Friday, 12 October 2018

Finishing up the Closets

I thought of writing 3 more posts about finishing off the closet clear out, but the idea of that is so dull its making me reach for a bottle of something strong so I'm just going to write a list of everything.
  • 7 Jackets (1 bought in 2010 with the labels still attached)
  • 1 summer dress worn once in 2012
  • 1 strange wrap style sleeveless top, don't know what I was thinking
  • 1 unfinished silver top made from old t-shirt, unfinished because looks terrible
  • 1 boys hoodie with only 1 sleeve, unfinished mending/conversion job
  • 2 age 10 girls dresses, given to us and never worn
  • 1 feather trimmed cape, Rose's not mine
  • 1 iron that stopped working 3 years ago
  • 1 box that its replacement came in
  • 1 pop up gazebo that's still in the shipping company packing from our emigration
  • 3 backpacks
  • 2 lunch bags
  • 2 sneaker bags
  • 8 matching blue kids size coat hangers
  • 5 matching white kids size coat hangers
  • 1 fancy girls coat hanger
  • 13 assorted plastic coat hangers with age/size printed on
  • 1 light bulb changing pole with fittings

Lessons learned this week

  • Buy less clothes in sales that don't really fit properly because they are a bargain
  • Insist that coat hangers are removed from clothes before they leave the store

So much unwanted plastic seems to slip into the house unnoticed these days, especially with the kids, and coat hangers are the worst.  You know the ones I mean, the flimsy ones with age/size on coloured plastic bits stuck on them.  The problem is that they really don't last very long or look nice in the closet/wardrobe but you can't take them anywhere for reuse.  There must be acres of landfill filled with those alone.

If anyone out there has any coat hanger solutions, knows anywhere they can be taken or wants to start a campaign for only producing coat hangers from recycled materials please let me know.

1 comment:

  1. I have no solution for your hanger issue...but your list is quite fun ;))