I’ve always walked my talk, so here’s what I’ve done so far. I’ve taken good measure at repurposing, minimizing, setting boundaries, donating, upcycling, and selling when it comes to the “stuff” in my attic. And there is plenty to go through. I’d love to have most of the attic emptied before the Open House sign goes in the lawn.
Many of my readers might remember that when my Nanny passed away a few years ago, one of her last requests was that I take her sewing machine which of course I did. But I don’t sew. So, I had it refinished into a beautiful piece of furniture that I treasure. At the time I couldn’t just toss all the small memorabilia that I had of my Nanny’s such as the buttons, sewing needles, safety pins, scissors, shoulder pads, photographs etc. I wasn’t ready but now I am.
I took my Nanny’s small trunk pictured here and this decorative trunk became my Boundary of what I’ve kept from my Nanny. If’s full of fun stuff that reminds me of her; photos she kept of me, my children, her children, her back scratcher, her favorite sewing tools. It’s a walk down memory lane when I open it and I’m happy with the amount I’m keeping to honor her. Lastly, it’s ready to move with me!
When I asked my daughter if she would like my wedding dress, she graciously said, “No thank you, but may I have a piece of it?”
Sure, was my answer and then I took my dress over to Karen Skogland of Karen’s Kreations and she Repurposed the gown for me into a gorgeous pillow for my bedroom and a receiving bag for my daughter’s future wedding.