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    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 30th Dec 17, 2:05 PM
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    Sa1sysoo
    2018 - No Clutter To Be Seen
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    • 30th Dec 17, 2:05 PM
    2018 - No Clutter To Be Seen 30th Dec 17 at 2:05 PM
    To use Guineapigsqueaks/my own wording, "A new thread for declutterbugs in 2015 2016 2017 2018!"

    I'm going to aim to get rid of 2018 items in 2018.
    There are some lovely tips on the KonMari thread here, set up by the talented Slinky: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5681824

    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!
    2018 £2 Savers Club #28 - £0/£100 Target Weight Loss: 2/12
    2018 1%
    Club (#8) - 0%/100%
    Declutter 2018 in 2018 - 0/2018
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    • noelphobic
    • By noelphobic 9th Jan 18, 5:57 PM
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    noelphobic
    36/45) books
    46) fleece jacket
    47/50) tops
    51) DVD

    All of the above to charity shop

    52) hand cream, used.up, tube gone in recycling.

    A bag came through the door yesterday for collection tomorrow, so sorting a few bits out for that. Will list them once collected.
    Originally posted by noelphobic
    Forgot
    53) suit jacket - to charity shop
    3 stone down, 3 more to go
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 9th Jan 18, 6:11 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Tuesday 9th,

    Woke up 7:45 with a start - coughing fit to burst with a scratchy throat as well. Dressing gown on & down to kitchen for a Bee...ms & while kettle boiling emptied a cupboard so

    19 - 29 Eleven small plastic pots recycled

    The cupboard I emptied is full of cake decorating utensils - in the dim & distant past I made & decorated a couple of wedding cakes as well as unusual birthday cakes! (Even went on a six week course for a couple of hours a week). Never going to be needed again as the younger generation have taken over. So I will gather the bits together & see if any of these youngsters would like them - I do not do bay of e.

    Bagged for cs:
    30 - 36 T-shirts barely worn
    37 Summer dress
    38 Pair of silver pumps
    39 - 40 Fancy scarves
    40 - 41 Winter scarves
    42 - 45 Warm Socks
    46 Warm neck warmer
    47 Pair of Woollen fingerless gloves
    48 - 49 Fancy small evening handbags
    50 - 51 Wheelie bag & hold-all full of Boxed DVD sets & CDs

    Intention is to have a coffee , get warmly wrapped up & get bus to cs.

    I will pop in later & admit either success or failure!

    Happy decluttering everyone!

    Mrs SD
    51/2018
    Originally posted by Mrs Salad Dodger
    Success - 1hr 20m round trip - buses were running smoothly & I didn’t get side tracked. I was a woman on a mission!

    Have also started a new bag with items for cs, however I have a new cs to investigate which is actually on The Isle of Dogs. Shorter bus journey OR radical for me the possibility that I might walk?!? Could help with decluttering some weight!

    Mrs SD
    51/2018
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 9th Jan 18, 6:24 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi Sa1sysoo,

    Thanks for this

    I know I am a bit late to the party, but can I join you? I am struggling to get into full declutter mood so maybe this will help.

    “In order to “encourage myself” to declutter, when I visit cs it will only be listed as two items (regardless of number of contents) - one hold-all & one wheelie bag.”

    To a clutter free 2018

    Mrs SD
    5/2018
    Originally posted by Mrs Salad Dodger
    A bit disappointed in myself, but I am going to back track on the above comment as I think I mmight have set myself up to fail miserably!
    However, the two bags I packed before XMas were only marked as two items on my list!

    Oh well, back to it - I am about to declutter some ingredients from fridge & larder for hm soup & scones.

    To a clutter free 2018

    Mrs SD
    51/2018
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 9th Jan 18, 7:12 PM
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    bit by bit
    A child's garden swing and play house taken to grandchild's. Nephew and I walked there and back (40mins in all) but it was worth it. Big Win.
    Last edited by bit by bit; 09-01-2018 at 7:14 PM. Reason: poor spelling
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in March 2021- 39 months to go.
    MFW 2018 #164 £50/£3200. Make 2018 in 2018 #30 £72.59/£2018
    Stash Busting 2018 0 projects as yet No Clutter to be Seen in 2018 Challenge: 6 bags of stuff plus 4 other items.
    • abbe89
    • By abbe89 9th Jan 18, 8:56 PM
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    abbe89
    I've finally got my teeth properly into this!
    1-5 = items sold through Facebook
    6-15=stationery/toiletries/food taken to my new job!
    16-21=old falling apart Christmas decs, so they've been binned!
    22-25=Old Christmas cards, recycled
    26=Magazine from my pile - read and recycled
    27-29=2 broken pompom makers and 1 seriously rubbish and wonky pompom!
    30-161=documents I've been accruing for years sorted and ready for shredding

    I'm feeling better that things are properly moving now!!
    • Uncluttered_unicorn
    • By Uncluttered_unicorn 9th Jan 18, 9:28 PM
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    Uncluttered_unicorn
    And we are off too!!!

    103/104. Hotel-size shower gel
    Originally posted by Uncluttered_unicorn
    105 - 120 Clear out e-mail folders, 'file' e-mails in relevant folders, unsubscribe from stuff. (Counting one for each folder cleared)
    121. Remove last year's reminders re Guides / School etc from their handy spot on kitchen wall.
    122 - 125 Pens and pencils (dud ones - another bundle of pens have been set aside, probably take them to work as spares)
    126. Rubber wristband.
    127 - 131 Cat Frontline packets
    132 Toothpaste tube
    133 - 134 Bubble bath and shower gel bottles (UU and recycled)
    135 - 136 2 Notebooks (recycled)
    137 - 140 Bank statements and old ppw (3 sets of bank statements plus ppw = 4)
    141 Shampoo bottle (recycled)
    142 Egg-box (returned for re-using)
    143 Popcorn bucket, broken
    144 Chocolate box (have also finally cleared away the packaging from Advent Calendars)

    Still not looking much better around the house, and haven't found time yet to start putting the better stuff on EB*y. Still, so long as I'm careful about what comes in, it should still make a difference - right?
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 9th Jan 18, 10:03 PM
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    Saver-upper
    A bit disappointed in myself, but I am going to back track on the above comment as I think I mmight have set myself up to fail miserably!
    However, the two bags I packed before XMas were only marked as two items on my list!

    Mrs SD
    51/2018
    Originally posted by Mrs Salad Dodger
    Awww.Don't be too hard on yourself Mrs Salad Dodger.We can count however we want.If you want to start counting individual items now,you can-maybe have an estimate of how much you decluttered before Chrissy and add that to your total to bump it up.Every item counts,and the work of getting rid of it should be recognised.
    I love keeping a list of every item that I declutter,though sometimes I know it does slow you down when you are "in the zone" and just want to chuck stuff out.What I sometimes do on these days,is photgraph the items I am about to get rid of,and use that later to count/list the items.The photos of items that will be leaving can also be very motivating,as are "before" and "after" photos.I take those allllllll the time.Then,on days where the house is in that "getting worse before it gets better" stage,or when we have been really busy as a family,and the place gets messy,or when it feels like the decluttering is having no impact at all,I look back on photos of how areas of my house looked 3,6,9 months ago,and realise how far I have come.It might be a whole room,or a surface you have finally won the clutter battle over .

    I have to say,also ,MrsS,that after your last post mentioning Isle of Dogs,I had to have a bit of a google,cos I had never heard the name before.I was wondering where that island could be .What a cool-looking area,built on the bend of the river.
    See,even after 18 years living here,I am still a tourist .
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    • Bluegreen143
    • By Bluegreen143 9th Jan 18, 10:41 PM
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    Bluegreen143
    Ooooh I'm going to join this belatedly if OK?

    Did a ton of decluttering in 2017 so I'm not aiming for 2018 items - I don't think I'd have anything left lol! Well maybe it would be doable with how many books I have... but I don't plan on decluttering those too extensively I really love books and it makes me happy to have a big library. I love everywhere else decluttered though

    I have a young son who is a bit of a clutter generator, not his fault as he's only just two and hasn't yet reached the stage of asking for things - but the amount he received for Christmas and his recent birthday was frankly horrifying thank goodness he's not getting any presents for another 11 months now my husband has hoarding tendancies but over the last 10 years I've worked on him and he is now (usually) relatively agreeable to decluttering.

    EDIT to say I think I'll aim for 10 items a week or around 500 over the year and adjust if needed.
    Married 1 March 2014 <3
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 9th Jan 18, 10:49 PM
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    Saver-upper
    I mentioned on here just before Christmas that I had given my friend some toys that my kids (son,in particular) had never even opened.
    Today she came around and collected a few unopened toys that I knew would be perfect for her son in particular,though she was saying this morning her daugter would love them to,and they both have birthdays this month,so she will work it between them.

    So out of the house today:
    123:John Lewis chemistry set,unopened
    124:John Lewis water experiment set,unopened
    125:crystal-making set,unopened
    126:John Lewis electronic set,unopened
    127:6-in-1 solar car set,unopened
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    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 10th Jan 18, 9:10 AM
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    villagelife
    Not posted for a couple of days.
    35. Magazine to DH work for his waiting room.
    36-38 bags of shredding for the compost heap.
    39-41 broken seed trays thrown away when tidied the greenhouse.
    42. Pen, that no longer writes, thrown away. It was in the greenhouse.
    43. Assorted packaging thrown away. It has been lying around.

    Must put some stuff on ebay.
    • tori.k
    • By tori.k 10th Jan 18, 12:00 PM
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    tori.k
    What have I done my house is upside down
    I'm having I really shouldn't have started this moment, landing now holds half ( will call it the loft for ease) contents so far for rehoming
    6 23 Christmas gift bags, ( I been accumulating faster than I have been using )
    7 set of brand new car mats, have no idea where they come from but been there for years
    8 box of fiction books, kids are never going to re-,read books like Harry Potter so time to pass them on but it will make everyone aware that the Terry Pratchett books are mine
    9 box of cookery books ( reference books I find the hardest to part with)
    10 two halogen heaters
    11 mini sewing machine

    Recycled
    12 DH stash of household appliances boxes, I see the sense in keeping the TV one for when we move but things like the kettle box,
    13 annoyingly 3 bottles of a reasonable champagne someone moved in there for storage and not given thought to the water boiler and how hot it gets. I know I didn't do it
    14 2 memory foam pillows cover has gone musty in storage can't be washed they can be upcycled into a draft sausage for my workshop door.

    Tea breaks over better get on with it
    Debit to Credit (stage 1) 3652.34 completed 15/10/16
    Debit to Credit (stage 2) 6299.09 completed 25/06/17
    Save 12k in 2018 #76 2000 /6000
    • noelphobic
    • By noelphobic 10th Jan 18, 4:19 PM
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    noelphobic
    Forgot
    53) suit jacket - to charity shop
    Originally posted by noelphobic
    54) spray oil
    55) hair removal cream

    both binned

    56/57) car air fresheners, still in sealed bags
    58) tablecloth
    59) handbag
    60) sat nav holder
    61) jumper
    62) dominos
    63/71) books
    72) ruler
    73) perfume
    74) top
    75) microwaveable wheat bag
    76) telephone adaptor
    77) duvet
    78/81) mini perfumes

    All the above to charity doorstep collection - a genuine one, I know some aren't.

    I live in hope of getting past the stage of it getting worse before it gets better. Bring on better
    3 stone down, 3 more to go
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 10th Jan 18, 5:54 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger

    I have to say,also ,MrsS,that after your last post mentioning Isle of Dogs,I had to have a bit of a google,cos I had never heard the name before.I was wondering where that island could be .What a cool-looking area,built on the bend of the river.
    See,even after 18 years living here,I am still a tourist .
    Originally posted by Saver-upper
    Hi Saver-upper,

    If I still watched ‘Eas..nders’ I would practically see my house!

    I will count the items already in cs bag, one is full & the 2nd has been started (even though not yet out of the house)

    52 - 68 Books
    69 Ceramic Stilton Pot
    70 - 75 Photo Frames
    76 Domed Silver Coloured Biscuit Tin
    77 Cocktail Drinks Stirrer & Prong Set
    78 - 81 Pastry Cutters
    82 - 85 Spice Jars
    86 Draw-string Washbag

    Finally started on Bathroom decluttering

    87 Mouthwash bottle - Recycled
    88 Ancient contents of a glass bottle flushed away
    89 Glass bottle rinsed & recycled
    90 Torn shower cap binned

    91 - 93 Large cardboard boxes broken down & put in recycling bin (which is now full)

    Good job collection day is tomorrow.

    To a clutter free 2018.

    MrsSD
    93/2018
    • Bluegreen143
    • By Bluegreen143 10th Jan 18, 6:50 PM
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    Bluegreen143
    First two items today -

    1. Bag of ball pit balls (why on earth did I think these would add to my son’s life?!)
    2. Two child’s clothes hangers
    Married 1 March 2014 <3
    • 2018saver
    • By 2018saver 10th Jan 18, 7:20 PM
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    2018saver
    Pile of papers shredded
    151/2018
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 10th Jan 18, 9:14 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    94 - 95 Toiletries binned

    MrsSD
    95/2018
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 11th Jan 18, 1:37 AM
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    Saver-upper
    Out of the loft:
    26-27:2 incomplete lego sets.They were stored in the loft for years (about 7 ),until I was decluttering it in September.Since then ,they have been in my front room while I decide what to do with them .And I have spent far too long trying to assemble the kits,to see what pieces are missing.When I found there were lots of pieces missing,I felt bad about simply chucking in the bin,so wasn't sure what to do with them-wasn't sure a charity shop would want incomplete sets,and I didn't want to send to landfill.
    Just before Christmas I realised that one of my customers (cleaning business) had 2 sons who owned a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge bag of lego.The bag was so big,full of loose bits of lego.So when I went around to their house today,I left the sets,with a note to say I would love you to have these for your boys,but if it is just more clutter for you,either donate,take to school (that she works in),or give back to me.Tonight she sent me a lovely text saying the boys loved it,so that is a definite win .
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 11th Jan 18, 6:19 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Out of the loft:
    26-27:2 incomplete lego sets.They were stored in the loft for years (about 7 ),until I was decluttering it in September.Since then ,they have been in my front room while I decide what to do with them .And I have spent far too long trying to assemble the kits,to see what pieces are missing.When I found there were lots of pieces missing,I felt bad about simply chucking in the bin,so wasn't sure what to do with them-wasn't sure a charity shop would want incomplete sets,and I didn't want to send to landfill.
    Just before Christmas I realised that one of my customers (cleaning business) had 2 sons who owned a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge bag of lego.The bag was so big,full of loose bits of lego.So when I went around to their house today,I left the sets,with a note to say I would love you to have these for your boys,but if it is just more clutter for you,either donate,take to school (that she works in),or give back to me.Tonight she sent me a lovely text saying the boys loved it,so that is a definite win .
    Originally posted by Saver-upper
    What a kind thing to do, Saver-upper, and isn’t it a great feeling to avoid landfill!
    • Seaotter
    • By Seaotter 11th Jan 18, 7:19 AM
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    Seaotter
    I have had a slow start to the year in decluttering, but had a bit of a burst yesterday. I'm aiming for 6 things per day, but didn't manage my first 6 until 5 January. Another 6 on 6th but a whopping 37 yesterday thanks to DD helping me tidy up a big pile of junk in the utility room. Always take to CS where I can, if not recycle, if not bin.

    1 broken Christmas decoration
    2 earrings to CS
    3 two glasses to CS
    4 recycled contents of bangs left over from wedding fair last spring
    5 broken clothes brush
    6 old catalogue
    7 old magazine mailing
    8 useless packaging
    9 letter from council dated July 2015
    10 folder from conference
    11 contents of above folder
    12 broken glass
    13 shirt with collar worn out
    14 jam pot lid
    15 32 (roughly) things in utility room - empty cleaning bottles, old cloths etc
    47 laptop bag, worn out
    48 shoe box
    49 palm cross
    Sealed pot challenge 11 - #104 SPC10 - £526.50 SPC9 - £712.52. SPC8 - £477.50
    Virtual pot challenge 2018 - £23.37 (target £250) 2017 £286.04. 2016 £286.89. 2015 £366.96
    Family declutter in 2018 - 363/2018
    Family declutter in 2017 - 173/2017 - oops, I'm sure we did more than that.
    Family declutter in 2016 - 1469/2016 and about 1,000 books
    • greent
    • By greent 11th Jan 18, 12:22 PM
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    greent
    Out of the loft:
    26-27:2 incomplete lego sets.They were stored in the loft for years (about 7 ),until I was decluttering it in September.Since then ,they have been in my front room while I decide what to do with them .And I have spent far too long trying to assemble the kits,to see what pieces are missing.When I found there were lots of pieces missing,I felt bad about simply chucking in the bin,so wasn't sure what to do with them-wasn't sure a charity shop would want incomplete sets,and I didn't want to send to landfill.
    Just before Christmas I realised that one of my customers (cleaning business) had 2 sons who owned a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge bag of lego.The bag was so big,full of loose bits of lego.So when I went around to their house today,I left the sets,with a note to say I would love you to have these for your boys,but if it is just more clutter for you,either donate,take to school (that she works in),or give back to me.Tonight she sent me a lovely text saying the boys loved it,so that is a definite win .
    Originally posted by Saver-upper
    Great result!

    In case anyone else comes across incomplete Leg0 sets, never just throw it away - it will sell in incomplete state - Leg0 sells by weight on Flebay and even Mus1cMagp1e (or somewhere similar) Plus any Leg0 fanatic will always be glad of seemingly random items
    x
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