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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 - £20/£100 Target Weight Loss: 0/6
    2018 1%
    Club (#8) - 1%/100%
    Declutter 2018 in 2018 - 83/2018
    Joint Overdraft: £1,400/£1,500, Barclaycard (0%): £5,080.43/£5,197.37
    DH Overdraft: £1,800 Virgin CC (0%):£4,644.20/£3,857.70
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 11th Jan 18, 12:36 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi everyone,

    One double kitchen cupboard sorted, so

    96 Tiny glass pot recycled
    97 - 101 Glass Spice Jars to cs
    102 Small ceramic plate to cs
    103 - 143 Tin of cake decorating bits to great niece
    144 M&S Flour Sifter to great niece or cs

    145 - 146 Magazines read & recycled

    Now I am sitting down with a coffee & !!!8216;girding my loins!!!8217; for the !!!8216;assault!!!8217; on the bathroom

    To a clutter free 2018

    MrsSD
    146/2018
    Last edited by Mrs Salad Dodger; 11-01-2018 at 12:40 PM. Reason: Left off previous post
    • 2018saver
    • By 2018saver 11th Jan 18, 6:19 PM
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    2018saver
    Book and CD sold and posted
    153/2018
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 11th Jan 18, 6:43 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi everyone,

    One double kitchen cupboard sorted, so

    96 Tiny glass pot recycled
    97 - 101 Glass Spice Jars to cs
    102 Small ceramic plate to cs
    103 - 143 Tin of cake decorating bits to great niece
    144 M&S Flour Sifter to great niece or cs

    145 - 146 Magazines read & recycled

    Now I am sitting down with a coffee & !!!8216;girding my loins!!!8217; for the !!!8216;assault!!!8217; on the bathroom

    To a clutter free 2018

    MrsSD
    146/2018
    Originally posted by Mrs Salad Dodger
    Back again! assault on bathroom was successful. Fully cleaned - walls, tiles, woodwork, floor, sink, bath & loo. Cabinet & shelves sorted - have plenty of soap, shampoo & bath/shower gels.
    Will need loo roll, deodorant & toothpaste but not until next week at the earliest.

    147 Broken electric toothbrush binned
    148 Metal corner unit going to recycling centre

    The only thing left to do in the bathroom is a job for DH - finishing up the bath panel refitting.

    To a clutter free 2018

    Mrs SD
    148/2018
    Last edited by Mrs Salad Dodger; 11-01-2018 at 6:44 PM. Reason: Left out numbers
    • Bluegreen143
    • By Bluegreen143 11th Jan 18, 6:55 PM
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    Bluegreen143
    First two items today -

    1. Bag of ball pit balls (why on earth did I think these would add to my sonís life?!)
    2. Two childís clothes hangers
    Originally posted by Bluegreen143
    Started a charity shop bag, so the appropriate items are in there (otherwise recycled or binned):

    3. Another child's hanger and some bits of plastic packaging
    4. Big pile of cardboard gathered for recycling
    5. Pair of shoes sitting in a cupboard next to the bathroom had got spots of mould on
    6. Three plastic knitting needle sleeves
    7. A child's t-shirt
    8. Four small Christmas ornaments
    9. A toddler sized tie (this was a hand-me-down and I can't think when he will wear it as he doesn't own any shirts!
    10. A toddler melamine bowl (we have a full set of toddler crockery already)
    11. Three sets of straight knitting needles which were each my third set in those sizes - put aside to give to a friend who is learning to knit and requested them
    Married 1 March 2014 DS born 06/12/15

    Debts
    CC - £2,182.17/£2,182.17
    Family loan 1 - £1,680/£1,680
    Family loan 2 - £3,500/£5,000
    • Bluegreen143
    • By Bluegreen143 11th Jan 18, 6:58 PM
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    Bluegreen143
    Started a charity shop bag, so the appropriate items are in there (otherwise recycled or binned):

    3. Another child's hanger and some bits of plastic packaging
    4. Big pile of cardboard gathered for recycling
    5. Pair of shoes sitting in a cupboard next to the bathroom had got spots of mould on
    6. Three plastic knitting needle sleeves
    7. A child's t-shirt
    8. Four small Christmas ornaments
    9. A toddler sized tie (this was a hand-me-down and I can't think when he will wear it as he doesn't own any shirts!
    10. A toddler melamine bowl (we have a full set of toddler crockery already)
    11. Three sets of straight knitting needles which were each my third set in those sizes - put aside to give to a friend who is learning to knit and requested them
    Originally posted by Bluegreen143
    Oh! Not really decluttering, but I also sorted out some toys to give to my son's grandparents to keep there (at their request), so more space in my house and put away all his outgrown baby toys to go in the loft along with some clothes and bibs - so a more clutter-free living space, at least! (If a more cluttered loft )
    Married 1 March 2014 DS born 06/12/15

    Debts
    CC - £2,182.17/£2,182.17
    Family loan 1 - £1,680/£1,680
    Family loan 2 - £3,500/£5,000
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 12th Jan 18, 10:13 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    149 Six hole egg tray for fridge to cs
    150 - 151 Ice Trays
    152 Pottery Wall Hanging (Popeye Village) to cs
    153 - 154 Wooden Plate & Tealight Holder
    155 Box of 3 Juggling Balls to cs

    MrsSD
    155/2018
    Last edited by Mrs Salad Dodger; 12-01-2018 at 1:13 PM. Reason: Smiley faces not there so am removing
    • 2018saver
    • By 2018saver 12th Jan 18, 11:13 AM
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    2018saver
    A bit more of the garage done, about 25 bits into bin and recycling.
    178/2018
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 12th Jan 18, 2:45 PM
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    villagelife
    44-46 magazines read and given to DH for work.
    47 a few seed catalogues out in recycling
    48 drink cans in recycling from DS2 room.
    49-50 clothes thrown away as no good for charity shop or rags.

    Put some items on ebay
    • 2018saver
    • By 2018saver 12th Jan 18, 6:07 PM
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    2018saver
    Bag of clothes donated this afternoon
    186/2018
    • Igamogam
    • By Igamogam 13th Jan 18, 10:58 AM
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    Igamogam
    I plan this weekend, to tackle food cupboards, bathroom cupboard - large walk in affair that just attracts clutter - and office/study. Think I may have given myself too much to do and that RL might conspire and get in the way.........but anyway here goes......
    Be the change you want to see -with apologies to Gandhi
    In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death. ~Sam Llewelyn
    'On the internet no one knows you are a cat'
    • Rootle
    • By Rootle 13th Jan 18, 12:09 PM
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    Rootle
    Joining
    Hi,

    Hoping to join in with a very realistic goal! I'd like to set myself the challenge of getting rid of 1 thing per week! But it's the awkward lying around FOREVER items I want to work on so that will still be an achievement for me. This is also the first MSE thread I've joined so hope I've done it right and that others will be king.

    First on my list is an old replaced smoke detector which needs to go in a WEEE bin?! Been lying on the kitchen counter for nearly a year.
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 13th Jan 18, 12:20 PM
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    villagelife
    More done this morning.

    51 DS2 not returning his wellies so box in recyr. It's been hanging around since Christmas.

    52 box of supplies for DH work has gone to his work. The box has been in the hall since early December. He reckons he hadn't noticed it.

    53-54 2 bags of rubbish in the bin from DS2 room.

    55. Another bag of shredding done and in compost heap as is the contents of the compost bin/tub kept in the kitchen.

    A few more books sorted for the League of Friends shop but will count them when I take them.
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 13th Jan 18, 12:51 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi,

    Hoping to join in with a very realistic goal! I'd like to set myself the challenge of getting rid of 1 thing per week! But it's the awkward lying around FOREVER items I want to work on so that will still be an achievement for me. This is also the first MSE thread I've joined so hope I've done it right and that others will be king.

    First on my list is an old replaced smoke detector which needs to go in a WEEE bin?! Been lying on the kitchen counter for nearly a year.
    Originally posted by Rootle
    Welcome Rootle,

    Anything & everything decluttered is a win & realistic goals are the order of the day! Think of the sense of achievement when you meet your goal () plus if you get enthused & declutter a 2nd item do pat yourself on the back. By the same token, if RL (real life) gets in the way & nothing goes out DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP, just pop into the thread for some tlc & common sense solutions/ideas. Everyone here is lovely & very encouraging.
    Please do pop in & let us know your successes as it also acts as an encouragement to the rest of us! Keeping a running total will also act as an incentive e.g. when the smoke alarm is out of your life = 1/52

    MrsSD
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 13th Jan 18, 12:58 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Today!!!8217;s items:

    156 Ravioli making kit never used to cs
    157 Small cardboard box recycled
    158 Glass jar recycled

    MrsSD
    158/2018
    • Igamogam
    • By Igamogam 13th Jan 18, 1:17 PM
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    Igamogam
    Hi,

    Hoping to join in with a very realistic goal! I'd like to set myself the challenge of getting rid of 1 thing per week! But it's the awkward lying around FOREVER items I want to work on so that will still be an achievement for me. This is also the first MSE thread I've joined so hope I've done it right and that others will be king.

    First on my list is an old replaced smoke detector which needs to go in a WEEE bin?! Been lying on the kitchen counter for nearly a year.
    Originally posted by Rootle
    Local council tip/recycle centre best for those............and welcome aboard!
    Be the change you want to see -with apologies to Gandhi
    In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death. ~Sam Llewelyn
    'On the internet no one knows you are a cat'
    • adventureofmemories
    • By adventureofmemories 13th Jan 18, 1:21 PM
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    adventureofmemories
    I'd like to join
    We have so much clutter in our house especially after christmas,
    I want to be able to have a tidy home for easier and stress free living.

    I've only started the challenge today - found on a another website
    Debt to fiancee - £404.00 (left to pay) | Save £12,000 in 2018 - £371.90 all together|2,018 items in 2018 (8/2,018)
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 13th Jan 18, 2:34 PM
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    bit by bit
    2 more bags out. One to the charity shop full of ornaments and books and a bin liner full of card, loo rolls and plastics to the allotment.

    The other night I weeded a load of books for work. I am lucky that I work in a hospital and know where all the book sale places are.They are neither in a bag or out of the house yet so will list them when done.

    Lots of stuff going here, its very motivating for me top come here every day and check out what other people are doing, makes me want to chuck out more to keep up.
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in February 2021- 33 months to go.
    MFW 2018 #164 £539.80/£3200. Make 2018 in 2018 #30 £525.81/£2018
    Stash Busting 2018 1 projects as yet No Clutter to be Seen in 2018 Challenge: 27/52 bags of stuff plus 6 other items.
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 13th Jan 18, 4:00 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    159 Glass coffeejar washed & recycled

    MrsSD
    159/2018
    • adventureofmemories
    • By adventureofmemories 13th Jan 18, 5:11 PM
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    adventureofmemories
    Got rid of ;
    A old hair towel (I had a brand new one for christmas)
    An old baseball cap i never wear
    A scarf - I have a whole collection of them and was gifted 3 for christmas
    A pair of slippers - Again was gifted 3 pairs for christmas
    A mandala colouring book - its all bent and wrecked
    A bunch of papers
    The top of a laundry detergent bottle (where you pour the liquid to measure)
    A bunch of take-a-way sugars

    08/2,018
    Last edited by adventureofmemories; 13-01-2018 at 5:16 PM.
    Debt to fiancee - £404.00 (left to pay) | Save £12,000 in 2018 - £371.90 all together|2,018 items in 2018 (8/2,018)
    • 2018saver
    • By 2018saver 13th Jan 18, 6:02 PM
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    2018saver
    2 small broken toys in the bin and 2 items sold and posted
    190/2018
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