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    January declutter challenges!

    January declutter challenges!

    I am in for 3 items a day! I have done so
    much it feels like there isn't much more
    but, there always seems to be....lol

    Jan.01/2020
    --2 dish cloths stain and thread bare
    used one last time as rags then garbage.
    --1 pen not working right in garbage, not allowed
    to hang around and be annoying again.

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    I want to finish the living room cull and reorganize. It’s more than half done, it needs:

    chair & ottoman polished and put in their place. Cleaned 2x, 1/3/20

    the new dresser put where the graphics table currently sits. This is the major piece of this. The stuff is also DHs, so it’s not mine to do. I can tidy and organize, but not cull here. The dresser has to be delivered too.
    This is done 1/16!

    the remaining piles o stuff in the room dealt with. Most of this is mine.

    No work on this today: 1/4
    Last edited by NewGig; 1-17-20 at 10:19pm. Reason: New status

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    Jan.01/2020
    --2 dish cloths stain and thread bare
    used one last time as rags then garbage.
    --1 pen not working right in garbage, not allowed
    to hang around and be annoying again.
    Total 3
    Jan02 & 03
    --1 small bag of misc. cards (10) to donate
    I am figuring if I have not used these in many years I
    clearly don't like them and won't use them...lol
    --1 small bag of Christmas cards (30) to donate
    same as above had for many, many years.
    They well be new to someone else.
    --1 small bag of Christmas ribbon at least (20)
    same as above not used in many years.
    --6 Misc gift bags
    same as above not used in years.
    Total to date 12

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    All Dropped off a big bag of stuff from December culling.

    Today put put into the donate/gift bin: a snow globe received as a present. Must have been chesp as Christmas tree inside was crooked.
    Finished some potholders from old 8 quilt blocks and threw away my old ones. Homemade insulated potholder/hot pads were among the gifts I made for freinds and family this Christmas. They are really nice and useful.

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    Danna you inspired me to get rid of a couple pens I don't like. My big challenge this winter will be going through my filing cabinets. Paper is my nemesis.

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    Yppej Glad I could help...lol
    Paper is evil! I have less then I use to because
    I have gone paperless on so many things.

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    I'll join for 5 items a day or more.
    1/4: total 6:
    5 gas cans from husband's shed stash, which he came up with, no stealth decluttering
    1 metal folding chair
    All out by curb with a free sign, so we shall see.

    New total 6 items

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    I admit to having a fondness for paper records, but I am disciplined about culling and organizing them at the beginning of each year. I have completed the process for 2020.
    I have a small "stash" of new socks and hosiery. I went through it this morning and pulled out 5 pairs to be donated.

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    I'm experimenting with a paper process in which I keep a file called "I probably don't need this, but just in case." It does mean handling paper twice, but at the end of the year it becomes super easy to chuck that electronically deposited check, receipt for pants I might have returned but decided I liked and so on, or to decide that yes, I DO want to keep that nice thank you note, it got sweeter over time.

    Overall, I'm finding that having this interim period works better for me with a lot of things than outright removal. The trick is that I have to be somewhat disciplined, no fair using Limbo as a resting place for everything under the sun, and no good letting it sit beyond a scheduled time period. Today is the day for the IPDNT file, onward!

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    Jan04
    --1 small bag of paper to recycling
    --printer that does not fit new printer to Dd
    Total to date 14

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