Ever tried bartering?
While we haven’t done much ourselves, lately we’ve had a couple of tasty trades as we’ve started going through the process of sorting “stuff” that’s managed to collect in The Frog & PenguINN. Sometimes, we’re not sure HOW this “stuff” got here, but we know a lot has to leave. This has become an ongoing process to de-clutter so we can downsize to a smaller home.
Grenville had purchased an assortment of canning jars over the past several years. They were stored in the attic which is being emptied now, so the jars needed a new home. Our friend, Matt is a fellow gardener and bee keeper who is always in need of clean jars. So, we worked out a trade – canning jars for fresh honey. Tea never tasted better !
Then, last weekend while participating in the Heritage Celebration, I arranged an eggs-stra special trade (awful pun) and bartered another trade, photo cards for these beauties. A potter we know – NO not Harry – Elizabeth raises chickens, otherwise known as “the girls” and brought this colorful selection this week.
Note: Fellow bloggers who may also be facing the challenges of accumulated “stuff” can check out the Space Wars Rant posted on Dancing With Daisy’s blog this week.
Grenville and I concur with Daisy’s observation about needing less after a certain age. We’ve also found that having more “stuff” requires more maintenance, and as Daisy stated, “they become a nuisance.”
We’re finding that having less “stuff” is a great feeling and we’re not missing anything that’s been donated – or better yet – traded.
It gets easier too !