‘It’ll go straight to the dump‘ is the usual response when I remind my ‘pride and joy’ that I am bequeathing him my collection of travel mugs! I’m just not feeling the love!
As my attempts at decluttering will continue for at least another 3 weeks, its time to tackle this ‘display’!
To be honest its actually more of a safety issue. Its practically impossible to open those presses now without something falling from above. A few precious gems have shattered and gone to travel mug heaven.
I could count them…
174 – Not bad!
I could wash them…. naw! Life’s too short – even during lockdown!
I could sort them. Bottles- cups – glasses – cans – misc….
Or sort into materials (I know – once a teacher….!) glass – ceramic – plastic – paper – metal
Or – sort according to continent! I like that one!
Europe has the most, as expected – and we’ve traveled a lot in the US (don’t worry Canada, there’s a shot glass tucked in at the back) . But the rest isn’t too bad – Central US, Africa, Asia and Oceania all represented.
Ah – this was the first in the collection. Barbados 1984. (This wasn’t our first trip though… so I’ve nothing for Turkey, Sweden, Greece, East Berlin, Israel….)
We started with mugs – but eventually copped on! Apart from storage problems, they’re really a waste of money.
So we looked for other options:
If that doesn’t work we go small and cheap:
But sometimes its worth splashing out…
Some arrived via Xmas markets…
….not to mention amusement parks.
So there you have it. Now who wouldn’t love to inherit that lot!
Hhmm… all I have to do now is put them back up!
Have a look at what else the lucky guy is going to inherit: