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Decluttering - where to start?

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lilolilmanchester Mon 17-Sep-07 12:10:13

I know there are books/dedicated web-sites, but have such a mammoth task, would like to hear from those of you who have decluttered recently. What worked, what didn't, where to start, will it ever end, etc etc.

DoingARunner Mon 17-Sep-07 12:11:25

Ah, was just about to suggest FLYlady - they have a good decluttering section. Erm, I think the general gist is JUST do 15 mins at a time. One drawer, or cupboard.

mumfor1standfinaltime Mon 17-Sep-07 12:14:52

I have been de cluttering at home. I did one room at a time, start with what you can see, table tops, side boards, chests etc. Then go into things!
Get a pack of bin bags/boxes and do a charity shop one, bin one, loft one etc.

webchick Mon 17-Sep-07 22:13:35

get a few black bin liners and pick the room you want to start in......then decide what you really want to keep, charity shop and bin. Be ruthless, once you get going it is easy. Allow 30 mins then reasses to see how you are getting on.

Once you have finished the room go onto the next one.

Just take the plunge, you know you have to!

brimfull Mon 17-Sep-07 22:15:55

be ruthless ,if you haven't used it in the last yr and it's not sentimental bin it!

PeachesMcLean Mon 17-Sep-07 22:16:02

It never ends. You end up with nowt. wink Very minimalist.

lilolilmanchester Mon 17-Sep-07 22:17:33

thanks. All common sense, didn't really need to ask but was hoping someone could wave a magic wand, but sounds like I just need to get stuck in. Tomorrow. Was supposed to be today.

glitterchick Tue 18-Sep-07 19:58:30

Good luck. My house is in bits. Am ordering a bit skip and dumping the lot.

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