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  1. Thread: May Purge

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    We don't have a garage, so we will need a new...

    We don't have a garage, so we will need a new shed. The motivation for cleaning the shed is the fact that the current one has a huge rotted hole in the back. We are up against a thing strip of...
  2. Thread: May Purge

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    We need a new shed and before the winter. ...

    We need a new shed and before the winter. Started looking at what was actually stored in the old shed yesterday (dh's domain - not mine, but guess who gets to clean it out???? sigh.) THREE weed...
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    This was going to be my suggestion as well. Just...

    This was going to be my suggestion as well. Just bought dd home from college and was amazed at how much stuff those two bed dorm rooms hold - mainly because of bed risers and under bed storage.
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    I agree that is it unavoidable to buy NO plastic...

    I agree that is it unavoidable to buy NO plastic whatsoever. But, I do not buy cases of water in the small bottles, I'm not buying plastic food storage containers, I look for products in cardboard,...
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    We are set to go to South Korea in a couple...

    We are set to go to South Korea in a couple months. My children are Korean and this will be our second trip as a family... my dd's 3rd. Youngest doesn't want to go, so will be holding down the fort.
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    I haven't hit the closet yet, but went through my...

    I haven't hit the closet yet, but went through my dresser yesterday. I'm now able to close the drawers!!! LOL. Have about a dozen pieces of clothing in the donation box. Feels good!
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    It is frightening the amount of plastic waste out...

    It is frightening the amount of plastic waste out in the world... almost over-whelming when thinking about it. I just try to bring it closer to home and have vowed not to buy any more. One step at a...
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    This is exactly what we have - stainless steel...

    This is exactly what we have - stainless steel insulated french press and an electric kettle. the press is used every day and the kettle is used many times a day!
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    Good point. I think I would have difficulty. ...

    Good point. I think I would have difficulty.

    Beautiful!
  10. Thread: May Purge

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    Sold the wrought iron glider swing that has sat...

    Sold the wrought iron glider swing that has sat on our front porch since we bought the house. Was lovely, gave us a lot of pleasure, but hasn't been used for several years. Also, dd and I both like...
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    I feel so lucky that I am embracing the...

    I feel so lucky that I am embracing the downsizing and decluttering at this point in my life. Again, who knows what will happen tomorrow, but at least I am "trying" to get the *stuff* under control...
  12. Thread: May Purge

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    May Purge

    I don't see that this has been started so here is May's Purge thread.

    Had a donation pickup yesterday so 25-30 items out the door! Very motivated to continue, but it's actually getting harder to...
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    This is expressed so well! This is exactly how I...

    This is expressed so well! This is exactly how I feel about books!

    I have let go of a LOT of books, but still have many more on the shelves. Everything in its own time.
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    I am a 60 year old white woman and, so far, I...

    I am a 60 year old white woman and, so far, I have never received any negativity from anyone at my workplace or neighborhood, etc. when it is learned I consider myself to be a Buddhist. Don't know...
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    Special times, so far I have 3 that stand out as...

    Special times, so far I have 3 that stand out as totally exceptional: 1993 when my 1st child was place in my arms, 1994 when my 2nd child was placed in my arms, and 1999 when my 3rd child was placed...
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    As of last night - using up the last of the ham...

    As of last night - using up the last of the ham from Easter. Also got a free turkey breast that I cooked Monday and finally dealt with last night.... each breast individually wrapped and in the...
  17. Thread: March Purge

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    Felt I needed to wait until Big Brothers/Big...

    Felt I needed to wait until Big Brothers/Big Sisters actually picked up the donation - 15 items out! I don't usually count, as I never know when any of the organizations will call for pickups, but I...
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    In my opinion: accept or deny doesn't really...

    In my opinion: accept or deny doesn't really matter as the aging process will continue regardless. I just turned 60 and am quite happy telling people. I don't color my hair, I don't wear makeup. I...
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    I'ved taped over my cameras on computers and...

    I'ved taped over my cameras on computers and laptops for years now. Nice to know my gut instinct was correct for once!
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    I remember having/reading a ton of simple living...

    I remember having/reading a ton of simple living and frugality books. And, after taking the messages to heart, ended up decluttering mine as well. The only one I kept was The Complete Tightwad...
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    Definitely a case of semantics, but I like to...

    Definitely a case of semantics, but I like to think I am continuously "learning" even if I'm not getting a formal "education" any longer.
  22. Well, there is some comfort in being reminded...

    Well, there is some comfort in being reminded that I'm not the only one. lol. Will miss the kids when they are gone, but not their stuff!!! lol
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    Speaking of light pollution - I believe Lights...

    Speaking of light pollution - I believe Lights Out is March 24th at 8:30 eastern time. Should probably double-check before I post this... lol.
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    Groceries are the only thing I've really...

    Groceries are the only thing I've really purchased so far this month. And I've been doing "okay" keeping in the grocery budget range... about $65/week.
  25. I agree it feels better to have less. ...

    I agree it feels better to have less. Unfortunately I live with one or two individuals who haven't reached the same conclusion... at least not at this point in time. Now that things have been...
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