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  1. Thread: August Purge

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    Hi! I think maybe years ago in this thread a...

    Hi!

    I think maybe years ago in this thread a lot of people were counting - some people were aiming to get rid of 100 things a month.

    I just count because I have serious clutter issues, and I...
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    I gave 3 hand-me-downs from my daughter to...

    I gave 3 hand-me-downs from my daughter to someone on our Buy Nothing group, threw out a yoga mat that got damaged, and took 8 items to Goodwill. Total for month so far: 12.
  3. My daughter and I went through her drawers...

    My daughter and I went through her drawers yesterday, and we found about 12 items to get rid of, and then I hung up some of the things from the drawers in the closet, which made it possible to open...
  4. Hi Tybee! Even though I'm past my August...

    Hi Tybee!

    Even though I'm past my August deadline, I'm going to keep working on this batch of 40 hours until I'm done. Feel free to join in anytime!
  5. We had guests coming over yesterday - always a...

    We had guests coming over yesterday - always a good motivator - so I did 1.5 hours in preparation for that. New total: 19.

    Today, I'm hoping my daughter and I can tackle two of her bureau drawers...
  6. I did my 2 hours today - grumpy the whole time,...

    I did my 2 hours today - grumpy the whole time, but glad I did it. New total: 17.5.
  7. Well, bookending yesterday worked so well that...

    Well, bookending yesterday worked so well that I'm going to do it again today. My daughter and I had a lazy morning reading in bed then had brunch. I'd like to do 2 more hours of tidying today.
  8. Thanks, Iris Lillies. Our version of this...

    Thanks, Iris Lillies. Our version of this tonight will be cuddling guinea pigs and watching "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," which my eleven-year-old has just discovered. :)
  9. I actually did 2.5! Still SO much more to do,...

    I actually did 2.5! Still SO much more to do, but I focused on the common areas first, so at least those feel good now. Tomorrow, I'll do more. New total: 15.5.
  10. Hi all, I've been having a lot of trouble...

    Hi all,

    I've been having a lot of trouble getting going again, so I'm "bookending" today, making a commitment to do 2 hours and report back how I did. It's a mental health issue at this point. ...
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    I put big pieces of furniture on the curb. ...

    I put big pieces of furniture on the curb. Bookcases go especially quickly, but I can't think of anything that didn't get taken. Well, actually, we had to get an old dollhouse of my daughter's (not...
  12. Keep up the good work, nswef! I've been slow. ...

    Keep up the good work, nswef!

    I've been slow. Just 30 minutes yesterday. New total: 13.
  13. Thread: August Purge

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    A puzzle to someone in our Buy Nothing Group. ...

    A puzzle to someone in our Buy Nothing Group. New total for month: 48.
  14. Thread: August Purge

    by ejchase
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    I'm finally getting some stuff out the door: 20...

    I'm finally getting some stuff out the door: 20 hand-me-downs from my daughter to someone in our Buy Nothing Group with 2 younger daughters and 27 random items to Goodwill. Total for month: 47.
  15. Wow, nswef, it seems like you are making some...

    Wow, nswef, it seems like you are making some good progress!

    I'm still in baby steps mode - one more hour today before the housekeeper came. New total: 12.5.
  16. I'm back from vacation, not teaching now for the...

    I'm back from vacation, not teaching now for the next 3 weeks. I just took some baby steps today - 1.5 hours. New total is 11.5.
  17. Nswef, it sounds like vacuuming was satisfying! ...

    Nswef, it sounds like vacuuming was satisfying!

    I'm still consumed with teaching. My class ends this week but then we go away for 2 weeks, so hopefully I can do more in August.
  18. Thanks, nswef. She's pretty good at...

    Thanks, nswef. She's pretty good at decluttering. I'm hopeful she is not going to inherit my issues!

    This week I managed to do 1.5 hours, so the new total is 10.

    I've made my peace with the...
  19. Thanks, iris lilies. I'm not sure of all the...

    Thanks, iris lilies. I'm not sure of all the reasons this is the method that works for me, but it does, so I'm sticking with it. Of course having all of you encouraging me has made a huge...
  20. Wow, rosarugosa! I like the gray. Looks very...

    Wow, rosarugosa! I like the gray. Looks very organized. I need this inspiration because I plan on tackling our kitchen pantry this summer.
  21. Thanks, rosarugosa! Just 30 minutes yesterday....

    Thanks, rosarugosa!

    Just 30 minutes yesterday. New total: 6.5.
  22. I did another hour yesterday. New total: 6.

    I did another hour yesterday. New total: 6.
  23. Hi All, Well my spring semester of teaching...

    Hi All,

    Well my spring semester of teaching finally ended, though I am - for the first time in about 6 years - teaching one 5-week class this summer.

    Nevertheless, I got back to this yesterday...
  24. 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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