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Updated: Tuesday 30 December 2014
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omlet: @NickiCawood @lovechicliving A new house for a new house sounds likes a good plan :-)
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omlet: @janederby Good work Jane. The Eglus looks great and those are some very happy hens!
As part of Zero Waste Week, my mammoth declutter and tidy of the Study, Guest bedroom, Polytunnel and Barn is filling up the recycling bins, I have a load of stuff to go to the charity shop, a load of stuff to list on Freecycle and a load of stuff which I can re use somehow - ( those 5 Kg feed bins are going to have holes drilled in the base and become containers for growing herbs/veg in the polytunnel...)
Not much stuff for the Landfill bin so far ( hurrah!)
Before and after photos will follow at the end of Zero Waste Week - but am too busy decluttering to post any now!
How are you all getting on? Any tips to share?
I find Zero Waste Week difficult to join in with, mainly ( without wanting to sound big headed) because we already do so much - so I am decluttering my study this week.
This is actually a HUGE job, as our study contains both Compostman's and my work spaces, as well as a load of books of ours on technical subjects ranging from child care, teaching, nuclear physics, advanced level Maths, environmental games, metallurgy, woodworking, racing car design, aromatherapy, anatomy, paper making, JCB maintenance...you name it and we probably have a book about it!
I also have a load of stores in the Study for recycled crafts, environmental games and my community artist work - which are all probably going to be kept, but which need sorting out so they are actually accessible rather than buried behind a pile of tottering A4 folders...
Add to this a huge pile of paperwork dealing with running the rather ramshackle and complicated Edwardian house we live in with its woodland and garden AND my environmental education work - and you can imagine the paperwork mountain I have to sort through - and as I am a natural hoarder ( and so is Compost man, truth be told!) there is always a lot to sort out, recycle and compost!
So, in the Study I pledge I will sort through and file/rearrange properly or remove stuff (to recycling bins as required) and re arrange so I can actually see and therefore use the remaining stuff properly. I will also try to get Compost man to do the same on his side of the room!
I also pledge to be emptying out the guest bedroom ready for major re refurbishment ( new floor/windows/dry lining etc ) so there will be a lot of sorting out and a lot of stuff going to friends/ reuse/charity/ Free cycle/ and as last resort the recycling bins.
I have also decided to sort out the Poly tunnel and the Barn. Gulp.
The Poly tunnel is not just a growing space but also acts as my garden shed - and as we have just had to remove the tomato plants a month or more early ( due to blight) it seems a good time to have the clear out I usually have on New Year Day ...! Of pots and trays and old seed packets and , well, all sorts.
The Barn - well it does tend to get used as a dumping ground - the outside equivalent of the "Spare Bedroom" if you will...So lots of empty, old, "waiting to find a use" ( but actually we have 10 of them, already so they are not useful!) 5 Kg feed buckets. And poly bags which had 20 Kg Aubiose in, also endless sheets of bubble wrap which we keep " just in case" except NO ONE could EVER use the amount we have stored!
So - I suspect I will be making many trips to the HWS ( when I was going shopping in Ledbury, anyway!) and a lot of Free cycle posts are going to be in order to offer the bubble wrap and the buckets.
I have taken "before" posts and I WILL be posting "after" posts - honest!
omlet: @BrickitPro @rachelj_bell Great photo! Would you mind if we use it on the website?