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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 - £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 13th Oct 18, 4:28 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

    Happy Kitties, at the cat antics - enemy of the state kitchen roll

    Marmiterules on keeping items moving out

    Friday - one task crossed off my list - rearranged the contents of both freezers & updated contents lists.

    DH finished weatherproofing the garden tub, made a rack for his hammers & continued working on the garden table he is making

    DSis out for a couple of hours & made her own dinner, as she didnít fancy fishfinger sandwiches

    Re my three mantras: aired & made bed; washed up; worktops washed down; filled sugar bowl; general tidying

    Numbers as follows:

    C1317 - C1321 Non recyclable - 2 plastic bags, plastic pot & lid, plastic packaging, plastic box & lid - binned
    C1322 - C1325 Leaflets, newspaper, foil tray, 52 page booklet - recycled
    C1326 - C1328 Milk carton, 2 tin cans, - rinsed & recycled

    Tomorrow I need to clean the fridge

    MrsSD
    C1328/C2018
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 13th Oct 18, 7:11 AM
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    villagelife
    1166 more shredding done. It's never ending.
    1167 old bag of DH
    1168 an old kettle without a lead.
    1169-1172 small toys binned. These were from the lift as I had to find the wallpaper stripper. It was dark otherwise I may have found more stuff to throw away.
    1173-1174 candlesticks sold and so posted
    1175-1176 bubble wrap and envelopes used to send candlesticks.
    1177 old tea towel binned. DS2 had cleaned the oven with it and I don't think I would ever get it relatively clean. It probably had more holes in than material.
    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 13th Oct 18, 9:12 AM
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    marmiterulesok
    To go to the cs today:

    3 sturdy, open-topped containers
    4 picture frames
    some coat hangers
    1 piggy bank.
    NSD October 19/22
    Budgeting again in earnest,no excuses
    'Keep plodding,one day at a time'
    Savings: 911/2500chf
    • cherryblossomzel
    • By cherryblossomzel 13th Oct 18, 1:52 PM
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    cherryblossomzel
    Managed to clear out my bed side tables: threw some rubbish away, moved a few bits to more sensible places. Finally decided to take my DAB radio to the charity shop. I've been hanging on to it for too long, because i ended up not using it as much as I thought I would so kept feeling like I didn't get my money's worth out of it. Silly really, I've gone more hi-tech now, so that radio simply doesn't serve me; better to let it go to a better home.

    Also got a nice surprise when I opened a suitcase that I thought I'd need to empty, to find that it is already empty, hurrah!
    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 13th Oct 18, 4:45 PM
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    marmiterulesok
    I've just taken two bin bags of shoes, clothes and towels to the cs. Got a bag of books and dvds to go too.
    NSD October 19/22
    Budgeting again in earnest,no excuses
    'Keep plodding,one day at a time'
    Savings: 911/2500chf
    • Happy Kitties
    • By Happy Kitties 14th Oct 18, 9:53 AM
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    Happy Kitties
    Despite the continued sneezing and bad weather-presents were delivered yesterday which have really cleared some space as they have been stored all year in suitcases, so one suitcase now empty that I'm determined not to fill again. Note to self i will not go mad in the sales this year........storing it is a nightmare and there are bargains to be picked up all year......smaller ones!
    Could count all the little presents making up the gift bags but just going to count each gift bag to make the challenge harder for me

    *332-336 birthday presentsx4 dropped off (saved on postage aswell)
    *337-340 Christmas bags x3 dropped off

    Have sold another craft item on the bay of e so that will be more clutter out. Not bothered that i got a few pennies for it, I'm chuffed that someone will get to use it while it was sat doing nothing with me.......i hadn't even taken it out of its packaging. Happy days

    MrsSD fish finger butties are the best
    2017 birthday savings shopping frugally = 481.15:money. 2018 birthday savings so far=360.66
    • tboo
    • By tboo 14th Oct 18, 3:34 PM
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    tboo
    178) 1 metal kitchen cupboard divider - to CS


    179 -198) a whole pile of clothes hangers - in the bin


    199) a silver plated condiment holder - to CS


    200- 201) 2 near empty purfume bottles - in the bin


    202) cookie jar - to CS
    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

    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 14th Oct 18, 8:36 PM
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    Rootle
    41/52 - a bag of clothes to the charity bin.
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 15th Oct 18, 12:33 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Wow, well that was a great weekend for decluttering, although most of the credit belongs to my OH who suddenly had a fit of enthusiasm and sorted loads of rubbish out. His total was 54 and I managed a total of 5 things to go to the Charity shop, so really pleased with that.

    Also the family member I spoke to about taking back the desk has said yes and is happy to have it back so thatís one item rehomed, well returned to itís original home. Not counting that one as it needs to be delivered which wonít be straightforward.

    Keep on decluttering everyone!
    Save 12K in 2018 #12 - £9,575/£12,000 79%
    Cutting Down Alcohol: Dec 5/14 Nov 8/10 Oct 5/10 Sep 15/10
    2018 86/150 66% (2017:106|2016:83)
    2018 No clutter to be seen - 210/630 33.3%
    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 15th Oct 18, 8:26 AM
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    marmiterulesok
    Sorted out to take to the cs this week:
    1 wok
    1 frying pan
    1 pan
    3 loaf tins
    5 serving dishes
    1 small grater.
    NSD October 19/22
    Budgeting again in earnest,no excuses
    'Keep plodding,one day at a time'
    Savings: 911/2500chf
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 16th Oct 18, 12:22 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

    Villagelife, well done on keeping up the good work & well done to DS2 - not only cleaning but contributing your teatowel to the decluttering

    Marmiterules, well done but I hope the piggy bank was empty The cs must be loving you - kitchen AND bedroom decluttering - you must be creating oodles of space

    Cherryblossomzel, on donating the DAB radio - I too used to be guilty of hanging on to things because I had paid good money for them but now I am pretty good at releasing items to the CS - I know it is a bit vain of me but it gives me a warm glow when the cs staff question whether or not I am sure about my donation Absolutely brilliant result on the suitcase

    Happy Kitties, you seem to be thriving on challenging yourself - I, on the other hand, am a bit of a wimp & count everything

    tboo, rootle - well done on keeping stuff moving out

    Wanna Bee Free, can I have some of the Ďdecluttering potioní that you gave to your OH I need to give some to my DSis Well done on the numbers

    Saturday was the most gloriously sunny & warm day with a warm brisk breeze All my washing done, dried on whirligig, folded & put away DSis even managed one load My DH spent more time in the garage on his garden table project. Dinner was pork loin steaks, boiled potatoes, green beans & chicken gravy made in the pan used to fry the pork. Truly scrumptious

    Sunday was a miserable day - rained from early morning right through to early Monday morning. Did nothing apart from knitting, drinking tea/coffee & catching up on recorded TV programmes . Chinese takeaway with enough for Monday nightís dinner.

    Monday was a dry day - mostly. I sent DH & DSis to the sm & I made a quick visit to MrA to buy a black blouse & a pair of black shoes. Managed the blouse easily, but a very poor choice of ladies black shoes so I resorted to buying a pair of menís shoes I am also very proud that I bought absolutely nothing else Picked up 31 bits of litter today - the concrete steps are still pretty clear apart from leaves but unfortunately there are loads of plastic bags, bottles etc in the dock

    Re my three mantras over the 3 days: aired & made bed; washed up; worktops washed down; filled sugar bowl, sugar, coffee & tea bag jars; general tidying

    Numbers as follows:

    C1329 - C1338 Non recyclable - 5 plastic bags, plastic pot & lid, plastic packaging, 2 plastic trays, small plastic pot - binned
    C1339 - C1345 Leaflets, newspaper, magazine, egg carton, toilet roll tube, 2 cardboard packaging - recycled
    C1346 - C1354 Three Milk cartons, 4 tin cans, food tin & lid, plastic bottle - rinsed & recycled

    Still havenít cleaned the fridge

    MrsSD
    C1354/C2018
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 16th Oct 18, 1:33 PM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Mrs SD, the decluttering potion seems to involve ignoring two months of negative comments and jokes and just plugging away solo. And then going out for an evening without him! Great result!!

    I cleaned the fridge yesterday, sorry to steal the fridge cleaning mojo but there was icky stuff and it really needed it!

    One small pile of paper shredded before work and a book finished on my way to work this morning so that was 2 before 9am!

    Itís all adding up slowly. Keep going everyone!!
    Save 12K in 2018 #12 - £9,575/£12,000 79%
    Cutting Down Alcohol: Dec 5/14 Nov 8/10 Oct 5/10 Sep 15/10
    2018 86/150 66% (2017:106|2016:83)
    2018 No clutter to be seen - 210/630 33.3%
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 16th Oct 18, 2:37 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi fellow declutterers,

    I will not be doing any decluttering now until Thursday, as DH & I are heading down to Kent for his auntís funeral.

    See you Thursday

    MrsSD
    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 16th Oct 18, 3:47 PM
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    marmiterulesok
    Hi fellow declutterers,

    I will not be doing any decluttering now until Thursday, as DH & I are heading down to Kent for his auntís funeral.

    See you Thursday

    MrsSD
    Originally posted by Mrs Salad Dodger
    Sorry to about your DH's aunt's passing.
    NSD October 19/22
    Budgeting again in earnest,no excuses
    'Keep plodding,one day at a time'
    Savings: 911/2500chf
    • Happy Kitties
    • By Happy Kitties 17th Oct 18, 7:51 AM
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    Happy Kitties
    Forgot to update last night

    *341 ebay item sold and posted
    *342 packaging for the above

    On a snail pace at the minute
    Sorry to hear about DH aunt MrsSD
    2017 birthday savings shopping frugally = 481.15:money. 2018 birthday savings so far=360.66
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 17th Oct 18, 7:17 PM
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    bit by bit
    Hi All, So busy.
    Mrs SD; I hope the funeral goes smoothly.

    So another bag of books taken to work and another two by the door for Oxfam on Friday, also one for my Fil to take to the local National Trust booksale. So until the others are gone it will be 51/52 bags.
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in February 2021- 30 months to go.
    MFW 2018 #164 £1080.24/£3200. Make 2018 in 2018 #30 £1635.47/£2018
    Stash Busting 2018 1 projects as yet No Clutter to be Seen in 2018 Challenge: 55/52 bags of stuff plus lots of other items.
    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 18th Oct 18, 9:27 AM
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    marmiterulesok
    I put out five shoe boxes and the paper rubbish yesterday.
    NSD October 19/22
    Budgeting again in earnest,no excuses
    'Keep plodding,one day at a time'
    Savings: 911/2500chf
    • Happy Kitties
    • By Happy Kitties 18th Oct 18, 3:12 PM
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    Happy Kitties
    *343 a large broken down box(didn't have to do much the cats had destroyed it)-recycling
    *344 a big bag of plastic wrapping put in the recycling point at supermarket

    Youngest cat has given up attacking the toilet rolls instead keeps catching her 'toy snakes and dragging them up to me each morning as a welcome present......wont be decluttering them until they are completely wrecked but we are going to get rid of cat tree and get a new one when the decorating is........finally done

    Off to do some more while the mood takes me!
    2017 birthday savings shopping frugally = 481.15:money. 2018 birthday savings so far=360.66
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 18th Oct 18, 10:23 PM
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    somerandom

    I'm off on holiday tomorrow for 12 nights so no more decluttering until I'm back.

    Packing and tidying today - a few bits decluttered:

    106&7 - 2 x dead vests
    108-111 - 4 items for the CS
    112 - wheelie bin full of green waste
    Originally posted by somerandom
    Hi All - my first time back since I went on holiday in mid - September !! Life has been a whirlwind since I returned so haven't focussed on decluttering. Things have settled a bit so hopefully I can get back on track now.

    113. bikini bottoms - dead
    114. Cardigan - CS
    115. Anniversary gift to cousins (shamefully its been waiting since April
    116. Overpayment of TC repaid
    117. Gave up membership of a Steering Committee
    118. Book to friend
    119 & 120 - 2 X jumpers - CS
    121, skirt CS
    122. cardigan
    123-127. 5 x pairs of jeans - CS
    Last edited by somerandom; 20-10-2018 at 8:44 AM.
    No Clutter to be seen 2018
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 19th Oct 18, 11:07 PM
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    somerandom
    128.dead sunglasses
    129.ornament to CS
    130. dead fan
    No Clutter to be seen 2018
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