I don’t know what other people do, so I would be curious to find out, about what to do with bits and pieces that you might need but don’t have a place to put? In my case it’s usually papers. On top of the microwave in my kitchen I have a pile of papers that I don’t have a place for but I need to refer to occasionally, or I think might want to refer to them occasionally.
If I ever make a start cleaning it up, some things might go but other things might get added to the pile so it usually stays the same height. I have some magazines that someone at work gave me and I don’t want to put them in the recycling but I’ve read them so they aren’t really any use to me anymore. After all they are just cheap gossip type magazines and the subjects in them have probably already re-married three times.
I have a lift-out from the weekend paper of a bunch of books. Last year I went through the same lift out and ticked the books I wanted to read. I remembered to take this list to the library once and was able to get one book. I haven’t even looked at the new book review and now it gathers dust on top of the microwave.
I have some lyrics to some songs which I sing along to every now and again but the top of the microwave is not the spot for them.
Other mail finds its way here when it’s moved from the kitchen table to the top of the microwave because I need the table space.
Things to do:
- give magazines away to friend or relative
- read book review, mark books I want to read and obtain them one way or another (put on Amazon wish list)
- find out where I’ve put my other song lyrics and add these ones
- clean up and put away relevant mail sooner rather than one year later
Well that’s about it for the top of the microwave junk. Next is the top of the fridge and then the spare room.