Packing up the kitchen.
Here is what we have packed so far, all in the spare room at the other end of the house. I couldn't bear the thought of all this sitting on the floor in the dining or lounge rooms, even only for a few days, so it is out of the way up here and we won't be tripping over anything if we get up in the middle of the night.
I had a hard time choosing what to keep and what to get rid of. Glenda was a great help with that - she could see everything from an objective point of view, and was able to suggest that I get rid of certain things that I might otherwise have been tempted to keep, such as four sandwich trays when I already have another six. And two glass salad bowls when I have another three. Two teapots when I have another four. Jelly moulds that I will never use, and countless bowls and plates that have been used and loved for too many years to want to keep them any longer.
Tomorrow I will be going to the opshop to pick up some more boxes, and on Wednesday I'll be packing what is left in the cupboards, except the pantry. I'll leave that until Friday night because I'll still be cooking meals until then, and will need food from the pantry. We are going out for dinner with friends on Saturday and Sunday nights, and I hope to persuade Ken to go to Eltham and have breakfast and lunch at some of our lovely cafes on those days!
This load will be going to the opshop: