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    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 30th Dec 17, 2:05 PM
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    Sa1sysoo
    2018 - No Clutter To Be Seen
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    • 30th Dec 17, 2:05 PM
    2018 - No Clutter To Be Seen 30th Dec 17 at 2:05 PM
    To use Guineapigsqueaks/my own wording, "A new thread for declutterbugs in 2015 2016 2017 2018!"

    I'm going to aim to get rid of 2018 items in 2018.
    There are some lovely tips on the KonMari thread here, set up by the talented Slinky: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5681824

    Of particular note is post 4 of where you can get rid of unwanted items:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=69806488&postcount=4

    Welcome one and all and happy decluttering!

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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 14-02-2018 at 11:50 AM.
    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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    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 12th Feb 18, 9:24 PM
    • 90 Posts
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    bit by bit
    Another bag of stuff out. This time loo rolls and plastic trays for the allotment. Now 14 bags
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in February 2021- 34 months to go.
    MFW 2018 #164 539.80/3200. Make 2018 in 2018 #30 421.04/2018
    Stash Busting 2018 0 projects as yet No Clutter to be Seen in 2018 Challenge: 18/52 bags of stuff plus 4 other items.
    • edwink
    • By edwink 12th Feb 18, 9:25 PM
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    edwink
    Thanks Edwink for the tip about out of date veg seeds Do birds eat flower seeds? I have a whole drawerful.
    Originally posted by retiredinfrance
    As long as they are small enough and not whole sunflower seeds because they can't eat the husks apparently. Although saying that its funny when I have planted sunflower seeds in my garden they get dug up by the pigeons and eaten. The ones I threw on the garden were really tiny seeds like carrot and leeks. Mr & Mrs blackbird and the Robins went for those.

    HTH

    Have done some more decluttering today but not much so will list those later in the week when I have gathered some more to go.

    Edwink
    3.36 kWp system, 10 x Ultima & 4 x Panasonic solar panels, Solar Edge Inverter
    7 ducks ~ 7 hens ~ 1 handsome Cockerel
    2000ltr Rainwater harvesting system for loo flushing Hybrid Toyota Auris car

    Hens & ducks chat thread
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5282209
    • Uncluttered_unicorn
    • By Uncluttered_unicorn 13th Feb 18, 4:43 PM
    • 23 Posts
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    Uncluttered_unicorn
    That's it exactly!!! I've bags of wool and rolls of fabric up stairs 'rescued' from my mothers.
    .
    Originally posted by FrugalWorker
    A colleague had to help someone clear out a haberdashery shop upon retirement. She sent me a message asking if I wanted any yarn (luckily I don't sew as well). Had to sit on my hands and give myself a good talking-to not to reply that 'perhaps I would pop round just to have a look'.
    • Uncluttered_unicorn
    • By Uncluttered_unicorn 13th Feb 18, 5:02 PM
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    Uncluttered_unicorn
    668 to 670 Keyrings / bag charms
    Originally posted by Uncluttered_unicorn
    And back to list some more - plenty of work being done chez unicorn
    671 Small bundle of holey socks, gloves and tights - bin
    672 to 677 2 x clothing, purse, 3 x keyrings to charity shop
    678 to 689 12 x clothing - ragbags
    690 to 695 Books to CS
    696 to 698 3 pairs shoes - 1 ragbags, 2 bin
    699 to 701 3 x clothing CS
    702 Old photo album - bin
    703 Mini toy hamper - CS (although contents binned as chipped/cracked)
    704 to 705 Games, broken - plastic contents to bin, cardboard packaging recycled
    706 Pop-up book with dress-up dolls - dismantled - bin and recycling
    707 Bead craft kit - CS
    708 to 716 9 books to CS
    717 Storage tin
    718 to 771 ppw items/ posters
    772 Dried-up blu-tac
    773 to 807 (From DD) 35 items of rubbish
    808 to 812 (From DD) 5 items to recycle
    813 to 815 (From DD) 3 folders
    816 Book to CS
    817 to 821 5 pairs of knitting needles (boxed) to CS
    822 Jewellery box to CS
    823 Hallowe'en bucket to CS
    824 to 828 Highlighter pens, dried up - bin
    829 Make-up item - bin
    830 to 837 Fashion jewellery, some broken - bin
    838 Keyring - broken - bin
    839 Cosmetics - sold on EBay, posted
    840 to 842 Shower gel -used up and bottles recycled.
    • Igamogam
    • By Igamogam 13th Feb 18, 8:03 PM
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    Igamogam
    As long as they are small enough and not whole sunflower seeds because they can't eat the husks apparently. Although saying that its funny when I have planted sunflower seeds in my garden they get dug up by the pigeons and eaten.
    Originally posted by edwink
    I buy bird seed for garden birds from my local RSPB centre and often get sunflower seeds with husks - empty husks below feeders

    I am not counting individual items......too many! But trips to book and clothing weigh in,CS and Recycle centre this week. Also fed the log burner with loads of paper work and photos of places and people I can't remember
    Be the change you want to see -with apologies to Gandhi
    In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death. ~Sam Llewelyn
    'On the internet no one knows you are a cat'
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 14th Feb 18, 6:55 AM
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    villagelife
    233-252 old socks either odd ones or old pairs with holes in that had become rough.
    253 a sample of of shampoo- yet another one but with many more to come.
    254- 256 DH jumpers to charity shop.
    • jammieb
    • By jammieb 14th Feb 18, 9:30 AM
    • 35 Posts
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    jammieb
    Hope i am not too late to join in. I have spent years browsing the forums but never really done much posting or joined any of the challenges. I have decided that this year i am going to get stuck in really challenge myself.

    My fiance and i live in a decent sized 4 bedroom detached house but we have already outgrown it so this looked like a pretty good challenge for me to start with.

    I have already sold a few bits on eBay this year and have some bags of old clothes ready to go to the charity shop so will count them up when i get home from work later and post my first tally of what i have gotten rid of so far.
    LBM (14th February 2018) - 38,281.81 / DFD: February 2023
    Debt as of 28th February 2018 - 37,976.17 (0.8%)

    Mortgage (Started June 2014) - 164,443.85/171,000 / MFD: June 2049
    Declutter 2018 in 2018 Challenge - 100/2018
    • stellata
    • By stellata 14th Feb 18, 9:49 AM
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    stellata
    138, straighteners
    139 hole punch
    140 stapler with long arm
    141 toaster
    142 another ringbinder

    All to cs again. Today Im off work so have high hopes.
    Magnolia Stellata
    • oceanspirit
    • By oceanspirit 14th Feb 18, 9:53 AM
    • 503 Posts
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    oceanspirit
    4 x items off reading pile and into recycling

    77/2018

    21 x emails deleted

    136/2018
    Decluttering 190/2018
    Deleting old emails 235/2018
    • erin_transport
    • By erin_transport 14th Feb 18, 10:03 AM
    • 497 Posts
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    erin_transport
    Hi
    2 full black bags to the cs shop yesterday.
    Items that have hung unworn in my wardrobe for 3/4/5 years now.
    What on earth was I keeping them for?!
    Going to sort out my coat hangers today - some very dodgy wire ones and some with hooks that are straightening and don't hang on the rail. I'll gather up a box for the cs - the sign on the door say they want some.
    On a mission!

    2018 MFW #138
    • edwink
    • By edwink 14th Feb 18, 2:30 PM
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    edwink
    I buy bird seed for garden birds from my local RSPB centre and often get sunflower seeds with husks - empty husks below feeders
    Originally posted by Igamogam
    Come to think of it you must be right but I know I definitely read that somewhere. Might see if I can find it.

    I know that I also read that we should be careful when buying cheap bird seed especially if it has pink bits in it. Apparently the cheaper bird seed mixes have cheap broken up dog biscuits in them and are used to bulk it out.

    More decluttering from me this week.

    2 Jam jars that have been sitting on my hobby shelf for years
    1 men's old corduroy trousers to clothing bank CB
    1 pyjama bottoms to CB
    3 men's old shorts to CB
    1 new pyjama set eBay
    3 new pyjama bottoms EB
    1 tube hair conditioner finally used up
    1 tiny bottle hair conditioner finally finished
    1 flannel to CB
    1 Argon oil intense conditioner to neighbour (had 2 of these)
    1 new suntan lotion to neighbour

    That's all the decluttering I can do for now as have other things that need doing like mucking out our ducks hotel and cleaning the hens hotel too. Also digging over the veg beds and cleaning the greenhouses ready for Spring planting.

    Edwink

    235/2018
    Last edited by edwink; 14-02-2018 at 2:41 PM. Reason: Added another item and altered total
    3.36 kWp system, 10 x Ultima & 4 x Panasonic solar panels, Solar Edge Inverter
    7 ducks ~ 7 hens ~ 1 handsome Cockerel
    2000ltr Rainwater harvesting system for loo flushing Hybrid Toyota Auris car

    Hens & ducks chat thread
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5282209
    • retiredinfrance
    • By retiredinfrance 14th Feb 18, 2:42 PM
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    retiredinfrance
    Yes,Erin transport. Why do we keep these things for so long.I picked out
    5 cards to go to CS and was really annoyed with myself as the prices were on them and came to more than 10.So, now that the cards are all sorted I am going to be more ruthless. Cards are something the French don't do well, but when back inUK I tend to get carried away. so now, as well as having a list of thongs to but in UK I will keep a list of what not to buy.
    108 inc those cards.
    109another batch of old holiday postcards to CS
    110-117 balls of wool from stash to granny quilt for me ( I item -hope this isn't cheating!)
    Had a lightbulb moment while looking at wool stash . I will now start granny quilts for my CS to sell.
    This will also give me something to do in the winter.
    118 dead plant to outside.
    119out of date food to bin
    120 same thing to bin
    121 magazine for friend who helps in my CS.
    Thanks for the comments on seeds - of course birds eat flower seeds silly me all plants have flowers and seeds! I will throw at random all out of date seeds into a corner and they can be eaten or grow and I can watch with interest. One thing about sunflower seeds . Here in France we buy them in 5 kilo bags and the birds love them, pecking at them and leaving the husks. Last year we had sixplants among the roses which we left and bluetits came to eat them. Enough of nature, back to decluttering..
    • retiredinfrance
    • By retiredinfrance 14th Feb 18, 2:44 PM
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    retiredinfrance
    Whoops .... not thongs to but ... but things to buy...Sorry...must reread in future...
    • oceanspirit
    • By oceanspirit 14th Feb 18, 3:47 PM
    • 503 Posts
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    oceanspirit
    19 x emails deleted

    155/2018
    Decluttering 190/2018
    Deleting old emails 235/2018
    • edwink
    • By edwink 14th Feb 18, 5:58 PM
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    edwink
    Whoops .... not thongs to but ... but things to buy...Sorry...must reread in future...
    Originally posted by retiredinfrance
    Wasn't sure if you knew or not but if you need to edit/alter a post all you need to do is look for the EDIT button which is in blue on the bottom of your post. Click on that and it will bring your post up for you. Do the alteration or add something you have forgotten and then press SAVE and it will be altered. You don't need to make a separate new post for it that way although you can if you want to do it that way.

    Hope that is some help to you.

    Edwink
    3.36 kWp system, 10 x Ultima & 4 x Panasonic solar panels, Solar Edge Inverter
    7 ducks ~ 7 hens ~ 1 handsome Cockerel
    2000ltr Rainwater harvesting system for loo flushing Hybrid Toyota Auris car

    Hens & ducks chat thread
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5282209
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 14th Feb 18, 7:47 PM
    • 1,316 Posts
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    villagelife
    257 -267 books to League of friends shop.
    268-277 old cardboard photo frames. More than an 10 of them actually.
    278 last year's national trust handbook.
    279-283 paperwork for MIL shredded
    Last edited by villagelife; 15-02-2018 at 5:36 AM.
    • tboo
    • By tboo 14th Feb 18, 9:31 PM
    • 641 Posts
    • 2,854 Thanks
    tboo
    84) a childs wool hat in the CS bag.

    85) some childs tights to go in a CS ragbag.
    started on No Clutter thread
    25/01/2018
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    Youre only here for a short visit. Dont hurry, don't worry and be sure to smell the flowers along the way. Walter Hagen
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    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 14th Feb 18, 10:55 PM
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    Saver-upper
    406-424:19 coathangers that I have been driving around in the boot of my car,waiting to find a supermarket that takes them for recycling-found a Sainsbury's that takes them.Which is good,because I had only been driving them around in the boot of my car for the last 6 weeks
    425-440:didn't really count them,but this would be a conservative guess,of the number of plastic bags I also returned for recycling-all broken,torn ,or otherwise shredded
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=751.10 SPC8=651.04 SPC9=843.00 SPC10=872.76
    Pinecone 301,Valued Opinions 10.50





    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 15th Feb 18, 12:34 PM
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    Rootle
    Hi, just wondered if anyone knew what to do with the elastic bands that come wrapped round their post? Online searching has been mixed and its not the thin red plastic bands but thicker beige ones.

    I'd really like to get rid of the hundreds I have accumulated already! I reuse what I can but there is way too many for that.

    Thanks
    • mummyjane
    • By mummyjane 15th Feb 18, 12:44 PM
    • 358 Posts
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    mummyjane
    People sometimes make craft items, I know of one person who made a non slip mat! x
    Groceries Challenge 2018
    Jan 202.95/400, 8 NSDs
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