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2019 - A Clutter Free Life

edited 5 July 2019 at 9:05AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • short_birdshort_bird Forumite
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    657: Plastic cover to sewing machine binned as disintegrating.
    658-660: 3 (unwashed) plates decluttered via a fall from the work surface :rotfl:
    661-662: end of a soap bar and cleaning sponge decluttered from bathroom. Time for new ones...
    663: Finally swapped the old loo brush for the new one I bought 2 years ago...
    664-682: the bag of used batteries finally recycled!
    Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.
  • bit_by_bitbit_by_bit Forumite
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    Last two bags for 2019; one for the allotment full of plastic trays an toilet tube inners, the second to work with sweets/ empty crisp packets and books - all delivered to relevant places. Very please with my total which started out at 52 and ended up being 94/100.

    Looking forward to next years decluttering. happy new year to all :j:T:j:beer:
    Off to the new thread now, meet you there :rotfl:
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, Big C survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 March 2021- 12 months to go.Challenges 2020: Banish the Clutter 2020 12/52 bags plus one large item
    Make £2020 on 2020 #80 £880.81/£2020
    MFW 2020: £187.30/£2300
  • Barny1979Barny1979 Forumite
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    Barny1979 wrote: »
    1556-1560. Cardboard boxes recycled.
    1561. Cardboard box recycled.
    2013 - 313 AFDs, 2014 - 289 AFDs, 2015 - 321 AFDs, 2016 - 276 AFDs, 2017 - 276 AFDs, 2018 - 240 AFDs 2019 - 285 AFDs 2020 - 74 AFDs to end of March
    MFW Challenge 2019 - £1809/£1809, 2020 - £1761.85/£1750
  • TC77TC77 Forumite
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    Hi All and best wishes for a fabulous, or at least better 2020!

    Forgot I was so close to the 800 (took Mrs SDs advice and aimed for it not the 1000

    798 - sellotape I can't find the end of binned
    799 Xmas paper binned
    800 Gift voucher given to DDs and used up!

    Have a few things in the charity bag so will count when out and count for the Banish the Clutter 2020 thread.

    it's been great joining the group and now not frantically trying to tidy for midnight as I know I'll be working on it in the new year.

    Happy New Year

    TC
  • never_too_oldnever_too_old Forumite
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    Evening all

    Christmas break has given my OH the opportunity to empty the loft:eek: Everything sorted and many trips to tip to recycle and donate.I now have only decades worth of photos and Christmas decorations up there :D One of the hardest things I have done ,,,going through childrens old school reports and pictures...none of which they wanted to keep..

    Gave a few bits of food away on Olio .2020 is going to be a more minimalist year and greener:rotfl:
    £2020 in 2020 challenge no 100 £11.75/£2020
    1% challenge no 70
    2019 Frugal Living Challenge

    £2077.52 / 2019
  • short_birdshort_bird Forumite
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    683-684 2 more dead batteries!
    685-686: 2 items from the fridge.
    687-700: A virtual tidy of files I don't need!
    See you on the other side!!
    Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.
  • 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.

    The last day of 2019 & my last post on this thread.
    The day has been mainly dry which didn’t really make any difference to me as I didn’t have to go out :rotfl: DH has spent all day in his office & DSis has spent all day in her room as she has had a severe headache, earache & is generally feeling extremely unwell 🤒 We have just had home cooked cheeseburgers & oven chips for dinner & DSis has retired back to her darkened room. She still has the headache & cannot really cope with light so only DH & I will travel down to Kent on the motorbike rather than being picked up.
    I have had a last spurt of decluttering, as well as doing two wash loads & making a focaccia for DH’s niece.
    I have managed to empty 2 box files (which have been donated to DH for his office). I have also started a new CS bag even though I have not yet sourced a new CS to benefit from my decluttering :rotfl:

    4913 - 4934 Two x cardboard packaging, 2 drinks cans, glass bottle & metal cap, plastic bottle, 15 brochures/pamphlets, 1” general paperwork - Recycled
    4935 - 4938 Bag of kitchen detritus, 1.5 inches of shredding, used scouring pad, pair of Sunday socks - Binned
    4939 - 4947 Small ink pad, large ink pad, wooden address ink stamp, 2 Centenary Olympic Games books, comb, unused photo album, lever arch folder, small lint remover - CS Bag

    A flurry of activity from short_bird, bit by bit, Barny1979 and TC77 - Well Done :T

    Bit by bit & TC77 you are being awarded a Gold Star ⭐️ each in recognition of hitting your targets :T

    A standing ovation to all my fellow 2019 declutterers :T:T:T:T Celebrate your successes - they have been hard won ;) The 2019 Decluttering Bandwagon is now back in the Station & has disgorged its passengers who have now boarded (fingers crossed 🤞) the 2020 Decluttering Bandwagon. See you aboard :rotfl:


    MrsSD
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  • IrishRose12IrishRose12 Forumite
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    Last declutter of the year....again:o:rotfl: but a good days work.

    Huge bin bag of rubbish into the bin, a box has been set aside for donations for a jumble sale coming up in school in March to raise money for much needed school funds, a bag started up for the Charity shop/door collection - whichever comes first:rotfl:

    Returned 2 pairs of trousers I ordered at the weekend as I just wasn't comfortable in them, and returned a gift I'd bought for someone for Christmas, then changed my mind to keep it for their birthday... well I changed my mind again so back to the shop it went:T

    Bought myself a lovely new coat in town on sale for £40, couldn't make up my mind over 2 coats, came home and have found the same bloomin coat for half the price on Amazon:mad: So I've now ordered both colours that I liked today in the shop for the price of one I paid for. So a trip back into town on Thursday to return today's coat.
    Called into Debenhams today and they had some lovely Belleek items down to half price, bought one of each as they'll make nice teacher/ classroom assistant gifts next year. Also called into Lush again, and bought a few more of their bath bomb sets at half price, so thats me sorted with those for the year:T
    I'm currently sitting uploading some photos to be printed off - I've got a deal on 1p prints from Boots so doing that now before the new year comes.

    And that's all my spending done. One of my new years resolutions is to stop spending, and buy myself one treat a month. I bought enough today to do me the next year, but to be fair 1) I never spend money on myself, and 2) Everything was half price or less and I've started for Christmas next year when this years isn't even over yet:rotfl:

    But I've done a good lot of decluttering today, aswell as selling 5 items already on Ebay so I'm on a roll.
    Tomorrow I'll go through my coats and whatever I haven't used will go into a donation bag too.
    One of my rules for 2020 is one item in..... one item out.

    SO that's me done. I've done a hell of a lot this year, decluttered a bag a day so 365 bags decluttered this year aswell as the numerous items not counted in that challenge.
    Here's hoping for another successful year.

    Thanks to you all for the great motivation this year, and I'll see you all on the new thread in 2020!!


    Happy New Year everyone!
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2029 #57 £0/£4,000
    £1 a day challenge 2020 - #44 - £22/ £365

    20 books for 2020 - 0/20
    Save 20 £20's for 2020 - 0/20
  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    Oh wow, Sep was about the last time I got time to post in here :eek::eek: I didn't give up, I just couldn't keep up with life as it all went a bit wobbly!! October's distraction was a man....who was a waste of time in the end! November's distraction was moving 5 sofas in and out of my lounge :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:Pretty ridiculous situation I got in, but resulted in smashing up the ex's 2 aging sofas and finally getting rid :j AND taking out the stinky old carpet that was at least 30 years old.....now have painted floorboards and rugs :) Various other things have gone and some old Christmas decorations now too. Last total was 1229......so didn't quite complete, although I started late hey ;);)


    Thanks for all the support - there is still a ton more to go, and ex asked to come and collect his stuff either before or immediately after Xmas as he neede his log book. I've found it, but since he couldn't be bothered to turn up for a 5th time, I can't be bothered to let him know!! :D
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  • I’ve decluttered 10 pairs of trousers today. Size 12-14. Including 4 pairs of jeans which I’ll offer to a friend, and 6 to charity shop. I’m size 18 reducing to 16.....
    I’ve even found a pair that fits!
    Very pleased.
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