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ecumaniac

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quote:
Originally posted by comet:
help!* my house is a complete dump. and I am moving in 3 months, so I have all the reason in the world to get rid of EVERYTHING. but it's overwhelming. where the hell do I start? ACK!

*not really asking for help. just sharing.

Start by eating everything in your freezer.

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North East Quine

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quote:
Originally posted by Jengie Jon:
Hmm the ministers rouse time. Based on the the story of the minister who wanted rid of the church hymn book, so took one or two home each week. Each time you dust and clean you throw out one video.

You can decide whether you tell North East Man this or not.

Jengie

The snag, if he noticed after, say 10, or 20, or 30, or 40 had gone, it would be obvious that I'd got rid of them, because I'm the only person in the house who is annoyed that we're wasting shelf space on videos we will never watch again, and whose sole function is to gather dust. Even if we ever did find the time to copy them onto DVD I doubt we'd watch them. Some are Disney videos which my husband wants to "save for the grandchildren." But we are still, I assume, a decade away from grandparenthood, and if videos are obsolete now, I can't imagine they'll have come back into use in the 2020s.
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North East Quine

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And on a cheery note, I have dealt with all the piles of paper round the house which are likely to get swept into our study/bedroom when we tidy for visitors.

In the study/bedroom itself, the "extra" stuff is in one cardboard box, three 24 litre stacking plastic boxes and a large carrier bag. All I need to do now is clear space in assorted files and shelves, put the contents of the boxes and bag away and, for the first time since we moved in 2003, we will have a tidy study/ spare bedroom!

I can do this!

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quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
quote:
Originally posted by comet:
help!* my house is a complete dump. and I am moving in 3 months, so I have all the reason in the world to get rid of EVERYTHING. but it's overwhelming. where the hell do I start? ACK!

*not really asking for help. just sharing.

You need a visitor who has been in declutter mode for years.

Me, for instance. 3 years ago, I started thinking about how my survivors would deal with my home
- so I decided to make it easy for them.

Invite me - I am not sentimental and am a pitbull.

c'mon over, Uncle Pete! I need you!

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Pete's got a point.

When you are asking for help do not ask a friend. They will be far too kind. My m-i-l used to say "Get an enemy to prune your roses" and I reckon the same applies to decluttering.

Mind you if any enemy of mine (and not a few friends) tried to declutter my bookshelves they would end up on the floor with a chalk outline around them, but they could declutter my wardrobe all they liked.

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WTAF? I've just found a copy of the Daily Mail's Disco Greats in my study? And a single baby sock.
This decluttering is way overdue.

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How old is that baby now? [Big Grin]

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North East Quine

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It might be my niece's - she's 5. It can't belong to either of mine, as they were at school when we moved into this house.

I've also found a mystery CD of photos of my neighbours' children and my neighbour's back garden, which looks to have been taken 7 or 8 years ago. How did I acquire that?

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ecumaniac

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For Comet and any other Shipmates moving house:

http://unclutterer.com/2011/02/28/moving-how-to-pack-your-home/

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North East Quine wrote
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All I need to do now is clear space in assorted files and shelves, put the contents of the boxes and bag away and, for the first time since we moved in 2003, we will have a tidy study/ spare bedroom!
You're way ahead of us NEQ, it's 24 years since we moved, and I got my study organised properly just in time for Christmas 2012.
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quote:
Originally posted by ecumaniac:
For Comet and any other Shipmates moving house:

http://unclutterer.com/2011/02/28/moving-how-to-pack-your-home/

those are excellent tips, thank you!

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This week with the cleaners help I managed to send four boxes of books to the charity shop and throw out eight bags of rubbish to the tip. I've also ordered a filing cabinet to sort out all my papers.

This is all going remarkably well and I've not had any really emotional reaction to getting rid of things which I'm chuffed about.

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Yay, Chive!!! [Smile]

I'm slowly getting rid of more stuff. [Smile]

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ecumaniac

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Good luck, Comet!

I've moved once a year for the 4 years I've lived here. I cannot imagine having to move after living in a place for a long time!

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My new filing cabinet and files arrived today so on my next day off I'm going to sort out the paper work which lives in small piles all over the house.

This is going quite well. [Smile]

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Post garage sale clutter. The friend who did the garage sale with me left her leftover stuff at my house "for a day or two" because we were both tired and her stuff is heavy, like cartons of LPs and CDs.

A "day or two" is now two weeks. She's "busy."

Meanwhile, the yard man has taken to storing some of his stuff on my patio, saying it will be stolen from his yard.

Sigh. I'm quite capable of being cluttered on my own, I don't need help!

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Despite my cleaner being snowed off today I have made inroads to the huge pile of mess on the coffee table. All that is left now is my phones, remote control and a small torch.

Smug feelings are rising. I hope it doesn't all go wrong soon.

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quote:
Originally posted by chive:
Despite my cleaner being snowed off today I have made inroads to the huge pile of mess on the coffee table. All that is left now is my phones, remote control and a small torch.

Smug feelings are rising. I hope it doesn't all go wrong soon.

Well done Chive - that should encourage you no end!

My children bought me flowers for Mothering Sunday, on the basis that I'd spent all summer throwing Stuff out and didn't want to start accumulating again.

Mrs. S - they know me so well!

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(Sneaking back onboard the Ship after some absence...)
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Originally posted by North East Quine:
The snag, if he noticed after, say 10, or 20, or 30, or 40 had gone, it would be obvious that I'd got rid of them, because I'm the only person in the house who is annoyed that we're wasting shelf space on videos we will never watch again, and whose sole function is to gather dust. Even if we ever did find the time to copy them onto DVD I doubt we'd watch them. Some are Disney videos which my husband wants to "save for the grandchildren." But we are still, I assume, a decade away from grandparenthood, and if videos are obsolete now, I can't imagine they'll have come back into use in the 2020s.

But they at least will be easy to replace should you ever feel the need. The good Disney stuff will always be available. And in 10 years' time, who knows if DVDs will still be the way to go. Get rid, and use the shelf space for things you want now and for the next however many years! [Biased]

I recently managed to declutter the dining table, by dint of bagging up Mr B's work books and taking them over to his office for him... It's not entirely cleared yet, but that's laziness on my part now rather than his clutter. And the living room has stayed much better since the table got moved out to make space for the Christmas tree. The tree is long gone, but the table and chairs are still in the garage. Part of me wants it back for when we're eating in the living room (i.e. most evenings!), but mostly I think if it came back in, it'd get buried under Mr's books and work papers again, and still wouldn't be useable by the rest of us. Hmmm...

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quote:
Originally posted by Belle Ringer:
Post garage sale clutter. The friend who did the garage sale with me left her leftover stuff at my house "for a day or two" because we were both tired and her stuff is heavy, like cartons of LPs and CDs.

A "day or two" is now two weeks. She's "busy."

Meanwhile, the yard man has taken to storing some of his stuff on my patio, saying it will be stolen from his yard.

Sigh. I'm quite capable of being cluttered on my own, I don't need help!

Have you considered putting up a list of your space rental rates?
[Biased] [Biased] [Biased]

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I have poured the bottle of Malibu which I bought in 1985 down the sink. I have no idea why I didn't do so years ago. I tried to suggest to the North East Man that a bottle of Bacardi, 2/3 full, bought in 1989 might equally well go, but he thinks someone might still want to drink it at some point. I said I was fed up dusting bottles of alcohol which no-one wants to drink. Daughter suggested that that problem was easily solved - stop cleaning. She thinks cobwebby bottles would have a certain charm, and that an inch of dust would give our kitchen a "pirattey ambience."

[brick wall]
[Waterworks]

At least the study decluttering is progressing, albeit slowly.

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I decluttered our drinks cupboard yesterday ( this was following a 'mouse drama' behind the cupboard earlier in the day, mouse is now no more). I'm using some old bottles of whiskey and rum to make fruit liqueurs [Smile]

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Heavenly Anarchist
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Following on from my last post, I cleared out under the stairs yesterday, throwing out loads of old shoes, some mine but mostly children's, and rehousing others. I now have space for my preserves there and for the winemaking I'm doing later this week.
Today I need to tackle the bedroom, piles are beginning to gather on surfaces......

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Boogie

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You have inspired me Heavenly Anarchist. I am off to re-declutter my study which has re-cluttered very quickly (How does that happen??)

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I swear it's the house elves - they come into my study at night and pile stuff on the desks!

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quote:
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I swear it's the house elves - they come into my study at night and pile stuff on the desks!

Yes, and then they insinuate it into my mind that I put that stuff there. [Frown]

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Following a few close shaves I've been sensible and moved heavy, breakable dishes from the top shelf to a lower one where I kept my store of spices, and now that I can't eat such spicy food I've decluttered those as well as some of the dishes that I've not used for many, many years. Now I can give my teapots and jugs (hmmm - candidates themselves for decluttering) more space. It feels good.
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I found a good article from Unclutterer.com: "Fight back! Turn the tables on clutter."

Good ideas about all those things that pile up in nooks and crannies when you're too tired to put stuff away.

That's a big one for me, due to chronic health problems.

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My son came to our place today to give us a hand with our rumpus room and storage room, which have been crammed with stuff left behind by him and his siblings or moved out of other places about the house while renovations are in progress.

Three hours work later, two carloads of junk to the dump, half a load of his possessions into his car to go home, and my wife's multitudinous containers of craft supplies and winter clothing neatly stacked in the storage room.

This means that my model railway, which has been inacessible for many a month, is now freed from its prison and I can get some ejoyment from it once more.

Now, if only I can get my wife to do something about the dozens of my daughter's ballet costumes still inhabiting various old wardrobes downstairs.......

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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
I found a good article from Unclutterer.com: "Fight back! Turn the tables on clutter."

Good ideas about all those things that pile up in nooks and crannies when you're too tired to put stuff away.

Thanks - I will peruse it [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
I found a good article from Unclutterer.com: "Fight back! Turn the tables on clutter."

I've joined [Yipee]

My name there?

Boogie - of course!

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Books, shoes, clothes, paper, logs, bricks,....Gone

Rags, cassettes (shhhh!), files and comentaries....relocated

(phew)

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My efforts seem quite minor in comparison to some here but I have taken a bag of my grandmother's blouses to a charity shop. I just do not have the hanging space for things I am never going to be able to get into and enough time has passed since her death for me to be able to pass them on.

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I've been tackling the ever-increasing list of "Things I must get around to sometime". All ridiculous, little jobs, taking at most five minutes.

So, the bills finally got moved into their brand-new file, three piles of books were put away on the shelves, the four items queued up for mending with superglue are done, the brooms and toilet brushes have been cleaned, the filter from the vacuum cleaner has been washed, the drains had their dose of soda crystals, the lampshades have been dusted, the paper has been shredded, the psalm sheets have been sorted out...

I even went to church to re-file the psalm sheets, and tackled one of the music filing cabinet drawers. As a reward I've found a spare copy of a book I thought we only had one of, so I've brought it home, rather than bringing what I thought was the One and Only copy and risking losing it! Trust me, if it's been hidden in that filing cabinet for as long as I think it has, no-one will miss it!

I feel amazingly de-cluttered as a result, yet there doesn't look to be much visible difference!

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
I found a good article from Unclutterer.com: "Fight back! Turn the tables on clutter."

I've joined

My name there?

Boogie - of course!

Hmmm - I have been there a few days but I'm not too impressed, the site very quiet and full of spam.

Never mind - the decluttering continues apace!

Today I did the medicine cabinet [Smile]

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Yay, me!
I noticed how dirty my shelf unit in the bathroom was, so I thought I'd haul it out of the corner and have a really good clean - and while I was at it, there's a cupboard in there that is full of cardboard boxes that "just might come in handy".
So I filled six black sacks with the cardboard boxes, and a recycling sack of the pile of envelopes (even though there's nothing wrong with them and they could totally be used again - I'm never going to use them), and I threw out the dog's flea powder (the dog died over a year ago), and the toothpaste I tried once but it tasted horrible.
So now I have a huge empty cupboard to store other stuff in, and my bathroom looks clean and roomy again! [Yipee]

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I've got three boxes and a large bag ready to take to the church rummage sale this week -- I'm going to try to add to that in the next few days. Next weekend our city is having a "Reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle" day, so I'm scrubbing the drive on my old computer and getting that ready to take, as well as dead batteries, lightbulbs, old sneakers, and whatever else I can get together.

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Our local car boot sales have started up again, too - the first one of the season was this morning. So I'm collecting a few bits and pieces together. I don't have a car - I have a shopping trolley and a rucksack (but it's only a short walk up the hill), and the lady in charge said she wouldn't charge me the full fiver for a pitch if I didn't come in a vehicle!

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This afternoon I cleared out all the "might be needed one day" cardboard boxes from the roofspace and it looks a whole lot better up there now.
This was triggered by a request from an aunt for a photo of her father which she thought I would have with my mother's paperwork.
Which made me wonder just how long after someone has died does their paperwork need to be kept? I even have her mother's paperwork.

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Update on the house. It's done. It's clean. It's shiny. There is no crap anywhere (apart from some books that will be picked up by a second hand bookshop in a couple of weeks). I come in my front door from work and smile at the space. It's amazing how spacious a small house looks when all the crap has gone. I've even got into the habit of tidying up everything when I've used it as opposed to a decade later!

I have to say my cleaner has been amazing. The perfect mixture of hardworking, pleasant and encouraging. If anyone in the Kent area needs a cleaner she is definitely the one for you!

I am genuinely so pleased and so grateful for your support that I could cry.

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Just to add, my priest is coming round some time after I get back from my holidays to bless my newly lovely house which is the most brilliant thing ever. [Yipee]

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I am genuinely so pleased and so grateful for your support that I could cry.
Aw shucks [Hot and Hormonal] that's so nice of you!

But it's just lovely to have a clean and uncluttered house - and so much easier to keep that way! Well done you, chive! [Yipee]

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That all sounds wonderful chive [Big Grin]

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Congratulations, chive. [Yipee] A few bits of my house have that clear uncluttered look and I know what a wonderful feeling it is to look at them.

Even at this moment I have the contents of a drawer emptied onto my bed for sorting.

Which is why I'm on here, naturally.

Nen - procrastinator.

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Fabulous news chive. I am so happy for you. A wonderful achievement.

In other news I have decluttered the video machine to the tip. And took the videos to the charity shop. Not without a pang as I still haven't watched them...

Turned out the charity shop didn't want them so I donated them into the nearest litter bin outside the shop.

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Originally posted by chive:
Just to add, my priest is coming round some time after I get back from my holidays to bless my newly lovely house which is the most brilliant thing ever. [Yipee]

What a great idea. Well done Chive.

My recent uncluttering efforts will not be so noticeable - I've unsubscribed from masses of junk emails, and continued to remove a box from the roof space each time I go up there. I'm beginning to get a clearer looking inbox and roofspace. Nice.

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I have to pack. I'm moving in with the man, which is good... but oh, dear, how I hate packing!
Wine and strong-minded girlfriends are getting me through so far... also thinking about ecumaniac's link from upthread.

Help!

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Even at this moment I have the contents of a drawer emptied onto my bed for sorting. Which is why I'm on here, naturally.
Jump to it, Nen - you know you want to [Biased]

And with a respectful nod to Malik3000 on the Prayer thread - clutter begone!

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A leg fell off my wooden sewing box, which also has a dodgy hinge on the lid, so I decided it Had To Go.
At first I was going to donate it to my neighbour as kindling (or Morning Wood, as they call it locally), but now I've had a brainwave - the drawers are deep enough to fill with soil and put small plants in, and it will look quite decorative outside the front door (as long as I prop up the corner where the leg fell off!). So I shall be off to buy some flowering plants shortly.

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Another box removed from the roofspace and emptied. One more down, so many more to go, but it is happening.
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