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31/01/2013 at 10:12
I have SOOOO much stuff that I need to get rid off, I am now taking over H's wardrobe. We have cupboards full of boxes of stuff that has never been looked at and I still have things at my mums. What do you do with it all? I have started giving Liams clothes to his little cousin, so don't have those to worry about
31/01/2013 at 10:13
We're planning a loft conversion in the next few months so will have to do a huge amount of decluttering! My problem is we have a new house which has very limited storage so struggle to find places to put anything!! I can be quite ruthless though, I sell the kids toys as they grow out of them, I give clothes I'll never wear again to charity shops, I do love a good declutter, very therapeutic!
31/01/2013 at 10:17
Who do you sell the toys too? I haven't had much luck. I have shoes and boots still with the tags on in the wardrobe!
Depends what you mean by stuff. I don't have stuff. Clothes i clear out and either charity or sell every 6months or so. Apart from that I don't have anything. I can't stand clutter.
31/01/2013 at 10:18
Mainly clothes and toys Belle
31/01/2013 at 10:19
I have loads of makeup and toiletries as well that I have never used. Bags in the loft...
31/01/2013 at 10:21
I sell toys on FB local selling pages Kellfi. Sold quite a bit before xmas. Baby stuff sells really well on there too. You could do a carboot (I need to do this but never have got round to it!)
31/01/2013 at 10:23
I have thought about a carboot, but its such a hassle. I have actually sold a few things on FB selling groups before too. I don't know whether to take photos of everything, put it on For Sale here, the DW group, local FB group and eBay with a 99p starting price? The things that I do not get rid off, give them to charity
I need to do the same Kelfi, I am going to put some toys online for collection only but I don't know what to do about the clothes
31/01/2013 at 10:26
You need to be absolutely ruthless. Go through it a bit at a time and get rid of it.
Children's clothes I pass onto friends who have younger children. Toys I gave to the charity shop or one or two things to friends.
Then go through it a bit at a time - if you have loads of stuff that you haven't used, think about why you don't use it. With clothes is it because its the wrong size, colour or style. Anything like that get rid of it - either sell it, take to the charity shop or we have a clothing shop round here that will buy stuff off you.
Then get a pile of things you want to wear from it, get them out and start wearing them.
Go through your existing clothes - anything that is worn/looking dowdy should be replaced with the new unworn stuff and got rid of. Have you worn it in the last year. If not then get rid of it.
Tip from the Flylady website is to use a timer and set yourself a goal - look at one bag or box at a time and make a quick decision. Don't put things back 'just in case' . Then sort your clothes into the same types/colours so you can see them easily in the cupboards/drawers.
I'm supposed to be decluttering my paperwork right now but have become distracted
31/01/2013 at 10:31
We have been having major decluttering sessions here recently and have thrown out sacks full of things, mainly clothes. They go to the charity bins on the streets. There is a great system here for chucking out big items - just put it outside on the street and either the rubbish men take it or other people get freebies! We have put out a stroller, mattress, sofa and fridge lately and it's all gone within a couple of days.
31/01/2013 at 10:41
I hate clutter, I just dont keep anything unless its worn, used or sentimental.
Clothes I sort though wardrobes all the time, anything too small gets binned, charity shopped or sold if immaculate.
Kids stuff sells well on fb but adults better on ebay.
Make up etc is hard as you cant tell how old it is, but I would offer to friends and family or chairty shop it.
31/01/2013 at 10:43
Sometimes, I don't wear stuff because it needs ironed, maybe I should get an ironing lady
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