Monday, 15 September 2008

Fun Monday - Junk!

Our Fun Monday hostess this week is Rayne at Crunchy Bits and this is our assignment

Almost everyone I know keeps things that others would consider junk. Twist ties, used wrapping paper, etc. What thing or things do you hang on to, and why? Or, if you are one of those super organized and practical people and don't hang on to things like that, do you have a collection that you would like to share with us?

I wouldn't have really called myself a hoarder of junk and, over the years, what with moving and now having a lack of storage space, I don't have that much stuff. Or am I kidding myself!?

What is it with plastic containers!? The most useful things in the world unless you've lost the lids or lost the pots themselves. Given the number of lids I appear to have in my cupboard, I think they are also involved in an intense breeding programme in there.

I don't deliverately save stuff, I just don't always get round to throwing it away. Bit of paper, envelopes, pens that don't work, old jiffy bags, funny birthday cards, bits of string. I know they'll never get used but they just seem to collect in hidden corners and at the back of draws!

I really do need to have a good sort out one of these days!


  1. I have a breeding program in my cupboard of lids also!!!

    congrats on the new edition....that is exactly why I can't foster, I would fail everytime!!

  2. My mom's tupperware cabinet was always a disaster so I vowed I would never let mine get that way when I grew up and had my own house. I've done okay with that for the most part. Now if I could just get rid of all of the other kinds of junk I seem to collect....

  3. My house is full of those big plastic ice cream containers. We use them for every thing from toys to pet food. I feel your pain.

  4. I think moving six months ago was the best thing for us - we got rid of EVERYTHING that was lurking in the back of our kitchen cabinets. 14 years worth of crap. I have gotten better about just tossing it and forgetting it!

  5. I need ‘a good sort’ too!!! If I had to pack up and move, I’m not sure how I’d manage … seriously.
    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Ahhh, I just threw away about 20 lids to rubbermaid containers that have vanished. I wondered why I'd kept them so long.

  7. I bet you have already seen what a hoarder I am but I do reuse quite a lot of things!

  8. Plastic lids drive me crazy - because they never seem to match up to any of the tubs. Where do the mates go? Like socks - I have no clue.

    Sorry to hear your news down below. I truly hope the separation goes smoothly and it all works out for the best.


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