30 Day Declutter


November is drawing to a close and my 30 Day Declutter is almost up, just 5 more days to go. Ummm where exactly did this month go? I had a bit of a wibble when it came to clearing stuff out this week, I’m not really sure why. I wanted to surround myself in stuff and not let any of it go but after I gave myself a good talking to that feeling passed and I got back on the declutter horse. What feels like tonnes of paperwork whizzed through the shredder and my linen closet was reduced to the essentials, lots more to go but I’m feeling positive and upbeat without these items clogging up my life.

Reclaiming my life back from the junk has been such a huge positive. I’m not really the kind of person who talks like that but really, truly and honestly ploughing myself into decluttering stuff and people from my life has made my life my own again and I’m enjoying it at long last.
Here’s what went this week –
59. A 3 man tent – Gave to a Twitter friend
60. Mr Thrifty’s leaky wellington boots – Gave to a gardener friend to use as decoration
61. An sleep mask that lets in a stupid amount of light – Fabric recycle bank
62 -66 Old bath sheets – Local animal shelter
67 & 68. Old flannels – Fabric reycle bank
69&70. Shower curtains – Fabric recycle bank
71. Single sheet – Fabric recyle bank
72. Shaving kit – Mr Thrifty has had a beard for nearly 7 years so it was an odd gift for someone to give him. – Charity shop
73. Internet router – The tip has a special area for electrical equipment
74. Wash Toiletry bag – Fabric recycle bank
75. Pedometer – Gave to a friend
76. A mug tree that I previously used as a braclet holder – Charity shop
77. An ugly (to me) mug – Charity shop
78. An ugly (to me) coaster – Charity shop
79. A packet of coasters – ebay
80. Some weird cushion thing – Charity shop
81. Pyjama bottoms – Fabric recycle bank
82. White duvet cover – Charity shop
83. Striped duvet cover – Charity shop
84. Sequined bag – Charity shop
85. Weird garden sign thing – Charity shop

Only five items left to go until I reach my 90 items target. I have great plans to declutter under the beds, which are currently home to my skinny clothes, so I have my weekend filled and no doubt my target well and truly leap-frogged over.

Are you taking part in the 30 Day Declutter, how’s it going at your end?
If you’re not already taking part, feel free to join in. It’s a really simple process and you don’t have to chose 90 things as your number you can go as low or high as you want.
Don’t forget to use the Twitter hashtag #30DayDeclutter for moral support.

You might find useful:
The original 30 Day Declutter post
30 Day Declutter – week 1
30 Day Declutter – week 2
30 Day Declutter – week 3
All of the posts in my ‘organise’ section tucked neatly into one place.

P.S. I also blog over at Totally Money, where I talk about all manner of money saving issues, most recently about buying Christmas gifts with loyalty cards.

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  1. Really great idea! It may have to happen as I am running out of space here!
    Love that a lot of things went to animal shelters etc. it always feels nice to give to charities & I’m sure they’re really appreciated :)
    Good job!

    I’ll let you know if I start on this challenge too!

    Sam x

  2. I found your blog a few weeks ago and have been enjoying your posts.

    Congratulations on almost reaching your decluttering target for the month, that’s great! I’ve been having a major clearout of our house this year – the charity shop people actually recognise hubs and I when we go in now, with our bags of donations 😉 I feel so much more relaxed knowing that the house isn’t stuffed with unwanted rubbish. I have to thank you, as well, for mentioning about selling old perfume bottles on Ebay. I had no idea they were worth selling and had been wondering what to do with my unwanted perfumes for a while. I managed to sell two bottles of Red Door (Elizabeth Arden) a couple of weeks ago, which is miles better than throwing it away, so thanks for the tip!

  3. trying hard – but being overwhelmed by the business of life at the minute.
    hoping to reach my target of 90 items though!

  4. well done with the decluttering ! i did sort of take part but have only got up to about 30, although i have been keeping a list, which makes it seem like getting rid of that old iron, or whatever, makes more of a difference!

  5. Well done on your de-clutter. I wish I’d officially taken part now as I have actually cleared out a lot of stuff this month too – very cathartic!

  6. Hi, sorry, bit of an odd request, but I’m trying to make/alter some bed sheets, and am looking for white sheets at the moment. Is the one you’re giving to charity up for negotiation, and if so what size is it and would you take a paypal payment for it?


  7. and by sheet, I obviously mean the white duvet cover *so dumb sometimes*

  8. I really love this!
    I too am boarding on hoardering
    LOL!!! – I think that will be my next post title! Ha! Ha!
    I am finally feeling so dragged down by STUFF as well!
    No better time than the present!

  9. You know I could probably do 30 items a day!!!! Isn’t that terrible? But it’s likely to be the kids’ stuff so it’s usually a Secret Squirrel operation for me while they’re at school. 9y.o: “Mum, where’s the Pixel Chicks?” Me: “The broken ones you haven’t played with for 2 years?” 9y.o: “yeah but I still like them” Me: “Mmmmm … dunno love”. Bad mummy.

  10. You have inspired me to have a clear out, starting tomorrow, look out hubbie and kids!!!!!

  11. I have been getting on pretty well with this actually but not had to blog about it, I think I will on Monday! You’re doing brill, grea to hear you got your motivation back, a facebook declutter was a great one for me, and clearned my mobile out too! Hannah

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