Winter Gut-Out

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Just cleared out a cupboard in the kitchen full of cake-baking tins and similar things I will never, ever use. 
Thrown out old frying pans and got new ones in. 
Thrown out a water feature for the garden I'm never going to use. 
Got rid of my TV and DVD player in the bedroom as they're never on.
Got a smaller, more compact family calendar to go on the living room table. 
Gutted out piles of letters and similar tat that were lying around. 
Need to gut out the garage. 

Very liberating to just get rid of all that stuff you never use, clear space and make you more focused!!
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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 13051
    Feels great, doesn't it.
    Trouble is it doesn't take long to get back to its previous clutter.
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 3716
    Going to try and keep it clear but yeah, agree!!
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  • mgawmgaw Frets: 2685
    3 dump runs yesterday and more to come, unbelievable amount of shite!! 
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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 2325
    mgaw said:
    3 dump runs yesterday and more to come, unbelievable amount of shite!! 
    I feel it mate. I too have had amoebic dysentery, after eating a dodgy shellfish curry purchased from a beach vendor in Goa while half pissed.
    Self-confessed Blues Lawyer
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 5128
    It's a great idea, but I don't think I'm ever going to get round to doing it.
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  • GrunfeldGrunfeld Frets: 2777
    Going to try and keep it clear but yeah, agree!!
    I live in a small place.  The kitchen especially was always cluttered with basically shit that comes through the door that needs to get sorted and before you know it there's layers and piles of it everywhere, fucking everywhere.
    About August I put a decent-sized storage box on the end of my kitchen bench. 
    Since then, everything I can't deal with immediately goes in the box.  It's like a big, deep, in-tray I guess.  For whatever reason it has been working.  I have actually kept the kitchen tidy since. 

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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 10183
    We're lining up for the same. I've already done clothes, but need to do kitchen, living room, "random" cupboards and even *gasp* music stuff...
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  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 760
    We've also done the same, and I'm trying to sell off all my unused gear to have a proper purge.
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 3716
    I didn't say but some of the stuff is Sheena's. But things that aren't quite sentimental. E.g. silly old frying pans ! 

    @Grunfeld that's a great idea. And if you never look in the box, it means you never needed that stuff anyway :)
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  • Paul_CPaul_C Frets: 4667

    Never say never when it comes to baking !

    When my youngest's mother moved out I chucked away any remaining cup cake cases, flour etc. but since then I've done quite a bit of cooking with my daughter, so the cupboard is full of the stuff I threw out again* :)








    *not the same stuff from out of the bin, new stuff. ;)
    CEO ACME Moats Inc.
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 3716
    I'm definitely more of a savoury person :D
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  • Did the same yesterday. Got a HUGE pile of old clothes and toys that my kids have outgrown ready for the charity shop. 
    Unfortunately the space created will simply allow us to put their Christmas loot away neatly!
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  • strtdvstrtdv Frets: 1282
    My study/man cave is going to get a major spring clean this year, aiming to get rid of around 40% of what's there at the moment
    Robot Lords of Tokyo, SMILE TASTE KITTENS!
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 3716
    edited January 6
    I still have all my pedals from when I was in the band. Considering that's all I've got I think I'll probably keep them despite never getting used outside of band situation. You never know..
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  • steveledzepsteveledzep Frets: 171
    Mrs Ledzep is excellent at this.  She is constantly decluttering every room in the house.  Removing everything we don't use any longer.  Trouble is, she dumps it in my garage !  Can't even get the lawnmower in any longer.
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 3716
    My bedroom feels so strange now without a TV staring me in the face. It was never on, anyway.. but I think this is a positive. 
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  • Mrs Ledzep is excellent at this.  She is constantly decluttering every room in the house.  Removing everything we don't use any longer.  Trouble is, she dumps it in my garage !  Can't even get the lawnmower in any longer.
    Mrs Cantalk does exactly the same then tells me the garage is a mess and I need to sort it as she's tidied the house.
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  • Emp_FabEmp_Fab Frets: 14075
    I’ve given up.  Mrs Fab will put something on any available flat surface.  I bought a few little wastebaskets to dot around the house a while ago to make things easier to keep tidy.  I turn my back for five seconds and there’s something on top of the basket, a picture frame, a stack of books etc.

    We’re not at the stage of being worthy of an episode of “hoarders” yet, but it’s really getting me down.  You get to a point where you become overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task of getting the whole house as you want it, so it becomes almost impossible to make a start.
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 5128
    Emp_Fab said:
    We’re not at the stage of being worthy of an episode of “hoarders” yet, but it’s really getting me down.  You get to a point where you become overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task of getting the whole house as you want it, so it becomes almost impossible to make a start.
    Story of my life.  Although I'm definitely at the hoarder stage.
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  • UnclePsychosisUnclePsychosis Frets: 5459
    edited January 6
    Anyone struggling to declutter/organise should read some Marie Kondo.

    Her "philosophy" sounds poncy as fuck but personally I found it really helpful on a practical basis. If literally nothing else, her tips on how to fold and store my clothes were a genuine revelation. 
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  • duotoneduotone Frets: 309
    Anyone struggling to declutter/organise should read some Marie Kondo.

    Her "philosophy" sounds poncy as fuck but personally I found it really helpful on a practical basis. If literally nothing else, her tips on how to fold and store my clothes were a genuine revelation. 
    Noticed there’s a new series with her on Netflix
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  • duotone said:
    Anyone struggling to declutter/organise should read some Marie Kondo.

    Her "philosophy" sounds poncy as fuck but personally I found it really helpful on a practical basis. If literally nothing else, her tips on how to fold and store my clothes were a genuine revelation. 
    Noticed there’s a new series with her on Netflix
    Its strangely watchable. I normally hate that kind of show as well. 
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