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  1. Inching along. Did 30 minutes on Friday. New...

    Inching along. Did 30 minutes on Friday. New total: 26.
  2. Wow, Teacher Terry, that sounds like a big...

    Wow, Teacher Terry, that sounds like a big project. But maybe it will be lucrative!

    I did two hours of decluttering yesterday in preparation for my daughter's birthday party. The big successes...
  3. Thread: March Purge

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    I finally found a place that would take the old...

    I finally found a place that would take the old comforter, old towels, and old blankets I've been carrying around in my trunk for a month - the animal hospital about a mile away.

    Total for month:...
  4. What a great way to declutter, Iris Lilies! ...

    What a great way to declutter, Iris Lilies!

    I've been a bit stalled because work is busy, but I am having an (outside, small, socially distanced) birthday party for my daughter today, and people...
  5. Wow, Chicken Lady, 100 things in one day! Work...

    Wow, Chicken Lady, 100 things in one day!

    Work got crazy busy this month, so I haven't kept up the pace with this, but I did do 2.5 hours last weekend. New total: 22.5 hours.
  6. Yes, it makes it easier to get rid of some of the...

    Yes, it makes it easier to get rid of some of the linens that aren't in great shape but are still serviceable. In fact, I've just spent another 30 minutes going through the linen cabinets and...
  7. I just did an hour today, but I discovered we...

    I just did an hour today, but I discovered we have wa-a-ay too many linens in our house. There is an animal shelter nearby that takes donations of old towels and blankets for the animals to sleep...
  8. I did two more hours today. New total: 18.5.

    I did two more hours today. New total: 18.5.
  9. Thread: February purge

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    I took one item to a food pantry, 16 items to...

    I took one item to a food pantry, 16 items to Goodwill, and another 13 items to the girl scout in our neighborhood who is holding garage sales for charity.

    New total for month: 91.
  10. Thread: February purge

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    I took 26 hand-me-downs from my daughter to a...

    I took 26 hand-me-downs from my daughter to a neighbor. New total for month: 61.
  11. 36 is totally respectable, Chicken Lady!...

    36 is totally respectable, Chicken Lady! Sometimes I just say to myself, "Any step forward is a step forward."

    I did 4 more hours today and made noticeable progress clearing out some clutter in my...
  12. Wow, Chicken Lady, putting away 100 things is a...

    Wow, Chicken Lady, putting away 100 things is a LOT!

    I actually did 4.5 hours of decluttering today. Whenever I start another batch of these 40 hours, the first 20 hours or so are really, really...
  13. Thread: February purge

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    I gave away 11 items (books, CD's, etc.) to a...

    I gave away 11 items (books, CD's, etc.) to a Girl Scout in our neighborhood who is raising money for charity by holding garage sales. New total for month: 35.
  14. Hi Chicken Lady! It's so good to see your posts!...

    Hi Chicken Lady! It's so good to see your posts!

    Others here can advise you better than I, but I did read something recently where a home organization expert basically said whenever you move in...
  15. Thread: February purge

    by ejchase
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    I cleaned out my pantry yesterday - it might have...

    I cleaned out my pantry yesterday - it might have been the first time in two years that I literally took every single thing out - and threw out a LOT of stuff, too much to count.

    But I did find 24...
  16. I'm trying to do a bit of a marathon this week: 4...

    I'm trying to do a bit of a marathon this week: 4 hours a day for 4 days, Monday through Thursday. Today, I spent 4 hours on the kitchen pantry.

    It was the first time in a long time that I...
  17. Thread: January Purge

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    I had some extra tomato cages and pots that I...

    I had some extra tomato cages and pots that I thought I might use in the future, but yesterday, I figured out I don't need 10 tomato cages and 20 empty flower pots, so today I gave away 4 of the...
  18. Thanks, nswef! All of you here really inspire me...

    Thanks, nswef! All of you here really inspire me too. And I stop too. Sometimes for MONTHS. But the structure of this group really helps me get back to it eventually, and that imperfect,...
  19. Thanks, Teacher Terry!

    Thanks, Teacher Terry!
  20. Thread: January Purge

    by ejchase
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    I have gotten rid of a lot of books too, but I...

    I have gotten rid of a lot of books too, but I probably still have more than 500 (mine and my daughter's), though we did purge about 150 last summer. I'm the daughter of an English professor and a...
  21. Thread: January Purge

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    I gave four packages of juice boxes to a friend...

    I gave four packages of juice boxes to a friend with four kids (my kid didn't like them for some reason). New total for month: 35.
  22. Thanks, rosarugosa and mschrisgo2! I did...

    Thanks, rosarugosa and mschrisgo2!

    I did another hour today, mostly in the backyard. I had some dead plants in pots out there, and my daughter and I put new succulents in the pots which should be...
  23. 40 Hrs Decluttering and Making My Home Nice Using Flylady's Timer Method: 1/21-2/15

    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...
  24. Thread: January Purge

    by ejchase
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    I got rid of four more things: two packages of...

    I got rid of four more things: two packages of bubble wrap and two buckets. New total for month: 35.
  25. Thread: January Purge

    by ejchase
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    I took 15 items to Goodwill and the local animal...

    I took 15 items to Goodwill and the local animal shelter and ten books to another charity. New total for month: 31.
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