Day 3 - Just in case

All my meals were fantastic today! But I felt like I could keep eating forever. I had protein, I had fats, but I still couldn't get enough food! I'm not hungry, but I could still eat!

I finished my linen closet tonight. My first instinct with almost everything I looked at was "I should keep this just in case". But you know what, I've been keeping all of these things just in case for years and haven't touched them. Pairs of curtains, perfectly good towels, sheet sets, buttons, sewing accessories, different colour thread... Some of the sewing accessories belonged to my paternal grand-mother who was an awesome seamstress and who passed away when I was in my early twenties. I've NEVER used any of it! And I'm now 40 years old.

So I'm letting it go. It's difficult, because it feels like a betrayal not to use the things she gave me. Man! stuff can really have a weird effect on us! It's not like I can bring any of this stuff with me when it's my time to die. So why burden myself with it now while I'm living? What consoles me is knowing that someone else will be putting these things to good use. (at least, I assume so)

I got rid of:
  • 7 bath towels
  • 4 hand towels
  • 1 beach towel
  • 3 sheet sets
  • 5 pairs of curtains
  • a shopping bag full of sewing supplies
  • clothes from my closet (I had set them aside already when I quickly went through my closet)
  • a blanket
  • a snuggie
  • 3 terry cloth bath mats
  • 3 throw pillows
I'm left with (for two people):
  • 4 bath towels
  • 4 towels (that my daughter and I use to dry our hair)
  • 3 hand towels (but I'll probably get rid of one of them)
  • 3 terry cloth bath mats
  • 20 or so face cloths
  • 1 beach towel
  • 3 sheet sets for my bed (queen)
  • 2 sheet sets for my daughter's bed (double)
  • 2 blankets
  • a dozen or so rags for cleaning
  • a reasonably sized container for my sewing accessories which I pared down significantly
  • a pair of curtains (I haven't been able to rid myself of them yet. I like them and they were expensive. I will most likely use them again. Probably once my mom moves out)
  • 4 pillows (but I will most likely get rid of at least 2, maybe all 4)
I will be adding seasonal products to the linen closet once I go through my bathroom. What I mean by seasonal products are things like sunscreens and mosquito repellent. They will be in a reasonable container on part of a shelf.
And I will also add a container for my first aid products. Don't worry, I have enough room in the linen closet now.

Oh! I've been sticking to the "no buy" month thing also. I haven't bought any food or coffee at work. I bring everything from home.


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