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    • haybel19
    • By haybel19 26th Dec 17, 8:48 PM
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    2018 - RULE OF 3 Decluttering challenge
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    • 26th Dec 17, 8:48 PM
    2018 - RULE OF 3 Decluttering challenge 26th Dec 17 at 8:48 PM
    I really want to declutter during 2018- so that I can see the spare room floor and so that generally there is no clutter to be seen even hidden away in cupboards...

    Therefore I am going to play by the rule of 3 every single day during 2018 I will aim to 'lose' three unwanted items from my home this could be by selling on eBay, donating to charity, taking to the tip or putting in the bin or any other means of elimination...

    The aim being that this time next year I will have a clutter free home, tidy cupboards and a functional spare room. Any extra pennies made or good deeds done will be an extra bonus...and may well help with other challenges.

    I figure that three items per day is small, easily managed and will not take much time or be too overwhelming...

    Does anyone want to join me?
    Make £10 a day challenge November £125.60/310
    December 417.35/310 January 512.33/310

    £1000 emergency fund challenge 0/1000

    Rule of 3 challenge 13/365
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    • LuckyPenny
    • By LuckyPenny 4th Jan 18, 7:23 PM
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    LuckyPenny
    Hi all
    I'm busy listing unwanted Christmas gifts and I sorted through a box of Christmas decorations and through most away and a few to charity.
    Sorted through my airing cupboard and donated a bedding set to charity.

    Question for you: how long to you relist sale items on eBay, Facebook etc before you give up?

    My sights are on my wardrobe at the weekend. Hoping to bin, charity or sell anything I haven't worn in the last 12 months.

    LPx
    1% Challenge [COLOR=red] #28 £1,491.32/£4000 37.2%[/COLLAR]
    Pay off all debts by Xmas 2017 #40 £2,214/£6500 Christmas 2018 Saving #16 £107/365
    Competition wins £12,079
    Declutter 3 per day
    • Princess Money Penny
    • By Princess Money Penny 5th Jan 18, 12:44 AM
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    Princess Money Penny
    Only one item today an ugly Christmas decoration. I have a day at home tomorrow so will have a good go at finding stuff for the charity bag! The cs game me a bag to collect donations in which is now positioned at the front door to be filled as and when so I've not no excuse now!
    Sealed pot challenge 2018 #016 = £24.35.75
    £1 a day challenge 2018 = £18/£365
    Jan 2018 Grocery Challenge = £48.72/£260
    Declutter one item a day 2018 70/365
    • thriftylass
    • By thriftylass 5th Jan 18, 8:40 AM
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    thriftylass
    Morning,

    Home with kids today. Just by glancing into the kitchen i can see three. Will report back later.

    Have a good day

    Edit. Sorted through my cook books and tesco/asda recipe magazines. Tore out the ones i had marked and got rid of a big stack.

    Spices and condiments done, three each out (one from 2011)
    Last edited by thriftylass; 05-01-2018 at 11:51 AM.
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 5th Jan 18, 5:04 PM
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    Toni'sfriend
    A bit of a quiet day today but a couple of things binned from bathroom and I have sneaked a couple of things out of the freezer. Got to do this a bit at a time so he does't notice.
    Thrifty Lass - I really need to look at the enormous amount of cookery books I have. I think I have a neighbour who might appreciate some of them.
    • thriftylass
    • By thriftylass 5th Jan 18, 5:13 PM
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    Also got rid of 6 items of DD's clothing. Think that's me caught up from the late start to this challenge
    • DebtFreeDuo
    • By DebtFreeDuo 5th Jan 18, 6:02 PM
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    DebtFreeDuo
    Have been trying to find something each day although I have missed a couple of days. I think I am going to make it part of the morning routine, if I make it a habit to clear something first thing in the morning then hopefully it won't take long until it becomes a habit and sets me up well for the day ahead.
    Debt free by Christmas 2018 #004: 2565.82/7445.69
    £2018 in 2018 #25: 674.21/2018
    SPC 586
    • Princess Money Penny
    • By Princess Money Penny 5th Jan 18, 6:08 PM
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    Princess Money Penny
    Got rid of four today! A bib that's past it's best, a May for the bottom of the sink, an old telephone and I can't remember the 4th!!! Will go through a few draws tonight to see if I turn up anything else!
    Sealed pot challenge 2018 #016 = £24.35.75
    £1 a day challenge 2018 = £18/£365
    Jan 2018 Grocery Challenge = £48.72/£260
    Declutter one item a day 2018 70/365
    • Bookaholic
    • By Bookaholic 5th Jan 18, 7:14 PM
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    Bookaholic
    Not decluttered much over the past couple of days due to being back at work. Iíll make up for it this weekend though. Tonight Iím going to declutter a box of chocolate (thereís only about 6 left and I will share with OH - promise!) Also going to declutter a couple of magazines while watching a film tonight
    Money saved for Christmas 2018 £6/£500
    No more Buying Books challenge - read 2 books 2017-18
    January NSDs - 3/15
    • haybel19
    • By haybel19 5th Jan 18, 7:16 PM
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    haybel19
    Hi all
    I'm busy listing unwanted Christmas gifts and I sorted through a box of Christmas decorations and through most away and a few to charity.
    Sorted through my airing cupboard and donated a bedding set to charity.

    Question for you: how long to you relist sale items on eBay, Facebook etc before you give up?

    My sights are on my wardrobe at the weekend. Hoping to bin, charity or sell anything I haven't worn in the last 12 months.

    LPx
    Originally posted by LuckyPenny
    I have started a two week rule with eBay if it doesn't sell within the time then its going to charity shop
    Make £10 a day challenge November £125.60/310
    December 417.35/310 January 512.33/310

    £1000 emergency fund challenge 0/1000

    Rule of 3 challenge 13/365
    • haybel19
    • By haybel19 5th Jan 18, 8:37 PM
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    I have been through the several drawers of play doh and tools- getting rids of all hard/dry play doh tubs, making a pile of tools we have several of for the charity shop and finding a little set we never use to put on Facebook.

    Finally half way through side board- hopefully finish tomorrow.
    Make £10 a day challenge November £125.60/310
    December 417.35/310 January 512.33/310

    £1000 emergency fund challenge 0/1000

    Rule of 3 challenge 13/365
    • Moneyx3
    • By Moneyx3 6th Jan 18, 3:32 AM
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    Moneyx3
    2 pan lid racks and a surplus storage tin put to one side for charity shop. Live too far out of town to drop off daily so will do on a weekly basis.
    £1k emergency fund £30
    Weight loss challenge 3/12
    • Bookaholic
    • By Bookaholic 6th Jan 18, 9:33 AM
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    Bookaholic
    Hoping to declutter my bookshelves in the spare room today and my wardrobe. I!!!8217;m sure there!!!8217;s some things in both that are at least charity shop worthy! OH is planning to do a tip run as well so things I!!!8217;ve already decluttered will also go from the house (some have been in there for months). Might also declutter the baking cupboard a little and make some cherry scones or something similar.
    Yesterday I decluttered lots of cooking magazines (which I!!!8217;ve also unsubscribed from) today it!!!8217;s supermarket freebie magazines after looking to see if there any lovely recipes in them to try.

    Happy Saturday everyone!
    Money saved for Christmas 2018 £6/£500
    No more Buying Books challenge - read 2 books 2017-18
    January NSDs - 3/15
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 6th Jan 18, 4:53 PM
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    Toni'sfriend
    Just a few things today.
    A pair of jeans complete with broken zip which has been lurking at the bottom of the washing basket (apparently they don't belong to anyone)
    Yet another cardboard box (being kept just in case)
    Some old free magazines (I don't know why they were being kept or by whom)
    • HB2020
    • By HB2020 6th Jan 18, 8:35 PM
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    HB2020
    Hello

    Please may I join this challenge 3 a day for 5 days in the week is doable.
    Today I have decluttered a pair of holey tights, a broken camp bed and its mattress that was taking up room in my hall cupboard.

    HB2020
    DEBTS:- Credit Cards Nationwide £0/373.00 Tesco £25/2,060 = Total credit card debt £2,408.00 Mum £0/£2,673.08 TOTAL DEBT £5081.08
    Pay off all debts before Xmas 2018 No 037 £ 25 /£2650
    Repaynents Feb 18 £25/5081.08 Remaining debt £5106.08

    Emergency Fund No 60/100/£1,000
    NSDs March 2/10
    • haybel19
    • By haybel19 6th Jan 18, 10:02 PM
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    Decluttered the fridge today- lots of sauce bottles with hardly anything left.

    Have started another bag for charity with stuff I have found randomly throughout the day as well.
    Make £10 a day challenge November £125.60/310
    December 417.35/310 January 512.33/310

    £1000 emergency fund challenge 0/1000

    Rule of 3 challenge 13/365
    • haybel19
    • By haybel19 6th Jan 18, 10:03 PM
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    haybel19
    Hello

    Please may I join this challenge 3 a day for 5 days in the week is doable.
    Today I have decluttered a pair of holey tights, a broken camp bed and its mattress that was taking up room in my hall cupboard.

    HB2020
    Originally posted by HB2020
    Of course you can join- be lovely to have you

    Sounds like you are off to a great start.
    Make £10 a day challenge November £125.60/310
    December 417.35/310 January 512.33/310

    £1000 emergency fund challenge 0/1000

    Rule of 3 challenge 13/365
    • Moneyx3
    • By Moneyx3 7th Jan 18, 12:16 AM
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    3 glass ornaments banished - feel a bit guilty because the were gifts but ...
    £1k emergency fund £30
    Weight loss challenge 3/12
    • thriftylass
    • By thriftylass 7th Jan 18, 8:20 AM
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    3 glass ornaments banished - feel a bit guilty because the were gifts but ...
    Originally posted by Moneyx3
    That's the tricky bit isn't it. We had a mantelpiece clock i put up with because i thought it came from my beloved late MIL. Only now that it broke i realised it didn't and it will go. I need to be more ruthless without being heartless, i.e. gift or not i need ro decide if i want to keep it/need it.

    Home from FIL's soon and will get decluttering
    • haybel19
    • By haybel19 7th Jan 18, 10:47 AM
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    What difference ways are you all finding to do with the items you declutter? Thought it might be fun and useful to compile a list:

    Sell on Facebook
    Sell on eBay
    Charity shop
    Doorstep charity donation bags
    Give to friends/family
    Car bootsale
    Bin/Skip/Tip
    Donate to local school/preschool/playgroup
    Use up food
    Last edited by haybel19; 07-01-2018 at 11:06 AM.
    Make £10 a day challenge November £125.60/310
    December 417.35/310 January 512.33/310

    £1000 emergency fund challenge 0/1000

    Rule of 3 challenge 13/365
    • ValentinoRossi46
    • By ValentinoRossi46 7th Jan 18, 2:23 PM
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    Hello, please can I join? I!!!8217;m amazed how much clutter we seem to have gathered in the last 18 months !
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