Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Use it up January!

I have resolved that the new month, January, will be Use It Up - this means no more buying of wool, fabric, other things, until I've got through various stashes and collections I already have. It will run to food as well - I need to clear the smaller freezer and defrost it as I have a whole pig coming this month, so need a clean and empty freezer for it to go in, along with all the resulting bacon, sausages, etc. There are various things in the store and larder too that need sorting through and using up, so that's on the list too. This will all hopefully make it easier when I come to De-clutter February - best laid plans of mice and men, and all that, though. I'll see how I go, but I'm looking forward to delving into some bags and boxes to find things I haven't seen for some time LOL
As a taster, I've started a stashbusting jumper, pictured above, using up all odds of chunky-ish wool hanging around. It's going to be very warm, not to mention colourful! :)
Here's to less "stuff" in the New Year!


Tea with Willow said...

Love this idea - I desperately need to empty the freezer too - goodness knows what's lurking there! A great time to clear out some cupboards and bits & bobs in the garage too - we need more space!

Willow x

rebntel said...

Yaaay! Me too! I have to use some of the stuff up that I have had in boxes for years. I want to get ahead for next christmas too.

rebntel said...

......Oh and I have a freezer I need to empty and replace.....I will call meals my lurking meals. Will make do with what I have.....bits and bobs!

MoominMamma said...

I really love this idea!
In fact I was thinking of making a very similar post myself - I have so many half opened packets of rice and pasta, and lots of bathroom products that need to be used up.
Here's to 'use it up January'! Looking forward to continuing on this blogging journey with you, I've really enjoyed reading your posts, thank you for all the inspiartion you have given me.
Kath xx

a.rogue said...

Good idea - while I am at it I will get really ambitious (and disciplined?) and have finish-the-projects January at the same time, which is part of why there is so much wool and fabric in my bins to start with!
Thanks for the nudge!

Julie said...

very timely post! Thanks for the idea - will def be putting that in to practice. It fits in with a plan to deal with some U.F.Os ( unfinished objects/projects)just like A.Rogue

Spirit of Old said...

Just a little note to wish you and yours a very happy new year :)