I've been up in the loft again, while DH was out as that usually leads to fewer arguments. It was like managing one of those hand held move-one-square puzzles, but I meant business.
The first little bit was jiggling space so I could get to the back of the loft, to find that Ikea Komplement stuff I saw earlier in the week. It was like being at a barn dance, moving things round behind me so I could move forward a step. Anyway, once I'd got that stacked by the loft hatch, I had a clear shelf. From there I was able to move stuff around, open boxes, and Make Decisions.
I was exhausted by the time DH returned. I was really pleased to see him, I was still in the loft, as it meant I could pass things down to him instead of having to go up and down the ladder.
I've just finished posting a whole load of items on our local Facebook group. Almost everything is offered free... I just want to get shot of it, and it seems a shame to take it to landfill. However, to landfill it WILL go if I can't get any takers. A lovely Ikea chandelier, an electric steamer, Ikea Komplement bits, an almost new cast iron grate set, I'm amazed at myself. There is also a pile of stuff to go to the recycling part of our local Tip - another electric steamer which doesn't work, some ancient Christmas tree lights, various boxes.
There is still loads to go through in the loft, but I need to have the energy and inclination to do it.
I'd bought a set of 6 dinner plates and side plates from Ebay the other day. The seller lived only a few miles away, and they went for not a lot of money. I bought them to top up the set that I knew was in the loft, but I just couldn't find.
I found my missing china, and I chuckled to myself.
I must have 18 dinner plates and at least 12 side plates already. No idea why I thought I needed a top up set!