Monday, January 03, 2011

Seven Things week 8

Traditionally this is a week of cleaning out in order to start fresh in the New Year. 

And it's not just me.

The Op Shops are always overloaded during this period.  Vinnies even had half-price sales in the fortnight before Christmas in order to clear some space for the influx.

I was full of plans for my own clear-out but a gardening induced injury on Christmas Eve jarred my bad hip and I've been unable to do very much at all.  Resentful+
ToF has been marvellous and entered the spirit of Seven Things on my behalf.  He has cleared out several pairs of skis and stocks and let me declutter some of the flat surfaces at his house in lieu of the big clear out at mine.  He also let me tidy the linen cupboard as long as I promised not to throw things away.  I'm sure it's been bloody annoying for him and he's borne it with good humour and patience.  I'm also sure he's checking this to see if I've sneaked anything out on him. ;)

IN
  • 7 magazines from op shop for browsing and passing on $4
  • 1 knitting magazine (a weakness, but it was the Fall Vogue)
  • 1 pr moleskins for TOF Salvos $1
  • 1 polar fleece ski shirt for TOF Salvos $3.50
  • 1 cast iron baking dish GIFT for TOF
  • 1 set serving dishes GIFT 
OUT
  • 4 prs skis.  Not worth salvaging, I'm afraid.  We'd sell them if we could - BIN
  • 2 prs stocks - OP SHOP
  • 1 kitchen scale  OP SHOP
  • 2 watches, unfixable - METAL RECYCLING
  • 1 steamer insert for saucepan - METAL RECYCLING
  • 1 plastic sewing box - RECYCLING
  • 1 bag marbles and decorative stones - OP SHOP
  • 1 glasses case - OP SHOP
  • 2 boxes bottle tops, failed craft project - RECYCLING
  • 1 cat scratching post, destroyed - BIN
  • 1 pr ski boots - OP SHOP
  • 5 books - RECYCLING
  • 1 pr jeans - OP SHOP
  • 2 jumpers - OP SHOP/GIFT
  • 1 pram net - OP SHOP
  • 4 shirts - OP SHOP
  • 2 skirts - OP SHOP
  • 1 jumper - OP SHOP
  • 5 storage jars - OP SHOP
  • 1 pr shoes - BIN
  • 12 odd socks - BIN
  • 1 pr dead cotton socks - BIN
  • 1 bathrobe, threadbare and stained - BIN
  • 1 doona cover - OP SHOP
  • 3 lengths furnishing fabric - OP SHOP
  • 1 book - OP SHOP
  • 1 aluminium baking dish - OP SHOP
  • 7 hand towels - BIN
  • 1 oven mitt - BIN
  • 1 lace curtain - OP SHOP
  • 5 items of microwave plastic stuff - OP SHOP
  • 1 casserole dish - OP SHOP
  • 1 coffee mug - OP SHOP
  • 1 set outsized playing cards - GIFT
SIAA
1 shawlette/scarf

IN 12
OUT 74
NETT OUT 62
SIAA   1

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh no! Your hip! Hope you feel better soon.

Good work on the ins and outs so far. I've been cleaning out my spare room this afternoon and it was amazing how much stuff I threw out that wasn't even Vinnie-able. It was just ... rubbish!

Happy new year!

2paw said...

Yes, I hope your hip is back working properly again soon. Well done on the combined OUTS!!!

Sheep Rustler said...

Bless him :) Good thing you are not near my op shops, they are full of my stuff :) Is that horrid hip injury still playing up? Get well soon :)

louisa @ TheReallyGoodLife said...

Each week I'm astounded by your out list - good work!

Hope your hip gets better soon :)