Hurrah hurrah hurrah!!
I mean, seriously.
We NEED some rain after this dry summer.
Especially our farmers.
But what we do NOT need.
IS a humungous pile of outgrown wellingtons and rain boots in the hall.
Coat hooks crammed with never worn waterproofs so ancient they no longer are.
Waterproof. That is.
Or the sorry corpses of done-for umbrellas shoved in a basket.
With not a single working one in sight.
So today we’re going to give a big cheer for the rain clouds.
THEN let go of all the outgrown and outworn rain wear that does nothing to keep us dry.
Just 10 Things – Rainwear
As always we’ll stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on rainwear
- Open our eyes to the outgrown and NO longer waterproof
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Keeping our eyes peeled for old …
- Rain boots
- Rain poncho
- Fold up anorak
- Rain covers
- Waterproof trousers
If you’ve got kids stuff to let go, local Facebook groups are a great way to pass them on as it’s super easy for someone to pick them up.
And it’s SO cool when one great pair of wellingtons can be lovingly passed down through four or five children rather than ending up in the tip after 6 months and a growth spurt.
Local charities may be able to get still good to wear adult stuff to people who need them.
And almost everything else can go in fabric recycling.
Even those dead umbrellas.
A lady near me turns them into fabulous tote bags she sells on the local market.
They’re might well be someone near you doing the same who will take them.