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  1. Some of you may remember that when I started all...

    Some of you may remember that when I started all these batches of 40 hours years ago (2016, I think!), I had 50 boxes of clutter in my upstairs hallway. All but 2 of those are gone now, but I have...
  2. After the last houseguest left, I took a little...

    After the last houseguest left, I took a little break from decluttering, but now I'm ready to be back at it. I put in 1.5 hours today. New total: 35.5.
  3. Wow, ToomuchStuff, it sounds like you are...

    Wow, ToomuchStuff, it sounds like you are accomplishing a LOT! Congratulations!
  4. TooMuchStuff, it does sound like you are dealing...

    TooMuchStuff, it does sound like you are dealing with a LOT. Be kind to yourself. I buy houseplants at nurseries or Trader Joe's and I lose a few every year because I'm still figuring out a watering...
  5. I did 2 more hours on Saturday and 2 more on...

    I did 2 more hours on Saturday and 2 more on Sunday getting ready for guests. Our guest room is now functioning and really nice! I consider that an accomplishment that has directly grown out of the...
  6. Thread: March Purge

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    On Saturday, I dropped off an extra wastepaper...

    On Saturday, I dropped off an extra wastepaper basket at Goodwill and gave away an item on Buy Nothing. New total for month: 25.
  7. Thread: March Purge

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    I took 5 items to Goodwill today and returned 4...

    I took 5 items to Goodwill today and returned 4 shirts to the store. Total this month: 23.
  8. Thread: March Purge

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    Love the picture, rosarugosa!

    Love the picture, rosarugosa!
  9. 2 more hours today dealing with different hot...

    2 more hours today dealing with different hot spots and trying to get the guest room ready for guests. New total: 30.
  10. Thread: March Purge

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    I gave away 5 hand-me-downs to a friend and took...

    I gave away 5 hand-me-downs to a friend and took 5 old towels to an animal shelter. Total for month: 14.
  11. Thread: March Purge

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    Yes, congratulations to all. Yay for an...

    Yes, congratulations to all. Yay for an organized medicine cabinet, nswef!

    I returned a pair of boots to the store. Total for month: 4.
  12. Today, I faced the downstairs closet because, as...

    Today, I faced the downstairs closet because, as I mentioned before, I needed to move about 3 boxes of junk and a painting I don't know where to hang (from the guestroom which I'm trying to make...
  13. Thread: March Purge

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    I gave away 3 items through our local Buy Nothing...

    I gave away 3 items through our local Buy Nothing group - 2 pairs of shoes and a pair of pants.
  14. Thread: February Purge

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    I took 15 items to Goodwill today. Total for...

    I took 15 items to Goodwill today. Total for month: 44.
  15. Thanks, Rosa and Nswef, for the encouragement. ...

    Thanks, Rosa and Nswef, for the encouragement.

    Today I took a few things to Goodwill, dumped off a bunch of used ink cartridges for recycling at Staples, and got two new plants - one to replace...
  16. Yes - they're too noisy at night to share with my...

    Yes - they're too noisy at night to share with my daughter or me!
  17. During my batches of 40 hours over the last 1-2...

    During my batches of 40 hours over the last 1-2 years, I've been working towards making our teeny third bedroom into a nice guestroom. The obstacles have been that it's always tempting to throw stray...
  18. Thread: February Purge

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    Took 2 items to the community fridge in our...

    Took 2 items to the community fridge in our neighborhood.

    Total for month: 29.
  19. Just 2.5 hours today going through a lot of paper...

    Just 2.5 hours today going through a lot of paper and clearing off the dining room table which is a hotspot. When the table is clear, I feel SO much better. I need to make that a priority going...
  20. So true! We seem to have a lifetime supply of...

    So true! We seem to have a lifetime supply of Scotch tape. :) Good to know! And thanks for the congrats.
  21. I keep just walking in there and opening it :). ...

    I keep just walking in there and opening it :). EXTREMELY satisfying!
  22. 3 more hours today on the cupboards in the...

    3 more hours today on the cupboards in the kitchen island and the kitchen "junk drawer," which I am hoping to just call "the drawer to the right of the sink" now.

    I've included links to before and...
  23. Thread: February Purge

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    Iris Lilies and Rosa - thanks for the reassurance...

    Iris Lilies and Rosa - thanks for the reassurance about the spices! One thing I've learned is to buy the smallest bottles I can because I rarely can use up any spice before the expiration date.
  24. I'm trying to make a big push this weekend, so...

    I'm trying to make a big push this weekend, so did 4 hours today.

    I think the theme of today's decluttering was, "But I thought I just decluttered that!" I'm reorganizing some shelves in the...
  25. Thread: February Purge

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    This is very embarrassing to admit, but I went...

    This is very embarrassing to admit, but I went through my spice cupboards and found 27 bottles of expired spices to toss!
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