Game Days 8-14
October 15, 2013 § 1 Comment
Another week down; another 77 items out the door.
That’s 8+9+10+11+12+13+14, per the rules of the game. So far, this has been fairly simple, which is an indication that I still have lots of unstuffing to do.
Day 11: Little (mostly) blank books
Journals. Sketchbooks. A tiny address book (don’t even know where that came from). Some I bought, and some were given to me. I’ve had a lot of little books with 5-10 pages of writing and/or sketching and then I quit. But not these books! I’m passing them on, hoping that someone else might actually fill them up.
Day 12: Outdated toiletries
I buy a new lotion, or maybe someone gives it to me. I try the product, and I don’t like it. Maybe it smells funny (I prefer fragrance-free or very light scents), or I don’t like the way it feels on my skin. So it goes in the cabinet with the other rejects. But why? Why do I keep these things, some well beyond the period when they’re good? Out they go.
Day 13: More socks
Shortly after the Day 7 purge of mostly white socks, I went back to my sock drawer. Still 29 pairs, most of which I haven’t worn in ages! (Those knee-highs in the front, with the photographs of cats on them? They were a gift, years ago. I’ve worn them once.) These socks go. Miss Maisie gets to stay.