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Re: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter!
« Reply #4400 on: January 22, 2017, 12:58:39 PM »
Great work everyone. You might not see a big difference straight away but I think the next time you are looking for something you will be so glad.

On Wednesday I read a news story about this UCLA study http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/trouble-in-paradise-new-ucla-book, which led to watching videos on YouTube of Marie Kondo implementing her method in New York apartments, which led to a huge clothing cull.

I didn't think there would be much to get rid of as I'm not a big shopper and donate as I go but I managed to fill three bags. Got rid of most of the office wear purchased for a contract role last year (thrifted, can easily rebuy similar if I decide to change jobs again in future), hand me downs from friends that didn't quite work and a few items that don't flatter at my current weight. Also decided to part with a black coat that is lovely but attracts fluff and hair so I always feel dirty. Life is to short to lint roller your coat multiple times daily.

Had been using a scarf hanger to store my (many, much loved and worn) scarves but it just wasn't working so rearranged my draws and folded them instead. I'm not a huge fan of the Kondo folding in general (who has the time?) but it looks and works so much better, I wish I had done it earlier.

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« Reply #4401 on: January 22, 2017, 02:04:02 PM »
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« Reply #4402 on: January 22, 2017, 04:59:30 PM »
On a whim, I looked up and tried the Kondo folding on my laundry yesterday, and I think I'm converted. It's space-saving and easier to find things. I'm sure my version was a little less exact than hers, but it worked.

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« Reply #4403 on: January 22, 2017, 07:34:07 PM »
I was able to volunteer to house some records at my school since my file cabinets are getting emptier and emptier. I may be able to get rid of a work file cabinet by the end of the year (people are always scrambling for them), freeing up some valuable space in my middle room. I no longer keep anything in bins; everything is in a file drawer or on a shelf (or on my desk, which is still a mess, but I'm getting to that soon!). I have a table and two large awesome teacher desks in my classroom. I'd like to move one of my desks to the middle room and rearrange some things to allow more room for the Chromebook cart that's a fairly new addition and really doesn't fit.

At home I need to do some more culling in the one file drawer in my office for financial records. I had a Cingular contract in there. How many years ago did that company disappear?

Things are going well.

Cingular bought AT&T Wireless in 2004...

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« Reply #4404 on: January 22, 2017, 08:32:58 PM »
I was able to volunteer to house some records at my school since my file cabinets are getting emptier and emptier. I may be able to get rid of a work file cabinet by the end of the year (people are always scrambling for them), freeing up some valuable space in my middle room. I no longer keep anything in bins; everything is in a file drawer or on a shelf (or on my desk, which is still a mess, but I'm getting to that soon!). I have a table and two large awesome teacher desks in my classroom. I'd like to move one of my desks to the middle room and rearrange some things to allow more room for the Chromebook cart that's a fairly new addition and really doesn't fit.

At home I need to do some more culling in the one file drawer in my office for financial records. I had a Cingular contract in there. How many years ago did that company disappear?

Things are going well.

Cingular bought AT&T Wireless in 2004...

Leading to the Colbert report:

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/colberts-take-on-att/955486/

Goddamit. I know we still have our original Houston Cellular contract. With unlimited data for $4.99/month.

They became Cingular in 2001.
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« Reply #4405 on: January 23, 2017, 08:36:17 AM »
On a whim, I looked up and tried the Kondo folding on my laundry yesterday, and I think I'm converted. It's space-saving and easier to find things. I'm sure my version was a little less exact than hers, but it worked.

Right now I'm in the middle of shredding some bad writing. I'm taking on the emotional boxes little by little.

I was super annoyed when my husband "made" me start folding everything the way the air force required it. But a lot of it makes a ton of sense. Storing shirts vertically instead of stacked in piles makes a ton of sense, as does socks. After about 8 years I said "screw it" to folding my underwear though. I just wear whichever ones I pick out, so it doesn't matter if I can easily see them. His still get folded.  And we still stack shorts/pants, but those are on shelves so it's easy to see.

It's pretty similar to Kondo, though the socks I do differently (just fold in half). 


Haven't reduced the 'stuff' in the house much lately. I need to drop another box at Goodwill, but feel like I should list some of it to buy nothing group since I've gotten a few things from there.

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« Reply #4406 on: January 23, 2017, 10:11:49 AM »
I was skeptical about the Kondo folding method, but now that I've been doing it for a couple months I am completely converted. So far I've only done it with my clothes, but I love it!

I had an exceedingly productive day yesterday, as far as decluttering goes. We pulled out ALL of the DVDs and video games, matched up discs to cases, and weeded them out. We eliminated 68 discs in total, and now everything that is remaining fits neatly in the cupboards of the entertainment center instead of spilling over to other places.

And then, in the afternoon, my five year old daughter went to her best friend's house for her birthday, and was gone for several hours. I pulled out all the old tubs/boxes/bags of clothes that don't fit anymore. I can't do that when she's there because it turns into mayhem. I sorted them and put the nice stuff aside for my neighbor up the street and I am donating the rest. That's probably 6-8 bags/boxes of stuff gone. VVA is scheduled to pick up on Wednesday and I have 11 boxes/bags total, with everything itemized to go into It's Deductible for next year.

We still have a TON to eliminate in the house, but I feel like we made real progress this weekend.

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« Reply #4407 on: January 23, 2017, 02:22:53 PM »
Tossed so much on the weekend that I freed up two empty boxes.

One went into the recycling bin this morning, the other is being drafted into helping me declutter the utensil drawer.

We have a freebie table at work, so I brought in four books yesterday. All gone this morning.

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« Reply #4408 on: January 23, 2017, 02:50:23 PM »
Tossed so much on the weekend that I freed up two empty boxes.

One went into the recycling bin this morning, the other is being drafted into helping me declutter the utensil drawer.

We have a freebie table at work, so I brought in four books yesterday. All gone this morning.

This weekend I opened the tv cabinet with the hopes of organising into a games cupboard, and: duh duh DERRRR! There's another cluster of cables. Hubby is going to have to help as tv cables are beyond me. If the tv and playstation and apple tv are working, why do we need other cables?

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« Reply #4409 on: January 23, 2017, 04:29:19 PM »
My husband finally listed our old TV and a few devices we had at home. I also went through all the articles I had saved in the past four years and let 95% of them go. We are talking 1000s of articles I had saved in my reader. I'm glad to let them go (still have about 50 saved that I want to work through) since it removed a dead weight off my mind. I guess the best time for an article is when you see it. After that it starts diminishing in value and ends up languishing like all the physical clutter. Anyway glad to have them gone. Next up is tackling more digital clutter.

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« Reply #4410 on: January 23, 2017, 08:42:43 PM »
I have so much digital clutter it's unreal :( My first digital job is to sort out my email as I've got some POP accounts and multiple devices and it is a total shambles and adding to the clutter daily.

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« Reply #4411 on: January 24, 2017, 04:37:09 AM »
I have so much digital clutter it's unreal :( My first digital job is to sort out my email as I've got some POP accounts and multiple devices and it is a total shambles and adding to the clutter daily.

We may have more emails than we do dollars of net worth. Both are well into 6 figures.

It's a bit of an extended story, but information retained in my email archive very likely saved a child's life - so I am especially loath to dispose of everything wholesale.
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« Reply #4412 on: January 24, 2017, 05:21:43 AM »
I have so much digital clutter it's unreal :( My first digital job is to sort out my email as I've got some POP accounts and multiple devices and it is a total shambles and adding to the clutter daily.

We may have more emails than we do dollars of net worth. Both are well into 6 figures.

It's a bit of an extended story, but information retained in my email archive very likely saved a child's life - so I am especially loath to dispose of everything wholesale.

I, for one, would be fascinated to hear the story, if you would like to tell it.

I just moved all the old stuff into a folder called 'Archive'. Then I kept my inbox at zero going forward. Anything I have to act on stays in the inbox, once it's dealt with it gets filed.

I personally use a few simple folders, "Shopping and Bills", "Friends and Family", "Community Organisation" I volunteer with. But I believe research shows it will be just as quick to find something by filing everything in one folder once it's dealt with. Archive, Completed, Dealt With, whatever you want to call it.

I don't see a benefit to deleting everything if you have available storage space.

Oh, one other thing I do, I have a folder called 'Vouchers'. Whenever I get an offer (eg 10% of a hotel stay, free burger somewhere I actually go) I put it in that folder. Then when I need a hotel room, am meeting a friend for dinner, or want new socks or whatever, I check that folder first. I just delete stuff over a month old every so often, though I'm sure you could automate that part. It means less stuff I might not use sitting in the inbox, but I don't worry I'm 'throwing away' something useful.

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« Reply #4413 on: January 24, 2017, 08:03:47 AM »
I use the vouchers file as well.   Always looking for coupons!

Last weekend, we got a few more items to a resale shop and two boxes off to a charity.  Today is paperwork.  Going to reorganize some stuff and get ready for taxes. 

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« Reply #4414 on: January 24, 2017, 04:34:25 PM »
I struggle with the 'keep emails since Google offers unlimited storage' vs 'delete ones that are of no value (old newsletters, promo emails that I found interesting way back when, etc)'. But I want to make sure my email has only my personal emails and not promo mails, newsletters, etc.

I really like the idea of deleting everything that is more than a month old from promo folder. Will help with my email clutter.

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« Reply #4415 on: January 24, 2017, 09:33:17 PM »
Digital decluttering in the past week:

- Deleted 16,000 emails from my husband's work account (with his permission) (and that's just a drop in the bucket)
- Deleted more than 600 from my Gmail
- Deleted a couple of hundred photos from my phone

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« Reply #4416 on: January 24, 2017, 09:42:38 PM »
Digital decluttering in the past week:

- Deleted 16,000 emails from my husband's work account (with his permission) (and that's just a drop in the bucket)
- Deleted more than 600 from my Gmail
- Deleted a couple of hundred photos from my phone

So jealous right now.

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« Reply #4417 on: January 24, 2017, 10:29:57 PM »
Digital decluttering in the past week:

- Deleted 16,000 emails from my husband's work account (with his permission) (and that's just a drop in the bucket)
- Deleted more than 600 from my Gmail
- Deleted a couple of hundred photos from my phone

So jealous right now.

Don't be jealous, there is a LOT left for me to do.

It's one of those little jobs I can work through on my train home (apart from those days where I'm going cross-eyed from too much screen time).

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« Reply #4418 on: January 25, 2017, 03:21:51 AM »
Got rid of another bottle from the pantry - Gin this time. It's a public holiday tomorrow hence cocktail hour.

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« Reply #4419 on: January 25, 2017, 05:42:52 AM »
Got through two more tubes of moisturizer. Got half a dozen more to go. I just don't know why I have SO MUCH moisturizer in the first place. It's like they just breed :(

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« Reply #4420 on: January 25, 2017, 07:36:27 PM »
Just went through my jewellery box - the one full of sentimental pieces I never wear. Not sure if it's all the 'Kondo recaps' I'd just been reading online or that I'm getting married this year, but today I finally got rid of all the gifts from ex-boyfriends that are no longer my style but that I felt I should keep for the memories.

I also set aside some nice jewellery from when I was young - delicate chains, padlock bracelets, tiny rings etc - to offer to a friend's little girls.

Feeling good!

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« Reply #4421 on: January 25, 2017, 10:15:46 PM »
It's a public holiday here and from my house I can hear three parties going on, everyone is having fun. I'm a bit of a loser as I've been inside decluttering skin care, make up and jewelry! I've thrown out 2 x small carrier bags and I have a small box of odds and sods I'm about to list for free before they are thrown out.

I found we have four rolls of dental floss. Better get flossing.

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« Reply #4422 on: January 26, 2017, 01:08:19 AM »
Deleted 1006 more emails.

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« Reply #4423 on: January 26, 2017, 02:18:57 AM »
Another bottle gone from the drinks shelf - the Pimms. We sound like alcoholics. Tomorrow it's the second bottle of rum with a target on its back. We have limes, mint and fizzy water ready for mojitos.

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« Reply #4424 on: January 26, 2017, 02:26:57 AM »
Another bottle gone from the drinks shelf - the Pimms. We sound like alcoholics. Tomorrow it's the second bottle of rum with a target on its back. We have limes, mint and fizzy water ready for mojitos.

Drinking rum counts as decluttering?

Oh I am IN!

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« Reply #4425 on: January 26, 2017, 02:48:20 AM »
The best decluttering. You've got me pondering an after dinner drink....

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« Reply #4426 on: January 26, 2017, 03:08:02 AM »
Another bottle gone from the drinks shelf - the Pimms. We sound like alcoholics. Tomorrow it's the second bottle of rum with a target on its back. We have limes, mint and fizzy water ready for mojitos.

Drinking rum counts as decluttering?

Oh I am IN!

Of course it counts, I've made room in the pantry cupboard to store onions. They were previously kept in the fruit bowl!

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« Reply #4427 on: January 26, 2017, 03:09:54 AM »
Another bottle gone from the drinks shelf - the Pimms. We sound like alcoholics. Tomorrow it's the second bottle of rum with a target on its back. We have limes, mint and fizzy water ready for mojitos.

Drinking rum counts as decluttering?

Oh I am IN!

Woo hoo, party at Freshwater's house!

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« Reply #4428 on: January 26, 2017, 03:10:38 AM »
Another bottle gone from the drinks shelf - the Pimms. We sound like alcoholics. Tomorrow it's the second bottle of rum with a target on its back. We have limes, mint and fizzy water ready for mojitos.

Drinking rum counts as decluttering?

Oh I am IN!

Woo hoo, party at Freshwater's house!

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Re: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter!
« Reply #4429 on: January 26, 2017, 04:54:28 PM »
We moved a coffee table out of our lounge area to construct our new replacement bookcases. After a few days of it being out of the way, we realised we actually don't want a coffee table there. We'll use a tray if we need one, or really, we can see the TV from the dining table just fine! So we've gotten rid of it :) Moving items out of the way to see if you actually need them was a great exercise!

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« Reply #4430 on: January 26, 2017, 05:36:46 PM »
Deleted more than 500 emails.

Down to <5000 in Gmail.

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« Reply #4431 on: January 26, 2017, 06:02:34 PM »
I started going through my recipe file... 

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« Reply #4432 on: January 26, 2017, 06:26:59 PM »
Done with 10k+ articles I had saved. Working on giving away some of the old tech stuff we have at home that is no longer used.

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« Reply #4433 on: January 26, 2017, 09:40:07 PM »
Dropped six bags off at the op shop today. The guest room/retreat is so clean now, just in time as we are hosting friends from interstate next week.

Planning to knock off two bits of mending this afternoon while it's too hot to be in the garden, then clothes and accessories will be pretty much DONE.


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« Reply #4434 on: January 27, 2017, 02:50:47 AM »
Deleted more than 500 emails.

Down to <5000 in Gmail.

Hurry up and get to zero... I need to read something from you other than deleting emails!

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« Reply #4435 on: January 27, 2017, 03:20:58 AM »
Deleted more than 500 emails.

Down to <5000 in Gmail.

Hurry up and get to zero... I need to read something from you other than deleting emails!

Not my fault you went to work and left me home alone! :D Had to occupy myself somehow.

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« Reply #4436 on: January 27, 2017, 03:24:35 AM »
Deleted more than 500 emails.

Down to <5000 in Gmail.

Hurry up and get to zero... I need to read something from you other than deleting emails!

Not my fault you went to work and left me home alone! :D Had to occupy myself somehow.

Were you really the only person in Australia to take an annual leave day today when you were actually sick??

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« Reply #4437 on: January 27, 2017, 03:47:57 AM »
Deleted more than 500 emails.

Down to <5000 in Gmail.

Hurry up and get to zero... I need to read something from you other than deleting emails!

Not my fault you went to work and left me home alone! :D Had to occupy myself somehow.

Were you really the only person in Australia to take an annual leave day today when you were actually sick??
I, uh, will probably be taking an annual leave or unpaid leave day when I was actually sick. But that's partly because I have no sick leave (wait, maybe it reset with calendar year?) And also, it just feels wrong to take it as a sick day...

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« Reply #4438 on: January 27, 2017, 04:03:28 AM »
Deleted more than 500 emails.

Down to <5000 in Gmail.

Hurry up and get to zero... I need to read something from you other than deleting emails!

Not my fault you went to work and left me home alone! :D Had to occupy myself somehow.

Were you really the only person in Australia to take an annual leave day today when you were actually sick??

I've missed part of this story. Where MPGH was sick and where Marty went to live with her.

I threw out some bandages and other random first aid stuff today. Cleared off the dining table by finishing a project...and then dumped a whole load more stuff on it to sort through.

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« Reply #4439 on: January 27, 2017, 04:37:29 AM »
Deleted more than 500 emails.

Down to <5000 in Gmail.

Hurry up and get to zero... I need to read something from you other than deleting emails!

Not my fault you went to work and left me home alone! :D Had to occupy myself somehow.

Were you really the only person in Australia to take an annual leave day today when you were actually sick??

I've missed part of this story. Where MPGH was sick and where Marty went to live with her.

I threw out some bandages and other random first aid stuff today. Cleared off the dining table by finishing a project...and then dumped a whole load more stuff on it to sort through.

Hahaha... ahh we talk a fair bit offline. Sometimes we get mixed up between Facebook and here :)

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« Reply #4440 on: January 27, 2017, 12:55:17 PM »
Gave away yet MORE school supplies. I really wondering how much longer I can keep this up. Every time I think I can'5 possibly have more to spare.
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« Reply #4441 on: January 27, 2017, 04:12:16 PM »
Physical decluttering progress from this morning:

Three books, one DVD, a wine bag, pasta measurer thingy (never used), paper bunting, skewers, a course book, notebook, unused photo album, a set of sheets, a tablecloth and a cooler bag.

Confession time.

I just discovered that, for the first time, we replaced something simply because we couldn't find the original.

And it wasn't something small. It was a tripod!

We just assumed my husband had left it in a hotel room or on a trip somewhere because, well, he does things like that.

Nope, apparently it got put away under the spare bed when we moved. I just found it, but he had already replaced it. >.<

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Re: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter!
« Reply #4442 on: January 27, 2017, 04:57:32 PM »
Oops! Ours is also kept under the spare bed, must be the universal storage space for tripods.

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Re: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter!
« Reply #4443 on: January 27, 2017, 04:59:45 PM »
Oops! Ours is also kept under the spare bed, must be the universal storage space for tripods.
The space under spare beds is a great place to lose stuff. I couldn't even tell you what is under mine - no doubt valuable things that I just couldn't throw out.
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Re: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter!
« Reply #4444 on: January 27, 2017, 05:13:04 PM »
Oops! Ours is also kept under the spare bed, must be the universal storage space for tripods.
The space under spare beds is a great place to lose stuff. I couldn't even tell you what is under mine - no doubt valuable things that I just couldn't throw out.

I just did an audit: lots of dust, tripod, easel (never used), 2 beach chairs, a broken sander (forbidden to throw out), shoes that never get worn (ditto) and a broken hi-fi. I was just dragging the hi-fi out to get rid when DH told me I'm an addict. It's true, but...it's broken...?

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Re: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter!
« Reply #4445 on: January 27, 2017, 05:35:17 PM »
Listed two jackets for sale today on a Facebook group. Gathered up a bunch of odds & ends for a lady doing a craft project. I decided to give away my waffle maker, just have to give it a wipe down. Feeling a bit of reluctance despite not having used it for years as I used to make Sunday morning pancakes or waffles every week when my kids were little.

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« Reply #4446 on: January 27, 2017, 08:16:47 PM »
Went through the tv cabinet and have thrown out 3 x videotapes, don't even know what's on them but we don't have a video player. Went through the mysterious cables with hubby, still don't understand them but I have four for recycling. I've reorganised the CDs and DVDs to make a shelf for 'games' so that's a big win.

Bit early to celebrate though as I found and removed a big pile of CDs that have photos on - I have to figure out if they are on the computer and back them up somewhere before I can chuck them. We also have about 10 DVDs to watch and then they can go on FB.

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Re: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter!
« Reply #4447 on: January 28, 2017, 04:13:34 AM »
All the stuff from last week is gone ( 2 carloads.)
Working on the living rooms now.
Room 1 is done except I have to repot the big pot plant, and wrap the soap sitting "curing" on the coffee table.
Speaking of grog, I decluttered the large vintage port bottle collection on the sideboard. Sadly none was consumed in the act of decluttering. The recycling bin is full ( ahem its not ALL bottles I promise), and there's 3 boxes of recycling waiting for next fortnight's bin.
Collected up a box of candle making jars, washed a few. Chucked a few too dirty and hard to clean.
Filled a box with CDs, DVDs and videos. And chucked a big bag of un-named ones out.

Its not looking bad at all, just a few more things to do and it will be pristine. Whats more, there is empty space in the TV stand and another small wall cupboard.
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Re: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter!
« Reply #4448 on: January 28, 2017, 06:53:07 PM »
Tossed 57 more things, including a bunch of notebooks and some magazines.

I've also been using up some cleaning products I don't plan to replace.

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« Reply #4449 on: January 29, 2017, 02:46:58 AM »
Gave away a heap of things on Buy Nothing today. Feels so good!

Mr Happier painted an old hutch so that it will be visually pleasing to me, for use as nursery furniture. That turned clutter into furniture :-)