29 kitchen items ranging from a panini press to a spiralizer that cut raw vegetables into the shape of pasta.
11 CDs culled from the collection. Some we had because of one particular song and so we saved the song to the computer and got rid of the disc. Genius.
21 pieces of jewellery I had several necklaces and earrings and bracelets that I hadn’t worn in several years. I kept anything that I could use as part of a costume, but everything else--gone.
8 pieces of exercise equipment Over the years I have amassed a collection of exercise gear. As I work out more I decide what I like and don’t like. I notices some stuff lay gathering dust whilst other stuff got used every time. So I gave stuff away. Plus I invested in some heavier weights and therefore didn’t need my set of lighter weights so I gave them away to a friend.
23 DVDs many of these were fitness DVDs. Again, like equipment I found myself using some more than others so I got rid of the ones that seemed too easy for me now to the lollipop lady who helps kids cross the road at my school who was new to fitness.
41 articles of clothing we tend to wear clothes until they are falling apart at the seams. Those were thrown away and then I was able to cull some clothes that I hardly wear. I don’t need 6 black t-shirts when I wear the same 2 over and over, right? Plus my mum has promised me a t-shirt with a spider on it. I am sure it will arrive eventually and then I can get rid of another one.
42 expired or sample items I think I am pretty good at getting rid of stuff like this but the number 42 proves me wrong. I cleaned out our medicine chest and my cosmetic making cupboard and found several items that had expired as far back as 2007. Sad. Plus I had all these sample shampoos hoarded for use on holidays when we stayed in a hotel. They were all funky flavours with more chemicals that I prefer to use and so they went. I don’t even know how long they had been in that box. Too long.
92 books We got rid of some books because our church was having a bring and buy book sale to raise money for our peace worker we sponsor in Burundi. But then we got to really looking and decided we could get rid of some of our monographs of children’s authors. We ended up donating them to the children’s literature archive and museum Seven Stories in Newcastle. They paid for shipping and now we are lighter and their collection is richer.