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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by Mummy woo! » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:34 pm

There are fewer of us than the Whittos, but we have three beds in the house and seven sets of sheets - two per bed, plus a set of flannelette for the big bed for winter (I don't love flanno sheets). So at most I only have to store four sets - it is great!

(Of course the old sheets didn't go out, they went into the sewing stash for muslins :roll:)
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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by Gwen's Mum » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:46 pm

I'm so late to this party, but I'm in for a projected total of 50 bags. Only just hit my target last year, so I'm under-guesstimating this time around. :lol:

And after a post-Christmas declutter, I'm on the board with 7 bags.
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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by DigDig » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:41 pm

We have 2 sheet sets per bed, with 4 beds in total (that includes the guest bed). But then 1 of those is a guest bed that is same size as our bed, and the 2 kids are soon to have the same size bed too, so it softens the edges a little.

I'm struggling with towels. I've got 2 pp, plus one swim towel each, and then 2 guest towels, but that's a total of 14 towels! It's just too many but I don't know how to reduce it. We have frequent visitors and kids and 1 parent goes swimming weekly. They just take up so much space.
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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by JennyD » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:27 pm

Does sending two kids off to perth with about 12 large tubs of stuff count :) You can almost move around the house. Once we sort out the bike shed it will be great :)

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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by Jenbt85 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:27 am

7 bags gone. Total = 17
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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by DigDig » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:24 pm

Another bag, total 19 bags.
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Post by Penguin » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:38 pm

you people all lost me at "sheet sets" :smt005 :roll: :oops: :D
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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by Penguin » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:51 am

Just walked up to the op shop with three bags. I usually go outside of opening hours and put them in the donation bin because I don't like people but it was ok. The furniture pick up truck was there picking up the tables that had been left in their driveway. I went to put my bags in the bin there saw it was full (as I expected) and he said just to put it on the back steps. I did that and quickly made my exit before the op shop staff came out.

42 + 3 = 45
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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by DigDig » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:05 pm

Another 12 bags total now 31 bags.
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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by whitto04 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:52 am

Can I also add 7kg lost? That's half way to my goal weight.
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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by Mummy woo! » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:01 am

whitto04 wrote:Can I also add 7kg lost? That's half way to my goal weight.
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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by Penguin » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:58 pm

In op shop him: four bags of dh's clothes. One bag of books and kids clothes, mostly clothes I'd kept from R that I won't use for C. Two bags of expensive plastic ware.


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45 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 1 = 53


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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by Jenbt85 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:58 pm

Jenbt85 wrote:7 bags gone. Total = 17
Another bag gone, total = 18
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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by ~WildChild~ » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:25 pm

I didnt pick a target but want to keep track.
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Re: The 2017 declutter thread

Post by Jenbt85 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:25 pm

Bye bye lidless plastic containers (wonder if the lids ran away with the odd socks?!). One bag gone :) Total = 19.
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