My Pen And Pencil Addiction

I know I have posted before about how I am a pen and pencil whore.

I’m addicted.

I buy pens and pencils on clearance and at garage sales.  I buy them if I don’t have them or if I think they are look cool. I buy them when I don’t need them.

I buy too many.

I hoard them.

I was thinking at work today that if I went through drawing stuff I have to go through my pens and pencils.

I’m embarrassed to admit this but below is a picture of all of the pencils and pens I am hoarding.

Sad isn’t it?

Did I think I was going to run out?

Or that there was going to be supply chain issues?

What the heck?

I knew I had too many when I cleaned out my coffee table drawer and realized I didn’t have a place for them.  I put some of them in the cubby in the new reclining loveseat we bought and the others in a plastic bin.

Here is what I am keeping.

Here is what I am giving away

I’m keeping more pencils because that is usually what I write with. I love the feel of pencils when I write. The smoothness.

I can’t help it.

I love them!

I wouldn’t be surprised if this happened again.


Below is a picture of what I took out of one of the cubes in my office.


Yesterday I took I couple of the small bins downstairs but the more I thought about it the more I thought I should go through it.

This morning I took the rest out of the cube and brought the bins up from the basement and laid everything out on the living room floor.

That’s what I came up with.

How in the heck did I get so much stuff????

Do I really need all of the colored pencils?

What was I thinking?

I am totally overwhelmed. I can’t believe I have all of this stuff.

I know I wanted to learn how to draw and I needed different colors and shades, but this is ridiculous.

OMG! There are metallic, neon and regular colored pencils. Gel pens. Metallic colored pens.

What the heck? Did I think I was to run out?

Here’s what I decided to keep.

Here’s what I decided to let go of

I feel better!

I’ll take some of the colored pencils by my next door neighbor and see if she wants them for her grandkids. I’m going to sell a couple of items at my mom’s next garage sale and donate the rest to the school.

This makes me happy!

I’m going to add 13 more items to my list.

12 yesterday. 13 today. 25 total.

75 more to go!

I can definately let go of 100 items.

I Have A Letting Go Of Stuff Bug Up My Butt Again

There is too much stuff in our house again.

About a month ago I noticed the clutter when I had to clean out the two drawers in my coffee table (i was getting it ready to sell) and didn’t know what to do with all if the pens and pencils and other miscellaneous stuff I had stored in there.

Clutter suffocates.  I actually felt closed in when I was dealing with the drawers.  Mainly because I didn’t know what to do with all of the stuff.  i didnt have a place for it to go and i didnt know what to do about it. I never really felt like that before.  Out of control.  Embarassed that I had all of that stuff. 

I should know better right?

My husband commented two weeks ago that we had stuff in the kitchen cupboards that we aren’t using and we should probably get rid of.

I say we, but I know it’s going to be mostly me.  if he’s ready to let go, I will do the leg work.

I laid awake one night while we were in South Carolina thinking about where I would start decluttering and what I would do.

I decided to start in the basement. We are getting some work done on our sewer pipes sometime this week so I decided to clean up my steel table first so it doesn’t look that bad in that area.

It took me an hour but I got it under control.  I wish I would have taken a pic but I didn’t.  At least it wasn’t as bad as last time.

I let go of 12 items.

It feels good to have the table clutter free.

Next I’m going to work on organzing the cubes in my office. Some of my drawing pencils and stuff are going to be put on the steel table.  My pencils and stuff are small plastic bins so it will be neatly stored.

I need to reorganize my cubes to fit my business stuff in.

The goal I have for my office is to have everything organized so I can grab what I need and go to work.  It’s getting there but I still have a ways to go.

I will definitely have to let go of some stuff in my office.  I have some things in mind to let go of.

I’ve been thinking about letting go of 100 items again.

We’ll see how it goes.