January 2020 Declutter Club.

Discussion in 'The Declutter Club' started by sweetpumkinpye, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    And so starts a new year of clutter control.

    I will start with Christmas clutter, there are things I no longer want or need.
    Then I will continue room by room throughout the year and see what I can find.
     
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  2. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    I have plans to declutter the hall closet to start with!
     
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  3. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    i have done some bags everyday this week to go to goodwill. clothes books knick knacks feels good to get rid of them. i have way to much stuff . thats my goal for 2020 only buy what i need. want to save for a vacation this summer.
     
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  4. Christmaslvr

    Christmaslvr Active Member

    I will be making an effort to get back here more regularly, 2019 was a bust! Lol
    I also will be starting with Christmas d├ęcor, and I already have one box for donation. I need to drastically reduce what we have and then reorganize for next year. After that I have already started planning out my room by room plan. I anticipate it will take most of the year, and that's ok.
     
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  5. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    There are many charities here that are looking for donations to help people affected by the bushfires. I will use the opportunity to clear our some drawers and my wardrobe and see what I can donate. A sad but good reason to declutter.
     
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  6. GrammaDeb

    GrammaDeb Well-Known Member

    I asked for and received Marie Kondo's book "Spark Joy." I'm ready to read the Introduction and have a go at getting organized. I have too much "stuff" crammed into the bedroom dh & I live in.
     
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  7. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Deb, I have not read this but have seen the TV show. Something that I would like to try this year are her methods.
     
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  8. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    2020, up to now decluttered
    - 6 books given to mom
    - 1 cushion given to dn
    - 1 sweater given to dn
    - 1 fabric reindeer in donation box
     
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  9. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    There was a series of maybe six or seven Tidy Up shows on Netflix with Marie Kondo. It was really good.
     
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  10. GrammaDeb

    GrammaDeb Well-Known Member

    Netflix? I'll have to look for it. Thanks.
     
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  11. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Am decuttering the Christmas totes, it is harder than I thought but somethings have to go. I have too much and do not want to buy another tote.
     
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  12. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    Would taking a picture of some of the things help you with letting go?

    January 2nd and we're off to a good start. I'm planning to declutter the basement for the month of January. I did that last year and it was a bigger project than I expected. It had been a couple of years since I sorted through things. This year shouldn't be as bad.

    Today, I got rid of some newspapers and flyers that I saved throughout December just in case I needed extra coupons, which I didn't...
     
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  13. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    One of the problems I am having is donating things that I think that the kids might want. I have taken photos of a few things and sent them to the kids and they are saying to donate. Makes the decision easier.
     
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  14. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Gave an infinity scarf I crocheted to dniece. Threw away the Christmas tablecloth (was thorn in some places) as well as a very old sweater.
    DH took 5 books + 1 cheese cutting board to thrift shop this morning.
     
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  15. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Decluttered Christmas and was pleased with what I managed to donate. One garbage bag full of Christmas decorations, old headbands, Santa hats, signs. Things that were broken or just no longer needed.
     
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  16. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Gave dnephew a pair of running shoes (had worn them once). Sent more small ramequins to thrift shop
     
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  17. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    More paper going out. Son cleaned his room and has garbage sacks going out. Not sure if he is done or not in there.
     
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  18. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I started decluttering the basement today. Two large boxes filled with broken down boxes from online shopping this past Christmas have been taken to the curb for pick up.
     
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  19. Lolwlias

    Lolwlias Well-Known Member

    I'm starting with my Master Bath, with ongoing work on my Scrap/Computer Room, I have already made a HUGE dent in it. I need to clear off the tables & desk. I also bought a label maker so I can separate embelishments & label the drawers Christmas/Family/Etc.
    I bought the Lifechanging Magic of Tidying up a year or two ago but never got into it.
    There are many cleaning videos on YouTube. It's called Clean With Me. You'll find lots & lots. They can be very motivating.
     
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  20. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I got more stuff out of the basement either to the trash or recycling. I also have a corner in the basement set aside for donations. Some of the donations are things that I went through last year but wasn't ready to give it up. I had decided that if I used it within the year then I'd keep it. If not, then it was time to donate. There are still things in the basement that are sentimental so I will keep those another year and evaluate.
     

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