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Possesions. 364 things. Ish.

August 22, 2011

Possessions.

Do they  posses you?

I got the ‘Use it or Lose it’ app. on my phone (and also online) where you can take photos of things and categorize them as a means of keeping track (useful if you lend things to people).

According to that, I have 364 things.

(I do realise this may be boring for you, in which case you’re welcome not to read this post, but) it’s sometimes interesting to snoop into each other’s lives, and I know it would help me to see other people’s lists.
Also, it will be interesting to look back for me, when some other things have gone.

This includes the furniture in my room, and everything counted individually (some to the point of ridiculousness- eg 5 selotapes!), apart from a few sets.

This does not include clothes that were in the wash at the time, but there arent many. (Might add at the end) Oh, and 2+ things I’ve leant to people..

It also includes some things I am hoping to sell in a bootsale, things I’m not sure whether to keep, and things I am going to use up/complete and then get rid of.

Here are the categories. Please note some things are saved in multiple categories.

Cosmetics: 59

-tin to hold solid hand cream/plasters
-solid hand cream
-facewipes (will use  up soon)
-batiste boho dry shampoo (will use up soon)
-mini cocoa butter
-mini shampoo (old, will chuck after Reading festival)
-body spray (will run out soon)
-lip balm stick
-mascara
-pocket mirror
-tinted moisturiser (will run out soon)
-blush/bronzer (will run out soon)
-blush puff (will chuck when run out)
-mac pen eyeliner
-cover up stick (will run out soon- replacing all three with one)
-shower gel
-face wash
-shampoo
-conditioner
-spare razor
-dental floss
-measuring tape
-support bandages
-spare tablets
-disposable razors
-lavender essential oil (bootsale/perfume?)
-sample perfume (will run out soon)
-olbas oil
-mini perfume (will run out soon)
-rosemary essential oil (bootsale)
-deep heat rub
-asthma inhaler
-lipstick
-mixture of body moisturisers
-eyeliner (bootsale)
-deoderant
-hair serum
-burts bees nail thing
-arm weights
-deoderant (bootsale)
-brush
-vaseline mini
-sun lotion
-white nail varnish
-clear nail varnish
-light green nail varnish (bootsale?)
-blue nail varnish (bootsale)
-yellow nail varnish (bootsale)
-black eyeshadow (bootsale?)
-pink eyeshadow and brush (bootsale?)
-tweezers
-nail file
-makeup bag
-red nail varnish (giving to mum)
-cleanser
-toner (bootsale)
-batiste tropical dry shampoo (will use up soon)
-batiste nude dry shampoo
-nail varnish remover (bootsale)

I forgot to add my toothbrush and toothpaste, but they go without saying (;

Jewellery: 25

-leaf necklace
-brown and cream belt
-pearl bracelet (always wear)
-thin gold bracelet  (always wear)
-thin silver bracelet (always wear)
-festival bands (always wear)
-watch (always wear)
-owl necklace
-hot air balloon necklace
-watch pearly necklace
-accessorize charm bracelet
-silver charm bracelet
-silver heart breaking charm bracelet
-blue bead necklace
-white gold pink stoned ring
-red flower necklace
-gold amy bracelet
-silver pendant necklace
-silver christening bracelet
-mum’s silver ring
-pink bead necklace
-hand mirror necklace
-fairy and amethyst necklace
-pink heart necklace (bootsale)
-locket hearts heavy necklace (bootsale)

Hair stuff: 11

-flower brown clip
-long pink ribbon
-red bobble
-silk pink scarf
-red flower clip
-little cream bobble
-two pink and cream flower clips
-little blue flower grip
-bow grip
-‘festival hairband’
-pink checked ribbon

(got lots of ribbons and clips because my bobbles are likely to break soon and these can be used instead)

Storage: 8

-little silver jewellery box
-swirly silver jewellery box
-tan folder/laptop case
-browny cardboard ‘briefcase’ (contains uni stuff)
-purple mini treasure box (contains threads)
-ikea fold up box
-big chest (contains diaries and stuff)
-little pink cardboard ‘briefcase’ (contains art stuff)

Decoration: 28

-flower hanging hooks
-led lights
-red heart led lights
-honey jar (lights/flowers/candles)
-coffee jar (flowers/candles)
-antique doll
-wooden chimes
-suncatcher
-hanging fairy
-skeleton painting (my art)
-mirror
-canal painting 1 (my art)
-canal painting 2 (my art)
-swirly hanging thing
-blue bird chimes
-cranberry candle and coaster
-3 tealights
-amethyst
-rose quartz
-clear quartz
-rose quartz heart
-purple star lantern
-fake rose
-standing candle holder
-bins
-mini silver fairy
-the 2 silver jewellery boxes mentioned in ‘storage’.

Music: 7

-microphone (probably going to sell)
-piano books (as a set)
-violin shoulder rest
-2 guitar pleckypleckypleckytrums (!?)
-violin books (as a set)
-violin
-guitar

Hobbies and ‘bits’: 30

-stash of paper
-sewing machine
-playing cards
-tin whistle (maybe should class as ‘music’?
-selotape 1
-selotape 2 (these are separate from the uni ones)
-3d glasses
-bike and accessories
-the brown folder that’s in ‘storage’
-padlock
-batteries
-ballet shoes
-greetings cards
-pendrive/memorystick/flashdrive/whyaretheresomanynames
-small pile of material (bootsale)
-lighter 1
-lighter 2
-jazz shoes
-strip of elastic (to make a skirt)
-guitar plecky….. (above)
-crochet hook and current project
-‘important documents poly pocket’
-threads for sewing machine
-handmade diary for when mine is finished
-ice skates (hardly used but I want to)
-pritt stick
-2 listography books (haha, ring a bell? :|)
-cute mini penguin hot water bottle
-fimo stuff
-felting stuff

Electronics: 22

-the microphone
-iphone and leads
-the sewing machine
-9 old videos found in the spare room..
-cd case 1
-cd case 2
-the 3d glasses
-the batteries
-the pendrive
-spare iphone headphones
-the LED lights
-the heart LED lights
-camera & charger
-spare iphone lead
-headphones
-video of my band that I need to turn into a cd for my ‘memory box’
-DVD 1 that I want to watch before selling
-DVD 2 that I want to watch before selling
-13’keep’ DVDs/ (Harry Potter, Michael McIntyre and Pirates of the Caribbean boxsets each counted as 1)
-guitar amp and lead (used for iphone music too with adaptor)
-straighteners
-laptop and cable

Shoes: 10

-wellies and bag
-converse (all the time)
-sandals (summer)
-furry ‘notreallyugg’ boots (winter)
-flipflops (wont replace when broken) (summer)
-red small heels (that give me cramp so might sell?) (out)
-chunky, waterproof converse  (winter)
-black dolly shoes (slip on/work)
-cream heels (out)
-huge black KG heels (sell?) (out)

Outdoor wear: 9

-Pacamac (woo)
-Bikini
-Handmade (not by me) woolly hat
-Fold-over-mittens gloves
-colourful woolly hat
-scarf I want to dye navy because bleaching the bright pink didnt work
-rust coloured jacket
-new (bad Amy) light coloured, thin but massive scarf
-squishy ‘waterproof’ coat.

Jumpers: 7

-black cardi (will probs get rid after Reading)
-blue woollyish jumper
-cream bunny jumper that I wear back to front
-baby pink jumper I ruined while trying to tighten
-LOOOVELY aubergine woolly (mulberry off ebay) jumper
-bright pink, cosy hollister jumper that I want to dye navy/swap
-red animal hoodie that I’ve been wanting to dye since I had it (I hate red) but is soooo cosy

Tops: 13

-skeletal cream baggy top
-cream and black spotty vest
-navy ‘silk’ vest
-black stretchy dress/top
-pink and white stripey long sleeve
-fashiony looking tshirt
-cream leotard
-grey ‘silk’ vest
-beige croppedish tshirt
-whiteish floaty top
-black vest
-cream vest
-dark grey owl baggy top

Dresses: 10

-black strappy with little colourful padlocks
-the black stretchy vest/top
-green felt dress
-navy playsuit
-woolly cream dress and slip
-colourful maxi dress
-beige ‘silk’ dress
-cream ‘goddess’ dress
-red bridesmaids dress
-yellow strappy (bootsale)

Lounge/pj/sports clothes: 10

-rust leggings (bootsale)
-the ballet shoes
-the jazz shoes
-‘bonne nuit’ topshop pjs
-nighty thing
-white vest top
-the leotard
-dance tshirt
-silk dressing gown
-fluffy dressing gown

Going out/work clothes only: 4

-flowery black, tightish dress
-white shirt
-black trousers
-LBD

Bottoms: 6

-black leggings
-pinstripe shorts
-the rust leggings (bootsale)
-denim skirt
-‘board’ shorts
-red flower shorts/cullotes

Bags: 6

-rucksack (festivals m’dear.)
-‘going out’ bag
-big handbag/weekend bag
-satchelly thing
-handmade tote bag (uni bits/shopping/laptop)
-big accessorize flowery bag

Uni and art: 50 (why didnt I do maths??) (forgot drawing board in downstairs cupboard, and folder that’s disappeared)

-the paper heap
-metre steel ruler
-trigonometric triangle
-big thing of white wool
-white acrylic paint
-closeable water cup
-palette and brushes (and little paints which i’ll use up soon)
-yellow acrylic paint
-box of scalpels
-masking tape
-red acrylic paint
-blue acrylic paint
-wires
-drawing set
-drawing pins in a film canister
-pliers
-steel measuring tape  (please refer to Michael McIntyre’s man drawer)
-selotape 1
-selotape 2
-selotape 3 (are different from the ones before)
-notebook 1
-notebook 2
-scale ruler 1
-scale ruler 2
-calculator
-craft knife (broken I think)
-double sided tape
-uhu glue 1 (will use up soon)
-uhu glue 2 (will use up soon)
-uhu glue 3 (will hopefully not use up as quickly)
-mini scale people
-roll of tracing paper
-cutting mat
-a4 paper pocket thing
-wooden  ruler for cutting
-scissors (i need to find my other pair for home)
-3 expensive promarkers
-hole punch
-pencil case (full)
-drawing pencils (coloured ones)
-acrylic paper pad
-watercolour pencils tin
-oil pastels
-pritt stick (from before)
-little brown notebook
-few pens and pencils in bag
-a5 sketch pad
-felt pens
-architecture books
-olbas oil (from before- printmaking)

Undies: 9

-socks
-vest
-tights
-pants
-7 bras (likely to get rid of 3 soon)

Art: 4 – 3 mentioned hanging paintings and full art portfolio

Books: labelled as 13: (actually 43)

-Harry Potter series (8 inc. beedle)
-2 ‘sets’ (totalling  14 books)
-8 ‘to read’ books
-Lord of the Rings trilogy (3)
-Architecture books from before(10)

Kitchen: 11
(realising I don’t need this many mugs but I take them to uni, work and like to have friends!)

-cat mug
-‘love chocolate’ big mug
-paws mug
-cat huge mug
-Nightmare before Christmas huge mug
-‘Amy’ mug
-yellow ‘bang on the door’ bowl
-green face bowl
-‘Cocktoberfest’ glass (it’s from a pub called the Black Cock..)
-Bobbly glass
-Blue plastic wine glass (!?)

Homeware and furniture (in my room) not including bed and bedding): 14

-pink flower hooks (from before)
-saved dining chair
-desky ‘wardrobe’ thing
-old stool (bedside)
-sleeping bag
-giant orange teddy heirloom thing
-baby blanket (for when I move out/friends)
-handmade (my me) purple crochet blanket (sell?)
-small blue ikea pillow
-handmade cover for ikea pillow
-fleecy ‘dog’ blanket (picnics/warmth)
-teddy bear
-white crochet handmade blanket
-old sleeping bag (quilt for friends/summer/double)

‘Bag stuff’: 14

-the tin for the hand cream
-the hand cream
-hand hygiene gel
-old (nearly gone) hand hygiene gel (festivals, people)
-leather, painty purse that’s pretty huge but as a backup
-current diary
-the little brown notebook (for when I dont want to lug my diary)
-the headphones
-purse
-keys
-the camera ❤
-some pens and pencil mentioned before
– the a5 sketch pad
-sunglasses

Use up/project to complete: 27

-the pink jumper that needs unpicking or something
-the other pink jumper to dye navy/swap/sell/put up with
-the scarf to dye navy/sell/put up with
-the red hoodie to dye navy/sell/put up with
-the purple crochet blanket to chop the ends off before selling
-bits of wool for friendship bracelets (bless)
-the video to turn into the DVD
-bits of homemade melted bag plastic that I may or may not bother to make a camera case with
-passport to renew
-bits to make a pressie …
-necklace to restring
-ragdoll to finish making and sell
-dvd 1 & 2 to watch and the 8 books to read

Festival (most of which will go when i’m back): 13

-the cleansing wipes
-the playing cards
-black cardi
-the batiste boho dry shampoo
-spare toothbrush
-some rubbish, really old shower gel
-the cocoa butter
-a mini lip balm
-the rubbish mini shampoo
-some out of date henna
-the hand gel
-very old, holey black leggings
-the body spray (nearly gone)

Hmm. Well now and again (probably end of September the next time) I’ll let you know how much I’ve gone down to. If the number dramatically changes, I might do a list again (without the repeats), if that’s what you’d like. Or take a screenshot of the items and show you? 

Not bad for now, when I know there are things that will go soon.

And I know it’s not about numbers, but when you’re weirdly OCD it kinda helps. And it was interesting. My mum was shocked and said ‘that’s hardly anything!’ which was a shock to me too. I know I don’t have many clothes compared with people my age (they all fit in one fairly large drawer or off the flower hook thing) but I thought all my bits and bobs would make a difference.

I reckon I could do the ‘100 thing challenge’ FAIRLY easily, but at the moment a lot of things just need to be used or finished, and I don’t want to throw anything I’ll regret. I know things like my ‘decorations’ arent useful, but I’d like to keep them for when I move out for little bursts of prettiness.

Maybe, for now, we’ll see how close I get to 200, and go from there?

Any comments would be appreciated.
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