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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2017, 12:46:29 PM »
I downloaded the eBay app on my phone and found out that I could pre-list items! So I have 9 listings scheduled to start on the 16th when I'm back from vacation so I can ship everything the following weekend! As I'm listing items I'm also bagging them up to ship so I don't have to deal with it later.

Steam cleaning a few more items before I photograph and list them. I can't wait to get rid of this stuff!!


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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2017, 07:02:10 AM »
Joining. My goal is July 3 to Aug 3.

1. Closet - I really need to go through all my clothes and get rid of anything I no longer wear.

2. Paper - I have a ton of mail and receipts that need to either be filed or shredded.  I have a bad habit of throwing stuff into drawers to be cleaned up later, but never seem to get to it.

3. Craft room - I need to get a shelf and some storage bins to organize my craft supplies, as I have a bunch of bags of fabric sitting in a pile on the floor.

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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #52 on: July 06, 2017, 09:56:24 AM »


I am in for this! I will have alot of work in front of me in the next year as my fiance and I hope to move into a van. It is about time we started trying to cut out as much as we can so it's not all sitting around the house still a month before we want to move out.

Goals for the next 30 days (deadline July 7):
1. Clean out car. Needs to be done badly, but I have been putting it off.
2. Sort through books and figure out what is worth selling vs donating and get rid of as much as possible. Done. Some are listed for sale, and there is a massive box to be donated.
3. Sort through movies same as above. Sold a few of them. The rest were not accepted for sale so have been moved to a donate pile.
4. Make a list of what furniture we don't need and can sell/donate now/what we should try to sell/get rid of closer to leaving.
5. Sort clothes to donate and setup a donate box in the closet so we can add to it as we find things we no longer need/wear. Clothes have been sorted through, and about 20 hangers emptied. No donate box as of yet.
6. Sell Wii and Games. Added and Done.

Goals for the next 60 days(deadline August 6):
1. Organize papers (what to keep what to recycle/shred). There is still a large stack of papers in our kitchen and a few stacks in our room that i have yet to go through. That being said I did go through one full stack last night, and the remainder just needs to be filed away now. I also installed a hanging basket in our kitchen with a slot for mail to be organized and a slot for mail that requires action.
2. Sell/donate/trash unused items taking up space throughout the house and garage. Started on this, 2 boxes full of random items removed from storage and disposed of.
3. Get rid of furniture items noted in step 4 above.
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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #53 on: July 07, 2017, 01:17:02 AM »
Lately I have been a bit apathetic. So I need a challenge. I will be going on vacation in two weeks, so I will have to set my starting date at today, June 30th and end date at July 13th.

My first goals, which have been on my to-do list for quite some time, but have been ignored there:
- Post some of my wedding photo's on the Norwegian variant of Graig's list to sell my wedding dress. It was not a real wedding dress, but an evening gown. Only worn once.
- Take a picture of a bodice that my DH bought for me, but that I don't want to wear. Has been unused in my drawer for 10 years.
- Throw away an electric device in my bedroom that isn't in use. Problem is that I cannot deliver old electronics anywhere near where I live. I WILL find a solution in the next 2 weeks.
- Lower the price on a time trial cycle helmet that I already have out for sale. No reactions so far.

Things have happened. My unused bodice/corsett and  g-string have been for sale now for a week or so. I have described it in another thread, but something else happened today as well.
I had photographed the corset lying flat on the terrace. First thing that happened was that I got a text message from a person with a girl's name. Very misspelled (wrong autocorrection on phone) and not referring to any advertisement, asking me to put it on a doll so she would be able to see it better. After a while I figured out that it might be about this advertisement with corset. I sent a message back to double check that it was about the add and that I didn't have a doll, but would try to improvise some picture. She answered that I could perhaps put it on my body. I did so and surprisingly, I fit into it. I took some pictures with the auto-release on the camera, but it was on autofocus. I had to stand close to press the button and step back for the picture. So the pics were not very sharp. That actually fit me well. I cut out the part of the picture that covered the corset, put it on the add and sent the girl a message that is was there.
Next morning I got an email from a guy named Karim, who said he didn't want to buy anything, but wanted to compliment me on looking really good in the corset, showing nice curves. That I had a great looking body. As that was not my intention. I removed the picture van de add again.
This morning, on my way out of the door, I got a phone call from a Swedish man. He said he called the the add and that I has a very good price on this corset. He wanted to buy it, and transfer a much higher sum, so that it would cover sending. Fine for me. Then he asked if I had more underwear that I wanted to sell. I said "I have more underwear that I don't use, but that is all used". Then he said that he also bought used underwear. WHF? What is he intending to do with my used underwear??? I just said I didn't have anything more and ended the call. On my way to work I started imagining this guy running some trafficking business and needed to buy nice underwear for his girls, working as slaves.
At work I asked my male colleague who I share an office with that the hell a Swedish man could want to do with my used underwear? He laughed and said it was probably just a fetish. There is apparently a market for man who like to sniff used ladies undergarments. :-D He thought that was much more likely than my trafficking theory. I still think that is quite turning me off, but I don't it as much as my first theory. Of course I have no business with what he is going to do with it.
Now I might actually have another bodice left, only very little used. When I come home late on Monday, I will look for it and ask the guy if he wants to buy that as well. Should be worth a good sum.
Who had thought I could be earning money on selling used underwear???

I have taken pictures of my non-electronic wedding pictures. But I still don't want to sell it now a week before going on vacation.
The cycle helmet is still not sold, even with lower price. So I'll put it up for sale again after the summer, for a bargain price. And maybe also on a local facebook selling group (different sales channel).
Electronic waste will need to wait.

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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2017, 10:17:30 AM »



I am in for this! I will have alot of work in front of me in the next year as my fiance and I hope to move into a van. It is about time we started trying to cut out as much as we can so it's not all sitting around the house still a month before we want to move out.

Goals for the next 30 days (deadline July 7):
1. Clean out car. Needs to be done badly, but I have been putting it off.
2. Sort through books and figure out what is worth selling vs donating and get rid of as much as possible. Done. Some are listed for sale, and there is a massive box to be donated.
3. Sort through movies same as above. Sold a few of them. The rest were not accepted for sale so have been moved to a donate pile.
4. Make a list of what furniture we don't need and can sell/donate now/what we should try to sell/get rid of closer to leaving. Done. Nothing to go soon. Table, coffee table, bed, desk bookshelf, tv and tv stand to go before next spring.
5. Sort clothes to donate and setup a donate box in the closet so we can add to it as we find things we no longer need/wear. Clothes have been sorted through, and about 20 hangers emptied. No donate box as of yet.
6. Sell Wii and Games. Added and Done.

Goals for the next 60 days(deadline August 6):
1. Organize papers (what to keep what to recycle/shred). There is still a large stack of papers in our kitchen and a few stacks in our room that i have yet to go through. That being said I did go through one full stack last night, and the remainder just needs to be filed away now. I also installed a hanging basket in our kitchen with a slot for mail to be organized and a slot for mail that requires action.
2. Sell/donate/trash unused items taking up space throughout the house and garage. Started on this, 2 boxes full of random items removed from storage and disposed of.
3. Get rid of furniture items noted in step 4 above. All still needed for a few more months atleast... Hopefully I can start removing them soon.

AHHHH my 30 days ends today! I guess I need to quit procrastinating and clean out my car tonight!

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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #55 on: July 07, 2017, 07:55:31 PM »
Lately I have been a bit apathetic. So I need a challenge. I will be going on vacation in two weeks, so I will have to set my starting date at today, June 30th and end date at July 13th.

My first goals, which have been on my to-do list for quite some time, but have been ignored there:
- Post some of my wedding photo's on the Norwegian variant of Graig's list to sell my wedding dress. It was not a real wedding dress, but an evening gown. Only worn once.
- Take a picture of a bodice that my DH bought for me, but that I don't want to wear. Has been unused in my drawer for 10 years.
- Throw away an electric device in my bedroom that isn't in use. Problem is that I cannot deliver old electronics anywhere near where I live. I WILL find a solution in the next 2 weeks.
- Lower the price on a time trial cycle helmet that I already have out for sale. No reactions so far.

Things have happened. My unused bodice/corsett and  g-string have been for sale now for a week or so. I have described it in another thread, but something else happened today as well.
I had photographed the corset lying flat on the terrace. First thing that happened was that I got a text message from a person with a girl's name. Very misspelled (wrong autocorrection on phone) and not referring to any advertisement, asking me to put it on a doll so she would be able to see it better. After a while I figured out that it might be about this advertisement with corset. I sent a message back to double check that it was about the add and that I didn't have a doll, but would try to improvise some picture. She answered that I could perhaps put it on my body. I did so and surprisingly, I fit into it. I took some pictures with the auto-release on the camera, but it was on autofocus. I had to stand close to press the button and step back for the picture. So the pics were not very sharp. That actually fit me well. I cut out the part of the picture that covered the corset, put it on the add and sent the girl a message that is was there.
Next morning I got an email from a guy named Karim, who said he didn't want to buy anything, but wanted to compliment me on looking really good in the corset, showing nice curves. That I had a great looking body. As that was not my intention. I removed the picture van de add again.
This morning, on my way out of the door, I got a phone call from a Swedish man. He said he called the the add and that I has a very good price on this corset. He wanted to buy it, and transfer a much higher sum, so that it would cover sending. Fine for me. Then he asked if I had more underwear that I wanted to sell. I said "I have more underwear that I don't use, but that is all used". Then he said that he also bought used underwear. WHF? What is he intending to do with my used underwear??? I just said I didn't have anything more and ended the call. On my way to work I started imagining this guy running some trafficking business and needed to buy nice underwear for his girls, working as slaves.
At work I asked my male colleague who I share an office with that the hell a Swedish man could want to do with my used underwear? He laughed and said it was probably just a fetish. There is apparently a market for man who like to sniff used ladies undergarments. :-D He thought that was much more likely than my trafficking theory. I still think that is quite turning me off, but I don't it as much as my first theory. Of course I have no business with what he is going to do with it.
Now I might actually have another bodice left, only very little used. When I come home late on Monday, I will look for it and ask the guy if he wants to buy that as well. Should be worth a good sum.
Who had thought I could be earning money on selling used underwear???

I have taken pictures of my non-electronic wedding pictures. But I still don't want to sell it now a week before going on vacation.
The cycle helmet is still not sold, even with lower price. So I'll put it up for sale again after the summer, for a bargain price. And maybe also on a local facebook selling group (different sales channel).
Electronic waste will need to wait.

Hi Linda, be careful.  There is a scam for online "buyers" to send more than the item is worth, and ask for you to send the difference back.  The problem is, the too-big payment they make to you will bounce.  Usually they use a check or something like that.  Maybe in Norway you don't use checks any more?  Just be careful about giving him any cash back.
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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2017, 06:41:52 AM »
@Oneday. He didn't ask for sending anything in return. Checkes are totally out now. Today we use an electronic app where you can transfer via phone and receiver gets an sms that money is on it's way. Very good system for selling privately without cash.

Stupic bank that developed the app didn't make a sufficient backup system and the system is regurlarly down while everybody is relying on it.

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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2017, 09:45:58 PM »
Linda, that sounds frustrating!  Glad you are not falling prey to a scammer.

OK, I will join.  Dates will be July 8 - Aug 6.  Mr. O is out of town for a good chunk of that, so will not be a distraction.  Goal is to clear out at least 1 box of paper...even if some of the papers get re-classified & shuffled around a bit, would like to reduce/compress the volume get that one box out of the walkway.

July 8: Urrngh.  Do I have to? <pause for working> Found the owner's manual for my bike helmet...why is this a thing?  Gone.  <pause for working> Got through about 1/3 of the first box.  Good progress because they are recent papers.  I suspect the older papers will be more difficult.

Found a smaller box to put in papers for Mr. O.  Found pictures; those have a place (that's a whole nother project in itself). Shred bin is fairly full, will have to empty before I start tomorrow.  Have a small stack to scan, but leaving that for tomorrow as well.  Don't want to burn out on the first day!
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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2017, 12:50:17 AM »
Linda, that sounds frustrating!  Glad you are not falling prey to a scammer.

OK, I will join.  Dates will be July 8 - Aug 6.  Mr. O is out of town for a good chunk of that, so will not be a distraction.  Goal is to clear out at least 1 box of paper...even if some of the papers get re-classified & shuffled around a bit, would like to reduce/compress the volume get that one box out of the walkway.

July 8: Urrngh.  Do I have to? <pause for working> Found the owner's manual for my bike helmet...why is this a thing?  Gone.  <pause for working> Got through about 1/3 of the first box.  Good progress because they are recent papers.  I suspect the older papers will be more difficult.

Found a smaller box to put in papers for Mr. O.  Found pictures; those have a place (that's a whole nother project in itself). Shred bin is fairly full, will have to empty before I start tomorrow.  Have a small stack to scan, but leaving that for tomorrow as well.  Don't want to burn out on the first day!

"Tomorrow" ended up being a week later.  All but one of the pages I pulled out last Saturday, I scanned today.  I did not rename or file them, though.  The last page I will not have to scan if I can find Mr. O's password to his Vanguard account...I can just download that statement, in fact I will download all the statements since last fall.

I plan to make more progress tomorrow.  Mr. O is back from vacation either next Wed or next Fri, so I hope to reach a significant milestone by then.  Progress will slow significantly once he is back in the house if history is any indication.
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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2017, 12:44:35 PM »
Heaved another bag of clothes in the donation bin. 

I am finally at the point where all my clothes fit into my closet and dresser!  (With the exception of some winter garb, which is now stored away.)

There has never before been a point in my adult life when I didn't have a giant pile of clothing on the bedroom floor. It just took up so much space. And now I am free of it!  This is amazing.

With fewer things, it's now easier to identify those that don't belong. Like the "husband pillow" (pillow with arms, used for sitting up in bed) that I haven't used in years because we have so many other pillows. It's just been sitting in the dump on my floor all this time.

I also weeded some DVDs. Unfortunately Amazon doesn't let regular folks sell used DVDs anymore, and these weren't worth much anyway. So I put them in our neighborhood book-share thingie. They disappeared right away, hopefully to a good home. 

Next stop is the study.  The most crammed, dysfunctional space in our apartment. A dread realm of "miscellaneous papers" and desk drawers crammed with old cell phones and old pay stubs and wires and gadgets and boxes and shelves of VHS tapes. This is supposed to be our main workspace, and it needs a total overhaul.
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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2017, 03:07:37 PM »
Heaved another bag of clothes in the donation bin. 

I am finally at the point where all my clothes fit into my closet and dresser!  (With the exception of some winter garb, which is now stored away.)

There has never before been a point in my adult life when I didn't have a giant pile of clothing on the bedroom floor. It just took up so much space. And now I am free of it!  This is amazing.

With fewer things, it's now easier to identify those that don't belong. Like the "husband pillow" (pillow with arms, used for sitting up in bed) that I haven't used in years because we have so many other pillows. It's just been sitting in the dump on my floor all this time.

I also weeded some DVDs. Unfortunately Amazon doesn't let regular folks sell used DVDs anymore, and these weren't worth much anyway. So I put them in our neighborhood book-share thingie. They disappeared right away, hopefully to a good home. 

Next stop is the study.  The most crammed, dysfunctional space in our apartment. A dread realm of "miscellaneous papers" and desk drawers crammed with old cell phones and old pay stubs and wires and gadgets and boxes and shelves of VHS tapes. This is supposed to be our main workspace, and it needs a total overhaul.

marble_faun, that *is* amazing; YOU are amazing!  Now you are free to join me and others on this thread tackling the office mess.

FRT, I do not have a staple puller.  For a while I was using my fingernails, but that was painful & causing them to break & split.  So finally I figured out I can use a seam ripper to pry up the two prongs on the back, then flip the paper over & use a pair of needle nose pliers to pry out the staple.  Action shot below.  I feel badass every time I remove a staple this way because 1) I didn't have to bring an additional item into my house, 2) I didn't have to spend any money and 3) mostly because I thought of it myself ;)

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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2017, 04:00:42 PM »
marble_faun, that *is* amazing; YOU are amazing!  Now you are free to join me and others on this thread tackling the office mess.

Thanks!  The office is going to be a weekend-long, two-person job, unfortunately. But I was motivated to weed some books instead this afternoon. My book problem is almost as bad as my clothing problem -- stacks and stacks everywhere, piled on the floor and covering all surfaces in the living room. As with the clothes, I know in my heart of hearts that I won't be using most of them again.

Last fall I sold a bunch of books on Amazon and made a few hundred bucks. But Amazon has since started charging sellers way more fees, and for most books, it just isn't worth it anymore. I'd rather give the books away to my neighbors than go through the trouble of packaging them and mailing them for pennies.

Either way: more objects eradicated from my apartment!  This is good.
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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2017, 05:16:05 PM »
Today I made good progress and am reluctantly stopping.  All the recycle dumpsters in our complex are full.

Made it through another 1/3 of the first box.  I have hit my stride or found a method that works for me finally.  About 5% of the pages I keep in either a semi-permanent paper copy or in the "to be shred Jan 2018" or "to be shred Jan 2019" files.  Next, I have some pages I want to keep truly permanently and those I scan.  After scanning, I shred.  All other pages are shred, so I don't have to decide if they need to be shred.  I think that removing that last decision, as simple as it seems, is really taking a lot of the dread out of this task.

5 shred bins full out the door today!
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« Reply #63 on: July 17, 2017, 11:17:16 PM »
Another good day of progress.  Made it most of the way through the last 1/3 of the first box.  Have a small pile to scan, but it's late so I will do that next time.  Have about 1/2 a shred bin full.  I'm not quite sure how I get different amounts of waste from approximately the same starting volume.

Found some interesting things today.  The instructions for the camp stove which Mr. O has with him in the wilderness right now.  I guess I'll hang on to that long enough to see if Mr. O thinks it would be useful.  By the time either of us uses it again, he will not remember the things he learned about it on this trip, is my guess.

Also found the owner's manual to a 1983 BMW 320i.  Neither of us has ever owned that car, so not sure how/where we got it, but I'm adding it to the pile to sell.

This section of the box had a lot of greeting cards, many of them from coworkers.  I will scan some of them.  Others are undated, so I'll take them to work to see if I can figure out dates from emails before scanning.

It's nice to have gotten rid of that box, but there are still 3 left.  Hopefully by Aug 6 it will all fit in the file cabinet.  I have one drawer empty, so I have to wait and see.
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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2017, 05:38:31 AM »
1) Sell DVD's - DONE
2) Give away/donate books - DONE
3) Go through and donate CD's - DONE
4) Clean out car - DONE
5) Filing Cabinet - discard/digitize to minimize physical records - ON HOLD - My laptop is misbehaving, and I've been forbidden by my IT boyfriend from using it until he can wipe everything and reinstall the operating system.  At least we were able to get the files I had already scanned onto my backup drive before the ban.
6) Books - do a second pass of discards due to insufficient space at the new place. - DONE

Computer problems are holding me up on sorting the files, but hopefully that will be resolved soon - possibly not in my 60 days, though :(  I did get a few more books, and some clothes and duplicate kitchen implements out and donated, so that's something.  I still need to come up with my next de-clutter project, until my computer is back online.

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« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2017, 01:52:36 PM »
@Linda - I was immediately imagining all sorts of things when you said you modeled the corset and had a couple of guys calling. Whatever you do, play it safe and make sure no one has access to your address.
Let's hope he's just a harmless guy with a Fetish and you made a little extra money on your undies:)

Update: tackled some of the paper tiger - slow progress, but nevertheless progress.

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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #66 on: July 19, 2017, 12:09:07 AM »
Raenia, don't be discouraged!  I'm sure you will come up with something.  And even if not, you have already made a ton of progress.

Rosy, way to go!  Hopefully you are building some momentum.

I did not do much today.  I dated 9/10 greeting cards from yesterday and will have to ask my cousin for the date on the last one. For some reason I did not have much motivation at work or at home today, so we'll see how tomorrow shakes out.
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« Reply #67 on: July 19, 2017, 01:41:43 PM »
1. Our business has area needs to be cleaned and rearranged to accommodate our expansion more efficiently. 20 foot by 24 foot space. One quarter done.

2. Finish house repairs. Our ceiling is just over half finished; the rest is bare drywall still. We DIY replaced it after a portion fell. The stuff to finish this is glomming up our basement. Stretch goal: finish electrical outlet update.The ceiling is done except for the room edges that require more time.

3. Paint inside bathroom cabinets and stain/seal new cabinet doors. The thing I didn't finish from the last challenge. :-)One of two done.

4. A single pass of decluttering/organizing/cleaning through each room (8 total). Four done.

5. Get all the paper back under control. This is a constant battle!

6. Outdoors: our lawn is a mess and parts are extremely steep and dangerous to mow. I have a list of sub goals for this:
Longest steep hillside: seed with white clover. If we can get it to take over, it's less than 8 inches and we don't have to mow. I ordered the seed. $21.25 for enough to cover. Done until late August (need to delay to time planting correctly).
Steep spot above mailbox: flower bed consisting of some accents surrounded by red sedum. Done.
Smallest but steepest spot: flower bed of sedum. Done.
Right of door: currently houses our package receiving box for our business. Site needs to be leveled and have pavers put down. I will need to build a platform as there is a 12 inch drop over 6 feet. Done.
Left of door: I removed the dead evergreens left by the previous owners. Convert this to a flower bed with perennials. This is a 30 foot long space. Done.
Blueberries: weed and surround with the lawn edging we got for free.Weeded.
West side of business building: currently an overgrown mess with some red raspberries. Need to fill in the holes. Stake raspberries (neglected right now). Weeds cleaned out around the raspberries. Just need to stake them to be done with this area.

Butterfly garden (kids choice) on east side of outbuilding. Done.
Clean out cars.
Polish car headlights. One done and it made an amazing difference in night driving.Done.
Replace/repair dog fence. While weed eating, I discovered that the current wooden fence is broken in several spots. It has to be fixed soon.Done.

Clean and declutter the basement. Only about one quarter done with it.

Lost my momentum with a family emergency. Not sure if we'll get the ceiling done by our target. Or the clean-up. I am going to be spending quite a bit of time helping my parents with their place for awhile. Given that, I don't see how I can get this finished but we'll do what we can. Maybe a big push when we get back from our next round of helping at their place? It's discouraging but life happens...

fluffmuffin

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Re: De-clutter challenge - 30 or 60 days
« Reply #68 on: Today at 08:00:26 AM »
Okay, joining because I've got some clutter to deal with and I keep procrastinating. Dates will be 7/20-8/20.

1. Clean out and organize my bedroom closet. It's a mess right now, but it's tiny so it should be quick if I can make myself get started. Also going to include a pass through my chest of drawers, which should also be NBD--only two drawers really need attention. I want to knock this stuff out this weekend.

2. Clean out and organize the White Whale of our house, the coat closet/overflow closet/pile of oh-crap-company's-coming-throw-it-in-shut-the-door-and-pretend-it's-not-there. This will be tougher because it also has some of my boyfriend's stuff, and he's a packrat. I might end up needing to ask him to build some shelving to make any organization in here sustainable.

3a. Two humans, only one of whom cooks, should not have already filled up all of the cabinet space in our giant kitchen. Purge ruthlessly, especially because I'm going to keep getting stuff from my grandma since she just moved into assisted living.
3b. Catalog all of the food in the pantry and freezer, and make a plan for using up the weird stuff. Random can of black olives, why did my boyfriend buy you? What do you even do with canned black olives?

4. Get bags of donations from 1-3a to Goodwill. I have a horrible habit of getting everything bagged and into the back of my car, then driving it around for six months.

5. Bonus round: finally clean out all of the papers and miscellaneous crap my mom's been bugging me to get out of the crawl space in her house for years. Most of it's from like...middle school, and I'm 29. I'm planning a trip home next weekend so will start on it then.
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