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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 5th Nov 18, 10:05 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 DONE & PUT AWAY WITHIN AN HOUR OF FINISHING DINNER

    Where art thou fellow declutterers?

    Today DH did a bit more work tidying the garage. DSis went out shopping.
    I went into town to run a few errands which took way longer than I expected. The only other things I have done is start writing my Christmas cards & sorted a box - resulted in a bit of shredding & relocation of a couple of summer hats to the shed
    Dinner was fried eggs, bacon, mushrooms & lo mash with oven chips - simple but scrummilicious

    Re my three mantras: aired & made bed; washed up as per 3. above; filled coffee, sugar & tea bag jars & sugar bowl; worktops washed down; general tidying

    Numbers as follows:

    C1734 - C1740 Non recyclable - 4 plastic bags, plastic packaging, 2 plastic trays & packaging - binned
    C1741 - C1750 Three lots of cardboard packaging, newspaper, 2 cardboard boxes dismantled, paper packaging, broken paper sack, egg carton, leaflets - recycled
    C1751 - C1754 Three tin cans, empty plastic soap dispenser - rinsed & recycled
    C1755 - C1756 From garage - 2 broken plastic tool boxes - binned

    Keep up the good work my fellow declutterers

    MrsSD
    C1756/C2018
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 6th Nov 18, 12:53 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Hi Mrs SD, painting and shifting stuff around is going well but nothing has been culled yet. There is some stuff I want to get at but canít reach that shelf as everything is jammed in. Soon things will start leaving again. Ooh I gorgot, OH got rid of a learn a language cassette pack so thatís one thing that left.

    Happy decluttering everyone!
    Save 12K in 2018 #12 - £8,725/£12,000 72.7%
    Cutting Down Alcohol: November 0/10 October 5/10 September 15/10
    2018 73/150 48.6% (2017:106|2016:83)
    2018 No clutter to be seen - 162/630 25.7%
    • MadamMim2013
    • By MadamMim2013 6th Nov 18, 10:30 AM
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    MadamMim2013
    Hi MrsSD, love reading this thread, gives me real motivation.
    Not the best of starts yesterday, trailed around various opticians looking for assistance for my Ma who is suffering with her eyes (she has various long term health issues) no appointments with any ACES clinics, so ended up in A&E being told she may have glucoma not great..
    Still, we did managed to drop a bag of clothes to the homeless shelter and one to the charity shop. Also decluttered takeout pizza as all were too tired to contimplate cooking, a rare treat so very much enjoyed.
    Am decluttering various lists (into one, or two) while the electrician replaces my outside and kitchen lights..
    More appointments tomorrow for my Ma, so not sure what else will get done!

    Keep up the good work all
    Living life happily! Debt Free date: 06/2018!!!
    Jan-Oct 73 Nov GC £116.73/£300
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    • Happy Kitties
    • By Happy Kitties 6th Nov 18, 12:59 PM
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    Happy Kitties
    DD is home and has brought clutter with her

    Have popped a couple of items on eBay and the rest is going to the charity shop. She did bring back her single bedding from last year but this will be used as it fits the single bedroom decor really well, it has saved me buying a spare set otherwise it would have been off to the charity shop aswell.

    It does give me the chance when I have 5 minutes spare to sort out any bedding in the airing cupboard that is not used. When the spare bedroom was decorated that bedding went to the charity shop but will really have a sort through. Anything not used is going!

    Other than that with DD being home I've not had time to declutter, have been out doing Christmas prep which DD absolutely loves and DD has checked the clothes going to recycling so when they are done that will be another 10 items out of the house
    2017 birthday savings shopping frugally = 481.15:money. 2018 birthday savings so far=360.66
    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 6th Nov 18, 9:14 PM
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    Rootle
    42/52 - an old homemade ornament into the bin (this has been on my list for a while but it took a bit of convincing)
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 7th Nov 18, 12:17 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 DONE & PUT AWAY WITHIN AN HOUR OF FINISHING DINNER

    DSis took DH shopping today. DH did a bit more garage tidying & checked the brakes on his motorbike. DSis has wrapped all her Christmas presents for her trip to France.
    Today I have written a menu plan, visited the P.O. to post sewing machine manual to DHís niece & buy postage stamps for all the Christmas cards, done a small sm shop, sorted some personal paperwork, finished writing my Christmas cards & cooked dinner - oven cooked pork loin steaks, boiled potatoes & cabbage - absolutely delicious Have also peeled & cooked the apples for a crumble.

    Re my three mantras: aired & made bed; washed up as per 3. above; filled sugar bowl; worktops washed down; general tidying

    Numbers as follows:

    C1757 - C1764 Non recyclable - 4 plastic bags, plastic packaging, plastic tray & packaging, plastic pot & lid, plastic tub & lid - binned
    C1765 - C1771 Two lots of cardboard packaging, newspaper, cardboard box dismantled, leaflets, 2 toilet roll tubes - recycled
    C1772 - C1776 Three tin cans, 2 milk cartons - rinsed & recycled
    C1777 - C1778 Pack of 10 Christmas cards, 4 biros - CS bag

    Keep up the good work my fellow declutterers

    MrsSD
    C1778/C2018
    • Happy Kitties
    • By Happy Kitties 7th Nov 18, 5:06 PM
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    Happy Kitties
    I am so blooming tired today, had an incredibly busy day yesterday and i am feeeling it today. However i did manage

    *371 ink cartridges-recycling point

    Some items have bids on them on eb@y. Some will be a neutral ship out due to DD bringing them in and others will be a positive ship out to add to my total.

    Getting there slowly
    2017 birthday savings shopping frugally = 481.15:money. 2018 birthday savings so far=360.66
    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 8th Nov 18, 1:14 PM
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    Rootle
    43/52 - 6 more dvds to appropriate CS recycling bin. Getting there?!
    • edwink
    • By edwink 9th Nov 18, 5:39 PM
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    edwink
    Not much going out for me as still struggling with this blooming virus.

    1 harvest floral type arrangement in small wicker basket. Kindling to light stove. Really had seen better days
    2 Jam jars kept for something REC
    1 Pen run out of ink BIN
    1 Hair sample sachet USED

    That's 5 for me this week but can't remember my last total. Will find it and add this 5 next time.

    Edwink
    Last edited by edwink; 09-11-2018 at 5:47 PM.
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    6 ducks ~ 3 hens ~ 1 handsome Cockerel
    2000ltr Rainwater harvesting system for loo flushing Hybrid Toyota Auris car

    Hens & ducks chat thread
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 10th Nov 18, 3:51 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    1121 - Edwink no sunbathing as it is dark & raining
    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 10th Nov 18, 4:22 PM
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    Rootle
    44/52 - a gift bag recycled to deliver a gift (and a pair of broken earrings and a dud pair of socks binned)
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 10th Nov 18, 5:50 PM
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    craftingmad
    I know I'm late to the party but please may I join in. My house is FULL of CLUTTER so although I probabbly won't be able to get rid of 2018 by the end of this year I am going to have a really good try.
    I started on the kitchen today (and also a quick sweep pf my bedroom this morning) and I've managed to get rid of 87 things already
    Lots of old tubs where I can't find the lids, an old cookie cutter which was so out of shape I can't even remember what it was supposed to be, medicines which were out of date and so much more.
    I even sold two sets of books I'd bought for my son as Christmas presents years ago and totally forgotten about. That netted me £13 towards my savings fund.
    I've decided that every penny I raise selling my decluttered items I can put towards pretty decorations for our home (but not until it is fully decluttered - you never know what I might find to decorate with)

    Total items decluttered 87/337 Decorating Fund £13
    Last edited by craftingmad; 10-11-2018 at 6:51 PM.
    Mortgage - £125k £32k £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
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    No Craft Spending in July 30/31 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 346/700

    1% club member 17 & 18 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £238.71/£4000 5.5%
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 11th Nov 18, 9:01 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Welcome to the thread CraftingMad, what an amazing start. With 50 days to the end of the year we are going to be a lot better off than waiting till the New Year.

    18 for me, as I can finally start sorting through all the books after decorating. 3 to recycling the rest to the charity shop.

    Up to 162/630 gone now.

    Happy decluttering everyone!
    Save 12K in 2018 #12 - £8,725/£12,000 72.7%
    Cutting Down Alcohol: November 0/10 October 5/10 September 15/10
    2018 73/150 48.6% (2017:106|2016:83)
    2018 No clutter to be seen - 162/630 25.7%
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 11th Nov 18, 9:03 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    PS Get well soon Edwink!
    Save 12K in 2018 #12 - £8,725/£12,000 72.7%
    Cutting Down Alcohol: November 0/10 October 5/10 September 15/10
    2018 73/150 48.6% (2017:106|2016:83)
    2018 No clutter to be seen - 162/630 25.7%
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 11th Nov 18, 11:19 AM
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    craftingmad
    Tackled the downstairs bathroom today and threw out lots of bits and bobs (including several empty shower gel, shampoo and conditioner bottles - got to love teenagers!). I actually lost count of how many items I got rid off but it was at least 15 so I'm declaring a further 15 items towards my total.

    That takes me to 100 items decluttered in 2 days. I'm so proud of myself.

    So totals so far are : Declutttered items 100/334 Decorating pot from selling decluttered items £13
    Mortgage - £125k £32k £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in July 30/31 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 346/700

    1% club member 17 & 18 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £238.71/£4000 5.5%
    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 11th Nov 18, 5:14 PM
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    Rootle
    45/52 - a pile of papers (over and above my general sorting) shredded, recycled or filed.
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 11th Nov 18, 6:22 PM
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    craftingmad
    I'm on a roll, I've started decluttering my hallway today and managed to get rid of 28 items ranging from old candy canes and sweet to a broken wicker basket and loads more in between. I also gave a brand new kids colouring book and a light up santa wand (don't ask - I don't have a clue why I had it either!) to my next door neighbour for my little godson x

    Nowhere near finished my hall yet but I've had to stop for today as the kids are starving and need their dinner!

    So my total now stands at:-

    Decluttered 128/334
    Decorating fund from selling decluttered items £13
    Mortgage - £125k £32k £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in July 30/31 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 346/700

    1% club member 17 & 18 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £238.71/£4000 5.5%
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 11th Nov 18, 8:48 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 DONE & PUT AWAY WITHIN AN HOUR OF FINISHING DINNER

    Welcome to our merry band of declutterers and Well done craftingmad - a great start & I am sure one of our more technically minded posters will start a 2019 decluttering thread

    I have been rather remiss in posting on any thread apart from a new one called ĎLetís Get Motivatedí - you list the tasks you want to complete on a specific day, then report back on your successes or lack thereof Minimal decluttering apart from the day to day stuff since Wednesday but have been cleaning (incl. scrubbing cloakroom sink & loo + kitchen sinks & drainer) & tidying, making soup, washing bed linen, composting DSisís birthday flowers, filling squirrel feeder, feeding our friendly neighbourhood fox, sorting paperwork & today I re-brined the olives from my tree
    Currently on my own as DH guided DSis back to the old French property. He is returning on Friday on the motorbike but DSis is staying for a while (with family friends) - visiting her son & other family friends. She will be leaving the car & returning by plane. Surprising how tidy the house stays when there is just me

    Re my three mantras Wednesday to Sunday: aired & made bed; washed up as per 3. above; filled sugar bowl + coffee, teabags & sugar jars; toilet handle tightened; mattress rotated; shredding; worktops washed down; general tidying

    Numbers as follows:

    C1779 - C1801 Non recyclable - 10 plastic bags, 2 lots of plastic packaging, 2 plastic trays & packaging, 4 plastic pots & lids, broken coat hanger, uu sponge scourer, 2 lots of plastic netting, rubber glove - binned
    C1802 - C1826 Five lots of cardboard packaging, 5 newspapers, 3 cardboard boxes dismantled, 3 sets of leaflets, 6 magazines read, 2 torn paper bags, bag of recycling from DH - recycled
    C1827 - C1838 Five drinks cans, 3 milk cartons, 2 Food tins & lids, glass wine bottle, glass bottle - rinsed & recycled
    C1839 Glass jar & lid rinsed & kept

    Keep up the good work my fellow declutterers

    MrsSD
    C1839/C2018
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 12th Nov 18, 12:22 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    C1840 Unlined note pad in a silver plated hinged cover - newly polished - to CS

    MrsSD
    C1840/C2018
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 12th Nov 18, 10:18 AM
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    craftingmad
    Good morning fellow declutterers,
    A quick check in from me today as I really must get to work (I'm self employed so can pick my hours but have a stack of orders I have to get made and posted today).
    I'm continuing with my hallway and can declare a further 30 items towards my decluttered total. These include old wrapping paper pieces (from god knows how many years ago), a Benidorm keyring (I've never even been) and out of date chocolate eggs (breaks my heart but BB Jan 2014 so I thought I better not chance eating them!).

    I've also listed a Christmas stocking and calendar (both enormous so would cost a fortune to fill!), silicone cake moulds and a kids first football set on facebook selling pages so hopefully I may be able to add bit more to the decorating fund soon too.


    So my current totals stand at:-

    Decluttered items 158/334
    Decorating fund from decluttered items £13
    Mortgage - £125k £32k £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in July 30/31 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 346/700

    1% club member 17 & 18 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £238.71/£4000 5.5%
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