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Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 7:06 am    Post subject: June declutter challenge  Reply with quote    

Here at Savage quarters we are drowning under clutter, we all have FSS ( flat surface syndrome,if its flat and empty we put something on it) and its getting depressing so for June we are all going to try and declutter.
How it works is on the 1st of June we all have to find something to throw away, recycle or charityshop, 2nd we all have to find 2 things, 3rd 3 things so by the 30th we will be looking for 90 thinks to get rid of.
Anyone care to join us?
If your not as bad as we are then you can do it as a family rather than individuals.
As an example last week I burnt 10 years worth of bank statements, electricity bill and mobile bill, and we still have the last 3 years in the files.

mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 1973
Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are currently trying to cram the contents of OH's house into my already near-to-bursting house....sacrifices have been made, but I think the final solution might be to burn down her house with everything inside


I see no other way...........but my matches are damp

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I need to change my mindset , everything may be useful one day but I can't just file and cram stuff in, I got the habit from my dad and I don't want to pass it on to my son so time to bin and burn.... My matches are dry...

mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
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Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This has been going on for months

A man with dry matches is a very lucky man indeed

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35859
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm in. Not being that organised though - just loading the van with crap and charity shop stuff once a week and pointing it and Arvo to the tip.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8743

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We too suffer from flat surface syndrome. We had a bit of a declutter this winter, but now husband, who is the worst offender, has run out of steam, and is looking for odd bits for the tractors again. Sigh!

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 14800
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
I need to change my mindset , everything may be useful one day but I can't just file and cram stuff in...

At least you are filing it. It is the people with rooms full of junk that have real trouble.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Truth be told my filing is filling any mushroom crate or box with what ever got posted and then stacking them up so they sort of go in chronological orderish...

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've managed a temporary respite by...... buying another table.

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One of the most reassuring things to come out of this thread so far is knowing we are not the only FSS sufferers lol.

alison
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am in too.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 5837
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We're sorting things ready to move...still nowhere to go yet

Flat surface here is at a premium....hoping for more storage next place,so that things that should be in cupboards have cupboards to go to....

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 14800
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 15 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
Truth be told my filing is filling any mushroom crate or box with what ever got posted and then stacking them up so they sort of go in chronological orderish...

Oh, filing actual paperwork, I thought you were filing junk.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14806
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 15 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am definitely decluttering. My problem is Ebay. I put things to one side to sell on, and never get round to it!

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19829
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 15 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm getting good at this, said with a smile and a sense of lightness. We are even a third of the way through Jack's farm desk (three bin bags to be burnt and completely empty drawers so far ). Once I've cleared each room I will go back through them another time. I am not living with "heirlooms" that nobody wants or uses.

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