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KonMari 2017 - The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

edited 20 July 2017 at 2:10PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • silvasavasilvasava Forumite
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    MMF007 wrote: »
    Ha,ha, I have bought some apricots to make myself some apricot jam, MY favourite :D

    Funnily enough I was looking at recipe for Apricot Jam using dried apricots - wasn't sure as it had blanched almonds in it?
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
  • GreyQueenGreyQueen Forumite
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    :) Spent the last hour or so of the business day at the pal's shop. Found something under the counter which he'd bought yesterday as part of a job lot and suggested it go right out in the window.

    He thought it wasn't good enough but I disageed and got my own way. Then went upstairs do so something on one of the three small stock rooms (the shop is in a terraced house not used as a residence, so the bedrooms are the stockrooms IYSWIM). Came back down again a few minutes later and said item had sold for £50 !!!!!!!!!! :rotfl:

    Today's cunning plan will be to go through the two craft kits (each is in its original cardboard box) and see if there are any bits which I know I won't use and can therefore be donated/ recycled as applicable. This will reduce the volume, which is necessary as they will have to be stored in my shed until the right season; I don't do candle-making in the warmer weather for obvious reasons.

    Then it's off to the allotmentino. We had yet another rainstorm overnight, so the weeds up there are growing like triffids. I have a slight sense of overwhelm, to put it very mildly, but will get over myself and haul the worstest examples of weed-dom out there and have to turn a blind eye to some of the other stuff; the allotment could be full-time job at this time of the year, and I have other commitments, both work and social.

    Hope everyone has a great day., GQ xx
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  • PookyPooky Forumite
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    Well we've just kondod half the house and 2 daughters! They moved into their flat last night. The removal men were amazing and complimented us on our packing and organisation which made their job much easier. There's a few bits of furniture left in their bedrooms that we don't need, it's old flat pack stuff that's seen better days so I'll dismantle that later today and get it in the garage ready for a tip run in the week. As DDs moved their boxes down stairs I hoovered and washed the skirting boards and floors and once the removal men had left here I wandered round with the hoover and gave the floors a quick wash before we left to go help at the other end. When we got back at 9 last night the house was clean, clear and tidy. Bliss!

    Need to kondo some weeds and a few currant bushes that are not doing what's required but the sky is looking ominous again. That may have to wait for a day or two.
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  • 12months12months Forumite
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    I've been busy Kondoing (still!!) so not been on here much. Great to see how well everyone is doing :)
  • silvasavasilvasava Forumite
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    DH Car packed ready for all the stuff to be delivered tomorrow - dining room starting to look a little bare - just need to find homes for some things and kondo some others. I had an arrangement of photos in frames on a side table (gone) so I'm going to get a group frame instead and put it on the wall - less dusting!!
    The odds of carpet I found in the loft have gone in the bin - I also found a box of paperwork :( Weather not looking too good today so I'll sort through it all - I think most of it can be shredded (she hopes ;))
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
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  • edited 29 July 2017 at 1:52PM
    AaleighaAaleigha Forumite
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    edited 29 July 2017 at 1:52PM
    As suggested by Zippychick

    I am here but very overwhelmed by my Stuff

    I am on thread from 2015 page 12 - do I really need to be so unKondo like and read from there
    Or will just this thread do

    I owned this book
    But leant it to a fellow hoarder that lost it in her stuff, so promptly bought both books, thought I would do a chapter at a time before I got overwhelmed

    And now after two years I can't find them. Yes I did know exactly where they were but they weren't to be found, have just (stupidly bought them again) I will be passing them on when found

    So yesterday inspired by Zippychick and 2015 thread I started, but not exactly as she says, too over whelming - so started in the wire baskets in wardrobe now down to half, then the shelf now has boots with trees and my collection of irregular choice shoes all boxed
    Next will be shoes (floor of wardrobe) then underwire drawers pj drawers

    Omg I have written an essay must learn to cull posts :rotfl::rotfl:

    Help and encouragement along the way please

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  • silvasavasilvasava Forumite
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    Box of paperwork turned out to be DH's old copies of paperwork from his last but 2 jobs over 20 years ago.......why was is kept in the first place you ask? - why for Justin and he didn't want it so its all gone in the recycle bin - happy happy happy!
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
  • edited 29 July 2017 at 3:32PM
    MMF007MMF007 Forumite
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    edited 29 July 2017 at 3:32PM
    Welcome Aaleigha! You sound like you are doing well so far!! I should say the 2015 thread has some really very insightful posts that are worth reading but understand that it is a bit long to plough through. Check out the categories, as the crucial way to do the tidying - gathering all items of the same type into one place and seeing which you want to keep is an real eye opener. I think it was GQ who found 35 pairs of scissors in the parental home. They were scattered throughout and no-one realised the quantity. Same goes for many categories. Get all your accessories together and see!
    slvasava wrote: »
    Box of paperwork turned out to be DH's old copies of paperwork from his last but 2 jobs over 20 years ago.......why was is kept in the first place you ask? - why for Justin and he didn't want it so its all gone in the recycle bin - happy happy happy!
    Good news, Silva!

    i just had a call from a client who I invoice by email at the month end. They are going away and will be incommunicado for 3 weeks so asked for the invoice a few days early so they can pay now (what lovely clients I have!). I am so glad my paperwork is all up to date and neatly filed. I quickly scanned all receipts, totted up the hours on my timesheet and whizzed off the email :)

    Blueberry & rasp jam made, my apricot 'jam' made with sugar substitiute is now in small kilner-type jar in the fridge, all washing up done. But...... now my stash of jam jars is full of jam it is harder to store them! Am just wondering where to put them, out of the way - maybe under a COD in the multipurpose room? I hope they fit! I shall see if supermarket has a shallow but strong cardboard box to corall them into.

    Am about to collate brief details for a possible trip for next year, several options but i want to be able to compare them easily, rather than wading through pages of trip notes on line. I shall deploy one of my favourite notebooks. I have 3 on the go, although one has sort of morphed into a recipe book, somehow. I guess it is like MK says, things that spark joy have a natural home and we will find it in time.

    GQ, I am intrigued as to what sold for £50! Appreciate that you can't say but you obvs have a good eye, as they say!! Well done :T
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  • noelphobicnoelphobic Forumite
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    Can I join in please?

    I've just tried to reserve this book at the library but it's out on loan.

    I remember a few years ago being annoyed that I could never find a pen when I needed one. I gathered all the ones I could find in one container. The next time I needed a pen I couldn't find the container. It was missing for years, literally! I had never heard of Marie Kondo at that time but it was a massive fail!

    Going to give it another go though as I'm so stressed about the state of my house.
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  • elonaelona Forumite
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    Due to trying to keep everywhere else clean and tidy my bedroom has become a dumping ground for laundry, pictures etc over the last few weeks.

    It was in such a state I despaired of ever getting it less of a hoarders paradise , nor to mention nice and welcoming and relaxing.

    Eventually I put my foot down with myself this morning and decided I could do almost anything for just ten minutes at a time.
    Photo frames and works of art have been moved out to integral garage as has the seldom used iron. Clean bathmat is back in the bathroom and I am just coming to the bottom of two huge clothes baskets full of bedding, towels and clothes.

    Towels and bedding are folded and ready to put into the airing cupboard and clothes have all been sorted out. I even threw out a top that was getting tatty. More laundry is outside and nearly dry.

    Now my bedroom is a bit clearer I can hoover, dust and tidy later tonight. DD, sil and another dd come over for lunch tomorrow and I am hoping I no longer dread the bedroom door swinging open

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