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Plethora of Paper


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February! This is it..no more collecting, gathering, storing, piling up..."for future reference"! Today is the day to act, not procrastinate. No excuses.
For forty-seven years, I've been stuffing things into boxes, baskets and bags in all the little nooks and crannies of our Wee Hobbit House. Each one was a "just-in-case-we-need-it" essential for some project to come. Not! I confess I am an "h-o-a-r-d-e-r". Oooooo, that is so hard to type. But there it is.
Here's the plan: To apply the wonderful lessons I've been learning on SP in healthy nutrition and daily fitness to my major problem at the moment...Two "attic" study-bedrooms so cluttered that they are all ready to collapse into the first floor rooms below...well, almost. Our little cape just won't hold another page!
Day One: Write the goals and take the pictures
1. Principle one: Choose to commit to dealing with one bag , basket, and/or box each weekday to sort the paper and books for:
a. Toss b. Give c. Keep (maybe) (Must be competed August 1st)
2. Principle two: Track my progress daily with more than a check mark on Other Goals (It
didn't work for me; I gave up so easily, not even noticing the missing mark).
a. Take before photos:

b. Fill the Toss box at least two times a week: Recycle on Wednesdays and Saturdays
c. Deal with the things in the Give box every weekend.
d. Take a progress photo or two now and then
OK, that's it for planning today. Now, Nellie, get busy.

What do you all do with this struggle of galloping things?
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68ANNE 2/13/2013 6:59PM

    what is galloping things?

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68ANNE 2/13/2013 6:58PM

    I was one of those. I have every available inch full of *stuff* I don't really know what happened except for a mean hubby (now ex) and then moving into the smallest apartment. Losing everything when he kicked me out also helped.

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