OK, so I’m on a roll….
It’s a hot Sunday afternoon and I’m in the mood to hoof stuff out of my house and my life! My last post talked about the kid’s arts & crafts stuff… now I’ve moved on to our bedroom.
I’ve just gone through bags and hats. Admittedly, bags are a bit of a problem for me. I like bags! It was hard to choose which to purge. The hats are mostly Nick’s problem. He turfed out a few and kept his favourites.
This is our first purge (and it’s going to take us a few weeks to methodically go through the whole house). We’re getting rid of the majority of our stuff – but still hanging on to “The Basics” for the next couple of months while we sell our house.
Before we head off on our Great Family Adventure, we’ll do a 2nd purge and get our stuff seriously downsized. Yay!
Here’s my collection of bags….
I stared at these bags for a long time… and asked myself all sorts of endless questions… before I ended up choosing these:
The one on the right is my favourite. Small & practical for every day purposes. The brown leather one is actually a camera bag – and very handy. The yellow one is my “going out somewhere fancy” bag. The black one is an excellent quality leather and has withstood years of abuse – and I still like it (although seldom use it – so it might end up on the purge-list pretty soon). Plus 2 big totes… and a crazy felt bag that I found in London (everyone remarks on that one).
And hats after Nick had purged….
The hat on the bottom right was actually a gift (to me) from Nick’s cousins. It’s a combo – both a hat and a scarf. When Nick and I were on honeymoon in Austria (in February), I desperately and deeply regretted the fact that I forgot to pack a warm hat and scarf. Next time we journey to a snowy country – I want to bring it along. I’m undecided about the mustard beret – I think I should add it to the purge-pile too.