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KonMari 2018 - The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

edited 22 January 2019 at 10:32AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • edited 5 July 2018 at 7:49PM
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    edited 5 July 2018 at 7:49PM
    I suppose I should be on the prep thread but kondo is tidying, so maybe here will do. I have been spending several hours on scale drawings and it must be like a jig saw for some, therapeutic, soothing and satisfying. I chose a large scale to make it easy and have finished the sitting room and 2 bedrooms. The hard parts have been the guesstimating of the quirky room bits but I am certainly getting furniture in exactly to my satisfaction. That will be it for today because it is also intense


    This morning I fancied a few hours out and went to various companies within a very small radius of the new house. I have decided on the company for doors and later windows and later again conservatory upgrade. I have found the flooring I want downstairs, saw the flooring in great big slabs, which helped. Gorgeous in the flesh
    https://www.moduleo.co.uk/product/verdon-oak-24232
    and I also had a chat in the stove company and will be having a clearview pioneer 400. They have a long lead time and need to do a fireplace survey, he saw the fireplace on RM and it will all need ripping out and the floor should go down afterwards. Fingers crossed I get permission for that survey

    she agreed to it, yay, so I will ring the stove people tomorrow. Oh wow
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    Confession time - I'm a shoeaholic! Yesterday I wore a pair of sandals that have been languishing in the wardrobe and they were uncomfortable. That's the 4th pair that are now in the CS bag. TBH all are pairs I've had for a number of years but I've decided to pull all my shoes out and try all the summer ones - if they don't pass muster, out they go no matter how pretty they are!
    Put some jazzy shorts on this morning. DH commented that he'd not seen them before - that's because I keep them for my holidays and he stays at home cos he doesn't like flying lol!
    Garden producing great guns - to the extent I am now keeping my neighbours supplied with blackcurrants and cucumbers. Runner beans and climbing beans look a bit sad though so not expecting much from them. Onions are doing well though - first time I've grown them so pleased - not sure about the chard it's started to flower. Do I choose the flowers off GQ?
    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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    :o Umm, not entirely sure I understand the question about the chard flowers, silvasava.

    They're unremarkable green things on spikes. I still eat the small side leaves which grow on the spikes when they flower, otherwise I let the stalks alone until they get annoying then take the whole plant up. Usually a mattock is involved.


    I guess if a person doesn't want Feral Chard, it's best to fell them and get them off-site before they drop seeds all over. HTH.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)
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    Blinking tablet - it's chop no choose!!! Gonna chop them anyway as I don't want seed spreading. Thanks GQ
    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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    silvasava wrote: »
    Blinking tablet - it's chop no choose!!! Gonna chop them anyway as I don't want seed spreading. Thanks GQ
    :) My pleasure. I'm going to toddle offline to do a bit of pressing and to tack down the facing on The Frock then it can be taken to the chazzer tomorrow. Sleep tight, everyone. GQ x
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)
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    why did I do it!
    dispose of my bulky air cooler in march, doh.

    I have been to the allotment and washed all my paintwork down and am now cooling the way the body was designed for ie naturally damp all over, sitting with a glass of water at my side but its hard to keep up with the water and some will need the electrolytes too. All looks good up there, the rain did a power of good. Some people asked me to water their veg, how thoughtless in this weather and at my age, me with my own allotment. Its their choice to go on 3 week holidays in the middle of summer. I will do what I can do, but no more than 2 cans per allotment and if it goes crisp then too bad
  • edited 6 July 2018 at 9:47AM
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    edited 6 July 2018 at 9:47AM
    Thanks very much GQ for your SABLE thread, this morning I have parted company with an unfinished tapestry project I started in 1994......... It survived a Kondo pass previously, but realistically even if I finish it, I won't frame it or hang it up as we don't have enough wall space in our future home for the art we already have.

    Have taken a load of rags to AgeUK for recycling including a holiday beach towel that was decaying - blue fluff stuck to your suncream is not a great look! When clearing some boxes out of the loft recently we discovered an unused Barbour jacket repair kit...... OH hasn't had a B jacket for about 15 years, so that's gone to the charity shop this morning along with some other bits and bobs.
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    The annual filing cabinet clear out is finally finished and the tax return completed and filed online. Each year the cabinet gets thinner - some info only comes online now plus older things can go and are not being replaced.

    I'm hoping to get rid of the cabinet and use just box files in the not too distant future although at the moment there is still too much in there plus too much on the shelf where the box files would go.

    The bathroom shelves have been reorganised although nothing has gone (except a towel of OH's back to him) as it was kondoed previously but I'm hoping they'll be easier for me to use with the new layout.
    Decluttering 502/2020
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    I took 2 dog grooming brushes to "the dog shop" as they don't suit the furry one's coat:D

    While I was browsing there I found one brand new and 2 almost new David Nieper nighties for the grand sum of £5.29, such lovely soft cotton. One is a winter one, but the other two are knee length and short sleeved, when washed they can go into my caravanning kit and live there "ready for a trip away":D

    Yikes - have just looked at the website and currently sell for £85 and £89 each:j:j
    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. (Abraham Lincoln)
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    :) Nice bargains on the nighties.


    Slinky, glad you're enjoying the SABLE thread, I've only ever initiated a couple or so threads in all my MSE years so was a bit nervous that people might not enjoy it.:o


    Last night, I used the last redbush teabag and thought to add these to my next shopping list when I remembered I had a pkt of herbal tea langujishing in a cupboard. They were a gift from a pal which I hadn't got around to using. I now have them in the teabag tin and won't buy any more redbush until I have used them all (I don't drink caffeinated tea past 1800 or it interferes with my sleep).


    I have taken The Frock back to the chazzer after its invisible mending session and they are delighted. They also pulled two cables out of the bucketful I gave them a couple of days ago to try selling and the rest, including the computer casing, have already been weighed in to their scrap merchant.


    We discussed the drives and the circuit boards and I shall take them up tomorrow. That, apart from the HDD, will be almost the last of the old PC - just paperwork and old install discs to go through. Feels good to get rid of it for a cause rather than just lob it into the tip.


    Going to wait until later this evening before visiting the lottie, it is only supposed to be in the low twenties here today but it is stifling and airless and a lot of folks are feeling debilitated.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)
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