Apr 9 2011

bin of paint supplies [minimalist challenge item #51]

[item] Bin of various painting supplies

[purchase info] Purchased mostly from Home Depot

[time in my possession] From 2 years to 8 years

[last used] 3 years ago

[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Medium

[destination] Says given to a painter, but he never came back.  It will go on freecycle or to a thrift store

[info] I’ve had this stuff for a while, and knowing that I paint a lot, I thought about keeping it.  I don’t need any of it and a lot of it is duplicates.


Mar 21 2011

old paint brushes [minimalist challenge item #32]

[item] Dried up artist’s paint brushes

[purchase info] Purchased new, but mostly on sale

[time in my possession] 6+ years

[last used] Years ago

[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Easy

[destination] Freecycle

[info] I don’t know that anyone will see any value in paint brushes with dried up paint.  Peter Max sells his old paintbrushes like this for a ton of money, which inspired my idea to make an art project out of them.  So I’m not Peter Max, nobody probably wants these brushes and I have no time to make anything creative with them.  They’re gone on freecycle and I hope they continue to stay out of a landfill.


Feb 24 2011

kitchen utensils [minimalist challenge item #7]

[item] A scoop, small condiment tongs and a wooden butter brush

[purchase info] The scoop and tongs were free, paid full price for the butter brush

[time in my possession] Approximately 8 years on the tongs and brush, scoop 1 month

[last used] Tongs, years ago.  Scoop, never.  Brush, 2 months ago.

[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Easy

[destination] Thrift store

[info] I got the scoop for free in a bag of other stuff.  I simply don’t need it.  The tongs I think were marriage-acquired and not needed.  The butter brush is one of two that I have.  I’m not Rachel Ray and I clearly don’t need a back up brush.