As most of you know, during 2013 I really stepped back and took a look around me (figuratively and literally) and decided I wanted to let go and free myself from a lot of “things”.
Although life is crazy busy most of the time, I still managed to perform leaps and bounds in the area of purging. I think taking those first baby steps last Spring was the hardest part. Once I started and became more comfortable letting go of things, it truly became a mission for me.
If you follow me via The Thrifty Groove Facebook Page ( generally I post pictures of all my treasures that are heading to donation at least once a week), you are seeing that I jumped right into continuing this mission for 2014! Because now, it has become a Routine!
And I can honestly say, it has become one of my most favorite routines by far. Why? Because each time I let go of something I unburden myself of stress and feel lighter.
This past year I did very little thrifting. And I really missed it. I enjoy the “Hunt for Treasures”! It’s my hobby. But, when dealing with these treasures that I enjoyed and played with, I should have then let go of them for someone else to enjoy. Things I truly love, I keep but, the rest should have been re-thrifted.
Instead, I tried to deal with storing them. Which can cost money, time and a lot of stress and headaches. Something finally clicked in my brain. It was like a revelation! “It’s okay to let go!”
I jumped into 2014 eager to start letting go of more things. I gathered a few boxes that were stored and went at it!
After going through all the boxes in this purge, I only ended up with a few items that I wanted to store. Just a FEW items! I was thrilled!
In a couple of the boxes was the above tablescape. And with the exception of a couple of things, EVERYTHING on this tablescape was donated! In some dark recess in my brain, I new I wasn’t going to reuse these dishes and most of the other items when I boxed them up. So, why did I keep them? I have no idea. I had fun with them, played with them and used them for a time. They now need to be enjoyed by someone else.
This large cut glass hurricane candle holder was in one of the boxes as well. I am so shocked it wasn’t broke. I decided to use it again on a shelf in the living room.
I added a few dollar store decorative wood orbs that I have had for awhile.
I tucked in some fresh evergreen sprigs.
I also added some large glass pinecone ornaments.
I am actually taking my time redecorating this shelf. Rediscovering some treasures that have been tucked away and enjoying them again as I find them.
Are you a thrifter that has realized you will always find new treasures so, it is okay to re-thrift old ones?