Saturday, 5 April 2008

A Decluttering Find

Last month I took a week off of work and did some enjoyable and relaxing things. One of the things I did was clean up my office a bit. I de-cluttered my shelving unit, and lo and behold, what do I find but my fountain pen!

I had been pining for a fountain pen for months, and had been looking around online for somewhere to buy a nice used pen. There were a couple of times where I almost ordered a pen, but I held back. I wanted to hold the pen in my hand and write with it before I bought it.

The funny thing is, when I saw this pen, which was sitting there in my pen holder pretty much out in the open, I remembered having this pen for years and years. But I stopped writing with it some time ago, sadly in favor of a disposable felt tip pen. I'm glad to have found my good old pen. I had to soak the top part in water overnight to dissolve an ink clog in there, but now it writes perfectly once again. So that's another bonus to de-cluttering: finding things you forgot you had, thereby preventing a 're-buying' episode.

Unfortunately, one of the first things I did with the pen was to record my two infractions to the buy-nothing challenge yesterday: buying a green tea latte and a lemon danish at the grocery store coffee shop before grocery shopping yesterday. I had the money out and the danish in my mouth before I realized what I was doing! So it's off to Crunchy's Sunday Confessional tomorrow...

1 comment:

Simply Authentic said...

So often people buy new items because they forget they already have it! Glad you were able to re-find the fountain pen!! Hope you are well!