In January I managed to dispose of almost 150 items. This month I have been much less successful and have only managed to remove 28 items from my flat. I will need to do better in March.
So my list.
I only got rid of one item of clothing, a skirt that was a little too small for me and had been attacked by moths. It went in the recycling bin. (I may have accidentally disposed of something else, a pair of sheepskin gloves that I adore, mainly because they fit my unusually long fingers, which I may have lost on the bus. I still have one more place to check before I know for sure that they are gone for ever.)
I got rid of a deal of paper including 15 photographs so only about 10.000 still to go. I counted the photographs as 3 items on the basis that I can't count every piece of paper and five seems like a good number, enough to make it seem like I am making some inroad but not so large that I give up.
I sold two things on eBay, an old Filofax to a very charming man who left me glowing feedback and my vintage and broken Kenwood Chef to a very uncharming man who immediately re-listed it on eBay and has not left me any feedback.
I gave 7 books to the charity shop and only two to the telephone box library which is presently full.
I left an old washing up basin on the wall outside the house and it quickly disappeared.
I managed to persuade Traybake to take a vase off my hands.
I also gave Ms M some plants for her birthday which I re-potted in some pots I already owned. I only counted this as one item as most of the pots were outside so giving them away didn't diminish the clutter inside my flat. Using the same logic I am not counting the compost and sand I needed to buy in order to re-pot the plants in my list of stuff I bring into the flat as that will also be stored outside too.
That's it. Not the best of months.
Today I have listed three things on eBay and gathered up a few things to take to the charity shop.
Today felt really spring like, windy but sunny and quite warm when you could escape the wind. All of this changed at around 5 o'clock when there was a sudden thunderstorm and lashing rain. I am not looking forward to work tomorrow.