I'm itching to get started on a major declutter - and I do mean major. I did a small one some time last year, getting rid of a couple of black bin bags full of clothes, some ornaments and a few carrier bags of yarn. Now I want to do a lot more. Some stuff will be taken to the tip, some donated to charity shops, some offered for pennies on the local social media selling pages.
We can't get rid of any of this stuff right now though, under the current covid restrictions and whilst we're self isolating, so it will need to be stored in the garage. The trouble is....the garage is full up with junk...husband's junk, that he's acquired over many years - stuff that he's been given (other people's easy way of getting rid of stuff they don't want so they don't have to take it to the tip!). And bits of wood etc that he's picked up and thought 'that might come in useful' (only he's never used them), old and broken tools, old tarpaulins, a couple of old cupboards that should have gone to the tip but he wanted to keep them for storage, and now they're full of junk! And a whole heap of who knows what....he's a hoarder of JUNK!
I did say a couple of weeks ago I'd like him to clear out the garage, he said he would ASAP. Well, his ASAP is a bit different to mine! I know he can't take the junk to the tip right now (even his trailer in the garage is full of junk!), but he could at least be sorting through it all and perhaps having a bonfire of the old wood and condensing some of the stuff. Meanwhile, I suppose I could start pulling out all the stuff I don't want and leaving it stacked in places where he's likely to trip over it....that might encourage him to get on with the garage sorting 😒😂
Oh, Sooze, you could be talking about my house! We did manage to get rid of a few boxes of bric-a-brac to the charity shop before we went back into lockdown, but then... Good luck trying to persuade hubby to get stuck in - I know mine would be full of good intentions, which rarely materialise! xx PS Hope all goes well tomorrow, not long to wait now. xxReplyDelete
We decluttered when we moved 11 years ago, we downsized from a big family 3 bed house to a much smaller 3 bed bungalow. I love have less stuff, things have to pass to things to be in this house, 1 useful, it needs to be used, 2 beautiful, it needs to look lovely and please the eye. As for your hubby garage, mine got me a shed for my gardening tools because he did not have any room for me to store them in his garage.ReplyDelete
Just a suggestion. Is your house on a street where people walk or drive past? We put unwanted stuff by our front gate and people can help themselves. I gave got rid of quite a lot of stuff this way.ReplyDelete
No Ilona, unfortunately...we live in a tiny hamlet in a very rural area, and in a no through road. There's almost no passing traffic, other than tractors going to the farm at the end of our lane.Delete
Same here in the city.Delete
Fridge freezer, kitchen utensils, bobble hats - all this week.
De cluttering is so liberating Sooze. I will be doing my workshop as soon as it's a bit warmer.ReplyDelete
Its lovely having a clear out, it really does something for the mind. I'm a firm believer if I live in chaos my mind is chaotic too. Getting everything ready so that when lockdown ends is a great plan. My husbands garage was full but because its got a pitch roof he put in a loft hatch and hid a lot of stuff up above! I know its still there!!!!ReplyDelete
Hmm. I'm the culprit in our house, I'm a squirrel. I think I'm ready to tackle it soon but my physical limitations mean that I have to rely on the Best Beloved for lifting and removals and like yours, his idea of ASAP is not the same as mine. Mind you, we did acquire enough space to park a car in the garage once we made our independent daughter take her own stuff over to her house, which is bigger than ours! Fingers crossed for tomorrow, Sooze. xReplyDelete
Maybe you could do what I do back in Wales and start a small bonfire and keep adding to it over the course of the day. It will be surprising how much you will be able to get rid of before he cottons on ;-)ReplyDelete
Hope all goes well, thinking of you.ReplyDelete
My declutter will have to be postponed - it doesn't really fit in with lookng after a two year old although I know he would love to help! luckily we got rid of a few things whilst the tip and charity shops were still open.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you for tomorrow. x
Sounds like my Father in law, garage full, shed full at home and various bits of wood, just in case at the allotment!!!!ReplyDelete
Hope all goes well for you tomorrow x
Hope all goes well tomorrow.🌈🌈ReplyDelete
Wishing you all the very best for tomorrow; hope everything goes well and that you will soon be feeling much better. (((((gentle hug)))))ReplyDelete
Will be thinking of you tomorrow. Take care.ReplyDelete
All the very best for today, hope it all goes well! xxReplyDelete
I hope the op went well and you are home, making a speedy recovery. xxReplyDelete