March Declutter - Mentoring Each Other, 2019

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Re: March Declutter - Mentoring Each Other, 2019

Postby Harriet » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:53 pm

I agree that it's difficult to decide to get rid of small appliances that are designed so well and work so perfectly - but only under the perfect conditions. :( I suppose sometimes we can admire something without having to be the one who makes space for it in our homes.

My decluttering for several days now has been in craft/sewing area with organization, mostly. On my declutter card I call that "Studio". Today when I needed space to quickly make a small poster for church, there was table space for my cutting mat and I reached right for the materials and supplies, no problem.

Dd has done decluttering of her items in the front bath. Happy about that.

kittykatt, your drawer-space decisions sound smart for t-shirts, etc. One thing I realize I'm dealing with in our bedroom is an old 6-drawer side-by-side dresser with drawers that don't "glide" at all - the word couldn't be used. They clunk along, maybe, but glide? no. And each is very large so that heaviness is a problem. I think HRH and I get to the point we put off opening them and try to store seldom-used items there, but it's a bedroom space that should be convenient. Even though I'm cheap ... I mean, thrifty ;) .... it's probably time I replace that dresser.

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Re: March Declutter - Mentoring Each Other, 2019

Postby Nancy » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:56 pm

Donated a small bag of clothes.
This week have been going throught sgop stuff like will we need this bag of nails, coop hardware etc.

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Re: March Declutter - Mentoring Each Other, 2019

Postby blessedw2 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:10 pm

tuesday was decluttering day - I did one hour. dh took everything in.

I always thought it was my youngest who created most of the clutter. Boy were dh and I wrong. She has a lot, don't get me wrong, but we had so much too. deferred decisions, and pretending to be people we no longer were or ever were lol

still to do: go through creams, facial stuff etc. toss, simplify
buy myself a mascara

I went through the bag of old apple cords that haven't been used in 5 years and now they are gone. yay! :D :D :D

I went through my books and a lot went to donation.


found more plastic boxes without lids. they had babies.

this next weeks goal: dh and I will find all the cords through out the house and make sure they match with things.
go through art box

still to do this week on decluttering: simplify cleaners, we have too many (like I used them).
go through cleaners simplify.
pull keep sake boxes and separate into who they belong to.
go through cooking stuff again.
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Re: March Declutter - Mentoring Each Other, 2019

Postby blessedw2 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:18 am

yay d harriet - I would say the decluttering of creative items is the hardest for me. cheering you on!!!!

yay d nancy - donations out the door

yay d kitty - yes!!!! on your shirts!!!! yay on your dressing table as well!!!

waving to you all and wishing you the best.

sorry that during the week I just put down what I am doing and not say hi but my week seems so full and I fall into the rabbit hole of the computer so easily that I wait until my calmer day during the week.

Rah rah rah all of you.
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Re: March Declutter - Mentoring Each Other, 2019

Postby Nancy » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:09 pm

I tossed an old thread bare sheet today.

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Re: March Declutter - Mentoring Each Other, 2019

Postby blessedw2 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:23 am

yay d nancy.
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Re: March Declutter - Mentoring Each Other, 2019

Postby blessedw2 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:27 am

this last weekend i pulled all dd older's papers out of her room and separated everything so she could easily see it. all from 2010 on
in ten minutes she went through everything and 90% is recycled or shredded.
a bunch of apple cords gone
dd older removed old phones and iPods, computer lap top and an i pad for me to bring to the apple store for recycling.

i have a goal this week - lets see what happens 8-)
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Re: March Declutter - Mentoring Each Other, 2019

Postby blessedw2 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:53 am

"We need much less then we think we need" Maya Angelo
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Re: March Declutter - Mentoring Each Other, 2019

Postby Twins' Mom » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:50 pm

Oh my goodness. I am going through some photos from the big box in my garage that I've been trying to empty. Some of the photos are from dmom, and I guess I thought she would always remember who was in the pictures. Now it's a guessing game on so many. I need to round up a photo labeling pencil and get with my dcousin J and see what we can figure out. So sad that I've let this go, and so much guilt that it could have easily been done 10 or 15 years ago.
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Re: March Declutter - Mentoring Each Other, 2019

Postby blessedw2 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:10 am

I have done the same thing d twins. the guilt is hard but you are getting to it now!!!
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