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    • jwil
    • By jwil 14th Oct 14, 10:28 AM
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    jwil
    Shifting this debt one £ at a time.
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    • 14th Oct 14, 10:28 AM
    Shifting this debt one £ at a time. 14th Oct 14 at 10:28 AM
    Hey everyone

    I'm back after being awol for a while. I completely lost my MSE mojo, life was getting in the way and the finances not improving.

    I've been lurking around, but neglected my MSE friends and haven't really been posting.

    I've decided I need to get back into it and focus again and hopefully some old and new friends will join me.

    I have a lot of debt, and it has been just ticking over. I don't make great headway into it and my finances are tight so it's a constant struggle.

    The last few months have nearly tipped me over the edge, and I have seriously considered a DMP but have decided I will try and give it one last blast.

    Anyway, I keep having bursts of enthusiasm and then getting despondent because I am not getting anywhere. I need to stop this. The debt didn't build up overnight, so it's not going away overnight unless I win the lottery .

    The plan is much as usual:

    Sell as much as I can - ebay is still the way forward for me, I get much better sales there than I would elsewhere.

    Continue the great declutter

    Cut down on general spending where I can.

    Keep up with surveys for cash and vouchers.

    Thank you if you've read that far!
    Last edited by jwil; 14-10-2014 at 2:46 PM.
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
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    • jwil
    • By jwil 13th Oct 16, 10:28 AM
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    jwil
    Oh exactly. The more I decluttered the easier the cleaning seemed. And the more worthwhile it was too. However moving out I realised I have not decluttered anywhere near enough. Nothing of mine is high value either. I know of someone who buys in charity shops and sells on ebay. I can't see how they do it as a career.
    Keep it up x
    Originally posted by Kitten868
    Grr replied and it lost it!

    I can't wait to have a clearer house, it will make life so much easier. I've got a long wait though trying to get DH on board

    I don't think I could manage buying from charity shops and selling on ebay, they seem to be quite expensive around here! I do think sometimes about doing it from car boot sales as we go to them anyway, but you've got to know what you are doing and I can't face bringing more stuff into the house!
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 13th Oct 16, 10:32 AM
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    jwil
    Today's payments:

    1.£3000 - £2840M1776
    2.£200 - £140MCA
    3.£526 -£383 TDBC133
    4.£400 -£380 WW
    5.£160 -£135 EO

    Total: £4286 - £3878
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • tattycath
    • By tattycath 13th Oct 16, 11:13 AM
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    tattycath
    Well done jwil. Keep chipping away.
    GE 36 *MFD December 2027-target 2020
    MFIT-T4 No 106
    EF £100/£2000 - SSF £350
    Mortgage : £5,935/£10,000
    November: £118.00/£200
    November £77.00/£250
    Savercard Christmas savings £150
    19/3/16 = 176lb
    • jwil
    • By jwil 13th Oct 16, 11:18 AM
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    jwil
    The Great Declutter 2016

    Books (car boot) - 559
    Magazines/Newspapers (recycled) - 382
    Ebay sales (posted) - 1465


    Other:
    1. Paperwork (shredded and recycled)
    2. 3 bottles of oven cleaner (used and recycled)
    3. Bottle of drain cleaner (used and recycled)
    4. Bottle of window cleaner (poured away and recycled)
    5. Packet of tea lights (given away)
    6. Paperwork (shredded and recycled)
    7. Salt and pepper set (car boot)
    8. Microscope (car boot)
    9. Salt and pepper set (car boot)
    10. Book (recycling, damaged)
    11. Paperwork (recycling)
    12. Cards (car boot)
    13. Bag (car boot)
    14. Bag (binned, destroyed by dog!)
    15. Baby bottles and teats (binned)
    16. Baby clothes (charity/recycling)
    17. Baby clothes (car boot)
    18. DVD (car boot)
    19. DVD (car boot)
    20. Bumper (charity)
    21. Pyjamas (recycling)
    22. Sock (recycling)
    23. Plaque (car boot)
    24. Wash bag (car boot)
    25. Cushion (bin)
    26. Clothing bundle (recycling)
    27. Pet bed (bin)
    28. Paperwork (recycling)
    29. Soft toy (car boot)
    30. 2 x phone chargers (car boot)
    31. Assorted toys (car boot)
    32. Embroidery kit (car boot)
    33. Phone accessory (car boot)
    34 - 75. Children's books (car boot)
    76. Toy lorry (car boot)
    77-78. Children's books (car boot)
    79-80. Puzzles (Given to neighbour)
    81. Boxes from various electrical items (recycled)
    82. Organiser (Car boot)
    83. Printer cable (Car boot)
    84. Box of floppy discs (Car boot)
    85. Degraded pot of hair gel (bin)
    86. Bag of batteries (recycling)
    87-88. bags of soft toys (charity shop)
    89-90. bags of needlework items (neighbour)
    91. Childrens brush and comb set (car boot)
    92. Box of books (charity)
    93. Bag of stained/damaged clothing (recycling)
    94-101. Pans/Trays (scrap)
    102-105. Plastic bowls (bin)
    106-109. Cooking accessories (car boot)
    110. Broken Toy train (bin)
    111. Toy car (car boot)
    112. Gardening gloves (car boot)
    113. 4 x cds (car boot)
    114. Odd string (bin)
    115. Wicker basket (car boot)
    116. 2 x empty perfume bottles (recycling)
    117. Childs cup (car boot)
    118. Sweets (left over from our wedding!) (Bin)
    119. Pen (bin)
    120. Broken bowl (bin)
    121. Computer and accessories (car boot)
    122. Papier mache box (relative)
    123. 2 x hairbrushes (relative)
    124. Pram liner (car boot)
    125. Plastic tub (car boot)
    126. 2 x pairs 3d glasses (car boot)
    127. Misshapen pillow (bin)
    128. Assorted food (recycling)
    129. Tea pot stand (relative)
    130. 2 x hats (relative)
    131. Stool (relative)
    132. Cushion (relative)
    133. Model car (relative)
    134. Jumper (car boot)
    135. Assorted clothing (recycling)
    136. Paperwork (recycling)
    137. 6 x pairs underwear (recycling)
    138. Bag of clothing (recycling)
    139. Breast pads (car boot)
    140. Lanyard (car boot)
    141 - 142. Body lotion (used up, recycled)
    143. Body spray (used up, recycled)
    144 - 149. Bottles of alcohol (to be sold)
    150. Assorted packaging (bin)
    151. Mirror (car boot)
    152. Washbag (car boot)
    153. Cloth bag (car boot)
    154. Wrapping paper (recycling)
    155. 18 x mixed items (passed to relative)
    156. Bag of assorted items (passed to relative)
    157. 6 x plants (dead )
    158. 2 x perfume bottles (recycling)
    159. Oven gloves (bin)
    160. Shoes (recycling)
    161. Toilet brush (bin)
    162. 2 x candle holders (car boot)
    163. 2 x candles (bin)
    164. Assorted bits and pieces (bin)
    165. Razors (bin)
    166. Gym ball (car boot)
    167. Scart lead extension (car boot)
    168. Small jug (car boot)
    169. Bottles oil/perfume (recycling)
    170. Body lotion (used up, bottle recycled)
    171. Diary (recycled)
    172. 6 x packets seeds (bin)
    173. Laminated document (bin)
    174. 2 x bags shredded paper (recycling)
    175. Huge pile paperwork (recycling)
    176. DVD (car boot)
    177. Assorted electric cables (car boot)
    178. Wool offcuts (bin)
    179. Assorted toiletries (used up and recycled)
    180. Box full of assorted makeup (bin)
    181. 6 x bottles of part used suncream (recycled)
    182. 1997 Diary (recycled)
    183 - 184. DVDs (car boot)
    185. Big bag fabric (charity)
    186. Big bag clothes (charity)
    187-188. 2 bags assorted needlework booklets (charity)
    189-192. DVDs (car boot)
    193-194. 2 bags clothes (charity)
    195. DVD (Car boot)
    196. DVD (car boot)
    197. Socks (recycling)
    198. Crate (car boot)
    199. Pillow (Bin)
    200. Ice scraper (bin)
    201. Greaseproof paper (recycling)
    202. 3 x sweet/biscuit tins (recycling)
    203. Bag of assorted used shoelaces/string (bin)
    204. Assorted pet bits and pieces (bin/recycling)
    205. Cooking tray (car boot)
    206. Dummies (car boot)
    207. Bag of baby clothes (friend)
    208. Cat scratcher (bin)
    209. Plastic crate (bin)
    210. Plastic crate (bin)
    211. Underwear (recycling)
    212. Selection of hats (charity)
    213. 18 x bibs (charity)
    214. Play arch (charity)
    215. Plastic crate (bin)
    216. 2 bags of clothes (charity)
    217. Kettle (relative)
    218. 2 x boxes full of bars of soap(!) (car boot)
    219. Novelty gift (bin)
    220. Pram toy (car boot)
    221. Cot mobile (car boot)
    222. 2 x raidator airers (car boot)
    223. Note cards and case (car boot)
    224. Pregnancy test unused (car boot)
    225. Fabric (car boot)
    226. Baby Socks (car boot)
    227. Moses basket and stand (friend)
    228. Moses basket sheets (friend)
    229. Baby clothes (friend)
    230. Pillow (bin)
    231. Carpet offcut (bin)
    232. Doormat (bin)
    233. Belt (bin)
    234. Hat (charity)
    235. 2 x tops (charity)
    236. Shoes (recycling)
    237. 2 x videos (car boot)
    238. 2 x teddies (car boot)
    239. 2 x pillows (bin)
    240. Dog toy (bin)
    241. Computer chair (broken, so bin)
    242. Pen (bin)
    243. Playing cards (car boot)
    244. Bag of clothes (friend)
    245. Bag of clothes (charity)
    246. 7 x pairs socks (recycling)
    247. 16 x books (recycling)
    248. 2 x phone books (recycling)
    249. Assorted dog bones (food waste)
    250. Assorted destroyed dog toys (bin)
    251. Pair shoes (recycling)
    252. Mirror (friend)
    253. Dog toys (bin)
    254. Dog cushion (bin)
    255. Assorted clothing (charity)
    256. Assorted bric a brac (charity)
    257. Plastic crate (bin)
    258. Socks (recycling)
    259. Travel system (car boot)
    260. Motorbike boots (recycling)
    262. Underwear (recycling)
    263. 10 x puzzles (neighbour)
    264. Trainers (recycling
    265. Bag (bin)
    266. Shoes (car boot)
    267. 2 x photo frames (car boot)
    268. Stationary set (car boot)
    269. Cable (car boot)
    270. Cd Cases (car boot)
    271. Blank CDs (car boot)
    272. Bottle case (car boot)
    273. Spring toy (car boot)
    274. Mug (car boot)
    275. 3 x snowglobes (car boot)
    276. 2 x incense holders (car boot)
    277. Craft print (car boot)
    278. Keyring (car boot)
    279. CD storage case (car boot)
    280. Decorative rock (car boot)
    281. Hat (car boot)
    282. Teddy (car boot)
    283. 3 x bags clothes (charity)
    284. 6 x cloth bags (car boot)
    285. Trainers (recycling)
    286. Trainers (car boot)
    287. Slippers (car boot)
    288. Shoes (car boot)
    289. Make up bag (car boot)
    290. 2 x bags (car boot)
    291. 2 x cloth bags (car boot)
    292. cat bed (car boot)
    293. Shoes (car boot)
    294. Bag (car boot)
    295. Shape sorter (car boot)
    296. Rocker (car boot)
    297. Trike and trailer (car boot)
    298. Bag of baby toys (car boot)
    299. Gift bag (reused)
    300. 3 x trousers (recycling)
    301. 4 x tops (recycling)
    302. Mug (car boot)
    303. Car manual (car boot)
    304. Key rings (car boot)
    305. Lighters (Passed on)
    306. Badges (passed on)
    307. Chain locks (car boot)
    308. DVD (bin)
    309. pen (bin)
    310. 2 x car seats (tip)
    311. Soft toy (car boot)
    312. Trainers (car boot)
    313. Clothing (bin)
    314. 4 x books (recycling)
    315. Underwear (recycling
    316. Boots (recycling)
    317. Golf ball (car boot)
    318. 12 x maps (car boot)
    319. Part of toy lorry (bin)
    320. Glue (solid, bin)
    321. Suitcase (car boot)
    322. Hot water bottle (degrading, bin)
    323. Jeans (recycling)
    324. Box of soft toys (car boot)
    325. Sterilising tub (car boot)
    326. Assorted pens etc (bin)
    327. Globe (car boot)
    328. 3 x changing mats (car boot)
    329. Storage bags (car boot)

    Ebay listings (not counting towards declutter total) - 1564
    Survey earnings: Amazon Vouchers - £145, Paypal/cash £261.34, Other vouchers - £24
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 13th Oct 16, 11:23 AM
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    • 19,473 Thanks
    jwil
    Well done jwil. Keep chipping away.
    Originally posted by tattycath
    Thanks tattycath

    I didn't achieve loads yesterday as I spent ages on the phone to ebay and paypal trying to sort out that flipping claim They kept passing me back to each other and it's currently in ebay's hands. All for a £5 refund!

    Today I am trying to catch up on some admin stuff, so have put in a lost item claim with RM, sorted out some paperwork, have some listing to do, and might if I get a chance do little jwil's school application

    I've received £4 in boots vouchers for a product test I did Also received some paypal from a couple of survey sites.

    I've received an item back in the post from someone who didn't pick it up, so shall just refund them and relist it as it went for less than I was hoping. If it goes for minimum bid again, so be it, but if it goes for more, then even better
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 14th Oct 16, 1:26 PM
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    • 19,473 Thanks
    jwil
    Magical Monday - Barnacled Bathroom and Sociable Study/Pc Area
    Level One...
    Clean floors in these rooms (even if it is around the clutter)
    Throw away all those empty bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray etc. I know they make the room look pretty but they are just cluttering up the place..!!
    Level Two...
    Clean baths, toilets and sinks
    Remove and bin all those slivers of soap that you have been saving, do you really need them?
    Clear any clutter from desk
    Dust PC and desk and wipe off those cup rings!!
    Wipe keyboard, house phone, sockets, switches and mouse etc
    Level Three...
    Clear clutter from floor
    Wipe down tiles in bathroom.. defragment the pc while doing this (programs.. accessories..system tools.. defragment!.).. if you do the disc cleanup as well, clear all the cookies and temporary files too
    Delete 10 links in your favourites which you no longer use or are dead!
    Clean shower screen/curtain if you have one/if required
    Clean/wash the brushes/dust box/filters on the vacuum cleaner!!!! .. make sure they are completely dry before using it though.. I donít want anyone electrocuted!!
    Change hand towels and flannels
    Extra mission:
    Wipe the skirtings, door and window frames in these rooms
    Wash your bathroom mats, nets, clean blind/curtains etc
    Grab a binbag and fill it with stuff to leave the house.. rubbish or charity shop or to donate to a friend!
    Clean the radiators in these rooms
    Pull out the pc and desk and clear under and behind it.. how much money did you find? Clean windows, hang up clean nets and draught-proof curtains and any table cloths/throws or other dust and grot gathering bits of fabric!
    Wipe sticky and dirty marks off the walls and doors


    Tantalising Tuesday ~ Masterful Master Bedroom & Loopy Landing
    Level One...

    Check fire alarms are working
    Remove and wash bed linen.
    Level Two...
    Dust surfaces & make sure no cobwebs..
    Vacuum mattress before replacing with fresh linen.. do you need that winter duvet yet?
    15 minutes floordrobe clearance
    Level Three...
    Vacuum floors in bedroom and on landing
    Sort one area of clothes or linen storage making sure only what should be in there is, anything that's had it's day or doesn't belong there is removed
    Clear a hotspot., or spend 15 minutes clearing one.
    Extra tasks list:
    27 fling boogie time, time for that midweek fling, go on grab a bag and clear that clutter
    Put away those summer clothes from someones cupboard and get out the winter woollies.. donít store anything that is past its best! Make a list of things you need to buy!!
    Clean windows in these rooms
    Check house for places where draughts are getting in.. doors, windows etc and see if there are ways to stop it!
    Clean out that airing cupboard!!!!!! get rid of those things you don't need.. use dead towels as cleaning cloths etc.. be ruthless!!!! you REALLY don't need that 'thing' you've saved for 10 years.. 'just in case'


    Wishful Wednesday ~ those frightening kids rooms and spare rooms
    Level One...

    Vacuum the floor, even if it's just where you can see
    Level Two...
    Clear away anything that isn't in it's place, clothes, toys, books etc
    Dusting.. all those shelves and flat fluffy surfaces!! Donít forget the light shade and curtain pole!!!
    Level Three..
    Strip beds and replace with fresh linen .. check if duvets need freshening up too!!
    Sort through a cupboard/chest of drawers and get the clothes out which are no longer wearable, too small or out of season!
    Wipe any sticky marks off walls and doors
    Extra task list
    Wash a set of curtains, nets, duvet or throw
    Time for the Flylady Fling, in the toy box!!!! aim for 27.. if no toy box youíll have to choose another area!
    30 minutes ironing
    Pull out the beds, furniture and clean all behind them.. the skirtings and light fittings and everything.. get rid of all the things that are no longer required!


    Tantalising Thursday ~ Kooking Kitchen and Dancing Dining Room
    Level One...

    Clean floors
    Level Two...
    Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces
    Sort fridge bringing what needs using soon to the front, clean out any spills or grots in there!
    Wipe dining table.. (clean table cloth if necessary)
    Level Three...
    Dust any extra furniture in dining area, checking for cobwebs on way round
    Wipe and replace all those small appliances.. kettle, toaster etc
    Descale kettle and iron
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..
    Check those washing machine filters and drawers for ickiness!!
    Extra Mission...
    Wipe window sills and clean windows in these rooms
    Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps.. a toothbrush is great for cleaning away the gunk!
    Clean oven if you didn't do it last week
    Get in that food cupboard. Give it all a GOOD scrub out before placing the things you need to use soon at the front. Check dates and freshness on older things, and See if you can incorporate these into next weeks meal plan! Feel free to get carried away and do more cupboards!!!

    Friday ~ Luscious Living Room, Handsome Hall Stupendous Stairs
    Level One...
    Vacuum floors and sofas
    Level Two...
    Dusting, even if around everything
    Remove clutter making sure stairs especially are safe
    Clean TV, other electricals and cabinets
    Level Three...
    Wipe light switches, sockets (make sure they are not switched on!!) and banister
    Clean any other glass like mirrors, pictures etc
    Tidy shoes, coats and bags .. wash any that need washing in preparation for cold weather!! See if there are any that don't fit, past their best or just plain uncomfy which could leave the house!
    Extra Mission...
    Paperwork clearance.. spend 15 minutes minimum sorting through those piles of paper.
    Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself
    Clean a window or two.
    Get yourself a bag or box, go around collecting things that are not in the place they should be, then put them back where they should be, or better still give them to their owners to put away themselves
    Get those uniforms, games kits, coats and things in the wash which you will need on Monday
    Clean light fittings, skirtings even the ones behind furniture. Clean fire-surrounds. Wipe sofa's down. Clear as may hotspots as you can.. see if you can get it all into one pile instead of 15!!!
    Last edited by jwil; 14-10-2016 at 1:51 PM.
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 14th Oct 16, 1:54 PM
    • 7,165 Posts
    • 19,473 Thanks
    jwil
    Updated my flylady tasks. I haven't done loads, but there is stuff there that I wouldn't have done otherwise so that's a result for me!

    Sorted some more stuff for ebay this morning, including some stuff I had decided I wasn't going to sell. I'm going to put them on at a decent price so if they sell I'm happy and if they don't I'm still happy.

    Doesn't look like we will be booting this weekend as the forecast is iffy so hoping to persuade DH to get on with clearing some stuff.

    Hope everyone has a good weekend
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 17th Oct 16, 2:57 PM
    • 7,165 Posts
    • 19,473 Thanks
    jwil
    Magical Monday - Barnacled Bathroom and Sociable Study/Pc Area
    Level One...
    Clean floors in these rooms (even if it is around the clutter)
    Throw away all those empty bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray etc. I know they make the room look pretty but they are just cluttering up the place..!!
    Level Two...
    Clean baths, toilets and sinks
    Remove and bin all those slivers of soap that you have been saving, do you really need them?
    Clear any clutter from desk
    Dust PC and desk and wipe off those cup rings!!
    Wipe keyboard, house phone, sockets, switches and mouse etc
    Level Three...
    Clear clutter from floor
    Wipe down tiles in bathroom.. defragment the pc while doing this (programs.. accessories..system tools.. defragment!.).. if you do the disc cleanup as well, clear all the cookies and temporary files too
    Delete 10 links in your favourites which you no longer use or are dead!
    Clean shower screen/curtain if you have one/if required
    Clean/wash the brushes/dust box/filters on the vacuum cleaner!!!! .. make sure they are completely dry before using it though.. I donít want anyone electrocuted!!
    Change hand towels and flannels
    Extra mission:
    Wipe the skirtings, door and window frames in these rooms
    Wash your bathroom mats, nets, clean blind/curtains etc
    Grab a binbag and fill it with stuff to leave the house.. rubbish or charity shop or to donate to a friend!
    Clean the radiators in these rooms
    Pull out the pc and desk and clear under and behind it.. how much money did you find? Clean windows, hang up clean nets and draught-proof curtains and any table cloths/throws or other dust and grot gathering bits of fabric!
    Wipe sticky and dirty marks off the walls and doors[/COLOR]

    Tantalising Tuesday ~ Masterful Master Bedroom & Loopy Landing
    Level One...

    Check fire alarms are working
    Remove and wash bed linen.
    Level Two...
    Dust surfaces & make sure no cobwebs..
    Vacuum mattress before replacing with fresh linen.. do you need that winter duvet yet?
    15 minutes floordrobe clearance
    Level Three...
    Vacuum floors in bedroom and on landing
    Sort one area of clothes or linen storage making sure only what should be in there is, anything that's had it's day or doesn't belong there is removed
    Clear a hotspot., or spend 15 minutes clearing one.
    Extra tasks list:
    27 fling boogie time, time for that midweek fling, go on grab a bag and clear that clutter
    Put away those summer clothes from someones cupboard and get out the winter woollies.. donít store anything that is past its best! Make a list of things you need to buy!!
    Clean windows in these rooms
    Check house for places where draughts are getting in.. doors, windows etc and see if there are ways to stop it!
    Clean out that airing cupboard!!!!!! get rid of those things you don't need.. use dead towels as cleaning cloths etc.. be ruthless!!!! you REALLY don't need that 'thing' you've saved for 10 years.. 'just in case'


    Wishful Wednesday ~ those frightening kids rooms and spare rooms
    Level One...

    Vacuum the floor, even if it's just where you can see
    Level Two...
    Clear away anything that isn't in it's place, clothes, toys, books etc
    Dusting.. all those shelves and flat fluffy surfaces!! Donít forget the light shade and curtain pole!!!
    Level Three..
    Strip beds and replace with fresh linen .. check if duvets need freshening up too!!
    Sort through a cupboard/chest of drawers and get the clothes out which are no longer wearable, too small or out of season!
    Wipe any sticky marks off walls and doors
    Extra task list
    Wash a set of curtains, nets, duvet or throw
    Time for the Flylady Fling, in the toy box!!!! aim for 27.. if no toy box youíll have to choose another area!
    30 minutes ironing
    Pull out the beds, furniture and clean all behind them.. the skirtings and light fittings and everything.. get rid of all the things that are no longer required!


    Tantalising Thursday ~ Kooking Kitchen and Dancing Dining Room
    Level One...

    Clean floors
    Level Two...
    Clear and wipe kitchen surfaces
    Sort fridge bringing what needs using soon to the front, clean out any spills or grots in there!
    Wipe dining table.. (clean table cloth if necessary)
    Level Three...
    Dust any extra furniture in dining area, checking for cobwebs on way round
    Wipe and replace all those small appliances.. kettle, toaster etc
    Descale kettle and iron
    Clean cupboard door fronts and fronts of appliances .. don't forget those kick boards..
    Check those washing machine filters and drawers for ickiness!!
    Extra Mission...
    Wipe window sills and clean windows in these rooms
    Wipe down any tiles and shine those taps.. a toothbrush is great for cleaning away the gunk!
    Clean oven if you didn't do it last week
    Get in that food cupboard. Give it all a GOOD scrub out before placing the things you need to use soon at the front. Check dates and freshness on older things, and See if you can incorporate these into next weeks meal plan! Feel free to get carried away and do more cupboards!!!

    Friday ~ Luscious Living Room, Handsome Hall Stupendous Stairs
    Level One...
    Vacuum floors and sofas
    Level Two...
    Dusting, even if around everything
    Remove clutter making sure stairs especially are safe
    Clean TV, other electricals and cabinets
    Level Three...
    Wipe light switches, sockets (make sure they are not switched on!!) and banister
    Clean any other glass like mirrors, pictures etc
    Tidy shoes, coats and bags .. wash any that need washing in preparation for cold weather!! See if there are any that don't fit, past their best or just plain uncomfy which could leave the house!
    Extra Mission...
    Paperwork clearance.. spend 15 minutes minimum sorting through those piles of paper.
    Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself
    Clean a window or two.
    Get yourself a bag or box, go around collecting things that are not in the place they should be, then put them back where they should be, or better still give them to their owners to put away themselves
    Get those uniforms, games kits, coats and things in the wash which you will need on Monday
    Clean light fittings, skirtings even the ones behind furniture. Clean fire-surrounds. Wipe sofa's down. Clear as may hotspots as you can.. see if you can get it all into one pile instead of 15!!!
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 17th Oct 16, 3:00 PM
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    jwil
    Today's payments:

    1.£3000 - £2700M1636
    2.£200 - £139MCA
    3.£526 -£380 TDBC133
    4.£400 -£380 WW
    5.£160 -£135 EO

    Total: £4286 - £3734
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 17th Oct 16, 3:04 PM
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    jwil
    We had a good weekend for sales so I've paid a nice chunk today

    40 odd parcels packed and posted today

    I tried to catch up with some more flylady tasks at the weekend, and will go and have a look at what's in store today now I've finished packing.

    No car booting this weekend, but we had a mooch to the seaside for some fresh air. DH also prepped a load of items so I am pleased with that.

    Hope everyone is well
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 17th Oct 16, 3:08 PM
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    jwil
    Blissful Bedroom

    Level 1


    Open the window and strip the bed.
    Leave it to air while you scurry about doing your morning routine stuff BUT don't go downstairs empty-handed.
    take the laundry and/or empty the bedroom bin

    Level 2
    Remake the bed with fresh linen
    Clean the windows
    Check the corners/ceiling/light fitting for cobwebs and de-web
    Dust all the light bulbs (make sure, now the dark nights are longer, that the bulbs are as bright as they can be)

    Level 3
    Dust the bedroom
    Vacuum the bedroom

    Extras
    Get a just-damp cloth and go round the whole house, wiping EVERY light switch and door handle.
    Month end is coming - check you have all birthday cards needed for November/December
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 18th Oct 16, 2:27 PM
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    jwil
    Blissful Bedroom

    Level 1


    Open the window and strip the bed.
    Leave it to air while you scurry about doing your morning routine stuff BUT don't go downstairs empty-handed.
    take the laundry and/or empty the bedroom bin


    Level 2
    Remake the bed with fresh linen
    Clean the windows
    Check the corners/ceiling/light fitting for cobwebs and de-web
    Dust all the light bulbs (make sure, now the dark nights are longer, that the bulbs are as bright as they can be)

    Level 3
    Dust the bedroom
    Vacuum the bedroom

    Extras
    Get a just-damp cloth and go round the whole house, wiping EVERY light switch and door handle.
    Month end is coming - check you have all birthday cards needed for November/December

    Twinkling Tuesday - Kitchen Kapers & Dining delight

    Level One

    Completely clear the worktops
    Wipe down small appliances (toaster, kettle, juicer...)
    Wipe down the splashbacks and tiles and tops
    Put back what needs to be there

    Level Two

    Cupboard doors aka fronts top to bottom including handles and kickboards

    Level Three - Mop/wipe/sweep/vacuum the floor
    Clean the windows


    Extras

    Check your BAKING INGREDIENTS cupboard(s) and/or drawers
    Chuck out anything OOD
    Wipe it out

    S&S the bathroom(s)
    Fling boogie - get a bin bag and fill it

    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 18th Oct 16, 2:28 PM
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    jwil
    I had quite a flurry of sales overnight so another few things gone

    Made a start with the flylady tasks, will try and get some more done later.
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 18th Oct 16, 2:54 PM
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    jwil
    Today's payments:

    1.£3000 - £2650M1586
    2.£200 - £0MCA
    3.£526 -£379 TDBC133
    4.£400 -£375 WW
    5.£160 -£135 EO

    Total: £4286 - £3539
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 19th Oct 16, 3:46 PM
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    jwil
    Blissful Bedroom

    Level 1


    Open the window and strip the bed.
    Leave it to air while you scurry about doing your morning routine stuff BUT don't go downstairs empty-handed.
    take the laundry and/or empty the bedroom bin


    Level 2
    Remake the bed with fresh linen
    Clean the windows
    Check the corners/ceiling/light fitting for cobwebs and de-web
    Dust all the light bulbs (make sure, now the dark nights are longer, that the bulbs are as bright as they can be)

    Level 3
    Dust the bedroom
    Vacuum the bedroom

    Extras
    Get a just-damp cloth and go round the whole house, wiping EVERY light switch and door handle.
    Month end is coming - check you have all birthday cards needed for November/December

    Twinkling Tuesday - Kitchen Kapers & Dining delight

    Level One

    Completely clear the worktops
    Wipe down small appliances (toaster, kettle, juicer...)
    Wipe down the splashbacks and tiles and tops
    Put back what needs to be there

    Level Two

    Cupboard doors aka fronts top to bottom including handles and kickboards

    Level Three - Mop/wipe/sweep/vacuum the floor
    Clean the windows


    Extras

    Check your BAKING INGREDIENTS cupboard(s) and/or drawers
    Chuck out anything OOD
    Wipe it out

    S&S the bathroom(s)
    Fling boogie - get a bin bag and fill it

    Wonderful Wednesday Living room and hallway

    level one

    Ditch the clutter - put it away/bin it as appropriate
    Give the sofas/chairs a thorough vacuum
    empty the bin

    Level 2
    Dust and polish - everywhere and everything
    Clean the windows

    level three
    floors - clean as appropriate
    dust the doors
    polish your door number
    make the house look welcoming

    Thrilling thursday bathroom

    bath - clear clutter; clean thoroughly,
    shower cubicle - wipe inside and out
    wash any shower curtain

    Level 2
    basin and window
    wipe and polish and shine
    dont forget under the plugs

    level three
    Clean the loo inside and out
    clean the floor
    empty bins
    put clutter away

    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 21st Oct 16, 9:08 AM
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    • 19,473 Thanks
    jwil
    Blissful Bedroom

    Level 1


    Open the window and strip the bed.
    Leave it to air while you scurry about doing your morning routine stuff BUT don't go downstairs empty-handed.
    take the laundry and/or empty the bedroom bin


    Level 2
    Remake the bed with fresh linen
    Clean the windows
    Check the corners/ceiling/light fitting for cobwebs and de-web
    Dust all the light bulbs (make sure, now the dark nights are longer, that the bulbs are as bright as they can be)

    Level 3
    Dust the bedroom
    Vacuum the bedroom

    Extras
    Get a just-damp cloth and go round the whole house, wiping EVERY light switch and door handle.
    Month end is coming - check you have all birthday cards needed for November/December

    Twinkling Tuesday - Kitchen Kapers & Dining delight

    Level One

    Completely clear the worktops
    Wipe down small appliances (toaster, kettle, juicer...)
    Wipe down the splashbacks and tiles and tops
    Put back what needs to be there

    Level Two

    Cupboard doors aka fronts top to bottom including handles and kickboards

    Level Three - Mop/wipe/sweep/vacuum the floor
    Clean the windows


    Extras

    Check your BAKING INGREDIENTS cupboard(s) and/or drawers
    Chuck out anything OOD
    Wipe it out

    S&S the bathroom(s)
    Fling boogie - get a bin bag and fill it

    Wonderful Wednesday Living room and hallway

    level one

    Ditch the clutter - put it away/bin it as appropriate
    Give the sofas/chairs a thorough vacuum
    empty the bin

    Level 2
    Dust and polish - everywhere and everything
    Clean the windows

    level three
    floors - clean as appropriate
    dust the doors
    polish your door number
    make the house look welcoming

    Thrilling thursday bathroom

    bath - clear clutter; clean thoroughly,
    shower cubicle - wipe inside and out
    wash any shower curtain

    Level 2
    basin and window
    wipe and polish and shine
    dont forget under the plugs

    level three
    Clean the loo inside and out
    clean the floor
    empty bins
    put clutter away

    Friday Fling - may the fly-force be with you kids rooms/spare room

    level one

    Open the windows WIDE
    Strip beds

    Make the bed

    Level 2

    dust every single surface
    clean the windows

    Level 3
    Vacuum thoroughly
    Sort out a drawer or a cupboard

    extras
    sort out the clothes in one drawer or cupboard - fling the too-small
    sort out hallowe'en costumes - it's coming
    make sure the people you love know you love them

    Last edited by jwil; 21-10-2016 at 1:20 PM.
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 21st Oct 16, 1:17 PM
    • 7,165 Posts
    • 19,473 Thanks
    jwil
    Today's payment:

    1.£3000 - £2647M1583
    2.£200 - £0MCA
    3.£526 -£379 TDBC133
    4.£400 -£375 WW
    5.£160 -£135 EO

    Total: £4286 - £3536
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 21st Oct 16, 1:25 PM
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    jwil
    A few more sales trickling out which is good.

    There seem to be quite a few slow payers at the moment which is annoying. I listed a load for DH yesterday so hoping that will sell well.

    I've been keeping on doing some of the flylady tasks, it does make me feel better knowing I've done something, and focussing on a small area helps.

    Weather's looking good this weekend so hoping to do a car boot. It's either the last or penultimate one for the season so hoping to have a final clear out of stuff for this year.

    I've received a £10 sainsburys voucher from a survey site so will use that towards Xmas stuff.
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 24th Oct 16, 9:33 AM
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    • 19,473 Thanks
    jwil
    Last weeks updated.

    Blissful Bedroom

    Level 1


    Open the window and strip the bed.
    Leave it to air while you scurry about doing your morning routine stuff BUT don't go downstairs empty-handed.
    take the laundry and/or empty the bedroom bin


    Level 2
    Remake the bed with fresh linen
    Clean the windows
    Check the corners/ceiling/light fitting for cobwebs and de-web
    Dust all the light bulbs (make sure, now the dark nights are longer, that the bulbs are as bright as they can be)

    Level 3
    Dust the bedroom
    Vacuum the bedroom

    Extras
    Get a just-damp cloth and go round the whole house, wiping EVERY light switch and door handle.
    Month end is coming - check you have all birthday cards needed for November/December

    Twinkling Tuesday - Kitchen Kapers & Dining delight

    Level One

    Completely clear the worktops
    Wipe down small appliances (toaster, kettle, juicer...)
    Wipe down the splashbacks and tiles and tops
    Put back what needs to be there

    Level Two

    Cupboard doors aka fronts top to bottom including handles and kickboards

    Level Three - Mop/wipe/sweep/vacuum the floor
    Clean the windows


    Extras

    Check your BAKING INGREDIENTS cupboard(s) and/or drawers
    Chuck out anything OOD
    Wipe it out

    S&S the bathroom(s)
    Fling boogie - get a bin bag and fill it

    Wonderful Wednesday Living room and hallway

    level one

    Ditch the clutter - put it away/bin it as appropriate
    Give the sofas/chairs a thorough vacuum
    empty the bin

    Level 2
    Dust and polish - everywhere and everything
    Clean the windows

    level three
    floors - clean as appropriate
    dust the doors
    polish your door number
    make the house look welcoming

    Thrilling thursday bathroom

    bath - clear clutter; clean thoroughly,
    shower cubicle - wipe inside and out
    wash any shower curtain

    Level 2
    basin and window
    wipe and polish and shine
    dont forget under the plugs

    level three
    Clean the loo inside and out
    clean the floor
    empty bins
    put clutter away

    Friday Fling - may the fly-force be with you kids rooms/spare room

    level one

    Open the windows WIDE
    Strip beds

    Make the bed

    Level 2

    dust every single surface
    clean the windows

    Level 3
    Vacuum thoroughly
    Sort out a drawer or a cupboard

    extras
    sort out the clothes in one drawer or cupboard - fling the too-small
    sort out hallowe'en costumes - it's coming

    make sure the people you love know you love them

    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 24th Oct 16, 9:34 AM
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    • 19,473 Thanks
    jwil
    Monday Mayhem ~ Living Room, Hall and Stairs

    Level One....

    Vacuum floors and sofas

    Level Two...
    Dusting, even if around everything
    Remove clutter making sure stairs especially are safe
    Clean TV, other electricals and cabinets

    Level Three...
    Wipe light switches, sockets (make sure they are not switched on!!) and banister
    Clean any other glass like mirrors, pictures etc
    Tidy shoes, coats and bags .. wash any that need washing in preparation for cold weather!! See if there are any that don't fit, past their best or just plain uncomfy which could leave the house!


    Extra Mission:
    Pick one or more of the following tasks Ė
    Paperwork clearance.. spend 15 minutes minimum sorting through those piles of paper.
    Vacuum under furniture you can manage to move without hurting yourself
    Clean a window or two.
    Binbag dance.. Get a binbag.. fill it and bin it!!!

    Deep Clean Challenge
    Clean light fittings, skirtings even the ones behind furniture. Wipe sofa's down. Clear as may hotspots as you can.. see if you can get it all into one pile instead of 15!!!
    Last edited by jwil; 24-10-2016 at 2:42 PM.
    Pay off £10k in 2016 - £8300/£10,000

    The Great Declutter 2016: 3330 items

    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
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