Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bag update

Well I can't remember if I've mentioned it, but we are moving this weekend. Hence, a lot of sorting and cleaning out and packing is going on, and I've also lost count of how many bags we've got rid of!

However, I know we've thrown out at least 5 bags of rubbish, as well as maybe 3 or 4 to the charity shop and 2 more passing things on to folk who will use them. I think I'm gonna stop counting and just concentrate on getting rid of stuff as and when the moments arrive, and do our best to not pack junk to take to the new place!

I'll be back again soon. Hopefully, if I don't get lost in the boxes!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Less is more

Yesterday with Sophia's help (she tore up some old magazines!) we filled a bag with paper to recycle so that was bag 3.

Bag 4 was filled today with 15 or so books to take to the charity shop. These were actually books from my old bedroom in my parent's house, but since it's my stuff and it needs reducing, I figure it counts! I came out of the charity shop with one new book which I'm looking forward to flicking through and possibly sharing with my friend Danielle - it's by money saving expert Martin Lewis.

Sophia's had a great afternoon. Now we live in a ground floor flat so she doesn't get to do stairs on a regular basis, but this afternoon at my parent's house she did lots of practising, both up and some down (trying out a few techniques, including sliding down on her bottom!)

And who can resist requests such as "bit-dit bease mama?" (Let's see if anyone can try to translate that!)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011


Ok so, my blog needs some loving, my house needs de-cluttering.
Looks like 40 bags in 40 days is a match made in heaven.
Let's do this!

I found this challenge on Owlhaven, and clicked over to Clover Lane

Now I'm gonna cheat a teeny tiny bit, cos I actually did a bunch of clearing out on Monday and have already got rid of two bags of stuff.
Bag one went to a charity shop and was books and a few items of toddler clothing.

Bag two went yesterday and it was books and magazines - I returned some books to their owner, gave away a duplicate book of Sophia's to her little friend J and took some magazines in to our doctors surgery.

Here's to bag three (or more) today