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Old 02-07-2018, 04:38 PM
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I am totally overwhelmed by all the stuff everywhere.
I had a Snow Day today and I was trapped inside with all the stuff.
I have big gray totes filled with a hodgepodge of stuff.
I really do not have the time or the energy to sort through it.
Sadly, I just started throwing stuff into big garbage bags.


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Old 02-07-2018, 04:43 PM
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I am sure you squeeze in everything you can. I bet you never miss any of the items you are getting rid of.
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These might help
Old 02-07-2018, 05:11 PM
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Hey!
I've been on a mission for about 6 months or so to declutter my home of everything that "doesn't bring me joy or get used". When I first started this, I found the website nourishingminimalism.com, and downloaded the free lists I attached.

One thing you need to do is take a deep breath. This clutter will NOT be gone overnight, and I'm coming to terms with the fact it will be an on-going process from now until the day I die. Kidding...sort of. It IS something we'll have to work on for a long time, though, and I've come to grips with that fact.

Anyway, I hope these monthly checklists will help you! Good luck!!
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:48 PM
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That's a great chart Sassy! Everything I get rid of is a fight with DH, who would be a full blown hoarder if I didn't keep him in check So I usually do my major decluttering any time he's out of town.
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I got rid of a bunch today...
Old 02-07-2018, 06:51 PM
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DH and I have a five foot double vanity with double sinks, drawers and cabinets in the master bath. It is stuffed.

I found 2 separate Home Manicure Sets (the electric kind,) several different kinds of hair curlers, a couple different makeup bags with old make up in there. There were 2 separate boxes of home hair color. And that is just what I remember off the top.

I didn't even touch DH's "side" or the stuff on top.

I half filled a very large trash can. If you think about how small most bathroom items are, that is a feat.



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Old 02-07-2018, 07:03 PM
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Decluttering is on my agenda tomorrow since I have two bonus days due to school being closed for the flu. I am going to attack the room where I have all the Christmas stuff that hasn't made it back into storage yet. The Goodwill will be getting some of it, but a lot is going into the trash. I feel motivated and hope this feeling carries over into the morning.
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:28 AM
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We started in on our attic last week, which didn't have THAT much stuff in it, but it did have bags and bags of bills and receipts from 1989-2005 that I worked on shredding or burning in the woodstove. Just when I thought I was done I found MORE bags! Thank goodness for paperless statements and online bill pay for the last decade
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