Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thrifting with Purpose

Is the great "deal" you find this week always a great deal?
As I embrace the idea of "less is more" the answer to this question, for me, is "NO
Here are a few examples:
Solid oak drop leaf table. Great for the right space!

Problem: I don't have the right space.

Lots of cute clothes!

Problem: I am not wearing them.

Shoes and purses

I only pay full price for running shoes, and it doesn't take long to accumulate cute shoes!
Too Many!!!

Problem: Not enough shelf space, and I am not wearing many of these either.

Lets face it, we all have our favorites!

From here on out, I will be "thrifting with purpose". I don't know where or how I am going to use it, I don't need to bring it home, no matter how great the "deal" is. The "great deals" have become burdens when they are simply taking up space, time, and energy to maintain.

I'd like to hear your thoughts about your "stuff". Do you have any habits like mine that need to change?

Off Topic

Is anyone else having problem with loading pictures in the new editor on blogger. I have not been able to load anything directly from my camera for over a week! It is getting rather aggravating. Am I the only one?


Runner Mom said...

Hey, friend!! Love your thoughts here. I am just about ready to dig through my closet and get rid of alot of stuff!! Someone else can use it if I'm not! I agree, we have too much, and we see bargains and think that we have to have that too! We need to do some re-figuring!!
Love ya!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Your Thrifting with Purpose is a great catch-phrase! You go, girl!
Personally, my limited space helps me the most right now to say "No" to lots of stuff!!!!

Jennifer said...

Less is DEFINITELY more!! And love that Thrifting with a Purpose idea:)

Tara said...

cleaned out my closet last month of things I never wear...felt so good. if i don.t wear it or use it after a year or 2 of having it...out it is going! so liberating.

Miss Debbie said...

I'm proud of you! I browsed through 2 large antique shops today and only bought 2 kitchen towels. Like you,I saw some neat things,but..... I left them there! :-)