Throw Out #3

throwout21No, no, three is a lovely number, but this is my third report on the Throw Out 50 challenge.   I’ve been tossing and trashing as I go, but I forget to report back. 


17.  Out of date teas.  Yes, loose tea and tea bags do expire.  Some mainstream tea bag producers even put expiration dates on the boxes.  In most cases, you can still use the tea, but it’s likely to tate stale.

18.  Spices.  The don’t expire so much as they just fade into no taste.  We have lots of duplicates, so in many cases, I combined two jars, and in others, a quick sniff test told me it was time to let it go.

19.  Old cooking magazines.  I had honestly forgotten that I subscribed to a couple of different cooking/baking magazines a few years back.  Trash, as I am good about ripping the recipes I want out, dropping them in sheet protectors, and filing them in a massive notebook.

20.  – 34.  Cookbooks I simply don’t use.  (But not any of my Junior League books or other regional cookbooks.  I read those, and have recipes flagged that I will make eventually…)  These are in teh used bookstore bag.

35.  – 38.  Pretty sets of cloth napkins and napkin rings.  I kept a few sets, but the fact is, the Knight just never adapted to my cloth napkins.  (Or eating at the dining room table, or…)  GoodWill box.

I’m sure I’m way past 50 by now, but those are the things I recall.  I still have to go through my Pampered Chef demonstration supplies, and I’m sure there are more than a dozen things there to give away, sell or pitch.

Oh – and I found the stainless welding wire at Tractor Supply.  I have two pounds of it, which I suspect is far more than I need, but I have plans for the rest of it.

Also, Uncle was in today for a visit.  He’s doing much better, although he still has some numbness in his fingertips and is rather frustrated by it.  Chief P was also given a clean bill of health, so thank you for the prayers and good vibes!

12 comments on “Throw Out #3

  1. gaylen says:

    Glad to see an update. I was getting worried with no email most of yesterday and then quiet until lunchtime in Seattle! Love the pitch count – I sorted through sewing magazines last night and have a huge pile. I think they’ll go into the recycle bin, I don’t have the energy to list them on Craig’s list or ebay or the funds to just mail them away to willing takers.

    How are you and the girls doing? Still waiting to hear from the vet today. g

  2. MrPuffy says:

    Yes, tea, unlike wine does not improve with age.

    Good idea about the old cooking magazines – I do rip some recipes out but get lazy about that.

  3. Ruth says:

    You GO girl! I need to post my update on this, too.

  4. Natalie says:

    Good job!! that’s so awesome!! Can I just say I’ll reach 100 tossed items by Dec 26th? But that doesn’t mean I won’t be gaining a ton too. 🙂

  5. AlisonH says:

    I’ve had numbness in my fingertips for years. Keeps me from being able to spin laceweight for more than two minutes because it has to be strictly visual, unlike thicker yarns. So sympathize with the dear boy for me that his handspinning might have to be limited. Other than that, hey. If that’s the worst…

  6. Barbara says:

    So sad that Knight never took to the cloth napkins. I suppose that if he didn’t take to the dining table either then you must not use place mats or a table cloth… Cloth decreases on trash, but it does increase on laundry. For some reason the girl went with the more laundry thing when they left for school.
    Congrats on the getting rid of stuff!

  7. Anita says:

    I’m glad that Uncle & Chief Pissy are doing better!

    I can wrangle the hubby to the table every now & then, but cloth napkins? Nope… regular napkins, nope…. he uses paper towels! SNOL

    Good for you on the Throwing Out stuff!!! I might not get finished with mine until after the holidays. I don’t need any other reasons to procrastinate on my knitting. 🙂

  8. nichole says:

    You go girl … toss, toss, toss!

  9. alison says:

    I have recently invested in some pretty tins to keep my tea fresh. Sounds like I better not leave it there too long either. Good excuse to drink more of the stuff. We have been decluttering in our house too. It’s out with the winter clothes and in with the Summer, I always make hard decisions about the things I didn’t wear this winter and off they go tocharity.

  10. Bubblesknits says:

    Yay for Uncle and Chief Pissy doing better! I’ve been hoping to see good news on them.

    Are you supposed to get any of this storm front that’s moving through?

  11. Cathy says:

    Happy Baby!
    Happy Birthday, big sis!
    Happy good health, Chief P and uncle.
    I am glad the prayer networks are working. Now that we are moving these two off (well not totally off, but you know what I mean), please add my little cousin Mia (a tot with an aneurysm(sp?)) and my son’s grandmother who fell and broke her hip yesterday… [insert sigh]
    I am jealous on the toss report: ok, envious; jealousy is not pretty.
    Good night all; sleep well and dream good dreams.

  12. smariek says:

    You’re doing great! And I’m getting ideas for things I can throw out for my 50 items too. 🙂

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