Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Other peoples rubbish

As some of you are no doubt aware i clean other peoples houses for a living.

Today whilst at work i had to empty all the waste paper baskets and on top of one was a the back of a hand knitted jumper, literally pulled off the needles and thrown away.So i rescued it and have now unravelled it and it will go into my crochet blanket.
My daughter always would say to me i have no shame as i will bring home magazines that are being recycled.
Is it just me?


  1. I sometimes take food that my mum will throw away as its almost out of date or because they won't eat the same thing twice in a row!

  2. No it's not just you:-) I never cease to be gobsmacked by the stuff people throw away....more money than sense! carry on liberating these goodies from this wasteful lot :-)

  3. I would have done the same too!

  4. I took home the small packets of butter and 2 tomato ketchup sachets today after a meal in the cafe.
    Love from Mum

  5. Just before Christmas I did a big clean and de-clutter for a local lady at her house (5 hours was spent just hoovering...)and had to get MW to collect me with his car as she asked if I could take the cleared out things to the charity shop: I asked if I could look through the books and bits and bobs and she told me to please help myself. I came away with a long sleeved t-shirt, several books and three complete sets of smellies!

  6. I have a part time housekeeping job,my employer recently had visitors, when they had left I cleared the waste basket from their room and in it as a very good quality ladies watch.Thinking it had got there accidentally I showed it to my employer only to be told to take it if I liked, it had been chucked as the battery had run out!!!
    It came home with me and my DD now has it.

    1. I cannot bear waste - you took the right action by telling your employer about the watch - and I am glad you were given it.

      Honesty is more important than thrift - but it is usually rewarded