Food stocks need replenishing on a regular basis but then I got to thinking what about all the other things in my house. What about doing a stock check on those things as well. Sometimes when I am walking down the High Street and see something nice in the window I think, oooh, that would be nice in the kitchen, or the bedroom, or wherever. It's a nice colour, it would match the wallpaper, or, wouldn't it be nice to have one of those sitting on the kitchen worktop.
As this blog is about not spending money I very rarely post about non essential items I have bought, because quite simply I very rarely buy anything that isn't useful or I don't need. So instead of me telling you about all my lovely finds in charity shops, clothes shops, shoe shops, bookshops, toiletries and bath product shops, and homeware shops, I'm going to tell you exactly what I don't spend my money on. In fact as I go through the list There are some things that I will never have to buy again, because I have enough to last me for the rest of my life.
Here is my pile of towels. In this picture there are 3 bath sheets, 6 bath towels, and 10 hand towels. In my car I have two more bath towels, I like to keep my front seats covered, and behind me on my office chair is another bath sheet. Some of these towels were given to me, the rest I have had donkeys years. The colours may not be very appealing to some folks, but hey, they are not worn out and will last a good many years more. I may never have to buy another towel again.
Not on these pictures, I have twentyfour pairs of trousers, from jeans, jog bottoms, smart daytime trousers, dressy evening trousers, and walking trousers. I also have in another cupboard twelve jackets for all ocassions, most of them bought from charity shops. I do not need to buy any of these for a very long time. The only clothing items I might have to buy are teeshirts and sweatshirts, because I wear them every day.
Another thing I wont be buying ever again is jewelley. The few bits I have are old and cheap. I have nothing of any value, but it is enough for me because I hardly ever wear it. I also have enough bags of every kind, enough shoes and boots, enough ornaments. enough curtains, enough fabric for sewing, enough wool for crochet, enough furniture, tables, chairs, and cupboards. I wont be buying books, I borrow them from the library. I won't be buying cd's or dvd's, I have the radio, and computer for the catchup channels.
That's my stocktake done, there's a whole list of things I won't ever be buying again. I must say it makes shopping a lot easier if you remember all the things you don't need. It means you only have to go in the shops which sell what you do need and bypass all the others.