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Old 01-01-2013, 10:35 AM   #16
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Oh I need to jump in on this. We have so much junk and clutter and I am terrible about going through it.

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by StephMK

It can work however you want - we usually post projects we're working on, items or loads that were donated or sold, and ask questions. It can be very inspiring to read and share progress. Just pick whatever you want to work on and jump right in!
Ooo. This sounds exciting. Where to start....

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:39 AM   #18
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I went through my 5 year old's toys about a month before Christmas and donated the ones I pulled. I have also gone through her old clothes and shoes and donated them as well. My husband is installing two shelves in her closet to hold her Lego sets and the larger toys she received for Christmas and I bought an over-the-door shoe organizer to hold her Barbies and Polly pocket dolls. Next up, my closet!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:44 AM   #19
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This is such a good idea! I'm well on the way to my health resolutions and feel good about those happening, but I really need to de-clutter the places that I always close the door to when company comes over! Maybe if I have a place to report my progress it will actually get done!

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:50 AM   #20
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I am in!!

Started this morning with the front closet. I found 19 empty shoe boxes and lots of purses/ bags/ coats to sell.

we will see how much I can get rid of and how much I can make

1 bag to recycle
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:50 AM   #21
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Well, I'm in. We're 99% sure we'll be moving this summer and since we'll have to do it ourselves - declutter, declutter, declutter! So far I have bought DD an organizer for her Legos and we have a large stack of books to donate to her former teacher when the holidays are over. Need to buy some more plastic shoeboxes, they're great for storing a bunch of small related craft projects inside the larger craft totes.

I think I'm going to start listing more stuff for sale on Craigslist and Facebook. I'd really like to purchase annual passes within the next year, hopefully if we sell some items, it will get us there sooner.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:51 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Disney Addicted View Post
How does this work? There is SO much stuff I want to get rid of!
Start small, start big. However you want. Personally I recommend starting small so you don't get overwhelmed. A drawer in the kitchen or dresser, a closet, a shelf in the bathroom.
When you remove it from the house come here and tell us what you purged, it's very liberating sharing it with others.
Focus your attention.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:55 AM   #23
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I need this! We moved here 2 1/2 years ago and I still have BOXES! Hoping this will be the inspiration I need!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:09 AM   #24
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Early on I was following in the 2012 thread and while I didn't post I did manage to be inspired all year long! Here's too 2013!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:10 AM   #25
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I am in and grateful to see this thread!

When I get in "that" mood my DH calls it my "OFF WITH ITS HEAD" mood. Guess I get a bit gung ho as I point out the things that will no longer be with us.

Sure hope I get in that QoH mode today! I usually do destash/spring clean every year but did not do it this past year and feel a bit overwhelmed right now, so made a starter list and will hopefully get first item checked off using time off today and this weekend:
--I picked an area where sundry items got temporarily stored when I cleaned up/pseudo decluttered (without actually getting rid of squat) around the first floor prior to a Christmas party and also where I stored things I moved in order to display Christmas items. Great starting point for me to evaluate each item as either get rid of or move back to new spot.
--My closet, then DDs and DSs. Have a lot of clothes that need to be sorted through.
--Kitchen and bedroom drawers are all making me crazy.
--Would love to figure out how to sell on ebay, have some nice dishes that just sit in a top cabinet in my kitchen.

I am sure I will have many more projects so hope to stay motivated to see it through! Will come back and post when I check off first item. Can't wait!!!!

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:12 AM   #26
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Count me in!

We will be moving this year - not sure exactly when DH's report date will be, but I'm not moving for sure until our oldest graduates in June!

My goal for this week is to go through all the Christmas decor as it gets boxed back up, including the stuff that I didn't pull out to use this year. Plan to get rid of some and label the totes with whatever is in them.

I would also like to start going through my boys' books. The elementary school is doing a "recycle book store" at the end of the month where the kids donate their books they no longer want and can buy books for either 25 or 50 cents. Need to find out if they'll take any books (ex: cookbooks, high school age chapter books, etc) or just elementary school reading level books.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:22 AM   #27
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I'm in!!!!

Hoping to do some garage selling and major de-cluttering this year!

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:25 AM   #28
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Since I want to watch the games today I'm working in the living room today. There's a charity coming by Monday & I hope to have a huge load for them.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #29
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Count me in! We have too much stuff!
I already started purging after Christmas, took many things to donation!!!
Still a lot to do, especially in our basement!!!

Let's do this!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #30
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I'm in! I started last year but then got off track. I have a huge pile in the basement to get to the Goodwill. I usually try to write down exact what I donated for tax purposes. Does everyone else do this? It seems that is where I get stuck in the process.

Next up is my office. I have a ton of craft supplies to go through. It is hard to figure out what to keep and get rid of in that area. I used to scrapbook but haven't in years. Last year I donated lots of my lesser quality stuff. A year later and I still haven't touched any of the "good" stuff. Time to reevaluate I think!
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