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  1. I think every mom is different, and the important...

    I think every mom is different, and the important thing is to just follow their lead and not judge.

    My sister, with whom I have sort of a tricky relationship, asked if she could come a month after...
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    That's so cool, Tybee! What an amazing gift to...

    That's so cool, Tybee! What an amazing gift to your family.
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    He sounds wonderful, and you are wise to take a...

    He sounds wonderful, and you are wise to take a moment to appreciate that. Thanks so much for sharing.
  4. Yay, Tybee, glad to have you joining in! Iris...

    Yay, Tybee, glad to have you joining in!

    Iris Lilies, it sounds like you are making some thoughtful preparations for your move.

    I did 3 more hours on Thursday before heading out on the road...
  5. Thread: April Purge

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    Hi Happystuff! No, I don't reduce my total for...

    Hi Happystuff!

    No, I don't reduce my total for items I buy. I just decided to add returned items to my total because I noticed a few years ago that a big source of my clutter was stuff I bought,...
  6. I started my summer 40 hours when I finished my...

    I started my summer 40 hours when I finished my last batch on Tuesday and kept going.

    I have to make the final decluttering push before my family's visit this morning because my daughter and I...
  7. 40 Hours Decluttering Using Flylady's Timer Method - April 14 - August 29, 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...
  8. Congratulations, beckyliz, on getting the fishing...

    Congratulations, beckyliz, on getting the fishing and golfing gear out of your garage!

    I did 2 more hours on Tuesday, so I am done with this 40 hours and will start tracking my summer 40 hours...
  9. Thread: April Purge

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    I took 2 items back to stores and gave away 2...

    I took 2 items back to stores and gave away 2 items to my Buy Nothing Group. New total for month: 76.
  10. Thanks, mschrisgo2, I'll check out those...

    Thanks, mschrisgo2, I'll check out those podcasts! It sounds like they will be motivating.

    I actually did another hour in the backyard today, organizing my collection of flower pots and setting...
  11. Yes, my Buy Nothing Group has made giving away...

    Yes, my Buy Nothing Group has made giving away things so much easier.

    Doing all this decluttering has also made me see the relationship between my clutter issues and my money issues - they are so...
  12. I did 2 more hours today going through an old...

    I did 2 more hours today going through an old stash of toys of my daughter's. What was hard about this was that a lot of the stuff couldn't be donated - old games with missing pieces, stuff like...
  13. Thanks, Teacher Terry! Only one hour today -...

    Thanks, Teacher Terry!

    Only one hour today - but it was tackling a big messy pile of old pots and various pieces of gardening equipment that had accumulated in our backyard and about which I've...
  14. Thread: April Purge

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    I took 24 items to Goodwill, 20 old sheets and...

    I took 24 items to Goodwill, 20 old sheets and towels to a local animal hospital that can use them for bedding, and returned one item to a store.

    New total for month: 72.
  15. I spent 2 more hours yesterday going through all...

    I spent 2 more hours yesterday going through all our linens. We have wa-a-y too many sheets!

    I found 20 stained/torn or otherwise worn items to give to our local vet (they like old towels and...
  16. Thread: April Purge

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    Oh Greg, that sounds like such a pain! ...

    Oh Greg, that sounds like such a pain! Impressive that you turned it into an occasion for decluttering though!

    I gave away a set of magnatiles to another mom on Buy Nothing. New total for month:...
  17. Thread: April Purge

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    Gave away to members of my local Buy Nothing...

    Gave away to members of my local Buy Nothing group: 11 pieces of clothing from my daughter and a puzzle.

    New total for month: 26.
  18. My daughter and I did another hour today - going...

    My daughter and I did another hour today - going through two of her drawers in her bureau and weeding out things that are now too small for her, going through some games and puzzles, and cleaning up...
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    It's so good for me to read threads like these...

    It's so good for me to read threads like these because it's totally clear to me that I could easily end up like your friend the closet hoarder if I don't stay vigilant. I've made a lot of progress...
  20. Thread: April Purge

    by ejchase
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    April Purge

    Hi Everybody,

    Today I took 3 items back to stores and donated 11 books to a used bookstore.

    Total for the first day of the month: 14!
  21. Thanks, mschrisgo2! Today, I got up and did 2...

    Thanks, mschrisgo2!

    Today, I got up and did 2 hours of decluttering before our housekeeper arrived to do the monthly cleaning.

    I also made appointments to have the windows washed and to have...
  22. My daughter and I did an hour in her room today. ...

    My daughter and I did an hour in her room today. My big goal was to keep it light and fun and not be a perfectionist. I succeeded!

    New total: 30.
  23. Thread: March Purge

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    I took 43 items to Goodwill today. New total for...

    I took 43 items to Goodwill today. New total for month: 97.
  24. I did 2 more hours on Sunday. If the sofa bed...

    I did 2 more hours on Sunday. If the sofa bed for the guestroom arrived today, we could set it up in there, but there's still more to do.

    New total: 29.
  25. Eleven-year-olds do this as well!

    Eleven-year-olds do this as well!
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