I think i've actually lost interest in buying things which is a plus. I use to love shopping for the kids and buying a million outfits they really didn't need, toys that they would lose interest in, etc. I guess now that they are getting older it's lost a bit of appeal as they can choose their things and i've never liked shopping for myself. I guess that all helps my cause though..lol
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19-12-2014 15:01 #12Senior Member
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I have been trying to follow this philosophy in the lead up to Christmas because I know the kids will be given lots of presents from relatives (mainly from the grandparents) and their toy boxes are already full. I like to have a designated spot for everything in the house, if it doesn't have a spot then I chuck it.
I love the kerb side bulk rubbish collections we have 4 times a year, it's great motivation to get rid of old toys, clothes etc. although it is frustrating when people come and rifle through it and scatter stuff all over our kerb.
I find that the salvos bins near my house are always overflowing, it puts me off donating items because I can't fit any more in and you are not supposed to leave stuff on the ground near the bin.
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19-12-2014 15:18 #13
19-12-2014 15:22 #14
Wish we had kerb side clean ups but where i live they are only for property owners and i rent.
I think i'll just have to make a real big effort to sort through everything, organise a dump run for the stuff that's no good and figure out the rest as i go.
19-12-2014 15:38 #15Senior Member
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I moved house earlier in the year and we threw out/donated a heap of stuff. It felt so cleansing! I've decided we have enough storage in our house now to have a place for everything and when I don't, its time to de-clutter. That will be a job for January I think.
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19-12-2014 15:51 #16
I am trying this too. I got rid of piles of stuff when I moved, but I want to get rid of so much more.
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19-12-2014 16:14 #17
i have just got a new kitchen, so that was perfect timing for getting rid of the junk that was in that part of the house. now im ready to start on my bedroom wardrobe. i take anything that is useful to st vinnies and just bin everything else. i do make a big clean out every few years, but i could still manage on much less of everything. marie.
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19-12-2014 16:59 #18
I would love to do this one day.
We have so much stuff we haven't even unpacked from previous house moves! Speaks volumes about the amount of unnecessary clutter we have.
19-12-2014 17:06 #19
Have been looking at pictures of people's houses that have adopted minimalist living, it's so inspirational to see their bare, clear and almost clinical/sterile looking spaces, then i look around here... *sigh*... where to even begin? Lol
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