Got the three or four boxes open boxes of tools and hardware and what not organized. Formerly they were in open bins that had a tendency to fall on one's head and make a huge mess whenever you needed a hammer or a nail. Few things more annoying than having a box of nails spill out all over the floor.
I consolidated the tools and hardware into one (new) metal toolbox and one (new) container for storing screws and nails. I tossed an old broken bin (not recyclable in my area, unfortunately) and cleaned the other two plastic bins. They now hold extra IKEA parts
, and rolls of duct and packing tape.
I was surprised that the metal toolbox only cost $16.99. I thought metal toolboxes were much more spendy than that. I had looked for a used one on Freecycle, but no luck.
I also managed to give away via Freecycle a deadbolt lock and a tiny package of license plate fasteners that I knew we wouldn't be using anytime soon. I love seeing that kind of stuff find a good home! I was also happy to find out that the old "Do It Herself" toolkit box I didn't want anymore (after salvaging the remaining tools) IS recyclable, the entire thing! Taking it to the center tomorrow with the other recyclies.
I also found and resuscitated a lambswool duster that was wedged behind all those boxes. I now have the the most complete dusting kit ever: two ostrich feather dusters (one petite and one large), a microfilament duster, and a lambswool duster.
Ahhhhhh, that sure felt good.