Today I tackled OPQ. Frankly the most difficult I have encountered thus far. Considerable lateral thinking required.
Moving backwards in an orderly alphabetical manner the first things to go were those that quacked. Or would do if they were real. Our real ducks have long gone and we now only have a handful of chickens. They not only earn their keep but are entertaining and lovely. These plastic wotsits have been sitting on the guest bathroom shelf for years and even the youngest houseguests have never got them down. Time to find a new home.
P is for periodicals. In the great craft declutter I came across piles and piles of magazines. Lovely ones like Somerset Studio, Scrapbook Trends and Legacy. But I have been scrapping for almost 15 years and I know my style and much as these are lovely to look at, the point is I don’t look at them. If I want inspiration I go on the net, or go for a walk or look at my journal. Out they go.
O is for Oblong. I really did struggle here! Back to the great craft declutter. Boxes and boxes of paints, embossing powders and so forth. I don’t use them. Somebody else can. I did think about shoe boxes, but I have already done a major shoe clear out and there isn’t much left to go there.
It’s odd, I have got rid of so much stuff. But most of what is left does not belong to me. The Boss has been great about decluttering outside but his wardrobe now exceeds mine and I don’t seem to be able to persuade him to move in there. I think I might just do it for him and see what happens. Watch this space.