Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Minimalism And Hoarding - Take Merchandise Back

June 21,2016

There are times in life when we make those impulse buys, we get home and think " why in the world did I buy this stuff!?" and we think we HAVE to keep it. But that is not true, Simply take the merchandise back to the store you bought it and get a refund. That is how minimalism and hoarding bumps heads and a minimalist wins.

Around the first of the month when I was shopping for someone else ,that did need clothing, I made the mistake of going to the ladies department after shopping the mens department for that someone. I picked out four casual shirts, not T shirts and not dressy shirts. When I got home and tried on all the shirts I was disappointed with the way they fit, since I am in between sizes, but intended on keeping them till I lost a few more pounds.

Well after looking at the " NEW " clothes I cannot wear I decided to take them back and get a refund. I did and it felt wonderful. 

Did I need those new shirts? Not really. I think its was an impulse buy. That battle inside that is telling me I need that item when I know I don`t. 

Yesterday I actually pulled out a tank top that was brand new, I had never worn it, So I did have a new shirt to wear and all I had to do was look in my closet.


Minimalism Monday

June 21, 2016

I have been working as a caretaker this past week and that means staying at home, for the most part. Although I have been busy waiting on this person hand and foot, plus dealing with the emotional side of this type of work, I did manage to get a little cleaning accomplished.

The laundry and me are best friends :) I can`t seem to stand that stinky dirty, sweaty, soured smell. Laundry doesn`t stand a chance  around here. Yes I have all the laundry washed, dried and put away.

Me and the kitchen. I seem to live in the kitchen, making a mess and cleaning the mess. Regardless if I am just making dinner or canning from the vegetable garden, This place gets cleaned daily. It is rare that I leave dirty dishes.

I cleaned both bathrooms, however, I would have loved to wipe down the walls in both but I could not manage that much time for a room.

I did manage to get the living room and dining room vacuumed without bothering my sick patient. He took a very short walk around the field and I took advantage of that few minutes to get that done.

I did NOT buy any newspapers for the coupons this week, this is another habit I am breaking this year, slowly but surely, and I love my coupons! But I have to make sure I need what is offered before I buy the papers for those coupon inserts.

I did file all the weekly paper work, there is not much of late since the rental houses are all full and things are going smoothly. 

That was my week in review, how was your week past?

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry - Rental house


  1. Sounds like you are very busy but getting lots done.

    1. Yes, I do try and that is all it takes is trying.

  2. I take clothes back that don't fit right to. Shirts I use to pass down to my daughter. But she has gained weight to wear she is a size extra large now. I can't do that anymore.

    1. I also used to pass my clothes to my younger sister, we always shared clothes growing up, but she has dropped so much weight from being sick that she is a small, neither of us have been a small since age 13! I find her clothes cheap and buy them for her, she can`t afford much of nothing so I help when I can.

  3. I have trouble letting go of the clothes that don't fit anymore. I keep telling myself that maybe I'll drop a few pounds this year, but it never happens. Thanks for the kick in the butt to get rid of them.

    1. You`re welcome. Only keep what fits! When we do we know what we have to wear and we aren`t looking at clothes thinking " I have nothing to wear"