We have visitors at the moment, friends of Bee and Edie. We haven’t had people to stay for a while, and this has necessitated a huge clear up and clear out.
Both the girls went through their rooms and cleared them thoroughly. I got caught up in this as well, and you suddenly get to a point where you realise you have just got too much stuff you don’t love or use and it has got to go.
This is the second load which filled the boot and went to the charity shop. I am following my friend Piglet’s advice and as soon as I have a bag of stuff, it goes in the back of the car and then then next time I am in town with the car, I take it straight to the charity shop.
While I was unloading last week and going into and out of the charity shop, I realised just how much stuff is already out there that could be recycled and reused at relatively little cost. It might mean a bit of extra work to hunt things out, and you can’t decide ‘I want X’ and then just go and get it. I am also thinking of getting my sewing machine out of retirement so I can alter things I buy from charity shops. Bee is brilliant at this, she can make something out of nothing and has made hangings and cushion covers as well as altering clothes.
There are some things I do have trouble finding in charity shops – I’ve never found a pair of trousers simply because I am tall with long legs. Where I’ve been successful over the years is with tops, jumpers, cardigans, coats, books and crockery.
Are you finding more of the things you buy in charity shops?
Until next time, Tawney x