It's Food Waste Friday so that must mean oranges and carrots, yet again! We were the lucky recipients of Granny and Grandad's spare carrots which added to an already substantial carrot hoard of our own and I didn't get on the carrot cooking/freezing case soon enough *kicks self*.
How I wish I owned this war time book, 25 Ways of Serving Carrots! (It is referred to in The Ministry of Food, which I took back to the library this week. I wonder if there are any copies still out there).
The tidying and decluttering plateau-ed this week, what with a weekend away and a week where there was hardly time to keep on top of the usual chores let alone anything extra. I was scratching around for something to make it look as if the whole decluttering thing wasn't getting as out of hand as the carrot situation in the kitchen when lo and behold, I sold two books via Green Metropolis the online charity bookstore which I discovered a couple of weeks ago.
After all the comments on the blog about book decluttering and deep in my heart of hearts, I knew that secondhand book selling is not really the answer (and let's face it, having two books less doesn't exactly mean that we are now kicking back in a minimalist living room). But as the two books that sold were books that other online booksellers had rejected as they didn't think they'd sell (or there are just too many copies swilling around in the universe) I'm prepared to stick with it for some of my surplus books, and I hastily added a few more to my 'for sale' stock!
The other glimmer of hope for Tidy Friday is the effect it's having on (some) others in the house:
Daughter appeared with three bags of clothes that are too small or that she just won't wear any more. What's your preferred method of children's clothes disposal? Charity shop? Hand them down to smaller friends and relatives? Ebay?
If only I could get Son to take tidying and clearing out so seriously.
Food Waste Friday was dreamt up by thefrugalgirl.com,
to encourage people to use up food instead of waste it.