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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4350 on: November 24, 2020, 04:22:19 PM »
Yes! You can do it, Slackmax! Go, Go ! 

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« Reply #4351 on: November 24, 2020, 07:57:52 PM »
Way to go @slackmax! You deserve to have tasty, healthy food. No sense keeping foodstuffs you don't like.

Put an end table, storage container, and throw pillow on the curb. Put an air mattress and its storage tub on Buy Nothing. Several asks, we'll see who takes it away.

Sold a board game on Marketplace today and the buyer is on their way. Listed three more items. I keep telling myself it's perfect timing with gift buying season coming up, so many people will be looking

Used up four containers of lotions and other toiletries this week.

Pulled a quart bag of costume jewelry that was nice enough to donate, threw away the worn or broken stuff. Now it's down to what I actually wear, which is very little. I'm eyeing another necklace that may be too far gone to save. Tossed out the weird phone-cord-like ponytail holders that do not work for me. Tossed all the stretched out ponytail elastics and put a new package in my Amazon cart to add to my next order.

I don't make a grocery list on scratch paper anymore. I open my Instacart app or the Amazon app and immediately add the item to my cart. Then when I'm ready to order, everything is already there and doesn't have to be transferred from paper. Was able to throw all the scrap paper I saved for grocery lists away. Decided to clean out the entire junk drawer and rehome the few items I wanted to keep. Now it's a serving utensils drawer! My kitchen is too small for junk.

Feeling very motivated from watching The Minimal Mom's YouTube videos!


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« Reply #4352 on: November 25, 2020, 08:21:22 AM »
PMG, oneday, and okcisok,  Thanks for the encouragement!   :) 

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« Reply #4353 on: November 25, 2020, 03:02:38 PM »
Towel, blanket, pillow taken from old home and intended as donation... successfully donated. YES.

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« Reply #4354 on: November 25, 2020, 05:34:45 PM »
Iím proud of you Slackmax!  Has my nagging paid off?

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« Reply #4355 on: November 26, 2020, 06:23:28 AM »
Thanks all for the ideas on messy 13 year olds. I have been harping on "the task is not finished until ______" for awhile. In particular for trumpet practice- he has a log that he has to turn in for his band grade. Trumpet practice is not done until you write on your log!. Lol. This doesn't work. Every day I still send him back to his room to write on his log.

I think the advice to just give up is probably best.

In decluttering news I cleaned out the kitchen junk drawer. We had 4 highlighters in the kitchen. WHY.

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« Reply #4356 on: November 26, 2020, 07:32:17 AM »
Iím proud of you Slackmax!  Has my nagging paid off?

I guess so, lol. 

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« Reply #4357 on: November 26, 2020, 01:01:57 PM »
Iím proud of you Slackmax!  Has my nagging paid off?

I guess so, lol. 

Well then, I consider my job done!  (Dusts off hands.)

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« Reply #4358 on: November 26, 2020, 08:44:33 PM »
Decluttered the cupboard of the cornbread mix. Yummy.

Also gave most of a bag of charcoal to my friend when I went over to say hi today. I have a mini grill, but I don't use it. I have it for other people to grill on it. I don't need to store a bag of charcoal, this is at most a once a year thing. There is another bag in the garage, but it is less readily accessible so I left it for now.

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« Reply #4359 on: November 27, 2020, 04:47:36 PM »
Another day... more decluttering! I am working on figuring out digestive problems with the cat. I suspect food intolerance, so am trying different foods. Dropped off a bag of wet food that was rejected/I think are problems to the shelter.

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« Reply #4360 on: November 27, 2020, 05:59:29 PM »
I have been harping on "the task is not finished until ______" for awhile.

This...I never realised that I habitually don't complete the task in terms of putting things away routinely.  I mean I'm not a slob, but a lot of my clutter is because I didn't put x,y or z away when I'm finished using it. Often I'm in a hurry and think I will get that later.  And so forth with a variety of excuses. I'm practicing "finish the task"...eg new item comes into house...needs to be unpacked, packaging disposed of, and a place needs to be found for it to live.  Mail: open, dispose of excess paper/plastic covering/deal with contents. I had a pile of items I decided to declutter sit on my kitchen island for 2 months....doh! I didn't really declutter them, just displayed them!


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« Reply #4361 on: November 27, 2020, 11:55:52 PM »
Went op shopping this morning and bought a cornflower blue running top and multicoloured long cardigan, so came home and put 2 grey tops and 2 cardigans in the donation bag. I had been gravitating to grey clothes which wash me out and are so boring so am swapping them for colour. And I get such a rush from doing the '1 thing in, 2 things out' shuffle.

The school year is over, so I will sort through my son's textbooks and see what I can sell. He has no need for his ridiculously expensive Texas Instruments calculator so I will sell that too. Only 1 more year of school to go!

Next up is going through the bookselves again as I have bought a few 2nd hand and new books for my birthday. Books are my kryptonite so it will only be 1 for 1.

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« Reply #4362 on: November 28, 2020, 01:06:08 AM »
Posting for accountability: Room Mate and I share a hobby.  Today we jointly decluttered our hobby accessories. Not a lot volume wise, but nice to clear out unused bits. I also got to reorganize my hobby cupboard; it is pleasing and more functional.

I have volunteered to advertise the items to the hobby group and handle the distribution.  Tomorrow!

Also tomorrow: finish seasoning the cast iron so it can be put away rather than cluttering up the countertop.

Done! The items are listed and the pan is more or less seasoned.  Woo!

Well not all the hobby items were claimed, so I finally posted in another forum and they are claimed! Posting for accountability: will arrange no-contact drop off this weekend.

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« Reply #4363 on: November 28, 2020, 02:14:36 AM »
I turned flat beer (didn't quite seal completely) into delicious beer bread, which we ate for dinner.

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« Reply #4364 on: November 28, 2020, 09:01:22 AM »
-Sold car mats for a car we no longer have. $20 in, junk out of the garage.
-Gave away a puzzle as soon as we finished it, via BuyNothing
-Listed other car mats on local neighborhood swap. (I'm not in charge of buying car accessories, but it appears we have too many!)
-Teenager has outgrown pants (it's finally pants season again, after ~8 months), so I listed a pair on eBay. Unfortunately, had to order new pants, so not really clutter out, but at least not storing things we don't need

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« Reply #4365 on: November 28, 2020, 09:46:17 AM »
Went op shopping this morning and bought a cornflower blue running top and multicoloured long cardigan, so came home and put 2 grey tops and 2 cardigans in the donation bag. I had been gravitating to grey clothes which wash me out and are so boring so am swapping them for colour. And I get such a rush from doing the '1 thing in, 2 things out' shuffle.

The school year is over, so I will sort through my son's textbooks and see what I can sell. He has no need for his ridiculously expensive Texas Instruments calculator so I will sell that too. Only 1 more year of school to go!

Next up is going through the bookselves again as I have bought a few 2nd hand and new books for my birthday. Books are my kryptonite so it will only be 1 for 1.

I saved my TI graphing calculator for unknown reasons..... Never would have thought the current models would be exactly the same! Now my 13 year old is using it for Algebra. Not that I am advocating saving them for another 20 years haha.

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« Reply #4366 on: November 28, 2020, 10:19:22 AM »
Went op shopping this morning and bought a cornflower blue running top and multicoloured long cardigan, so came home and put 2 grey tops and 2 cardigans in the donation bag. I had been gravitating to grey clothes which wash me out and are so boring so am swapping them for colour. And I get such a rush from doing the '1 thing in, 2 things out' shuffle.

The school year is over, so I will sort through my son's textbooks and see what I can sell. He has no need for his ridiculously expensive Texas Instruments calculator so I will sell that too. Only 1 more year of school to go!

Next up is going through the bookselves again as I have bought a few 2nd hand and new books for my birthday. Books are my kryptonite so it will only be 1 for 1.

I saved my TI graphing calculator for unknown reasons..... Never would have thought the current models would be exactly the same! Now my 13 year old is using it for Algebra. Not that I am advocating saving them for another 20 years haha.

Love my TI from ~1994.  I used it through college (engineering) and during my career, though most of the functions were overkill.  Still have it sitting next to me at home, and use it daily, though usually just for simple math that any calculator could do (but I've never had to buy a calculator since I have this one from my parents).

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« Reply #4367 on: November 28, 2020, 11:27:43 AM »
I still have an old calculator.  I don't use it much but can't bear to ditch it.  I have a slide rule, totally sentimental, it was my Dad's  (electrical engineer).

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« Reply #4368 on: November 28, 2020, 12:38:21 PM »
Joining the TI calculator club!  Still have mine from stats classes 30 odd years ago and still use it regularly.

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« Reply #4369 on: November 28, 2020, 06:04:11 PM »
Went op shopping this morning and bought a cornflower blue running top and multicoloured long cardigan, so came home and put 2 grey tops and 2 cardigans in the donation bag. I had been gravitating to grey clothes which wash me out and are so boring so am swapping them for colour. And I get such a rush from doing the '1 thing in, 2 things out' shuffle.

The school year is over, so I will sort through my son's textbooks and see what I can sell. He has no need for his ridiculously expensive Texas Instruments calculator so I will sell that too. Only 1 more year of school to go!

Next up is going through the bookselves again as I have bought a few 2nd hand and new books for my birthday. Books are my kryptonite so it will only be 1 for 1.

I saved my TI graphing calculator for unknown reasons..... Never would have thought the current models would be exactly the same! Now my 13 year old is using it for Algebra. Not that I am advocating saving them for another 20 years haha.

I was able to use this to my advantage! Saved mine for and used during college, which took me over a decade to complete. Was still able to sell it for decent coin, since it was still virtually the same as newer models.

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« Reply #4370 on: November 28, 2020, 06:55:38 PM »
Air mattress was picked up. The very next day, SO mentioned he could use my air mattress for something. I pointed out that I'd saved it for 5 years and we didn't use it, and I had given it away *the day before*. He shrugged and said, ok then, no worries. It wasn't even important enough to go buy one for what he had in mind. Moral of the story--don't keep things just in case!

Have two more bags of donations by the back door waiting to fill completely before I take them to the donation center.

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« Reply #4371 on: November 28, 2020, 08:16:20 PM »
Air mattress was picked up. The very next day, SO mentioned he could use my air mattress for something. I pointed out that I'd saved it for 5 years and we didn't use it, and I had given it away *the day before*. He shrugged and said, ok then, no worries. It wasn't even important enough to go buy one for what he had in mind. Moral of the story--don't keep things just in case!

Have two more bags of donations by the back door waiting to fill completely before I take them to the donation center.
Ack.  About 2 months ago, I had a pile of misc. metal "free for pickup".  It included a large amount of house wiring (new), on partial spools from a home reno 10 years ago. Even some heavy stuff for a stove circuit. We are selling the home and don't want to store it anymore.   The day after it was picked up, I opened the wall where I was adding a closet door (for resale) and saw that a mystery wire was in the wall-- that needed rerouting and a new junction box.   

I had to run out to buy 20 ft of house wire.  At least I still had one junction box left behind.   I am still glad to have gotten it out of the house and the lucky person who got $300 worth of wiring for free was very happy.

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« Reply #4372 on: November 28, 2020, 08:34:08 PM »
After I ran all my errands yesterday, a bunch more popped up so I was out again today. Not my plan! But I did deliver the big bag of cat food that I forgot to take to the shelter yesterday. 20lb bag of dry food, out! (accidently ordered the wrong kind, don't want to deal with returning to Chewy.)

also caulked in the book room, threw out an empty tube of caulk. Will finish up the rest of the caulk in the utility room.

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« Reply #4373 on: November 29, 2020, 12:00:28 PM »
Returned an item I bought on Wednesday that I ended up not needing. I *did not* want to drive across town again to return it, but I wanted the money back in my account and the item out of my car. And I wanted to be able to post that it was done, so I did it. It took less than an hour and now the full amount I paid is back in my account. I didn't have to move it repeatedly or take pictures to sell it on the secondary market for less.

Dropped off another trunk load of donations to Goodwill while I was out.

Cut up an old pair of felted wool house shoes into insoles for my rubber boots. The boots are great, except in cold weather. I realized I was shying away from wearing them when it was cold and rainy because they felt so cold. Now they are so cozy! I came home after wearing them out and forgot to take them off because my feet were so warm and comfortable. One useless pair out and one less-than-desirable pair fixed.

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« Reply #4374 on: December 01, 2020, 10:25:28 AM »
Finally primed the book room last night. 1 can is empty and drying out for the trash.

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« Reply #4375 on: December 02, 2020, 12:30:12 PM »
Have identified a hand knit wool multicolored big floppy shirt that I was sure someone would want at the flea market ( but no interest) as destined for donation.
Just a matter of time now. Next time I'm going that way, it goes.

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« Reply #4376 on: December 02, 2020, 04:52:03 PM »
We went through the Christmas lights, if less than 2/3's of the lights were burnt out, off they went.  Now all the strings are up and will fit into a smaller box when they come down.

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« Reply #4377 on: December 02, 2020, 05:11:39 PM »
Ofpym cleared out a whole clutter corner the other day while I was in back-to-back meetings.
this morning we are intermittently going through the overflowing with paper cube of our Billy bookcase and ripping up things we don't need to keep anymore.

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« Reply #4378 on: December 03, 2020, 06:57:20 AM »
I sold a few things on FB marketplace recently and have a few more things going out today.

I also FINALLY got DH to take the 15 year-old, only-semi-working TV out (the one that his buddy is supposed to fix).

DH seems to be decluttering some.  One of the medications he takes has the side effect of compulsive behavior disorder, which has turned his packrat tendencies into borderline hoarding.  Now that the med seems to be leveling out, he's getting better.  Sorta.  I keep telling myself that at least it's not compulsive gambling...

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« Reply #4379 on: December 03, 2020, 05:59:33 PM »
I got some more items posted on Marketplace. I'll give it a week, then lower the price, then one more week and it gets donated.

I've started decluttering tasks as well as things. Instead of dreading and putting off things like making appointments, untangling insurance issues, etc, I just do it as soon as it pops up. In the main, it's taken less time to just do it than mental energy to avoid doing it.

And for new items coming in, I try to only touch it or decide about it once. No more putting mail aside to look through later, no more putting papers in a pile to look through when I get a minute. I just take the minute to put it away, do the task, or toss it.

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« Reply #4380 on: December 03, 2020, 07:15:57 PM »
Spent half an hour sorting through some costume jewelry and low cost sterling jewelry, to get it ready for jewelry store clerks to evaluate. Small stuff, so no big decluttering, but it has to be done anyway. Felt good just knowing I had spent the time on it, toward the final goal of a decluttered house. 

Finally took the quart tub of old blackened frozen peaches out of the fridge, threw out the peaches, rinsed and recycled the plastic tub. Less 'cold ballast' in fridge now, but one additional quart of open space.

Took the big floppy knit shirt to salvation army and put it in the bin.

Identified another book for donating to the library.



 

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« Reply #4381 on: December 03, 2020, 07:25:05 PM »
Trying to pass the baby stuff on quickly once we're done with it.  Out:
- Newborn, 3-6 mo clothes, swaddles
- Some pump parts I'm not using
- Mobile we never used
- Pregnancy books
- Bassinet
- And today, the baby swing!  Getting the tree tomorrow to replace it.

Bassinet and swing are big wins, take up so much space.
Sadly, we accepted a bunch of bulky toys recently from our neighbors so we're still in arrears on "stuff" in the house.

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« Reply #4382 on: December 04, 2020, 12:51:15 PM »
Identified a pair of pants for donation.

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« Reply #4383 on: December 04, 2020, 05:47:57 PM »
Took a bag of lights to a coworker. I am peeling off the last layer of stuff in my house, getting deep into drawers and storage areas. I was going to donate the bag and she mentioned wanting some. She was super happy with them and I got them out of my house. Now I have two more empty plastic storage boxes to get rid of.

Update on no junk drawer--I'm really enjoying having that drawer back in my kitchen. The big serving spoon and spatula fit perfectly in there, right by the stove and fridge. Why did I ever think I needed to devote an entire drawer to rubber bands and scrap paper?

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« Reply #4384 on: December 04, 2020, 09:13:11 PM »
Update on no junk drawer--I'm really enjoying having that drawer back in my kitchen. The big serving spoon and spatula fit perfectly in there, right by the stove and fridge. Why did I ever think I needed to devote an entire drawer to rubber bands and scrap paper?

My kitchen is big enough that I have a junk drawer AND a junk cabinet.  When I move, the junk draw goes directly to the trash (saying that for accountability!), until then, it's not space I would otherwise use.  Today I happened to throw away 2 tubes of super glue from the junk drawer that had hardened, as well as some craft glue from the craft closet that's not any good (looking for something to repair a coffee table drawer that fell apart for no discernable reason).

I went through all my printed-out recipes in the kitchen today - threw out some that I know I didn't like, and the rest I am going to put in a binder for easier use and storage.  It appears I don't have a 3-hole punch, which seems impossible considering how many 3-ring binders I got rid of earlier this year.  Did I never have one, or did my XH take it when he moved out 10 years ago?  I guess I'll never know...

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« Reply #4385 on: December 05, 2020, 06:37:35 AM »
NotJen, if you have (oops, buy?) those plastic sleeves for papers, they have the holes for the binder and the plastic will protect your recipes from splatters.

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« Reply #4386 on: December 05, 2020, 06:56:53 AM »
NotJen, if you have (oops, buy?) those plastic sleeves for papers, they have the holes for the binder and the plastic will protect your recipes from splatters.

I might have a few of those sleeves.  I do have a 1-hole punch I can use, it will just be a little more work.

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« Reply #4387 on: December 05, 2020, 08:24:13 AM »
New to this thread! I actually sorted through a lot of old clothing earlier this year but haven't managed to donate/get rid of all of them yet. My remaining clothes fit into two medium-sized wire baskets and my wardrobe is otherwise empty, which is an odd but liberating feeling. I'd also love to use up most/all of my skincare in the next two-three months before repurchasing only the stuff I actually need. Does anyone have any experience with this? Paper clutter is also an issue I'd like to tackle, although I might start with one pile in one part of the house instead of Marie Kondo-ing it like I did with clothes.

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« Reply #4388 on: December 05, 2020, 10:52:53 AM »
NotJen, if you have (oops, buy?) those plastic sleeves for papers, they have the holes for the binder and the plastic will protect your recipes from splatters.

I might have a few of those sleeves.  I do have a 1-hole punch I can use, it will just be a little more work.

I used some old photo albums, the kind with the peelable plastic on the cardboard pages for recipes.  The recipes stick to the page and don't slide around and it's still wipeable.

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« Reply #4389 on: December 05, 2020, 11:22:29 AM »
But the splatters were what I used to pull my favorite recipes out of the pile!  All are successfully in a binder now - and the cabinet over the microwave holds only that one binder.

Sold some wineglasses last night and a large planter this morning on FB.

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« Reply #4390 on: December 05, 2020, 01:41:16 PM »
Whew, successful day today! In prep of Christmas and because I get sick of looking at stuff on surfaces, I did some decluttering.

Gone (well in a box by the car to get dropped off):
-an Aloe plant that did not give me joy because it kept trying to tip over
-5 crystal glasses that were a wedding present, did not bring me joy
-1 pair of pants that was too tight/clingy for work but which I will never wear outside of work (too dressy)
-a couple shirts that I haven't worn in a year
-a cool toy that a neighbor gave us, but that after the initial novelty we have no use for
-a few other odds and ends

Also cleaned out old fully melted candles from.the fireplace.

But coming in: a dog and all his supplies! We are adopting a 6 lb, 8 year old yorkie!

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« Reply #4391 on: December 05, 2020, 04:19:19 PM »
@MayDay Yay for a dog! and now you have made space for him!

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4392 on: December 05, 2020, 06:39:14 PM »
Sold: 4 crystal glasses, a makeup sample, & a book

Went through my stationery area. Gave away 25+ greeting cards, a few birthday treat bags, St. Patrick's Day treat bags, gift card holders, & a bunch of other stuff through Buy Nothing.

When I'm feeling better, I'm planning to re-organize the entire cupboard.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4393 on: December 05, 2020, 08:01:16 PM »
Tiny wins
- I am letting myself abandon a book at the 25% mark and that will be going to the nearest street library when I go for a walk once it cools down a little.
- I also threw out the jar of semi-dried tomatoes that had gone creepy looking and the well out of date packet of vegan queso that we were never ever going to make up.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4394 on: December 06, 2020, 10:16:30 AM »
More successful decluttering over here:

1 large box of clothes that DD outgrew or doesn't like. People need to stop buying her clothes because she has gotten picky! Gone are the days of dressing her up in cute outfits.

1 tub of misc stuff (toys) that the kids aren't quite ready then part with, but are willing to pack up in the garage "for now".

Came in: 1 dog sweater, green with a red bow to look like a Christmas package. Lolol I crack myself up.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4395 on: December 06, 2020, 10:28:20 AM »
Finished decluttering my closet because I lost weight. Someone gave my husband 5 boxes of inside Xmas lights which are going and I need to go through our coffee mugs and then donate.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4396 on: December 07, 2020, 09:23:21 AM »
DD suggested that we go through all the Christmas decorations and give away anything we don't use.  I did a huge purge last year by myself as I put everything away but amazing to have a kid on board with the decluttering.  (Could it be that she is avoiding doing her own stuff?) 

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4397 on: December 07, 2020, 10:29:47 AM »
DD suggested that we go through all the Christmas decorations and give away anything we don't use.  I did a huge purge last year by myself as I put everything away but amazing to have a kid on board with the decluttering.  (Could it be that she is avoiding doing her own stuff?)

She is getting in practice, exercising her decluttering muscles.

We hope.   ;-)

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4398 on: December 07, 2020, 11:01:10 AM »
Accidental decluttering: cracked a champagne flute, tossed it out.


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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #4399 on: December 07, 2020, 12:26:32 PM »
Burned old tax, home loan and refinance documents via the burn barrel.  :)