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#106 Hedgehog

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 15:49

I'm getting nowhere with the decluttering.  Needs a new plan. I'm bogged down making flower girl dresses for daughter's wedding.  They need to be nearly finished (ie only hem and some trimming left by 30th Oct when they are to be tried on said girlies).

New plan is think of a number:  5 (for example) and by the end of the day, I must have cleared 5 items from a particular room. Of course, it'll be easy to start with, but then get harder as time goes by. However, I'll be nearer getting the dresses finished so I should be able to spend more time decluttering.

I'm too old for this "prioritising" lark!  :rolleyes:


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#107 corenfa

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 15:54

5 boxes of electronic clutter to go to Currys tomorrow. (Unrelated to above post! It's just the number of boxes I have)
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Posted 17 October 2021 - 17:28

Hedgehog - Could you set up a 'rule' whereby if an item hasn't been used in n months it has to justify its existence or go? Don't try that on the Christmas decorations though... :lol:


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 09:31

I'm getting nowhere with the decluttering. Needs a new plan. I'm bogged down making flower girl dresses for daughter's wedding. They need to be nearly finished (ie only hem and some trimming left by 30th Oct when they are to be tried on said girlies).
New plan is think of a number: 5 (for example) and by the end of the day, I must have cleared 5 items from a particular room. Of course, it'll be easy to start with, but then get harder as time goes by. However, I'll be nearer getting the dresses finished so I should be able to spend more time decluttering.
I'm too old for this "prioritising" lark! :rolleyes:


That's a genius idea! I am putting it into practice starting from today.
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Posted 18 October 2021 - 13:10

It has to leave the premises to count though - no churning! :)


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 13:37

I've just taken another car load to the charity shop and have a growing pile for the tip (we can't just drop in, you have to book and you can only book one slot a week -  even if you cancel it you have to wait a week for another slot). It feels so good!


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 14:06

:clap: Hurrah for tip and charity shop trips!  I have 2 people coming in the next couple of days who are going to take history and local history books (really not my thing). And a WW2 gas mask. I won't ask him what he wants that for! :lol:


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 15:20

My 5 boxes of dead electronics have gone. Now clearing out books and wardrobe... 


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 16:05

My excuse is that most of my clutter has to go to the garage until I have enough for it to be worth getting a lorry to take the lot to the tip. I can't do that until a hole in the garage roof is mended and so far no takers for the work!


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 17:24

Hmm. No decluttering has magically started yet. The best I managed was too mop the floor and put the Boy's boots on the shoe rack!
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Posted 18 October 2021 - 22:49

I managed to offload an electric omelette maker that I don't use by putting it on the local freebie website.   Feels good!

 

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 13:52

The 'post your clothes' bag from Oxfam finally arrived this week. Between that, Freegle, and another charity shop trip, the 'clothes/furniture to go' pile is pretty much gone. 


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Posted 20 October 2021 - 17:02

Just cleared out about 10 items.

Before you congratulate me, these were little make up containers, mostly eye-shadows with some still in.  I hadn't used them in years - some were older than my daughter (30 yrs old!!!).  Daughter and daughter-in-law-to-be are aghast that I still have the stuff buried at the back of the drawer.  Dark mutterings of bacteria infested make-up came from the pair of them.  :D


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Posted 20 October 2021 - 17:14

Surely all bacteria will have long died out if the stuff wasn't being used?
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Posted 20 October 2021 - 18:13

They're out on the town all dolled up! :)

 

Took another load to charity shop today - charity shop lady looked very stressed - stock room heading for a major landslide. Best give it a few weeks before I go back. :ninja:


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