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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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    • stellata
    • By stellata 27th Feb 18, 9:57 PM
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    stellata
    231 an enamel casserole which I have taken with me every time I!!!8217;ve moved for the last (wait for it) 38 years, and NEVER USED. Charity shop.
    232 a wire shelf extender
    233 another surplus cuddly
    234 bag of pens etc to work

    It!!!8217;s slow but steady. Work has picked up which is good and other stuff gets in the way, but I do need a few free days to get a chunk done.

    234-238 old towels to neighbour for pet.
    Magnolia Stellata
    • tboo
    • By tboo 28th Feb 18, 2:42 PM
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    tboo
    90) a foam hand thing that you wave for the team IYSWIM
    started on the No Clutter thread - 25/01/2018
    “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don't worry and be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” —Walter Hagen
    I don't have a diary but I do aim to be mortgage free by the beginning of August 2018
    30/04/18 £3600 to go // 15/05/18 £2349.37 to go
    • stirchleygirl
    • By stirchleygirl 28th Feb 18, 2:42 PM
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    stirchleygirl
    Lots of good sorting this morning with Sonia's help. 3 more shelves put into the book cases so 1 shelf of DVD's; 1 shelf of books; 1 shelf still empty and there is space for a few more shelves. Sonia also started on working out my 'new' phone - I've had it 2 years and have never had the brain power to try and tackle getting everything swapped over and working out how to use it.

    Items removed
    1 jam jar lid (don't know where the jar is) into the recycling tub (RT)
    1 old broken eye mask into the rubbish bin (RB)
    1 pen - too old to work RB
    2 old worn out nail files into the RB
    78 bits of used paper; used envelopes and receipts (1 counted these as they were in bags and boxes that had been there for years)
    5 empty metal tea light trays (RT)
    4 broken hair bands RB
    1 party popper (I popped it first) RB
    1 pen lid (to pen thrown away the other day) RB
    1 reed diffuser (glass bottle part RT) rest RB
    1 trolley token given to Sonia
    1 empty plastic bottle RT
    25 items of rubbish (wrappers; bits of plastic; etc) RB (1 counted these as they were in bags and boxes that had been there for years)

    total now 153/2018
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 28th Feb 18, 6:57 PM
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    villagelife
    DH has snow day today
    344-345 DVD's work related for DH.
    346-348 bags of shredding of DH old paperwork.
    349-351 3 certificates in frames he no longer wants.
    352-354 DH work related leaflet type things. Very thick.
    355 plastic sleeves for papers
    356 cup a soup found in bottom of rucksack also found
    357-358 2 rocks
    • greent
    • By greent 28th Feb 18, 7:52 PM
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    greent
    February's Results...
    197 – 199. Magazines – recycled
    200 – 201. Brochures returned to kitchen co !!!128522;
    202. – various bits of paperwork recycled
    203. pair of worn socks (DS2) – recycled
    204. Uncomfortable underwear (DS2) – recycled
    205. hotel shampoo & conditioners used, bottles recycled
    206. random rubber bit found in hallway and unclaimed by anyone – binned
    207. more hotel shampoo & conditioner used
    208. empty paint tin – binned
    209. mould stain deterrent paint – used up
    210. hotel tea bags (I don’t like them) – used up on drinks for workmen !!!128522;
    211. Pile of old manuals, receipts, guarantees etc for things we no longer have – recycled
    212. small bag of excess toiletries – foodbank
    213. 5 tubes of hotel shower gel used to top up handwash bottle
    214. Xmas-scented tealights – burned !!!128522;
    215. Old no longer non-stick frying pan which won’t come clean – binned
    216 – 221. Large cardboard packing boxes to neighbour (moving this month)
    222. several unused sheets of stickers – shoebox appeal
    223. Various bits n pieces left here by electrician – binned/ recycled
    224 – 225. Boxes left here by kitchen fitters – recycled
    226. nearly new gloves – shoebox appeal
    227 – 230. Broken takeaway tubs – recycled
    231. Broken plastic cutlery tray – binned
    232. Horrible ceramic small frying pan – binned
    233. Cracked Ikea Tupperware-type tub – recycled
    234. Large double radiator – recycled
    235. Chrome towel rail – recycled
    236 -239. Various bits of metal & radiator fixings etc – recycled
    240. Another large double radiator – recycled
    241. Small radiator – recycled
    242. Stainless steel extractor hood – recycled
    243 - 245. Chrome shower valve, riser rail and rainfall shower head – recycled
    246. Heavy stainless steel tap – recycled
    247 – 252. 6 bars of soap (freebies given to me) converted into laundry gloop
    253 -254. 2 souvenir plastic spoons – binned
    255. Cracked measuring jug (hard plastic) – binned
    256 – 257. 2 McD’s Batman cups – binned
    258. Old / spare gas connection pipe – binned
    259. Olaf charm from a keyring (kept falling off) – binned
    260. Broken keyring (different one) – binned
    261 – 265. 4 bars of soap – shoebox appeal
    266. Old non-white and mis-shapen PE top – fabric recycling
    267 – 270. Too-small socks (DS3) – fabric recycling
    271 – 278. Bars of soap donated to shoebox appeal
    279 – 280. Wooden pallets – recycled
    281 – 282. Holey socks – fabric recycling
    283. Cheese (Xmas present – not a fan of flavour) – given to mum
    284 – 285. Jars of jam given to aunt
    286. Feather boa with lots of lost feathers – bin
    287 – 288. 2 toy torches with corroded batteries – bin
    289. more hotel shampoo and conditioner – used and bottles recycled
    290. shower gel from stash – used
    291. -295. Inches in height of paperwork (OH) - recycled
    296. Old Governors notes – burned
    297. old financial paperwork – burned
    298. hardcore from old patio – recycled
    299 – 300. Random bits of wood from garage – recycled

    Am slightly behind target to reach 2018 in 2018 but am confident I can pull this back
    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) £877.49/£4000
    Net sales 2018 £491.03/£1000 PAYDOX18 (#15) £13869.38/£18694.38
    • oceanspirit
    • By oceanspirit 1st Mar 18, 5:36 PM
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    oceanspirit
    5 x membership magazines read to go to rellie to read and recycle

    106/2018
    Decluttering 190/2018
    Deleting old emails 235/2018
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 1st Mar 18, 9:53 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi everyone, have slowed down as currently cleaning & decorating with a bit of baking as well, so

    1920 Glass Bottle washed & recycled
    1921 - 1922 Plastic Milk Cartons washed & recycled
    1923 - 1924 Plastic Bottles washed & recycled
    1925 - 1926 Carpets (cut into pieces) to Tip
    1927 - 1928 Underlay (cut into pieces) to Tip
    1929 - 1930 Sets of Gripper Rods to Tip
    1931 Paint Stained Top binned
    1932 Pair of holey Socks binned
    1933 Ribbon to cs Crafting
    1934 Silk Neckerchief to cs
    1935 Large White Egyptian Cotton Shawl to cs
    1936 Pot Pourri Wall Decoration to cs
    1937 - 1938 Small Notebooks to cs
    1939 - 1943 Two person setting of Embroidered Cotton Placemats & Napkins tied with pretty ribbon to cs

    To a Clutter Free 2018

    MrsSD
    1943/2018
    Last edited by Mrs Salad Dodger; 02-03-2018 at 1:06 AM.
    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 1st Mar 18, 10:36 PM
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    Frogletina
    11-12 jam jars
    13-16 magazines/newspapers
    17-21 empty toiletries containers
    22-143 papers, leaflets, brochures

    Going slowly this year, but more to come soon

    frogletina
    Not Rachmaninov
    But Nyman
    The heart asks for pleasure first

    SPC 8 #441 £1567.31 SPC 9 #441 £1014.64 SPC 10 #441 £1164.13
    • tboo
    • By tboo 2nd Mar 18, 11:33 AM
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    tboo
    91) My mop has died so my mum gave me a new sponge one, I don't like it so it's going in the charity pile and I shall have to venture out to get a new stringy one soon.

    92 to 93) 2 more bath oil bottles
    Last edited by tboo; 02-03-2018 at 11:34 AM. Reason: added more
    started on the No Clutter thread - 25/01/2018
    “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don't worry and be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” —Walter Hagen
    I don't have a diary but I do aim to be mortgage free by the beginning of August 2018
    30/04/18 £3600 to go // 15/05/18 £2349.37 to go
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 3rd Mar 18, 1:06 PM
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    bit by bit
    Another bag of books gone - 15/52

    I have slowed down a bit this week, been out a lot, at work or trying to sleep. Starting work clearing the bookshelves in our dining room as we will have to use the space as a temporary kitchen later in the year while we rip ours out and start again. This kitchen is a big job as we are moving a patio door and building a downstairs loo. DH has been holding back because of the clutter but has now agreed seeing as I have go rid of so much other stuff. Well worth the effort just for that.
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in February 2021- 33 months to go.
    MFW 2018 #164 £539.80/£3200. Make 2018 in 2018 #30 £525.81/£2018
    Stash Busting 2018 1 projects as yet No Clutter to be Seen in 2018 Challenge: 25/52 bags of stuff plus 6 other items.
    • edwink
    • By edwink 3rd Mar 18, 5:46 PM
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    edwink
    Not done much decluttering after getting off to a good racing start. Been busy on my hen and duck thread on here. We have Bird Flu again in the UK and all poultry keepers have had to keep hens in their coops with the roof fully covered over. My hens are ok but they are used to being Free range. They have a chicken wired roof with some metal supports but now we have had to cover it over with tarpaulin and it is seriously collecting the snow. Hubby has been up there trying to sweep the snow off of it every day but the noise is scarring the hens. Got to do it as we don't want the roof falling in.

    Back to my decluttering list.

    2 old sponges now being used outside for hens bowls
    1 ankle bracelet that has broken and been fixed so many times BIN
    1 book of silly jokes to CS
    1 chicken mug to CS
    7 used candle jars Glass Recycling
    1 small bag of wool 4 new balls to CS
    1 bag of half used wool now in shed to use in garden instead of using string for the veg.
    1 sample sachet of face cream finally USED UP
    1 tube of cream finally USED UP
    1 hair conditioner finally USED UP

    Edwink

    252/2018
    Last edited by edwink; 03-03-2018 at 5:48 PM.
    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 4th Mar 18, 7:28 AM
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    villagelife
    Slow at the moment.

    359-360 magazines for DH work.
    361 candle used and container recycled.
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 4th Mar 18, 11:00 AM
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    bit by bit
    3000+ emails going back as far as 2003 deleted from my personal email folders at home today and 2 fleece travel blankets and other bits given to a friend as she makes her own dog coats. So thats another bag. 16/52
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in February 2021- 33 months to go.
    MFW 2018 #164 £539.80/£3200. Make 2018 in 2018 #30 £525.81/£2018
    Stash Busting 2018 1 projects as yet No Clutter to be Seen in 2018 Challenge: 25/52 bags of stuff plus 6 other items.
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 4th Mar 18, 9:54 PM
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    Fiasco55
    Bit more tackled this weekend.

    177-178. Battered cushions
    179. Toy donated to cs
    180. Jewellery stand donated to cs
    181. Wine rack donated to cs
    182. Jewellery box donated to cs
    183. Top donated to cs
    184. CD player donated
    185. Multi surface clearner used up, recycled
    186. Instruction manuals filed
    187. Tongs donated to cs
    188. Washing up liquid bottle finished, recycled
    189. Box recycled
    190. Shower gel used up
    191-196. Freezer items used up due to bad weather
    199-201. Dud pens binned
    202. Ornamental candle holder donated to cs
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1390 items
    2018 2840 items

    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038
    • Chocolatedrinker
    • By Chocolatedrinker 4th Mar 18, 10:13 PM
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    Chocolatedrinker
    Another update:

    221 - 251 more shopkins to friend at work.
    252 - 258 plastic toy rings to friend
    259 - 261 books to charity shop
    262 - 292 old clothes / odd socks for ragging
    293 doll to charity shop
    294 - 389 various items to charity shop
    390 - 400 plastic bags to supermarket recycling
    401 - 450 used stamps to charity collection at church

    I also now have two recycling bins at home so I can get rid of more stuff that the Council will take away and recycle for me.
    March NSD 0/5; 2018 1% challenge - 9% gone ; £2 savers £168; 5p savers £10.00; 20p savers £60; declutter 2018 in 2018 - 454/2018 CCCC 2018 £80/£300
    • Ginmonster
    • By Ginmonster 5th Mar 18, 11:31 AM
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    Ginmonster
    Good morning and a happy Monday to all!

    I started to tackle hubby's cardboard box hoarding today (he's one of those that thinks you need to keep the box for everything) and got rid of the box his drum kit came in. As you can imagine it was enormous! I've broken it up and it's in the recycling bin but there's no room for any more now until they empty that one in 3 weeks' time! I managed to get some of the polystyrene innards in the normal bin but not much as it's a much smaller bin but at least that gets emptied every other week. I also discovered a box which he's labelled as having an old games console and games in it but it's not been opened since we moved here 5 years ago so I'm going to try and persuade him to donate it to charity. Apparently there's a charity you can give stuff like this to and they provide them to children's wards in hospitals.
    • edwink
    • By edwink 5th Mar 18, 3:21 PM
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    edwink
    Good morning and a happy Monday to all!

    I also discovered a box which he's labelled as having an old games console and games in it but it's not been opened since we moved here 5 years ago so I'm going to try and persuade him to donate it to charity. Apparently there's a charity you can give stuff like this to and they provide them to children's wards in hospitals.
    Originally posted by Ginmonster
    Happy Monday to you too x

    If possible would you be able to give the details on here of the charity please?. Sounds like an excellent idea to us. Hubby has a Play Station and some games which are all in excellent condition and he said that he would be happy to donate them to the charity. YAY!! That could be more items gone that have been collecting dust for a number of years now.

    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
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 5th Mar 18, 4:14 PM
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    bit by bit
    Another 2 bags to the charity shop, some of it mine and some of it I was given a few weeks ago. That is 18/52. I cleared two shelves of books and clutter last night in my dining room and aim to do another one today.
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in February 2021- 33 months to go.
    MFW 2018 #164 £539.80/£3200. Make 2018 in 2018 #30 £525.81/£2018
    Stash Busting 2018 1 projects as yet No Clutter to be Seen in 2018 Challenge: 25/52 bags of stuff plus 6 other items.
    • SisterAnna
    • By SisterAnna 5th Mar 18, 4:36 PM
    • 9 Posts
    • 55 Thanks
    SisterAnna
    Hello everyone
    Been reading this thread for a while now and can definitely see how it gets everyone motivated so I would like to jump on board if that is ok. I know I am a bit late joining in as it is now March but I will get my skates on and try and make good progress with my decluttering. I have made a start over the weekend and so far have sorted the following out.


    25 (yes 25) candle stubby bits in the bin.
    2 jumpers for clothing bank
    1 pair of expensive shoes to charity shop
    1 new t shirt to charity shop
    1 winter coat to charity shop


    30 total for me
    • Ginmonster
    • By Ginmonster 5th Mar 18, 5:00 PM
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    Ginmonster
    Happy Monday to you too x

    If possible would you be able to give the details on here of the charity please?. Sounds like an excellent idea to us. Hubby has a Play Station and some games which are all in excellent condition and he said that he would be happy to donate them to the charity. YAY!! That could be more items gone that have been collecting dust for a number of years now.

    Edwink
    Originally posted by edwink
    No problems - the charity is Get Well Gamers - http://getwellgamers.org.uk
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