I have a few simple goals for 2015. They all point to organisation of our home.
I want to get rid of stuff. Clothes, toys, appliances, manchester and napery that we don’t need or use. I’ll start with our cupboards, getting rid of clothes, towels and sheets we don’t need. I might use old towels to make baby wipes, nappies, nappy boosters, bibs and burp cloths. I might use clothing to make dolls, dolls clothes and smaller kids’ clothes. For example, using an adult t-shirt to make a kids’ skirt, or a man’s shirt to make a little dress. By the end of the year I’d like emptier cupboards and wardrobes and shelves; less toys; and more space.
2: Don’t buy stuff.
This year, I don’t want to buy stuff unless it has a purpose and a place. Too often I just buy things because I like them or think I need them. This year I want to carefully think about each purpose, whether it’s clothes, gifts, or homewares. This also means no more buying fabric, yarn, or other things I collect, like stationery. That’ll be hard, but if I use up what I’ve got that’ll help with decluttering my craft cupboards. The key words here are use what we have rather than buy more stuff.
3: Make stuff
I want to do a lot more making and creating this year. Instead of buying stuff, I’d prefer to make it if I can. The problem will be making the time for it, but if I can make something myself I would rather not buy. This could be clothes, homewares, toys etc. Also, I’d like us to grow food rather than buy, but I need to get more involved in the gardening first.
They’re my basic goals. I also have some other goals, like: get fit again; increase our quality family time; work in the garden more; expand my yarn skills; write more and try more recipes. I’d also really like to go somewhere in Tasmania I’ve never been.
What are your goals for 2015?