Anybody want to join me in a mega, whole house declutter?

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LilllyLovesLife Tue 04-Mar-14 10:03:09

I am desperate to have a clean and tidy home. It's always ruined my life and I always feel very lonely, partly because I can never have anybody over without a week or so notice to clean up! I am fed up of being like this and want to make a change for good. I know that the biggest step is to declutter, as it will make it so much easier to keep tidy.

I have delcuttered lots of times before, and I then end up filling it up again! I don't want to do this again! I want this to be the last time!!

Anybody up for joining me?

I have already done my girls room (They share a small double and it was always so full that they couldn't ever have space to play in it!). It is so much easier now, I finished it about a week ago but have actually kept it tidy!

I am now moving onto my Son's room. It's a TEENY box room with just a cotbed and one chest of drawers in, no spare space and I have an extra baby to fit in their soon as we are expecting again. Baby will sleep in our room for as long as possible but no idea where the baby's clothes etc will go! So iv culled his clothes and now have 2 spare drawers, and got an under bed drawer now which I can use although not really space to pull it out!

Anyway, would anybody like to join me in my mission? We could support each other and keep each other going? I have also strarted looking into flylady and hope to use some bits from there, but not follow it fully as I like to do my own thing a bit.

shitatusernames Mon 28-Jul-14 12:46:17

Awww well done mini Chaff on rolling over, mum has kids for a bit, so I'm off to finish my wardrobe then I'm off to mother's, no bacon and egg baguette this time though lol.

ChaffinchOfDoom Mon 28-Jul-14 08:44:02

<sell it!> <sell it!> <sell it!> <<Indiana Jones type rant over a massive hot pit of fire>>

BoffinMum Sun 27-Jul-14 20:57:18

It is actually a specialist one that people collect, by Pat Rohan who apparently was the top bananas when it comes to racing bikes. Apparently.

ChaffinchOfDoom Sun 27-Jul-14 20:40:12

Boffin if he doesn't use the bike...sell it!

I got £20 for my old one grin

h can always buy one from a local fb group for around £50 in the yrs to come if he really wants one

ChaffinchOfDoom Sun 27-Jul-14 20:38:23

<<wow the baby just rolled himself onto his tummy 1st time>>

I got a bit more of hall repainted wa-hoo
and cleaned lounge. am boy, was it bad...there were mini eggs under the sofa for gods sake <shakes fist at sky> the last time we had mini eggs was easter.
Have bagged up non-selling tripe for charity shop drop tomorrow. re-used a random spare box for baby's toybox negating need to buy another one.
<wondering what baby will do now he's on his tummy>

shitatusernames Sun 27-Jul-14 16:03:12

Ha ha meany!!

Really struggling to get anything done, it really isn't easy when the kids are off and baby wakes everytime I put her down, have managed to start on my wardrobe though.

Haven't even started on dinner yet, at this rate it will be a take away.

BoffinMum Sat 26-Jul-14 23:46:00

Shall I sell his old racer bike as well? <mean wifey emoticon> grin

BoffinMum Sat 26-Jul-14 23:44:54

Haven't been on for a bit, but I wanted to flag up my eBook is free until about lunchtime tomorrow, if anyone didn't manage to download it for free last time.

Austerity Housekeeping

I am also feeling very virtuous because I have just managed to declutter DH's rust bucket kit car by selling it, after a 17 year campaign. gringringrin I cannot begin to express how delighted I am. (It did 16 miles in 3 years, so legitimate grounds for decluttering, methinks).

ChaffinchOfDoom Sat 26-Jul-14 18:40:49

ooh I did break open the magnolia mega tin of paint leftovers, stir with a stick and slap some over the dirty marks up the stairs, got a few covered before yelling baby...managed to splurt some on my new converses though sad

still pleased though [hooray face]

JKSLtd Sat 26-Jul-14 16:31:54

Agree. Had to do 3 yr old party in sunshine.
Home with tea now.

Lotsof laundry doing. Some artwork recycled <mean mummy>.
Slow going though.

ChaffinchOfDoom Sat 26-Jul-14 14:42:48

done 2 loads washing. 2nd load drying on line. paddling pool up out filled. baby fed. lunches eaten. too hot for owt else <sigh>

JKSLtd Fri 25-Jul-14 21:40:07

Ditto kitchen bombsite. Every counter covered.
Laundry backing up.
Dw backing up.

Tomorrow I need to get to grips with general stuff.
Then see if I can separate more toys out to pass on.

ChaffinchOfDoom Fri 25-Jul-14 21:25:26

never stopped today enjoying the sun. brill summer, but v tiring!

slowly trolling through attic selling bits off. 2 more going tomorrow. need storage. dh going bit nuts says he wants to go shopping tomorrow but it's sooo hot to look round shops.

will have a good clean round lounge tomorrow - hoover, straighten rugs, tidy toys, clean surfaces lots of toys toys toys all over the show. also got a bit of ironing to do <sigh> kitchen is a bomb site.

JKSLtd Fri 25-Jul-14 11:06:48

I know it's a bit randomsmile

Had hordes here yesterday. 6 hrs of kids in the pool and garden. Then one stayed for a sleepover. I went put and left dh in charge. Drank too much and suffering today.
Builders here causing mayhem - fixing damp from last winter.
Did manage to pass on some boys clothes yesterday but got given bag of books.

Lazy day so far all still in pjs.

ChaffinchOfDoom Thu 24-Jul-14 21:07:32

''Tuba'' LOL

bugger all done today smile lovely day though

shitatusernames Thu 24-Jul-14 10:54:38

Well a morning of not doing much, baby asleep on me, kids are now off but I will pull my finger out tomorrow, got hair cut this arvo which is desperately needed.

Gosh I don't envy you being at swimming in this heat.

JKSLtd Wed 23-Jul-14 19:13:31

Yep did ds1's swimming lesson. Far too hot and stuffy in there.

Passed on big box of girls clothes today.
Friend coming for boys clothes tomorrow.

Failed on charity shop & giving back tuba today though.

ChaffinchOfDoom Wed 23-Jul-14 15:31:05

that sounds ace shit gotta take troops to swim lessons in a bit, am hot and tired bf not fun this hot

shitatusernames Wed 23-Jul-14 11:14:16

Not doing so well this morning, mum's got baby so I've hoovered downstairs, dusted etc, just having a coffee then mopping the kitchen floor, which hasn't been done since before the new arrival blush, but no chance to do upstairs as mum is doing lunch (egg and bacon ) baguette so I'm not turning that down lol.

ChaffinchOfDoom Wed 23-Jul-14 09:44:39

Ive done OK but need to purchase some storage big time, and can't quite make myself go storage shopping with 3 dc in 80degree heat...

have looked on amazon but + delivery charges = rather expensive
want a toybox for baby's expanding pile of toys, and 2 under bed boxes <big and shallow as suggested!> for lego bricks and built pieces

also want a narrow but desk height table to fit 2 desk chairs for their bedroom, and keeping an eye for a little nursing chair for what will be baby's room

shitatusernames Tue 22-Jul-14 21:37:10

Ahh ok, maternity here at the moment, back in November, so I shall be making a dent in this decluttering, it just seems sucha task at the moment, but I know how much better I'll feel once it's done.

meisiemee Tue 22-Jul-14 20:03:13

Shitatusernames, holiday club for a fair chunk of it as I will be working!

shitatusernames Tue 22-Jul-14 19:41:55

Oh meis what will we do during the holiday? Think they'll be driving me insane.

Mum is taking baby for a while tomorrow, so upstairs is being tackled, my wardrobe, and all the clothes lying around sorted ready for the cot purchase.

meisiemee Tue 22-Jul-14 19:19:37

Oh it's never ending.... Might have to bop Dh on the nose soon as he is worse than DS, no sooner I tidy the sooner he is messing!!!!! confused

JKSLtd Tue 22-Jul-14 18:22:33

Been at work now setting up pool in the garden. Kids happy with water pistols. No decluttering managed as charity shop was shut by the time I got there.

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