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    • Sa1sysoo
    • By Sa1sysoo 30th Dec 17, 2:05 PM
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    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 - £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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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 17th Apr 18, 7:05 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi everyone from a beautiful sunny France Not a cloud to be seen & properly warm

    The decluttering is going apace DH & DSis have made two Tip runs today - one with the 10+ bags from yesterday, the other with a dozen medium sized boxes full of general detritus. The car is now full of paper & cardboard ready for tomorrow’s first Tip run

    F201 - F212 Filled Boxes to Tip today
    F213 - F220 Bags filled with paper & cardboard to Tip tomorrow

    DSis, DH & DNeph were on attic duty - 50 foot by 20 foot & 10 foot high with the entire floor space covered with boxes, bags, suitcases & chests it is still not empty

    I was on packing duty for the beautiful dinner service which I am inheriting - 2 crates filled (12 settings) but well padded with bubble wrap, nice towels, curtains & fleecy blankets + cooking duty - spaghetti bolognese for dinner - yum yum! (Bonus decluttering - mince from freezer & 4 jars emptied, washed & recycled )

    I then cleared a table & started emptying a double cupboard of crockery & glassware. Getting along fine - a steady pace & leaving it so DSis could make her decisions - keep, Tip or put out for sale WHEN DSis got fed up of shouting at her DS & sort of my DH & decided to ‘help’ me She tipped out two double cupboards & four drawers

    Anyway, kudos to my DSis - She is keeping NOTHING - EVERYTHING is Tip or For Sale You could have knocked me down with a feather
    I have kept two large roasting tins BUT if they do not fit my ovens I will be donating to cs If they do fit, I will be binning 3 roasting tins so a win all around

    So tomorrow - Tip runs, clear the space for the sale items (which I will clean & arrange & mark up prices), finish clearing the attic & sorting all the boxes. If my DSis is as brutal as she has been so far we will be quite happy or should that be ECSTATIC

    Anyway, need to get DH out of the bath & I need to put the pasta on.

    See you tomorrow

    A happier MrsSD
    F220/F20,180
    • edwink
    • By edwink 18th Apr 18, 7:41 PM
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    edwink
    Few bits and bobs out for us today.

    1 Tiny weenie bottle of Cajun sauce emptied and bottle REC
    1 Eye cream USED UP
    1 Tiny bits of ribbon BIN
    1 Tiny bits of string COMPOST
    2 Hair ties overstretched BIN
    18 Really nice bracelets CS
    3 Necklaces CS
    3 Hairbands CS
    1 Hairband overstretched BIN
    1 Broken Hairband BIN

    Edwink

    456/2018
    Last edited by edwink; 18-04-2018 at 7:43 PM.
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 18th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi from sunny & very warm France

    The car has been full to the gunnels for two Tip trips today - both paper/cardboard/books + a large box of pots & pans. The loft is ALMOST empty.

    F221 - F230 Paper/cardboard/books to Tip today
    F231 Large box of pots & pans to Tip today.

    The space for sale items has been swept out & two large garden tables set up - one is covered with nice wooden toys, a box full of fully clothed Action men, other boxed toys + a dozen or so large toys (still in their boxes) + badminton set all standing on floor + a box of small plasticky toys. The other table is taken up with boxes & boxes of jigsaw puzzles (at least one still cellophane wrapped ) & some nice crockery, glassware etc.

    Five Tip runs in 3 days

    I am not as happy as yesterday because have just found out that ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING HAS TO GO - pictures, white goods, furniture, pots & pans & so much stuff
    Technically two LARGE houses need to be emptied of almost everything - should find out over the weekend what the buyers want to actually buy
    Anyway car already loaded for first Tip run tomorrow.

    There are at least 3 more carloads ready for the Tip if I didn’t I would be sobbing my heart out

    Have to say adieu before I get too depressed

    MrsSD
    F231/F20,180 & you all thought I was joking
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 18th Apr 18, 8:39 PM
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    Fiasco55
    Not getting much done due to my recovery from surgery.

    2841-2844. BF took three bags to cs for me
    2845. Hair product used up
    2846. paperwork filled
    Last edited by Fiasco55; 18-04-2018 at 8:43 PM.
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1580 items
    2018 3020 items

    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 19th Apr 18, 2:43 PM
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    DH has emptied the attic & the door will be shut & then out of sight out of mind

    The first Tip run of the day has been made

    F232 - F239 Large Boxes of Cardboard/paper/books to Tip
    F240 Part of an exercise bike to Tip

    Just about to load the car with all the general rubbish bin bags & the rest of the exercise bike, so will Number that when I return.

    MrsSD
    F240/F20,180
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 19th Apr 18, 3:33 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    DSis & her DS have just gone on the 2nd Tip run

    F241 - F244 Large bin bags of general rubbish to Tip
    F245 - F248 Cardboard Boxes full of tat to Tip
    F249 - F250 Broken stereo & speaker to Tip
    F251 Rest of the exercise bike to Tip
    F252 Small box of books to Tip

    So DSis has now made SEVEN Tip runs & there are two more carloads for tomorrow.

    They have just come back & DSis has jumped on the sit-on mower, as the grass is now dry enough to cut after 3 days of sunshine No need for it in our garden - she will miss it

    DH & I are off to reload the car so I will be back shortly with an additional set of numbers

    MrsSD
    F252/F20,180
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 19th Apr 18, 3:36 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Not getting much done due to my recovery from surgery.

    2841-2844. BF took three bags to cs for me
    2845. Hair product used up
    2846. paperwork filled
    Originally posted by Fiasco55
    Fiasco55, hope your recovery is swift Someone else has already mentioned that every item out is a win

    MrsSD
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 19th Apr 18, 4:24 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Last post of the day

    The two carloads of stuff is now one carload of stuff & will go to the Tip tomorrow. Good job too as DSis is only allowed 21 more trips to the Tip We need to save several trips for the stuff - furniture etc that doesn’t sell!

    F253 - F256 Boxes filled with cardboard/paper/books to Tip
    F257 Knackered suitcase filled with general rubbish to Tip
    F258 - F262 Boxes of general rubbish to Tip
    F263 Plastic toy table to Tip

    Everyone sitting down with a cuppa - it is extremely hot apparently went up to 26C now a balmy 22C

    Will probably potter around trying to finish off the 2nd kitchen - lots of work surface to clear + 1.5 double cupboards to empty & a large table to clear. If we can break the back of that then we can pick the next small room or cupboard of DOOM - before tackling the larger rooms.

    Onwards & upwards

    MrsSD
    F263/F20,180
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 20th Apr 18, 4:39 PM
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    Last post of the day

    The two carloads of stuff is now one carload of stuff & will go to the Tip tomorrow. Good job too as DSis is only allowed 21 more trips to the Tip We need to save several trips for the stuff - furniture etc that doesn!!!8217;t sell!

    F253 - F256 Boxes filled with cardboard/paper/books to Tip
    F257 Knackered suitcase filled with general rubbish to Tip
    F258 - F262 Boxes of general rubbish to Tip
    F263 Plastic toy table to Tip

    Everyone sitting down with a cuppa - it is extremely hot apparently went up to 26C now a balmy 22C

    Will probably potter around trying to finish off the 2nd kitchen - lots of work surface to clear + 1.5 double cupboards to empty & a large table to clear. If we can break the back of that then we can pick the next small room or cupboard of DOOM - before tackling the larger rooms.

    Onwards & upwards

    MrsSD
    F263/F20,180
    Originally posted by Mrs Salad Dodger
    We didn!!!8217;t do any pottering - we all just collapsed.

    Today the 8th carload went to the Tip

    F264 - F273 Boxes & Bags of general rubbish/cardboard/metals etc

    DSis has managed to sell a few bits to a family friend -

    F274 - F295 a toy bin full of dinosaurs, four boxed toy sets, 2 Dinosaur jigsaws, a child!!!8217;s telescope, 2 deckchairs, 2 vases, 2 cuddly hand puppets, a pan, crockery serving dish & 6 mugs

    More donations to me -

    F296 - F302 Tablecloth & cloth napkins

    Started on a new room, without finishing yesterday!!!8217;s room Mind you I suppose as long as we are doing stuff it doesn!!!8217;t really matter where we are decluttering

    Also DSis has managed to find a new home for her two cats & hopefully will be able to donate lots of sheets & towels & any cat food she has as well. She will also need to make a monetary donation as it is a cat rescue run by one lady who has confirmed that the two cats will eventually be adopted together (mum & daughter approx 10 yrs & 9 yrs old - were strays that DSis found 9 years ago ). This is the most difficult part of the move as unfortunately where DH & I live is urban & we only have a small garden + there are at least a dozen cats around + we would not have them in the house . We love them to pieces but it would be unfair as they are used to an enormous house & lots of open countryside

    See you again all you lovely declutterers

    MrsSD
    F302/F20,180
    Last edited by Mrs Salad Dodger; 20-04-2018 at 4:42 PM. Reason: Missing words
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 20th Apr 18, 6:34 PM
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    villagelife
    527-530 old hats in recycling.
    531 some conduit
    532-537 some lights. We have new ones fitted.
    538 some packaging
    539 a wine box recycled
    540 a broken tile binned.
    541-543 free brochures recycled- from a couple of art exhibitions I've been to. Came home and I've read them.
    544 receipts and stuff from my handbag either shredded or binned.
    545-546 2 piles of MIL paperwork shredded.
    547 a toaster that we have dug up from the garden binned
    Last edited by villagelife; 21-04-2018 at 6:38 AM.
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 21st Apr 18, 12:30 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    More stuff gone - the family friends brother came with OH & kids - sold a few more bits -

    F303 - F315 A noisy dinosaur, 2 Sets of boules, 3 games, 3 wooden educational toys, a cuddly toy, a toy truck with men in who drill, hammer etc (for the little girl) & a small box full of plastic cake decorations

    Also gave away two black bin bags of boys teenage clothes & two large boxes of English children’s books - the friend will go through & pick what he wants for his daughter it his boys are more interested in playing outdoors (he is teaching English to all three of his kids ) . WThe books he doesn’t want are being donated to the local school (they teach a bit of English) & any they don’t want will be donated to the library so that takes the number to F319.

    Off to bed now (the iPad only works downstairs so can’t post from bed )

    Bon nuit

    MrsSD
    F319/F20,180
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 21st Apr 18, 7:20 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Saturday 22nd (only because I keep forgetting what day it is )

    Had forgotten to include my DH’s trips to the bottle bank so

    F320 - F323 Bags for life filled with glass bottles & jars to Bottle Bank
    F324 - F327 3 games + one figurine type lamp sold to EA
    F328 Piece of exercise machinery (kneel & twist to declutter your waistline ) SOLD on fleabay & already collected
    F329 Box of children’s books to ME to donate to English cs
    F330 - F336 Garden loungers sold to French family friends
    F337 Large Serving Bowl (inherited from DM) to DB
    F338 Petrol driven chainsaw to DB (he has a very large house + a small wood & land in Germany) - only my DH & I have a small house which ridiculously is worth more than both the French & German properties added together
    F339 3 ft by 2 ft wall mirror to ME (have no mirror on living room wall & I have always admired this mirror)

    (Re the books, toys & games, give my DNeph his due he took care of everything very well & most of his toys were still boxed )

    Overly hot today & apparently the good spell is lasting until Wednesday

    MrsSD
    • edwink
    • By edwink 21st Apr 18, 8:06 PM
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    edwink
    A few more items going out of this house

    2 Gents tops eBay
    1 Fleece eBay
    1 Peter Storm Body Warmer CS
    1 New Gents Jacket CS
    1 Dry shampoo finally USED up (4 to use still from SIL)
    1 Hair tie BIN
    2 x Perfumes USED up Hoorah! From SIL Glass REC
    1 Gents Hair trimmer empty box REC
    1 Gents body spray USED up
    1 Tube hand and nail cream USED up

    Off out to a car boot sale in the morning which is a real treat for me but I promise not to bring home any tat! Clothes YES but tat NO

    Edwink

    456 + 12 = 468/2018 (Doing it this way cos I keep loosing count)
    Last edited by edwink; 21-04-2018 at 8:09 PM.
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    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 22nd Apr 18, 4:04 PM
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    Rootle
    16/52 - a tidy out of a section of my kitchen resulted in a bit less than I'd hoped to get out but looks a LOT better! A few small broken bits binned and a few paper bits recycled but mostly a tidy and items returned to their rightful places (plus a half empty box of chocs donated to work and a banana loaf made with 2 over ripe bananas and ood toffee).
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 22nd Apr 18, 4:10 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Another very warm day here in France

    More stuff in the ‘Sale Room’ - we have stuff stacked up all over the place from DVDs to a pool cleaning robot toys, cuddly toys, games, crockery, cots, ornaments, 28 small sturdy storage boxes, pedestal fans, croquet sets, pictures, photo frames, binoculars & even gas bottle heaters You name it & we probably have it

    F340 - F341 Small sewing machine & v*x type cleaner - SOLD & COLLECTED
    F342 - F343 Large boxes filled with paper/cardboard/books for Tip
    F344 - F345 Boxes filled with general rubbish for Tip
    F346 Large box of metal bits for Tip
    F347 - F350 Small Black Bags of general rubbish for wheelie bins

    DSis has also packed a crate of ornaments for the trip to England

    Onwards & upwards

    MrsSD
    F350/F20,180
    • Uncluttered_unicorn
    • By Uncluttered_unicorn 22nd Apr 18, 9:31 PM
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    1266 Stressball - broken (not by me )
    Originally posted by Uncluttered_unicorn
    A bit more - numbers are building up gradually.

    1267 Deodorant stick
    1268 - 1269 Body spray and night cream jar
    1270 A Bag of old costume jewellery, hair bands, wee jewellery boxes
    1271 - 1273 Bottle of face wash, bottle of scrub wash, bottle of make-upo remover, all used up, and bottles recycled.
    1274 - 1279 5 Jewellery sets and a glass ring holder to cs.
    1280 Make-up brush
    1281 Crayons
    1282 Body spray
    1283 - 1284 Books to cs
    1285 Nail polish
    1286 Gift set- gifted to relative
    1287 - 1295 11 make-up brushes
    1296 - 1300 5 Lush black plastic pots returned to shop.
    1301 Travel pot of moisturiser uu
    1302 - 1342 41 old make-up items to bin
    1343 - 1345 3 unused cosmetic items to cs
    1346 Book to cs
    1347 Scarf pin to cs
    1348 Powder compact, broken, bin
    1349 to 1359 Books to cs
    1360 Book to bin
    1361 - 1380 Make-up, used, to bin
    1381 - 1382 Lip balm and perfume, uu
    1383 Shaving cream, uu.

    We are also taking bags out and litter-picking while dog-walking - 22 carrier bags so far this year. Daughter has picked up 2 binbags of rubbish at a local beauty spot to support a local initiative, which will count towards a Guide badge. It's not just the house which is being decluttered .
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 22nd Apr 18, 9:42 PM
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    A bit more - numbers are building up gradually.


    We are also taking bags out and litter-picking while dog-walking - 22 carrier bags so far this year. Daughter has picked up 2 binbags of rubbish at a local beauty spot to support a local initiative, which will count towards a Guide badge. It's not just the house which is being decluttered .
    Originally posted by Uncluttered_unicorn
    U_u, I am well impressed Decluttering externally as well as internally

    MrsSD
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 23rd Apr 18, 7:30 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Bonjour from a cloudy & chilly France - threatening to rain all day with 3 minute showers but no heavy rain yet

    Just lost my original post which had taken 20 minutes to write - yah boo sucks

    Try again

    F351 - F353 Boxes of paper/Cardboard/books for Tip
    F354 - F355 Boxes of rubbish for Tip
    F356 - F358 small black bags of rubbish in wheelie bin
    F359 - F360 small black big of clothes to Clothing Bank
    F361 Bag for Life full of glass jars/bottles to Bottle Bank

    Tomorrow is collection day so 2 full wheelie bins of rubbish & 2 full wheelie bins of recycling so
    F362 - F365 Wheelie bins

    Off for dinner now so will resume later

    MrsSD
    F365/F20,180
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 23rd Apr 18, 8:43 PM
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    Lovely dinner - slices of lamb in gravy, chips, peas, carrots & haricot beans.

    So to resume my list

    F366 - F400 27 small filing boxes, crate of old rusty tools, bookcase, electric chainsaw & spare chain, Yucca plant, unused boxed toilet seat, glass ornament & the piece de resistance (consensus was that it would NEVER SELL) was an English/French Linguaphone lockable briefcase with cassette player & books etc - ALL SOLD

    Time is getting short but we are still on the decluttering bandwagon

    MrsSD
    400/20,180
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 24th Apr 18, 10:41 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    The sunshine is back with clear blue skies & heat

    The bags of clothes are gone as is the bag of glass. Tip run is currently in progress with extras

    F401 - F404 Small bags of clothes for Tip
    F405 Broken gas bottle heater to Tip
    F406 Box of books to Tip (was not collected this a.m. just a big sticker saying ‘NON’)
    F407 Box of small electricals to Tip

    Now no boxes/crates/bags cluttering up the long hallway or the triple car port

    The sun is getting hotter

    MrsSD
    F407/F20,180
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