Had I have know writing a blog about decluttering my two rooms was going to motivate me to really crack on with it properly this time, I would have started writing it years ago. I’ve made attempts in the past Im very good at putting things into boxes piling them up close together and placing a cloth over the top creating carpet space and thinking yes, I’m getting there and then not touching it for months when a whole host of new clutter just surrounds the rest and the cloth is no longer big enough to hide it all. But to think I’ve only been writing this blog a few weeks and already the room lurking behind that door is nearly empty.(and believe me it was a disgrace I have the photos to prove it)
Admittedly the stuff has been boxed and piled up into the room behind the kitchen but that is the plan..I cant make it a usable room until its empty, so I can take up the carpet, remove the dated fireplace and the secondary glazing, sand the floor and decorate. Ive had the tarpaulin out on the lawn again this weekend have taken 5 more bags of clothes to the charity bin outside the co-op on Monkmoor road which is great as most charity shops in Shrewsbury town you can not park outside.
All the plastic toy stuff (bloody masses of it this is just one box) is now in one place and ready to go through with my 8 year old son to decide whats to bin, keep and try to sell. He sells bird seed and has sold lots of other things outside the house sitting on a deck chair with his little blackboard, so I was thinking he could just say any 3 pieces of plastic crap.. sorry toys for £1 along with the teddies but they might be 50p.
In the couple of weeks I’ve been doing this I’ve learnt there is an Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers apdo-uk.co.uk (I had no idea) a couple of member I’ve been introduced to thanks to my tweeting are.. The Clutter Fairy clutterfairy.co.uk based in Manchester … Rachel Papworth at mygreenandtidylife.co.uk from Brighton and Jude Ainsley thedeclutterer.co.uk up in Scotland who knows by the time Ive finished this blog perhaps Sarah Hopper from ferndellshrewsbury.co.uk could be a member and ready to help you with your plastics cupboard or understairs avalanche. Thanks for reading