Thursday, 25 April 2013

skip a dee doo day

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The 2013 decluttering season has started and the first skip of the season turned up today. Needless to say, it was soon filled and there is again a small walkable area in the garage.

A few interesting artifacts this time included:

  • The stripy sofa bed, which had to be comprehensively wrecked in order to remove it from upstairs. We really tried to get it out whole, but it just destroyed a wall again.
  • A lawnmower which hasn't worked for 3 years
  • The chassis from three computers, once stripped of their disk drives
  • A novelty musical keyboard which, if switched on, plays continuously because something went wrong with its circuits
  • A surprisingly large amount of cardboard and those bubble bags which need to be individually popped so that they don't take up too much room
  • The scam Italian designer gear I negotiated at the end of that run in London. That has gone into a charity bag, actually.
  • A few broken electronic devices
  • A whole lot of other bric-a-brac that I can't even remember, but not anything that anyone else would want.
Along the way I found an impossibly large collection cleaning products and painting and decorating materials. Crates full of it. I think I could start a separate business as a sideline. Of course, the reason for the surplus was because the prior purchases were all too well hidden in the chaos.

I also found the snow boots I was looking for a few weeks ago, and I'm wondering why we have quite so many pairs of wellington boots.
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I've also encountered a few species of spider, including an enormous house spider that I decided to encourage to go outside. The garage wasn't big enough for both of us. The foolish thing has hidden under the skip, so I don't fancy its chances if it stays there when the truck returns.

Despite its name, it's one of those spiders that looks perfectly good 'outdoors', but isn't the type I really want in the house.

And now, I think I need a shower and a fresh change of clothes.
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