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Unread 02-15-2014, 04:43 PM   #188
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Originally Posted by madameplushbottom View Post
Okay... accountability check in.

Archivers is officially closing its doors today in Minnesota. I have avoided the store since they announced their closing. I have been so tempted this week to hop in the car and hit the store. The fact is. I simply don't need one. more. thing.

So today, to ward off the temptation I dove into de-cluttering my craft area, which has sprawled from my craft nook into my bedroom and out into the living room. It's like a sprawling weed!

I am pleasantly surprised to be excited at what I am finding and I am doing it in small bites. One bag or one box or one pile at a time. I go through it, reminisce, sort, and put away. And surprisingly, I am feeling a buzz, similar to the buzz I get of buying something new and craftilicious. This is great!

Cheers to my fellow purgers this holiday weekend. May the force be with you.
Good for you Meg - it is SUCH a temptation when a store is closing to 'stock up' or grab a bargain - but like you say, if you don't need anything, why go?! I always get a buzz when going through and sorting stuff too - it's like you have this "extra" energy from it and it's quite exhilarating . And now that I can finally sit at my desk and craft after a month's absence, I still have that energy and feel so eager to create. I think you are wise Meg to do it in "small batches" so it doesn't completely overwhelm you.
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