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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!

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com'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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    • Happy Kitties
    • By Happy Kitties 12th Aug 18, 11:03 AM
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    Happy Kitties
    *182 small rubber duck in recycling
    *183 present that was squashed broken down to use in Christmas link to hope shoe boxes.
    Packaging in recycling
    *184 lip balm tin now in recycling


    Hoping to take a big bag of rags and 2 cushions up to the recycling point. Used to like to donate to a local charity but they stopped having the rag man collect from them which seems a shame as it was a good money spinner for a small local charity. But at least I know this bag will still make a few pennies for a charity. Just need it to stop raining and it is cold today aswell. Just put a cardigan on

    bit by bit good news about the builder but the stress. I remember when my kitchen was done, I hate change and chaos.......im not really helping the situation for you! I need to decorate the living room which has just become a dumping ground for stuff but now the settees have gone it is easier to get round to slowly sort out. Really need to get myself in gear to get stuff sorted so it can be done before new settee and chair arrive
    2017 birthday savings shopping frugally = 481.15:money. 2018 birthday savings so far=360.66
    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 12th Aug 18, 12:46 PM
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    marmiterulesok
    Some hard backed coffee table type books put aside for the cs:5 in all.
    NSD August 13/20
    Budgeting again in earnest,no excuses
    'Keep plodding,one day at a time'
    DF 7/7/18
    Savings:106/5000chf
    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 12th Aug 18, 12:59 PM
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    Rootle
    32/52 - a few clothes (incl a bulky dressing gown) and a book to appropriate CS recycling bins.
    • Happy Kitties
    • By Happy Kitties 12th Aug 18, 2:51 PM
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    After first recycling point completely full I had success at Tesc@ where I also needed to hunt out a box to send presents in.

    *185-189 2 big rag bags/clothes and 2 very sorry looking cushions to recycling point

    This has cheered me up no end, been meaning to sort out and recycle the above for ages
    2017 birthday savings shopping frugally = 481.15:money. 2018 birthday savings so far=360.66
    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 12th Aug 18, 3:04 PM
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    marmiterulesok
    Some hard backed coffee table type books put aside for the cs:5 in all.
    Originally posted by marmiterulesok
    another added so that's 6.
    NSD August 13/20
    Budgeting again in earnest,no excuses
    'Keep plodding,one day at a time'
    DF 7/7/18
    Savings:106/5000chf
    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 12th Aug 18, 7:18 PM
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    Evening everyone. Hope everyone is doing well. Not much more decluttering here going on atm. Except for my purse buying bread, ham cheese etc for sandwiches. Believe it or not we've had another death in this street, buried one on Wednesday and by Thursday another one had gone. Funeral for them is tomorrow.
    Joke in this house atm is we're decluttering neighbours instead of items this week;

    Anyhoo, in between Making food for the neighbours wake I have been managing to get rid of non living things...... Have to make a phone call to the charity shop on Tuesday to see about getting rid of some drawers, table etc.

    My problem being now is that because I work in a school im in buy mode and picking up bits and pieces for Myself and the classroom. New pants for little accidents, socks, pens pencils etc. So I've done the 30 bags challenge and my new challenge is now not to bring in 30 bags

    Apart from that my declutter mojo has gone now I think 4 funerals in 10 days might have something to do with that one, I mean seriously I feel like I'm a rent a mourner at this rate. Hopefully this is the last one for a very long time...... or at least till September as then I struggle to get time off from work. The only good thing is I've been able to go to the funerals without feeling like a beggar having to ask for time off work. But if the man up above colud give us all a break for a while that would be great!

    Off now for a bath, just thinking that'll add to the decluttering list ad I've a few bottles that can be used up tonight, and hopefully finish the book I've been reading for 2 weeks now never taken me this long to read a book but that'll be another thing for the new charity shop bag.
    Last edited by IrishRose12; 12-08-2018 at 11:36 PM.
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2018 #57 £1295.47/£3,000
    £1 a day challenge 2018 - £210/ £365

    The 365 Day Penny Challenge #2 - £350.00/£650

    2018 - RULE OF 3 Decluttering challenge - 3,156/1,095 items
    Book challenge 10/20
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 12th Aug 18, 7:28 PM
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    Bit different this weekend. really needed to declutter some weeds, but rather than count weeds I counted minutes. So two days of 18 minutes weeding (helped by the rain!) my brown bin is full but gets emptied Wednesday.
    For 2018 be kind, be courageous, and never ever eat pears
    • daisy 1571
    • By daisy 1571 13th Aug 18, 1:34 PM
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    daisy 1571
    Many thanks edwink, MRs SD, Happy Kitties and retiredinfrance your comments re my fundraising total. I was a bit suprised myself as I expected to raise about £400

    Interesting to read about your DH Saver-upper. I am the hoarder in our house and have had great difficulty letting things go. A few days ago I sat deciding whether I should let an old camping chair bag go. It was worn, torn and faded and yet I really didn't need it. Yes I could think of a few uses for it but did I really want it in my life? Anyway it went in the bin bag and out the door to the wheelie bin. It is a waste of life to sit there pondering over such little things, yet I can't help myself.

    Mind you, when I first met the inlaws I helped clear out a kitchen cupboard. On the top shelf were opened pots of stuff that were 20 years out of date. I had no trouble throwing their stuff,


    Anyway, I am better than I used to be, but need to move stuff on a lot faster.

    Don't worry about losing your mojo guys, it will come back. We all need a rest from things and I for one find getting rid of stuff and emotional as well as a physical thing, so I get tired doing it.

    My thought follow this sort of train of thought (excuses).

    Could this item be used for something else, it is too expensive to just give away, it was from someone who is special to me, it's too pretty or in good condition to let go. It needs to got ot the right place (esp books). It can't be recycled what am I going to do?

    In this way some things have been with me since I left home 35 years ago, following me from house to house but never been used. A very physical haunting.

    Wow, that is the first time I realised that. I think I amgoing to do the label it and date it with all my stuff, if it hasn't been used in a year then it is going. (ESP clothes)
    Originally posted by bit by bit

    Hi bit by bit

    I also found it much easier to get rid of the in-laws stuff when we cleared their house - it was simply that the thing in your hands was just that - a "thing", an item with no memories attached and simply to be decided on by it's intrinsic usefulness or prettiness. It was a simple do we keep this yes/no, if no is it useful to anyone else, if no to the tip it went, if yes where was it to be sent ie sold/cs/given away. We had no invested value of thinking how much did this cost, did we use it etc etc.

    Is there any way to shift your thinking towards this ie ask yourself if I found this when clearing someone else's house would I see immediately why it was kept (perhaps it is stored tidily, with others like it, in a cupboard near where it was to be used etc etc) or would i think what on earth were they ever going to do with this?

    Something being still in good condition doesnt mean you have to store it. After all if you never use it and you store it carefully it might still be in good condition in another 10 years. But in that time it would have done you no particular good at all and in a sense it is still 'wasting' the item to not allow it to be used by someone who needs such an item. Your home is worth more than just storage space for things you neither need nor use.

    Similarly an item being originally expensive is also not a logical reason to keep something. Logically it matters not whether you paid a ha'penny, a fiver or a hundred thousand the money is spent and now you have an item that you can do whatever you want with, keep, use, love, hate, use to put birdfood on in the garden or keep highly polished in a display cabinet - doesnt matter at all to the item which it is. Unless you keep a really detailed spreadsheet of your overall worth noting a financial amount to each item in your possession, then as soon as the money is paid over then its gone.

    I'm only putting these forward for thought as you appeared to be considering changing some of your usual processes. I feel thats a natural thing at our age as we can look back - like you i can go back 35 years and be a young adult - and it makes it easier to see have I needed this before? If I need it in future will it be a sudden emergency or will I have time to shop around? Will I be able to afford it in the future? Etc, etc. I feel that makes it easier to let go of stuff that I kept when i was younger as I didn't know If it would be needed in my future iuswim.

    Just ignore what makes no sense to you, and take what you need from it.

    Daisy xx
    "Never save something for a special occasion. Every day in your life is a special occasion" Take hold of every moment by anon

    The difference between what you were yesterday and what you will be tomorrow is what you do today
    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 13th Aug 18, 1:40 PM
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    marmiterulesok
    A general clean and tidy up today as I have visitors coming to stay tonight.
    NSD August 13/20
    Budgeting again in earnest,no excuses
    'Keep plodding,one day at a time'
    DF 7/7/18
    Savings:106/5000chf
    • Happy Kitties
    • By Happy Kitties 13th Aug 18, 8:39 PM
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    Happy Kitties
    *190 another pillow thrown out
    *191 a lot of cardboard into recycling as I've been sorting out more items to put away
    *192 paperwork destroyed that was no longer needed

    irishrose sorry to hear about your neighbours ur street doesnt seem to be having alot of luck at the minute

    Following Mrs SD mantras and I have to say the kitchen is beginning to look a lot tidier
    2017 birthday savings shopping frugally = 481.15:money. 2018 birthday savings so far=360.66
    • Fiasco55
    • By Fiasco55 13th Aug 18, 10:06 PM
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    Fiasco55
    It!!!8217;s been a while but my decluttering has continued. I!!!8217;ve just forgotten to keep a track. Here goes...

    1391. Old printer/scanner donated to in laws
    1392-1426. New ink cartridges passed on too
    1427-1438. PC games donated to cs
    1439-1441. Storage tins donated
    1442-1446. Clothes donated to cs
    1447. Book donated to cs
    1448-1450. Food donated to food bank
    1451. Headphones donated to cs
    1452. Pack of cd covers donated to cs
    1453-1563. DVDs sold online
    1564-1567. Scarfs sold online
    1568-1571. Skincare products sold online
    1572-1573. Dead pens
    1574. Book sold online
    1575. Bag donated to a friend
    1576-1579. Books donated
    1580. Recycling out
    Last edited by Fiasco55; 13-08-2018 at 10:21 PM.
    No buying toiletries Graduated May 2017

    Decluttered 2016 2469 items, 2017 1580 items
    2018 2869 items

    Sealed Pot Challenge No 038
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 14th Aug 18, 4:11 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    1. IF I NOTICE SOME SMALL TASK NEEDS DOING - I WILL DO IT IMMEDIATELY

    2. I WILL LEAVE A ROOM TIDIER THAN WHEN I WENT IN - WITHOUT HIDING THE CLUTTER EXCEPT for the wardrobe room which is currently the storage room (sr)

    3. THE LAST WASHING UP OF THE DAY WILL BE PUT AWAY BEFORE I GO TO BED

    Welcome back basketcase What an amazing weekly total Hope you have a great time in Milan & Venice. Happy Birthday to your DD - 18 I suppose

    Villagelife - I like it - decluttering on your holiday

    bit by bit, glad the family are on board Exciting planning a new kitchen. When I got my new kitchen a few years ago I had two must haves - a double oven & a warming drawer. The warming drawer has proved invaluable - warming plates, proving dough & keeping the components of various meals warm if I get the timings wrong or don’t want to use all four rings on the hob

    Happy Kitties, steady progress. Shame about the cs but I see you were determined to make your donation

    marmiterules, Rootle & DundeeDoll, Fiasco55 - well done on keeping up the momentum

    IrishRose, your street really does deserve a break until at least 2020. Re your book, with all that has happened I am surprised you haven’t taken 4 weeks to read it

    Daisy, what a great idea ‘What would you do with the item if it was someone else’s?’ I will try to remember that when I open the next box It will definitely make sorting easier

    Lots of rain - so the grass is greening up but meant we missed the Perseides as it was so overcast Saturday night’s mushroom, chicken & pea risotto was delicious as was Sunday’s fry up using up the last of the tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes, bacon. Monday’s dinner was compliments of my DSis - onion pasta - absolutely delicious

    DH & DSis went & got more gravel & did an sm shop. I went to P.O., then dropped two bags off at the cs, couple of drinks in the pub garden as the rain had finally stopped then walked home.
    Before I left I had stripped the bed & put the wm on. Dried bed linen using td & bed made. Still awaiting a call back from cs re furniture collection !

    Re my three mantras over the last 2 days - aired & made bed, washed up, dried up & put away as I went along; washed down kitchen work surfaces; kitchen floor swept; indoor bins emptied; toilet flush handle tightened; general tidying;

    The day to day decluttering has generated

    C38 - C44 Two milk cartons, 3 tins, 2 plastic pots - rinsed & recycled
    C45 - C53 Two newspapers & 2 magazines read, toilet roll tube, 2 lots of cardboard packaging, 2 cardboard boxes broken down - Recycled
    C54 - C70 Non recyclable - Three empty plastic sand bags, 6 plastic bags, 5 plastic trays, 2 plastic trays with packaging, plastic pot & lid - binned
    C71 Wall mounted Digital Kitchen Scales - already delivered to cs

    Will see you all tomorrow - when hopefully basketcase has sent my mojo back

    MrsSD
    C71/C2018
    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 14th Aug 18, 12:59 PM
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    IrishRose12
    *190 another pillow thrown out
    *191 a lot of cardboard into recycling as I've been sorting out more items to put away
    *192 paperwork destroyed that was no longer needed

    irishrose sorry to hear about your neighbours ur street doesnt seem to be having alot of luck at the minute

    Following Mrs SD mantras and I have to say the kitchen is beginning to look a lot tidier
    Originally posted by Happy Kitties


    IrishRose, your street really does deserve a break until at least 2020. Re your book, with all that has happened I am surprised you haven’t taken 4 weeks to read it

    MrsSD
    C71/C2018
    Originally posted by Mrs Salad Dodger
    Thanks Ladies. Mrs SD I'm liking your date. 2020 sounds good to me. I'm well and truelybdinecwith funerals force long time.
    The difference for us here is that our filunetals are usually 2-3 days after the death, unlike in England where you have up to 2 weeks to wait. Plus we take the bodies home to be wake so it's always a busy time. So 3 on the trot I'm just done.

    Anyhoo so far today we've had no death calls *touching wood* So I've had a productive morning. Had my 6 month dentist check up, I hate the dentist so was dreading that. Came home and phoned the charity shop to come and take some furniture away, have had a clear out of the bathroom drawers and now have an empty drawer just sitting down to some lunch then going to make a start on the spare room as I'd like to get that redecorated. Need to put some washing on too lol.

    Hope everyone is having a lovely day. We've had rain here this morning, which yes I did get caught in But it's still warm so I'm melting lol.
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2018 #57 £1295.47/£3,000
    £1 a day challenge 2018 - £210/ £365

    The 365 Day Penny Challenge #2 - £350.00/£650

    2018 - RULE OF 3 Decluttering challenge - 3,156/1,095 items
    Book challenge 10/20
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 14th Aug 18, 5:39 PM
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    bit by bit
    Thankyou Happy Kitties. I have been through all this before with two extensions while still living in the house. It will be stressful but I am going to enjoy the fact that someone else is putting my kitchen in this time.

    Mrs SD. I wouldn't be without my double oven and in fact we are re using it and having a soimilar hob. as it is relatively new. The hobs knob swere worn but when we pricedd new ones they were between 15 and 20 punds each. I have a new hob with new knobs from e*bay for a fiver so very happy.

    Well done on clearing stuff out despite the lack of mojo.

    Daisy, thanks for all of that. I agree with you that a change of thinking is what is needed. I will work at it and let you know. My biggest problem has been books since I could afford to buy my own. I still have the first book I paid full price for

    Today though I did get rid of two bags of books. One at work and one to Oxfam, travel books which I know they will definitely sell. Ther are still three bags to go and another being filled. Also a bag of clothes has gone, also to Oxfam and another bag with study stuff in someone leant me 8 years ago has now been returned.

    A final bag of books for a business management course my DH did are by the door, my DiL is starting a business degree via the OU and so she will use them. If they get returned eventually they will be sold.
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in February 2021- 30 months to go.
    MFW 2018 #164 £758.51/£3200. Make 2018 in 2018 #30 £855.27/£2018
    Stash Busting 2018 1 projects as yet No Clutter to be Seen in 2018 Challenge: 36/52 bags of stuff plus lots of other items.
    • Happy Kitties
    • By Happy Kitties 14th Aug 18, 8:18 PM
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    Happy Kitties
    *193-198 5 presents sent off today, boy was that a good feeling
    *199 packaging for the above

    Still can't believe how much better the kitchen is looking and staying on top of it so that it stays that way.

    bit by bit I have to ask and it would be my worst nightmare......did you put ur own kitchen in , in the past? I think I would pass out, just having the kitchen ripped out and adapted nearly sent me into meltdown. I'm not good with any sort of building work or diy but still plodding on with slowly packing up the living room for decorating.......its got to be decorated at some point loathe it or love it!!!!
    2017 birthday savings shopping frugally = 481.15:money. 2018 birthday savings so far=360.66
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 14th Aug 18, 9:57 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    1. IF I NOTICE SOME SMALL TASK NEEDS DOING - I WILL DO IT IMMEDIATELY

    2. I WILL LEAVE A ROOM TIDIER THAN WHEN I WENT IN - WITHOUT HIDING THE CLUTTER EXCEPT for the wardrobe room which is currently the storage room (sr)

    3. THE LAST WASHING UP OF THE DAY WILL BE PUT AWAY BEFORE I GO TO BED

    IrishRose, don’t you just love an empty drawer it really lifts your spirits Keep up the good work

    bit by bit, well done on the books I love it that you have the very first book you purchased Can I ask what book? I am amazed that last year I managed to donate a couple of hundred books (mostly paperbacks) to BHF who collected along with a couple of bits of furniture. I have kept a couple of sets & need to buy the last book in each set then reread + I kept several copies of Lord of the Rings. Now I just have to persuade DH to release a hundred or so books which are cluttering up his office

    Today has been a very pleasant day - no rain although mostly overcast. However it has been pleasantly warm with a gentle breeze & the sun peeping through on occasion . The clouds are now clearing & I can see lots of blue sky but the breeze is picking up DH & I are having leftover mushroom, chicken & pea risotto made into patties, coated in breadcrumbs & fried with possibly a fried egg & I am adding a bit of rocket & lettuce to my plate. DSis is having heated up leftover onion pasta. We all enjoyed our meals & the only leftovers in the fridge is the half bag of rocket which I will have tomorrow

    Today THE SHED arrived. The lads were happy with the base that DH & DSis had lovingly prepared Start to finish including a mug of tea/coffee the two lads put up the shed & drove off in 35 minutes It is a work of art - individually constructed in real wood, proper lock with a key & a glass window that opens As the weather was nice, DH & DSis put two coats of grey paint on the shed. Weather permitting the trim will be painted in sky blue tomorrow Have put various bits in the shed & LOCKED the door I cannot stop smiling
    May the MOJO be with you Thanks for sending my mojo back basketcase
    I made lists of what was in each of my two freezers - one in kitchen the other in garage. Then I made new lists of what was going to be in each drawer so I know where everything is - like with like Then the real work began - having decided the order of the drawers & using my washing up bowl to carry, I dealt with one drawer at a time - kitchen freezer first. Everything stacked neatly, with the foodstuffs for the garage freezer just put where it would fit. Kitchen freezer sorted Then banished myself to the garage and sorted the drawers in the second freezer. DONE All in all, with writing the lists & then actually organising the freezer drawers it probably took me 2 hours but I am soooo happy Now the best bit - I can menu plan for a week rather than deciding day to day what to eat as I find that very stressful
    Tomorrow’s project is to clean the two fridges, then list & sort contents Then the next project will be to clean food cupboards, list & restock contents Hopefully by then I will have had a call back from cs re furniture collection! & can then start on new projects prior to decorating

    Re my three mantras - aired & made bed; washed up, dried up & put away as I went along; washed down kitchen work surfaces; vacuumed downstairs including kitchen floor; mopped kitchen floor; indoor bins emptied; filled sugar bowl (twice), teabags & coffee jars; also took a bit up rubbish from next door’s garden ; general tidying;

    The day to day decluttering has generated

    C72 - C74 Plastic bottle, tin, plastic pot - rinsed & recycled
    C75 - C85 Magazine read by DSis, kitchen roll tube, 3 lots of cardboard packaging, paper packaging, 2 torn paper bags, junk mail (personal details shredded), egg carton, finished lists - Recycled
    C86 - C100 Non recyclable - 5 bits of plastic rubbish from next door (I will get my numbers up ), 4 plastic bags, 4 lots of plastic packaging, plastic tray with packaging, large plastic pot filled with used oil - Binned

    May the MOJO be with all of us

    MrsSD
    C100/C2018
    • edwink
    • By edwink 15th Aug 18, 9:51 AM
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    edwink
    Well done everyone on all your decluttering efforts.

    Only a few bits from me this time.

    1 Wooden pen storage pot CS
    1 Pen UU
    2 Card postage sleeves REC
    2 Empty jazzy tissue boxes REC
    1 Small empty pen box
    1 Broken cardboard xmas box
    39 Jiffy bags to NEIGHBOUR (Still about 100 to sort out) Nice to have some more room on my stationary shelf in my studio

    Edwink

    843 + 47 = 890/2018
    Last edited by edwink; 15-08-2018 at 9:58 AM.
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 15th Aug 18, 11:09 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    1. IF I NOTICE SOME SMALL TASK NEEDS DOING - I WILL DO IT IMMEDIATELY

    2. I WILL LEAVE A ROOM TIDIER THAN WHEN I WENT IN - WITHOUT HIDING THE CLUTTER EXCEPT for the wardrobe room which is currently the storage room (sr)

    3. THE LAST WASHING UP OF THE DAY WILL BE PUT AWAY BEFORE I GO TO BED

    Well done edwink Since when has 47 only been ‘a few bits’

    Today has been a dry day but not as warm as yesterday.

    Weather permitted so DH & DSis painted the trim in sky blue It looks very classy
    Tomorrow the inside walls will be painted with one coat of grey paint. Then I have the pleasure of working out what type of shelves etc to buy

    My mojo stayed with me today

    I did some phone banking & filing this morning so all squared away. Plus I transcribed yesterday’s hand written lists to my iPad Managed a chat with my neighbour who showed me her refurbed cloakroom. It was beautiful she is allowing me to take photos & apart from the floating toilet, I might appropriate all her other ideas
    Then I decided against cleaning the two fridges (might do that tomorrow ), instead I jumped ahead to the kitchen cupboards but didn’t dive straight into the food cupboards I managed to rearrange a couple of cupboards & optimised storage space Then I started on the Brexit Cupboard & more hand written lists I do so love my lists The two double shelves in the Brexit Cupboard are now full Have also managed to clean, sort & list contents of three of the four shelves in the food cupboard - only the baking shelf left Of course, this means that I have absolutely no excuse not to menu plan Although tonight The Colonel fed us

    Still no call back from cs re furniture collection so I will phone tomorrow & give them a deadline

    Re my three mantras - aired & made bed; washed up, dried up & put away as I went along; washed down kitchen work surfaces; decanted a few packets into various jars; general tidying;

    The day to day decluttering has generated

    C101 - C105 Two tins, plastic pot & lid, 2 milk cartons - rinsed & recycled
    C106 - C112 Cardboard tube, 3 lots of cardboard packaging, paper packaging, junk mail (personal details shredded), 1” of paperwork (personal details shredded) - Recycled
    C113 - C122 Non recyclable - 2 plastic bags, plastic packaging, empty plastic gravel bag, empty plastic sand bag, 3 ruined paint brushes, excess weed control plastic, kitchen sponge - Binned
    C123 Large plastic jar rinsed & donated to DH for garage bits & pieces

    May the MOJO be with all of us

    MrsSD
    C123/C2018
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 16th Aug 18, 12:18 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    More recycling from DH to add to total - about 25 items incl plastic bottles, tin cans, magazines, glass bottles, so

    C124 - C148 DH’s Recycling

    MrsSD
    C148/C2018
    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 16th Aug 18, 10:52 AM
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    IrishRose12
    Morning everyone. Bit of a topsy turvy day yesterday, started decluttering the spare room and ended up stripping the wall paper !!!55357;!!!56834; now that wasnt in the plan to do for yesterday but hey ho, its done now, just need to buy wallpaper, all the essentials and find someone to paper it now.
    Today is going to go to plan, it has to lol. Need to move the furniture that is being donated downstairs for them to pick up tomorrow. So will need to make some big decisions I just know there's going to be regrets somewhere tomorrow, where I shouldn't have donated something or I should have donated something.

    Have sat this morning going through paperwork so that's a load of recycling to go out, might have a rummage through the cupboards too and see what's what there. Need to think about what's for dinner tonight too.
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