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omigod! FREE! my favourite type of stuff...

March 16th, 2010 at 02:45 am

An aquaintance of my best friend just moved overseas for four years. She gave my friend four boxes of personal stuff to look after for her, and then gave her all of her belongings and told her she could keep it or give it away. The girl who went overseas left with just a backpack, so you could imagine how much was left over.

Here's the clincher: my best friend, as some of you might know, has OCD. And it just so happens that it is of the 'germ' variety, and the idea of using someone else's belongings stresses her out immenseley.

So in swoops me with my giant superhero cape, to scavenge, *ahem*, SAVE the day. Big Grin

DF emptied his work van and we packed it full of:

an 8 foot high solid timber book-case
a nearly new single mattress
a single bed-head
a brand new woolen mattress protector
three single sheets and a pillow slip
over 50 super-good quality clothes hangers
an over door towel or hat hook hanger
an electric frypan
assorted brand name water tumblers and coffee mugs
assorted Culinare kitchen utensils (tongs, vegetable peeler, flipper, colander)
knives, forks, spoons, bread knife
a stainless steel mixing bowl
assorted storage containers and jars
about $100 worth of food
an extension lead
two extension lead powerboards
5 bathmats
2 teatowels

Two things, the book case and the frypan, are things that we actually NEEDED but had put off buying yet. Bathmats, funnily enough, are something I had been thinking that we needed but didn't want to buy, bcause, well, an old towel works just as good and doesn't cost.

DF strongly believes in 'asking the universe' for things, and I guess this proves that it actually works. (Jed is another example of that Big Grin)

3 Responses to “omigod! FREE! my favourite type of stuff...”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Free is good! Looks like the universe heard you! Enjoy your new goodies!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Cool. Hey, I wish we had those woolen mattress protectors in the US. I've only ever seen thick cotton ones (takes forever and a day to dry) and synthetic ones whose quality can vary a lot and usually only last a couple years. I bet the wool ones last a lifetime.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Wow! That is some nice stuff. Enjoy.

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