The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Decluttering my home

Like most people, I periodically go through phases where I simply MUST declutter my home and empty it of as much junk as possible. This is happening right now, with my focus being on the kitchen.

I am not big on cooking, so I’ve gotten rid of a lot of frying pans, saucepans, and other accoutrement that I never use. In addition, I’ve gotten rid of all those plastic grocery bags that I’d planned to use as garbage bags. I end up accumulating far more than I could ever use in a reasonable amount of time, which is extremely wasteful — not to mention horrible for the environment.

While cleaning, I came across several reusuable shopping bags that I’d acquired as promotional gifts over the years. I’ve used them occasionally, but am going to make a concerted effort to rely on them exclusively from now on. That will prevent me from stockpiling plastic bags and make me feel better about being green.

With my kitchen almost finished, I’ll start tackling my basement next. That chore won’t be half so easy!