I started my second 101 tasks in 1001 days on November 14, 2011. Item #49 is “Get rid of 100 things”. In 2012 we lightened ourselves of 50 items seen in these 5 posts. Here, here, here, here, and here.
A whole load of yard clutter including the safe heading for the metal recycler.
Since we’re halfway to the goal I’m energized to get rid of stuff here and now starting with clearing out some drawers. I will count items from the same drawer as one item. Let’s the drawering begin.
1. I removed a large box of old papers from a four-drawer filing cabinet. Rather than show another box of paper (and it was a big one) here’s the now neat and ready-to-use drawer. (I actually finished the whole cabinet – 4 drawers.)
Naturally I already have plans for the drawers in this cabinet.
2. Charlie donated one of his unused keyboard stands to church. It’s out of here.
It doesn’t look like much but opened to an X-shape a sturdy keyboard stand is essential.
3. A soldering iron which no longer works. Don’t worry we have at least 2 more.
This soldering iron is plugged in but not heating up.
4. We’ve been storing partially filled jugs of oil in the shed. Not any more.
Why were we saving these?
5. I’m not exactly sure what this Plexiglas window was used for but I listed it on Craigslsit for free. Maybe somebody wants it. (Two quick responses from the Craigslist posting sent this home with a teacher who’s using it in a theatrical production.)
We have no use for this lightweight window.
6. Vintage louvered bi-fold doors from our former junk closet. We were sending them to the ReStore but our theatre teacher (see #5) took those also. Woo-hoo.
Extra tall louvered doors are just what someone has been looking for.
7. Snow blower with no key. Supposedly this machine works but we really wouldn’t use it anyway (because Charlie likes to
play in the shovel snow) so a friend of ours who knows all about machines (and has some spare keys) has agreed to take it off our hands.
This snow blower was tucked in the shed where we need room for more useful items.
8. Our demolition rubble pile is history.
Nothing left except our fieldstone and some concrete dust.
9. I worked on this strawberry pot last year but decided (since the bottom was broken out) to get rid of it. It cracked into a dozen chards which were trashed.
The chives bloomed and the violas cascaded from their holes but this pot is history at The Glade.
10. An old working (but not well) electric broom with a broken handle. We actually have about 4 or 5 different style vacuum cleaners so this one is rubbish.
Superbroom . . . history.
Do you save or toss?