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    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 29th Dec 16, 9:34 AM
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    Sa1sysoo
    2017 - No Clutter To Be Seen
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    • 29th Dec 16, 9:34 AM
    2017 - No Clutter To Be Seen 29th Dec 16 at 9:34 AM
    To use Guineapigsqueaks/my own wording, "A new thread for declutterbugs in 2015 2016 2017!"

    I'm going to aim to get rid of 2017 items in 2017.
    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

    Welcome one and all and happy decluttering!
    2017 £2 Savers Club #19 - £35/£100 Target
    1% Club - 28%/100% Declutter 2017 in 2017 - 951/2016
    Joint Overdraft: £1,400/£1,500, Tesco (0%): £4,685.85/£4,681.95
    DH Overdraft: £1,500 Virgin CC (0%):£5,135.23/£3,857.70
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    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 14th May 17, 8:08 PM
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    Sa1sysoo
    904 & 905 - Candles UU
    906 - OOD Cheese Biscuits
    907-913 - Computer bits
    914 - Bubble Bath UU
    915 - Small Box
    916-918 - Fitbit Covers
    919 - Light-Up Mirror
    920-922 - Pairs of socks
    923-925 - Boxes of Sindy Stuff
    926 - Moisturiser UU
    927 - Sports Bag
    928 - Messenger Bag
    929-931 - Contact Lens Stuff
    932 - Sweetener Pot
    933 - Tub of Acid
    934-939 - Bags of OOD Flour
    940-950 - Hubby's Clothes
    951 - Body Wash Sample

    Getting closer to that magic 1000 mark...
    2017 £2 Savers Club #19 - £35/£100 Target
    1% Club - 28%/100% Declutter 2017 in 2017 - 951/2016
    Joint Overdraft: £1,400/£1,500, Tesco (0%): £4,685.85/£4,681.95
    DH Overdraft: £1,500 Virgin CC (0%):£5,135.23/£3,857.70
    • BettiePage
    • By BettiePage 15th May 17, 3:27 PM
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    BettiePage
    300. Carvela spangly sandals - CS.
    301. Caddy thing for hair and makeup stuff - CS
    302-310. Unwanted bottles of 'stuff' from the garage - Tip
    311-315. Unwanted flower bulb packets - CS
    316. Empty bird feed tub - Recycling at tip.
    317. Old computer tower - Dismantled and taken to tip
    318-319. Old tatty shoes - Tip
    320. Hair sectioning clip - broken, bin.
    Originally posted by BettiePage
    321. Old, battered, scratched stockpot - Recycling
    322. Wooden tray thing - Recycling
    323- 324 old dried up toothpaste tubes - bin.
    Illegitimi non carborundum.
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 15th May 17, 8:38 PM
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    gemmajenkins0208
    I tried to sort out one of the desk drawers in my room yesterday morning, only thing I found that I can definitely throw out without any questioning was a special edition tobacco tin(I know - smoking is naughty! )

    We accumulated about 5 of these over the course of a couple months just before they changed all the packaging of cigarettes and tobacco. 1 went to my aunt, 1 to my mum and my boyfriend and I kept the other 3. We started using 1 to house all of his tiny model kit pieces in one place and the other 2 were just sat in the drawer for us to have 1 each. I have just decided that I'm going to bin my current mangled tobacco tin and start using one of these special edition tins

    Mum and I had a mother and daughter day on Saturday and went to not the nearest city but a different one slightly further away where a Primark has recently opened. They now sell those acrylic makeup organisers for £2 so I picked one up. Being able to see what I have has meant I have started wearing makeup which in turn means that items in that department will get used up now

    I am also on a self imposed clothes shopping ban. I am in my work clothes 5 days a week which means I only have 2 days of the week to wear outdoor clothes. I wear lounge clothes(basically clothes I wouldn't be seen dead in outside the house ) in the mornings before going to work and in the evenings when I get home. I have noticed a hole developing in 1 t shirt and 1 of my pairs of work trousers so that'll be 2 items gone once the holes are too big - the trousers will get thrown away this week as that hole is actually getting quite big and I have already purchased a replacement pair.

    Making a good dent in all the food we have in the house too

    I ate this big block of marzipan as it was the other week as the date was coming up on it and we'll never use it for icing a cake! The other half and I also demolished a box of trifle sponges that were out of date but they were still sealed and they tasted fine

    Mum and I sorted out the fridge and the crap corner in the same sitting and found several large multipacks of crisps and enough multipacks of chocolate to fill a carrier bag There are only a few individual bags of crisps and individual chocolate bars left now and mum is trying to buy more fruits and vegetables
    Last edited by gemmajenkins0208; 15-05-2017 at 8:40 PM.
    • KitKatMum2
    • By KitKatMum2 15th May 17, 9:31 PM
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    KitKatMum2
    Not too bad for one day...

    859.- 860 Baby clothes
    861. Eye drops
    862. Foot care pack
    863.-864 Medicine spoons
    865. OOD travel sickness medication
    866. Travel sickness bands
    867. Perfume sample
    868. Body Spray
    869. Broken Toy
    • Chocolatedrinker
    • By Chocolatedrinker 16th May 17, 3:23 AM
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    Chocolatedrinker
    Various items gone including toner cartridges to recycling, bag of items yo charity shop, bag of craft items to collection at work etc.
    Still got a lot of boxes of "stuff" to go through, which I want to finish doing this year.
    Credit card £1,800 ish

    1725/2017 items decluttered
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 16th May 17, 3:19 PM
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    Fiasco55
    Few more items gone.

    614. Table runner to cs
    615. Jumper to cs
    616. Lipstick binned
    617. Make up bag to cs
    618. Cleared the kitchen table
    619. Filing done
    620. Shredding done
    621. Water put away instead of clogging up the kitchen
    Last edited by Fiasco55; 16-05-2017 at 3:25 PM.
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 837 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £ 58.96
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 16th May 17, 10:58 PM
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    somerandom
    483. book
    484&5 2x dead flannels
    486. ipod dock
    Originally posted by somerandom
    487-489 3xpairs of socks
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017 £234.56/£365
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 18th May 17, 9:48 AM
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    gemmajenkins0208
    Used up a face wash the night before last

    Already had a replacement so have moved onto that one now
    • KitKatMum2
    • By KitKatMum2 18th May 17, 10:15 AM
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    KitKatMum2
    870.-872. Toys
    873. Socks
    874. Receipts
    875. Reed diffuser

    Hope to do a bit more during youngest's nap time
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 18th May 17, 9:10 PM
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    gemmajenkins0208
    Forgot to mention in either of my previous posts - I've been rather spendy still over the last couple weeks

    BUT!!!

    I am also making a conscious effort to try and use up things we already have here.

    We now have only 2 older food items in the kitchen(half a jar of marmite that's being used in sandwiches and on toast as often as possible, and a pepper mill with only a little bit left - we prefer the ready ground pepper powder stuff).

    I have used up all of the drabs of shampoos, conditioners shower gels etc that people had left in the bathroom.

    As I said in a previous post(I think!) I had acquired a whole load of Avon things from my mum that she said she'll never use, I have incorporated these items into my various morning/evening/shower/getting-ready-for-work routines, along with products of my own I already had and I can see that they are going down

    I will hopefully be back to basics before too long! I honestly do not feel like I need all of these lotions, potions and creams but I'm sure my hair, skin and nails are most certainly appreciating it!

    By no means do I have a solid routine in place which uses each and every product religiously, but the current system I have going on, well, it's a start, and it's saving perfectly good items from landfill, or from languishing in someone elses house

    That's mainly why I agreed to take them off my mums hands - "if no one else will use them, I will!"

    One thing I am feeling pretty guilty about tho is the other week I threw away 2 unused, unopened lip makeup items, but I had bought them about 3 or 4 years ago. I'm sure they still would have been good, but I only spent less than a tenner on both of them together. See what's happening here? I'm kicking myself about it, and then justifying it!

    Someone please tell me it doesn't matter one bit and make me forget about it now?!
    Last edited by gemmajenkins0208; 18-05-2017 at 9:15 PM.
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 19th May 17, 7:17 PM
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    Fiasco55
    622. Book finished donated to cs
    623. Finally uploaded furniture for sale on Gumtree
    624-638. Stuff uploaded for sale
    639-645. Toiletries donated to family
    646. Paperwork filed
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 837 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £ 58.96
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 21st May 17, 10:55 AM
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    gemmajenkins0208
    Just helped mum sort out the cupboard under the sink

    A small plastic storage box full of rolls of different types of bags with our councils name all over them pulled out and set aside to get rid of(in some way) as our council don't collect these anymore and the bags are basically useless now.

    A few almost empty bottles of different types of cleaners/polishes/sprays etc pulled out and put on window sill above sink so mum can grab them easily to use them up.

    Shelves cleaned and everything else(mainly new/sealed) put back neatly
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 21st May 17, 1:05 PM
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    gemmajenkins0208
    A last minute snap decision to go to the tip was made when mum came back from the shops.

    We took the rolls of bags I mentioned in my previous post, an old, broken pressure cooker(this went in the metals container at the tip), the last 3 bags for the charity shop(all clothes so went into the textiles container), a bin bag full of old camera bags my dad no longer wanted due to upgrades(textiles container) and the old oil filled heater I had in my room over the winter as it was broken anyway(guy at the tip said metals container so if that's wrong it's his fault! )

    This has cleared even more room under the stairs and that general area of the house looks even better now
    Last edited by gemmajenkins0208; 21-05-2017 at 3:06 PM.
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 21st May 17, 9:22 PM
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    somerandom
    487-489 3xpairs of socks
    Originally posted by somerandom
    490. dead socks
    491. dead flannel
    492. locks of hair thrown in the Thames....
    493. box which used to hold hair

    I had kept a lock each of my dad & mum's hair since they died - 23/13 years respectively. It was just in a little box that never saw the light of day so I decided to set it free and threw it into the Thames - they lived only a stones throw from the river all of their lives so it felt fitting

    (disposed of box separately - not thrown in river of course)
    Last edited by somerandom; 21-05-2017 at 9:25 PM.
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017 £234.56/£365
    • yllek_uk
    • By yllek_uk 21st May 17, 10:37 PM
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    yllek_uk
    Listing here looks a wonderful idea, I am going to join in if that's ok?! Today I have had the most productive day I have had in a long time so it feels good timing to find this thread.
    1-5 Books including two cookbooks and fiction books I have had for years and have given up on keeping to read.
    6-10 Clothes that don't fit any more- skirt, trousers and two tops.
    • KitKatMum2
    • By KitKatMum2 22nd May 17, 7:45 AM
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    KitKatMum2
    Welcome yllek_uk

    Efforts over the weekend...


    876.-877 Sticker sheets
    878. Dress
    879.-880. toiletries
    881.-887 Baby clothes
    888. Speaker
    889.-904 jewellery
    905. Photo frame
    906. Bib
    907. Cloth baby book
    908. Video Game
    Last edited by KitKatMum2; 22-05-2017 at 7:48 AM.
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 22nd May 17, 10:08 PM
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    somerandom
    490. dead socks
    491. dead flannel
    492. locks of hair thrown in the Thames....
    493. box which used to hold hair
    Originally posted by somerandom
    494. Book sold on Amazon
    495. Book returned to Amazon
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017 £234.56/£365
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 23rd May 17, 5:17 PM
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    somerandom
    494. Book sold on Amazon
    495. Book returned to Amazon
    Originally posted by somerandom
    496. Wheelie bin full of green waste
    497. More dead socks
    498. Skirt
    499. Iron debris from end of the garden
    500. Plastic sheeting from end of the garden

    Whoo Hoo !! 500
    Last edited by somerandom; 23-05-2017 at 5:55 PM.
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017 £234.56/£365
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 24th May 17, 10:44 AM
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    gemmajenkins0208
    Loads of recycling and rubbish to go out this week, from our efforts over the last few days.

    Mum wants to use this coming bank holiday weekend to do some more thorough sorting out - going through things and getting rid of stuff(by means of either binning, donating or selling).

    I'm off work for all 3 days too so I shall help her do this.

    I've also accumulated a small carrier bag of items to give to the charity shop.

    What I have also done is all of my cosmetics(which is a lot now! ), I found these 3 small metal "wire mesh" type boxes with lids at the market on Saturday so I bought them, so I've got them and a large fabric/canvas storage box I bought last year which I was going to take to the tip the other day and organised all of my cosmetics into these boxes.

    I've got one small box with all my face stuff in, one small box with all my shower gels in and one small box with all my moisturisers in, then I put the small boxes inside the big box. It's taking up a lot less carpet space and very easy to pick it all up in one go if I want to move it for any reason(tidying up/hoovering etc)

    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 24th May 17, 10:52 PM
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    Fiasco55
    647-648. Bags to cs
    649. Juicer to cs
    650. Purse to cs
    651. Stationery set to cs
    652. Bag to cs
    653-660. Books sold online
    661. Candle sold online
    662-665. Boxes recycled
    666. Photo frame finally out of storage with a lovely photo of my mum ( who I lost last year) and me
    667. Chocs munched
    668-672. Paint charts recycled
    673. Mag passed to friend
    674-675. Letters posted off
    676. Cd case to cs
    677-678. Boxes for sold items
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 837 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £ 58.96
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