Category Archives: recycling

Measuring Decluttering Success

I know when I’ve had a good decluttering session by measuring the following: How much I’ve put in the rubbish bag What I’ve managed to recycle (which is usually a larger pile than the rubbish) What I’ve added to the … Continue reading

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Are We Adding to the Stress by Squeezing Out Every Last Drop?

This evening I was about to run a bath when I noticed that my daughter had started using the new shampoo and conditioner bottles when there were clearly small amounts left in the old ones that she’d put to one-side. … Continue reading

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A 41 Year Old Jigsaw Gave us Three Hours of Family Time

In an attempt to get through the stack of jigsaws taking up space in my house (so that we can see which ones we want/don’t want to keep), I got out the second jigsaw so far this year. We started … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts On Clutter Build Up, and A New Cleaning Routine

(1) I still have too much stuff that I ought to get rid of (2) If I get rid of something that I later regret, I can always buy it again Even though I spent 366 days eliminating clutter from … Continue reading

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Day 351: Hallway Decorating Continues, and the Lounge Gets a Deeper Clean

After an intense morning of work calls, I was pleased that I had the afternoon off so that I could clear a bit more of the dining room. However, when I walked through the lounge, I decided to change my … Continue reading

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Day 333: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes and a Cupboard

Having had almost nine hours’ sleep last night, I was full of energy to move forward with more decluttering steps today, and what better way to start than going through a large suitcase of old clothes which was on my … Continue reading

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Day 321: A Productive Day, and a New Under Sink Storage Solution

Having a whole week ahead of you and not really having a plan, means that you can just live in the moment and do whatever you want to do whenever you want to do it. It’s quite rare for me … Continue reading

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Day 294: Utility Room Floor Cleared, and Work Continues on En-suite

The day has whizzed by today. The plumbers were here again working on knocking out more of the cupboard and creating a structure for the shower wall. They found a lot of damp and said that the shower wasn’t built … Continue reading

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Day 277: Making Progress With the Garage Clutter, and Being Creative With the Toys

The trip to the carpet shop didn’t go too well this morning so we won’t talk about that. To take my mind off it, I decided to go to my cluttered hideaway, aka the garage, and sort sort sort. I … Continue reading

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Day 210: A Reason to Tidy and Vacuum, and the Sale of Some Love Shaped Clutter

After a very early start this morning to receive the delivery of shopping between 7 and 8am, I turned my attention to tidying and vacuuming the house. I had a deadline of 11.30am to get the stairs, landing and all … Continue reading

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