January 2019 declutter club

Discussion in 'The Declutter Club' started by luludou, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Speaking of tea, I got some tea for a Christmas gift in a flavor that I am not fond of. Is it decluttering if I put it in the gift closet for someone else this Christmas?
     
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  2. MrsSoup

    MrsSoup Well-Known Member

    I say Yes! Katrina. You are removing it from your life and letting it go to gift to someone else.

    I am working on the built-in desk already this morning, haven't even had breakfast yet and throwing away all the paper clutter that I don't need, recycling what I can and going to file what needs to be filed. I threw away some trinkets that were not used and putting away items where they belong. I haven't yet put anything in the donate pile because this area tends to just collect things that we're too lazy to put away, but i'm sure I will find donation stuff in other areas of the house today.
     
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  3. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Jess, it feels great when we tackle an area that is bothering us. I am sure that once you organise the desk how you like it it will look great.
     
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  4. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I dropped off two bags at the homeless home this Morning. Rang the bell, usually a security guard comes, and instead a man just looked at me from up the stairs and come down sooo slowly and then I thought he would ring to open the door but he just went to talk to someone in another room…. pfff I was outside in the cold. Left the 2 bags on the doorstep.
     
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  5. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I shredded 7 yrs. worth of paperwork. :eek:
     
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  6. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Mary, WOW. Well done to you.
     
  7. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    This basement may take longer than a month. I knew it got bad over time but wow! We have 2 IKEA shelving systems in our basement along the one wall. Then we have several smaller shelves/cabinets/filing cabinets in the middle of the basement and tons of Rubbermaid Totes around them.

    Right now, I'm going through the IKEA shelves. I just finished up 4 shelves in one of the smaller sections and 1 shelf in another section. I filled up 2 clothes basket with more papers to go through this week. These will not have to be shredded. :D

    I have one small box filled with magazines for donations.
     
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  8. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Got 1 notebook and a bag of 'craft stuff' to give to dniece. Giving away a plaque with Wedding saying on it too.
     
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  9. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    I watched Tidying Up on Netflix, too, with DD26. I have gone through my clothes and done my sock, underwear, and t-shirt drawers like her! Lots got donated. DD and I went through Christmas decor as we got it out in December and a box got donated.

    DD and I will tackle the junk room these next few weeks.
     
  10. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Got 2 baskets and 1 Fall decor item in the donation bag. 1 winter coat found that is ds's so will be sending that home with him
     
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  11. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    8 more magazines went into the donate box. I sorted through 3 more bags of paperwork. I have 5 more to go. I decluttered one shelf in the basement.
     
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  12. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    I found this article on Pinterest thought it might help, I too am going through sentimental items and find myself having a hard time letting go.
    https://justanorganizedhome.com/what-sentimental-stuff/
     
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  13. cmerth

    cmerth Well-Known Member

    I decluttered my dish hutch cupboard. Pics are up on my blog. Today and I am going to declutter my hope chest which has become my memory chest (baby things from Kiddo, high school papers and wedding memories). It needs a re-oranized more than anything.
     
  14. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Carrie, love how you did the napkins. What a great idea.
     
  15. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I worked on another shelf. I put two vases into the donation box. After sorting through the other bags of paper, I decided that I'm going to sort through the paperwork while watching TV this week.
     
  16. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I finished sorting through all the bags of paperwork. I found two gift cards, some cash and a long lost comical picture that my dad made for my husband. We've been looking for it since 2011. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Mary, what wonderful finds and you decluttered. I would say that that was a win.
     
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  18. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    One cw's husband had to work in the attic this Week… it's an old house that was bought from a series of previous owners… he found 6,000 $ in cash! It doesn't just happen in the movies, but I'm sure it won't happen in our house as DH built it with his dad.
     
  19. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Lucie. Wow what an amazing find. I am sure that the CWs husband was very excited.
     
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  20. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    Finished going through all of Christmas and putting it away. I didn't pitch anything oh well. I did start going through the rest of the closet, have over a box full to shred. The last of Mom and dads stuff and 15 years of clinical ladder portfolios and everything from the new building design committee. There are 2 more boxes in there hope to do them this afternoon.
     
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