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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 - £22/£100 Target Weight Loss: 4/6
    2018 1% Club (#8) - 8%/100% Declutter 2018 in 2018 - 317/2018
    Joint Overdraft: £1,400/£1,500, Barclaycard (0%): £4,638.42/£5,197.37
    DH Overdraft: £1,800 Virgin CC (0%):£4,086.20/£3,857.70
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    • retiredinfrance
    • By retiredinfrance 4th Apr 18, 4:05 PM
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    Back again and had such fun (Sorry!) reading all the lists of stuff we have in our homes. My target is 365 and I think I will reach it as with the winter the garage is sitting waiting...
    186-201 cardboard boxes from DH's stash( half of which were in our bedroom)
    202unused 2017 diary to bin
    203-204 unused and unlikely to be used toiletries to CS
    205-211 books to CS.
    Next job is to sort out the pretty cardboard boxes from bedroom that are now in spare room and tidy other things into them and find more clutter.. I'm sure you all know this process. I am planning a short break in Scotland with my sister and have decided not to buy any souvenirs as I have loads of pretty things anyway and also souvenirs sometimes don't look that nice when back home.
    • Greenqueen
    • By Greenqueen 4th Apr 18, 4:19 PM
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    You could have saved that 2017 diary to use in 2023!!!!........

    Er....that's probably why I have a house full of clutter.......
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 4th Apr 18, 8:06 PM
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    bit by bit
    Back again after a little break. Got a bag to go to the CS and another bag filling with books for the shelf at work. Been a bit slow as I have been doing fitness training for the Moonwalk instead.
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in February 2021- 30 months to go.
    MFW 2018 #164 £858.51/£3200. Make 2018 in 2018 #30 £1234.53/£2018
    Stash Busting 2018 1 projects as yet No Clutter to be Seen in 2018 Challenge: 45/52 bags of stuff plus lots of other items.
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 5th Apr 18, 2:48 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Still decluttering & cleaning.

    B264 - B266 Plastic Milk Cartons washed & recycled
    B267 - B269 Magazines/Newspaper read & recycled
    B270 - B272 Cardboard Packaging & container & box recycled
    B273 - B274 Plastic jars washed & recycled
    B275 Aerosol can recycled
    B276 - B277 Damaged Book & old Yellow Pages recycled
    B278 - B279 Food tins washed & recycled
    B280 Plastic wrapping binned
    B281 UU pen binned
    B282 Tree roots to Tip
    B283 Broken wheel barrow chopped up & taken to Tip
    B284 Zipped money belt to cs
    B285 Terry Pratchett hardback to cs

    To a Clutter Free 2018

    • retiredinfrance
    • By retiredinfrance 5th Apr 18, 9:18 AM
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    Yes, I could have saved and added it to the box of used calendars that DD sends us with photos of our UK region.....but it wasn't pretty and too big for my handbag. Good idea though!
    Now off to clean and declutter. Perhaps I should start with the box of calendars.
    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 5th Apr 18, 1:02 PM
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    12/52 - I've FINALLY used up some fancy face wash (after 2+ years of it sitting in the shower) and binned the bottle. Again this seems a bit minor but it took a really concerted effort and I'm chuffed.
    • retiredinfrance
    • By retiredinfrance 7th Apr 18, 6:55 PM
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    212-213 Two plants - not dead to CS . They were presents and as I can't seem to keep plants alive , we decided to donate them while still alive , but without flowers.
    214 small makeup sample used up and now in bin.
    I was in my CS today and it was announced that next Wednesday will see the summer stock on the rails, but I am trying to avoid the temptation as it is de-cluttering, not re -cluttering. However I will still pop in on Saturday as usual. Must be strong!
    • tboo
    • By tboo 7th Apr 18, 7:05 PM
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    Went through the large felt tip pen/crayon/pencil box, threw away lots of non working pens etc.
    Sending some of them to church.
    Started on the No Clutter thread - 25/01/2018
    ďYouíre only here for a short visit. Donít hurry, don't worry and be sure to smell the flowers along the way.Ē óWalter Hagen
    Mortgage free 2/07/18. 9 years early

    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 8th Apr 18, 1:03 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Probably my last list for a while, so

    B286 - B288 DH from garage - Cardboard Boxes dismantled & recycled
    B289 - B291 Small Cardboard Boxes recycled
    B292 - B297 Magazines recycled
    B298 - B299 Plastic jar & Milk Carton washed & recycled
    B300 - B307 Old cosmetics binned
    B308 - B333 ALL to cs - makeup bag, 5 unused makeup brushes, large Hot Bun (for hair), 16 mini Boss & Prada aftershaves (from magazines), Linguaphone Box set of cassette tapes & books, teach yourself Italian with cassette player & earphones

    So good luck to everyone in the decluttering game

    • retiredinfrance
    • By retiredinfrance 8th Apr 18, 3:48 PM
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    Thanks, MrsSD, you have been working very hard at the decluttering and once started it's hard to stop. See you soon.
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 8th Apr 18, 4:08 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Thanks, MrsSD, you have been working very hard at the decluttering and once started it's hard to stop. See you soon.
    Originally posted by retiredinfrance
    Thanks retiredinfrance, there is a post for you on

    ĎO/S Daily Friday 6th Aprilí - do not know how to move it

    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 8th Apr 18, 5:49 PM
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    13/52 - old toilet bag and some unwanted cosmetic items in the bin. Rather than buy a new one I decided to use a freebie of my OHs (not as pretty and not my colour but using something we already had feels good). And 2 broken glasses also binned.
    • retiredinfrance
    • By retiredinfrance 8th Apr 18, 8:20 PM
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    Thanks for the post, MrsSD. Sad and moving, but that time in your lives is gone and now you can both enjoy DSis enjoying the delights of the UK. My favourite are the CShops- of course- the supermarkets and the trains. By trains I mean that is quite easy to get about the UK. Rural France is very isolated, limited public transport and most reasonable towns an hour away. But there are the French delights.
    Back to decluttering...
    215 several packets of ood flower seeds sown at random- the vegetable packets will be done later as I hope to get a small crop of something
    216 a load of plastic packaging around a roll of netting wire -found in garage on my way out to scatter the flower seeds -a bit dusty so into bin.
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 9th Apr 18, 1:10 PM
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    This morning Emmaus have collected: 1 ice cream maker, 1 electric knife sharpener, 1 bissel floor cleaner. 1 pressure cooker and a big box of bits and bobs. From my neighbour 2 bags of clothes, so they have done quite well.

    The dresser I had on Gumtree someone is coming to look at it this afternoon. Fingers crossed it will sell, otherwise they will be collecting that as well.

    The dresser sold for £60.00so we can eat for the next 2 weeks!!
    Last edited by csarina2; 09-04-2018 at 6:27 PM.
    • GetRealBabe
    • By GetRealBabe 9th Apr 18, 5:33 PM
    • 2,187 Posts
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    Cleared out my stationery box. Recycled lots of window envelopes and sorted my stamps. Can see what's in the box now. (Most stop collecting used envelopes.)
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 014-Finally got a signature.

    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 9th Apr 18, 7:54 PM
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    Not much done.

    511 shampoo sample
    512 - 516 magazine to DH work
    • sillyme673
    • By sillyme673 9th Apr 18, 11:49 PM
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    Finally got rid of bag of clutter, that has been in bag next to front door for about 2 months. On of them charity bags came through door and would take bric a brac.
    Went through pens and put ones that donít work in bin Why do people put then back in pen pot when they donít work!!
    Still need to sort my craft box, but thatís for another day.
    Death comes to us all.When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. MORT by Terry Pratchett.
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 11th Apr 18, 1:34 AM
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    Another load out of the house today,mostly stuff decluttered by my 11yo daughter-she loves decluttering and tidying,that one .

    652:loofah sponge
    653:tiny plastic toy cat figure
    654:broken hairbrush (actually all these items were binned by me,not daughter)

    Daughter donated:
    655:box of beads for crafts
    656:unused pencil case (A4 size!),still with labels on
    657:box of tiny nail transfers
    658-681:assorted books
    682-683:2 t-shirts
    684-687:4 stuffed toys
    688:canvas shopping bag
    689-692:4 PEZ dispensers
    693:ornamental trinket box
    695:small ruler
    696:Dory colouring book
    697:emoji key-ring
    698-699:pencil sharpeners

    701-705:assortment of colouring/sticker books

    Donated To School:
    706-714:9 pr underpants
    715-723:9 pr socks
    724:packet of unused colour pencils
    725-728:4 sheets of stickers
    729:1 bag of buttons

    To a friend:
    730:bundle of about 10 greeting cards,with no envelopes,so couldn't have been donated to charity,but friend will definately use them (she is the only person I know who regularly hand-writes letters and cards)

    Returned to School:
    731-733:3 of their books that have been lost in our house for a long time
    Last edited by Saver-upper; 11-04-2018 at 1:38 AM.
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50

    • edwink
    • By edwink 11th Apr 18, 2:53 PM
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    Just a few more for me as been too busy digging over the veg beds to be decluttering

    3 Right handed support gloves - worn out
    2 Pairs of black support gloves to CS - too small for hubbies hand
    1 New pair of Joe Browns mittens CS
    1 White tatty no longer white but grey top worn when mucking out RAGS
    1 Hand wash finally used up REC

    Not much I'm afraid this time


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

    Hens & ducks chat thread
    • SisterAnna
    • By SisterAnna 11th Apr 18, 4:24 PM
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    Last time I posted

    30 total for me
    Originally posted by SisterAnna

    31 boots
    32 top
    34 new bras
    35 cardigan
    38 handbags
    40 make up bags
    41 boxed charger
    42 watch
    43 brass hair accessory
    44 jewellery stand
    46 earrings
    52 necklaces
    53 ring
    67 bracelets
    69 dresses
    71 shoes

    All to charity shop today
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