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my living room needs to be very afraid

Friday, April 19, 2013

I have an action plan to de-clutter and organize my living room. This plan is to be completed by April 27,2013.

Step 1: Go through the overflowing "stuff-I-am-going-to-use-to-ma
ke-s*#!-with-someday" box. I can keep anything as long as the lid will close.

Step 2: Clear off flat surfaces of the unused desk, put things where they really go, and evaluate whether/where to keep items.

Step 3: Clear the papers and books off of the ottoman and put everything where it belongs. Move the ottoman away from the computer as a preventative measure.

Step 4: Clear off all other flat surfaces in the room and decide what stays and what goes.

Step 5: Create permanent homes for items that I am keeping.

Step 6: Load up and deliver any donations.

Step 7: ebay or craigslist any items I plan to sell.


Some questions I can ask myself while I am evaluating items are:

*Do I love this?
*Is it useful?
*Does this belong here?

And I'm off!

UPDATE: 4/25/13
I threw out a bunch of recyclables from the 4.5 cubic feet junk box and downsized to a 1.22 cubic feet box. I cleared off all the flat surfaces. They were mostly covered with stuff that already had a "home" just needed to be put away properly. Nothing to donate or sell, so I am finish! Picture is of zen garden table after being "weeded" of the clutter. Yay!

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SPARKFRAN514 4/21/2013 7:44PM

   
I with you we need to get moving the 27 is not far off I have my pile of what i thought i really needed ready to go to the church yard sale. have already made two trips emoticon i like you you tip borrowed it to get me going to finish up emoticon how true flat surfaces sure fill up fast. I have decided this a project that needs to be on the to do list every week to save us from being over run with clutter. emoticon great blog

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KALIGIRL 4/21/2013 10:40AM

    emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 4/21/2013 12:53AM

    You can do it!

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/20/2013 10:41PM

    Nothing like spring cleaning. We are doing the same!

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JANTWO 4/20/2013 12:41AM

    Sounds like a plan!!!! I am all for getting rid of stuff that just is no use!!!!

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BESCATS 4/19/2013 8:06PM

    Good luck !! I hope you do a better job than I have been doing. emoticon

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LEANNAW4 4/19/2013 7:20PM

    Great, well thought out plan!

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TWEETYKC00 4/19/2013 5:25PM

    Go for it! Show that room who is boss!

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RIDMYCOCOON 4/19/2013 4:51PM

    Power to Ya! Sister! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 4/19/2013 4:08PM

    Good luck!

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KAB7801 4/19/2013 3:30PM

    Very good. It seems like if there is an empty spot on the table it needs to have something there. I hate that so good luck

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ARNETTELEE 4/19/2013 3:24PM

  Sounds like a plan that I could follow. Good luck and have fun!

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ONTHEPATH2 4/19/2013 3:21PM

    When you get done, want to come to my house? I am always amazed by how fast stuff accumulates! Thanks for motivating me to weed through some of it this weekend while it is rainy out there..... emoticon

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