Great things to do (with or without kids)

Where do you pile the stuff ‘to sort out at a later date’?
The shed? garage? loft? spare room?
Well, guess what?
Today is that later date!

You will need:

  • Rubbish sacks
  • Empty boxes
  • Labels
  • Pen
  • Plenty of drinks
  • A kitchen timer


You are going to sort these things into:

  1. a)  I honestly can’t live without this
    b)  I really like this, but so will someone else so it’s going to go and do some good for charity
    c)  This needs to go into the recycle bin/shredder/garbage bag

The smallest pile should be pile (a), and the things in pile (a) could be:

  • photos
  • a treasured item from your childhood or your child’s childhood


Pile (b) should be the largest, and could be:

  • clothes
  • books
  • shoes
  • bric-a-brac such as ornaments
  • household items such as curtains or kitchen utensils


Pile (c) should be sized between the above two, but as small as possible, and should be:

  • anything broken that is not a pile (a) thing
  • any paperwork over two years old that does not relate to a mortgage, loan or guarantee that is still in date