Knit one, pearl one
Ah, the joy of knitting! A growing interest in traditional crafts along with the relaxation that the activity purportedly provides has a growing number of men getting out the wool. Rowan, a knitting company, even has a new collection for male knitters. And next spring, Yorkshire in the UK will play host to a second annual knitting retreat for men.
Keeping too much?
Here are five tips to help you tidy things up:
- Start slow.Don’t throw everything into the dumpster at once; this may lead to strong feelings of regret and anxiety. Rather, go through one small space each week.
- Handle objects only once. Curb the tendency to put something aside “for now.”
- Scale down collections. If you’ve kept all your childhood report cards, choose to save one or two and toss the rest.
- Put it in a box. If you just can’t decide about an item, store it in a box for six months. If you don’t open the box in that time, you can let it go without regret.
- Toss unused items. Resist the urge to buy items for a new hobby until you are actively participating in that interest.