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Omg ive actually done it

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Giraffescantdancethetango Mon 14-Jul-08 18:17:48

I have a flat that is clutter free shock its taken a long time chucking out stuff/recycling etc. And on Sat moved in to the new flat and its looking lovely - evrythings unpacked and all has a place. I keep wandering around gleefully. Now I just need to keep this up and not let it go back!!

Really never thought I could have a home like this - used to be the worst slattern in the world.

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 14-Jul-08 18:18:55

Oh well done you

HumphreyCushioni Mon 14-Jul-08 18:19:14

Well done, girraffes! grin

BreeVanderCampLGJ Mon 14-Jul-08 18:19:35


DanJARMouse Mon 14-Jul-08 18:22:23


want to come and do mine?

Although saying that, have been very productive today and its looking less like a shit hole and more like a home!

ComeOVeneer Mon 14-Jul-08 18:22:32

Doesn't it make you feel all calm and happy? grin

Countingthegreyhairs Mon 14-Jul-08 18:33:23

envy but good for you!!

Still battling here ... good to know it's possible to get there in the end

gscrym Mon 14-Jul-08 18:34:50

I've got 2 days DS free next week. The de-cluttering will happen then.

Giraffescantdancethetango Mon 14-Jul-08 18:58:30

COV - Yup makes me feel wonderful, my friend was up yesterday and she flung open a cupboard - usually Id have screamed NOOOO but it was fine, was all just nicely organised, because I dont have mountains of crap to try and hide. grin

Its totally worth it!!!

oggsfrog Mon 14-Jul-08 19:01:51

Well done you smile

How did you do it? I'm a terrible hoarder and need inspiration.

Califrau Mon 14-Jul-08 19:07:38

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giraffescantdancethetango Tue 15-Jul-08 15:20:15


You know what this board helped a lot, I often posted when Id done little bits and others posted saying they had done similar and how worthwhile it was so that kept me going.

I took an area at a time - with regular breaks in between. I had beside me a rubbish bag, a recycling bag, a charity shop bag and a keep pile. And I was just ruthless.

Good luck

Rubyrubyruby Tue 15-Jul-08 15:21:36

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elmoandella Tue 15-Jul-08 15:27:17

maybe my house would look a lot nicer if i spent less time on here??? hmm

charliecat Tue 15-Jul-08 15:46:16

Well Done You.




FAQ Tue 15-Jul-08 15:49:27

well done giraffe - I'm still in the midst of decluttering my house (and there was a LOT of decluttering to do - ask ShelleyLou and ItsMYmummy - they know lol) and MN has helped me too

All those "going to spend 15 minutes with a bag etc"

Thankfully now I'm onto the "get stuff sold" stage and have made a tentative start putting ads in the local free ads section and a few bits on ebay. Too much stuff (and not enough money) for me to just take it all to the charity shop/

Fizzylemonade Tue 15-Jul-08 17:56:36

Well done GCDTT!

I did it too but now it has reverted back a bit and I am battling to get it back. sad

It is a truly weird sensation to know that I had a big family party and yet it was all very serene and calm the day before as I wasn't frantically cleaning and trying to get everything shoved into the only room they wont go in put away grin

2 birthday parties later, more toys and a holiday my house it just a bit messy.

I will get it back to tidy state and I will be emptying my loft of lots of baby stuff as ds2 is now over 2 so I need to get rid.

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