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Help needed for a CLUTTER-BUG!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I'm a clutter bug and a procrastinator in need of some helpful encouragement. I'd appreciate any and all helpful comments on de-cluttering...

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  • MIMULUSBUG
    Thanks for all the great comments! I really needed them. I have actually filled up about 2 of the large "blue" Sacramento recycling containers with paper stuff (old magazines, reports, mail, ancient books, etc. ), now have 2 big boxes of stuff to for donations, and 3 boxes of stuff I'm setting a side for garage sale in January.

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    1441 days ago
  • ASPENHUGGER
    I also struggle with clutter, and have been working on clearing it out of my life for some time now. It's a slow go for me, but I'm definitely making progress! Besides Fly Lady, there is Clutterers Anonymous. Watching The Hoarders on a regular basis helps too ... LOL!
    1486 days ago
  • MISS_VIV
    I really admire FlyLady.. she will teach you to clean your place while FLYING..
    http://www.flylady.net/
    1487 days ago
  • CAGEDBIRDSONG
    Small steps every day. Just like weight loss. Commit to cleaning/decluttering 1o minutes every day. No matter what. If it's the last thing you do before bed, make it happen. Frequently, 10 minutes turns into longer. Also, don't be afraid to let "stuff" go. If you haven't used it, picked it up to look at it or acknowledged its importance within the past year, get rid of it. Take three boxes--one for items you will keep, one for usable items you will donate and one for items you will throw away. Start at one corner of one room, or your coffee table, or kitchen table and focus just on that task. Don't worry about putting it away until you have sorted for 10 minutes. Then put away those things you are keeping--in their permanent place. If you don't have a permanent place for an item, reconsider keeping it. Put the items you are donating in a bag and the items you are throwing away in the garbage.

    It's just a start. But be committed to daily small projects. It will eventually come together.
    1487 days ago
  • KRISTEN_SAYS
    Trust me, after you get rid of everything you no longer need or haven't used in ages, you'll feel so much better! Bring some things (like clothes, books) to a consignment shop if you can, or better yet, donate some stuff.
    1487 days ago
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