Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The results of my declutter for Lent challenge!

Do you love to have a nosey at other people's belongings? Well you might just be in luck! I blogged about my challenge for Lent back in February and here is how it went. I'll let the pictures do the talking....

Here is what I binned:

Rubbish
Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish


Here is what went to the charity shop:

Charity shop items
For the charity shop!


Here is what I gave away:


Old red chair
Old chair

High chair
High chair

Baby walker
Baby walker

Light fitting
Light fitting

Baby clothes
Baby clothes galore!

Ipod dock
Ipod dock

Sat nav
Sat nav

Stroller
Stroller

Clothes
Clothes

Light bulbs
Light bulbs that don't fit any of our lights!

Baby clothes
More baby clothes

Buttons
Buttons

Packaging
Used packaging

Elvis book and clock
Elvis book and clock

Buttons
More buttons 
Mini fondue set
Mini fondue set

Rain macs and necklace
Rain macs and necklace

Pineapple slicer
Pineapple slicer


Here is what I sold:


Camera

Touch up paint
Touch up paint

Karcher wheel set
Karcher wheel set

Foundation
Foundation

Baby activity station
Baby activity station

Here is my day by day declutter list:


01. Bottom shelf in bedroom - sorted old underwear
02. Kitchen cupboard - 01 - mixed
03. Pulled out clothes from underbed and sorted the scarf bag
04. Baby clothes sort
05. Baby gym ready for sale
06. Clothes sort - shelves
07. Clothes sort - hanging up
08. 2 drawers of clothes sort
09. Toiletry cases
10. Kitchen cupboard - 02 - treats
11. Baby vests, coats and leggings
12. Sort plastic bags with CDs and one food cupboard
13 Kitchen Cupboard 03 - Tupperware cupboard
14 Kitchen Cupboard 04 - baking items + trays
15 Cabinet in spare bedroom
16 Kitchen Cupboard 05 - sort food
17 Kitchen cupboard - sort spices
18 Condiment cupboard
19 Freecycle items - chair, high chair, baby clothes, light fittings
20 Freecycle items - pineapple slicer, baby bits and bobs, ipod dock and clock
21 Lounge wear
22 DIY bits
23 Bedside drawer
24 Bottom of bedroom cupboard
25 Bottom of bedroom cupboard
26 Bottom of bedroom cupboard
27 Bag of stuff in bedroom I hadn’t sorted since moving 5 years ago!
28 Utility cupboard
29 Stroller ready for Freecycle + shoes by front door
30 Cook books
31 Basket of odd bits in sitting room
32 Stuff shoved behind the bookcase
33 Paper work sort
34 Collect bits and bobs from kitchen to giveaway
35 Paper work sort
36 Items posted to Freecycle
37 Sorted items for Freecycle and eBay
38 Photographed items for freecycle and eBay
39 Items on eBay / Freecycle
40 Put memory box items in a pile
41 Start sorting boxes in spare room
42 Packed away 1 large box
43 Stacked box files together
44 Gathered rubbish together and threw out
45 Gathered items for charity shop.
46 Relax!

It's amazing how productive you can be in just ten minute spurts each day.

What are your top tips for a successful declutter?

By Lee

7 comments:

  1. Wow good idea but I could be here all year with my hoarding

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    1. It's amazing how much you can do in ten minutes too!

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  2. I really need to start doing this, I have so much stuff thats never used x

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    1. Don't we all!! I'm trying to keep up the good habit now.

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  3. Well done!! Bet it felt good!

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    1. Was pretty good. Looks of messy areas I'd been putting off for ages....still plenty to do though!

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  4. Wow! The problem with our de-clutter is that we'd put it off for so long ... :-)

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