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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 3rd Dec 12, 9:35 AM
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    MSE Andrea
    Let's get back to OS and MoneySaving everyone :)
    • #1
    • 3rd Dec 12, 9:35 AM
    Let's get back to OS and MoneySaving everyone :) 3rd Dec 12 at 9:35 AM
    Morning everyone

    Let's consider the start of a brand new, December, week, a new page turned.

    Some people have made suggestions about other threads eg OS achievements. If that's something you want to do, go for it, it's entirely up to you. This should be a friendly, fun, board so let's everyone try to keep it that way.

    Thank you!

    And now it's December we can say it... Merry Christmas

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    • meg72
    • By meg72 14th Dec 12, 5:30 PM
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    • #2
    • 14th Dec 12, 5:30 PM
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    • 14th Dec 12, 5:30 PM
    I keep coming back to look at this and still I dont know what you are asking us to do, post. whatever,, my own feeling is that I cannot come back to OS since I have never left it
    GC is to spend same or bit less than last year.
    Jan 50/50.Feb100/54 Mar 50/60.April 100/72.
    May50/95.June50/55.July85/72.Aug50/49
    Sept 40/45Oct 45/40.Nov 50/60 Dec 100/85
    total for year 765/732
  • Fruball
    • #3
    • 14th Dec 12, 6:06 PM
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    • 14th Dec 12, 6:06 PM
    I've only just seen this! I don't look at the stickies much

    Andrea - perhaps you could start off the new thread with (I forget whose grandchild it was ) hers as the first post?

    Then we can all add to it,,, and if it isn't popular, it will just drop down the pages into history!

    Merry Christmas to you, the team and everybody that makes the OS Board the special place it is

    x
  • karren
    • #4
    • 30th Dec 12, 3:21 PM
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    • 30th Dec 12, 3:21 PM
    Do mean a clean sweep and fresh start for new year???
    I'm up for that as lost my way a bit over last one!
  • M.E.
    • #5
    • 31st Dec 12, 7:04 PM
    Carpe Diem or a Daily Round Tuit 1st January
    • #5
    • 31st Dec 12, 7:04 PM
    Just a thought for those of us who have a mountain of clutter, lots of collected carp, (hence carpe diem.. seize the day.. or carp die!), stuffed drawers, dusty sills and never get around to doing anything about it (hence a daily round tuit!)
    how about having a progress report on one specific micro-mini-project that takes less than 15 minutes. Before and after photos even better.

    It is ONE SPECIFIC PROJECT PER DAY

    January 1st .... The handbag or trooser pocket!

    Empty everything out onto tray. Discard absolute rubbish, crumbs, car park tickets, sweet wrappers etc
    Cut up out of date tickets, plastic cards etc throw away manky tissues etc etc
    Test the pen or pencil.. keep one that works and doesn't leak... discard out of date tokens, put this year's diary in, throw out last year's diary,
    well you have the idea....
    Then come back on here and update us about your Round Tuit and what you have thrown away.

  • DPJames
    • #6
    • 1st Jan 13, 8:04 AM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 8:04 AM
    What's OS?
  • StarLight
    • #7
    • 1st Jan 13, 9:09 AM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 9:09 AM
    When sorting out my Father in laws things we found a little dish with the following printed on it;

    At long last, we have sufficient quantity for each of you to have his own.

    GUARD IT WELL!

    These Tuits have been hard to come by. Especially the round ones. A ROUND TUIT. This is an indispensable item. It will help you become a much more efficient worker. For years we have heard people say "I'll do this when I get round tuit." Now that you have a round tuit of your very own, many things that have needed to be accomplished will get done.

    My father in law retired when he was 60 and is now 92. He still doesn't manage to get round tuit! Bless him.

    Great idea by the way M.E.

    DPJames O.S. means Old Style

    Happy New Year!
    #7 20p Savings Club 2013
    • meg72
    • By meg72 1st Jan 13, 9:34 AM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 9:34 AM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 9:34 AM
    Just a thought for those of us who have a mountain of clutter, lots of collected carp, (hence carpe diem.. seize the day.. or carp die!), stuffed drawers, dusty sills and never get around to doing anything about it (hence a daily round tuit!)
    how about having a progress report on one specific micro-mini-project that takes less than 15 minutes. Before and after photos even better.

    It is ONE SPECIFIC PROJECT PER DAY

    January 1st .... The handbag or trooser pocket!

    Empty everything out onto tray. Discard absolute rubbish, crumbs, car park tickets, sweet wrappers etc
    Cut up out of date tickets, plastic cards etc throw away manky tissues etc etc
    Test the pen or pencil.. keep one that works and doesn't leak... discard out of date tokens, put this year's diary in, throw out last year's diary,
    well you have the idea....
    Then come back on here and update us about your Round Tuit and what you have thrown away.
    Originally posted by M.E.
    Love this, after reading last night I sat and tipped out my handbag on the coffee table, binned a great deal of old grocery receipts three dried up pens , two events leaflets ( from last summer) packet of old boiled sweets, 2 empty deodorant sprays. Turned bag inside out and gave it a good shake outside to get rid of crumbs etc, gave it a good wipe all over with baby wipe.

    Result one tidy sweet smelling bag.

    Am thinking now I can do the same with drawers, starting in the bathroom on drawer a day,then movimg onto bedroom then kitchen,a total of 16 drawers, thats me sorted for the net two weeks then.
    GC is to spend same or bit less than last year.
    Jan 50/50.Feb100/54 Mar 50/60.April 100/72.
    May50/95.June50/55.July85/72.Aug50/49
    Sept 40/45Oct 45/40.Nov 50/60 Dec 100/85
    total for year 765/732
  • M.E.
    • #9
    • 1st Jan 13, 5:47 PM
    Round Tuit - Handbag- January 1st!
    • #9
    • 1st Jan 13, 5:47 PM
    January 1st .... The handbag
    Well I tipped mine out onto a tray. Even defluffed the various side pockets. Ate the evidence of a boiled sweet! Defluffed the mini-hairbrush. Threw away twelve out-of-date vouchers, that I would never have used anyway. Threw away four in-date vouchers that I won't use plus a loyalty coffee card for an obscure coffee shop that I can't remember going to!
    Checked my plastic cards. Cut up three that had expired and had got the replacement cards.
    Threw away my 2012 diary... transferred phone numbers to my computer and or phone. Transferred 2013 dates into my new small 2013 diary, which I bought especially as it fits inside one pocket of my bag.
    Checked the pen and it works! Removed three pen tops! Removed poppy and poppy pin (stabbing my finger in the process), threw away manky tissues and put a small new packet in...
    OOOOO1... That is so much nicer - and only took 5 minutes!
    My first Round Tuit!

  • M.E.
    Round Tuit - Window sill - January 2nd
    January 2nd - Kitchen window sill
    Well, my second Round Tuit was when I made tea this morning. I cleared the kitchen window sill of : a vase of dead flowers, a gross lump of green candle wax from the Christmas Candle that escaped onto the dining room table: a watering can: little glass pots: empty jam jars: washing up liquid.
    I took photos, but they wouldn't transfer here. I even cleaned the inside of the window.
    All items have been put back in their proper place or binned, composted.
    I'm chuffed.

    00002 - My second Round Tuit

  • The Saver
    I've just come across this and disappointed that it hasn't gone beyond January 2nd as it's a great idea. I've just done jan 1st and jan 2nd together but we need more ideas and, as I'm not an ideas person, we need some people who are.......
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    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 20th Feb 13, 10:09 PM
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    Caterina
    Just found this thread and loving the idea! Can we have a Round Tuit specially dedicated thread please? I am getting a few Round Tuits these days and it would be good to share
  • Mortgagefreeby50
    For ideas:

    1) The inside door pockets of your car and all associated nooks and crannies that collect pay and display tickets etc.
    2) Under the sofa and down the sides of the cushions
    3) The bottom of the wardrobe
    4) Get a dry mop and sweep the ceiling corners of all of the rooms for cobwebs
    5) Replace all of the light bulbs around the house that have gone. Yes, even the spotlights in the kitchen and bathroom
    6) Register yourself with the telephone preference service
    7) Pair up all of the tupperware/takeaway containers. Those without lids or bases, chuck.
    8) Have an odd sock amnesty. Separate the odd socks and if they haven't found a mate in a month's worth of washing, throw them.
    9) Backup all of your photos on your phone onto a virtual storage space, eg) photobucket. If you lose your phone, you will lose your photos.
    10) Bag for life amnesty. Fold one up and put it in your car, handbag, coat pocket, or wherever you will remember to use it.
    Slow progress is better than no progress.
  • madsaintuden
    is it too late to join in?!

    this is fabulous. I never get a round tuit and think that joining in with this is a great idea!
  • ragz
    Is there a point to this sticky, that I have missed?
    Ragz is busy studying
    Progress is easier to acheive than perfection.
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 28th Aug 13, 5:35 PM
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    Pink.
    Is there a point to this sticky, that I have missed?
    Originally posted by ragz

    There was a point originally. Because it was started by one of the MSE team it is not my place to take it down, but I have emailed MSE Andrea pointing out your comment.

    Pink
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