We have clutter all around the house and once or twice a year we de-clutter everything. Do you?


Posted by kjgarner, 28th October 2015


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  • I’d love to, but i can barely keep up with just “maintaining” – actually i can’t keep up – it’s getting worse each month.



  • With Spring approaching l need to do a big clean in the spare room and kitchen!



  • A good clear out makes me realize how much “stuff” we all have… far too much!..I don’ t know where it all comes from…. I think we live in such a unique point in history, where producing and consuming is so prolific; we have more than any other generation that has ever existed….. and we still haven’t totally ‘broken’ planet earth.. but I think eventually we will have to slow down, and get used to having less again as we balance the world’s resources and real need.



  • yes i hate clutter. it has to be useful, sentimental or decorative or it is gone lol. i love the minimalist look but i have to keep things homey for my kids to feel like they live in a home, not a show house.



  • Little bits at a time sounds great!



  • I do! I can’t stand the build up of clutter! I usually clean the shed out then the house….which fills the shed up again :( it’s not necessarily done in Spring time tho. Whenever the urge takes and the house is too full



  • Every 3 months I have a good clean out but once a year is my BIG spring clean!
    Almost everything that is not nailed down goes haha!
    During the year we accumulate so much junk & it is so refreshing to rid the home of some of it.



  • Absolutely – we take out things haven’t been touched for more than 6 months but in good condition, and move them to the op shops.



  • I have little flurries where I feel extra motivated so I’ll do mini ‘spring cleans’ a few times throughout the year. I couldn’t do the whole house at once though. I’d lose motivation.



  • We are spring cleaning at the moment, bub is due in December 2015 so we are trying to have a nice and clean house and backyard in time for when bub comes.



  • Yes, I align my spring clean with verge bulk rubbish collection BUT anything that can be used by women’s refuges I take direct to them. Eg children’s clothes, sheets, towels, good quality games etc. they can’t take all as very limited storage, but the rest is great for charity organisations. Good opening for talking about these issues with kids too.



  • Constantly trying to reduce my things, might start around spring but still going the following spring



  • I clean once a week and am a minimalist so don’t have too much to de-clutter. CLothes on the other hand get a spring clean



  • I give away books I know I will never read again, friends have also read and returned. I normally donate them to a worthwhile charity. I keep childrens’ books until the children outgrow them. I buy books for them to read here. They have plenty at home so they don’t want to read them at home too. There are plenty of Childrens’ charities which are willing to accept them. The kids are very gentle with them so sometimes they look as though they haven’t been used. I have given away some toys they have outgrown to a friend who now has grandchildren who they will be suitable for later. The lady loaned me some that had belonged to her children when they were little which I returned to her as our kids outgrew them.



  • Me too! I’ve got plenty of books in the house. I think it’s our most precious possession! :-) I just give away books I didn’t particularly like or books I’m completely sure I’ll never read again. I prefer real books to digital books, but of course printed books need space. And, if you love them, you have to take care of them. They must have a nice comfortable space in your bookcase. :-)


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