An update on yesterday. I am just having my breakfast at almost 11am, couldn't stop thinking about the bedding and maybe some other items that I missed yesterday, in the skip. So after a cup of coffee I went back with some bin bags and picked through it once again. The bedding will go to Jerry Green's dogs home, there is some more stuff that wants sorting and washing, and a box of pens and pencils which want testing and bagging up into small bundles.
I have washed the kettle and will keep that because mine has sprung a leak, I have a spare for when it gives up the ghost. The slow cooker is almost new and has cleaned up nicely, earmarked for the Hospice charity shop. In fact I will take most things there because they have decnt stuff at reasonable prices, hence the fact they are always busy, and the money goes direct to the hospice.
I don't like the British Heart Foundation because their prices are too high and they waste too much money on making their shops look posh. Same with Cancer Research, these two are my least favourite. I am waiting for the RSPCA shop to re open after flooding, they get my support because all the money they make stays in the local area. I hate it when charities waste money on administration and big offices.
Some of the smaller items we can sell to make a bit of money for our own rescue cats, we have five in at the moment. So we will be attending local events in the summer with our own stall.
I can make use of the fold up table and the floor lamp, always usefull to have a portable lamp to put over your work area. I have picked out a Linda McCartney cookery book and also one for baking, you never know my meals might become more interesting, ha ha.
As someone mentioned it is terrible that perfectly good things get dumped, but I can understand the dilema if a family have to empty the house of a deceased relative quickly. I urge everyone to stop buying stuff from conventional shops, and always try and find what you need at a charity shop, jumble sale, or car boot sale. And it goes without saying that when you get to a certain age you should think about tidying up before you leave this earth, and not leave it for someone else to do. De clutter often and pass on your unwanted stuff to someone who can make use of it.
Must get on, more sorting and cleaning to do, then I might just get the cat pouch bag finished. If the police come knocking on my door because someone has reported me for stealing from a skip, I shall tell them I am a modern day Robin Hood. In fact I wouldn't mind if I did get arrested, I would be unrepentant, and it would help to further the case for recycling.
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