I've been clearing out unwanted things from the house ever since Colin died, mainly because I know I'll have to move again sometime and will be downsizing when that happens.
It's getting more difficult to know what else to get rid of.
Let's look in a cupboard so you can see what I mean - This cupboard is in the back porch-way over the washing machine.
Top shelf............. has got the District Council recycling/rubbish bags that I use instead of dragging heavy bins all down the lane.
Bottom shelf......... Container of washing soda, spare packs of the same and bottle of Ecover washing machine liquid. Shoe cleaning stuff and flower vases. Rubbish bags that I use for ash and in the swing-top kitchen bin - nothing surplus to requirements there.
Here's another cupboard, this is in the kitchen. There's the cat food that's in use with spare bags of dry food at the back behind the food in use (Spare boxes of wet food are out in the garage). Then on the left is the jelly straining bag and stand with the jam pan, funnel and spoon.
But nothing really to get rid of - maybe the chopper thing - haven't used it lately but it's a useful gadget sometimes and not electric.
I've been round the house looking in cupboards many times now and there are very few useless things, unless you count things merely decorative - like my mini jugs and other bits and bobs on the dresser,
which I discovered, after putting the photo on here, could do with a bit of dusting and tidying and re-organising.
I could get rid of all this lot, take the shelf top off the chest of drawers below and leave a bare wall, but that seems extreme.
Then Sue's (A smaller and Simpler Life) post about Tea Towels gave me a nudge, that's possibly something I could sort.
I'll show you my tea-towel "collection" another day!