Decluttering my Yesterdays
It’s one of those days, we all get them – we all do, l have been experiencing a few recently in the last few weeks so although they are kind of frustrating – you have to get used to them, you have to just learn to ride the rollercoaster!
Does anybody still wear neck ties? Anybody, anybody at all?
I am currently decluttering my yesterdays and l have now decided that my neck tie collection, from 1987 – 1993 has to go. The last time l actually wore a neck tie was once in 2000. I can even remember the three times between 1993 – 2000 that l also wore neckties. They were 1995,7 and 9 and then the one for 2000. Now the image above is not my collection.
The images below are and l am asking my readership this:
What do l do with them?
Give them to Charity where they may sell them or end up dumping them for cloth weight?
Give them to some kind of recycling charity that is going to make something from them?
Something else? Open to suggestions?
The biggest problem with us as people is we hang on to too many things that we don’t need to hang onto, l am really bad for it at times, you know?
In the last 6 years, l have slimmed down my possessions, because l want to be more uncluttered and live a more minimialistic life. I hung on to these ties and my waistcoats for years on the premise that l would somewhere probably have a use for them??But l don’t and for the last 19 years l have never had one occasion to wear a single tie. 18 Months ago and last year l put them up for sale, and didn’t have a single bite. I suppose l could eBay them, but that’s not the answer either. It’s not about money, it’s about finding the right home for them, whatever the right home might be?
I can remember all of these ties, they all have a story from my life, l remember where l was , what l was doing with them, where l bought them from and of all the ties, the only one l am actually going to keep is one l wore 19 times in 6 years and that is because it is an original 1955 silk Mammy Yokum tie!
My thinking for this is if l ever was to wear a tie again it’ll be that one tie. It’s a beautiful tie. It doesn’t even have a special memory attached to it. Well not really, it was bought in Kingston upon Thames in 1988 in a store that has now long gone, called “Just Brilliant!”
It was a store that sold 1940’s paraphernalia. I was by myself when l bought the tie. I had spent three hours in the shop talking to the owner who was both gorgeous and single. I did take her out to dinner that night, but that’s NOT why l bought the tie.
l bought the tie because it spoke to me, and basically said “You know l am you, don’t you?” I did and so l bought the tie! The tie is below and as you can see in comparison to some of the other ties it’s quite plain. But it’s a truly beautiful tie.
Let me know your suggestions below, thanks. Rory