Wednesday, September 25, 2013
When More is More - And You Want Less!
Some of you know that I'm an organizational freak. I spend a lot of time going through things in the house and re-organizing to make stuff easier, cleaner and more manageable. A few years back I did Project 333 (33 items of clothing for 3 months). I found this project to be an eye opener. When I went through my closet and really evaluated stuff for comfort, wear-ability and what fits I was surprised at how many crappy items I had for whatever reason. I have found that more really is more and what I want in my life is less. Less stress, less crap, and less stuff to organize.
So here was the list I created of things that I want to work on for the next few months.
1. Less fabric/yarn (it will probably take me 5 lifetimes to use what I have) I have 142 skeins of sock weight yarn alone. I can't wear 142 pairs of socks. So, why do I have so much??
** Goal. Not buying any more craft stuff for 1 year
2. Less clothing.
** Goal. Purge more and buy NONE for 1 year
3. Purge outdoor stuff
** Goal. Clean out all the camping/backpacking/climbing gear. We are one family. I don't need 4 pairs of climbing shoes.
4. Increase Yoga
** Goal. Get back to 3 days a week of good practice.
5. Increase Running/Biking (when winter comes I always let this drop)
** Goal. Get in 12 miles a week.
6. Increase Local
** Goal. Increase local fruits/veggies. Try to buy stuff from NM or in LA.
These are my goals for the next year or so. How about you? Do you find more is more?