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2019 - A Clutter Free Life

edited 5 July 2019 at 9:05AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • MarpauMarpau Forumite
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    Basket of ironing decluttered and 20 items listed today
    1 sale packed up ready to post.
    Radiator disconnected and on pile for tip.
    Hubby has painted ceiling in bathroom.
  • choillechoille Forumite
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    Dumped a load of plastic into recycling bin.
  • Mrs_Salad_DodgerMrs_Salad_Dodger Forumite
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    1. SMALL TASKS WILL BE DONE ASAP
    2. I WILL LEAVE A ROOM TIDIER THAN WHEN I ENTERED
    3. KITCHEN WILL BE LEFT CLEAN & TIDY EVERY NIGHT
    4. WHEN DEALING WITH CLUTTER I WILL USE ‘Daisy1571’s idea of ‘WHAT WOULD I DO WITH THIS ITEM IF IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE’S ?’
    5. IF I WAS STARTING FROM SCRATCH, WOULD I BUY THIS?
    6. BE LIKE A POSTAGE STAMP - STICK TO ONE THING UNTIL YOU GET THERE

    Stayed gloriously warm & sunny ALL day. DSis went to sm - ostensibly for her lactose free milk - However came back with two full & heavy bags & weighed down by her rucksack :eek: Dinner was hm fish pie from freezer & green beans. I made an hm soup :p which was zizzed & enjoyed by DH as he is still suffering - hot to touch but freezing cold :( DSis appeared a couple of hours ago & also seems to be suffering :(

    1104 Second empty beer bottle & metal lid - Recycled

    Well Done Barny1979; nannywindow (garden decluttering is so much nicer than indoor decluttering :rotfl:); MadamMim2013 (you have been a busy bee :D); Marpau (ironing - what’s that :rotfl:); choille - :T:T

    Maybe I will do something/anything on Saturday ;) or maybe not :p

    MrsSD
    1104/2019
  • ailz95ailz95 Forumite
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    Been away for a week in sunny Lancashire - mainly visiting family and babysitting our 5 year old granddaughter. It was fun - but so tiring. Also saw my godmother - she's nearly 92 and it's still very difficult to catch her in. We took her to the cafe in the village for lunch and everyone knew her. She also runs the bar for her local woodturners group in the Con club. She was bemoaning not having a dog at the moment - hers died in November - as she's not getting enough walking in. And there's me in a motorised wheelchair.

    Drove through the Trough of Bowland and on to Sabden at the base of Pendle hill looking for a shop that sold witch figurines and other witchy stuff, but couldn't find it - it's over 20 years since we last went to it.

    Stopped off to see 2 more granddaughters on the way home yesterday. Did just short of 1200 miles in a week.

    Last year a friend's mother died and she had a lot of woowoo books - channellings from the dead, meditation, mediums etc., books. They were going to burn them - which, to me is sacrilege - so we said we'd take them - 13 carrier bags:eek:. We've decluttered them to DD - she does tarot etc.
    Clutter free wannabee 48/52 bags to cs. 1422/2020 'stuff' out of the place

    YOU CANNOT BE ALL THE GOOD THAT THE WORLD NEEDS, BUT THE WORLD NEEDS ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN BE
  • chocolatelover93chocolatelover93 Forumite
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    Hello everyone,

    Been decluttering bits out the freezer as been in there for ages and made a few nice meals and soups :D Although have managed to somehow burn something onto the bottom of my soup maker and it didnt want to blitz yesterday so hope I don't need to declutter that!!

    Giving DN some of DS old shoes tomorrow (there is 18 months between them but they will fit him now if not in a few months) My DS is diddy he is 2 and a half and only just gone into size 5 shoes!!

    Decluttered some weeds and cut grass in the garden yesterday just need to do the front when DS is at nursery so he can't run around near the road.

    Have started to focus on decluttering my debts now and this extra weight! (had to have about 10 breaks while cutting the lawn and it's not very big!)

    C xx
    Read my diaryHere :)
  • Mrs_Salad_DodgerMrs_Salad_Dodger Forumite
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    1. SMALL TASKS WILL BE DONE ASAP
    2. I WILL LEAVE A ROOM TIDIER THAN WHEN I ENTERED
    3. KITCHEN WILL BE LEFT CLEAN & TIDY EVERY NIGHT
    4. WHEN DEALING WITH CLUTTER I WILL USE ‘Daisy1571’s idea of ‘WHAT WOULD I DO WITH THIS ITEM IF IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE’S ?’
    5. IF I WAS STARTING FROM SCRATCH, WOULD I BUY THIS?
    6. BE LIKE A POSTAGE STAMP - STICK TO ONE THING UNTIL YOU GET THERE

    A proper summer’s day - blue skies, hot sun & a gentle cooling breeze. DH is feeling slightly better - still has a fever but is no longer chilled to the bone :T DSis is getting worse but appears to be just a very heavy cold - lots of sneezing, coughing & generally feeling grotty but no fever or chills :( I did decide to do a bit of work today :rotfl:in between sitting out in the sunshine & drinking cold drinks :rotfl:
    I watered the plants this morning & then decided to rearrange some of my kitchen cupboard shelves & tried to clear the worktop. Not to moan too much but DSis buys baking stuff & leaves it lying around on the worktop :o So she now has 2 boxes of baking stuff on her own shelf :T The 2 large shelves designated ‘Br*xit Cupboard’ have been rearranged, together with the ‘staples’ shelf (tins & jars for my basic cooking) - nearly all the small tins/jars etc have been moved to the ‘B C’ so that I do not get ‘the cascade’ whenever I try to find something :rotfl: & yes I did clean the shelves before restocking :rotfl: I also reorganised 2 shelves in the crockery cupboard :T The only thing I really must do now, is update my contents lists :D but that can wait :p

    1105 - 1112 Empty beer bottle & metal lid, 3 lots of cardboard packaging, plastic takeaway box & lid, 2 small plastic pots - Recycled
    1113 - 1115 Metal water bottle, pancake pan, Carver fork - CS

    DH trimmed the hedges and he & DSis are now in the garage putting up hooks & brackets for various items e.g. lawnmower, pressure washer, workmate etc. I am descaling the kettle & am about to make a focaccia as we are at DH’s niece’s place for dinner tomorrow & we don’t like to go empty handed :D

    Well Done ailz95 :T It is sacrilege to burn books & it sounds like they have a good home now :D

    Well Done chocolatelover93 :T - indoor & outdoor decluttering :D Good luck with the debt & weight decluttering :D

    Enjoy the rest of your long weekend everyone :D

    MrsSD
    1115/2019
  • Mrs_Salad_DodgerMrs_Salad_Dodger Forumite
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    1116 - 1117 Empty beer can, empty drinks can - Recycled

    DH cooked dinner - cheesey pasta - yummilicious :drool:

    Probably no decluttering tomorrow as out ;)

    MrsSD
    1117/2019
  • edited 21 April 2019 at 12:42AM
    Saver-upperSaver-upper Forumite
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    edited 21 April 2019 at 12:42AM
    I hadnt been doing alot of decluttering this year.The house had been looking pretty good,but over the last few weeks,it was starting to look a bit shabby again.I have been doing alo t of decluttering,organising and tidying this week,and the place looks a lot better.

    Decluttered over the last few weeks:

    Binned:
    235: broken backpack
    236:goey egg slime toy
    237:travel pack full of bloop

    Donated:
    238:gift bag (I was actually so pleased when my kids took 4 gift bags of presents to father-in-law for his birthday.Then they bought 3 of them back ��.
    239:1 pr ear pieces

    Recycled:
    240:1 pr trainers

    Then,with my major blitz this week (really was so sick of the states of the house!),I have got rid of the following:


    Donated:
    241-250: 10 books (mine)
    251:weekly planner
    252:phone case,never used
    253:soap
    254:small mirror in a bag

    Kid's mostly clothing:
    255-256:2 pr socks
    257:1 belt
    258:1 beanie
    259:1 pr shoes
    260:dalmation onesie
    261-262:2 dresses
    263: 1 or socks
    264-283: 20 tops
    284-290:7 vests
    291-292:2 pr Leggings
    293-295:3 jumpers
    296:1 school skirt
    297: 1 pr handwarmer covers
    298-299:2 pr shorts
    300-302:3 pr trousers
    303:1 scarf
    304:1 bra
    305-306:2 beanies
    307: book
    308-309:2 McDonald's toys

    Also donated:
    310-314:5 assorted handbags.I am not a collector of handbags (don't usually carry one),and the dust these ones had gathered over the last 16 years they had been hanging,unused,in a wardrobe........
    315:Snakes and Ladders game,never opened
    316:Angry Birds game
    317:Roald Dahl audio story CD
    318:box set of 10 Julia Donaldson audio story CDsCD
    319-325:7 plastic toy animals
    326-362: collection of 37 erasers
    363-400:38 rags,taken for textile recycling

    Binned:
    401: very threadbare belt
    SPC #108 :staradminx 8.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50





  • Mrs_Salad_DodgerMrs_Salad_Dodger Forumite
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    Gold Star ⭐️ Saver-upper. You have been busy & it must be a lovely feeling to have a clutter free, organised & tidy home again :D

    MrsSD
  • Mrs_Salad_DodgerMrs_Salad_Dodger Forumite
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    1118 Uu shampoo bottle - Recycled

    MrsSD
    1118/2019
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