This was a pretty good week for Simplifying! And I don't mind my "no buying stuff" policy at all. So far so good.
I sorted through all my fabric and gave one enormous tote bag full of all the stuff I'll never use to Goodwill. Set out a freshly emptied Rubbermaid bin by the side of the road. Now all my fabric is in two Rubbermaid bins. That's it. Two!
I put a "Summer Vacation" notice on a blog I author for a group I'm involved with. My term on the committee is up in early December, so I'm thinking that might actually be the end of that. I did it for three years and have no real energy left for the project.
I killed my bulky filing system. I went through all this effort and expense about a year ago to set it up, then never used it. So I gave the file folders and hangers to work, the big box to my sister, and tossed the few things I need to keep in my junk drawer. Lesson learned - don't fight nature. You are not a file folder alphabetized person, Erin, you may as well own it.
Oh and one of the banks I used has shut down some of their financial services altogether, so I got a letter indicating that my financial life now had one less thing in it. So that was actually kinda a nice simplifying decision made by someone else.