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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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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 5th Jul 17, 1:17 AM
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    Saver-upper
    I keep thinking that once the kids go to bed,I will get so much decluttering done.I have the best laid plans in my head.
    What actually happens is I am so busy with the kids all day,then by the time they go to bed,I don't always see the point in starting some of the big projects I had in my head.
    Tonight,all I have done is sort out a stable-table/tray thing that had a few random bits on it from my younger daughters' room.There were books to be returned to school,colouring pens to be returned to their bedroom,birthday cards (which I have always kept,so I have set them aside),books to be returned to their bedroom.
    Only took about 30 minutes to sort,and I will count it as one item item,so tally now up to 899.
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
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    • sallymander
    • By sallymander 5th Jul 17, 7:50 PM
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    sallymander
    Hi all, saver-upper Dont get disheartned, thats still 30mins done which is better than nothing!

    Ive nowsorted most of the easy areas where I can declutter as im passing, now i need to delve a bit deeper into the cupboards. Ive also got a mountain of half used up toiletries that i need to get through,

    This is my tally so far this week

    573-5. Random cables
    576-9. Old software discs for devices that have already gone
    580-6. Unused dvdr discs to the cs
    587. Magazine recycled.
    588. Body lotion used up
    589-90. Toiletry samples used up
    591-2. Pj bottoms to cs
    593-5. Tops to cs
    596-8. Shorts to cs
    599. Riding whip to cs
    600. Dress to cs
    601. Stack of cards and notelets to cs
    602. Sundres sold online
    603-12. Magazines sold online
    613. Dry cleaning sheets binned
    614. Ood bonjela binned
    615-16. Loyalty cards binned after being added to an app and tested
    617-18. 2 bottle openers to cs
    619. Slippers to cs
    620-22. Plastic tubs recycled
    623-5. 3 broken picture frames binned
    626. Old calender recycled
    627-36. Old applicance boxes recycled
    637-669. Picture frames to cs
    670. Stack of arteork to cs
    671. Belt to cs
    672. Hairdryer difuser to cs
    673. Used up nail varnish remover
    674. Dead bra binned
    675. Sewing pattern sold online
    676. Old duvet taken out of the dogs crate and replaced with an old one from the spare bed, the dog chews and rips his bed so every so often se replace it.

    Xx
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 5th Jul 17, 8:23 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Thank you sallymander.Yes,sometimes I think I want to see great swathes gone every single day,but it doesn't work like that,does it?I am actually quite pleased with how the house looks att the momet.And it is staying clutter-free for longer because partner is,I woudn't say working very hard at decluttering,but he is supporting me when I ask the kids to tidy their mess,or bring plates from ,say,front room,to kitchen.So areas are staying nicer for longer.And with that,is is only about a 2 minute job to get the vacuum cleaner out,and vacuum a room,so it looks pristine for a few days longer.
    Out of the house today,to charity shop:
    900-918: 19 books,including 11 by Jacqueline Wilson

    Kid's clothes:
    919: a dress
    920:fleece
    921:1pr leggings
    922:1pr trousers

    923-924:2 ornaments

    925:pair of boots (ladies)
    926:boy's school shirt

    927:Accessory Design Challenge kit/game-never opened
    928:Knit-a-Scarf kit,never opened
    929:something else I can't read my own hand-writing of,but it looks like "jumping leaf-over globe"
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 7th Jul 17, 11:05 PM
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    somerandom
    Second wind.....

    562. dead tote bag
    563. PE Top
    564. PE Shorts
    Originally posted by somerandom
    566. dead socks
    557. shorts
    558. hoodie
    559. woolly hat
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 8th Jul 17, 7:47 PM
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    Saver-upper
    I got sooooooooo much out of the house today.I am so proud of my 2 younger daughter (10 and 8yo)-they have done really well helping me get their room blitzed a few weeks ago,and 10yo keeps going through stuff,and getting rid of even more .
    930-981:52 books .Bless her,10yo had been preparing them to sell at a fair at school (to raise money for school).She did ask me what she thought I should do with books that didn't end up selling.She bought labels to price them up with and everything,then the teacher told her that she didn't think books were agood idea to sell at a festival-themed school fair .So they have all gone to charity.
    982: a blouse
    983-985:3 pr leggings
    986-987:2 jumpers
    988-989:2 dresses
    990-1000 items :11 t-shirts
    1001:a keyring
    1002:pocket mirror
    1003: bracelet
    1004:hair bobble
    1005:another bracelet
    1006:necklace
    1007:a ring
    1008:duck-shaped bar of soap
    1009:a ruler
    1010:page of stickers
    1011-1044:34 pairs of socks (it's amazing what you can find to donate when you finally gather up all the odd socks into pairs )
    1045: a scarf
    1046-1050:5 soft toys/pillows
    1051:emoji hanging bag decoration
    1052:troll doll
    1053:notebook
    1054-1055:2 pairs of pyjamas

    Think that is the longest list of items I have ever got out of the house in a day .Feels so good.Very proud of my girls .
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £292,Valued Opinions £10.50




    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 8th Jul 17, 9:02 PM
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    somerandom
    Well done to you & your girls @saver-upper
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 9th Jul 17, 11:03 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Today I have been having a bit of a sort out in my bedroom.Apart from the three bicycles and a scooter in there (),there is a bit of a hodge-podge under the bed,as well as bags of toys/books to be sorted for donation.
    So I have sorted through two blue IKEA bags of toys.One was toys with bits missing.I know I should just chuck them all away,but you can be sure as soon as I do that,the missing pieces will turn up.I have the space,and it is all contained,so I would rather wait for missing pieces to turn up,then I can donate the toys.
    Out of the house today:

    1056-1057:paper shopping bags (Fat Face,Lush),which I have kept for the last 3 months because they are "too good" to throw out.Pfft.I think also,particularly the FF one,because it was the first time I have ever shopped there (to buy a dress/shoes for a wedding.Only about the second time in 15 years my kids had ever seen me in a dress ),it is a bit of a souvenir of a special shop for me.A silly reason to clutter up the house,really.

    Binned:
    1057:headband

    I have also set aside a bag of stuff to donate.As usual,I will resist the temptation to list it now (I reallllllly want to add to the list today),but list it when it is actually out of my life!
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £292,Valued Opinions £10.50




    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 11th Jul 17, 8:19 AM
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    gemmajenkins0208
    We are finally having our bathroom re done

    And my boyfriend and I are also waiting on a piece of good news each(well, I hope it will be good news and not bad!)

    Not much decluttering going on but I have bought things - naughty! I've started buying things for our own place

    That way, if I just buy bits and pieces as and when, when the time comes to move, we won't have to go to every shop in town to buy everything we need all in the space of a few hours

    It will be expensive enough lumping out the deposit and first months rent!

    We are only buying the basic things, not every single thing we THINK we MAY need. I've bought a basic dinner set(4 large plates, 4 small plates, 4 bowls) as we're gonna need something to eat off. I've bought a basic cutlery set(4 of each) because we need tools to pick up said food to eat! I also bought a decent plastic/nylon utensil set and a decent knife block(this one has 5 steak knives in). I think I just need a couple sauce/frying pans and baking trays then that'll start us off in the kitchen, after buying an oven etc
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 12th Jul 17, 6:08 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Took a trip to the charity shop and the tip this afternoon.Love it when I feel so much lighter .
    To the charity shop:
    1058:Swizzel sweets dispenser
    1059:trinket box with lid
    1060:toy mobile phone
    1061:heart-shaped stress ball
    1062-1063:2 bracelets
    1064:McDonalds toy
    1065:Sound Bites sound machine
    1066:tin of Frozen cards
    1067:home-made felt handbag
    1068:1 pr leggings
    1069-1070:2 sand toys
    1071:sand flick band
    1072-1079:8 books

    To the tip I delivered:
    1080-1115:36 different hard plastic toys/mcdonalds tat/barbies/etc
    1116:wooden jewellery box
    1117:leather binder
    1118:metal head-scratcher
    1119-1120:electric cords
    1121:metal hook
    1122-1123:another 2 bits of metal

    To charity shop,also took a 1124:saucepan stand
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £292,Valued Opinions £10.50




    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 13th Jul 17, 11:09 AM
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    somerandom
    566. dead socks
    557. shorts
    558. hoodie
    559. woolly hat
    Originally posted by somerandom
    560. DS' duvet : the first of many items which need to be replaced to "upgrade"his room now he'll be going into 6th form.
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 14th Jul 17, 5:57 PM
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    Saver-upper
    I have spent last night and this afternoon decluttering the drawers in the Welsh dresser in the entrance hall.Then I did the surface of it-another clear surface in this house produced today .

    Binned:
    1125-1126:2 hairbrushes
    1127-1132:6 glasses pouches (free microfibre ones that come with sunglasses
    1133:eraser
    1134:bag of shellsthe kids must have collected from the beach years ago
    1135:dirty comb
    1136-1137:badges 2 of the kids had made with their names on
    1138:a conker
    1139:a rubber ball
    1140:a clay model.It was going to be 2 clay models,but I pulled one back out of the bin

    Recycled:
    1141:old mobile phone instructions (not even sure what happened to the phone itself
    1142:a couple of receipts,including one for a Monopoly game in January 2008

    Have also set aside stuff to donate,which I will list when it leaves the house.


    Edit: found another list of a couple of things I binned last night,from a box of random tat that sits on Welsh dressser:
    1143:a few more papers
    1144:very rusty key.Absolutely no idea where it is from, or what it is for
    1145:Tesco sim card and packaging
    1146: another pair of cheap sunglasses.A bit scratched,and nobody knew who they belonged to
    Last edited by Saver-upper; 15-07-2017 at 1:37 AM.
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £292,Valued Opinions £10.50




    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 14th Jul 17, 9:48 PM
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    somerandom
    560. DS' duvet : the first of many items which need to be replaced to "upgrade"his room now he'll be going into 6th form.
    Originally posted by somerandom
    561- spare wheels for a cabinet that i no longer own
    562. pack of photos - give to family
    563. box of papers - old CVs / job application forms
    564. Dead sock
    565. gel heater thingies
    566. Annual Report from old organisation
    Last edited by somerandom; 14-07-2017 at 11:24 PM.
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 14th Jul 17, 11:24 PM
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    somerandom

    565. gel heater thingies
    566. Annual Report from old company
    Originally posted by somerandom
    567-72 6 x annual reports from old organisation (can't quite part with the 8 from the organisation prior to that for sentimental reasons)
    573. Walking trousers
    574. picture in frame - gift
    575. chess set
    576. gift bag
    577. Xmas decoration
    Last edited by somerandom; 14-07-2017 at 11:58 PM. Reason: can't count
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 15th Jul 17, 11:53 AM
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    somerandom
    576. gift bag
    577. Xmas decoration
    Originally posted by somerandom
    578-585. 8 x remaining Annual Reports
    586. - Bundle of leaving cards from old organisation
    587. oyster card holder
    588 & 9. ood business cards (2 packs)
    591. cleanser
    592. handwash
    593. dead tights
    594. large framed print
    595. celtic cross - gift
    596. soft toy
    597. old passport

    apologies for frequent posts but it helps keep me motivated. Just need a few more things to hit 600 milestone...
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 15th Jul 17, 6:25 PM
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    somerandom
    596. soft toy
    597. old passport
    Originally posted by somerandom
    598. posh soap - gift
    599. dead fairy lights
    600. old carpet
    601. water bottle
    602. set of coat hooks
    603. small drawer full of DIY bits & bobs
    604. Thames Path Challenge medal
    605. bathroom caddy - rusty
    Last edited by somerandom; 15-07-2017 at 8:41 PM.
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    • eandjsmum
    • By eandjsmum 15th Jul 17, 6:34 PM
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    eandjsmum
    2 carrier bags worth 1 for recycling 1 for CS.
    A pile of letters, statements sorted and envelopes binned.
    1 water bottle binned.
    2 bags of rubbish from Ds bedroom.
    Living room tidied.


    Weeds from front garden gone
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 15th Jul 17, 11:20 PM
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    Saver-upper

    apologies for frequent posts but it helps keep me motivated. Just need a few more things to hit 600 milestone...
    Originally posted by somerandom
    Don't apologise,somerandom.I also love seeing the numbers go up.Sometimes I find it slows down the process writing out the items while I am in the middle of the declutter,but it is so worth it to see the numbers increase on this thread.

    This morning I tidied one of the sides in my decluttered kitchen.A few more things set aside for the tip and charity-will list when they leave.

    My other job for today was sorting out a large box of clothes my 15yo daughter had set aside for charity (she is also in the middle of decluttering her room.I think she is going to change the theme of her room,and has used the oppotunity to have a huge declutter).I was just checking everything was clean enough for donation,anything ripped/holes in,etc,I separated to donate for rag.
    While I was doing this,my 10yo daughter had a friend over to play.My daughter had already gone through this box,fishing out clothes she would like to "inherit".I asked her friend if she would also like to have a look through.I was very pleased when she took 22 items,so that is items 1147-1168 out of the house .
    Roadkill Rebel #14,2016:£35.50 £12,000in2016 #82=£3163
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £292,Valued Opinions £10.50




    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 16th Jul 17, 6:58 PM
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    somerandom
    598. posh soap - gift
    604. Thames Path Challenge medal
    605. bathroom caddy - rusty
    Originally posted by somerandom
    606. Chair
    607. Stool
    608. Pen
    609. Oven timer
    610. Bookmark
    611. Sign
    612. Heart ornament


    followed by 30 mins power-decluttering of DS' room

    613-654. 41 X books
    655 - 659 5 x board games
    660. trophy
    661. money box
    662. street sign
    663 - 669 - 6 x DVDs
    670. Bundle of match attacks
    671. Puzzle

    Quite frankly I'm amazed that he let go of so much stuff - previous attempts at decluttering have resulted in a one or two items leaving the house. I don't know what got into him this time round!! In fact I put aside a few bits because it was too much for me. - hopefully I will regain my nerve and add them to the list in the next day or so.
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
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    • sallymander
    • By sallymander 16th Jul 17, 7:36 PM
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    sallymander
    Added a few items but the forum swallowed my post after i binned the list that post took me to 1079, but i cant remember what the details were.

    Hope youve all had a good weekend xxx
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 16th Jul 17, 8:25 PM
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    somerandom
    606. Chair
    670. Bundle of match attacks
    671. Puzzle

    Quite frankly I'm amazed that he let go of so much stuff - previous attempts at decluttering have resulted in a one or two items leaving the house. I don't know what got into him this time round!! In fact I put aside a few bits because it was too much for me. - hopefully I will regain my nerve and add them to the list in the next day or so.
    Originally posted by somerandom
    I've seen sense & added most of the remaining items to the CS pile:

    672. iduck
    673. draughts set
    674. book mark
    675 & 6. clockwork toys

    Kept hold of the Scrabble & iphone speakers....
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
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