December 2018 declutter club

Discussion in 'The Declutter Club' started by luludou, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I know December might not be the best month for decluttering, but in my case ds just bought a house so some stuff will be taken out of the house :).... hopefully before Christmas.

    This morning I got 1 box of his shoes, 1 box of liquor and other stuff, 1 box of vitamins and protein powders and one box of miscellanous ready to go. If he doesn't want that stuff it will be donated. We do not need any of it. I also started a box of his dvd's but I'm not sure his girlfriend wants him to bring them to the house. So technically they are in boxes but not really out of the house yet.

    I also got rid of tunic top that I've never worn and probably won't ever, it's nice but just doesn't fit right and dh does NOT like it at all.
     
  2. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Good for you Lucie in getting DS's stuff in boxes. They can take them or you can donate them. If they are important to him he will make sure he take them. I have one small box of items from DS. I was thinking I would do a shadow box or something but I'm going to just give them all to him since I've not done anything with them. He'll be 43 in a few weeks. Thinking I won't get to those shadow boxes. lol
     
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  3. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    We were doing really good in 17 and then 2 moved in and more stuff came here and mine stuff went into totes and who knows where. I suspect she will move sometime in Jan. or Feb. so will have to start with stuff here again. At least the room she is in has been painted and new flooring in before she came.
     
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  4. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Does taking Christmas decor that hasn't seen the light of day in years to work count? It's out of my house, technically!
     
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  5. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    AJ that would depend on if it will return to your house for storage after Chirstmas? If not, yes it does.
     
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  6. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I used up some wrapping paper and got the empty tubes into the recycling. LOL. I do not think there will be much going on here for this month.
    Keen to declutter Christmas when I pack it away and then start again in January.
     
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  7. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I went through this decluttering binge last week while trying to get to the Christmas Totes. I sorted through the autumn/Thanksgiving decorations and made two small boxes for donations. I now have 3 large boxes, 2 medium boxes and 2 small boxes and one large bag in the trunk and back seat of my car. I will drop them off at the donation center tomorrow after work. A rather large chair was going to be donated until I moved it and saw that it was falling apart and the cushion was ripped. So that went into the trash earlier this week.

    I have a lot more decluttering to do in the basement but that's not going to happen until after the New Year.
     
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  8. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    I have been absent for a long time but I am so excited to see the declutter club is still active. I need this so much in 2019. Clutter accumulates while you look the other way....2019 I'm back on the declutter wagon. I am seeking to simplify my life in a bunch of ways. Hope everyone is almost ready for Christmas! I am. Merry Christmas All.
     
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  9. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Merry Christmas, Gingerbug. So glad to see you posting. I too am going to continue the decluttering I began this year.
     
  10. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Gingerbug that would be a good word for 2019... decluttering!
     
  11. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I found another bag and another box last night. My car was overflowing with stuff today but it is gone and hopefully blessing someone else. It feels like a weight is lifted. Funny how that works.
     
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  12. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I took 2 bags to the charity yesterday. I hope that some of the people they serve can use the items. I am glad to get it all out of the house.
    I will kick start again in January.
     
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  13. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I have one box in the garage that is ready for the next trip to GoodWill. I have started one box in Dh bedroom and one in mine. I've found this really helps. I put things into the boxes then if I find I haven't gone back to retrieve an item I'm ready for it to get out of my house.
     
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  14. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    I am itching to keep at it but don't want the mess that it creates while doing it. Trying to wait until January. Have a couple boxes to add to too.
     
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  15. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Things that got decluttered this weekend:

    DS's bedroom
    • Bed (of course we will have to buy another one after the Holidays)
    • Armoire ( I would like another one but will see)
    • Blanket, pillows
    • Shoes (1 whole box)
    • Winter clothing
    • A box of liquor
    • Big dog cushion
    • Some shirts (still more that need to be sent to his house)
    Other
    • BIG projector tv (very big and heavy, 4 20-years old to take it out)
    • A clock (hoping dh doesn't take it back out of the box!)
    • A kleenex cover box
    • Kitty accessories
    • All of ds's bathroom essentials (contact lens, razor, medication, etc...)
    • A dozen facecloths
    • ....
     
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  16. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    And one DS! lol

    We love our children but it wonderful to see that we raised them to be independent and starting their own household.
     
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  17. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Lol! good one Diedra :) He was already gone in appartment with girlfriend and cat but they spent their whole weekends here... now they live 5 minutes away by car so they will not be coming over to sleep anymore so that's a whole lot to get out of here :)
     
  18. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    So I thought I would have to hang on to some things that needed to go to DS's family because we wouldn't have room in the car when we traveled there for Christmas. Since we had to leave early because dgd was in the hospital DS(27) drove out later and was able to bring what we couldn't fit in. The attic declutter is now complete!
    s
     
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  19. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Well done Jody. A big job that is finished.
    DH is out in the garage tidying it up, I am not allowed out there lol. I do believe he is getting rid of some stuff so that makes me very happy.
     
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  20. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    1 iphone radio and 1 decorating knick-knack in the donation box
     

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