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  1. Yppej, good luck with the cupboards!

    Yppej, good luck with the cupboards!
  2. Thread: July Purge

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    Returned three pieces of clothing I bought, gave...

    Returned three pieces of clothing I bought, gave away two puzzles, a mobile, and a box of plug protectors. New total for month: 157.
  3. Yes, Yppej, it does get addictive once you gain...

    Yes, Yppej, it does get addictive once you gain some momentum. I wish I could keep going, but tomorrow, I'm off to visit family. I'll have to resume in two weeks.

    Today, I tidied up the house,...
  4. Thread: July Purge

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    I took 25 more items to Goodwill today. New...

    I took 25 more items to Goodwill today. New total for month: 150.
  5. I did another hour today. I should have started...

    I did another hour today. I should have started the tidying up that is necessary before I leave on vacation, but I got started on dealing with a big stack of newspapers and magazines that was beside...
  6. Yppej, it sounds like you got a lot done! Good...

    Yppej, it sounds like you got a lot done! Good work!

    Catherine, I find having a deadline created by imminent houseguests very helpful. I know what you mean about routines - I need to implement...
  7. Chicken Lady, I see my hand-me-down friend often,...

    Chicken Lady, I see my hand-me-down friend often, and I gave her 19 items today.

    Early morning, thanks for the support. I hope your living and dining rooms are a little clearer now.

    I did two...
  8. Thread: July Purge

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    And congratulations to all of you on all the...

    And congratulations to all of you on all the progress you're making!
  9. Thread: July Purge

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    In the midst of decluttering today, I found 2...

    In the midst of decluttering today, I found 2 boxes of hand-me-downs that my daughter and I had packed up months ago but never actually dropped off anywhere. So I took 30 items to Goodwill and...
  10. Thread: Kondo Project

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    Congratulations, Geila! Good work!

    Congratulations, Geila! Good work!
  11. Thanks so much, Geila. So many of my friends...

    Thanks so much, Geila.

    So many of my friends and family seem effortlessly organized, so I often feel a lot of shame when in the midst of this process. Your kind words are very healing!

    AND I...
  12. I did two more hours today and then just hit an...

    I did two more hours today and then just hit an emotional wall when I tried to get myself to do more. Opened up yet one more box of clutter and just thought, "Aaaah! I don't know what to do with...
  13. Thread: July Purge

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    I took 21 items to Goodwill and recycled 9...

    I took 21 items to Goodwill and recycled 9 printer cartridges that have been piling up in my office. New total for month: 76.
  14. Still slower progress today: only half an hour,...

    Still slower progress today: only half an hour, so new total is 6.5.

    However, my handyman came by and fixed two faucets, the shower curtain rod, and the gate to the backyard, helped me move...
  15. Thread: July Purge

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    I love it when my decluttering helps me uncover...

    I love it when my decluttering helps me uncover things I can use! Yay jackets!
  16. Congrats to those of you getting stuff out the...

    Congrats to those of you getting stuff out the door and many thanks to those of you offering support - it means a lot.

    Only got an hour in today, but it's something. New total: 6.
  17. Thread: July Purge

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    Oh, ApatheticNoMore, I envy your thought that you...

    Oh, ApatheticNoMore, I envy your thought that you might not even have 1,200 things. I have no doubt that I actually have 1,200 EXPENDABLE things. So far to go!


    I took 10 items to Goodwill,...
  18. Well, I only got through an hour today for...

    Well, I only got through an hour today for various reasons, but because I've been feeling so overwhelmed, I decided to focus on just getting some things out of the house. I had a box of books to...
  19. I did two more hours yesterday, so new total is...

    I did two more hours yesterday, so new total is four.

    At this point, I am feeling COMPLETELY overwhelmed by how much there is to do and how many things I'm finding that I just don't know how to...
  20. Thread: July Purge

    by ejchase
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    July Purge

    I have tried for several years now to reach a goal of getting rid of 1,200 things in a year (100 a month), but I've never quite made it. The closest I've gotten is around 750.

    But I'm not giving...
  21. I'm loving hearing all your thoughts on dealing...

    I'm loving hearing all your thoughts on dealing with stuff.

    I haven't read the Kondo book yet because I feel like it addresses a level of decluttering so much more ahead of where I am - like in my...
  22. Good to hear others are chipping away at big...

    Good to hear others are chipping away at big projects too.

    Catherine, I, too use this method at work. Whenever there's something I've been procrastinating on or that I'm especially anxious about,...
  23. Setting a Decluttering Goal in Units of Time Using Flylady's Timer Method - July 2017

    Hi All,

    I'm a teacher who is on a reduced schedule for about two months mid-December through mid-February and mid-June through mid-July. I also have a REALLY cluttered home. In the past, I've...
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    As a 51-year-old woman doing online dating, I...

    As a 51-year-old woman doing online dating, I take offense at this (joking, kind of).

    First of all, all of us are "quirky." NONE of us are "normal."

    Secondly, I can't even count the objections...
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    I'll put in a good word for online dating. ...

    I'll put in a good word for online dating.

    What I like about it is the directness. The people there are willing to say they are looking for a relationship and what kind of relationship they are...
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