When I first started decluttering in the spring, I decided something that had to go was the piles of unopened scrapbooking products. Before I developed neck and shoulder issues and then had Caroline I was a fairly steady scrapbooker. But once my life took a significant change, the scrapbooking fell to the wayside. I had a lot of Creative Memories products that were still in the original packaging. I knew that there was no way I was going to use them any time soon, if ever.
And so I sold all of those Creative Memories materials on eBay.
Cleaning Out Old Hobbies
I still do have some scrapbooking materials – pretty papers, stickers, etc. I’m letting Caroline use them from time to time, rationing them out a bit so she doesn’t go through them in a week. LOL!
But all of the pages and pocket pages and stuff like that is gone. I’ve released it to other people who will use it and enjoy it. It no longer takes up mental space or physical space in my home. If I ever do decide to get back into scrapbooking in the future, I can go shopping and buy what I need.
Sometimes our lives change and we need to remove the materials from old hobbies. The reasons for dropping the hobbies might vary. It could be due to health, season of life, finances, time, or something else. Whatever it is, it’s important to let go of the hobby materials if you truly aren’t going to use them any longer.
By getting rid of them you will free up physical, emotional, and financial space.
Do you have unused hobby materials that need to go? Are you hanging on to products that you simply don’t use and probably never will? Who could you give them to? Or could you sell them on eBay and use the money for something that really would be helpful today?
See all the days of the 7 Day Declutter Challenge:
- Day 1: Choose a Decluttering Focus
- Day 2: Get Rid of Pre-Internet Junk
- Day 3: Let Go of Sentimental Objects
- Day 4: Setting an Example for Our Children
- Day 5: Things That Make You Feel Guilty
- Day 6: Cleaning Out Old Hobbies
- Day 7: The Last Decluttering Push
I’ve been finishing up my stack of sewing projects, because I have a large commitment of time and energy coming up, and truthfully I just about enough clothes now. I am down to the last two projects, one small and one large, which I can probably finish this weekend.
I am always amazed at your resourcefulness and ability to teach yourself to do new things!