Day 308: Charity Bags Dropped Off, Clutter Sold and Tiling Started

After taking the girls to school this morning I loaded the car with the ten charity bags that I’d committed to take, and then just before lunch I went to drop them off. I turned up with two first and the lady asked me to bring the rest in an Asda shopping trolley right into the shop, as she said that it would make her life easier. I wasn’t quite sure that I would get the trolley in the tiny shop with shoppers in it, but said okay.

As I was getting one of the bags of clean curtains and cushions out of my car, the bag split and some of them fell on the ground in the dirt. I was so annoyed and tried to get them back in but the bag was in pieces. I was rushing because I had an appointment at the opticians to get my glassed adjusted, and so I stacked the other bags on top and started pushing the trolley into the shop getting a few strange looks in the process

Charity donations

The lady in the shop unfortunately wouldn’t take the coat hangers or the two bags of writing magazines (some of them still in their cellophane) so I brought them back. I said that I could come back with another couple of other charity bags later but she said that they had enough bags for today. Tomorrow they will be closing because of lockdown and then not reopening until December. As usual, I booked in for another 10 bags on 15 December.

So, now I’m left with about 60 writing magazines which I just can’t bring myself to throw away as they are in perfect condition and some of them are still in their cellophane. I’m never going to get round to reading the out of date magazines, so I’ll try and advertise them after lockdown for a few pounds to see if I get any interest.

Tiling has started

The tiler dropped the tiles off early this morning and went to buy supplies at B&Q. I double checked that they were the tiles that I ordered and was relieved when I saw them. We agreed which ones were going on which wall and which way they were going etc. I then left him to it. He completed about half of the bathroom by mid afternoon. Here’s a sneaky peak.

Tiling started

We’re really pleased with it so far.

Can you believe that I sold some more clutter?

More clutter sold

I almost took this toy shopping trolley to the charity shop today but glad I didn’t because this afternoon a lady enquired about it and picked it up this evening. That’s another £9.

I felt a little bit of an attachment to the toy trolley pram as it’s been a colourful distraction in my cluttered hideaway (garage) over the last few months. My youngest also used to have a lot of fun with it; however, the lady was so pleased with it and told me that it was for her grandchildren. I got a message from her when she got home to say how pleased she was with it which made me feel a lot better.

I thought back at the day that we sold the rocking horse and recalled that I haven’t really thought about that since so I’m probably not going to give the trolley pram a second thought.

I said that there might be more toys in my garage and she told me to message her if I find anything that might be appropriate for her grandchildren.

I got loads ticked off my list today which is good.

I’m really tired and have a long day tomorrow with a lot of driving. More on that tomorrow.

Until then…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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4 Responses to Day 308: Charity Bags Dropped Off, Clutter Sold and Tiling Started

  1. I know it is hard to throw away those magazines but they can be recycled, if you keep them they will just end up the start of another clutter pile. They are also a constant reminder of something you didn’t do. It is like keeping a pair of jeans that you hope to wear again. If you don’t want to read something out of date, do you think someone else does?

  2. murphysmomneedstomop says:

    Maybe you can see if a senior living facility or the like would like the magazines.

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