I am joining Beckie at http://www.Fieldlilies.blogspot.com)
on an informal challenge called Making Space.
My ability to stick to any kind of schedule is near impossible so I have decide to forgo the idea of a regular schedule. Don't know if it is stubbornness on my part or just a growing lack of discipline, but there you have it! Despite few regular posts in Making Space, I am still working towards decluttering. I just haven't shared my progress. Of course, part of this event is blog sharing - so here goes.
And a whistling tea kettle that has never whistled! Not from day one! And 4 days ago, I tried to use it for a cup of hot tea and promptly forgot it! By the time I returned to the kitchen the water was all gone. There was no damage to the stove or the kettle, but as a future safety measure this tea kettle had to go. I love the look of it on my stove, but forgetting things seems to be a risk at 73 that I need to compensate for. So I purchased a replacement.
Whistles like a dream. It took a bit of effort to find this replacement - the one I ordered from Amazon came broken. I wasn't willing to try for a second delivery with the Christmas delivery rush now upon us and delays rampant. So I went into a brick and mortar store to buy one - got in and out fast! The choices were surprisingly slim. Black was not my first choice, but it looks fine with my black appliances - and it whistles!! Fire hazards I don't need. Now I won't burn down my condo - or other condos - at least not with a tea kettle!
That makes 18 items this time around that have gone on to 'other lives' with someone else (or were laid to rest in the trash), and with this post a grand total of 39 in 3 posts.
Funny little mind game in the challenge: Knowing the grand total of items decluttered since I started this challenge has resulted in an unanticipated positive realization. Although I am not moving car-loads of items out the door almost everyday like I did in my major downsizing effort to move to this condo, the grand total reminds me each time of the full scope of items that no longer are in my way - items I no longer have to live around! A good feeling each time that number grows.