I Just Needed Less Stuff..

for the longest time, I thought I needed to be more organized; now I know I just needed less stuff #minimalism:

We have spent the majority of our bank holiday weekend sorting through boxes….boxes and boxes of stuff which has been in those boxes for approximately 6 years….firstly in our sheds….then when the sheds had to come down, they sat in our lounge….stuffed in there, right up to the door.  Then, when we got some room in our warehouse they were heaved out of the lounge, into the van and taken to the warehouse, where they were removed from the van and heaved onto shelves in the warehouse.

The time was right and it had to be sorted.  We ploughed our way through boxes of things which were far too damp to keep, we had a little weep over old photos and memories….twice…. We swept out the mouse dropping….yes, I know!!  One dead mouse in box number one…. clothes had been nibbled…. batteries had leaked….

The end of the day, about twenty cups of tea later….the last box…yay….  Full of droppings and seeds, it was pretty revolting so decided most likely all to be thrown in the rubbish bin…oh, no looks like another dead mouse….until he scuttled across the box and scared the life out of me….I squealed…tried to run away in a pretty small space….skidded across the floor on a tray and landed in a heap between two cars….Christopher yelling “I’m on the way!!”  I’m pointing at the box yelling “it’s alive!!”  He’s yelling….”is it still in there!” I’m yelling “I don’t know I’m lying on the floor!”  Poor mouse…..the box was taken outside and off he ran…..cup of tea number 21…..

Rat by Dennis Jones:

By Dennis Jones (click on the picture for more info).

Anyway, all sorted….most of it to the dump, a little part of it kept….I found Pink Cobwebs labels to sew onto my crochet creations….I don’t even remember why I bought those in the first place….

The end hour of the day was devoted to some more crochet practice….I am kind of hooked now…. in fact, being a busy working day I have subscribed to Simply Crochet to keep me going….yay….I have all of these empty spaces now to fill with the things I really want….


I have big plans to edge this with lace and beads….

And so the day must begin with a call to the dentist….alas, a loose filling in my front tooth and I have a tiny dentist phobia….gulp….


Happy Days..

Geri xxx

2 thoughts on “I Just Needed Less Stuff..

  1. I was sitting on my bed when I noticed a furball dash from out of my closet. I called my nephew to come over he found me still on my bed four hours later. How can something so small make me so frightened? Forgive me for laughing when reading your story but it made my flashback to my own encounter. .


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