Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Dump Your Junk: Days 22 - 27

A combination of long hours at work, hosting a French student and delivering leaflets for the Green Party has left me with little time to sort, count and photo my daily collections.
  However I have been continuing to dump junk.
  Here's the evidence.

Day 22
More clothes, including two gowns (one adult, one child) commissioned for a Harry Potter themed birthday party.

Day 23
More plastic cutlery!

Day 24
I made a batch of Seville orange marmalade and, rifling through my collection of lids, I decided to bin any that were less than perfect.  The stripey socks date from my girls' secondary school days and the Barbie kite to when they were still in primary school!   

Day 25
I cleared out a drawer-full of old gift bags.  Most of them will end up in the recycling bin but I managed to salvage a few for the charity shop. 

Day 26
The last of the plastic cutlery (yeah!) displayed on an old tea towel to mark the day when the Church of England finally got round to consecrating a woman bishop!  

Day 27
I ventured under our bed and found a pile of old crockery.  The egg poaching pan has been claimed by a colleague at work.  And I never really felt comfortable in those thongs!

Back up to date again!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Dump Your Junk: Day 21

A still life made up of a strange assortment of junk: straws from children's drinking bottles, stirrers, a wooden clothes pegs, bottle stoppers, a birthday candle, a pressure cooker weight and a device to prevent drips on wine bottles!  My kitchen drawer is now a lot tidier.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Dump Your Junk: Day 20

I've been very busy at work and at home the past few days, unable to rummage around for more junk to dump.  Fortunately I'd already unearthed a carrier bagful of plastic cutlery.  The plan was that I would reuse them for parties, picnics etc but in reality they've spent the last however many years buried in a drawer.  Time to go!

I'm now two thirds of the way through the challenge and 210 items lighter.  I feel sure I 've enough junk to hit my target of 386 items.  I'm just short of the time it takes to sort them out.  But I'm determined to give it my best shot.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Dump Your Junk: Day 19

A motley assortment of old bags, threadbare towels, a dull downie cover, an unwanted dressing gown and six sock hangers.  The sock hangers are what remains of a packet I bought for the the girls' Advent calendars.  I thought they might be useful - but I was wrong!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Dump Your Junk: Day 18

A mixed pile of books.  The Kitchen Yearbook at the bottom belongs to my sister and will be returned to her next month.  Sarah Brown and Rose Elliot were my cooking gurus way back in the 70s and 80s and even their names bring back fond memories of those days.  I feel guilty for giving away their books, but it's been a while since I referred to either of them.  There are a few I've never opened and a couple I didn't finish.  Their time on my bookshelves is over.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Dump Your Junk: Day 17

Today's collection illustrates the extent of my hoarding tendencies.  An exploration of our bathroom cupboard revealed a packet of Napisan and a bottle of baby lotion.  For goodness sake!  My younger daughter is now 20 years old!!!

On the plus side, I have also discovered that I will not not need to buy any toiletries for the forseeable future as  I have enough to stock a small chemist's shop!

Friday, 16 January 2015

Dump Your Junk: Day 16


Today's offering is a pile of children's books, including a boxed set of 10 Roald Dahl books.  I started reading James and the Giant Peach to my daughter when she was young, took a dislike to it and haven't read another once since.  Was I wrong?  Anyway, the collection deserves to grace the bookshelf of someone more appreciative of his works than I've been.