Yesterday I mentioned I would do one more run at getting some of my junk out of the house, before Christmas.
As I meander through my days, there are times I come across items I no longer need or want, as I’m sure we all do. I have gotten into a habit of putting these items into my guestroom, until I get around to actually get the stuff out of the house.
Well my guestroom is “piling” up (well not really.. I could hide it away if I wanted it to… but… ) and it’s time to see some of these items actually leaving the house.
Gotta get ready for Christmas, you know 😉
So here we are – Day 1!
I changed my diet about a year ago (for health reasons), and there are things I no longer eat or use as part of my food preparations. So the other day I went through my food “pantry” (well, just a regular kitchen cabinet, really) and sorted out the stuff I no longer plan to use anytime soon.
I picked this time a year to do this particular declutter task, as one of the organisations I follow, “Hjelp oss å hjelpe, Rogaland” (help us to help, Rogaland) are gathering food to help people out, especially over Christmas. B took a look at his place as well and found a couple of things.
In addition to our own stuff, we did a miniature shopping “spree”, and got some Christmas cookies, candy and other more Christmas’y dry goods from the store. We wanted to add a little extra to the mix. We will get them some more a little closer to Christmas, stuff like meat and other perishables.
In addition to food, they have also asked for things like small gifts and wrapping paper. So I did a quick rummaging through the house and found a couple of unopened rolls of Christmas wrapping paper.
We just delivered it all at one of the collecting point in my neighborhood.
I love it when there is a win, win, win situation like this.
I get stuff out of the house, we get to contribute, and someone out there might get a little of the help they need.
15 food related items (the extras were B’s so they aren’t really mine to count 😉 )
14 gift wrapping items; paper, gift bag, tags. Christmas cards and some string to tie it all together with.
I’ll get them some more, including some gifts to hand out, I just need a trip to Ikea first 😉
29 items out the door!
SO – I know this isn’t the expected 49 items. But hang in there, I’ll be catching up tomorrow 😉 It’s the total of 343 that counts, you know 😉
See ya tomorrow!