Say Goodbye to Clutter this April (Week 2)

In March I de-cluttered my online world. In April I’m tackling physical clutter.

April decluttering

Selling. Week 2 and progress has been made. I sold the walker! In fact I sold the walker twice on Amaz*n), but the first buyer backed out – no fun with a 19kg parcel! After organising the refund, for him and for me (parcel collection), I re-listed in the hope of selling it again. Which I did. Fingers crossed there are no problems going forward with this sale.

Conscious buying. With a package that big you can get it picked up by a parcel delivery firm – I didn’t fancy carrying it to the post office! The downside is that you have to wait in all day for the collection. Which is no biggie, but it’s all time you’re dedicating to stuff you’ve purchased, that you wish you hadn’t!

Time wasted selling this walker has re-affirmed my goal to be a 100% conscious about all my purchases going forward.

Ebay. I’m thinking I may have to leave the majority of my online selling until May, although I will try to get all the listing prepped and ready to go. I’m planning a car boot sale in May too, so that should work out quite well. What doesn’t sell online I’ll take to the car boot.

Other stuff done this week:

  • Paper work shredding
  • Dropped 4 books off at the book bank

I think that’s it for this week. Next week I’ll be re-organising my wardrobe and assessing my clothing needs (if I have any!).

Are you de-cluttering this April?  Is so how did you do this week?

Are you new to No More Spending?

8 thoughts on “Say Goodbye to Clutter this April (Week 2)

  1. Hi Laura! Good work this week. I have been struggling mentally with the whole decluttering exercise. It seems like we all tend to “declutter” every year or every so months. So I’m slowly starting to toss stuff but I’m also reading up on it. Best way to prevent decluttering is to not create clutter. Coworker recommended Andrew Mellen’s book “Unstuff Your Life.” Found a 45-min video of him speaking to a group of people. His approach is so common sense. I’m sharing the link below in case anyone else is interested. ~ Pru

    1. Hi Pru, deleted it for now as I’m away from home, but I’ll try to insert the link to the video again later – the video looks helpful.

      It’s a lot easier to prevent the clutter building up in the first place, but that’s not always easy.

  2. Selling something like the walker could easily be in ‘the too-hard basket’! That’s a great job done. That is so true about ‘the time you dedicate to stuff.’ I’ve been trying to declutter our spare bedroom this week…very slow going as there’s lots of paper stacks in boxes in the wardrobe.

  3. I selected a great pile of stuff for decluttering and am looking for places to donate it…I’ll post a picture at month-end (and try not to bring too much home from Toronto).

  4. I think I need a good 3 months off work to get our clutter sorted. Not buying things in the first place is definitely the answer and photograhing everything as it comes into the house is making me really look at what I am buying. It must be having an effect as our end of month balance is growing all the time and I shall soon be a whole wage in credit.

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