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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!
    2016 £2 Savers Club #4 - £120/£100 Target (£90 paid in)
    1% Club - 21%/100% Declutter 2016 in 2016 - 562/2016
    Joint Overdraft: £1,400/£1,500, Tesco (0%): £5054.85/£4,681.95
    DH Overdraft: £1,500 Virgin CC (0%):£5,509.51/£3,857.70
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    • butterfly2507
    • By butterfly2507 12th Oct 16, 9:43 AM
    • 186 Posts
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    butterfly2507
    460. eraser - binned.
    461.-470. unused pencils - donated
    471. shorts - donated.
    472.-476. pens - binned.
    477. paperwork - recycled.
    478. nail polish remover - UU & recycled.
    479. shampoo - UU & recycled.
    480. conditioner - UU & recycled.
    481. shower gel - UU & recycled.
    482. lip pencil - UU & binned.
    483. eyebrow pencil - UU & binned.
    484. eyeshadow palette - donated.
    485. washi tape - UU
    486. lip cream - UU & recycled.
    487. necklace - donated.
    488. frisbee - donated.
    489. shoes - sold.
    490. pen - binned.
    492. eyeshadow - UU
    493. remover wipes - UU & binned.
    494. shower gel - UU & recycled.
    495. book - donated.
    496.-499. shoes - sold.
    500. candle holder - binned.
    501. hair clips - binned.
    502. eyeshadow - UU
    503. mouthwash - UU & recycled.
    504. bracelet - donated.
    505. shampoo - UU & recycled.
    506. nail polish - UU & recycled.
    507. eyeshadow - UU
    508-509. underwear - binned
    decluttered 1105 items started 20 / 09 / 15
    decluttered in 2016: 636

    english is not my first language, sorry for any misspellings
    • KitKatMum2
    • By KitKatMum2 12th Oct 16, 10:05 PM
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    KitKatMum2
    I've just had a quick read through this thread, it's very inspiring. I read the KonMarie book last year and have been trying to declutter ever since, but I've found it difficult. I have two very young children and they grow out of stuff every five minutes, so I seem to have a constant stream of 'stuff'.

    I've been throwing things out, donating, selling and passing on, but the amount of stuff never seems to descrease!? I don't know if anyone else feels that way. I did sort one carrier bag full of baby clothes for the charity shop today, so some progress I guess. I may join in with this thread, I like the idea of listing everything, so maybe that will help me see I am getting rid of things - even if it doesn't look like it!
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 13th Oct 16, 8:24 PM
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    somerandom
    Hi KitKatMum - we'd love to have you join us.

    ... and yes - I can totally identify with what you say about the amount of stuff never seeming to decrease.
    Check out My Debt Free Diary "My Leap of Faith"
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5334341&highlight=
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 - £441.15/£300.00
    • blubella
    • By blubella 14th Oct 16, 5:55 AM
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    blubella
    252. Jug binned
    253. Post its CS
    254-255. 2 x foil trays recycled
    256-257. 2 x plastic bottles recycled
    258. 1 x pencil binned
    259-260. 2 x art brushes CS
    261-265. 5 x books CS
    256. 1 x pen CS
    257. 1 x new tippex pen CS
    258-269. 11 screws binned
    270. Pile of recipts recycled
    271-285. 15 x paperclips binned
    286. Plastic tube binned
    Last edited by blubella; 14-10-2016 at 5:58 AM.
    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
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 15th Oct 16, 9:18 PM
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    Gem-gem
    1831. Unwanted mail
    1832. Finished with mail and envelopes
    1832. Finished chocolate box (stored to use later!)
    1833. Finished chocolate box
    1834. Expired credit card
    1835. Plastic container ( used when teak oiling the garden furniture)
    1836. Paper - lots
    I837. Scissors - hubby lost whilst away!!
    1838. Hair putter upper (plastic) broke
    1839. Conditioner bottle
    1840. Oyster card - broken
    1841. Glass - broken
    1842.
    Last edited by Gem-gem; 15-10-2016 at 9:21 PM.
    £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
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 17th Oct 16, 12:42 AM
    • 1,263 Posts
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    Fiasco55
    2047-2057. Items sold online
    2058-2068. Packaging for sold items
    2069-2070. Bottles recycled
    2071-2074. Library books returned
    2075. Book to cs
    2078. Tops to cs
    2079. Bag donated to dementia unit
    2080. Listed more items online ( still loads to put up)
    2081. Bag of cleaning products given to family
    2082-2083. Cards from stash
    2084. Bottle of bubbly as a gift
    2085. Box of sweets as a gift
    2086. Cotton wool pack used up
    2087. Eye cream used up
    2088. Night cream used up
    No buying toiletries total Outs 762

    Decluttered 2304 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £
    • suzeesu2000
    • By suzeesu2000 17th Oct 16, 12:45 AM
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    suzeesu2000
    Still plugging away.
    Few more bits sold tonight on eBay so the pile is now down to three boxes!

    Have just spent two weeks massively decluttering my craft space - have a HUGE box now to split up for more eBaying. Decluttered three rolls of Fablon covering the shelves on shelf units too.

    Spent this evening reducing craft supplies more by making boxes for already made cards. Also digitised and shredded some paperwork - so much easier to deal with like this.

    Have also got three boxes ready for the charity shop to collect but will be adding more to this over the next week when I "deal" with the airing cupboard. I expect to have quite a few towels and bedding sets to go. Will split between eBay and the local homeless shelter.

    This time, i CAN see the difference and the space from craft declutter. Not sure if this is allowed but if anyone is interested there is a brilliant lady on YouTube who I follow, great for hints and general enthusiasm to keep you going. Her channel is called "Doitonadime". Recommended viewing for declutterers like us! Well done all.
    Last edited by suzeesu2000; 10-11-2016 at 12:26 AM.
    Saving 1 animal wont change the world - but it will change the world for that 1 animal.

    2012/2013 decluttered 2475 items! junk in Jan '14 80/100 June junk'd 60 sacks out
    Debt free: 9th December 2013
    • suzeesu2000
    • By suzeesu2000 17th Oct 16, 3:46 PM
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    suzeesu2000
    And a wok is gone!
    Saving 1 animal wont change the world - but it will change the world for that 1 animal.

    2012/2013 decluttered 2475 items! junk in Jan '14 80/100 June junk'd 60 sacks out
    Debt free: 9th December 2013
    • squishylove1989
    • By squishylove1989 17th Oct 16, 5:33 PM
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    squishylove1989
    It seems I have stumbled across all these challenge threads too late! I am in serious need of a declutter. I am trying to do a room a week (thorough declutter and clean) in the countdown to Christmas. Hope you don't mind me joining in at the end. Hopefully will keep me on track for the rest of the year.
    • blubella
    • By blubella 17th Oct 16, 7:03 PM
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    blubella
    Have kept at the decluttering a little over the weekend..listed a few items on the bay. Took all the items that I have been decluttering to CS today...my car is now empty ...
    287. Broken plate binned
    288. Broken cup binned
    289. Old pen binned
    290. Favourite broken sunglasses binned
    291-297. 7x books CS
    298. Shawl CS
    299. Shirt CS
    300. Jumper CS
    301-304. 4 x cardi's CS
    305. Jacket CS
    306. Shorts CS
    307. Coat CS
    308-310. 2 x dresse CS
    311-314. T-shirt x 4 CS
    315-325. 10 coat hangers CS
    326-329. 3 x shirts CS
    330. Wicker basket CS

    So much more to do!
    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
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 18th Oct 16, 3:37 PM
    • 1,263 Posts
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    Fiasco55
    It seems I have stumbled across all these challenge threads too late! I am in serious need of a declutter. I am trying to do a room a week (thorough declutter and clean) in the countdown to Christmas. Hope you don't mind me joining in at the end. Hopefully will keep me on track for the rest of the year.
    Originally posted by squishylove1989
    It's never too late to join, welcome and good luck with your decluttering plans. Everyone here has different ways of doing it and how they record it. For me seeing it written down really helps me see just what I have achieved.

    2089. Pj bottom that are in holes recycled- no idea what has happened here as I only bought them this year and nothing else has done this. Checked my washing machine in case something sharp was there but found nothing. The investigation continues....
    2090. Blister packet binned
    2091-2092. Bottles recycled
    2093. Shower gel used up, recycled
    2094. Coffee used up, more from the stash used to replace it
    2095. Food recycled that was after use by
    2096. Posted of a book to a friend
    2097. Apron given to my be
    2098. Listed some more things online
    2099. Door handles given to my cousin
    2100. Bf sent off with a huge pile of his accumulated rubbish
    No buying toiletries total Outs 762

    Decluttered 2304 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £
    • suzeesu2000
    • By suzeesu2000 19th Oct 16, 12:54 AM
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    suzeesu2000
    Hubby is helping too! he drilled some holes in a piece of wood and went strait through one of my favourite bath sheets he was using under the wood. Declutter one lovely bath sheet.

    I was very restrained, i didnt beat him, i didnt raise my voice, he just got THE look!!

    No point in keeping one odd one so that will be going to homeless shelter along with the remainder of that set.

    Heyho, also got rid of more craft papers by using them to decorate some boxes.

    Plus threw two big boxes out to recycling.
    Must really go back and count what i have done so far.....

    Well done all, keep it up.
    Saving 1 animal wont change the world - but it will change the world for that 1 animal.

    2012/2013 decluttered 2475 items! junk in Jan '14 80/100 June junk'd 60 sacks out
    Debt free: 9th December 2013
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 20th Oct 16, 11:00 PM
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    Fiasco55
    2101-2102. Items sold online
    2103-2104. Packaging for items
    2105. Paperwork posted off
    2106. Listed some more items to sell
    2107-2110. Tops to cs
    2111. Cords to cs
    2112-2113. Flower pots to cs
    2114. Fabric cleaner kit donated to my uncle

    Spent two days at mum's continuing the clearance and got a fair bit done. Still so much to do but got 6 bin bags off to the cs, a piece of furniture to my uncle and more stuff to the recycle centre.
    No buying toiletries total Outs 762

    Decluttered 2304 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £
    • elly68
    • By elly68 23rd Oct 16, 10:20 AM
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    elly68
    Well have been decluttering since started with this think i will enjoy doing the numbers so here goes .Cant believe how much tat I have lying around I have started using big bags and either putting an item where it should be or straight in the boot of the car .Being unable to get shopping in once a week inspires me to either go to charity recycle point or visit family member to clutter their house instead .
    1-100 items of clothing binned ,gifted to charity and family
    101-104 four large cardboard boxes into recyclying
    105-suitcase to the tip
    106- elderflower champagne drank plastic bottle to recycle bin.
    Happy decluttering folks
    Halifax loan 15900/16500 2 payments left
    bos cc 300/8500
    santander 0/2850 0% this will be min payment only
    Good to update
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 23rd Oct 16, 2:59 PM
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    Gem-gem
    1842. Recycled wrapping paper from last year x 8
    1850. Sellotape
    1851. Ribbons collected off chocolate boxes reused in people's Christmas gifts
    1854. Ribbons collected off clothes garments - reused a tag ribbons
    1860. Ribbon x2
    1862. Ribbon - made with love
    1863. Jam and marmalade x 3 wrapped as gifts
    1866. Picallili- wrapped as a gift
    1867. Jam bag reused as a gift
    1868. Flannel- gift
    1869. Smellies x 2 - gifts
    1871. Birthday present for nephew x2
    1873. Tissue paper blue
    1874. Christmas presents for family all wrapped, tags from recycled cards
    1934. Box stored papers in
    1935. Bags - put presents in - 6
    1941. Tissue paper x 3 - blue - more presents
    1944. Tissue paper x 1 - white
    1946. Pretty boxes to put presents in x 2 (reused)
    1948. Envelopes x 3
    1951. Packaging for undies x 2
    1953. Present for friend x 3
    1956. Tights - hole in them
    1957. Holiday brochure
    1958. Make-up pads
    1959. Ladies things - boxes x 2
    1961. Holey socks
    1963. Unwanted mail
    1964. Envelopes
    1965. Swimming costume tags
    1966. Receipts
    1967. Carrier bag
    1968. Beer bottles x 3
    1971. Newspaper supplements received from BIL - recycled x 12
    1983. 'Mrs' wine glass broken
    1984.
    Last edited by Gem-gem; 23-10-2016 at 3:39 PM.
    £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
    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 23rd Oct 16, 8:54 PM
    • 2,651 Posts
    • 8,865 Thanks
    Frogletina
    I've not counted my items for ages so I'll begin a new list for 2017. However I am still disposing of my unwanted things.

    One thing I am going to do is stop buying a daily paper. It's something I have done for years, but since I came back from my holiday I have not read any of the papers I have bought. I might just get a free one from Waitrose when I go there, or if I am on a train journey, although I have plenty of books that need reading.

    One of the things I decided to do this year was not buy any more handwash only to find out that the line has been discontinued. This has irked me, as I've been using the same one for ages and always bought it when on offer. I also thought I'd got enough shower gel for the year but I ended up having to buy more of that.

    Well, I guess I would have run out of the hand wash eventually even if I'd had a larger stash. As it is, I still have two left so I might replace the one in the main bathroom for visitors to use, so only I use my favourite one
    Not Rachmaninov
    But Nyman
    The heart asks for pleasure first

    SPC 8 #441 £1567.31 SPC 9 #441 £1014.64
    • miss_corerupted
    • By miss_corerupted 24th Oct 16, 3:23 PM
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    miss_corerupted
    sold a pair of trainers and box to post them in
    10 more cardboard boxes - I swear I don't know where they come from!

    1 broken folding chair
    High table table
    12 tops
    Golf set
    Car engine heat cover
    Fire Extinguisher (from the 70's)
    2 puzzles
    1 skateboard
    1 tent

    Numerous things from the pantry at least 10, We had a Rat so OH went through and found my hidden stash of shampoos, etc so he threw a lot out as the rat had nibbled them

    1669. I really need to get back into the swing of this
    Originally posted by miss_corerupted
    1 masooosie tent that I can never put up and I hate - Given to the Scouts hopefully they will have better luck
    1 bag - Bin
    24 broken toys Bin
    Went through a drawer and got rid of 6 empty packets that had gotten shoved to the back.
    old poster

    23 children books - To sis
    2 packs of cards handwriting practice - To sis

    1727

    Not a massive amount this time but getting closer to my target
    I have dyslexia, so get used to my spelling and grammar
    Mortgage pay off date 11/2028. Target 12/2020
    Current Balance £33921
    Declutter 1820/2016
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 24th Oct 16, 10:06 PM
    • 1,263 Posts
    • 14,759 Thanks
    Fiasco55
    2115-2122. Items sold online
    2123-2129. Packaging for the sold items
    2130-2131. Jumpers to cs
    2132. Jeggings to cs
    2132-2134. Tops to cs
    2135. Ironing board sleeve to my cousin
    No buying toiletries total Outs 762

    Decluttered 2304 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £
    • cutiepieabf
    • By cutiepieabf 27th Oct 16, 11:18 AM
    • 340 Posts
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    cutiepieabf
    wow! a year has almost passed! where does the time go??
    In the Summer i moved in with OH and realised just how much stuff i still had - most of which was crafting stuff.
    I decided that i needed to prioritise my time better, so i whittled my 8 craft boxes down to 5 (donated a lot of it to a centre working with adults with disabilities). Then i booked a table at our local craft fair in November, so that i have a target. The last few weeks OH and myself have been busy crafting and we have a good stock already for the fair. Our craft items are all made from upcycled materials, and i cant believe i waited this long to get down and make them! Fingers crossed we get some sales on the day, but the main thing is, i have managed to declutter a lot of odds and sods i was collecting, and i have had good fun making things.

    My next challenge is paperwork - how long do you guys keep paperwork for? old tenancy agreements, payslips, bank statements, credit card statements, etc?

    Thanks guys!
    DFBX2016 #160 - £3400/£8800 38%
    • Planning ahead
    • By Planning ahead 27th Oct 16, 3:27 PM
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    Planning ahead
    264-274 Paperwork
    275 Cardboard box
    276 Broken hair clip
    277 Misc wire
    278 Packaging
    277 Box
    278 Vouchers in purse
    279 Pair or worn out trousers
    280 Pair worn out jeans
    281 2 light bulbs
    282 Wire brush
    283-284 Receipts
    285 Flowers
    286-287 2 bags coins for the bank
    288-290 Cables
    :£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
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