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jacobsen

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Having left my home in a pre-Christmas disarray, I am now ploughing through the declutter and organise process.

First, tidy the bedroom. In the wake of a successful 12 weeks with Slimming World this involved three mighty rubbish bags of clothes going to the charity shop. Then downstairs, where a medley of Christmas presents and wrappings, books, stuff brought in from my my mobile office and wardrobe, aka the car, almost blocked access.

Cleared the three-shelf wheeled trolley from its place between two armchairs to the hall, where it provides much of the shoes, boots, scarves, hats, gloves, and swimming stuff with a new home.

The piano stool, a basic box on legs, is actually too tall for the piano unless you have legs like sticks of spaghetti and approximately the same length. That, covered with a cloth, now makes a small coffee table between the armchairs, and a dining chair with cushion suffices at the piano.

The books, bits and sewing materials sort is ongoing, but I can get into the hall!

Time for a break. [Biased]

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quote:
Originally posted by Cottontail:
Declutterers might find some motivation in this: The Minimalist Game. The idea is to get rid of one object on Day 1, two on Day 2, and so on. By my calculations, that would be 465 objects over 30 days!

In that case I'm ahead of the game so far, I think. At least 40 items of clothing and a dozen or so CDs. ....according to the plan, tomorrow would be a total of 37, so I should be ok till Wednesday at least. [Biased]

Now, giving away one of my tea sets would be 21 in one go - if the process is sustainable till the 21st... [Ultra confused]

(No, I would not give it away in tranches - all or nothing.)

[ 07. January 2018, 16:13: Message edited by: jacobsen ]

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Surely if you're getting rid of it all in one go (of course you would), it just counts as one thing? [Big Grin]

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Curiosity killed ...

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Well, the small advantage of this forced decluttering is that my fabric stash is being decluttered by being made up into clothes, fast. I made a pair of pyjama bottoms last night (out of cotton winceyette).

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quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:
Surely if you're getting rid of it all in one go (of course you would), it just counts as one thing? [Big Grin]

Nope.

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Making progress.

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As I'm still working - retirement is a date which recedes as I approach it - I have a wonderful lady who cleans for me. Came back to find all my decluttering/tidying had somehow acquired the gleam of cleanth* which made it look very good indeed.

Now for the rambunctious sewing corner.

* As opposed to filth.

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Cool, jacobsen! [Smile]

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I'm not sure about all this decluttering. One of the art supplies I found was Jac paper - which is like a sheet of double sided sellotape. I though about biffing it and put it in the possible pile, now someone has suggested I get some for a block mounting some photos.

The point is the block mounting is something I've never done before (I just want to do a few family photos). So now I'm wondering what I may got rid of that I may want in the future. I know I can't allow for all possibilities, but I'd kick myself if I had already passed it on.

Huia - trying not to be paralyzed by lack of clairvoyance.

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quote:
Originally posted by Huia:
I'm not sure about all this decluttering.
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So now I'm wondering what I may got rid of that I may want in the future. I know I can't allow for all possibilities, but I'd kick myself if I had already passed it on.

Not to worry, Huia. It'll come in handy even if you never use it!

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quote:
Originally posted by Huia:
I'm not sure about all this decluttering. One of the art supplies I found was Jac paper - which is like a sheet of double sided sellotape. I though about biffing it and put it in the possible pile, now someone has suggested I get some for a block mounting some photos.

The point is the block mounting is something I've never done before (I just want to do a few family photos). So now I'm wondering what I may got rid of that I may want in the future. I know I can't allow for all possibilities, but I'd kick myself if I had already passed it on.

Huia - trying not to be paralyzed by lack of clairvoyance.

I’ve still got a sheaf of blotting paper I bought in 1973. It’s survived every declutter and is still in its original packing.

[Big Grin]

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My sewing corner has been whipped into shape, and I can see the dresser at last. [Yipee]

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I've decided this year I'm going to take decluttering more seriously, but not get too obsessive about it. I've tried 'room at a time' kind of things before and it's not worked for me, so this year I'm just going to commit to do at least one decluttery thing a week. Last week I sorted a bag of clothes from my wardrobe for the charity shop. Not sure yet what this year's will be, but I'm thinking possibly about sorting out a bag of stuff for shredding.

Having said 'room at a time' doesn't work for me, though, the fact remains that I do have a "room of doom" (it's a spare room, my office, drying clothes space and general dumping ground). So separately from the 'thing a week' decluttering, I'll also do a 'thing a week' specifically for that room. A big priority is to dig out the scanner and get it working, so I can scan all the articles I printed out for my PhD and then put the actual articles in the recycling. That will make a ton of space.

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As we're actually at the stage of getting Memoranda of Sale both for our sale and purchase, I took a slightly horrified look at all the STUFF we own (regardless of the fact that much of it has been pushed into cupboards etc just to get it out of the way for viewings, there's still an inordinate amount).

Cue decluttering of the easy stuff, i.e. clothes. All my evening clothes, only worn this many a year to MC the annual concert - men have it easy, a new bow tie and everyone thinks they're Beau Brummel [Killing me] All my work suits - like, 3 of them, one over 25 years old but still in good nick. Two wetsuits, one Miss S's and one mine.

And boots. And handbags. And - even easier - jigsaw puzzles. Not even scratched the surface!

Praise the Lord, our vendors are leaving the wardrobes [Overused]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Intrepid Mrs S:
... Praise the Lord, our vendors are leaving the wardrobes ...

You mean you're just going to relocate all your STUFF to your new house? [Devil]

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The Intrepid Mrs S
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No, definitely not!

On the subject of decluttering, the last two Januaries our church has held a sort of bring-and-buy sale after morning service, for unwanted Christmas presents. It takes no work from anyone - people bring stuff along and other people buy it.

This year, £200 has been banked for the local food bank/city mission; what's left goes to their charity shop [Yipee]

Has to be the best and easiest way of making money from old tat, ever!

Mrs. S, wondering if it shouldn't run all year round [Devil]

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What an interesting topic! I have never looked at
it before, but have just browsed through the last two pages. I throw everything away - probably too much!!

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The equipment and materials I have been saving from the work skip, and playing with / saying I'm going to sell for charity - have started to be sold for charity. But gosh, it takes some time. Thank goodness for the local vegan wholefood cooperative (!) who offer their cardboard to customers for nothing. Between them and Hermes, things are happening.

Anyone (UK) have a church in need of a big PA amplifier - 150W (morning service) or 800W (fairly serious disco) - which they'd consider buying for a Christian Aid donation? [Smile]

I need to get moving - at work they're talking about knocking our building down. The waste will be monstrous, and I'll be helpless in the face of it. Got to make some room in advance!

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I have discovered a previously hidden "treasure trove" of junk in my spare bedroom. (the cat hid under the divan when I needed to take her to the vet so I removed the drawers). Amongst other stuff there were several rolls of brown paper, two unused. I put one unused roll on freecycle and within hours had 5 replies!!!

I wish all my decluttered objects were in such high demand.

Huia

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Mark, do they have Facebook Yard Sale in the UK? (To check, go onto your Facebook page and put the phrase 'yard sale YourTownName' into the search window.)
Or do they have Craigslist? How about Freecycle? Those are the places I'd go to sell/give away stuff without stress.

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First lot of clothes to a charity shop this morning, regardless of the fact that it was tiddling down with rain [Yipee]

Also, a box of books sorted for onward transmission; and a bootful of stuff actually to go to the dump [Yipee] [Yipee]

Mr. S has decimated (at least!) all the computer stuff he keeps for mending Other People's Computers, and I have sorted an enormous batch of Stuff for the jumble sale [Yipee] [Yipee]

Maybe we'll be able to afford the removers after all [Two face]

Mrs. S, getting into practice for the Dowager's house

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quote:
Originally posted by The Intrepid Mrs S:

Mrs. S, getting into practice for the Dowager's house

Other people's houses are easier in my experience - unless it is your childhood home - then it's a total nightmare. [Two face]

We found DDT in my mother's cousins' place [Eek!]

Huia

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A set of golf clubs and trolley, and a second load of clothes and bric a brac to the charity shops; a car load of genuine cr*p to the dump. We're making progress, but sadly unearthed another load of Master S's STUFF that he's squirrelled away in one of our lofts [Mad]

Also have sorted through the under-stairs cupboard *hallelujah* only to discover two saxophones and a guitar that aren't ours [Mad]

Mrs. S, who feels that attics should be abolished

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Curiosity killed ...

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I traced the faint smell of cannabis in the kitchen to a real stench inside the cleaning cupboard, which has now been thoroughly decluttered. I will even be able to fit the vacuum cleaner in there. (It's one of those taller usual kitchen cabinets, the vacuum cleaner more or less fills the cupboard.) Lots of gardening stuff going to the charity where I am currently working (where a slight whiff of cannabis will not be a problem).

That one irritates me because we guess it's all picked up the smell from the environment, nothing has been put in there, no reason for anything smelling and it was fine when I got a folding chair out a month ago.

Sadly another pile of stuff out my daughter's wardrobe, some of which is being washed, again, but the scarves and belts are going to benefit the charity shops. She is currently making trousers so she has some to wear.

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The Intrepid Mrs S
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Decluttering continues apace here at Chateau S. We made another trip to the dump, but now Mr. S has had the bright idea of putting up lists in church of things we need to get rid of (the sale or wanted board is part of our eco-church credentials and is worth having, at last!). So far we have decluttered
  • a flat screen monitor
  • a large picture, a present from my late brother
  • a small guitar amp
  • an acoustic guitar
  • a bike rack
  • and a kitchen sink

Next up - two ladies' wetsuits!

Mrs. S, becoming obsessive

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During a recent period of leave from work, I did more loads of laundry in a short space of time than I might otherwise manage in 6 months or so. As a result, I have realised that I own dozens and dozens and dozens and dozens and dozens of pairs of black tights.

I can think of two possible explanations:

1) Whenever I am due in court for work, which often occurs after a generally hectic period when I'm not particularly up-to-speed with my laundry, I go grocery shopping and think to myself, "I'm in court tomorrow / on Thursday / next week. I must make sure I have some decent tights." And I therefore buy a couple of packets of black tights not realising how many decent and serviceable pairs I already have at home.

2) The black tights are secretly breeding in their storage box under my bed.

Given just how many pairs I now find I have, I'm not convinced that option 2 is much more bonkers than option 1 as an explanation.

My plan to tackle the black-tights takeover shall be as follows:

*) Any holey, laddered or uncomfortable black tights to be immediately banished to the Old Tights bag for use as dusters, gardening equipment, etc.

*) No more black tights to be bought until I can vouch that I definitely have less than 14 serviceable pairs already in my possession. Given that this may take some months or years to achieve, I am expecting to save some pennies on the black-tights buying front.

Are there any other items which can result in such large but accidental and unobserved stockpiles? I don't keep excessive supplies of toiletries, loo rolls, etc, and don't seem to have as much of an issue with tan / nude tights compared to black ones. But how have I gone all this time and only now realised that the number of pairs of black tights I own is bonkers and far beyond what I need?

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Zoey, I am sure you are correct in choosing option 2 from your possibilities.

The problem is the bed. They breed under the bed in tha dark where you can’t easily see them. How do I know? I have boxes of sock yarn and another of lace weight under my bed. On the few occasions I open the boxes, there is always some I do not remember.

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I am sorry to report that I have on occasion bought a book that I already own.

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I declutter a cupboard in my mother's cousin's laundry and found a huge collection of rubber gloves. She was really embarrassed until I mentioned my equally large number of light bulbs [Hot and Hormonal] .

Now that the eco friendly bulbs last much longer I only keep two spares.

But we won't even mention my needlework stash...

Huia

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We found what at first looked like a lifetime's supply of light bulbs when we moved into our house, but it turned out that most of them are the large-size ones that you get on multiple-bulb bathroom light fittings. That's fine and dandy, as we have two bathrooms, but the bulbs that have blown since we moved in have been ones that fit other lights. Murphy's Law, eh?

At least, when the bathroom ones start to blow we'll be well prepared.

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Following a rat invasion in my loft, I've hardly ever been up there to see what I'm still hoarding. The rats were got rid of, but the aversion remains.

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My problem is washing up sponges. They get pushed to the back of the horrible cupboard in the Futility, where they join forces with the elderly mildew-cleaner and the linseed oil. It isn't pretty

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I try not to have more than one washing-up sponge on the go at any one time; when it gets beyond a joke it gets binned and a new one takes its place.

They tend to last a long time in our house, as everything that can go in the dishwasher, does.

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Do you also cook whole salmon (duly wrapped in kitchen foil) in the dishwasher? I'm told it works well.

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So I've heard, but D. doesn't like fish (apart from F&C), so it's not really something I'd cook at all.

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I've lost my wool stash! OK, so I did tidy up, to enormous self-congratulation. But where did I tidy the wool? In a small house it should not be possible to lose it.

Borrowers, beware

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How -large- was the stash?

Knitters plagued with moth can kill the pests by loading all the yarn into plastic bags and tying them up tight. Then you either put the bags out in the cold (if it's winter) or the sun (in hot climates). You need to do this for three weeks or so, so that all the eggs and larvae freeze (or bake) to death. The grave danger is that some kindly family member will put all those garbage bags out for the trash collection! I hope that no one has accidentally thrown your stash away.

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Brenda

Three weeks of consistent weather cold or warm enough to do that in the UK is the stuff of legends. Oh the joys of living on an island in the Gulf Stream

Jengie

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Jacobsen, it's a little known fact that there is a thriving colony of Borrowers that migrated here some years ago. It's the only explanation I can find for things disappearing into a black hole on a regular basis.

Good luck with finding the stash.

Or you could always go out and acquire more [Two face]

Huia

[ 13. February 2018, 17:12: Message edited by: Huia ]

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Huia, dear, go and wash your mouth out with soap. This is a de-cluttering thread, not a re-cluttering one.

[Devil]

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The Black Hole into which things mysteriously disappear would make an interesting decluttering project, if one could only find it.

If anyone does, please could I have my wool stash back? [Waterworks]

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Humble apologies Piglet. I was really describing how I frequently fall from the path of righteousness [Hot and Hormonal]

I have discovered an op shop that sells needlework material, so now I have somewhere to declutter to, and the local ambulance service will benefit. A win all round. The biggest obstacle will be organising myself, but the Easter school holidays will give me some time to do that.

Hope you find your stash Jacobsen.

Huia - penitent backslider

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This week's decluttering has included my wardrobe, chest of drawers and "jewellery" drawer. There are things that have picked up the funky smell that come into the category of don't wear, not bothered, probably should have been decluttered sooner. Others are very irritating: I really would like one of my (2) swimming costumes to come clean, in the same way that I would have liked to have kept more than one of my bras and not be washing brand new, not worn knickers and socks.

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Is it possible that your bathing-costume might lose the whiff once it's done a few lengths of a chlorinated swimming-pool?

Just a thought.

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Probably the whiff off chlorine is just as bad.

Even better than decluttering; today I managed not to buy some even weave material for a stitching project and came home and found a piece that is even more suitable that the material I was considering, and it's exactly the right size so no wastage [Yipee]

As far as the material in my stash goes, the Library is organising "The Great Stash Swap" in which crafters bring items from their stash and can take items others bring. No money changes hands.

First swap is over the other side of town, second will be at my local library. I intend going to both - wearing a blindfold if necessary

I figure I will be able to dump stuff and run.

Huia - phantom stash dumper [Biased]

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If you see my wool stash, do let me know. [Biased]

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Ah well, neither swimming costume survived*, nor have a couple of pairs of work shoes, my slippers, flip flops, most of my belts or 90% of my arts / crafts stash (paints, brushes, acrylic and cartridge paper, any unframed acrylic paintings). I did manage to save a few photographs. They were in stacking crates without lids, mostly under my bed - 5 crates down to about 2 half crates that I will probably be able to pack away into the filing cabinet later. It's a pain as I was planning to make cards from the saved recycled paper with Guides next week and that collection has gone.

My summer clothes went - stored in a case on top of the wardrobe, case and contents had all absorbed the whiff and nothing came clean when I tried.

Next source of horrors is the filing cabinet. I cleared out one whiffy drawer last night partially, because, whether it smells or not, I need my birth certificate. I have another funky drawer to tackle this morning.

Bored now, very, very bored now.

*one may have come clean swimming in a chlorinated swimming pool but I would not have been well as a result. I stopped swimming when I started reacting too badly to chlorine. When I'm trying to get the flat clean enough for my daughter to stop reacting to the weed in the atmosphere and give the 4 x recommended dose of anti-histamines and steroids she's on a chance of working, I'm trying to get stuff clean or out fast.

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There comes a time when the labor of trying to clean an item is not worth it. Cheaper, faster, easier, to buy a new swimsuit.

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You are right, Curiosity. Speed is the priority here before you go quite mad. Saving yourself hassle is a worthy aim.

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I have a deep shelf in the study which I haven’t looked under for four years - time to face the clutter!

[Eek!]

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