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  1. That's great, happystuff. I often find a...

    That's great, happystuff.

    I often find a significant part of my decluttering is getting rid of projects I've lost interest in and forgiving myself for that. Keeping things around out of sense of...
  2. Yesterday I did 2 more hours - mostly just...

    Yesterday I did 2 more hours - mostly just getting rid of Christmas-related clutter - taking down decorations and storing them for next year, breaking down boxes, taking a lot of clutter out to the...
  3. Thread: January Purge

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    Long story short, I mistakenly bought 3 times the...

    Long story short, I mistakenly bought 3 times the amount of parsley I needed for a soup recipe last night.

    I never do this, but I actually went back to the grocery store and returned the extra two...
  4. Thread: January Purge

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    I returned 3 items to stores today and took 11...

    I returned 3 items to stores today and took 11 items to Goodwill. Total for month so far: 14.
  5. Thanks for the support, mschrisgo2, and Chicken...

    Thanks for the support, mschrisgo2, and Chicken Lady, it's so great to hear of your progress. Amazing you have nice new bedspreads and that the beds are no longer storage platforms!

    I got myself...
  6. Hi All - well I’m finally getting back to this. I...

    Hi All - well I’m finally getting back to this. I took my first few baby steps yesterday - decluttered the car and took it to the car wash and went through all the clutter on the DR table which is...
  7. Thread: November Purge

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    Keep going, JaneV2.0! A roll can be a great...

    Keep going, JaneV2.0! A roll can be a great thing!

    I returned 4 more items to stores today and took 3 items to Goodwill. Baby steps, but I'm okay with it. New total for month: 46.
  8. Thread: November Purge

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    I returned 6 items to stores yesterday. New...

    I returned 6 items to stores yesterday. New total for month: 39.
  9. Thanks, all! Tybee, I'm glad to have the...

    Thanks, all!




    Tybee, I'm glad to have the company! I have four more weeks in my semester so may not do much for a while, but I'll get back to it eventually.
  10. Thread: November Purge

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    Congratulations, rosarugosa! How great that you...

    Congratulations, rosarugosa! How great that you were finally able to get rid of so much.

    I gave 4 more items to someone in my Buy Nothing Group. New total: 33.
  11. Thread: November Purge

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    My ex just came by and picked up the 7 items of...

    My ex just came by and picked up the 7 items of his I found in my closet clean-out.

    New total for month: 29.
  12. I know what you mean about how having less space...

    I know what you mean about how having less space helps you declutter! Our house is relatively small, and it has very little storage space and only one full closet among the 3 bedrooms. It's plenty...
  13. 40 Hours Decluttering Using Flylady's Timer Method - Nov. 11, 2021 - Feb. 22, 2022

    Hi All,

    I'm a teacher who is on a reduced schedule for about four months a year, mid-December through mid-February and mid-June through mid-August. I also have a REALLY cluttered home. In the...
  14. Thread: November Purge

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    Hi everybody, I did a quick imperfect...

    Hi everybody,

    I did a quick imperfect clean-out of our downstairs coat closet and found a fair amount to get rid of. I took 16 items to Goodwill, donated a blanket and a cushion to a vet's office...
  15. Actually, I kept opening the door to it last...

    Actually, I kept opening the door to it last night just to see how much better it is. :) I swear, when I finally get around to doing it, decluttering is the best antidepressant for me. I feel so...
  16. Thanks, all!

    Thanks, all!
  17. I FINALLY finished these 40 hours tonight! I...

    I FINALLY finished these 40 hours tonight! I spent 3 hours on the downstairs coat closet!

    It was a bit of an odyssey. There's a lot of crap in there (wrapping paper, ribbon, and bubble wrap...
  18. Thread: October Purge

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    Gave away a bookcase (put it on the curb), so my...

    Gave away a bookcase (put it on the curb), so my total for the spooky month of October seems to be the very appropriate 13!
  19. I did another hour yesterday inspired by a friend...

    I did another hour yesterday inspired by a friend coming to dinner. A deadline helps!

    New total: 37.
  20. Thanks, Catherine! Work has been busy for the...

    Thanks, Catherine!

    Work has been busy for the last 6 weeks and will be even busier for the next 10 weeks, but I want to get this 40 hours completed.

    I did do 30 minutes on Friday. New total:...
  21. Thread: October Purge

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    We gave away 12 books of my daughter's to a...

    We gave away 12 books of my daughter's to a friend who is a third grade teacher trying to build a classroom library.
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    I haven't read all of the posts here, but I would...

    I haven't read all of the posts here, but I would also recommend a 12-step program like Al Anon (if somebody else's drinking was an issue in your family) or Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families....
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    I passed on an old car booster seat. New total...

    I passed on an old car booster seat. New total for month: 126.
  24. Thanks, nswef and iris lilies!

    Thanks, nswef and iris lilies!
  25. Thanks, everyone!

    Thanks, everyone!
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