Blog Train: I Didn't Throw It Away

Saturday, December 20, 2014

If you've known me long enough, you will realise that I am someone who loves decluttering. Every other time, I will be decluttering different parts of our house - the bedrooms, the kitchen, the store... It makes me extremely proud when our house is clean, spacious and void of junk. (Look out for my next post on how to declutter!)

There are actually very little things that stay with me for more than 20 years and one of which, is my first keyboard from my parents.


I've always loved music when I was a child, and my parents sent me for piano classes when I was only 5 years old. Before I owned a proper piano (which is still in the house! It has been with me for the past 22 years), this was the very first set of keyboards I banged my fingers on.

I honestly believe that things in the past were made to last. A television set could last us for 20 years, a radio has never broken down in the house for at least 15 years and my mother's washing machine can last her for at least a decade. I never threw the keyboard away because it is simply made to last. Even being with us for the past 24 years, it is still working perfectly. Not a single key is malfunctioning.

There is simply no reason for me to throw away something that is still in perfectly wonderful condition! Plus, it makes my heart swell to see my children enjoying a toy that I enjoyed so much when I was younger. :)

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Disclaimer: Do note that this is not to promote hoarding, which is a very different issue LOL. As I grow older, I learn to live simply. Life is really not just about buying, then throwing, then buying again... and the cycle goes on.

I'm learning how to reuse, recycle, mend and donate, so as to reduce waste.



This post is part of a blog train hosted by Agatha from Green Issues by Agy on "I Didn't Throw It Away". We have become such a throw-away society, but there are some things in our households that we still keep.

Why is that so?

Perhaps this blog train can unlock the reasons behind it! Follow the daily posts on this blog train and read about the stories behind the things we have kept for many years and why we didn't throw them away. I'm the last in line for the Singapore bloggers for this blog train and on 2 Jan 2015, Karen from Rude Record will be sharing what she has kept for over 20 years!

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3 comments

  1. Hi Jac! Thanks for your post. Lovely to hear that you are practising the 3Rs and upcycling too!

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  2. I love that this keyboard is still going strong. What a lovely thing to still have.

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  3. I second what Julia said! May the keyboard stay strong for many, many years to come!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Mira

    P.S.: I also joined the blog train, and this is my story (published on January 9) - http://www.fafafoom.com/didnt-throw-away-3-things-20-years-later/

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