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  1. Congratulations, nswef! That's so fantastic! ...

    Congratulations, nswef! That's so fantastic!

    And good going, Chicken Lady, on the trees!

    I've put off resuming my writing for another week. My dad's arriving today for 8 days, and I just know...
  2. Wow, nswef! Day 97! Keep it up! You're almost...

    Wow, nswef! Day 97! Keep it up! You're almost there!

    Chicken Lady, yay for progress on the farm.

    I have done no writing since I completed my 110 days because work has been super-busy. But...
  3. Give it a 100 (or 20, or 30) Challenge - April 2018

    In August 2017, a few of us were inspired by the video at the link below. It's the story of a woman who went to the gym 100 times to try to get herself out of a rut. I saw it when George Takei posted...
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    Wow, thanks, Everybody, for your support. It...

    Wow, thanks, Everybody, for your support. It means a lot.

    I should say the debt I'm tackling is credit card debt. I also have a mortgage and am in my last year of a five-year car loan. I don't...
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    Early morning, it sounds like you're making...

    Early morning, it sounds like you're making progress even if 4 hours doesn't seem much. I did 40 hours of decluttering between December and the end of February, but I think I was about 25 hours in...
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    Possibly on the tax refund. Have to see what my...

    Possibly on the tax refund. Have to see what my tax guy says.

    And also, I've been doing some extra work at my job so will get a little extra income from that.

    Mostly, though, this is not an...
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    Paying Off Big Debt - April 2018

    Hi All - I've been on this site for almost 20 years, and about 14 years ago, this site was instrumental in me getting myself to live below my means, get out of debt, and begin saving for retirement. ...
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    Ding ding ding! I actually did it! I made it...

    Ding ding ding!

    I actually did it! I made it to 110 days of writing today - I went to 110 instead of 100 because I had had some goals for longer writing sessions that I hadn't met yet.

    Wow. ...
  9. Thread: March Purge

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    Returned four shirts I bought to the store. New...

    Returned four shirts I bought to the store. New total for month: 15.
  10. Thread: March Purge

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    Thanks for starting this, rosarugosa! Took...

    Thanks for starting this, rosarugosa!

    Took eleven hand-me-downs from my daughter to a friend's daughter (with my daughter's permission) - clothes and books.
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    That's fantastic, nswef! I feel like we are all...

    That's fantastic, nswef! I feel like we are all such a good influence on each other! :)
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    Hi All, Here's an update on my situation: as...

    Hi All,

    Here's an update on my situation: as you may remember, I decided to go to 110 because I had committed to 10 two-hour writing sessions and 30 one-hour sessions within my 100, and I had...
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    Good going, Chicken Lady!

    Good going, Chicken Lady!
  14. 10-15 More Hours of Decluttering Using Flylady's Timer Method - March 2018

    Hi All,

    I did a big push of 40 hours of decluttering in December through March using Flylady's timer method, and I won't have time to make a similar push again until the summer. But I do need to...
  15. Yup, rosarugosa, deadlines really help!

    Yup, rosarugosa, deadlines really help!
  16. Hi All, I finally finished my 40 hours last...

    Hi All,

    I finally finished my 40 hours last week, just before my houseguests came. The handyman showed up and hung the mirror and pictures in the guest room, fixed the slats that had fallen out...
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    Give it 100 (or 20, or 30 ...) March 2018

    In August 2017, a few of us were inspired by the video at the link below. It's the story of a woman who went to the gym 100 times to try to get herself out of a rut. I saw it when George Takei posted...
  18. Thread: February Purge

    by ejchase
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    Catherine, Tybee, rosarugosa, I feel for all of...

    Catherine, Tybee, rosarugosa, I feel for all of you.

    So great, Tybee and rosarugosa, that you are so thoughtful about how to help your parents deal with their "stuff" as they experience...
  19. I made a big push yesterday - 4 hours. I have...

    I made a big push yesterday - 4 hours. I have houseguests coming this weekend so am trying to focus on just making the house presentable at this point but still am finding stuff to get rid of. One...
  20. Thread: February Purge

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    Iris Lilies, I envy your dining room table find!...

    Iris Lilies, I envy your dining room table find! Congrats!

    Debbie, wow! You got rid of a lot, and I applaud your decision to cut uncomfortable shoes out of your life.
  21. Good going, Chicken Lady!

    Good going, Chicken Lady!
  22. Thread: February Purge

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    Iris Lilies, I call those kinds of decisions...

    Iris Lilies, I call those kinds of decisions "pre-cluttering." Good for you for recognizing none of those things was exactly what you wanted. Rosarugosa and frugalone, it seems like you both are...
  23. Thanks, early morning, for your kind words, and...

    Thanks, early morning, for your kind words, and great job on your jewelry. I love the fact that you and your DD reacted to feeling "blah" by decluttering - such a healthy way to deal with that!
  24. Thread: February Purge

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    Got rid of a mini-fridge I had to remove from my...

    Got rid of a mini-fridge I had to remove from my office at work, and a neighbor came and carted away a playhouse that is now more age-appropriate for his daughter than for mine. Also took 8 items to...
  25. So I've spent a lot of time this week doing...

    So I've spent a lot of time this week doing things *related* to decluttering, like returning stuff to stores and donating items but have been avoiding really going through stuff at home. But last...
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