The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
So last week I set about participating in a challenge involving getting rid of one item on the first day of the month, two on the second, three on the third etc. Right up till the dizzy heights of 28 days for February.
Last week has a grand total exceeding twenty eight things. It was very pleasing.
This week has also been successful but I’ve had to do some days in one go for time reasons.
Some suspects which I think end up lurking in every house here. Six ikea pencils.
A strange candle that’s gone wonky so wouldn’t burn, and a few other oddities.
What amazes me is the fact that most of the clutter is from two drawers. That’s the majority of seventy seven items. In just two drawers.
At times I’ve considered that getting to day twenty eight might be terrible but the first week focusses on one storage unit and the second on another (apart from the books)
It makes me feel like I won’t get rid of very much.
There was also quite a lot of rubbish as well. That will be sorted out appropriately.
All this stuff is intended for re homing unless it’s irreparably damaged or totally useless.
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