30-Day Mins Game – Day 23

When you get to day twenty-three and you didn’t post pictures for day twenty-two, you end up with a rather extensive and eclectic mix. Some items, like jars and old toothbrushes have already been discussed, so we’ll skip over those.



There are also more random kitchen utensils.


Then there’s the plastic food containers.  Years ago I made the switch to using glass food storage containers because I don’t like how food tastes in plastic, I’m concerned about what happens to the plastic and my food if I decide to use a microwave (which I purged in a previous round of purging, but still use at work), and I’m really trying to cut down on the amount of plastic I use since it will be around hundreds of years after I’m gone.


Next up is some random clothing, an old hand mirror, a pair of bike shorts I haven’t worn in a couple of years, a pot holder with a hole in it, a blanket, and a pair of white gloves that haven’t been white in ages so I wear them only in case of a glove emergency (which seriously never happens).


This table used to hold my dollhouse, but the dollhouse is back in Michigan where there are actually little people to play with it.  I can’t think of anything else to use it for, so out it goes.


It seemed like a good idea to get these leather wipes to clean the seats of my car.  Except that they don’t really work that well, I don’t like how they smell, and to be completely transparent, I very rarely clean my car.  It’s quite likely that these are all dried up since I can’t remember the last time I used them.


Speaking of smells, I’m not a fan of smelly lotion.  Oh, it has it’s uses, which I won’t go into here, but I’m giving it to someone else who actually likes smelly lotion.


Since I gave away my TV, it doesn’t seem like there’s any reason to keep my TV stand.  Someone else’s TV is on it now.


This chair was replaced by a new one, so I’m working on getting a new home for this one.


To those of you who thought I was still using an iPhone 4, I’m not!  But it is sitting in a box in my dresser for no good reason.  Hopefully I can find a place to sell or donate it so someone else can use it.  It doesn’t do anyone any good sitting in my drawer.


Since I don’t wear contacts anymore, I can’t wear sunglasses like this.  It makes me sad because this is the most comfortable (and most expensive) pair of sunglasses I have ever owned.  Hopefully I will be able to find someone else who would like to have them.


And what do we have here? This is a little embarrassing.  First, there’s a pad of sticky notes that is completely defective.  I can hardly rip a sheet off and when I do, it’s no longer sticky and it curls up for no good reason, making it completely ineffective.  I’m going to donate them, but I should probably just chuck them in the trash.  Then there’s a rubber ring for an old jar that I will never ever use.  Trash.  The thin bottle is a dispenser for essential oils that I’ve used a lot and really like, however, it got cracked and the oil leaked out and now it’s just trash.

Lastly, my oldest grandson is really interested in bugs.  And in Nashville we have these giant Cicadas.  I found this one outside and thought I’d put it in a repurposed spice jar to take to my grandson the next time I visit.  Then Hannah started being really interested in it, which seemed a little odd.  I foolishly opened the jar and whoa, some decomposition had occurred and it’s no longer a science lesson, it’s disgusting and needs to go immediately.  Or at least by tomorrow morning.


Do you have any weird items in your house that you’d be embarrassed to show the world?  I’d love to see them!