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    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 29th Dec 16, 9:34 AM
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    2017 - No Clutter To Be Seen
    • #1
    • 29th Dec 16, 9:34 AM
    2017 - No Clutter To Be Seen 29th Dec 16 at 9:34 AM
    To use Guineapigsqueaks/my own wording, "A new thread for declutterbugs in 2015 2016 2017!"

    I'm going to aim to get rid of 2017 items in 2017.
    There are some lovely tips on the KonMari thread here, set up by the talented greent:

    Of particular note is post 4 of where you can get rid of unwanted items:

    Welcome one and all and happy decluttering!
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 30th Aug 17, 8:11 PM
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    839 & 840 - 2 x spectacles for recycling
    Originally posted by somerandom
    841. sunglasses case
    842. pJ bottoms
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
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    • Cassox
    • By Cassox 30th Aug 17, 10:08 PM
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    Thank you Saver Upper.

    Your post is really helpful. I like the 15 minute rule. I am going to start with your suggestion of clearing 1 of my kitchen surfaces as they are well hidden.

    Letting go of things will be a big challenge but I'm going to give it a go.

    Small steps. Good luck and well done with what you have and continue to achieve
    • sallymander
    • By sallymander 31st Aug 17, 12:01 AM
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    Hi cassox and welcome,

    I think saver-upper has summed it up really well, and I just want to echo that at first I found it difficult getting rid of unwanted or unneeded gifts, but Im coming to realise that if they are lying unused, forgotten or even worse have become a burden, both emotionallly and because of the amount of space they take up, then they should go. Having spoke to my loved ones they have often forgotten even gifting these things! Also by declutting I have inspired them to get rid of the things weighing them down, including gifts from me, which I see as an even greater gift.

    So once the gifts are no longer wanted, whether thats ten years down the line, or the day after you received then, they have outlived their usefulness. acknowledge the love that they represent but dont feel compelled to keep them if they dont represent you or fit in with your life.

    Sally x
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 31st Aug 17, 2:32 AM
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    Thank you Saver Upper.
    Originally posted by Cassox
    You are welcome,Cassox.You sound really motivated,and I am sure you will get there.Just be patient with yourself,and don't forget to check in here and let us know how you are going.I find it really motivating to count everything out,and see the numbers going up.(I am a bit old-fashioned,so I list everything with pen and paper,or list on my phone).It slows you down a little,stopping to list like this,but it works for me.Probably a better idea (and you can look back on them later to see how far you have come),is to take a photo of all the stuff you are about to donate/throw out,and list from that when you are posting here.
    Also,before and after photos of areas/rooms/surfaces/cupboards are also very motivating to look back on when you are having a "this is going nowhere" day.
    I was so motivated to get some decluttering done after the kids went to bed tonight.When I actually got around to doing anything,I didn't really know what I wanted to attack.I have lots of bags and bundles of papers hidden around the house,but I didn't want to get that involved.As it was,I had a peek through a basket of bags of papers,and set aside a few items to shred,and couple of cookbooks to donate-I will,as usual,list when they leave the house.
    1732:Only noteable thing that I did find to recycle is a small bundle of recipes,some pulled from magazines a couple of years ago,others I had written out by hand over 30 years ago .And most never used.
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    • roundtuit
    • By roundtuit 31st Aug 17, 1:57 PM
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    54-55 coat hangers - binned
    56 perfume bottle emptied - recycled
    57-58 freebie bags given to DS after a course - binned
    59 freebie halyard given to DS after a course - binned
    60 pair of shoes, both with a hole in the toe - binned
    61 budgie's treat stick - unwrapped and placed in budgie's cage where said budgie is now attacking it with relish

    Hello Cassox I've found that baby steps works for me too - if I looked at the whole house I'd be overwhelmed, but one shelf or one drawer is manageable (usually). I donate the good stuff to a charity shop with friendly staff; as I fill a bag I put it in my car boot and then drop it off when I'm in town. It gives me a buzz to know the stuff will be used instead of languishing in a drawer. It's still hard sometimes to let go, but it's definitely easier than when I first started.


    ETA: 62 cardboard box - given to friend
    Last edited by roundtuit; 31-08-2017 at 2:58 PM.
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 1st Sep 17, 12:40 AM
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    My mostly decluttered front room needed a good tidy-up today (kids still home from holidays),so I did that.Didn't take too long to tidy,polish and vacuum).Took far too long to put covers (which I had washed over the last few days) back on sofa,but looks much better.
    Then I did a bit of decluttering of a large wicker basket I have in that room.It is mostly full of boxes of paper,which I am planning to go through in a week off work later this month.
    I set aside a few books to donate,and some stuff to shred.Will count them both as they leave the house.
    So,for a sum total of about 3 hours paper-sorting,am counting as 1,so 1733.
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 2nd Sep 17, 4:31 AM
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    Having cleaned front room yesterday,today (Friday) I did a deep clean of the kitchen.
    THEN,I started serious decluttering of the loft .I have previously done some decluttering of the loft (133 items),and for this thread,I have been counting it seperately to the main house.It honestly is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo fullllllllllllllllllllllllllllll of stufffffffffffffffffffffffffffff .It has been so full in the past,that when you pull the pull-cord to turn on the light,it has absolutely no effect-the mountain is so huge!!
    One of the things I have temporarily moved from the loft is all the empty boxes that I have emptied/no longer need since decluttering.
    Today (and probably the next few sessions of loft-decluttering) are probably going to be "skim throughs"-getting rid of "obvious" stuff-boxes for recycling or the tip.It will,no doubt,get harder when it comes time to sort through kids special toys and their drawings,etc.I definitely collect too much of the children's masterpieces,school-work,artwork,etc.
    So,out of the loft today,after a total of just over 5 hours,from the loft,I have:-

    134-135:the packaging (initially unopened) for 2 Product keys for a computer.I have no idea what these are,or what they do,but they have been in my loft,untouched,for many years,so I probably don't need them
    136:Norton 360 version 5.0 Cd's and packaging.Again,I don't know what these are
    137:box for an old electronic tablet
    138:unidentified child's painting
    139:empty shoe box
    140:shoe box lid,decorated by a small child
    141-142:empty plastic pots
    143:shoe box
    144-145:decorated-by-a-child toilet rolls
    146:Wii packaging
    147-148:DS lite packaging.They mst be at least 10years old.Don't think the kids even know where the DSs are now
    149-151:3 boxes
    152:a crushed box labelled "xxxx's things" and nicely decorated by a small child
    153:partly-used "make your own Christmas card" set_some parts binned,some recycled

    154:broken make-up brush (kid's )
    155:kid's nail polish,extremely old and manky
    156:foam letter

    Also recycled 158,an old laptop box.

    Now,this is just some of what left the loft today.Some of the above-mentioned boxes contained stuff,which was also sorted for donation/bin/keep.The donations,as usual,I will list when they leave the house.
    Feels soooooooo good to be tackling the loft.I have been putting it off for absolutely years,and have actually booked off my birthday week later this month just so I can do the loft .
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    • roundtuit
    • By roundtuit 2nd Sep 17, 9:27 AM
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    Well done Saver-upper

    As for me:

    63 Get Well card from work colleagues - recycled

    (every little helps )
    • greent
    • By greent 2nd Sep 17, 3:23 PM
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    August Update
    1258. Board game (played once) – CS
    1259. Cuddly toy (still tagged) – CS
    1260. 2 small bottles of not-nice mouthwash (freebies) added into large bottle of usual mouthwash to disguise! Bottles recycled !!!128522;
    1261. Dried up remains of a bottle of nailpolish – binned
    1262. Random odd shaped large piece of cardboard acquired by DS2 for a craft activity but never used – recycled
    1263. tube of Clinique face stuff used as body lotion
    1264. large tub of body butter from stash used up !!!128522;
    1265. several bottles of hotel s/gel used to top up handwash bottle
    1266 -67. 2 books read and passed on
    1268. HUGE pile of old schoolwork (DS1) – recycled
    1269 – 1273. 5 old text books (DS1) – returned to school….
    1274. hotel body lotion mixed into normal body lotion – bottle recycled
    1275. broken wooden dinosaur toy/ puzzle/ ornament – added to chimenea
    1276 - 77. couple of well annotated revision guides – recycled
    1278. outgrown, worn-down and broken Crocs (DS3) – binned
    1279. more paperwork recycled – DS1
    1280. art project (DS1) – recycled
    1281. item of clothing – sold – ebay
    1282 -1283. 2 moisturisers – sold – ebay
    1284. tin of bathsalts used up (DD)
    1285. pair of gloves – shoebox appeal
    1286 -87. – Sealed McD’s toys – shoebox appeal
    1288. mac in a bag – CS
    1289 -1292. Books read/ not read – passed on
    1293 – 1301. 9 books sold – Ziffit
    1302. DVD sold – ziffit
    1303. packaging from stash used on Ziffit & ebay parcels
    1304. gift bag, tag and paper from stash used on a present
    1305 – 1307. 3 baby items (new) from stash – gifted
    1308 – 1309. 2 baby toys (DD) passed on to (pregnant) sister
    1310 -1312. 3 hanging baskets – CS
    1313 – 1318. 6 books – CS
    1319. Damaged thermal mug !!!9785; - binned
    1320. small bowl (DS3’s favourite) – broken – binned !!!9785;
    1321. Felicity Wishes book – passed on
    1322. Felicity Wishes file – CS
    1323. New craft kit – CS
    1324 -1326. 3 books read/ not read – passed on
    1327. Pile of schoolwork (DS1) – recycled
    1328. Jewellery hanger – binned
    1329. (Unused) 3D dinosaur puzzle – CS
    1330 1331. 2 (more0 sealed McD’s toys – shoebox appeal
    1332 – 1334. 3 packs of ood seeds – sowed !!!128522;
    1335 -1362. 27 items sent to MusicMagpie
    1363. box and bubblewrap used on above
    1364. another book read and passed on
    1365. another book read and passed on !!!128522;
    1366. New Lancome item sold – ebay
    1367. New phone cover – sold – ebay
    1368. Packaging used for above items
    1369. paddling pool with a slow puncture – bin
    1370-71. 2 more McD’s toys – shoebox appeal
    1372. manky old rags from garage – bin
    1373. sarong with a hole – fabric recycling
    1374. wheely trolley/ box thing – broken – bin
    1375. manky George foreman type grill given to us for DD – mouldy (bleurgh) – bin
    1376 -77. 2 more books read and passed on
    1378. moisturiser from stash used (only 8 more full sized pots to go….)
    1379. Pair of hardly worn Clarks daps – CS
    1380. Wellies – CS
    1381. Unopened bottle of vodka – donated
    1382. Broken bubble wand – binned
    1383. small flower mirror – shoebox appeal
    1384 -85. 2 pairs of shoes – recycled
    1386. more paperwork from DS1’s room – recycled
    1387. Cook book – sold – ebay
    1388. couple of odd socks – fabric recycling
    1389. manky old desk lamp
    1390. Wedding dress – sent off for making into angel baby gowns
    1391. bag of assorted misc tiny buttons – sent off with 1390
    1392. bag of safety pins – donated to charity
    1393. very last of charity paperwork – posted back to charity
    1394. non working camera – binned
    1395. torn camera case – binned
    1396. old very faded duvet cover & pillowcase – fabric recycling
    1397. book read and passed on
    1398. free tote bag (prize) sold – ebay
    1399 – 1400. 2 identical travel toiletry sets (free) – sold – ebay
    1401. small bits of scrap wood from garage – burned – chimenea
    1402. lots of old pens and felt tips (DD) – bin
    1403. more paperwork – recycled (DD)
    1404. packaging used on ebay parcels
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    • sallymander
    • By sallymander 2nd Sep 17, 5:38 PM
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    Hi all, im finally caught up now, heres the scores on the doors from this week.

    1354. Sewing pattern sold online
    1355-62. Magazines recycled
    1363. Body scrub from stash used up, im now on the last bottle of body scrub so wont count that as i finish it because it will be replaced.
    1364. Colouring book recycled
    1365. Last tub of sudacrem used up
    1366-87. Unused notebooks donated to family and cs
    1388. Bag of shredding
    1389-91. Fancy pen boxes recycled
    1392-4. Music books to cs
    1395-6. 2 stacks of craft papers to cs
    1397. Bag of rubbish from loft
    1398. Craft kit to cs
    1399-1403. Loyatly cards
    1404. Fancy dress gun
    1405. Fake blood
    1406. Fancy dress wig
    1407-8. Another 2 bags of rubbish from loft
    1409. Tin to cs
    1410-3. Bracelets to cs
    1404-16. Old diaries recycled
    1417. Money box to cs
    1418. Childs mug to cs
    1419. Christening present to cs
    1420. Baby shoes binned (my first shoes from the 80's!)
    1421-37. Old loyalty and membership cards binned
    1438. Scrap book recycled
    1439. 1st cutlery set to cs
    1440. Decorative tin to cs
    1441-7. Old bits of uniform from an old job recycled
    1448. Key for an old car
    1449-50. 2 more bags of shredding
    1451-2. 2 gift basket baskets to cs
    1453. Cardboard boxes
    1454. Greetings cards
    1455. Sunglasses sold online
    1456-83. Gift bags passed on to friends or cs
    1484-8. Gift boxes to cs
    1489. Linen trousers sold online
    1490. Fancy face cream from stash used up
    1491. Old mobile recycled
    1492. Magazine sold online
    1493. Eyeliner binned
    1494. KonMarie book to sister
    1495. Wooden ipad holder broken and recycled
    1496. Used make up sponges binned
    1497. Lip balm used up
    1498. Tweezers
    1499. Old deoderant binned
    1500. Hairclip to cs
    1501. Purse to cs
    1502. Magazine sold online
    1503. Gift set to cs
    1504. Powder eyeliner binned
    1505. Zetec badge sold online
    1506. Shower gel used up from stash
    1507. Fancy conditioner used up
    1508. Cheap razors binned
    1509. Chair to cs
    1510. Table to cs
    1511. Another bag of rubbish
    1512. Tapestry frame
    1513-14. 2 sets of curtain poles
    1515. Bag of curtain hooks
    1516-18. Another 3 gift bags donated
    1519. Kettle descaler used up
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    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 2nd Sep 17, 6:33 PM
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    Wow, what an eventful week!

    I've been very busy moving things into the flat still. We were going to move in today but our phone line isn't getting connected until the 15th and our mattress isn't being delivered for another 10 days!

    My partner and I are off to London for a week on the 11th and we are going to move into the flat when we come home.

    I have given myself until the 20th - which is the last day of my time off work - to try and use up as many of my toiletries as I can as I seem to have forgotten just how much I had!

    I have taken all sealed unused and well in date toiletries to the flat to start using when we move in. Everything else is still here for me to try and use up. I will take things to London with me if necessary just to try and use it up.

    Wish me luck!
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 2nd Sep 17, 9:09 PM
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    841. sunglasses case
    842. pJ bottoms
    Originally posted by somerandom
    843. wheelie bin green waste
    844 & 5 - 2 parcels posted
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 3rd Sep 17, 3:57 AM
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    1268. HUGE pile of old schoolwork (DS1) !!!8211; recyclego!!!8230;.)

    1390. Wedding dress !!!8211; sent off for making into angel baby gowns
    Originally posted by greent
    Ugh,going through the loft,I am reminded of the problem of storing school books.My kids age in range 8-15y.I have kept every single school book that comes home (and every reading record book,which gets lost,replaced and found multiple times then ,so several records each year per child ).I don't think I have the heart to recycle mine yet.Maybe one day.
    I also wanted to say,well done donating to an angel baby charity-it is beautiful work they do,from what I have seen.

    Haven't we got some long lists of stuff leaving houses today?Lots of decluttering being done around here .
    For myself,the Great Loft Declutter 2017 continues.A bit slower going today (partner and OH returned from a couple of days away,so lots of time catching up.But,of course,one of the reasons I want to declutter,is so I can have more family time without constantly thinking I should be doing something else.Sometimes just being is enough.
    As yesterday,I have set aside lots of stuff to donate,and will list when it leaves the house.For now,that stuff is spread all over the house,sort of negating the big tidy-up I had the previous 2 days .
    So,over the day,I spent 5 hours 44 min sorting through the loft (plus 30 min "tidying up" a bit after.In actual fact,the place looks like a wreck,with the most random bits sprawled throughout.).Adding up the numbers now,it doesn't fell like I spent that long,because there was so much stoping and starting.Still,I am glad I did,even though I am still up posting at this hour!

    Out of the loft today:

    159:box that contained a whole dinner set .My parents-in-law gave it to us when OH and I moved in together.It is a bit posh,and very delicate,so we used it for a few years,then 4 kids came along,and Disney plates and bowls are much better for those years.So the bits we will use (bowls and plates yes,teacups and saucers not so much),were put through the dishwasher,and have started using.Discovered tonight they are not microwaveable.The arcing in the microwave was the clue
    160-162:3 shoe box lids
    163:1 shoe box
    164:photo album.Had to explain to my 15yo what it was .I don't use photo albums (but am old enough to know what they are!),but was able to repurpose.The album was a foolscap-folder style (biggger size,but with clipping spine).Daughter has kept a couple of the loose album pages to put study-cards in,and the album for study notes.The spare album pages I will donate.
    165:decorated Build-A-Bear Workshop box,crushed from years spent in the loft
    166:wallpaper offcuts.Not actually sure if it is recyclable-will find out when binmen either collect or reject on Monday
    167:Christmas wrapping paper,again,crushed in storage

    Other finds in the loft today which have been given a second life around the house (apart from the dinner set),are 2 waterproof coats,and an alarm clock.
    Last edited by Saver-upper; 03-09-2017 at 4:01 AM.
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 4th Sep 17, 12:39 AM
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    I have spent a bit of time getting bits and pieces ready for starting back at work tomorrow,and kids back to school on Tuesday and Wednesday.But I still had some time to do a bit more looking through the loft.(Spent about an hour in the loft.)Over the last 2 days,I have bought so many empty boxes down into the house (some already empty from my decluttering efforts this year,others I have emptied in the last few years).Last night my 10- and 8-yo thought their room being full of boxes and lids was a great excuse to have a "sleepover" in a pop-up tent in our kitchen .Couldn't have that again ,with school about to start,so this aftyernoon I put the empties back into the loft,all neatly stacked,making 2 neat towers.Then I continued browsing through the loft.I have bought a few things down to sort through,but at this stage,all I have decluttered from the loft today is
    168: a bundle of scrap paper .I have always used old A4 pages/mail/fliers/school note etc for writing notes.I used to tend tearing into A5 pieces and storing it to use.How a bundle of this got in the loft,I am not sure.But it is gone now.
    169:broken frame with photo

    From in the house,(which I am counting as a seperate 2017 challenge),more stuff has left the house.
    My 10yo had a plastic bag of "stuff" all set aside.I asked her what it was,and she said it was stuff she no longer wanted,and was giving to her best friend.I asked her if friend and friend's mum were happy for stuff to be coming into their house like this,and she said yes-the mum knows all about it,and it is fine.So of course,in the name of proper accountability on this thread,I had to check out what was leaving the house :
    1733:book of temporary tattoos
    1734-1735:2 Jacqueline Wilson books
    1736:David Walliams book
    1737-1738:2 other books
    1739-1748:10 pairs of socks .I did ask if friend knew she was taking receivership of 10 pairs of used socks.Apparently so......
    1749:a dress
    1750-1755:6 hairbands,never used,which match school uniform gingham
    1756-1757:2 t-shirts
    1758:vest top
    1759:1 pair leggings
    1760:1 pair trousers
    1761:bundles notebooks and pencils
    1762:Rubiks cube
    1763:small purse
    1764:netted bath sponge
    1765-1767:3 bath bombs
    1768:lip balm
    1769:small pot of glitter
    1770:star-shaped emery board
    1771:travel bottle of Dove bodywash
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    • eandjsmum
    • By eandjsmum 4th Sep 17, 6:12 PM
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    DD has made a start on her room so that's 1 black bin liner of rubbish, 1 large reusable shopping bag of old exercise books for recycling, 1 Carrier bag crammed for the CS and at least 2 loads of washing.
    • purplevamp
    • By purplevamp 4th Sep 17, 6:23 PM
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    139-144) DVDs (to my Mum)
    145) Bathroom Shelving pole (binned ~ v. rusty!!)
    Originally posted by purplevamp
    146) Pressure cooker (ebay)
    147) Video (ebay)
    148) Whole heap of unopened junk mail (recycling)
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 5th Sep 17, 5:15 PM
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    1772:a watch.Was only a cheapie (present years ago from Thailand),but very pretty
    1773:pair of nail clippers (in unopened packet!)
    1774:length of bunting with English flag on
    1775:novelty flag
    1776:kid's denim jacket
    1777:pair of lady's shoes,barely worn
    1778-1780:3 lady's jumpers,with tags
    1781:ladies jumper,worn once
    1782:ladies skirt,never worn
    1783:ladies spotty top,with tags
    1784:another pair of ladies shoes
    1785:canvas shoulder bag (pink with butterflies)
    1787:ladies dressing gown
    1788:potaotoes cookbook (missed the first cull of cookbooks)
    1789:child's mini-jumper thingy
    1790-1793:4 children's books
    1794:tea caddy
    1795:sugar caddy
    1796:kid's blue straw hat
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 6th Sep 17, 12:41 AM
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    More decluttering tonight:
    1797-1801:3 pairs of old school shoes and 2 pairs trainers

    While watching tv tonight,I sorted out my 2 junk drawers:emptied,wiped down,declutter bits of rubbish,and repack.Going to count "1" for the rubbish from each drawer,so 1802-1803.
    1804:nearly 30 assorted batteries,out for recycling
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50

    • sallymander
    • By sallymander 8th Sep 17, 9:34 PM
    • 277 Posts
    • 994 Thanks
    Hi all, heres my latest update,

    1520: peak flow monitor thing
    1521. Nail varnish to cs
    1522-3. Two foot files binned
    1524. Used make up sponges bimned
    1525-9. 4 packs of different wax strips
    1530-34. Nail files - dont know why i had so many?!?
    1535. Cuticle oil
    1536-8. Car parts cleared from garage when i sold my car (wont count the car as its being replaced)
    1539. Make up remover pads used up
    1540. Bike sold online
    1541-2. 2 inner tubes sold with bike
    1543. Ball to cs
    1544. Pair of curtains
    1545. Old duvet repurposed as dog bed
    1546. Fancy shampoo used up - now down to just one shampoo
    1547. Nail polish pads dried up so binned
    1548-58. Magazines recycled
    1559-63. Inches lost from my waist - stopped dieting and weighing myself, now just eat when im hungry and i had to measure my waist to taken in a skirt and noticed how much id lost, woohoo!
    1564. Pack lf head phones ear buds
    1565. Pack of headphones ear hangers
    1566. Polishing cloth
    1567. Plug
    1568. Calculator
    1569. Mini blender
    1570-72. Gift bags reused
    1573. Notebook

    Have a great weekend everyone.
    Official DFW Nerd Club No. 1150 - Long Haul Supporters Club No 186 - Debt free 26.5.17
    Proud to have dealt with my debts
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 9th Sep 17, 10:06 AM
    • 1,342 Posts
    • 15,326 Thanks
    Not getting much done at mine, but have finally cleared my mum's house.

    1091. Mirrored jewellery box donated to cs
    1092. Wooden jewellery chest donated to cs
    1093-1097. Pieces of costume jewellery donated to cs
    1098. Hooded top donated to cs
    1099. New trousers donated to cs
    1100-1102. Worn through socks
    1103. Bank to cs
    1104-1105. Books returned
    1106. Book to cs
    1107-1108. Cards from stock pile used
    1109-1119. Bottles recycled
    1120-1130. Birthday cards recycled
    1131. Face wipes used up
    1132-1133. Computer desk and chair donated
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1390 items
    2018 2869 items

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