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    Default decluttering anyone?

    Does anyone out there want to join in with trying to get motivated to declutter their house a little at a time. I am tired of the only time my house being tidy is when my home help has just been so going to spend a few minutes every day decluttering something - whether it be the kitchen bench, my study desk (so DS & I can actually study there), bedroom floor (mine is a disgrace).

    I plan on posting here what I achieve in the hope it will keep me motivated to keep going & get on top of the clutter.

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    I will follow along as I LOVE a good declutter I actually declutter to the extreme..."haven't used this in 5 minutes? It can go!" I'm the bane of poor DP's existence at times!

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    I have been doing this...I have a house full of "collectors " resulting in random crap sitting on every flat surface. I try to do one area at a time. I gave a shelf by my front door that I put things on that need to return to owner and a bag for the op shop. When the bag us full it goes in the boot of my car. My house is a loooong way from clutter free but if I get one place sorted I feel much better.

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    I started by gathering my collection of excess empty grocery bags from various places around the house eg. Kitchen, near front door etc but that have yet to make it to the recycling bin so I'll join...

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    Decluttering gives me anxiety much to dh's annoyance. He loves a good declutter. I did bite the bullet though and decluttered before we moved last month and it kinda feels good knowing we brought a lot less stuff to our new house.

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    I love this. Have been looking at the life changing magic of de cluttering book and she talks about clearing by category not by room. I really need a w/e alone to get anything sorted 😄

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    Yes! I've done a lot of decluttering already but still have more to do.

    I second the book the Life changing magic of tidying, it's fantastic.

    Things that I need to get done are the desk so it's useable (I'll being focusing on paper work which is what most of the clutter is) and some piles in the bedroom that need sorting.

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    I set my alarm for 10 mins (since that seemed a bearable time) & got rid of a heap of stuff from my bookcase near the front door. Will set another 10 min alarm later in the day.

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    I am getting a new kitchen (in the middle of it) ... so major declutter and throw out.

    I tossed a bunch of stuff when we took everything out - but will have another purge when putting stuff back in the shelves.

    "Do I really need this?" Really ????

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    The biggest thing I've found with decluttering is to STOP BRINGING THINGS HOME. Yep. I love to op shop, find bargains etc but it all just becomes clutter in the end. I'm trying to do the buy once, buy well thing and just have quality stuff the kids and I *love* rather than house filled with junk.

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