15 August 2006

That's It!

I am fed up with stuff. I still love my books and most of my clothes....but after going through three decades' worth of accumulation the past few weeks, I've had enough. I need space. I need organization. I need to save money. I don't need to shop.

Not that I'll never, ever buy anything for fun ever again, that's too extreme, and I'm trying to avoid extremes. But I really want to lay off the shops, either online or on the street. With the exception of necessary home improvement items, my main personal goal right now is to abstain from acquiring. (Though I never frown on gifts ;))

Doesn't this cartoon look like me?


Stevie ~ mono no aware said...

I totally hear ya ! I too want to stop purchasing online. it makes me feel so guilty and out of control because technically we don't have the money.
I mgiht suggest to you though one really great book on orgainizing. Orgainizing from the inside out by Morgensten or something like that. It has some interesting theories as to why folks pack etc etc.
ans gives practical advise on getting rid of stuff.
So much is unnecessary.
I love how you mention your still accepting gifts. But why not do this...be determined to not collect anything and give me your gifts ;;;00000.
*lets do a buddy thing though to check up on each other to make sure we have controlled ourselves. If they can do it in Ukrainia then we can do it here.

Marie said...

I still have my stuff boxed up, and I'm determined to throw, give away or sell all of it. You know how it goes, if you haven't looked at it in over a year...and that's exactly how long it's been for me. It's America and retail therapy that's responsible. I say go on a shopping strike and see how long you'll go without despreately "needing" something.

WW said...

Every blog I fread this mornign seems to mention cleaning.
Lets face it, Stuff sucks.

BonBon said...

Amen to the PURGE!