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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 27th Dec 18, 5:48 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    2019 - A Clutter Free Life
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    • 27th Dec 18, 5:48 PM
    2019 - A Clutter Free Life 27th Dec 18 at 5:48 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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    • Guineapigsqueaks
    • By Guineapigsqueaks 27th Dec 18, 6:14 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 6:14 PM
    I'm in please, thank you Mrs Salad Dodger. I'm relatively clutter-free, but one can't take one's eye off the ball!
    Guineapigsqueaks x


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    • PipneyJane
    • By PipneyJane 27th Dec 18, 8:16 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 8:16 PM
    Can I join? I haven’t a clue how I will do - or whether I will do anything more than think about it - but I would like to commit to 52 items in 52 weeks and 10 minutes a day to cleaning.

    - Pip
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    • abbe89
    • By abbe89 27th Dec 18, 9:06 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 9:06 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 9:06 PM
    I'm in again this year! I stopped counting in 2018 but I reckon I got up to about 400.


    I'll be aiming for 2019 in 2019 - go big or go home haha!
    • Aaleigha
    • By Aaleigha 27th Dec 18, 10:20 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 10:20 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 10:20 PM
    Well I am moving soon and the goal is to ditch the clutter here and as we unpack if there is more home for it
    It will be sokd gifted composted or recycled in some way

    Good luck all I will join this thread properly as I start to unpack
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    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 27th Dec 18, 10:47 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 10:47 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 10:47 PM
    I haven't been logged on here since the middle of November, but still decluttered away.
    I've set myself a personal challenge this year of decluttering a bag a day, be it a small bag or a black bag.
    I seem to work better doing a bag a day declutter as I always find things to put in it and it motivates me to fill one lol.
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    • SandraX
    • By SandraX 27th Dec 18, 10:54 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 10:54 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 10:54 PM
    My aim is to clear out the garage but Mr X insists there is nothing to clear. He will get a shock soon when I have thrown a lot of what's in there into skip. However, been meaning to do this for a couple of years so shall see.
    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 27th Dec 18, 11:29 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 11:29 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 11:29 PM
    Christmas has shown me i really need to declutter, Christmas eve saw me shoving stuff into boxes to,stick in the wardrobe, under the stairs and in the cupboard in the spare room .. lots of the stuff I don't need but had no outlet to get rid of so close to Christmas. So in the next few weeks I have boxes to sort!! I also have a cupboard full of mugs we don't use .. as it was pointed out to me, by a locum, the mugs at work are all chipped and cracked (not noticed as my mug is kept in my locker) so a load of mixed mugs going to work to replace the cracked mugs at work.
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 27th Dec 18, 11:29 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 11:29 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 11:29 PM
    Hello, and welcome

    Pleased to ‘see’ old & new faces & already a variety of reasons We can spur each other on

    PipneyJane, just to set you off - my favourite mantra “Leave a room tidier than when you went in” - could be something as simple as making the bed before leaving the bedroom, wiping round the sink & hanging/folding a towel before you leave the bathroom.

    Very excited to see how we all do

    MrsSD
    • aliwali
    • By aliwali 28th Dec 18, 7:35 AM
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    I really need to do this! I like the idea of a bag a day and tidying for 10 minutes a day, so will start with that. My 8 year old DD puts me to shame, she’s so good at tidying. Must have her dad’s genes.
    • GreenQueen
    • By GreenQueen 28th Dec 18, 9:02 AM
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    GreenQueen
    I'll try for 2019 in 2019 - works out about 40 items a week. Not sure that I'll manage it, but gives me something to aim for and there are a couple of big areas that should be able to boost the total significantly!

    GQ
    • Graciefields
    • By Graciefields 28th Dec 18, 9:49 AM
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    I'd like to join you, please? I have sat paralysed for the last two years overwhelmed with life. I really need to declutter my small bedroom, it is rammed with rubbish. Each time I go up there I get so overwhelmed and just shut the door. I really think it will help me to clear my mind and get me motivated for life again. I don't have a strategy yet, but am hoping to get some tips from you all to get me started. Happy New Year everybody.
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    • Ellie79
    • By Ellie79 28th Dec 18, 9:58 AM
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    Hi all, I am quietly sneaking in rather than lurking. This year will be the year I actually get control of my house again. I have just finished a really long period of study and my house has been sorely neglected and we are bursting out the seams! So I want to make getting on top of the mess one of the priorities, along with various other life changes. It is a more general mess than one room of clutter, we don't have a spare room or that would be my office and I could live with the clutter there! I am trying to start with the kids' room. This may be a monumental task...
    • Example79
    • By Example79 28th Dec 18, 10:02 AM
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    Example79
    Me too, please. Need a big declutter but OH is reluctant to send anything on its way.

    I’m aiming for a bag a week to get rid of (mainly charity shop, selling sites or recycling).
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    • Flugelhorn
    • By Flugelhorn 28th Dec 18, 10:09 AM
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    Time for me to join in - managed to clear late mother's bungalow last year and most went to charity shop / house clearance but rather too much crept into our second reception room. .. Also managed to clear airing cupboard and rationalised my wardrobe

    However - there are also other parts of the house that need serious sorting - my study (never clear) the basement utility room (ahem)

    Going to stick to those three and see how I get on - good to have some company
    Last edited by Flugelhorn; 28-12-2018 at 10:11 AM.
    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 28th Dec 18, 10:49 AM
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    lessonlearned
    Me too please. Made a start on my bedroom yesterday. One black bin liner so far.

    This year is the big one.....I won't be doing numbers but I reckon I could lose 50 per cent of my stuff and not miss it.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 28th Dec 18, 10:54 AM
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    Joining! I'm moving into a new house in early 2019, so aiming for a fresh start. 2019 items in 2019!!!
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    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 28th Dec 18, 12:13 PM
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    I'd love to join you guys this year too.
    Last year wasn't as great as I hoped, but we can only take steps forwards, right?
    Thank you for starting the new thread MrsSD.
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 28th Dec 18, 1:10 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Hello,
    I would like to join again. I did the challenge in 2017 and achieved the 2017 items by November. Last year I continued to declutter but just lurked.
    This year I am not sure if I will do the numbers yet, or whether I will just post what I have recycled to others/ charity shops, sold or binned.
    Gem-gem
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    • Guineapigsqueaks
    • By Guineapigsqueaks 28th Dec 18, 1:21 PM
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    Guineapigsqueaks
    Afternoon All
    Getting a head start on 2019. Post that came today dealt with immediately, junk mail straight in recycling, except my credit card bill (always a joy after Christmas) paid online and filed away. Emptied bins and wheelie bin out for collection tomorrow. Everyone happy with gifts bought for them, so receipts all thrown away. I really ought to have achieved more today, but I'm still in holiday mode .
    Top tip. Be ruthless when you pack your Christmas decs and wrap away and get rid of stuff you don't need or want or use. I did this last year, and it was so easy when I got my boxes out before Christmas.
    Guineapigsqueaks x


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