So we already looked at our laundry clutter.
And talked about the risks of stock piling.
And how it devours space.
But it’s NOT just our powders and liquids and conditioners and stain removers that are space hoggers.
There’s also the gear we have for drying clothes.
Now sure, some of it we use daily.
We actually WISH we didn’t!!!
But then there’s all the old stuff.
The broken stuff.
The was-always-a-bit-rubbish stuff.
That somehow never makes it out of the house.
I had broken pegs galore in the peg bag.
PLUS an old washing line sitting IN the flower bed!
My mum had a small museum of old airers in her garage.
Hmmm … we all do it.
Stuff gets broken.
We feel guilty about just chucking it out.
And kind of think we ought to mend it.
But don’t. And it just sits there.
Forgotten. But still in the way.
So today let’s have a look at all clothes drying stuff and let go of the broken, unused stuff.
If you’re following along with my quick daily declutter, read on. BUT if you’re new do hop back and read how just 10 things can help you declutter easily.
Just 10 Things – Clothes Drying
As always we’ll stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on clothes drying
- Open our eyes to the broken stuff
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Look out for any of these …
- Peg bags
- Washing line
- Radiator rack
- Washing line cover
- Folding boards
- Stacking kits
- Drying balls
- Dryer sheets
And let go of anything you’re ready to.
Our local tip recycles broken hard plastics and wood so worth checking before you put in the bin.
Some tips also have a spot for mendable stuff. They mend it if they can and sell it on.
Again much better than the bin.
But whatever you let go, well done!
It might only be broken pegs.
But it means not rooting through them every time you need a peg.
AND it also starts to change how we think about broken stuff.
For an extra little nudge read on.
A Little Nudge
It’s not great when things break is it?
And it’s not great throwing stuff away when it could be mended.
There is just so much waste these days.
Previous generations would be horrified.
But we also have to give ourselves a break.
With so much stuff we’re overwhelmed.
We can’t prioritise.
And we’ve forgotten how to fix stuff.
But as we start to create more space.
It’s worth keeping our eyes peeled for tiny, easy mends.
That were lost in the clutter.
Sorting a cupboard handle. Fixing a hinge.
Even just replacing a bulb.
And try and do one or two each week.
Weirdly it actually helps to keep clutter out.
The more we care for what we have.
The less we feel the need to buy more.