Sunday, 27 July 2008


I've just posted the following on Facebook in the hopes that someone will be interested:

I'm moving in with Nick at the end of the month and I own far more things than I can take. Some of it, you can have for free, and other bits, I'm selling. You'll have to collect, as I have no transport. Please email iwantyourthings at threebeautifulthings dot co dot uk if you're interested.

Here's the list:

  • Two-seater Habitat sofa in chocolate brown. Very comfortable and clean. -- £50.
  • 70cm sq pine table, perfect if you need a kitchen table for a small space -- £25.

Free stuff
  • Some trays -- one with farm animals on, the others plain wood / melamine
  • An Ikea Aneboda wardrobe in birch effect. Very pleasing and unobtrusive.
  • A white frosted bowl-shaped glass shade for an uplighter
  • Retro plates and bowls, white and duck-egg green with a design of flowers and grasses
  • Stainless steel knives, forks and spoons. The handles are moulded with an unusual bamboo design.
  • Videos -- large selection, ideal for lovers of X-files, Simpsons, Family Guy. All carefully recorded onto UK format from the TV by US penfriend in the late 90s, early 00s.
  • Footprint Guide to Kenya
  • Large mirror measuring 55cm by 45cm

Monday, 21 July 2008

I have been a bit bad about posting -- and getting rid of stuff -- these last few weeks. But I sent two books on their way by Book Crossing in this time, so I'm hoping that counts.

Here is what I have done so far this week towards getting rid of stuff:

1. Threw away several unwearable pairs of knickers.
2. Put an ad in two papers to sell my sofa.
3. Book crossed two more books. As I was leaving the park, I saw an old man bending over to look at them.
4. Book crossed another book.
5. Threw away a stash of old envelopes -- I keep them because I like to make notes on them; but there will ALWAYS be old envelopes.
6. Shredded bank statements and bills older than two years.
7. Went through a box of birthday cards and letters and kept only the ones I really cared about. This was hard -- some of the letters stirred up a bit of emotion. But it felt good to shred the ones I didn't need any more. I kept them because I felt they were important. By getting rid of them, I am stating that they are no longer important; I think this deadens the emotions.
8. A dress and jumper that I no longer need to charity
9. A mirror and a shoe hanger to charity.
10. Another book to Bookcrossing.

I have also phoned three removal companies about moving house.

It's getting harder and harder to find things to get rid of, now.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Last night, I asked Nick why there was a stack of videos on the floor -- he explained that he was clearing out some stuff too. I try not to forget that he is making changes and sacrifices to fit me in, but sometimes I do.

Also -- I think we may have got rid of the biggest piece of clutter of all: We've accepted an offer on the flat.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

On-going list of things that cannot be got rid of until moving day

  1. My wardrobe
  2. The collection of plastic sandwich boxes (they are actually quite useful for packing little bits for a move)