Decluttering and upcycling continues.

April 5, 2017

So, I've made a video a long time ago about my challenge to 1.declutter my studio. 2 upcycle my supplies as much as I can. The reason being is that with any decluttering challenge come a problem of throwing out too much stuff that mostly ends up in the landfill and I believe this is a downside of any decluttering action.  If it is possible to recycle or give it away to be used its great, but a lot of times I hear "toss it", "trow it away" etc. And a lot of people follow that advise without thinking where the trash is going to end up in.

I have to confess that I am becoming a bit of a practicality and eco consciousness control freak. It worries me a lot to use any disposable items and create a lot of waste. It is called waste because we are wasting our time, money and space on earth for things that a lot of times cannot even degrade and just clutter the planet.  So my determination and goal for this year is to create as less waste as I possible can. I found a lot of ways of dealing with food, your hygiene items, clothes and miscellaneous stuff in your home in terms of "zero waste" or "less waste". But what about hobbies that require a lot of materials, tools and create quite a lot of leftovers, cut offs etc.  Does it mean that you have to change your passion to accommodate your lifestyle of having less? Maybe you do, but if you don't want to or cannot give it up just yet then its a challenge to find a way to  utilise all your "normally going to bin" waste.  And this is what I am planning to do. I am sure I wont be able to utilise every single piece, but I will try my best.

To start it off I will be making my cat a bed out of all the leftover rovings that I've been collecting for quite a while. Its a known fact that cats love natural wool, so instead of sleeping on a blanket or our clothes I will make her a pure wool rug. Its gonna be colourful :)  The video of it will be posted in a separate post, so stay in touch!

Have a beautiful day!

 

Irina xxx

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