Crates, Decluttering and Exercise
Quite a lot if your name is Rox and you're a thoroughbred 17 year old bay horse with a bad straw allergy. A few months ago, my colleague issued a request for spare envelopes, junk mail and cardboard to use for replacement bedding instead of straw. As I know I have quite a bit of that sort of thing knocking around the house, I contacted her and clarified her requirements. Since then, she has dropped by our house on the way back from visiting her parents once a month to pick up everything I have found in the previous month's declutterings.
So, last night, in honor of wolfgirl569 's Dar Dar and Peta, I was to be found sorting out the contents of a large crate. By 'large', I mean 40 x 40 x 100cm (16 x 16 x 38"). Mr C manhandled it down from the loft for me and I proceeded to empty it in 2 hours flat.
The contents were mainly envelopes of various sizes, stored on a filing tray stack that was 4 high. Most of the envelopes went into a cardboard box which will be picked up this weekend (along with several others) by my coworker, who owns Rox. I kept the card-backed and padded envelopes, as well as the plain ones which won't need labels to be used for eBay mailings.
Next stop eBay, there to list:
- the filing trays
- 2 correction fluid pens
- 4 rubber stamper ink pads
- 2 packets of envelope reuse labels
- 6 containers of ink cartridges
- 2 half used packets of wedding thank you cards
The crate now contains some of my eBay listings which means the conservatory looks a lot tidier than it did.
Rox has several more bags of bedding coming her way too, which can only be good for her and is definitely good for me. All that bending and stretching last night gave me a right work out, as AliCanary suggested, and we now have one less crate in the loft. Yes, it's down here now, but the contents have been seriously rationalized and put to good use.
A very satisfying evening's work, that.
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