If like me you love housey stuff it is hard to keep what comes in my house in check. I try to keep my possessions to a minimum. I am not a true minimalist, I have more than I need, but none the less I try not to purchase unnecessary items. This helps me to view items that I am attracted to when I shop with a critical eye. One self imposed rule is that whatever has to serve multiple purposes. One such item is my blue mason jars. I use them for storage of various craft supplies, they also work as glasses for casual dinner parties, as well as caddies for silverware, straws or other items when having friends over.
I also keep a "box" for donation items. Once it is full it goes out the door, I shared here about pairing down my closet in February and we had the coldest spring in Houston I can recall, but you know what I didn't purchase anything. I am still making it with my Capri pants, I will need to invest in shorts before vacation!
My family loves books, and I have shared my desire to have a dedicated library/office in my house one day. but even my love of books can get out of control. I no longer buy casual books just to read and pass on, my Ipad has changed that, I download them. (EReader Girl is a great source for free and discounted ebooks). I only purchase books that I truly desire to have a hard copy of and will read and or refer to again.
Just a few ways that I try to keep my "stuff" in check. What are some things you do to ensure that your house doesn't get overcrowded?
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