National Old Stuff Day

27/02/2015 Return to news archive

In case you didn't know (we don't blame you if you didn't!), Monday 2nd March is National Old Stuff Day. The origins of this day are unknown, but nevertheless, it's a great excuse to cherish some relics of the past and bygone artifacts!

At Community RePaint, we think you can have a go at "Old Stuff Day" by having a clear-out and packing off any reuseable paint to your nearest Community RePaint donation point. Or conversely, you may want to look at your old stuff and give it a bit of a revival with a lick of paint. So look at out Do You Need Paint page to find your nearest scheme and they'll help you find some paint to give that old stuff a new lease of life!


Some other ideas for "Old Stuff Day"

  • Eat food and drinks that remind you of your youth; a particular cereal from your childhood may still taste as good now as it did then, or plan on baking an old gastronomic favourite of macaroni cheese for dinner. 
  • Spend the day visiting antique shops or your local historical museum, and end the day with some mature cheese and a bottle of vintage wine. 
  • Mental and physical activities provide you with a connection to the past and a way to spend your day. Find a cosy spot to settle with a cup of tea as you contemplate the last year in your life, and jot down your thoughts and stories in an old notepad.
  • Looking though old photos will help with tackling a photo-organising project. After reflecting on the past, call or email old friends or family members and share your memories.
  • Tune your radio to the oldies station or find an old film on the telly.
  • If you're a sports fan, find replays of famous games in your chosen sport.

  • In the evening, have an old movie fest and have an interval snack of old-time treats, such as choc ices or make your own popcorn!