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Things you only use once a year

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TeenPlusTwenties Sun 01-Nov-20 09:31:14

As I was putting away the washing up this morning, I realised we have some things we only use once or twice a year.

My example - pumpkin carving kit.

What do you have?

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Alexindiamondarmour Sun 01-Nov-20 09:55:35

Trifle bowl!

Enko Sun 01-Nov-20 10:14:07

Box for Christmas cake

SomethingNastyInTheBallPool Sun 01-Nov-20 10:15:25

Pumpkin carving kit, Christmas table cloth, biiiig roasting dish, turkey baster.

RumJerrySailorRum Sun 01-Nov-20 10:27:36

Christmas Decorations.....although they get used for a month at a time I suppose.

WitchesSpelleas Sun 01-Nov-20 11:24:42

Hardly ever use my food blender.

willowmelangell Sun 01-Nov-20 11:56:46

Extending long handled duster thingy.
Apple corer.
And less than once a year, my iron.

Digeridont Sun 01-Nov-20 11:58:38

Pool toys (we take them on holiday - not this year though).

School calendar prop (birth month symbol, one for each DC).

OublietteBravo Sun 01-Nov-20 12:00:14

Christmas tree stand

CoronaIsWatching Sun 01-Nov-20 12:01:39

Christmas tree

WitchesBritchesPumpkinPants Sun 01-Nov-20 12:03:41

Let's not discuss the iron 🤣

Other than the thing which shall not be mentioned, I think only seasonal things

Halloween bowl

Bunch of Christmas stuff, but used over the Christmas period
T towels
Hand towels
Mulled wine mugs
Etc all in a box in the loft.

A few kitchen things I no longer use due to a change in diet due to a medical condition. Can't quite bring myself to get rid of them yet & tbf if COVID ever fucks off, other people will probably use them.

OhTheRoses Sun 01-Nov-20 12:03:50

Christmas tree and devs
Crystal pickle dish
Christmas runner
Grannies candelabras
Fish kettle
My snow boots - sometimes less

FatCatThinCat Sun 01-Nov-20 12:05:37

Plate big enough for the turnkey

FatCatThinCat Sun 01-Nov-20 12:06:11

or the turkey even.

popcorndiva Sun 01-Nov-20 12:09:12

Pumpkin carving kit
Board games (only seem to do them on Christmas Day,)
Diary ( I always have good intentions then stop by January 3rd)

PersicariaBistortaSuperba Sun 01-Nov-20 12:12:56

Curious as to what a pumpkin carving kit involves?

FlouncerInDenial Sun 01-Nov-20 12:23:27

Christmas jumper (for work, not actually on Christmas day)
A witches outfit for world book day. I have been various witches from children's literature

BertieBotts Sun 01-Nov-20 12:26:46

What is a pumpkin carving kit?? I have only ever used a normal spoon to scoop out the seeds, and a sharp kitchen vegetable knife.

Kittytheteapot Sun 01-Nov-20 12:28:10

Turkey lifters.

SomethingNastyInTheBallPool Sun 01-Nov-20 12:33:52

The key component of the pumpkin carving kit is a serrated skewer thing that makes chiselling out the shapes a lot easier.

Ginkypig Sun 01-Nov-20 12:45:51


The key component of the pumpkin carving kit is a serrated skewer thing that makes chiselling out the shapes a lot easier.

This is very true!

I remember being quite amazed the year I tried the serrated tiny knife from the 99p carving kit that it completely outdid (and changed a quite difficult and not much fun job into a fun easy job) the quite expensive knife I had been using but hating.
I only found out because chef needed the knife back back.

flatpack1 Sun 01-Nov-20 13:34:17


LoeliaPonsonby Sun 01-Nov-20 13:37:13

Another once a year outing for the trifle bowl here too.

ViciousJackdaw Sun 01-Nov-20 14:19:19

After Eight carriage. A dreadful silver metal holder which fits one box of AE. I think DM got it from an Argos catalogue in the early Eighties and it has passed on to me. It's still in the attic atm but it looks just like this one:

AdaColeman Sun 01-Nov-20 14:31:14

Asparagus steamer, though used a few times during the season.

Pewter goblets, only used at Christmas.

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