My husband and I have a new year’s resolution to get rid of at least one third of all our belongings this year. We have been doing a bit of reading up on minimalist lifestyles thanks to our friend Rosee and feel that this could be just the thing to help us simplify our lives a bit and gain some control over our ever increasing big massive mountain of stuff.
So far it has been a successful mission and we have managed to get rid of an obscene amount of stuff – but there is still a long ol’ way to go and it is getting more and more difficult. The first wave was easy; we went through each room picking out things that we didn’t actually want. It was amazing at how much we got rid of just doing that. There is a general rule that we are trying to work to which is: If we don’t need it and we don’t love it, it’s got to go. This is easy up to a point, but we are now at a stage where all of the things that we definitely don’t want have gone. The next phase seems to be getting rid of things that we neither need or love, but that have some sentimental attachment to us for whatever reason. There is SO MUCH of it!!
Needless to say there has been much rifling through old boxes here and delving into the past. I have found quite a bit of old college stuff, most of which has gone straight in the recycling box, but there is this one piece that it is going to be hard to say goodbye to…
Anyway, (*big breath*) it’s going in the bin and I am posting some pics of it up on here to make me feel less sad about it. This snow dome of New York is made out of cast resin set in a vacu-formed acrylic dome. It is filled with water, glitter and 100 individually painted miniature people. I made it from scratch and it took weeks to finish!
To be fair to the snow dome, I have been dragging it round with me for the last 13 years so it’s done it’s dues. Then just as I was having a little wobble about letting it go the other day, Jet sat on it, it cracked and all the water started spilling out. Problem solved!
You can find out more about minimalism and decluttering your home and mind here.