraps with silk mens ties...oh yes. But now what will I do with this beautiful dyed fabric? Make cool crap? maybe...but oh what fun it was to play! I will blog about it soon.....