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    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 30th Dec 17, 2:05 PM
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    2018 - No Clutter To Be Seen
    • #1
    • 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:

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

    Welcome one and all and happy decluttering!

    This Forum tip was included in's weekly email!
    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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    • MadamMim2013
    • By MadamMim2013 5th Mar 18, 9:54 PM
    • 534 Posts
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    No problems - the charity is Get Well Gamers -
    Originally posted by Ginmonster
    Brilliant, thanks so much for this..
    Had a good clear out and DS2 wanted rid of his PSP & for it to go to where it'd get used.. Guess where it's now off to!
    Living life happily! Debt Free date: 06/2018!!!
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June GC £236.20/£300
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 6th Mar 18, 11:24 AM
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    362 an old pair of shoes binned. They were falling to bits.
    363 broken one binned.
    364 a couple of wine boxes recycled.
    365 a candle holder recycled.

    Will hopefully be back later with more.
    • Ginmonster
    • By Ginmonster 6th Mar 18, 6:30 PM
    • 313 Posts
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    2 more bags to the charity shop today - woo hoo! They contained outgrown kids books, plastic bowls and plates, a cushion and pop-up pirate.
    • poorbutrich
    • By poorbutrich 7th Mar 18, 7:12 AM
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    10 books
    1 old jumper
    1 DVD
    1 birthday present from stash
    5 craft bits and bobs donated to after school club

    Starting to see a difference now!

    • Ginmonster
    • By Ginmonster 7th Mar 18, 1:37 PM
    • 313 Posts
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    Out today is an ice cream maker. It had been languishing in the cupboard for years and when I took it out today, thinking about actually using it, I noticed some horrible foam stuff hah leaked out from the bowl bit of it. It must be the insulation that keeps it cold once you've chilled it. Anyhow, it's not usable now so into the bin it went.

    In the same cupboard is a juicer I've not used for a similar stretch of time. That's marked as next out the door I think. Time to sign up for freecycle. I'm sure someone will want it and not be as lazy as me at using it!
    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 8th Mar 18, 12:24 PM
    • 27 Posts
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    9/52 - not much to report (I'll blame the beast from the east!) but I did get rid of an old beaten up handbag to the bin and a small box of chocolates donated to work. (I also replaced my bag with a gift I'd received about a year ago so good to get something out of the cupboard).
    • Chocolatedrinker
    • By Chocolatedrinker 8th Mar 18, 3:15 PM
    • 240 Posts
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    451 & 452 - Beaver uniform passed on as child has moved up to Cubs.
    453 & 454 - Cross stitch kits sent to penpal.
    Last edited by Chocolatedrinker; 08-03-2018 at 3:29 PM. Reason: forgot something
    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
    • edwink
    • By edwink 8th Mar 18, 3:39 PM
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    More items from me this week. YAY
    2 Candle bits BIN
    6 Outdoor broken glass candle holders REC
    1 Wire bird feeder CS
    1 Metal wire feeder METAL REC
    1 Broken plant pot in CROC container for lining flower pots
    1 Tall champagne tin CS
    5 Pairs earrings CS
    3 Half full very old cosmetics washed out bottles REC
    1 New hair conditioning spray CS
    1 New sleep mask in box CS
    1 Very old net bag thingy was being used and now retired BIN
    1 Old wire scourer (used with the above) BIN (I'll explain about those two another time maybe
    1 Hand soap bottle. REC (2 put in to 1 bottle)
    1 Pair leggings to clothing bank CB
    1 toothpaste tube finally finished. We had 3 on the go at the same time.
    1 Sample hand scrub used up in PLASTIC REC


    28 this time. Cant remember my total so will pop off and have a look at my last post and then edit this one

    ETA. 280/2018
    Last edited by edwink; 08-03-2018 at 3:44 PM.
    3.36 kWp system, 10 x Ultima & 4 x Panasonic solar panels, Solar Edge Inverter
    7 ducks ~ 5 hens ~ 1 handsome Cockerel
    2000ltr Rainwater harvesting system for loo flushing Hybrid Toyota Auris car

    Hens & ducks chat thread
    • oceanspirit
    • By oceanspirit 9th Mar 18, 7:08 AM
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    2 x old photo albums - bin
    30 x old paperwork shredded or recycled

    Decluttering 190/2018
    Deleting old emails 235/2018
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 9th Mar 18, 5:25 PM
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    366-367 2 old mops which haven't been used for at least 2 years.
    367 adapted a top so I will wear it and the bits removed in for rags
    368-369 bags in for recycling as broken
    370 hotel sized shampoo used up and recycled.
    371 paying in book stub shredded.
    372-373 old cards shredded.
    374 tin which contained a bottle of gin has been recycled.
    • edwink
    • By edwink 10th Mar 18, 11:59 AM
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    Have had a brutal declutter of my wardrobe this morning even though I had already decluttered it several weeks ago . I thought who am I kidding I wont wear this or wont wear that again so out it is going. Plus a few other bits I noticed that needed to go from the house today.

    2 Cardigans CS
    1 Pink suit CS
    1 Poncho CS
    7 Tunic dresses EBay
    2 Tunic dresses CS
    1 Top EB
    2 Long skirts CS
    4 Tops EB
    3 Tops CS
    3 Tops Clothing Bank CB
    2 Empty for ages and ages reed diffusers REC
    2 in to one Tums tablets 1 plastic bottle REC
    1 Sheet free sticky Xmas stickers (some used) BIN
    1 Sheet free sticky address labels ON STOVE


    Last edited by edwink; 10-03-2018 at 12:01 PM.
    3.36 kWp system, 10 x Ultima & 4 x Panasonic solar panels, Solar Edge Inverter
    7 ducks ~ 5 hens ~ 1 handsome Cockerel
    2000ltr Rainwater harvesting system for loo flushing Hybrid Toyota Auris car

    Hens & ducks chat thread
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 10th Mar 18, 6:04 PM
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    203. Jumper gifted
    204. Bag of recycling out
    205. Foundation used up
    206-247. Batteries recycled
    248-249. Storage boxes donated to cs
    250. Broken steam mop recycled
    251. Instructions filed
    252. Canvas shopper bag with holes out
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1390 items
    2018 2869 items

    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038
    • tboo
    • By tboo 11th Mar 18, 5:18 PM
    • 666 Posts
    • 3,997 Thanks
    94 - 100) a sngle airbed, a cup holder for the car, 2 bags and 3 cushions to CS.

    101 and more - map book and stuff from the car in the bin
    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 - I do aim to be mortgage free by the beginning of August 2018
    04/06/18 £1000.87 to go
    • oceanspirit
    • By oceanspirit 12th Mar 18, 8:12 AM
    • 504 Posts
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    4 x old sheets to neighbour for dust sheets
    1 x photo album to neighbour
    1 x bath pillow to neighbour
    3 x old paperwork into recycling

    Total 147/2018
    Decluttering 190/2018
    Deleting old emails 235/2018
    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 12th Mar 18, 5:30 PM
    • 27 Posts
    • 199 Thanks
    10/52 - I forced myself to drop off a little bag to the recycling centre as I was in danger of doing nothing at all "waiting" on having more to take. 1 jumper, 1 top and 1 pair of pants to recycling (and a pair of shears returned to their owner).
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 12th Mar 18, 9:46 PM
    • 750 Posts
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi fellow declutterers,

    Not posted since 1st March

    1944 - 1964 Odd socks, torn tea towels & cleaning cloths to Rag Bag - COLLECTED 12/3/18
    1965 - 1970 Plastic bottles & cartons washed & recycled
    1971 Food Tin washed & recycled
    1972 Packaging from new shoes recycled
    1973 - 1974 Bags of off-cut new carpet, underlay & grippers binned
    1975 Bag as above to Tip
    1976 - 1995 Broken sofa, broken office chair, old stained mattress, 4 old fence panels, 13 Damaged cushion pads - out of house & on drive for Council Collection (which should have been today but they let us down )
    1996 - 2003 Small Plastic “minions” to cs
    2004 - 2008 Pack of 10 & Pack of 5 All Purpose Cleaning Cloths, Pack of 3 Super Absorbent Cleaning Cloths, Pack of 2 Microfibre Cloths, Father Christmas badge - All to cs

    Now the difficult decluttering begins - the understairs cupboard of doom (will need DH to put in some shelves ), all the drawers & cubby holes in my large wall unit and of course the boxes & crates of Personal & sentimental stuff plus the culling, scanning & album-ing of thousands of photographs Plus lots of deep cleaning & prepping for decorating & spending re new bathroom & new curtains for whole house. However any new stuff in will be on the basis of one in-one out! I will also be trying to use up my wool stash! & of course I will revisit the areas already decluttered & see if there is scope for improvement

    So here is to more space which I will try NOT to fill - I keep checking the empty shelf in my kitchen cupboard

    To a Clutter Free 2018

    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 13th Mar 18, 6:59 AM
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    375-376 two poinsettias which had seen better days. In the past they have barely been alive by Christmas day so have done well. The plants were composted, the compost on the garden and the pots stored for future use in the greenhouse.
    Last edited by villagelife; 13-03-2018 at 7:29 PM.
    • Ginmonster
    • By Ginmonster 13th Mar 18, 10:19 AM
    • 313 Posts
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    I took 2 more bags to the charity shop yesterday. They had a few more kids books, a pair of curtains, an unopened pack of dummies (we never used a dummy with our boy so no idea why we had those) and a couple of hubby's shirts he no longer wants. I reckon I can fill a few more tidy of I put my mind to it.
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 13th Mar 18, 7:31 PM
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    377-387 books to League of Friends shop
    388 bath salts to a friend.
    389 receipts binned. One from 2016.
    390 a moisturiser sample used.
    Last edited by villagelife; 14-03-2018 at 6:48 AM.
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 13th Mar 18, 7:44 PM
    • 112 Posts
    • 374 Thanks
    bit by bit
    A bag full of electrical bits to the tip. Some of this I have been hanging onto for years. So the grand total is 19/52.

    I am not counting two bags that Mil came with one day. it was all stuff for the allotment and it went straight into the car as soon as I saw it and now is at the allotment.
    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: 27/52 bags of stuff plus 6 other items.
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