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« Reply #4950 on: March 29, 2021, 02:58:06 PM »
@Cassie Have you considered hosting a MMM Social Event to round up local Mustachians to help you to toss things? You're a lovely voice on the forum and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who would gladly help you throw your ex-husband's things away ;-)

If the opportunity presents itself, I've always found burning things to be cathartic - and it doesn't need to be an insane torching of the house - just a few things can be fun too. Mad cackling does add to it though.

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« Reply #4951 on: March 29, 2021, 05:19:58 PM »
Sun Hat what a awesome idea! Unfortunately, he is still living here until the house closes on the 16th and wonít let anyone touch his junk.  This has cured me of ever living with someone again. I took the furniture that I came into the marriage with and we are splitting what we bought during the marriage. I own more of it than him. I only took half of the bedroom set even though itís all mine because I donít want it all.

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« Reply #4952 on: March 29, 2021, 07:14:03 PM »
Sold 2 big things today: my living room seating, and my beloved elliptical machine. 

I'm really happy the giant elliptical was successfully removed quickly after I listed it, so I don't have to worry about getting rid of it.  But it gave me a "now things are truly different" moment.

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« Reply #4953 on: March 29, 2021, 07:29:48 PM »
Passed on a pair of knitting needles to a friend who wanted a pair.

A friend gave me several books I've been reading. Two that I finished went to the little library. The rest will be passed on to another friend.

Got a free package of cereal at the grocery store on Sunday. Took it to the food pantry today so that I wasn't tempted.

Operation "Deal with the Mail Immediately" is going well. Important items are dealt with as soon as I get them, bills are paid immediately. Junk mail goes straight into the recycling, unless it has a return envelope that I can use to request to be removed from their mailing list.  No more sliding stacks of mail piled up on the desk.


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« Reply #4954 on: March 29, 2021, 10:38:22 PM »
Now, if anyone has any good ideas for making cat toys look less like a mess when they are strewn all over the floor, I am all ears.  We've got a pretty basket to put them away in, but cat toys that are put away aren't doing their job, they are only effective when they are strewn about. I guess I need to add them to the picture in my head.

I have cat. Cat has toys. Toys are part of the decor. In my case, the cat is only interested in a small number of the total toy basket, so what I've got strewn around isn't bad, but it used to be way worse. Anyone who has a problem with it isn't going to be at my house!

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« Reply #4955 on: March 29, 2021, 10:43:35 PM »
Read 3 books yesterday. Gave one to a neighbor with instructions NOT to give it back. The other 2 will be donated in some way as well.

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« Reply #4956 on: March 29, 2021, 11:41:11 PM »
Another declutter fail. The ultra-local thrift shop I wanted to donate a box of household goods to only takes donations Fridays and Saturdays. At least the box is in my car and no longer in the entry way. Will try again this weekend, I guess.

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« Reply #4957 on: March 30, 2021, 06:37:02 AM »
I have a decluttering - let's say "opportunity," that sounds optimistic.  My dad brought a few boxes of stuff for me when he came to visit my sister.  I haven't looked yet, but I think it's mostly books.

Not out of the house yet, but we've decided to donate my camping equipment - tent, sleeping bags, and sleeping pad.  I have come to the realization that we are not the type of people who camp anymore.  Hike yes, sleep on the ground, no.  So the bulky equipment can go to someone who will enjoy it.

I need to recommit to a serious declutter, as we have just decided to sell our house.  I'm sure despite our best efforts we've acquired plenty of stuff since we moved in two years ago, and that stuff needs to be pared down before we move again.  I especially want to focus on stuff that's been stored in the basement, which we haven't needed since moving in.  We'll probably have to downsize some of our furniture as well, sadly.

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« Reply #4958 on: March 30, 2021, 08:28:54 AM »
We've decided to sell our vacation house (in another state). I'm happy I make decluttering it a regular activity when we're there, but pretty nervous about how I'll get everything out of it during the sale transaction. I'm hoping we will sell it fully furnished. Fingers crossed.

As for our own house, I picked up a free book on our local Buy Nothing (bike mechanic repair book for my son) & it came with a bunch of other freebie books. Listed them all on eBay.

Lately a few older eBay listings (months old) have finally sold. My goal for today is to go through all of my listings, update, edit, decide if anything should be donated/listed on Buy Nothing, etc.

I went through my 14 y.o.'s closet, as he's had a recent growth spurt. None of his button up shirts fit, so those will be donated or sold.

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« Reply #4959 on: March 30, 2021, 08:37:06 AM »
I found a new owner for the greenhouse potting bench.  Have to wait until May 1 for him to come an get it but he is thrilled!

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« Reply #4960 on: March 30, 2021, 06:07:42 PM »
I sold a trunk that used to be my coffee table yesterday, threw out a number of books, listed two items on a buy/sell forum to give away for free and had a flurry of replies within a minute. Hopefully I'll have a rug, a shelf unit and a retro fireplace insert gone tomorrow evening.

This latest purge is comprised of things that I'm tired of hitting with the vacuum.  Next might have to be bakeware that insists on falling out of the cupboard. My stuff's on notice.

I recently watched a bland documentary on minimalism and liked a trick that one of the men tried - boxing up all of their possessions, taking items out of boxes when used, and then discarding everything that hadn't been used in 3 months. I might try something like that for my scruffy clothes in an effort to build a habit of dressing better with what I already have.

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« Reply #4961 on: March 30, 2021, 08:00:58 PM »
^^^^
I remember some fashion maven, I forget who, that said ďGet rid of half your clothes and youíll look twice as stylish.Ē

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« Reply #4962 on: March 30, 2021, 08:29:42 PM »
On the plus side of getting rid of the elliptical, today I threw away a god-knows-how-old pair of sneakers I used for indoor exercise only.  The sole was about to fall off of one of them, so I certainly got my money's worth.

Also threw away some empty boxes and magazines I tried to sell on eBay, but aren't worth donating and I'm certainly not moving with them (it's crazy what people will buy - I've sold some empty boxes, but not these).

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« Reply #4963 on: March 31, 2021, 08:40:28 AM »
I randomly was looking for an app that would buy DVDs and CDs.  Clicked on Decluttr and gave it a shot.  Uses the phone camera to scan the UPC code.  Expect on the order of 19 cents per item.  I have boxes of these things.  CDs, DVDs, games that nobody is using, which I know for sure because they were literally in a box in the basement.  I've made 2 passes so far for something like $16.  Many of these were from a friend whose husband passed away a couple years ago and my wife couldn't say no to her box of unwanted movies.  Probably 3/4 of those were accepted.  They take books as well and have something about taking phones.  I've been rounding up random disks that seem to be all over our house and matching them to the cases to get them in a box and out to UPS.  I'll probably do books next to see how that goes. 

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« Reply #4964 on: March 31, 2021, 08:47:30 AM »
@Car Jack - good to know about Decluttr. I'll check that out.

@Cassie - sending you good thoughts to get through this process as painlessly as possible. I'm guessing that once you are in your own space in the condo, it will feel like a vacation oasis.

I need to get rid of a bunch of outgrown kid clothes that I gathered up over the weekend. That's on the list for the next few days.

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« Reply #4965 on: March 31, 2021, 02:08:40 PM »
It's time for me to changeover my wardrobe from Summer to Autumn/Winter and I'll use this to review them and work out which ones no longer fit/flatter/thrill and then donate or upcycle.

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« Reply #4966 on: March 31, 2021, 04:08:32 PM »
Sold my coffee table today.

Also have a giant stack of mattresses and box springs at the curb for collection tomorrow!  I promise I wasn't hoarding mattresses - I have needed to replace mine for a while, but was holding off until I moved.  And the second one was in the guest room, and I'll no longer have a guest room (and it was also very old).  Good riddance!

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« Reply #4967 on: March 31, 2021, 11:09:12 PM »
Another declutter fail. The ultra-local thrift shop I wanted to donate a box of household goods to only takes donations Fridays and Saturdays. At least the box is in my car and no longer in the entry way. Will try again this weekend, I guess.

Well, since the day off the donation refusal, I found two more things to go along with everything else, so not unhappy about being turned away anymore.

Today sold a Brita pitcher and extra filters! April goal is to sell the 10 or so things that might fetch a few bucks, so this was a good start.

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« Reply #4968 on: April 01, 2021, 02:48:24 AM »
Decided to give away an Easyio yogurt maker that I hadn't used in a year via my local free FB page. I was a little hesitant as I have the room to store it, but thought it would be better for someone to actually use it now.
When the lovely woman came to pick it up I asked if she wanted some indoor plants that I had propagated and had no use for and she took them all. So my porch is less cluttered. Yay.

When I told a friend about the yogurt maker, she said she had 2, and if I ever wanted to make yogurt in the future I could have one. Life has a way of working out. I am a firm believer in the share economy amongst friends and neighbours!

Over the last month I have gotten into every single drawer, shelf and cupboard in my house and released probably 300 more items. It has freed up so much space in my brain and I am loving looking at empty drawers and shelves, and reaching for whatever cooking or cleaning implement, and not having to move items out of the way as everything is within easy reach. It is blissful.

I am not a big purchaser, and often instigate no- or low-buy months (thanks Reddit subgroup!) so these items are things I have held on to for a long time 'just in case'. As I ony have 1 child left at school I am heading into a different stage in my life and want to be mentally and physically free to prepare for new adventures next year, and make this year as stress-free and organisationally simple as possible. Plus I still want to have time to read all the books without that nagging feeling of 'I need to declutter, organise, clean stuff'. In order to be idle, I need to be efficient.

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« Reply #4969 on: April 01, 2021, 06:05:41 AM »
A woman contacted me online about a rug that I was giving away and said that she'd take the shelving unit listed too. I then offered her the fireplace insert that I had listed for sale (it had had no interest and I wanted it gone), and she accepted. She jokingly asked if I had a lamp to give away and I had a laugh because I did.

Guessing that she'd be game to take pretty much anything, I went through my cupboards and found one of my grandma's pretty table cloths that I never use and some teacups to add to the pile.  She seemed quite delighted when she came to pick it all up and I'm happy to have made our respective homes a bit prettier!

@NotJen Congratulations on getting rid of such big items! You'll certainly see the difference!

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« Reply #4970 on: April 02, 2021, 10:59:37 AM »
@Cassie , hugs to you and here's to your new ventures!

@Car Jack, thank you for the Decluttr information.  I look forward to addressing my stacks of CDs sometime soon.

Similar to @mspym, it's time to change out clothing from cold to warm weather items.  I look forward to purging items not worn the past 5 months.

Regarding wedding dresses mentioned on the prior page, years ago I sold mine via Craigslist, and to the delight of the buyer, I threw in the jewelry I'd purchased to go with it.  My first wedding ring was sold to a "We Buy Gold" outfit when experiencing a financial hardship during the recession.  The money received for it was insignificant, but I was glad to rid it from my life.
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« Reply #4971 on: April 02, 2021, 02:34:34 PM »
Wardrobe changeover done and it inspired Ofpym to find some shirts and books he is also happy to shed so now today's task is drop off the donations and get them out of the house. Also my friend is happy to take the food processor so that's another thing that can go.

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« Reply #4972 on: April 02, 2021, 07:45:24 PM »
@mspym that's great that your own decluttering efforts inspired Ofpym to let some stuff go too. So satisfying when that happens.

And congrats @lazycow on your huge progress this past month. 300 items! I agree with your sentiment that making space now creates space (mental and physical) later for new adventures and for truly enjoying your relaxation time.

As for myself, a while ago I accidentally ordered two rather than one copies of a book. The cost of each book was small, so I procrastinated with all these vague aspirational "I'll give the spare to a friend and we'll have a virtual book club!" type ideas, but today I got real that I wasn't going to do that (and if I did, I'd want to mutually pick a book with someone). I initiated the return process for the spare, and sent it off today for a refund.

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« Reply #4973 on: April 02, 2021, 09:55:02 PM »
Looking forward to the dump day in my township next weekend... Iíve never partaken before, but this is the year! Got a big pile Iím gathering in the basement for the trip over so we are good to go when the time comes.

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« Reply #4974 on: April 03, 2021, 02:47:17 AM »
I packed away the winter clothes today and took out the summer stuff. In the process, I filled a large bag with clothing to be donated. Then I cleaned out our storage room and filled two bags of trash. I also posted a few old toys online to give away.

Itís been a productive day.

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« Reply #4975 on: April 03, 2021, 08:00:49 AM »
I sold four pieces of crystal over the last week to the same buyer (FB) after realizing we never use anything like this, even when entertaining. It's great to have them out of the house, and into the hands of people who will enjoy them.

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« Reply #4976 on: April 03, 2021, 08:40:54 AM »
A question for you guys selling on Facebook Marketplace.

How can I sign up for a Facebook account with a maximum of privacy, just to sell stuff? 

I don't want people to come from everywhere and contact me  when they see I am 'on Facebook'.   

Thanks   


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« Reply #4977 on: April 03, 2021, 08:48:02 AM »
@slackmax - I'd use a profile picture that's not you (flower, plant, etc) & then not use your actual name for the FB registration. I haven't tried this myself, but assume it would work. (I have an actual FB profile that I don't use much.) Another option is to just dial the privacy settings all the way up, so other people can't see anything. Again, haven't played with this myself, but I know there are a variety of settings.

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« Reply #4978 on: April 03, 2021, 11:12:45 AM »
Gave away a couple of books, donating two bags of clothes, and sold two lawn chairs this morning ... but we also bought two more comfortable lawn chairs

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« Reply #4979 on: April 03, 2021, 02:45:26 PM »
Finally took two bags to goodwill that have been sitting in our spare room since...before the pandemic. (Don't have a car, so all goodwill trips involve public transit and get regularly procrastinated, even without pandemic-related closures.)

I also took the opportunity to deep clean the spare room, which felt just as good as decluttering. I guess I decluttered lots of dust?

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« Reply #4980 on: April 03, 2021, 05:03:17 PM »
My cat has a Facebook account.  I don't.  That was how I maintain my privacy.

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« Reply #4981 on: April 03, 2021, 06:06:35 PM »
Passed on a half dozen or so masks that don't fit me well to others who they might fit better.

Returned library books, but didn't pick up any more.

Passed on some cat treats that Mr. Kitty turned his nose up to, to a friend with multiple cats. Maybe one of hers will like them.

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« Reply #4982 on: April 04, 2021, 05:46:01 AM »
Decided to give up my camping gear - tent, two sleeping bags, and a sleeping pad.  Very bulky stuff to store, and I've reluctantly come to the conclusion that we're not camping people anymore.  Hiking yes, sleeping on the ground, no.  So the tent and such can go.  I brought it up to put in the donate pile, and my SIL spotted it and asked to have a few things.  I said of course, gets it out of the house faster and prevents her needing to buy one.

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« Reply #4983 on: April 04, 2021, 08:53:32 AM »
MaybeBabyMustache and Shadowmoss,

Thanks for your replies !  :)

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« Reply #4984 on: April 04, 2021, 09:56:48 AM »
Recycled a pound or two of old paper documentation from my IT days.

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« Reply #4985 on: April 04, 2021, 10:25:54 PM »
Gave away my hopefully last batch of boxes and packing material from moving.

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« Reply #4986 on: April 05, 2021, 01:10:17 PM »
@slackmax - I'd use a profile picture that's not you (flower, plant, etc) & then not use your actual name for the FB registration. I haven't tried this myself, but assume it would work. (I have an actual FB profile that I don't use much.) Another option is to just dial the privacy settings all the way up, so other people can't see anything. Again, haven't played with this myself, but I know there are a variety of settings.

I never got the chance to submit a picture of anything.

I went into Facebook, 'create new account', and entered name, email, password, birthday, and sex.

Did everything the right way (except my new alias, and new birthday, ha ha) and I kept getting a message 'error with registration information. Please try again' or something like that.  The email address I entered exists and is usable. The password is entered meets their criteria.

Of course the error message didn't tell me anything specific or useful, and didn't mention any specific field that was wrong.

Maybe Facebook doesn't want any more users, whether fake or real?

Spent an hour at 2 different computers, trying this and that. No dice.

Might be stuck with Craigslist !  lol. 

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« Reply #4987 on: April 05, 2021, 01:43:21 PM »
FWIW I wouldn't buy from someone with a faux facebook profile, especially if they had no friends.  It would read as sketchy and not worth my time.  Maybe it's different in larger metro areas. I live in a very small town and very rarely run across someone I don't have mutual friends with, I use that info to vet people a bit when buying on facebook marketplace.

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Trying to practice In & Out here.  I bought some replacement reusable straws for our water tumblers and made myself promptly toss the old straws. That lead me to donating some rarely used stainless straws as well.
 

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« Reply #4988 on: April 05, 2021, 08:05:05 PM »
FWIW I wouldn't buy from someone with a faux facebook profile, especially if they had no friends.  It would read as sketchy and not worth my time.  Maybe it's different in larger metro areas. I live in a very small town and very rarely run across someone I don't have mutual friends with, I use that info to vet people a bit when buying on facebook marketplace.

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Trying to practice In & Out here.  I bought some replacement reusable straws for our water tumblers and made myself promptly toss the old straws. That lead me to donating some rarely used stainless straws as well.

I intentionally hide my sales (there's an option on FB marketplace) from friends to avoid spamming them, & have never sold to anyone I know/or have friends who know. I live in the bay area I've never used mutual friends as a reference when buying/selling on FB

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« Reply #4989 on: April 05, 2021, 08:50:16 PM »
FWIW I wouldn't buy from someone with a faux facebook profile, especially if they had no friends.  It would read as sketchy and not worth my time.  Maybe it's different in larger metro areas. I live in a very small town and very rarely run across someone I don't have mutual friends with, I use that info to vet people a bit when buying on facebook marketplace.

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Trying to practice In & Out here.  I bought some replacement reusable straws for our water tumblers and made myself promptly toss the old straws. That lead me to donating some rarely used stainless straws as well.

I intentionally hide my sales (there's an option on FB marketplace) from friends to avoid spamming them, & have never sold to anyone I know/or have friends who know. I live in the bay area I've never used mutual friends as a reference when buying/selling on FB

I don't use Marketplace because the people are so flaky, I use Buy/Sell groups and unfortunately you can't hide from friends. Someone said to me once she's fascinated and thinks what on earth will she sell next? :/ That's when I was doing rubbish clearance and had some v weird stuff!

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« Reply #4990 on: April 05, 2021, 09:08:09 PM »
@Fresh Bread - that only happens when you & your friend are both in the same group, correct? I do see that in the Buy Nothing group, as a few friends are members. But, I've never had that happen in another resale group, as none of my friends are a part of it, and it's private.

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« Reply #4991 on: April 05, 2021, 09:12:32 PM »
@Fresh Bread - that only happens when you & your friend are both in the same group, correct? I do see that in the Buy Nothing group, as a few friends are members. But, I've never had that happen in another resale group, as none of my friends are a part of it, and it's private.

I think generally they are in the group, but I do see friends' sale posts in the UK sometimes (I'm in Australia) so that's weird! I did go through a period of selling wedding presents so hopefully they didn't see or weren't too upset :D

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« Reply #4992 on: April 06, 2021, 04:17:40 AM »
Gave away a big bag of clothes.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4993 on: April 06, 2021, 05:44:05 AM »
Had to file 2 sheets of paper. When taking the files from the cabinet, went through the files and could throw away multiple documents. 2 sheets in - 50 (or so) out..... This was a good one. I think I will do more of those exercises when I need to file and it only took 5 minutes!

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4994 on: April 06, 2021, 11:24:40 AM »
To avoid deciding what to declutter today, I cleaned some grimy corners on the kitchen cabinets and bathroom door.

To do so, I used a few drops of the Murphy's Oil Soap gallon jug that is almost empty, and cracked on the bottom. And some water. 

Since I was having so much fun avoiding clutter decisions, I also drained the remaining oil soap out of the gallon jug into a small jar I got out of my box-o-jars box which I created a month ago.   

Now I can declutter the big ugly empty gallon jug ! 

And I have clean cabinets and a clean door.

Two-for-one special. Whoot.

As a bonus, I'm going to take over a bag of stuff I already decided about, to the Salvation Army.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4995 on: April 06, 2021, 02:10:57 PM »
Filled two paper bags with kids clothing, knocked on neighbours door and asked if she wanted to take a look for her grandchildren, she was very happy. I warned her some was quite worn and she could just put anything they didn't want outside my door and I will deal with it. But some was also very nice, like kids jeans in very good condition and some play/dress up clothing they may like.
This is amazing - I have a private drop off place for kids clothing just a few metres away :-). Since I have two growing boys, this is the main category I can get rid off, and I know she is happy I when ask (she is also very clear if there is anything they don't want or don't need so that feels really good).

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4996 on: April 06, 2021, 07:17:24 PM »
@Car Jack - used Decluttr today, & I liked it. I was able to add an old iPod, to hit the minimum & the tech requirement, but I'm not sure I have other tech to add. Maybe this will lead to creativity & additional decluttering. :-)

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4997 on: April 06, 2021, 10:59:01 PM »
Found 3 more things to go to the thrift shop! I thought last week's trip was the last. Apparently not.

Two fit in my trunk, but that is now full. The third will sit in the house until the day of drop off.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4998 on: April 07, 2021, 04:26:51 AM »
Using up some toiletries this week!  Toiletries are my weakness. My linen closet where the majority of my toiletries reside has been temporarily fixed.  Bifold doors are annoying, I need to remember this for future residences.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4999 on: April 07, 2021, 07:26:50 AM »
Down to the last few unwanted items in the house. I have now been through every room and every shelf, cupboard, cabinet and drawer. This is the culmination of over 10 years of gradual decluttering. It feels bloody fantastic!

- 2 water glasses we don't use
- planter pot in a violent shade of yellow (all my indoor planter pots are wicker, or white)
- wooden photo frame, all to the local op shop

- pair of daughter's shorts to textile recycling, as they had a broken zip and were too big for her

- 2 old towels,  donated to local vet's

The next stage will be attacking the big garden. Lots of underperforming plants and weeds to get rid of. I need to think about how to streamline the actual work in the garden so I can spend more time relaxing and enjoying it.