In fact, I have managed it a day or two early! My Twenty Nine For February Declutter sheet has been on my clipboard, and I have been crossing off as I have decluttered.
- My electric pencil sharpener [bought in 2000] finally gave up the ghost, so that went in the ‘anything that is broken’ box.
- A Tesco Banoffee Pie Mix was ‘seriously out-dated food’. I had two of these and made up the first one in December. It tasted horrendous – so I decided there was no point in keeping the other one in the cupboard.
- My hated kitchen gadget was a very blunt potato peeler [I always use my Good Grips one]
- The ‘appliance you never use’ was a sandwich toaster [with additional waffle maker and Panini maker plates] That has gone to Hayley our Youth Worker to equip her new flat.
The one I struggled with was ‘Old Phone Directories” as I am quite disciplined about recycling them as soon as our new one arrives- but a new ‘Thomson Local’ came on Saturday so the old one went, and I could cross off another section on my chart. This was a very satisfying exercise.
I haven’t yet mentioned my other activity for the past week- I have taken up the suggestion of Frances[Left Handed Housewife] of sending a note or card to somebody every day during Lent. I had a couple of overdue ‘thankyou notes’ which I did, and some birthday cards as well – but I have found a few leftover Christmas stamps and put them onto postcards, so it is easy to grab one each day and fire off a message to a friend.
Did you do the 29 items challenge? has it worked?
Are you doing anything special for Lent?