All these things have been sitting around for a while, just taking up space. I was pleased that through a friend, I was able to contact a family who lost their entire house contents in Brisbane floods. After asking them what they needed, as they already had received a lot of the essentials - this is what was requested and what I was able to give.
Microwave - replaced after recent kitchen reno. It works fine, and I would have been happy to have kept it the new kitchen but was outvoted by The Others. Luckily maybe that I did, because it was available for donation. Donated and gone.
The small colour TV belonged to my Mum and has been sitting in the garage while I ponder what to do with it. Donated and gone.
Big bag of sheets and tablecloths. I didn't think that I had many to spare - but when I went through them this is what I came up with! Amazing. I was pleased that I was able to donate these essentials to an appreciative family. Donated and gone.
Also sorted through a box of books that has been sitting in a corner of my bedroom. It has been so hot lately I confess that some days I put the aircon on and work at decluttering the bedroom. That's got to be a good thing hasn't it? ..... a productive use of my time. These books will go to the Salvos on the weekend.
The books that escaped the cull I have shelved. I've decided to go through them on a regular basis, and if I'm looking for inspirational recipes that day and don't find it - that book is walking.
So - a fairly productive day. Still a long long ways to go, but it's a good feeling knowing that I have had a reasonably productive week.
This is my little mate Dexter - loves just hanging around and is really more like a cat (just don't tell him that!)...... and it's all right, he's staying:)