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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Thread: August Purge

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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.
  4. 30 more minutes yesterday. New total: 20.

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

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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.
  6. 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.
  7. Thread: August Purge

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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...
  8. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Another hour today. New total: 16.

    Another hour today. New total: 16.
  12. Me too. That's some loving care right there.

    Me too. That's some loving care right there.
  13. I completed 30 more minutes today. New total: 15.

    I completed 30 more minutes today. New total: 15.
  14. I did 3.5 hours yesterday. I have now emptied...

    I did 3.5 hours yesterday. I have now emptied all the boxes that were in the corner of the dining room but also filled up two other boxes of stuff that needs to be filed/put away upstairs, so that...
  15. Chicken Lady, it sounds like you are getting a...

    Chicken Lady, it sounds like you are getting a lot done!

    I did four hours today. Earlier in this thread, I think I said when I started these batches of 40 hours three years ago, I probably had...
  16. Two hours today. Still kind of scratching the...

    Two hours today. Still kind of scratching the surface, but I'm still doing it. New total: 7.
  17. Yes, congrats everyone! I did an hour last...

    Yes, congrats everyone!

    I did an hour last night. New total: 5.
  18. An hour here! New total: 4. Thanks to all of...

    An hour here! New total: 4.

    Thanks to all of you for keeping me inspired through your fine examples!
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    This is such excellent advice. I haven't read...

    This is such excellent advice. I haven't read the rest of the posts.

    I am a single mother, a person who was in the middle of both my single parents' dating lives, and an "ex-stepmother" for lack...
  20. Ah, so great to see so many joining in and to see...

    Ah, so great to see so many joining in and to see so much progress!

    I am cautiously optimistic that I'm on the road to recovery now and I did 30 minutes today. New total: 3.
  21. Welcome, mschrisgo and congrats Chicken Lady on...

    Welcome, mschrisgo and congrats Chicken Lady on all your progress.

    For the first time in my life, I seem to have a summer flu (?!). Chills, fever. I'm laying low but hope to get back to work soon.
  22. I did an hour today on just little piles of...

    I did an hour today on just little piles of clutter in the dining room and living room. I'm still in baby steps mode, which I feel is often how I start.

    New total: 2.5.
  23. Gardnr, it sounds like you have really mastered...

    Gardnr, it sounds like you have really mastered this. Hats off!

    Paige, I use the timer system for these 40-hour batches in increments of 30 minutes or more. On days when I'm really trying to do...
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    Everybody has made great suggestions, so I only...

    Everybody has made great suggestions, so I only have one to add. I'm a community college teacher, and regarding email, I tell my students I check school email between 9 and 5 Monday through Friday,...
  25. Good for you, Chicken Lady, for your progress and...

    Good for you, Chicken Lady, for your progress and thanks for the inspirational quote. One thing that always comes up for me when I start another 40 is a lot of shame - e.g. "Why have I let it get...
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