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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 27th Dec 18, 6:48 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    2019 - A Clutter Free Life
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    • 27th Dec 18, 6:48 PM
    2019 - A Clutter Free Life 27th Dec 18 at 6:48 PM
    To use Guineapigsqueaks/Sa1sysoo words A new thread for declutterbugs in 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019!"

    I made a fairly good start in 2018 but 2019 is THE YEAR that I finally get to grips with a full declutter - I would like to have NO rooms/cupboards/drawers of Doom & I would like to have a revamped bathroom & fully decorated house My DH is going to be very busy

    Plenty of options available on numbering the clutter out

    2019 in 2019 or 52 in 52 weeks even 365 in 365 days & if you are feeling really adventurous a la basketcase - you can weigh the clutter out

    Whichever you choose or you may choose not to number, we would love to hear both your success stories & your ways/methods of decluttering - they may not have worked for you but they may work for someone else

    I am hoping that everyone who posted on the 2018 thread will also post on the 2019 thread

    Welcome one and all and happy decluttering!

    MrsSD

    P.S. Hope this works as it is my very first attempt at starting a Thread
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 20th Feb 19, 10:49 PM
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    Gem-gem
    And so the decluttering continues...
    Two handbags
    Sorted and decluttered bedside cabinet draw - paper items in the bin
    Weight lifting/ rowing gloves x 2 to be boot faired
    Other odds and sods binned or kept in spare room for boot fair.
    Hand cream used up
    2 Savers Club 2019 no. 1
    Save 12k in 2019 no.82 50
    2019 - A clutter free life (40)
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 20th Feb 19, 11:54 PM
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    Saver-upper
    My decluttering ground to a halt for about a month because I was so unwell with flu-like symptoms.Was never able to get to the Dr,but I had some nasty symptoms,and was so exhausted I was only able to work half-days.Not good when you are self-employed .
    My whole house suffered while I was down.Bless my partner and kids -they were very good looking after me,but the house has suffered .

    Today I was able to get to the charity shop for the first time,but first I have things to list that I have decluttered over the last few weeks:

    121-123 3 newspapers recycled.I wouldn't mention these if they are were day-to-day recycling,but these had been put away ages ago to use "later" (for wrapping,cleaning,etc),so now I have decided to let them go,I have counted them.

    Binned:
    124-127 4 lanyards (freebies given by O2 years ago,and never used)
    128 child's headband
    129Pokemon card
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 21st Feb 19, 12:19 AM
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    Saver-upper
    So,having caught up,this is what I have got rid of over the last few days (my children know that every school holidays we will be decluttering their bedrooms,though they do sometimes hope I will forget )

    Binned:
    130:broken plastic kite
    131:broken wooden carriage toy
    132:broken ceramic posie

    Recycled:
    133:ld diary
    134:cardboard tin

    And today I got to the charity shop,and donated:
    135-136: 2 very old Beano annuals (partner's)
    137:Unicorn colouring book
    138-139:2 kid's fun fact books
    140:kid's jeans
    141:kid's t-shirt
    142:pair of hand-warmers
    143:Scout jumper
    144:Lego Friends set
    145:animal-shaped cushion
    146:monkey string puppet
    147-150:4 hair ties
    151:PEZ sweet dispenser
    152:little plastic dog toy
    153:unopened set of heart-shaped notelets
    154:solar-powered moneybox
    155:packet of tights
    156:medicine dispenser
    157:tabletop table tennis set
    158:Hover Shot game
    159-225:bag of 66 rags for textile recycling:socks,underpants,odd gloves,school shirts,etc

    Phew!!
    Last edited by Saver-upper; Today at 12:23 AM.
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    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 21st Feb 19, 12:36 AM
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    Cherryfudge
    Sorry to have been awol for the last few weeks: things have been busy between work and sorting Mum's house and my DFiL being ill.

    I can only think of five things I've decluttered recently and one of those was a jar of almond butter that's been hanging around a while! Another was my second knitting project, so I'm pleased that's done. I haven't touched the dreaded papers but for relaxation I've gone back to a piece of sewing that should be ready for the declutter list in a day or two. Nice when projects turn into practical things that are no longer clutter but useful.
    MFW #30 Overpaid by 4,100.58/3000 in 2018
    Overpaid by 260.82/2,880.00 in 2019
    Decluttered in 2019: 255/2019 as of 20/2/19
    • ryanmaryland
    • By ryanmaryland 21st Feb 19, 4:54 AM
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    ryanmaryland
    Was inspired with Marie Kondo, KonMari strategy on decluttering would definitely give that one a try. Hoping 2019 will also be a great year.
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 21st Feb 19, 6:42 AM
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    villagelife
    Not had time to read posts but more clutter gone

    277 some cards recycled
    278 old address book
    278 condolence book of MIL from a few years agi.
    279 photos
    • CompletelyLost
    • By CompletelyLost 21st Feb 19, 9:21 AM
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    CompletelyLost
    26-28. 3x more items sold.

    Only small things but it's making a difference, at least to my sanity! So far I've made 71 this month from sales, some items were just odds and ends which I got free and would usually have binned.

    I'm finding that the more I get rid of, the more I want to get rid of even more stuff. There seems to be no better feeling than taking items to the post office and saying goodbye
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 21st Feb 19, 11:04 AM
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    whmf00001
    Cleaning young lady who is getting together her bottom drawer took mum's crockery away yesterday, I kept back half doz cup n saucers for if the vicar comes to call. I checked with daughter if she wanted any of the glassware and apart from tumblers (teenage son !) she said no as she had lovely stuff for wedding presents etc so cleaner said yes, have started to sort out for 2 weeks time when she returns. Wanted to find books out but got stinking cold so that will wait a day or so ditto indoor TV arial. Was sooo temoted to go to Morris..s as they have soup maker for 35 but because of cold and I can do soup without it I did a mental de-clutter of that. Checking through old PC discs to get rid of them, belong to Win XP and Win 7 so will sort. Think that will do for now, bacon sarnies for dinner tonight, and maybe for lunch as CBA to do much else.
    • amycool
    • By amycool 21st Feb 19, 11:08 AM
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    amycool
    You've got a secret weapon in DD - "Oh, daddy, didn't you know, that's not right, this is how it should be...". Somehow with my OH, I can't get away with saying he's less than perfect, but when DD says it, it gets taken on board!
    Originally posted by GreenQueen
    He hates it when we gang up on him! DD constantly reminds him to put the toilet roll on the right way but he stubbornly continues to put it on backwards!
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    • amycool
    • By amycool 21st Feb 19, 11:14 AM
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    amycool
    Whilst the boiler man was here (looks like we'll have to declutter 700 for two new parts soon ) I made a start on the paperwork. I bought dividers for the home file a year ago and they're now in. Got a big pile for shredding. Still tons of paperwork to sort but it's a start!
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    • never too old
    • By never too old 21st Feb 19, 1:46 PM
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    never too old
    Afternoon all
    Beautiful afternoon in my part of the world
    Cleared out 2 shelves in a kitchen cupboard this morning,some of the items i've washed ready to go to charity shop and some one of my DD'S wants.Emptied another cupboard into a box so i can take it in front room and sort through the recipe cards. Organised all my sharpies,highlighters and other pens and have now put them in a drawer in a newly acquired Kalax drawers.
    Also sorting through my plastic storage containers ,still amazes me how lids can loose bottoms and vice versa i have these sat on my worktop in hope that i will come across the partner otherwise they are going.
    2019 in 2019 challenge no 18
    1% challenge no 70
    2019 Frugal Living Challenge

    617.86/2019
    0%/100%
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 21st Feb 19, 4:30 PM
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    somerandom
    216 - toy baseball bat
    217 - eye mask
    Originally posted by somerandom
    218 - another burnt baking tray
    219 & 220 - 2 x painting clothes
    221 - old washing machine - this got a huge MK - "thank you for your service" - but it had to go....
    222 - toilet cistern repaired
    A Clutter Free Life 2019
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