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    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 31st Dec 15, 2:18 PM
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    Sa1sysoo
    2016 - No Clutter To Be Seen
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    • 31st Dec 15, 2:18 PM
    2016 - No Clutter To Be Seen 31st Dec 15 at 2:18 PM
    To use Guineapigsqueaks wording, "A new thread for declutterbugs in 2015 2016!"

    I'm going to aim to get rid of 2016 items in 2016.
    There are some lovely tips on the KonMari thread here, set up by the talented greent: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5385103

    Of particular note is post 4 of where you can get rid of unwanted items:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=69806488&postcount=4

    That unwanted pens one is going to be a life changer for us!

    Welcome one and all and happy decluttering!
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    1% Club - 21%/100% Declutter 2016 in 2016 - 562/2016
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 2nd Oct 16, 7:28 PM
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    somerandom
    1038 &9 2xdress
    1040&41 2xskirts
    1042. shrug
    1043. ood artfund brochure & card
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 4th Oct 16, 10:03 PM
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    1044. Green bin full of garden waste
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    • Fantabulous
    • By Fantabulous 4th Oct 16, 11:16 PM
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    Fantabulous
    I am awaiting orthopaedic surgery in the new year, which will mean I can literally do nothing for two months.
    I will have to live downstairs since I will be hopping.

    So - a declutter was in order.

    There were clothes in my wardrobes going back more than 30 years !!!

    I have been decluttering for about 3 months now, I can only do a couple of hours a day because I can't stand for long.

    I did another visit to the Red Cross charity shop today which brings completely full large bin bags of clothes to 14. Clothes that are too short, too big, clothes that I will never wear again because I have gone off them.

    I also took another 2 bin bags full of clothes to throw out to the local council waste recycling unit and put them in the bins there - I have no idea what they do with them.

    I have lots of clothes to list on ebay. To date have made about £200 after fees, which is sitting in my paypal account.

    I haven't been anywhere out of my home town for three years, so, once the surgery is done and I can walk without pain, I want to go on holiday somewhere, since I think I deserve it.

    To be honest I found some lovely clothes that I had completely forgotten I had. My wardrobe now houses all of my clothes that I can wear.

    Starting on boots, shoes and sandals next.....
    • blubella
    • By blubella 5th Oct 16, 6:47 AM
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    blubella
    145-147. 3 stiff paint brushes binned
    148-149. 2 x dumpy bags of garden waste recycling centre
    150-157. 7 x card board boxes recycling centre
    157-164. 8 bags/bin loads garden waste to recycling centre
    165. Wooly hat CS
    166. Plastic handle binned
    167. Plastic bottle recycled
    168. Pair of earrings CS

    Must try and get back on it...bedroom is still a tip!
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    Make £10 a Day 2016: JAN £299.11/310 FEB £404.19/290 MAR £315.20/310
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 6th Oct 16, 9:31 AM
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    somerandom
    Welcome Fantabulous very pleased to have you join us. Congratulations on your progress so far & the very best of luck with your decluttering mission

    1045. storage box - CS
    1046 & 7 - 2 x broken storage boxes - bin
    1048&9 - 2 x broken storage bags - bin
    1050 - DS's sandals - CS
    1051 - fridge magnet - CS
    1052 - damaged fridge magnet - bin
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 6th Oct 16, 5:08 PM
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    somerandom
    1053 & 1054 2 x dead saucepans - bin
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    • blubella
    • By blubella 7th Oct 16, 6:21 AM
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    blubella
    Finally got my teeth into bedroom autumn clean. Lots more to go!

    169-170. 2 xplastic shelf ends binned
    171-180. 10 x business postcards recycled
    181. Jewellery box recycled
    182. Stack of receipts recycled
    183-184. 2 x pairs of shoes CS
    185. Birthday card recycled
    186-187. 2 x hairbands binned
    188. Dead socks binned
    189. Dead shoes recycled
    190-191. 2 x pillows binned
    192. Paper clip binned
    193. Dead lighter binned
    194-195. Hair clips binned
    196. Black coat recycled.

    Until later, have a good day all x
    Light Bulb Moment Aug 2015 ~ £24758.52
    Dec 2015 ~ DEBT Cards £18046.78 Dec 2016 £7900 + Bank of Mum & Dad 4687.60 - PAID

    OCT GC ~ £189.45/150 NOV GC ~ £49.52/175
    Make £10 a Day 2016: JAN £299.11/310 FEB £404.19/290 MAR £315.20/310
    DFBX2016 ~ #101 £16368/£8750 DFBX2015 ~ #101 £3811.87/£3000

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    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 7th Oct 16, 9:20 AM
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    x_raphael_xx
    I also took another 2 bin bags full of clothes to throw out to the local council waste recycling unit and put them in the bins there - I have no idea what they do with them.
    Originally posted by Fantabulous
    I know the named charity ones (St Lukes etc) get sorted to sell in their shops.
    I saw a documentary once on young asylum seekers who were coming up to 16 years (or was it 18yrs) old, as they were then going to be classed as adults they were awaiting ruling on whether they could stay or would be deported.
    A lot of them lived in sparse flats and were trying to survive, there was this charity who went round with clothes that had been donated to help them out. I just remember the thrill on one girls face as this pair of jeans fit her perfectly.
    I assume something like this is done with them for the needy. I certainly hope so, and hope they aren't just mashed up in a machine!


    037 - Another pair of holey pants BINNED (really need to sort through these!)
    038 - Pack of two gel handwarmers. BINNED. These were BFs, he was given them as a present a couple of years ago and has never used them. I tried one yesterday and was very disappointed. Was expecting a nice warm glow, like holding a mug of tea, but they were just 'not cold'. I was warmer putting my hands in my pockets.

    BF also took the old hallway carpet to work to throw in the skip, not really clutter, as it was only pulled up wed night, and carpet fitters came yesterday to fit new carpet.
    They left the off-cuts from the new carpet and my friend claimed them to cut into a mat. The scraps have been binned.
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 7th Oct 16, 1:22 PM
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    somerandom
    ermmm small confession - as I was packing away the stuff for the charity shop I retrieved 2 items (it was nearly 4 items!!) ... to make up for it I found 2 items in the wardrobe to replace them - at least I won't have to reduce my total now...

    Makes me wonder - a) whether I would have missed those items if I'd taken them to the CS when I first discarded them b) how I could so easily discard 2 items from my wardrobe when I'd already in theory been through my stuff a couple of times...
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    • dannie
    • By dannie 7th Oct 16, 3:06 PM
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    dannie
    Hi, I've not posted since 30/9/16 as I have decided to focus on sorting out the garden this month.

    Thanks for all your posts during the three months I did this challenge. I feel I did make some progress.
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 7th Oct 16, 8:37 PM
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    somerandom
    Happy gardening dannie.

    1055 & 6 - 2 x fridge magnets
    1057. cushion
    1058. bathmat
    1059. cardi
    1060. cosmetic bag
    1061. Bag
    1062. dead storage bag - bin
    1063-5 . 3x dead tights - bin
    1066. pouch for charger
    1067. Belt
    1068. Bag
    1069 - Trousers
    1070- scarf
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    • dannie
    • By dannie 8th Oct 16, 7:27 PM
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    dannie
    Thanks somerandom. Hope to get a lot done weather permitting.
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 8th Oct 16, 9:14 PM
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    somerandom
    All my stuff now dropped off at Charity Shop !!

    1071 & 2 - dead knickers - bin
    1073 - dead flannel
    1074. cosmetics bag
    1075 - tin of old paint
    Last edited by somerandom; 08-10-2016 at 10:22 PM.
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    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 8th Oct 16, 9:20 PM
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    1976- broken metal frame of a mirror
    1977. Light up mirror recycled
    1978-1983. Items sold online
    1984-1989. Packaging for the sold items
    1990- bag of scarfs and socks donated to dementia unit
    1990. Bin bag of towels donated to family
    1991-1992. 2 bedside table lights donated to family member
    1993-1994. Library books read and returned
    1995. Giant tub of my favourite moisturiser used up- recycled
    1996-1998. Bottles recycled
    1999. New food recycling caddy received and first bag deposited in the right bin
    2000-2001. Boxes recycled
    2002- 2004. Old calendars discovered and recycled
    2005. Boyfriend has reorganised his board game collection he stores at mine, do living room is a bit tidier.
    2006-2008. Very old stain remover powder tubs that the contents were damp- binned. Came from mum's so who knows how long they had been there.
    2009-2010. Decanted another two of the stain removers tubs that were fine into my large tub. Recycled
    2011. Arran Aromatics shower gel used up
    2012. Cotton bud tub used up from stash - recycled
    No buying toiletries total Outs 762

    Decluttered 2316 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 8th Oct 16, 11:52 PM
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    Gem-gem
    1783. 11 x birthday cards
    1794. 11 x envelopes
    1805. 5 x inners
    1810. Boxes x2
    1812 lids x 2
    1814. Packaging x 3 - bedding
    1817. Magazine and bits
    1818. Unwanted mail x 7
    1825. Packaging - underwear
    1826. Shirt packaging
    1827. Box
    1828. Birthday present
    1829. Tissue paper
    1830. Bag
    1831.
    £2 Savers Club no 2 completed - target achieved
    Save £12k in 2016 - no 73 (£4872/9000).
    Road kill rebels- no 3 £40.70
    Declutter 2016 in 2016. Completed 5/11/16
    CCC no 19 £900/£600 5/ 8months
    • Planning ahead
    • By Planning ahead 9th Oct 16, 2:43 PM
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    Planning ahead
    243 old candle holder
    244 light bulb
    245-247 paper gift bags
    248 picture frame
    249-251 more light bulbs
    252 paper
    253-256 dehumidifiers
    257-259 2 x bras
    260 stretched out top
    261 ripped, frayed used for painting
    262 letter
    263 Bin bag rubbish from bedrooms
    :£120,000 / £28,000 Mortgage free date planned May 2023 Actual mortgage free date June 2030
    Debt free date October 2017 for CC/loans Earliest retirement date May 2023
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 10th Oct 16, 10:38 PM
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    Fiasco55
    2013-2026. Items sold online
    2027-2040. Packaging for sold items
    2041-2042. Candles to cs
    2043. Reciepts filed
    2044. Recipes filled
    2045. Packaging recycled
    2046. Cushion covers given to my aunt
    No buying toiletries total Outs 762

    Decluttered 2316 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £
    • x_raphael_xx
    • By x_raphael_xx 11th Oct 16, 8:44 AM
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    x_raphael_xx
    039 - 042 - 4 glass ink bottles. Sold on eb@ay and posted.
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 11th Oct 16, 12:36 PM
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    somerandom
    1076. Wheelie bin of green waste
    1072. Wheelie bin of rubbish from garden
    1073. Dead gym top
    1074 & 5. 2 x dead socks
    1076 - yet another cashmere cardigan eaten by moths
    Last edited by somerandom; 11-10-2016 at 3:30 PM.
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    • blubella
    • By blubella 12th Oct 16, 7:24 AM
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    blubella
    A few more things decluttered ...

    198-199. 2 x jumpers CS
    200. Post it notes CS
    201-237. 37 x books CS
    238-239. 2 x pairs shoes CS
    240-241. 2 x skirts CS
    242. 1 x print CS
    243. 1 x straw box CS
    244. Shaver socket CS
    245. Off cut non slip mat binned
    246-249. 3 x bottles recyled
    250. Odd hair pin binned
    251. 1 x pair sandals CS

    Never realised how much c*** I have been hoarding...bedroom is starting to look spacious again!!

    Happy decluttering folks x
    Light Bulb Moment Aug 2015 ~ £24758.52
    Dec 2015 ~ DEBT Cards £18046.78 Dec 2016 £7900 + Bank of Mum & Dad 4687.60 - PAID

    OCT GC ~ £189.45/150 NOV GC ~ £49.52/175
    Make £10 a Day 2016: JAN £299.11/310 FEB £404.19/290 MAR £315.20/310
    DFBX2016 ~ #101 £16368/£8750 DFBX2015 ~ #101 £3811.87/£3000

    Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration & inspiration ~ Evan Esar
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