Monday, 16 June 2008

De-clutter and the Peace Festival

Lola II came to stay this weekend, to help me clear up in much the same way as I helped her out with her paperwork. Except my filing is fine and dandy, it's all the rest of the junk in my life that needed dealing with.

Junk in my roomShe was almost as brutal with me as I was with her, and I couldn't have managed without her help. We achieved a binbag of rubbish and four carrier bags of stuff that might be useful to someone else. I'll try selling some of it on ebay, some will go to Freecycle, and the rest will end up in local charity shops.

Peace Festival montageIn between bouts of purging my life of superfluous crap, we wandered around the Peace Festival, together with other sister D and her daughter J. Luckily the weather was good, but that meant that D and J didn't want to sit in direct sun, so we missed all of the music because the shady spots were well out of the way. It was nice to sit and chat, and wander around looking at the stalls. But I'd have liked to see the bands too. When we came back to the house, D even helped out with some gardening.

I'd better get back to listing stuff on ebay, it's very time-consuming. I've only tried to sell one thing on ebay before: my saxophone, but I was looking for some serious money and I didn't get any bids at all. I've listed three items so far, and already got one bid for 99 pence. Hurray!

4 comments:

wontletlifedefineme said...

Good luck de-cluttering!

aims said...

Ebay can be such fun! The Festival looked grand too! And getting rid of stuff? That's always fun too - it makes room for getting more!

travelling, but not in love said...

That's what families are for, eh?

My mother is coming out here next week to help me with the final de-cluttering before the move (on the 30th...eek). Bless her, her heart is in the right place, but she does need to be managed.....

babooshka said...

Freecycle is going to be my word of the day. If it wasn't for charity chops I would probably never buy a decent book to read on the island.