Clearing Out

I decided to have a rootle through the wardrobes today and see what could go either to the charity shop or for recycling.

There are four double wardrobes plus two singles that have been jam-packed with clothes for ages. I have kept things "just in case" even though they no longer fit me. Even when I buy new clothes (which I am ashamed to say, I do far more often than is really necessary), I never get rid of anything.

 However, there are now four plastic bin bags full of clothing to be disposed of and much more space in the wardrobes.

P contributed three of his shirts to the pile.


Oh, and look who has just arrived. He has been elf-isolating.



23 comments:

  1. Hi Elfie. Will you be getting a free vaccine on the National Elf Service?

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  2. It's Elfie again! Have you told him he's moving, or will he insist on staying with the new occupants?

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    1. He'll be back at the North Pole by the time we move. I'm not telling him we're going.

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    2. Well how will he know where to find you next year?

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    3. I'll leave a trail of breadcrumbs.

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  3. He doesn't look very elfy to me. A bit pixilted.

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    1. Fairy-nuff, I'll take him to the elf centre to get a check up.

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  4. Hey Elfie! Merry Xmas. I was wondering when you were going to surface.
    Ive got a bag of clothes to get rid of this year but no one wants them here, not even the church. I leave the bag next to a central bin and hope someone comes along and takes it away

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    1. Our local charity shop does a roaring trade so hopefully they'll be able to sell it all. Some of it has only been worn once a I lost more weight right after I bought all the clothes in the new size πŸ™„

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  5. *shaking head at comments*. Punning IS the highest form of humor! It’s good to be able to have a little laughter, especially this year!
    I too have been doing some triage on “stuff”, a lot at the first of the year, before the move, and continuing now, discovering how much we moved that we shouldn’t have. Twenty years in one space sure lends itself to collecting stuff! Moving rather suddenly meant not enough tossing beforehand. It actually feels good to be paring down.

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    1. It did feel quite uplifting, that feeling of getting rid of things that I didn't really need and that were just cluttering up the place. There are still some more storage cupboards to sort through yet, but no rush for the time being.

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  6. I remember when Naughty Elf (aka Elfie) took you and Lord P on holiday to The Canary Islands. Nice to see that he has got his COVID mask on and a massive bottle of hand sanitiser at his fingertips.

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    1. Yes, the little blighter is back again. Cheeky little fellow seems to think he lives here.

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    2. There should be a Christmas song about Elfie...

      Oh Elfie, Naughty Elfie
      He ain't wealthy
      But he's healthy
      He helps Santa with the toys
      Bringing smiles
      To girls and boys.

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    3. I think the next verse goes something like this...

      Oh Elfie, Naughty Elfie
      He stole my camera,
      Took a selfie
      He is making lots of noise
      Where are all those Christmas joys?

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    4. This is the third verse:-

      Oh Elfie, Naughty Elfie
      He saw Northsider
      Being stealthy
      Knocking off Christmas trees
      Then selling them
      For mammoth fees

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  7. "What's it all all about Elfie?"

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  8. I think it is a good thing to be able to laugh at our elves, don't you think?

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