For some time now P has been in a serious decluttering mood. I am not sure what brought this on but it does seem to have started about the time his best friend died at the very tender age of 63 from pancreatic cancer. Perhaps he feels he needs to get his life in order, just in case?
Over the past few years he has been sorting through items he considers superfluous and advertising them for sale on various local websites. At first this was all his old garden tools and other "man-stuff" that he no longer needed and then his dad's old commando memorabilia, but he has now turned his attention to the house.
I used to have some interesting old items collected over the years - stuff I found quirky and liked to put out on display. For example there was an old porcelain slipper bedpan used as a plant pot; a vintage pitchfork that was propped against my kitchen wall next to a spanish wicker bread basket and various other odds and ends. After a while I realised that these were all slowly disappearing as he steadily advertised them for sale and sold them all off.
When I protest, he just says that as we don't actually use them they may as well bring in a few pounds.
As long as I am not the next thing to appear on the Buy and Sell website!