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More Things From Cupboards

After my bold claims of not needing to rid the kitchen of any more clutter I found a few things in the utensil drawer. 



Here's how the drawer looked last November after the last round of pruning



Here we are today



My parents are having a new kitchen and they silenced the designer when they were offered the option of pan drawers my mum announced she only owns two pans! It made me think I have a lot, but I do like and use them all, although I am eyeing the griddle pan with suspicion. Finally I decided to donate a herb chopper. My parents bought some new knives and received the chopper as a free gift, they passed it on to me as they don't want it. I don't want it either. 



Over the weekend we sorted out more books and other assorted things


Last night Dan suggested we take a look at the board games, we don't play games all that often so it seems like an obvious thing to do, but I love the design of them so much I find it hard, but I don't think I got rid of any when I found Dan's underbed stash of junk a while ago. 


Three games and some gifts I didn't give to my nieces. A couple of other games are on the maybe list so we're going to play them this weekend and see how it goes. 

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  1. You're on a roll. I always feel better for a good clear out but for some reason I keep putting off sorting through Lily's toys and books. A job for a rainy day I think. X

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    1. Judging by the amount of books and toys we receive at the charity shop after a wet weekend it really is a wet weather task!

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  2. I struggle a bit with donating board games mainly because of the fun memories they hold when we've played them with Amy and Thomas. The herb cutter is the sort of thing I'd buy then wonder why. Xx

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    1. Totally understand that feeling. I am a (reformed) sentimental keeper of things, but the thing is not the memory, I always have to keep that in mind.

      Other than looking nice I don't understand herb cutters, I have a knife! Maybe they're good for larger amounts or something.

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  3. I need to declutter my bookshelves. And then I went to a thrift store and bought two more books!
    Good for you for getting rid of unwanted stuff.

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    1. Thank you. This is the delightful problem with books isn't it, there's always another to capture the imagination!

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  4. You are doing very well with your decluttering. Once I am home for a longer stretch and the garden is in (or the pots emptied) I need to start on this once again.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Jackie. I think we'll be swapping tasks, I need to get out into the garden and do some jobs before winter arrives. Hopefully we'll have a spell of good weather.

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  5. Your declutter going well - We only have the basic games - wooden draughts set, Monopoly, Jenga, a box of dominoes, a Cludeo from a cracker box, Scrabble, Boggle and Pass the pudding. Not played most of them for ages - usually at Christmas. The most annoying thing is that they are all shapes and sizes and don't fit any one available space.

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    1. That is so annoying isn't it, none of the boxes are the same shape!

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  6. I chop herbs by putting them in a mug and chopping them in situ with scissors, a tip I got from Jack Monroe's books or blog.

    I've decluttered so many board games over the years. I'm not really the board game person I liked to think I was. Once I realised that, it was easier. I only like a couple of games really, and play them very rarely.

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    1. That's a great tip, thanks.

      I know what you mean about board games, I liked to think of myself as a board game person but I'm not at all competitive, and now I know quite a few board game people I realise it's just not me. I do like the look of board games though, the ones we've kept in the main are older ones with exciting designs. Feels good to be rid of the others though - especially as once again we didn't actually buy them ourselves.

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  7. We hardly ever play board games but I LOVE them and really would like to play them but my husband is more reluctant about that which is annoying!!!

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    1. I think if we got into the habit I'd be fine but it's just getting over that hump.

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  8. P.S. I am scared of those herb chopper things!

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