1. radically cleaning out my closet
2. that means: giving things to Goodwill, selling things on ebay (yes I took that plunge!), paring down to essentials, only keeping things I really love...
3. re arranging my house--putting furniture in new places, really pondering how to have a "thoughtful home" full of things I really love, being thankful for enjoying my home.
4. cleaning out kid's clothes--giving away, paring down to what they will "really" wear, making inventory of what we have for winter gear...
5. give, give, giving STUFF away. Too much stuff.
6. Trying to be mindful of what I bring into my home. Do I really need it? Or is this an impulse buy? Or a "feel-good" buy?
I like Laurel's challenge:
"When you think you can't go another day without going to the store, go one more day. Some of my most creative meals have come from the times when I think "we have nothing in the house to eat". This week is a great example of that.
Last Sunday night, I thought that I HAD to go to the store on Monday. We only had 3 eggs in the house, no sandwich bread, almost no cheese, and were low on fruit.
Additionally, I was having friends over for various meals several times during the week. I decided to make myself wait until Wednesday to go to the store, and to get creative with what was already in the pantry and fridge/freezer. Wednesday came and I decided I could wait a few more days. Now it is Sunday afternoon, and I still haven't been to the grocery store this week."
7. Thinking of buying "experiences" more instead of "things" : But will it make you happy?
8. Practicing contentment.
9. Savouring that Jesus is enough. How buying less can set you free
10. Thinking of doing a "buy nothing" month soon.