The deliveries all arrived as promised yesterday and the timings from the three different couriers meant that I was able to fit in my daily walk - around the marina and a short way along the towpath. I got all the washing done and hoovered upstairs but still need to hoover and wash the downstairs floors, so that's a job for today.
Once the housework is over and done with I'll turn my attention to the decluttering. It's going well! Today the focus is on sorting through some of the music books. I still have lots of my reference books which I no longer use or need as the internet has made them redundant for me, but they may be of use to anyone studying their higher level music exams so I will make a start on listing them on eBay. I've also remembered that Ziffit accept music tutor books so also on the to-do list is to check the ones I've already sorted and put aside for charity. Yesterday I found someone to buy the collections of badges, so if the paperwork turns up I can get those in the post today - there's nothing of any great value so this is just a sale based on quantity to realise some cash rather than send it to the charity shop. C will be here tonight, and tomorrow night if necessary, to help me catalogue the remainder of the photography equipment so once that's finished I will be able to sort out the paperwork for the quotes - so not quite a completed task as I don't know how long it will take for the companies to quote but the hardest part will be done, which is a relief.
Slowly, step by step I am getting there. Last time I considered letting these items go I struggled to make a decision as I wasn't ready but I've obviously moved forward as this time, although there's still an emotional element to it, I'm finding it easier than I expected. I don't find it as difficult with my own property like the music books and my old cameras, but the emotion is tied up in all the items that belonged to my late partner. It is time though, long overdue, and making the effort to dispose of some more unwanted items is lifting a weight off my shoulders.
At some point in the day I'm hoping to catch up with J, assuming she's not tied up with grandma duties, and there's my daily walk to fit in as well. It should be a productive day!