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    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 29th Dec 16, 9:34 AM
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    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!
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    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 3rd Jun 17, 1:42 PM
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    Fiasco55
    710-711. Skirts sold online
    712-713. Dresses sold online
    714. Scarf sold online
    715. Wicker unit donated
    716-718. Suitcases stored in the loft
    719. Book finished
    720. Junk mail recycled
    721. More items uploaded for sale
    722. Hall cleared
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1175 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £163.96
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 3rd Jun 17, 3:03 PM
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    I have a bit of a strange system going on right now, where after I found my HG skincare products back in February, I then got all those Avon products from my mum a few weeks later, which were older(acquired last September) so I started using them despite having my newer, opened HG things.

    My HG skincare is from a botanical brand, therefore has a much shorter shelf life, so I eventually managed to come up with a routine that uses both lots of products side by side. My HG skincare items are just cleanser, toner and moisturiser but the Avon things I have are a cleanser, a serum, an eye cream and a day cream and night cream.

    I have an entire range of products from my HG skincare brand that are sealed(should stay fine until I get round to using them) so I have told myself I won't touch any of these - as using them all in the correct way makes up a pretty comprehensive and thorough skin care regime - until not all of my current products I'm using right now are used up, but until the cleansers only run out.

    I'm going to do it this way as the Avon day and night creams and the eye cream are in massive tubs and I only need a minute amount each time, and while I can see they are going down, even with adhering to my routine morning AND evening it's very, very slow progress. The cleansers will be finished long before any thing else and I don't want to bring in products from a different brand when I start using my HG items.

    I estimate that the toner I'm currently using will be finished tonight. The serum I'm currently using is starting to feel rather light too so hopefully that one will be finished soon.

    A foot cream/moisturiser looks about half empty judging by how squeezed the squeezy tube it's in is so hoping for that one to be finished within the next fortnight.
    • KitKatMum2
    • By KitKatMum2 3rd Jun 17, 9:49 PM
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    949. Bowl - smashed. Not on purpose, I'm not that desperate to declutter
    950. Bubble bath
    951. Bath salts
    952. Skirt - sold
    953. -964. Baby/Kids clothes
    965. Dress
    967. Comforter
    968-973. Toys
    974-975. Candles

    I also was given a bag of handed down clothes today for my daughter. Some were far too small, so they have gone straight into the charity shop bag, rather than me leaving them hanging around for ages. I've not counted them on the list as they were only really in the house for five min before I decided to get rid.
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 4th Jun 17, 10:45 AM
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    As expected, toner finished and empty bottle binned.

    I have got a large shopping bag and placed some things in there to take to charity shop in the morning before I go to work - a pair of shoes my dad no longer wants as he can't drive in them, a pair of boots I bought my bf but they are too small(lost receipt and it's gone past the return time now anyway), my outfit from the wedding I went to back in April consisting of a full length black dress and a pink blazer/jacket, a box with the first fascinator in I ordered that was the wrong colour and the second fascinator I ordered that was right and I want to put some more things in but every time I pick it up to have a look I end up telling myself "I might wear/use it one day" and then it goes back

    Oh, also, half of the things I am getting rid of I did have listed on the selling sites but no one was interested so I took them off again
    Last edited by gemmajenkins0208; 04-06-2017 at 10:48 AM.
    • beautiful_ravens
    • By beautiful_ravens 4th Jun 17, 8:42 PM
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    beautiful_ravens
    To the tip today -
    half working strimmer, gave up trying to use it
    semi working lawnmower
    metal/rubble/batteries/fabric/camp stove/wood
    various shed and garden tat
    milk and OJ cartons

    Had a dream a few nights ago that I dicovered a room or attic in my house which was FULL of more clutter and junk that Id fogotten I had, and I was so upset that I had so much more stuff to get rid of - it really was a bad dream!!
    ''A moment's thinking is an hour in words.'' -Thomas Hood
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 5th Jun 17, 9:37 AM
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    Threw away a couple more bits of small tat rubbishy things just now.

    Applied foot cream this morning and it's going down quite quickly but then it's only a small tube.

    Serum also feeling even lighter again so hoping for that to be used up sooner rather than later!
    • A Frayed Knot
    • By A Frayed Knot 5th Jun 17, 10:46 AM
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    A Frayed Knot
    Came on here for some more inspiration.

    Not - got rid - but exchanged - microwave (Brother wanted s/s one)

    s/s bin - to brothers (brand new - just too big for me)

    some blackout lining used up - to line brand new roller blinds that you could spit pea through ! ! !

    and that's it for now - Oh 7 parcels posted, thanks ebay.
    Always have 00.00 at the end of your mortgage balance and one day it will all be 0's
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    2017 £2422.71 + Phantom o/ps 2017 -£1367.81 so far
    • KitKatMum2
    • By KitKatMum2 5th Jun 17, 2:53 PM
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    Not much from me today...

    976. Candle - used up
    977. Lint roller - had two. so got rid of this one as I finished it today

    Sorted a pile of baby clothes this morning too to go, but I've not noted down how many there are. I'll check that tonight once kids in bed and add to the list. Also found a bottle of perfume which is almost used, so have been using that up over the last few days.

    Next stop is the cleaning cupboard - I do stockpile cleaning products when I find them on offer but it's a little out of hand now and I seem to have about 20 half bottles of all-purpose cleaner to use up!
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 5th Jun 17, 6:12 PM
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    somerandom
    511 & 2. 2 x notebooks transcribed & recycled
    513 camisole top - cs
    Originally posted by somerandom
    514 - old sofa - collected by council
    515 - misc. tat from DIY box
    516 - OOD coconut oil
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017 £392.52/£397
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 6th Jun 17, 9:00 AM
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    I have the tiniest bottle of perfume ever, which I have been using since maybe the end of april? It was when I acquired all the Avon stuff, and even with 4 squirts of it 2 times a day 5 days a week ever since then, I could show to each and every one of you and you would all think I only bought it over the weekend

    Literally, it is the worlds most long lasting perfume! I have 5 other different perfumes I need to use up yet before I can buy anything new!
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 7th Jun 17, 5:10 PM
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    723-724. Bags sold online
    725. Vase sold online
    726-729. Books sold online
    730. Wind chimes sold online
    731. Blu ray sold online
    732-741. Bars of soap sold online
    742. Bfs miniature painting stuff sent home with him lol
    743. Purse to cs
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1175 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £163.96
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 8th Jun 17, 9:46 AM
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    I'm going to stay at a friends tomorrow after work for drinks and I have scoped out an old top and an old pair of lounge trousers/joggers that are past their best to use to wear in the evening/to bed then on my way home I'll just throw them away in a bin somewhere

    I need to take my overnight things with me as I'm going straight from work and my friend lives in the city and I will already have my backpack with my purse, my bits and bobs bag, my work pencil bag and then all my overnight things will need to go in too, plus my uniform will need to go in after I've got changed, then I need an outfit as I have things to do in the city before heading home on the bus to another appointment in the town where I live!

    I have also decided I'm going to wear a not quite right cheapy pair of jeans and cheap, past their best pair of flats to work tomorrow so that I can get rid of those things too along with my old lounge things I would have worn the night before.

    It's going to be a mad weekend
    • KitKatMum2
    • By KitKatMum2 8th Jun 17, 10:21 AM
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    978. Candle
    979.-980 Bibs
    981. Broken mouse
    982.-983 Toys
    984.-993 Baby/Kids clothes
    994. Jacket
    995. Top
    996. Shoes
    997. Foundation sample (this went out of date in 2014 and was about 3 shades too dark, so why I kept it is anyone's guess!)
    998. Shower gel
    • KitKatMum2
    • By KitKatMum2 9th Jun 17, 9:20 PM
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    KitKatMum2
    999. Broken pen
    1000. Perfume sample
    1001.-1004 Toys
    1005.-1006. Hair Bobbles
    1007. HUGE pile of receipts
    1008. -1014 Baby/Kids clothes

    Really pleased to have passed 1000 and the halfway mark. Still a long way to go, but I've earmarked lots of items to go. Two bags for charity tomorrow, a bag for a friend and some bits for the tip too. Hope everyone else is getting on well.
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 10th Jun 17, 11:56 AM
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    744. Travel wallet sold
    745. Book sold
    746. Box used for postage
    747. Toy sold
    748-754. Toys donated to cs
    755-812. Clothes to cs
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1175 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £163.96
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 10th Jun 17, 2:11 PM
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    Finally home. Threw away said items, and gained 2 items - an untouched bottle of rum I bought for last night and one of those chip cups Primark were selling back along that my friend bought for me a few weeks ago
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 11th Jun 17, 5:38 PM
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    Really want to just send a load of things I don't use to the charity shop and start afresh and go shopping on a well known website as they have just upped my credit limit.

    Someone talk me out of it
    • purplevamp
    • By purplevamp 11th Jun 17, 5:47 PM
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    purplevamp
    Really want to just send a load of things I don't use to the charity shop and start afresh and go shopping on a well known website as they have just upped my credit limit.

    Someone talk me out of it
    Originally posted by gemmajenkins0208

    Don't do it!!!
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    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 11th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
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    Don't do it!!!
    Originally posted by purplevamp
    Hahaha!

    I haven't yet! I think it's just because it's Sunday, i hate Sundays. I get to that point at about this time of the evening where I'm just like -

    I'm just waiting for 9pm to roll around so i can go for a shower and relax then jump straight into bed!

    Last edited by gemmajenkins0208; 11-06-2017 at 7:58 PM.
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 11th Jun 17, 8:03 PM
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    813. Book sold
    814. Jewellery box sold
    815. Shoes to cs


    Not getting much done in my own place as I've been trying to finish off the clearance of my mum's house. Been there 3 days this week. Over 50 bin bags gone to charity shop. I am hoping that by the end of August it will be ready to go on the market.
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1175 items
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038 so far £163.96
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