Thursday, 13 September 2012
We’re trying to think why we keep some of the things we keep…. We’ve got hoards of things that we’ve now got two (or more) of – lawnmowers, garden furniture, tools, breadmakers, mixers, pans etc etc, and we’ve got so many mugs, plates/bowls and tupperware that we could open up a sandwich shop !
We’re trying to be ruthless and get rid of doubles (and triples!) and also stuff that just makes us feel sad when we look at it (hence giving away my tent)….so there’s lots of free-cycling, charity shop visits and dump trips….it feels never ending !
This week we’ve filled our big trailer with stuff to get rid of at a car boot sale…. we’ve got toys and kids games galore, cuddlies galore, books galore, board games by the tonne, musical instruments, dvd players etc etc….you name it, it’s in there.
We’ve told the kids that we’ll go and have some fun and go out to dinner on the proceeds….with a ‘posher’ dinner available depending on how much money we make….the first level (£20 profit) is McDonalds….(it’s hardly haute cuisine eh ?!) The only condition is that NOBODY is allowed to buy ANYTHING at the car boot sale however useful, cuddly or fun it might be (on pain of death!!)
It feels like a really positive time for us to be consolidating our things…at the end of the day it’s just stuff …it’s a bit strange though to be faced with box after box of things that we don’t really need and wondering how to sensibly get rid of it all without being wasteful.
If you need a shredder, iron, cuddly toy or inflatable bed etc etc etc etc – do give us a call !!
I read this yesterday -
The Lord is my Shepherd. I lack nothing.
We've got everything we need.