Today I tackled R, S and T. In the spirit of the absurdity of this challenge I set myself I began with T.
That was easy, tea-towels. I have long noticed that I have far too many tea towels and some of them are really beyond a boil up with some bleach. Tea towels are insidious little wotsits. They creep up on you gradually, especially whilst you have young children. I defy any parent not to have a drawer full of the annual school fundraising tea towel, and probably several from their friends and nieces and nephews. Three Christmases later and you have a drawer full of handprints and wonky self-portraits. I still have a number of good quality linen tea towels that are as old as the hills if not older. Those without holes survived the cull and linen is much better than cotton as a tea towel. After that I kept a handful of good quality tea towels and it was “Off with their heads!” for the rest. There are several aprons in this pile too as they were in the same drawer. I’ll have to think of something else when I finally get to A.
S had to be shoes. It was a pair of shoes that set off this blog, and I have always had far too many. Only a handful today. I felt that there were several more that could go too but I was wavering and this isn’t meant to be an in depth declutter but a short sharp shock.
Which leaves R. R is for Reading Matter (it’s my challenge I can be as lateral thinking as I like 🙂 ) No problem here. I have been eyeing up a shelf of unread and unwanted books for a while. I hope they go to good homes where they will be loved and read from cover to cover.
I have an idea for Q 🙂
6 thoughts on “reverse decluttering part two”
I wish I’d been following you with this series and decluttering along with you from the start! Books, tea towels and shoes would all be good areas to start for me.
You can jump in wherever you like. I’ve been doing this for over a year. The alphabet declutter was just a bit of fun. But it is producing fruit too!
I can never part with books! I’m glad you’re giving them away 🙂
You had to see how many we had. That is a mere fraction of what has gone. We had in excess of 4000 books….
Those are some cute shoes you have pictured there! I really the blueish colored ones with the sparkles 🙂
Hey I thought you were shoeaholicnomore 😉