I am blessed with abundance. There is no doubt about that. I have all that I need and most of what I want. In fact, I think I have more than what I actually need.
My crafts and sewing supplies have runneth over. I have a dresser full of fabrics, as well as a couple bins and boxes. The same is true of threads, trims, ribbons, buttons, zippers and gobs of other notions. I have A LOT of stuff.
I have loads of paper. Plain paper, colored paper, card stock, colored card stock. Scrapbook paper of all shapes and sizes. Pounds of the stuff! Envelopes of all sizes, labels too!
I have canning jars a plenty. I have lids and rings to go with them. Some are vintage and some are newer. I love my vintage jars and collect them to use for food storage. The newer ones are just sitting on a shelf in my garage.
We have food. Goodness gracious do we have food. A very full freezer in our garage and another full freezer in our kitchen. Our pantry is stuffed full as well. At one time it was so full I had to stack some stuff in the hallway. That was crazy!
|That's a lot of lumber|
I have a garage that has too much stuff in it. One area is the corner where I've put the trims and wood I've collected from the FREE WOOD bin near my work. I need to use that stuff rather than store it. I do have plans for a lot of it, but I need to figure out what to do with the rest.
|I have gobs of sewing & craft supplies!|
There is a huge banker box full of photos that needs to be dealt with. More photos than I need to keep and although it is hard to get rid of photos I know it is something I will need to do. I've gone through them a few times and I know what needs to be done, I just need to do it. Photos are one of those things I admit I struggle with. But no one can enjoy them if they are piled into a big box.
|The dresser on the left is crammed FULL of fabrics|
By using up what I have I know I will not have a need to go out and purchase something new. If I don't have to purchase anything new I will spend less and by spending less I have money to put into my savings account. My goal this year is to spend less in order to save more. So now I need to focus my efforts on spending less and using up what we already have.