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August Report

I just realized I missed the July report. Looking back on my notes it seems to have been a net positive of 15.

August isn’t doing that well either with a minimum of net 10 – matching the promise, barely.

I good amount of reduction came from small items, purchases that seem to make sense and they’re cute enough and useful enough to seem like they warrant a place in one’s life. Perfect examples: onion-shaped food container to save …partially used onions; zucchini noodle maker – used a few times and found that we tend to purchase already made noodles anyway; pineapple corer – really easy to use, for the most part and also leaving enough behind that it requires further cuts with a knife.

Other items came, as usual from “maybe one day” projects and free things being saved for no reason that the illusion that they hold some value (even if I got them for free).
Case in point: a pair of speaker stands I’ve had for years, held because maybe one day I’ll want to put some speakers on them; a corded mouse that’s been sitting so long in the attic that the rubber parts on it had become gooey.

It all made me reflect upon a tip from “Goodbye, Things”: don’t buy something because it’s cheap; don’t take something just because it’s free. A large number of the items I have gotten rid of are proof of this wisdom.

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