I have FINALLY been able to get rid of these. I’ve had these cheap & nasty bedside tables for years. My sister left them behind when she moved out & I have always hated them and it has been the longest process trying to get rid of them.
We usually have kerbside pick up every few months for big household items but they decided to cancel that in my area so now if we have to get rid of big items we have to ring the council to collect it. I applied for the pick up to the council who then rang me back telling me I had to do it through my real estate because we are renting. They also told me if I was to leave them on the kerb I would get fined for illegal dumping. About four months ago I rang the real estate telling them I wanted to dispose of these and a desk but told me they had to get all the units in my little vicinity on board. They have not gotten back to me since.
So after spending almost a year in the spare bedroom I finally decided ‘to hell with being fined’, I put them on my kerb last night and by lunchtime today they were gone, thank god.
“ If being crazy means living life as if it matters, then I don’t mind being completely insane. ”
Today was the first day that I’ve been to my mums since I decided to declutter. I had way less there than I thought I did so it was a fairly easy process that only took a couple of hours. I cleared my bookshelf, wardrobe and my toy box. I now only have one box of possessions that I plan to keep and one more box of old books that I need to sort.
This little decluttering session was a fun one. I found a box that has been sealed for over two years. It was one of those boxes that I packed before I moved into my current place that seemed to have made its way to my mums and was therefore never unpacked. It contained a whole bunch of stuff that I haven’t been able to find for ages. I always wondered if I had thrown all of those things out but I never remembered doing it. I also found my old gameboy colour in perfect working condition and a box of old photos. They were particularly fun to look through.
“ It was probably nothing but it felt like the world. ”
Morrissey, The Smiths (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
I am having severe withdrawals over last weekend. I know I say “best weekend ever” a lot but far out, last weekend definitely trumped them all.
I miss Beastman & Phibs. :[
Impossible Solutions by Kyle Hughes-Odgers
This week I have:
• decluttered an old television from our garage by taking it to be recycled at the dump
• taken a large box of old things to the salvos
• topped both garbage and recycling bins
• cleared out the space above my wardrobe
• started listing things on ebay
• taken photos of my old paintings and drawings, as proof that I could paint and draw at one stage in my life, before I threw them in the recycling bin
And tomorrow I will be taking old linen to the salvos too. Today when I dropped off my large box of old things to the salvos I did not get a good feeling leaving it behind. I take good care of my stuff and even though it was stuff I didn’t use or had use for anymore I kinda felt sorry parting with them. I dropped the box off into a garage behind the store which was just a mess with donations and to see my good things among them was a little hard. Although, I am glad I have gotten rid of them now.
Tomorrow my bins will be empty so this week I plan to get stuck into all the paper in my drawers. I also want to empty a box in one of our kitchen cabinets that has not been unpacked since we moved in 2 years ago. I also plan to donate some old doonas and pillows to an animal shelter.