My de-cluttering continues a day at a time and another small step towards clutter freedom. (You can see my other blogs on this theme by clicking on “Clutter” in the TAG CLOUD).
Today I turn my attention to the top drawer of one of my office desks. The one I can’t open without a fight.
At one time I must have been thinking of setting up a new branch of Staples the stationers, because I seem to have accumulated an awful lot of things I must have needed once. But obviously not twice, or three times, or four times, or more.
I have five staplers and seven boxes of staples. I think some of them came out of Christmas crackers a few years ago. Most of the staples are the wrong size and don’t fit the stapler. I also have three staple removers. Gosh at one time I must have had a lot of fun with staples. Now I need to go on a staple diet.
Then there are the hole punches, four of them. Enough to make 10,000 holes in Blackburn Lancashire —— or bags of confetti for the next Royal wedding 😄
And pins —- drawing pins, red round-headed pins, blue, green, yellow, white and black headed pins. And paper clips by the box full. And blue tack. And crocodile clips. And glue in tubes and in bottles. Oh and finally sellotape, rolls and rolls of it. I could pin, stick, staple and clip for the European Parliament, although on second thoughts I would probably require even more pins for that !
Then I found a comb, goodness knows why it’s there since I haven’t needed a comb for years 🙂
Not quite finished yet. I have got rulers —- several rulers, all of them in feet and inches, maybe I could export them to America? At least somebody still uses imperial measures !
A locked combination lock, with a long forgotten combination. Could be useful as a training aid for trainee safe-crackers.
Finally, still on my first office drawer, I find two ivory chop sticks! Not quite sure what they are doing there, but I think they are quite valuable, because along with a lot of writing in Chinese there is an English translation “Empress of China”. I do not remember meeting her, perhaps it was when we had a Chinese take-away last week.
It looks like this could be another addition to the school box, although I think I’ll leave out the old comb and I still need a polite idea for the chopsticks.