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  1. 30 minutes on Friday and 30 minutes tonight. New...

    30 minutes on Friday and 30 minutes tonight. New total: 28.
  2. My ex and I used to use the timer methods after...

    My ex and I used to use the timer methods after we had a dinner party. We'd look at the mess in the kitchen and say, "Okay, let's do 15 minutes and leave the rest for the morning," but it's amazing...
  3. Yeah, I don't think it's an exaggeration to say...

    Yeah, I don't think it's an exaggeration to say the timer method has changed my life. Many, many nights when I just can't face the mess, I say to myself, "Just do 15 minutes," and it gets me going.
  4. 30 more minutes today. New total: 27.

    30 more minutes today. New total: 27.
  5. Another hour today. New total: 26.5.

    Another hour today. New total: 26.5.
  6. Another hour today: 25.5. Putt putting along.

    Another hour today: 25.5. Putt putting along.
  7. Did another 30 minutes at home this morning. New...

    Did another 30 minutes at home this morning. New total: 24.5.
  8. Gardnr, congrats on big changes in 20 minutes! I...

    Gardnr, congrats on big changes in 20 minutes! I totally get how great that can feel.

    JaneV, it sounds like you are getting a lot of stuff out of the house!
  9. I am now including my office at work in these 40...

    I am now including my office at work in these 40 hours because the clutter there is as big a source of shame and stress as my clutter at home.

    I tackled my desk at work today and cleared and...
  10. So impressive, flowerseverywhere! I have been...

    So impressive, flowerseverywhere!

    I have been really scattered and stressed and finally realized part of it had to do with the shape of my house. Did 30 minutes tonight, which wasn't much, but...
  11. Thread: October Purge

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    Somebody started a "little free library" at my...

    Somebody started a "little free library" at my workplace, and I donated 5 books.
  12. Oakandbee: I love that you found a quilting group...

    Oakandbee: I love that you found a quilting group to take your quilt squares and fabric. I know how unfinished projects laying around the house can weigh on us. That must feel good.

    I did...
  13. Welcome oakandbee! I eked out an other 30...

    Welcome oakandbee!

    I eked out an other 30 minutes last Sunday: new total 21.5.

    Hope to do a bit more this weekend.
  14. Hi All - I got back to it with just an hour...

    Hi All - I got back to it with just an hour yesterday, but it felt good. New total: 21.
  15. Hi All - I'm in the midst of some heavy family...

    Hi All - I'm in the midst of some heavy family stuff right now - my brother-in-law has entered hospice. It's all happened very quickly.

    So I may eke out some time on this goal here and there in...
  16. I was out of town last week and have just done...

    I was out of town last week and have just done baby steps this week, but I feel confident that all of them together add up to 30 minutes at least.

    Even though I didn't complete my 40 hours by...
  17. Thread: August Purge

    by ejchase
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    Threw out an old meditation pillow that had burst...

    Threw out an old meditation pillow that had burst at the seams. New total for month: 7.
  18. 30 more minutes yesterday. New total: 20.

    30 more minutes yesterday. New total: 20.
  19. Thread: August Purge

    by ejchase
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    My 8-year-old daughter and I found a play "beauty...

    My 8-year-old daughter and I found a play "beauty kit" more appropriate for a three-year-old and agreed to pass it on to another kid, which we did very successfully.

    New total for month: 6.
  20. Congrats, mschrisgo! I won't make my goal this...

    Congrats, mschrisgo!

    I won't make my goal this week - I am leaving town for three days tomorrow - but I did do another 30 minutes last Friday morning. New total: 19.5.
  21. Thread: August Purge

    by ejchase
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    I started cleaning out the downstairs coat closet...

    I started cleaning out the downstairs coat closet and found a storage cabinet I'd ordered from Target, still in its box, never assembled. I returned it and got store credit and used the credit to...
  22. Congrats Tybee and everybody else on your...

    Congrats Tybee and everybody else on your progress!

    I am struggling a LOT with motivation to declutter this summer. But I sat down and looked back on all the threads I've started on these batches...
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    I *have* succumbed to getting cleaning help, and...

    I *have* succumbed to getting cleaning help, and it was a great decision. It's just once a month, but it makes SUCH a difference.

    I'm a borderline hoarder and have never been disciplined about...
  24. I tackled the trunk of my car yesterday, though I...

    I tackled the trunk of my car yesterday, though I brought a lot of the junk from it inside and haven't gone through all of it yet. Nevertheless, I spent 30 minutes clearing it out and then went to...
  25. Another hour today. New total: 16.

    Another hour today. New total: 16.
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