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We have a dining room table again

Woke up to bright sunshine this morning, so I decided to make the most of it and tidy up the before I sat down to write and sort out eBay sales.

The good news is that after three hours of tidying, sorting out, throwing out and recycling, we have a dining room again. Instead of a pile of and , the dining room table is in full view, with just three piles of mailing pouches and my weighing scales on it.

The horse bedding is now up to having two boxes, a bag and a half full, and that's before the old envelopes which are going in there tomorrow. I've broken down loads of old boxes for the horse bedding pile, flattened three better boxes for use for sales, kept one intact to send a fleece out in later, and filed all the loose receipts and paperwork in carrier bags for later checking off statements. One bag for the supermarket, one for the department store, one for the online receipts and one for miscellaneous paperwork so far. All the address labels are in an envelope to go in the shredder at work, there's an envelope of bits for my friend who makes cards and another for another friend who makes jewelry. They use old stickers, ribbons and clothes hanging loops, buttons, bits of interesting paper and plastics, sequins, confetti, that kind of thing.

The plastic packaging is in one box, the carrier bags in another and the bubblewrap in a third. Seeing as I'm going to be listing some kitchen glasses soon, I need a bit of bubblewrap and packaging. The recycling bag in the kitchen is about full too, so Mr C can take that out later when he takes a few other things out to the garage.

I've found the reel of I promised my colleague. All 100m of it. For £7 from eBay...

Talking of which, next task is to finish packing up my eBay sales then I'll have to haul myself out of the chair and wander down to the PO to post them. I also need to go and then I have some more work to do creating content for a contact's website as well as listing some more eBay items.

Tomorrow we can head up to the household waste site and the homeless charity warehouse with a few bits and pieces, and we may even manage to deliver some items to the museum and the bubblewrap to my colleague's house as well.

I still have a few forlorn piles of papers lying around but I'll get to those tomorrow or Monday as well as the large crate with the envelopes in it. But now, those eBay sales need dealing with so I can take them to the Post Office before it closes.

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CoralLevang wrote on October 8, 2015, 12:36 PM

Since you have been so efficient, I would like for you to come over and take care of mine, as well. I'll leave the key under the front door mat.

WordChazer wrote on October 8, 2015, 1:37 PM

Going rate is UK minimum wage of £6.70 an hour. Plus unlimited tea and chocolate biscuits emoticon :grin:

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 8, 2015, 1:42 PM

I have lost my table also. It regularly hides from me. Maybe you could find it lol

WordChazer wrote on October 8, 2015, 2:39 PM

That's the problem with tables, you have to find them. They don't come to a whistle.

AngelSharum wrote on October 8, 2015, 5:08 PM

I got tired reading all that. Glad you got some organizing done and can see the kitchen table again. Mine is full of craft supplies right now.

DWDavisRSL wrote on October 8, 2015, 6:43 PM

You have had quite a busy day. If you run out of things to do, my garage could do with a bit of organizing. We've lots in there that needs to go elsewhere, either to the Restore, the Salvation Army, or the dump.

WordChazer wrote on October 9, 2015, 3:53 PM

Not the kitchen tab;e. The conservatory. Good thing really, as we have houseguests next weekend as Mr C has just helpfully reminded me.

WordChazer wrote on October 9, 2015, 3:55 PM

Sorry Mr Davis, Sir, there's enough of that here already. We haven't started on the garage yet, except to add more boxes to it. The loft is under way but nowhere near clear yet.

AngelSharum wrote on October 9, 2015, 7:20 PM

Ah, got ya. We don't have a conservatory. :)

AliCanary wrote on October 10, 2015, 3:56 PM

Good job decluttering! I have the same problem with my dining room table--freight scale, extra boxes and packaging, items to sell. I need to clear an area to assemble Halloween goodie bags soon!