Originally Posted by pioneermama
ahhhh! So that's how you spell it - tshatshke!!! I've always wondered
It is actually:
A variation chachka
Unless there is an alternative spelling.
Originally Posted by meco
I got rid of it ALL. I mean all dishes, glasses, furniture, everything. And now I am starting over, buying key pieces and living on the bare necessities...
I also eliminated ALL detergents and cleaning supplies and switched to baking soda and vinegar.
When I buy something, I really consider is it going to waste? WIll I reuse it often? Will it sit until I throw it into an overflowing landfill? DO I NEED IT? Can I get buy without it? And then I avoid it. It has been hard. I LOVE to thrift shop and hit yard sales, but really all I got was junk.
Most important for me:
And I made myself realize everything I need I already have (DS, love, happiness, shelter--all my basic needs are met). The rest is just secondary.
Originally Posted by Periwinkle
I so need to get back on the decluttering bandwagon. Somehow this summer my house has filled up. We need another garage sale and Goodwill run (or three).
You ladies are quite inspiring!!
The coffee situation: you can get instant coffee which is what most Australians use at home. It's very simple. Boil electric kettle. One spoon of Moccona or Nescafe into a mug. Add hot water and milk or sugar as required.
I couldn't believe it when I lived in Boulder, CO and found out that Americans make a pot of coffee EVERY morning. That's insane! While real perculated coffee tastes better - Aussies generally don't do this! I have a perculator for pot coffee but would only put it on if I was having a visitor.
If in the city I might buy a cappicinno, latte or something. At home = instant. Coffee made and drunk in 5 minutes!