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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I have very little physical household paper that needs to be saved. But of course I’m not the one that keeps House of bells, DH does that. And yes, he has piles of paper. Once in a while, he will get rid of one of the boxes that his girls away in the basement. I’m not gonna tell him what paper he needs to keep for our household records but I do think he keeps a lot of it is not necessary.

    For my garden club stuff I have very well defined paper files and I keep only the minimum that is necessary. I have one statewide job for which I feel obligated to keep records in paper form because some of the records have to live for seven years and what if I have to hand the records over to someone else? They need to be in paper format if so but I do keep the bare minimum.
    It's a good thing we know you well enough to know that your DH probably doesn't actually have girls stashed away in the basement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    It's a good thing we know you well enough to know that your DH probably doesn't actually have girls stashed away in the basement!
    Ha ha, I went back and read that just now and changed all that. My typos can be very entertaining, you’re welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Well if you get there and don't like it, you can always take a pottery class!
    Yeah, for now, I can't take pottery classes or even really go to garage sales or thrift stores. It's so hard for me not to accumulate!

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    When I moved 2 years ago I didn’t have anything left to donate. But since occasionally I have replaced a small piece of furniture or gotten rid of clothes or a household item so I have donated or sold an item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    When I moved 2 years ago I didn’t have anything left to donate. But since occasionally I have replaced a small piece of furniture or gotten rid of clothes or a household item so I have donated or sold an item.
    Very impressive, Teacher Terry!

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    I had a big influx of paper in my office this week - partially because I brought in some paper from home after the big office declutter there and partially because of a new work project - and I had it all just stacked on my desk.

    I am badly in need of a massive reorganization and purge of my files at work, but I don't have the 4 hours it would take to accomplish that. So today I just took 1 hour to start the reorganization and to file and weed out the new stack of paper on my desk. The desk is clear now, no unsorted piles anywhere! It feels so much better to be in here.

    New total: 8 hours.

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    Bravo EJ, Tackling an hour at a time and having such success in the office!!!

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    EJ, it’s only possible because I live alone. Luckily the dogs aren’t hoarders). I think you have made excellent progress through the years.

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    Thanks, nswef and Teacher Terry.

    And Teacher Terry, I don't live alone, though my daughter - the only other person in my home - is better at throwing things out than I am. But it has gotten better.

    I spent 2 hours this morning decluttering in preparation for my daughter to have a sleepover tonight. New total: 10 hours.

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    I knew you had a daughter and kids inherently have stuff.

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