This morning I cleared out the back shed and sold all of my scrapbooking supplies. It has my head reeling, but in a good way I think. It’s taken years for me to let go of the scrapbooking thing, even though it has been even more years since I did any actual scrapbooking.
The tools, the toys, the pretty papers and textured card, it has all gone to a new home, a wonderful new home as it turns out, with a great Mum and lots of kids who will really enjoy playing with these things and making cards and memories.
Now I have empty boxes, some empty shelves, empty storage baskets and it feels like there’s room for something new, but I don’t yet know what that might be.
I kept a few bits and pieces, so I can make a card if I want to. I’m keeping these last few things in one place, and if I don’t use them at all in the next six months, I will probably sell them on as well. Use it or lose it. My new philosophy I guess.
Now, my husband says to me as we stand in the rain in the back yard after clearing out all of the scrapbooking things, what are you going to do with the rest of the things boxed up in the shed? It’s all from a previous life, some of it treasures like the boys earliest toys and school artwork, the rest is random stuff from stages through my journey; my books from courses long completed, certificates for accomplishments that no longer have any real value, a calligraphy set, a paper making kit, a half crocheted rug.
I’m thinking that for as long as I have a shed, a shelf in a cupboard, a spare square foot, my stuff will stay with me. I’m even thinking of buying some plastic containers to replace the weather bent archive boxes. Still, there’s a question nagging at the corner of my mind; what else can I clear out?
be you xx Rachel