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Boogie

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Thank you both.

I'm not sure who would want them, some are old technical manuals - but maybe I could try ebay?

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Oxfam!

Not kidding, I went to see if they would take an old computing book on some out of date topic. They practically bit my hand off.

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Huia
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It's 7.30 am and Tracey (a.k.a Wonderwoman) should be around to help with the mess around 10,30. as long as her children are healthy. Thing is I've totally lost interest. I have a holiday as my reward for getting through it all, but at the monemt I can't even envisage reaching that point [Help]

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Forgot to say;

Boogie, I love Gwai's idea of sharing your father with the world, it sounds like he was a special person.

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quote:
Originally posted by Boogie:
Thank you both.

I'm not sure who would want them, some are old technical manuals - but maybe I could try ebay?

Photograph/scan the covers and submit them to Retronaut!

And then get rid of them on ebay/oxfam.

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Boogie

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What an interesting site!

I could certainly scan some of the photographs and put them on.

[Big Grin]

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Boogie--

There are also online libraries that you can submit books to. I think you can either scan them yourself, or send them snail-mail to scan. Don't remember particular sites. If you search on "book scanned text online" or some such, you should find them. Project Gutenberg is one example, but there are many more sites.

Also: are there any of the books that you particularly associate with your father? And/or have particularly good feelings about? You might pull those out and shelve them now. Then you know you have the most important ones safe. You can take your time with the rest.

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My closet excavation reached the floor! I swept and scrubbed the floor, and scrubbed the walls. While that's all thoroughly drying, I'm sorting, consolidating, or throwing out the erstwhile contents. Then I'll see how best to store what's left.

[Yipee]

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We've completely cleared our bedroom and painted all the walls. Now it's time to put most of the contents back and find the rest a new home - not easy as our house is hoarder central. But it would be good to be able to reclaim our lounge which is currently buried under bedroom furniture and contents.

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This is, I hope, going to inspire me to go through my wardrobe and get rid of the clothes that are now too big for me.

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Nenlet1 gets married next spring and she and I and three of the bridesmaids have spent a very happy day seeing dresses and getting the girls measured for theirs. [Smile]

However, it struck me during the course of our girly lunchtime conversation that on the wedding morning we're going to have a bride, bride's mother, bride's father, four bridesmaids, photographer and hairdresser in my house. [Eek!] Some incentive to continue Operation Declutter, I think. Alternatively I might just need another cup of tea. [Biased]

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quote:
Originally posted by Nenya:
Nenlet1 gets married next spring and she and I and three of the bridesmaids have spent a very happy day seeing dresses and getting the girls measured for theirs. [Smile]

However, it struck me during the course of our girly lunchtime conversation that on the wedding morning we're going to have a bride, bride's mother, bride's father, four bridesmaids, photographer and hairdresser in my house. [Eek!] Some incentive to continue Operation Declutter, I think. Alternatively I might just need another cup of tea. [Biased]

They will bring enough of their own wedding clutter to cover up anything that needs hiding!

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Huia
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Nenya - I don't suppose you could persuade her to elope?

Feeling a bit less negative today and all set to see if my helper arrives - she has had sick children so hasn't been here for a couple of weeks.

Huia

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quote:
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Feeling a bit less negative today and all set to see if my helper arrives - she has had sick children so hasn't been here for a couple of weeks.


Hope she arrived Huia [Votive]

For me, today's cupboard is a strange one. When I started the de-cluttering two years ago I put all ornaments, candles, nick-knacks, lovely carvings from holidays - the lot - in there. To be sorted when the worst of the de-cluttering was over.

That is now, and the time has come to sort out that cupboard.

Putting the special stuff on one side is easy. But the rest? Hmmmm ....

[Confused]

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We have several bits in our house that just need fronting, easily available here, to be converted into yet more cupboard space!

Is creating more storage space a good thing or a bad thing? Discuss.

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Is creating more storage space a good thing or a bad thing? Discuss.

It's a bad idea.

We allow nothing in the loft except Christmas decorations.

My wardrobe is small (1 metre hanging space) which forces me to keep my clothes sorted. When I can't shut the door and clothes are piled on top of the rails it's time to have a throwing out session!

[Big Grin]

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Wodders I tend to agree with Boogie - too much space and, unless you are very self disciplined and can persuade everyone else in your house to be, is lethal. Stuff expands to fit the space available.

Having said that, it is helpful if your storage space is large enough to have things neatly organised, rather than just shoved in, especially if they have reached a point where the cupboard self-unpacks when you open the door ( [Hot and Hormonal] , but I promise I'm getting better.)

Boogie, yes Tracey did come and we accomplished a fair bit. I think we are getting to the stage where I need to write a list of my priorities, because once something is done I have difficulty working out what the next place to be cleared will be.

Yesterday I cleared out one bathroom cupboard and today I'm just doing the wee cabinet because I need to do some baking.

Huia

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(One) mission accomplished. The latter-day Steptoe has just been with his van, and taken away 80kg of assorted clothes and fabrics. I am £40 to the good and can open the hall cupboard without bursting into tears.

That just leaves me with a few trillion books...

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Celtic knotweed that was brave. I usually only work with rewards.

Huia - it's something of a minimal incentive, since neither of my beloved parents are going to pass comment unless the kitchen/bathroom are a health hazard and/or the front room is inaccessible. It's more because I need some sort of target date that I can't change.

Of course, having set this date, we then went to Newbury Show on Saturday. So all my non-food shopping from that is on my side of the bedroom waiting to be found homes... [Roll Eyes] Think I may need to start tidying with that bit of the flat!

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You know where the spade is, dear, and the flower patch needs digging.

Bury it. All.

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Despite living very low on the financial totem pole, I've finally opted for a housekeeper. I can only pay her for 4 hours a week. she's a friend. and she's great.

So recently, she's shown up and rather than working around us, she has made us tackle big piles of backed-up crap. I finally got rid of all my clothes that I've shrunk out of (holy roomy closet, batman!) and the piles of paperwork waiting to be filed are down by at least 80 percent.

As much as I whine about not wanting to do it, I'm very glad she is making me do it!

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Comet I have found that bringing in another adult has helped me thimk things through more clearly. I try to think of it as an investment, and it is definitely paying off. It helps me use my low energy levels in a more directed way.

Firenze - Well done - I wish I could make a profit from my deckuttering.

So the task for today is to finish off sorting the bathroom and to clean it.

Huia

[ 21. September 2011, 19:14: Message edited by: Huia ]

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quote:
I'm not sure who would want them, some are old technical manuals - but maybe I could try ebay?
Hey Boogie, I second the 'Oxfam' suggestion - esp if you can get around to finding your nearest Oxfam specialist bookshop, who will catalogue the stuff by subject and sell it for (reasonably) proper money. I just bought the Oxford Companion to Philosophy and Wood's Practical Guide to Noise Control from ours - one for work and one for pleasure [Smile]

And being so sad, and into old technical tomes, I'd be happy to try to give you advice on the technical titles if you want to PM me...

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quote:
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Nenya - I don't suppose you could persuade her to elope?

We did suggest it - as indeed my dad did to us longer ago than I care to remember [Eek!] - but it didn't work in either case. [Biased]

I wouldn't change it really. I didn't have half as much fun planning my own wedding. [Yipee]

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Huia
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Nenya, the reason I mention it was that my father, on hearing the cost of a cousin's wedding, turned to me and said, "Feel free to elope."

I've had a break from the decluttering to do some baking - now back to it.

The task for today is to round up round up any dirty clothing and wash it, all clean clothing and find a place for it. The problem isn't the lack of space, the hanging space in my wardrobe is 2.14 metres(7 feet!), but my indecisiveness as to what goes where.

I know it's a personal choice, but I would welcome comments on hanging, as opposed to putting things in drawers. I dress fairly simply and don't have heaps of clothes anyway.

Huia

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I used to hang my clothes in colours. Then I started dressing gothy (everything was either black or purple) and sorted them according to types of clothing.

Now my wardrobe is a lot smaller by virtue of moving to the other side of the world and having my hanging space drop from 6 metres to about 1.5m. My system is also a lot simpler: I just put clothes away on the left hand side of the rail. So over time, they get filtered by frequency of use! I try and take clean clothes out of the right side of the rail, so I rotate my t-shirts fairly evenly.

Every few months or so, I look at the clothes on the right hand side, realise I haven't worn them for ages and decide if I want to keep or not.

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quote:
Originally posted by Huia:
I know it's a personal choice, but I would welcome comments on hanging, as opposed to putting things in drawers. I dress fairly simply and don't have heaps of clothes anyway.

I have two wardrobes. In one I hang all my skirts and the things that don't get worn that often like my smart winter cost or my jacket. In the other I hang all my blouses and shirts, arranged by colour, so that when I open my wardrobe it looks like a pretty rainbow.

I really don't have all that many clothes, so this system works for me, and I like that my wardrobe looks nice when I open the doors. My wool (large shelving system full) is also arranged by colours, as is my store of fabric (another large shelf). When I was 16 I worked as a volunteer at Oxfam for a bit and I rearranged all their rails while I was there so that it was all done by colours. I did the same when I worked briefly at a fabric shop, and the same today when I folded all the aprons at work, so clearly this is my thing.

[ 24. September 2011, 19:45: Message edited by: Little Miss Methodist ]

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Huia
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I like the sound of the rainbow effect LMM. It might also encouage me to branch out a bit with colours a bit. At the moment much of it is either purple or black - and I don't even have the excuse of being a goth [Big Grin] .

Sandra, the woman from Fletchers - the company who are overseeing the house repairs is "going to pop in next week" to see how I am going [Help] .

On the upside daylight saving has started here so I feel like working for longer.

Huia

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Hi Huia,

This blog has some ideas on organising your wardrobe - see the post and the links:

http://www.alreadypretty.com/2011/06/organize-your-wardrobe-hone-your-style.html

For myself, I'm not that organised... if I'm feeling keen I hang things by type i.e. dresses, skirts, trousers, tops, jackets. And I do switch my clothes around for winter and summer and store the off-season ones in another wardrobe or a suitcase under the bed.

It's quite fun digging out the summer clothes and finding things you've forgotten about. But I also often look at them and think - most of these need throwing out and now I've got nothing to wear!

Cheers,
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What an appalling blog! My idea of organising my wardrobe is to have the clothes in it, rather than on the back of a chair or on the floor. Are we really supposed to spend so much time pondering our outfits?
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I have most of my shirts in varying shades of white. Saves a lot of trouble, if you ask me.

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That blog post is like a communication from another planet!

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quote:
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That blog post is like a communication from another planet!

It is definitely a different planet to Planet Clutter. It's closer to Planet OCD, but there are happy mediums for us all! [Smile]
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by birdie:
That blog post is like a communication from another planet!

It is definitely a different planet to Planet Clutter. It's closer to Planet OCD, but there are happy mediums for us all! [Smile]
More Planet Who On Earth Has That Many Clothes Anyway?

And belts! She refers to belts, plural. I own one belt. It keeps my jeans up. When it falls apart I will discard it, and buy another. Who needs more than one belt?!

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And belts! She refers to belts, plural. I own one belt. It keeps my jeans up. When it falls apart I will discard it, and buy another. Who needs more than one belt?!

My little cousin who went off to South America a few weeks ago - that's who! She took 7 belts with her. I couldn't quite work out why she needed to many. Probably to match the gazillion outfits she had with her. [Disappointed]

Auntie Doris x

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Who needs more than one belt?!

Surely you need one brown and one black!

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From that organising blog:
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I cannot TELL you how many times my outfits have been sparked by a scarf, belt, or shoe.

Just one shoe? [Confused]

I'm feeling quite virtuous today; I cleared a load of junk that's been cluttering up the den for Far Too Long and have even made plans for taking unwanted books to the church sale (although they'll probably be replaced by other ones ...) [Frown]

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quote:
Originally posted by Polly Plummer:
What an appalling blog! My idea of organising my wardrobe is to have the clothes in it, rather than on the back of a chair or on the floor. Are we really supposed to spend so much time pondering our outfits?

You don't spend time pondering your outfits???? [Disappointed]

Actually my pondering in the morning is along the lines of, "Where the hell is my other shoe?" or "I know I saw a clean bra somewhere ,

Apart from winter hats and neckwarmers, (knitted for me by a very kind and skilled Shipmate [Angel] ) I don't have accessories. My keys etc are tied to my backpack, so no handbag either.

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Originally posted by birdie:
Who needs more than one belt?!

My son, he has at least 10 - and they are the only thing which hang in his wardrobe. All his clothes, clean and not clean, live on the big shelf that is the floor!

Well - my wardrobe may be small, but it's very cluttered just now. Clothes are piled everywhere - on the floor, on top of the rails ...

Maybe I'd better make it my next hot-spot for decluttering!

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Huia, warm hats and mittens and scarves etc are not accessories, but necessities. A swish piece of chiffon tied nonchalantly to your already extra smart handbag as a French women might do is an accessory.

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quote:
Originally posted by Boogie:
quote:
Originally posted by birdie:
Who needs more than one belt?!

My son, he has at least 10 - and they are the only thing which hang in his wardrobe. All his clothes, clean and not clean, live on the big shelf that is the floor!

So your son has a floordrobe [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Huia:

So your son has a floordrobe [Razz]

Yes - lack of organisation is hereditary!

I had a floordrobe for years before this yen for a clutter free house took hold.

He doesn't live at home any more - but has left most of the belts (Maybe he doesn't need them as he's no time for sartorial elegance due to all that studying - hehe)

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Continuing on the belt tangent, that sparked me to take a look at the back of my chair where most of the belts live. I have 4 currently there (2 for jeans, 2 for work trousers), 1 in the jeans I'm wearing, and 1 in this week's work trousers. Of the 4 on the chair, 1 work one is reversible (black/beige), 1 work one I don't like, and 1 jeans one is almost worn out (hence I have 3 for jeans, as I'm wearing in a very new belt right now). In addition to these 6, I have 3 in my LARP kit, and one my Mum made when she was much younger which goes well with some of my smart clothes. Think that makes 10 belts? Plus at least 1 pair of trousers with its own belt. This is a fairly good indication of why I might need to do some decluttering! [Razz]

At the moment I really ought to have spent some of this evening trying to get rid of the growing junk pile on my desk. I have 2 weeks till the parents come round, and I'd like to at least have all the loose junk in the sitting room assigned a cupboard/box/shelf/tidy stack/home in the recycling! After that I can start to tackle the stacks/boxes/cupboards/shelves... [Help]

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New to the party, but wanting to make some headway in our cluttery home before our two boys and their spouses show up here in November...

We have some serious "clutter magnets" around our house -- notably the garage, our mostly unused dining room, our bedroom closet and "Mollie's room, aka the smaller of our two spare bedrooms, official home of the cat. Other cluttery places include our mudroom and, on occasion, the end of our kitchen counter that often becomes a catch-all for mail, random groceries and whatnot.

We're both very easily overwhelmed by big jobs, and we've both had health issues lately that have made us procrastinate working on these areas. Despite this we are making a valiant effort these days to get ahead with our laundry and put away the warm-weather clothes for the year.

But I want to do more. But I'm intimidated. (It's a vicious circle, isn't it.)

It really helps me -- really -- to have some external source providing me with daily assignments or tips or targeted cleanups that just keep me on top of the housework.

I'm looking for a website or blog that might help me out, but the home-organization/simple living/de-cluttering websites I've visited either seem too OCD/Stepford Wife-y (Flylady scares me) or are so laden with a message of Christian fundamentalist female subservience -- you know, "Sorting my husband's dirty socks is a beautiful way that I can humbly serve the spiritual head of our home while he serves God on my and our eight homeschooled children's behalf" -- well, I want a tidy house, too, but it's not worth death by asphyxiating in my own vomit. [Projectile]

Soooo...any suggestions for a reasonable, non-agenda-ized home-organization website that helps us unstructured folk on a daily basis?

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I don't think a website would be the way to go for me at any rate. It would just be another reason to sit in front of the computer and put off doing anything...

At the moment my psychic discomfort zone is the craft room. I have 3 knitting projects mutely reproaching me from their several baskets/bags. One is more than a year old - a complicated bit of intarsia for which I've lost the plot. There is an almost-finished skirt beside the sewing machine. But I am sure that, even when finished, I will never wear it, so why bother? But then that rather puts a block on cutting out the fabric next to it. And leaning idly in the doorway is the sketchbook with my first watercolour from the art class. Which is what I would really like to be doing (new! shiny!) but feel I should address these other projects (if only to clear space for the painting).

Maybe I'll go and sand down the plaster in the scullery instead.

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I just spent the past hour sorting recycleables...between other commitments and illnesses we've just missed our local recycling dates this past month. (We don't have curbside service...we have to drive 9 miles to the next town, which offers a recycling station twice a week for a couple of hours.

I got a real sense of accomplishment getting that done -- we accumulated SO much junk over the course of the month -- and the garage looks tons better.

The back of the Jeep can be a real catch-all for us, between carting around dogs and their accessories and items to and from the antique store, weekend expeditions, etc. DP has an unfortunate tendency, if we're going anywhere that necessitates room in the back of the Jeep, to just fling whatever was in there already into a corner of the garage to "sort out later," which of course we clutterbugs find hard to do. We both went through this scary pile this morning and were able to reduce it quite a bit. We have a master plan for the way we want our garage to look, and I really think now it's just a matter of a one-day, full-tilt effort in rearrangement.

But since I was told I'm not even supposed to be bending over for any period of time (I sat on the garage step and did my thing)...I'm glad this de-cluttering exercise got done.

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quote:
Originally posted by Firenze:
There is an almost-finished skirt beside the sewing machine. But I am sure that, even when finished, I will never wear it, so why bother? But then that rather puts a block on cutting out the fabric next to it.

The Unfinishable - A Great Stitch Reclamation Project might solve that problem for you, if you decide that you are not going to finish that skirt.

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At one point I toyed with the idea of having a little whiteboard so I could plan what I was going to wear a week at a time, instead of just grabbing something random in the morning and hoping that it all looked ok.

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I still have too much in my wardrobe. Problem comes from keeping 'possibilities' instead of dealing with 'realities'. It needs a purge, but will get one when we finally tackle renovating the bedroom and en suite (something that is screaming to be done in the next 12 months).

Meanwhile I'm still sorting craft stuff. You only have FOUR projects not finished? I probably have more like 40!!! Lots of stuff percolating on the back burner, many for other people. SHOULD PROBABLY STOP GETTING EXCITED ABOUT POSSIBILITIES. Nope. Not going to happen. Coz that's what makes my life fun. [Razz]

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Blitzing the wardrobe. there is stuff I won't wear. But no space for what I need to buy.

What do I do first...throw?...or buy?

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