Wednesday, 21 January 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Thursday, 15 January 2015
I didn't have time to photograph today's collection of junk until this evening, hence the poor quality. I'm sure I could have managed a better shot if I'd taken the time to acquaint myself with my mobile phone's settings, but that's another challenge!
The napkin rings are from Pier, a shop I still miss, especially at Christmas.
At Day 15 I'm now half way through the challenge, but at 120 only a quarter of the way through the total number of items to be dumped. I wonder whether I'll be able to find another 376 to get rid of?