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    Same here!

    Same here!
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    We're a family of 5, with three kids 10 and...

    We're a family of 5, with three kids 10 and under, in a 1300 sq ft home, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All kids share a room. So I would definitely say that what you describe sounds like plenty of...
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    Neat. I'll have to look for that later this...

    Neat. I'll have to look for that later this year. She was just on the Tim Ferris podcast--a friend of mine who follows him asked me "is this that author you love?" I had to laugh and say YES! I...
  4. Haven't been able to get folks to get on board...

    Haven't been able to get folks to get on board with the "gifts other than toys" except for shifting people to books--and we have a ton of books. I went through my kids books this weekend with their...
  5. I realized after posting that I hadn't updated...

    I realized after posting that I hadn't updated since December. Well, I had managed to reduce some toys before Christmas. But not as much as I'd have liked. So this project continues.

    One...
  6. Toys still abound in my house. But I've made...

    Toys still abound in my house. But I've made some more headway. This past week, I decided to move all the toys that were in their bedroom into the back bedroom, which is adjacent to the family...
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    I biked to work for the first time today!

    I biked to work for the first time today. I live only about 3 miles from my office, and it's a fairly straight shot on mostly residential streets (except the last part which is a bit city). I'm not...
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    Really?

    Really?
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    I participated in the strike yesterday from my...

    I participated in the strike yesterday from my paid work (although still did plenty of unpaid work in home and family). I closed my office and gave my assistant a partially paid day off (she's...
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    I was also one to keep my "nice" clothes for...

    I was also one to keep my "nice" clothes for "someday" but found myself wearing crap regularly and "saving" even my clean t-shirts for someday. Marie Kondo's method has definitely helped me avoid...
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    All of them! Hillbilly Elegy gave me a...

    All of them!

    Hillbilly Elegy gave me a window into a life quite unlike my own and made me feel grateful for the opportunities I have had from the outset.

    Rich Dad Poor Dad was one I actively...
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    Glad to see your positive review. It's been very...

    Glad to see your positive review. It's been very thought provoking so far. I'm still in the beginning. I do find it hopeful to see how resourceful adaptable our species has been over time, since...
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    I read this with my kids last year and also loved...

    I read this with my kids last year and also loved it! Very touching.
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    Some of it rubbed off on my DH--his outdoor tools...

    Some of it rubbed off on my DH--his outdoor tools are a bit more orderly. There are still way too many of them, but when I walk out the back door, I can more often than not actually find a clear...
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    Recently finished: Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D....

    Recently finished:
    Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance
    Rich Dad Poor Dad

    Currently reading:
    Sapiens, a Brief History of Humakind, by Yuval Noah Harari
    "How to" bundle of books (How to Sit, How to...
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    DH and I use one cc for all purchases, and we...

    DH and I use one cc for all purchases, and we both check the website to keep up to date on running balances. I also use Mint, but DH doesn't.


    If you don't want to sign up online, you could...
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    The book is called: The Life Changing Magic of...

    The book is called:
    The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    The author is Marie Kondo.

    She wrote a follow-up called Spark Joy.
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    This is neat! I like the idea. I still am...

    This is neat!

    I like the idea. I still am keeping my CD cases b/c I like to look at the spines as they sit in their cases so I can choose one without flipping.
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    Thanks, beckyliz! They're gone!

    Thanks, beckyliz!

    They're gone!
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    Well said. As an estate planning and probate...

    Well said. As an estate planning and probate attorney, I always tell my clients to pat themselves on the back for making it to my office alive. I honestly make a lot more money on those folks who...
  21. I was thinking about Miss Cellane's idea. Give...

    I was thinking about Miss Cellane's idea. Give each kid an area/couple of shelves/couple of bins. Might try that.

    The other idea (rotating toys) sounds great in theory, but we don't have a...
  22. This morning I found myself cleaning out some of...

    This morning I found myself cleaning out some of my kids' toys. The kids were at school, and I didn't plan it, I just did it. I got rid of three kitchen garbage bags full of garbage. Broken toys,...
  23. Oh, and I got rid of a lot of toys today! I...

    Oh, and I got rid of a lot of toys today! I suppose I should update that on the other thread. I haven't gone through everything yet, though, so there may be more to go.
  24. Chicken Lady, I'm impressed with the toaster...

    Chicken Lady, I'm impressed with the toaster situation at your house! My counters are divided into three sections, and they still have 1) the toaster, the coffee maker, and the espresso machine; 2)...
  25. America's 20 yr "seasons" -- we're coming to the end of "winter" says an economist

    I stumbled upon this article from last month and found it interesting. I'm a big believer in the cyclical nature of . . . well, almost everything, so this intuitively seems "right" to me on some...
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