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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!
    2018 £2 Savers Club #28 - £20/£100 Target Weight Loss: 0/6
    2018 1%
    Club (#8) - 1%/100%
    Declutter 2018 in 2018 - 83/2018
    Joint Overdraft: £1,400/£1,500, Barclaycard (0%): £5,080.43/£5,197.37
    DH Overdraft: £1,800 Virgin CC (0%):£4,644.20/£3,857.70
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    • CapricornLass
    • By CapricornLass 28th Nov 17, 8:06 PM
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    I've had the misfortune to be visited by a house mouse. The chaos and damage that one small mouse has caused during 1 week has to be seen to be believed, and I could have wept at the amount of food that I had to throw away - over £100 is a conservative guess.

    But every cloud has its silver lining. I had to empty and disinfect 5 cupboards including two larder cupboards, throwing out things as I went, out of date/broken/no longer required as well as all the stuff that honked of mouse. Cupboards are now the cleanest and emptiest that I remember seeing them in the past twenty-odd years.

    (Mouse came to an abrupt end due to a trap and a piece of chocolate. No other signs or sounds of his friends and relations have been seen, and holes found under the bath have now been blocked up. Fingers crossed they will will stay away! And that I can use more orthodox reasons to clear cupboards in the future.)
    Sealed Pot Challenge no 265.
    • stellata
    • By stellata 28th Nov 17, 8:50 PM
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    I!!!8217;m still battering on. This house has thrown up a few surprises including the boiler needing replacement so that!!!8217;s been taking up all my headspace (and cash). Meanwhile I!!!8217;m treating the ongoing declutter as practice got the real thing in 2018 when I will reduce the number of things in my home by 2018!!!

    Kitchen roll holder
    Shower caddy
    Ugly mat
    5 sweaters I used to wear to work. Too small now.
    Heavy wall plaque
    6 cookbooks I never use
    (Above all gone to charity shop)

    Large box of cardboard
    2 sacks of rubbish
    Broken cupboard
    Old mattress
    (These to tip/recycling)

    Box of beauty stuff to freecycle.

    That!!!8217;s a weeks worth, it!!!8217;s hard work this.
    Magnolia Stellata
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 28th Nov 17, 10:33 PM
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    Aww,how exciting Gemma.Yes,4 years is long enough.I'll bet your parents are going to miss you,though.
    I love the idea of only having one plate,knife,fork,cup,etc each.I definitely need to cull the coffee cups and glasses in this house.Why,I ask you,do children's easter eggs come with coffee cups ?
    I have been stopping and starting the decluttering of this house for about 3-4 years.With 4 kids and a hoarding partner,I have to keep ontop of it.But this year,having had a house extension last year,I really am going for it.I am going through cupboards and the loft that haven't been sorted for years .
    My dishwasher is on twice most days (family of 6).I wonder what would happen if I culled,especially cups and glasses.And I have been letting go of guilt-the amount of items I held onto because it had been given to me and I felt bad letting it go ....Now I am past that,and it is alot easier to let things go.

    Out of the house today:
    To small local charity shop:
    a huge bundle of clothes,all never worn,most still with labels on:
    2629-2631: 3 jumpers
    2632-2633: 2 long-sleeved tops
    2634-2635:2 t-shirts
    2636:pair of leggings
    2637:tracksuit pants
    2638:Lazy Town dress up outfit (Stephanie)
    2639:Lazy Town dress up outfit (Sportacus)
    2641:gift bag
    2642:Beatrix Potter Complete Tales box set
    2643:Dr Suess classics box set
    2644:Magic Faraway Tree box set
    2645:box of Christmas cards
    2646:Angelina Ballerina brush
    2647:Home character (McDonald's toy)
    2648:princess necklace
    2649:hand puppet
    2650-2659:10 stuffed toys
    2661:Hide and Seek Scooby game
    2662:trump cards game
    2663plastic ruler
    2664:small mirror
    2665:basket of shells

    Given to a friend:
    2666:blue top
    2667:floaty,sheer blue shirt
    2668:green t-shirt
    I also gave her a dress,but not counting that as it was in a bag of stuff given to me a few weeks ago,to sort out and keep what I want,then donate the rest.Not really mine,it was just "passing through" my life .
    In the same way,won't count 2 items of mine that I set aside for my 15yo daughter to see if she wanted.She did,so nothing decluttered,but being used after 4 years being scrunched up in a wardrobe

    Last week when I was donating to this newly-discovered charity shop,I saw a sign in a shop window asking for plastic bags.Bet they are sorry they asked now,I took in 4 huuuuuge bundles of bags ,so counting that as 2669-2672,though there was probably over 100 bags there.That has freed up a big space under the stairs

    Then I went to the tip.Hate this bit-sooooo much going to landfill .I really do try to avoid it.
    2669-2758:90 pieces of plastic,almost all from kid's games that I had given up looking for all the pieces of,so couldn't donate
    2759:wooden box from kid's toy
    2760:kid's soccer ball
    2761:gift bag
    2762:paint brush

    2763-2765:3 jigsaw puzzles,donated to school after they had a shout-out for toys/puzzles for lunch clubs

    So,all that was from around the house
    Out of the loft,I recycled a cardboard book of Scooby-doo jigsaw puzzles,so from the loft, that is number 1166.

    Phew !!
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50

    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 29th Nov 17, 9:07 AM
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    Well, I wouldn't say they are going to miss me much Saver-upper - we've just moved down the road!

    Well, we have 4 of most things, but with 2 of us eating at a time there's only enough for 2 meals if you know what I mean.

    There were 6 of us when I used to live with my parents. My parents, my brother and his fianc!e and me and my partner. The washing machine was always going, the tumble drier was always going, and dishes had to be done several times a day

    Talking to my mum last week she said it's still pretty much like that Whereas here now I wash the dishes in the evening before bed. I do laundry once a week MAYBE twice, if we've dirtied up an extra towel or something. Hoovering and sweeping only needs to be done a couple times a week. We have a washer drier but we don't use the drier part as it simply does not get stuff dry so a simple airer over the bath for the night does the trick for us

    I've got 2 different ladies interested in 2 of my items I have listed for sale. The remaining item is quite specific so may have to take it into a shop that's specialises in that sort of thing.
    • greent
    • By greent 30th Nov 17, 1:19 PM
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    November's Exits
    1729. Necklace – CS
    1730. Bracelet – CS
    1731. Old lunchbag – binned
    1732 -33. 2 ‘souvenir’ plastic spoons – binned
    1734. non-sticky sticky labels from a ‘preserving kit’ – recycled
    1735. plastic box which contained preserving kit – binned
    1736. few items of (well in date and unopened) food which we don’t like – donated to foodbank
    1737. several unopened airline packs of toothbrushes and tubes of paste – donated to foodbank
    1738 - 40. New/ unopened body lotion x3 – donated to foodbank
    1741. several takeaway tubs – recycled
    1742. heaps of tealights – used !!!128522;
    1743 – 1744. 2 jar candles – used !!!128522;
    1745. bit from old fridge freezer – binned
    1746. broken picture frame – part binned/ part recycled
    1747. several small hotel bottles of shower gel – used to top up handwash, bottles recycled
    1748. broken pen – binned
    1749. uncomfortable socks (DS3) – fabric recycling
    1750. too small & stained gillet (DS3) – fabric recycling
    1751. worn-thin underwear (DS2) – fabric recycling
    1752. holey PJs (DS2) – fabric recycling
    1753. school trousers with broken and irreplaceable clip fastening (DS3) – fabric recycling
    1754. kilner type bottle with duff seal – recycled
    1755 – 1759. Jam jars from stash – recycled
    1760. couple of cardboard boxes – recycled
    1761. 3 sheets of stickers – shoebox appeal
    1762. random gibble from DS3’s room – binned/ recycled
    1763. handful of dried up felt tips (DS3) – binned
    1764. book read & passed on
    1765 – 67. 3 tatty cards from stash – recycled
    1768 – 72. Books read (or not) and passed on
    1773 -75. 3 pairs uncomfy socks – rag bagged (DS3 & OH)
    1776. too small underwear – fabric recycling – DS2
    1777. Broken (and spare) recycling box lid – binned
    1778 – 1779. Bags of seeds brought back from DD’s uni flat – used
    1780. Too small trainers (DS1) – recycled
    1781. couch roll used as kitchen towel
    1782. body lotion from stash used up
    1783. more hotel shampoos and conditioners – used up, bottles recycled
    1784. dress (DD) sold – ebay
    1785 -86. 2 BN cake tins – sold – ebay
    1787. Packaging from stash used in above ebay parcels
    1788. Old NS&I savings account passbook from when OH was 10 (!) sent off for closing (balance was 54p )
    1789 – 91. 3 things sold on flebay ( 2 freezer parts and PJs)
    1792. Packaging used on above
    1793. worn thin socks (DS3) – fabric recycling
    1794. pile of paperwork recycled
    1795 – 96. 2 books borrowed by DD from work back in May/ June – returned to work
    1797 -99. 3 Body shop items (new and sealed) donated to school tombola
    1800. Sheets of awkward circular labels – used up
    1801 – 64. Items of clothing/ shoes/ bags/ jewellery sold to Cash4clothes
    1865. Book read and passed on to my mum

    Doubtful that I'll make 2017 target - but am happy at how much has ended up going
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/10 £104927 01/11 £89873 01/12 £76317 01/13 £52546 01/14 £35356 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786. 2018 OPs (#18) £1068.37/£4000
    Net sales 2018 £519.32/£1000 PAYDOX18 (#15) £18459.38/£18918.90
    • gemmajenkins0208
    • By gemmajenkins0208 2nd Dec 17, 11:27 AM
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    Going up to my mums today to see her for a bit

    And I am going to liberate a few things from her

    I need some Christmas wrapping paper, gift tags/bows, sellotape and some cards to write out for people at work

    I'm going to have a nosey through her cupboards too and see if I can liberate any condiments/sauces/spreads etc
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 17th Dec 17, 2:16 AM
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    I haven't been doing decluttering for a couple of weeks.More bringing stuff in for Christmas .
    This morning I did take a couple of items,that I had tried to sell first,to the charity shop:

    From the loft:
    1167:Santa suit baby-gro
    1168: Christmassy Winnie-the-Pooh baby gro (still with labels on)
    1169:newborn baby Christmassy set: hat,mittens,bib etc (still with labels on).

    Edited: Just remembered that I had got rid of a couple of things earlier this month
    From in the house,earlier this month I recycled:
    2766-2768: 3 spray bottles that didn't seem to work anymore
    2769:Easter chocolate making kit,found in the back of the kitchen cupboard while baking with the kids.It was 3.5 years out of date
    Last edited by Saver-upper; 17-12-2017 at 2:23 AM.
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50

    • greent
    • By greent 17th Dec 17, 10:06 AM
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    I'm up to 1985 items (thanks to some fab ebay sales this month of unwanted toys and kitchenware) so am really going to push to get to 2017 in 2017 and update with my list at the month end

    Don't think I'll make another 2018 in 2018 but still plan on keeping a tally of what's gone
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/10 £104927 01/11 £89873 01/12 £76317 01/13 £52546 01/14 £35356 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786. 2018 OPs (#18) £1068.37/£4000
    Net sales 2018 £519.32/£1000 PAYDOX18 (#15) £18459.38/£18918.90
    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 17th Dec 17, 11:31 AM
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    1087 - Mechanical Pencil UU
    1088-9 - Marquee Tent
    1090-1 - Keyboards
    1092-3 - Old Fitbits
    1094 - Bag of broken lightbulbs
    1095-6 - Shorts
    1097 - Trainers
    1098 - 2015 Diary
    1099 - PS3 Game
    1100-1102 - Ebooks read and deleted
    1103 - Catalogue
    1104 - Old PC
    1105 - Shampoo Sample
    1106 - Over the radiator Cat Bed
    1107-1110 - Models
    1111 - Boots
    1112 - Leggings
    1113-4 - DVDs to Mum
    1115 - Shampoo Sample
    1116 - Transformers Model
    1117-8 - Pens used up
    1119-1120 - Pull Back Bikes
    1121 - 1160 - Cables
    2018 £2 Savers Club #28 - £20/£100 Target Weight Loss: 0/6
    2018 1%
    Club (#8) - 1%/100%
    Declutter 2018 in 2018 - 83/2018
    Joint Overdraft: £1,400/£1,500, Barclaycard (0%): £5,080.43/£5,197.37
    DH Overdraft: £1,800 Virgin CC (0%):£4,644.20/£3,857.70
    • eandjsmum
    • By eandjsmum 17th Dec 17, 1:32 PM
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    took two tops and a pair of trousers to a CS yesterday along with a tabletop easel and a plastic portfolio.
    Dumped a broken set of bathroom scales. other than that not much decluttering done recently.

    Tidied DDs bedroom for when she comes home this week. opened her cubpoard and found a CS bag full of stuff. Have a couple more bits to add and that will go on Friday when I'm off work.
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 19th Dec 17, 11:41 PM
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    I am still not actively decluttering at the moment,but a few things have left the house:

    Out of loft:
    1170:unopenedset of Joules bath bombs.(I used them for a Secret Santa present,and am trying to ignore the fact that it was really just swapped for another gift that has made its way into the house )

    Out of house:
    2770: unopened box set of 3 kid's books (How Loud Can you Burp?,Why is Snot Green?,and Does Farting Make you Go Faster?)
    2771:unopened Create a Night Sky projection kit
    both given to a friend for her kids when I visited this afternoon.I did have another gift to give her as well,but it wouldn't fit in the backpack I was carrying,so kids would have seen it.
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50

    • eandjsmum
    • By eandjsmum 20th Dec 17, 3:18 PM
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    Tidied DDs bedroom for when she comes home this week. opened her cubpoard and found a CS bag full of stuff. Have a couple more bits to add and that will go on Friday when I'm off work.[/QUOTE]

    Have decided the bag goes today:
    • beautiful_ravens
    • By beautiful_ravens 20th Dec 17, 7:32 PM
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    Ive not done much for about 4 or 5 months due to being busy doing art [in the time I freed up by having less housework] but The Things are growing back.
    So in the new year, when the xmas dust has settled, Im planning a renewed decluttering effort.
    ''A moment's thinking is an hour in words.'' -Thomas Hood
    • dingdongsaving
    • By dingdongsaving 20th Dec 17, 8:38 PM
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    Have 3 bin bags for the charity shop, 1 carrier bag of stained/ripped/ruined clothes & old school trainers for the charity bin (weight value) and 1 bag of books for the book collection bin. All going to be dropped off tomorrow on my way to get the final xmas period food shop. Love a school holiday blitz.
    • eandjsmum
    • By eandjsmum 21st Dec 17, 11:44 AM
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    Started decluttering the Christmas prezzies that I have been given this year- opened a box of fancy buiscuits.
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 22nd Dec 17, 1:00 AM
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    I am trying to straighten the house up a bit for Christmas (it has been a bit out of control with partner decluttering his mancave ,and stuff all over the house for Christmas.).I am hoping to get some stuff to charity (maybe even the tip) tomorrow.
    Meanwhile,on a few things have left the house:
    2772:a drinking glass that had got a crack in it.I keep saying I need to declutter our glasses
    2773:Frozen-themed make-up case,broken

    2774:partner put out a pair of old shoes

    And from the loft:
    1171:reindeer antler headpiece with very bent antler-binned
    Last edited by Saver-upper; 22-12-2017 at 1:11 AM.
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50

    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 22nd Dec 17, 5:18 PM
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    For this challenge I have decluttered 2774 items from the house,and 1171 from the loft.Total of 3945 .I am very pleased with this (though the house does still get messy very quickly ),but I would love to reach a total of 4000 by the end of the year.Not sure if I will.
    But here is stuff donated to a local charity shop today:
    11yo daughter sorted through her drawers,and donated:
    2775:a pair of leggings
    2776-2779:4 t-shirts
    2780-2781:2 pairs of shorts
    2782:1 pair trousers
    2783:Salon Nails techniques DVD
    2784-2792:9 hairbands
    2793:pot pourri cushion

    Also to charity shop today:
    2794:kid's handbag,cow design
    2795:Harumika doll set
    2796-2804:8 Harumika doll stands and a camera
    2805:Build a Bear workshop dress
    2806:kitchen chemistry set
    2807:Science Museum fingerprint kit set and 2808: Science Museum science trick set.Both still in original packaging/shrink-wrap

    When partner was declutering his mancave for the last fortnight,he also gave me some stuff to donate:
    2809: a frisbee
    2810-2825:16 books
    Last edited by Saver-upper; 22-12-2017 at 9:09 PM.
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50

    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 23rd Dec 17, 4:33 PM
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    More out the door today,in effort to have front room ready for Christmas day:
    To local charity shop:
    14yo son's clothes after a sort out-
    2826:pair of pyjama pants-never worn
    2827:hand-knitted jumper,don't think it was ever worn
    2828-2829:2 long-sleeve shirts with labels still on
    2830:jacket,never seen him wear it
    2831-2832:2 fleeces
    2833:1 pr trousers,hardly worn
    2834-2836:3 pairs shorts
    2837:1 long-sleeve top
    2838-2846:9 t-shirts,one with label still on
    2847-2849:Angry Birds hat,scarf and pair of gloves,still with tags on
    2850:fleece jacket,hardly worn if ever
    2851:Sudocube puzzle,never used
    2852-2853:2 small bouncing balls
    2854-2855:2 Minecraft keyrings
    2856:block puzzle

    Partner's stuff from mancave:
    2857-2869:13 books

    2870:tiny puzzle from Tiger shop.Couldn't tell if all pieces were there,so didn't want to donate

    2871:odd slipper
    2872: odd wellington

    2873-2874:bundles of papers (NSI and bank statements)
    2875:bundles of receipts (some shredded,some recycled)

    4046 items out of my house and loft .Very pleased to have passed the 4000 mark.
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50

    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 28th Dec 17, 5:48 PM
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    Been neglecting reporting here.

    1225-1254. Books donated to cs
    1255-1273. Items sold online
    1274. Shower gel used up
    1275. Concealer used up
    1276. Hair product used up
    1277. Pair of socks
    1278. Box of cards used up
    1279-1281. Birthday cards used up
    1282-1284. Rolls of wrapping paper used up
    1285-1317. Gifts delivered
    1318-1322. Books returned to library
    1323. Perfume used up
    1324. Tinted moisturiser used up
    1325-1331. Cleaning products used up
    1332. Jacket to cs
    Last edited by Fiasco55; 28-12-2017 at 6:09 PM.
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1390 items
    2018 2869 items

    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038
    • sallymander
    • By sallymander 28th Dec 17, 6:17 PM
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    Hi all,

    My final scores are as follows:

    1968-9. Two bags of shredding
    1970-2. Magazines
    1973-4. Two flasks
    1975. Eyeliner
    1976. Grater
    1977. Flour sieve
    1978. Plastic lid
    1979. Salad spinner
    1980. Mixing bowl
    1981-92. Magazines sold online
    1993. Pair of jeans
    1994-5. Nail varnishes
    1996-8. 3 sets of hair rollers
    1999. Hair dryer
    2000. Broken tape measure
    2001. Body lotion
    2002. Face powder
    2003. Shampoo sold online
    2004-6. Dresses
    2007. Bag
    2008-9. Two jawbone trackers
    2010-12. Three purses
    2013. Tea towel
    2014. Pack of stickers sold online
    2015. Bottle of medicine
    2016. Moisturiser
    2017. Notebook
    2018-20. Sheets of stamps sold online
    2021. Fabric dye
    2022. Sewing pattern
    2023-4. Candles
    2025-6. Saucers
    2027 scarf
    2028. Board game

    Have a great new year everyone.
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