Recently a dear colleague of mine sent me through an email. It was titled “What makes you happy?”
It’s opening line was the average household has 300,000 items! 300,000, that is an ridiculous number, as I started to think about it I started to count the number of items in the space around me, I counted nearly 150 items in view just while I was sitting at my kitchen table.
Well that was an eye opener! I had already made it a focus of mine to work towards removing all the the things superfluous in my life, our home, and our environment, and here I was with 150 items right in front of me!
Can you possibly imagine the amount of natural resource used to create these items, the tax on our planet, and when purchasing all we look at is the price, or the image it would create. If we were to really look at an items real value taking into account the use of natural resources and cost to the earth, the items value would be a whole lot more. Would we be willing to pay it, did we really want it that much?
Earlier in the year I made a conscious decision to not purchase items unless they fit into a few certain categories
As this is my purchasing guidelines, it is also my guide to letting things go.
I am continuing to remove things everyday, quite slowly, but it did take me a long time to accumulate all of these items, it is understandable it can take some time to remove them from my life. As I remove the item from my life, I try to find it a new home with someone who does need it.
There was a number of reasons for doing this.
So… take a look around!! Let go, It’s freeing! Melody xx