Today I had a bit of a tackle-it-Tuesday feeling, so I thought I'd sort through my handbags. I don't have a handbag fetish to speak of (I'm more of shoe princess) but I am a hoarder, so my regulation one-handbag-per-year adds up to quite a formidable collection of 11 handbags - one of which is in regular use, while the remaining 10 clutter the one and only cupboard we have in our flat.
I started by taking all 10 of them out and emptying them of their various contents. This is what my desk looked like once I'd finished.
In total, I found:
£4.88 in coins
2 lip salves
2 lip glosses
2 mini flashlights
11 pens (!!!)
3 mini tubes of handcream
1 mini toothbrush
My work badge that I'd been looking for everywhere
2 eyeshadow compacts
1 mini shoe horn
A set of Nokia ear phones (my mobile is Sony Ericsson)
1 mini Diptyque Do Son eau de toilette perfume
9 hair clips in two sizes
1 box of Oral-B dental sticks
Cinema receipts from 2004 and 2008
A ticket for Phantom of the Opera (12-March-2005)
Several used bus and tube tickets
Used tissues, bits of paper, sweet wrappers etc.
1 Tesco bag for life (neatly folded)
3 umbrella cases - no umbrellas
1 under eye concealer
An old bank passbook from Greece
2 payslips (one unopened)
1 box of Compeed plasters
1 pair of nail scissors
I'm happy to say that I have now sorted through the junk and have packed 3 of my bags to take to the local charity shop. I can't quite bring myself to part with the remaining seven yet, but I'm getting there.
I might tackle my shoe collection next Tuesday.