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Declutter with A Thrifty Mum

So after my admission that I am something of a hoarder.  I have been putting a decluttering task a day on A Thrifty Mum Facebook page.  

This week I have decluttered the following:

  1. My sock and underwear drawer
  2. My shoes (which was hard as I have never thrown a pair of shoes away in my adult life)
  3. My bedside cabinet.

I have been ruthless and have binned things that are no longer of use, recycled, donated and also listed some items on ebay.  

Tomorrow I am going to post a list of other tasks one for each day of next week.  I figure Sunday is a day of rest, plus it is the last day before the boys go back to school, so I want to spend it doing family stuff.

Decluttering Tips

My tips for decluttering are really simple.  Focus on one area at a time.  Make sure you are not just moving things, but to actually make sure you have a place for them or put them in your recycle, donate or sell boxes.

Who is up for joining me? 


  1. ME. I'll join you. I'll go and do my underwear drawer in a minute, shoes are already done, and my bedside table definitely needs doing!


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