Arg ... thank you Julia so much for this little new-year reminder! I have a whole blog dedicated to repurposing, re-using, upcycling etc and I nevertheless struggle with this every week. Pinterest definitely helps ... pinning is very satisfying! And my toddler's response to all those little $1 impulse buys for her are helping me curb that particular habit. She gives most of the things about 5c worth of her time. Not even a whole dollar's worth. So here's to 2013 being all about NOT buying s**t we don't need!!
It's the Little Things:
5 Ways to Spend Less & Reduce Clutter
|1/23/13 3:02 PM|
If you like this, there are 20+ more ideas here (published 4/29):
10 Simple Ways to Repurpose an Old Toy
|7/11/12 2:06 PM|
Wow. I have never cared to comment on a post before. But I registered especially to respond to this. So beautiful - thank you for sharing Julia. I have moved so many times in my life... ultimately lived on four continents. And will possibly move again soon. I feel so silly every time I carefully pack certain treasured objects... again and again. My great grandmother's bone-handled "mending" kit. My grandfather's ink well and cocktail shaker. And then I remind myself of what they represent and I forgive myself. I have a good friend who is launching a blog dedicated entirely to this topic - the stories behind the objects. I think a lot of people will enjoy her stories too!
Sentimental Belongings: The Stories Behind the Objects
|5/3/12 8:11 PM|