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My brand new NSV Ė Iím cleaning up NOW

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

No really Ė Iím cleaning! I have not been able to clean my house for over 6 years. My hubby took care of itÖ.wellÖhe cleaned the middle and kept it looking ok. It really needed a deep cleaning. And purging!!!

I have been de-cluttering since Saturday. Iíve thrown away 8 big garbage bags of stuff and have a couple of others sat aside for a yard sale. And Iíve only done 2 and half rooms! I am slowly working my way around the house. I am for the most part using the Fly Lady methods and doing it in 15 minutes tasks. Youíd be surprised what you can accomplish in 15 minutes when you donít have to set down to rest every two minutes!!

Iíve also been able to start helping cook and clean the dishes. I wasnít able to do that for a very long time. My husband James had to take care of me like I was a baby. I couldnít help him at all. Now I CAN!!!!! It has been so satisfying to clean the house. Iím sure I will get tired of it eventually and then wish I didnít have to clean but for right now I am simply enjoying doing it and watching my house become a comfy and welcoming home once again!
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JOANNEHOLL1 10/19/2013 2:05PM

    Saturday is house cleaning day my Mom said long ago. And I just feel like staying here on the internet. . . . . but I'll set my timer 20 minutes to do a start on just picking up. . . . . then if I wish come back here with washer, dryer & dish washer hummin' (We have it so much better than our Moms had it!) and on & on until I feel that thrill of accomplishment. You Spark People really rock! God Bless!
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KAREN608 10/12/2013 1:42AM

    I know Flylady too.
Good deal! Glad to hear of your victories.

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XME501 10/11/2013 3:52PM

    You are amazing! So pray you can reach your weight goal by the end of the year!!
I too use flylady.com - love the daily focuses. It amazing what can be accomplished in just 15 or 20 minutes.

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POUTINGPEGGY 10/11/2013 6:39AM

    What great news. You are de cluttering your life. It feels great doesn't it. I ve lost 25 and already it makes a big difference. I use the 10 minute task, you really can get a lot done by breaking down tasks into smaller bits. Have a great weekend emoticon

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 10/10/2013 10:23PM

    I am so happy for you emoticon emoticon \ emoticon

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LISBETHSALANDER 10/10/2013 5:23PM

    Your progress is an inspiration to me! Not only on the clutter front but also the fact that you've come so far and continue to share and recognize your NSVs. So proud of you and pleased for you. Best wishes.

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AMANDANCES 10/10/2013 8:31AM

    That is AWESOME!!!! You have worked so hard, and now you're reaping the benefits!!!! Congratulations!! Hey, cleaning is the best therapy. It's instant gratification. You see the results immediately, so it makes perfect sense that this would be exciting for you! So how long before you're running races with me :) HUGS and KUDOS to you!!!!!

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CAROL_31649731 10/9/2013 12:57PM

    Really awesome NSV, Kathy! I've heard you mention Fly Lady before, but didn't understand . . . and 15 minutes is so doable--great idea! emoticon emoticon

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WHISPERINGPINEZ 10/9/2013 9:13AM

  emoticon emoticon I'm soooooooo HAPPY for you emoticon . 15 mins. at a time is a great start and very achievable. You sound so excited and I'm very excited for you!

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FEMISLIM 10/9/2013 8:02AM

    That is so great!!!!!!

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MCFITZ2 10/9/2013 12:13AM

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So many important milestones are not related to a number on the scale.
Good for you.

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LJCANNON 10/9/2013 12:08AM

    emoticon What a WONDERFUL Accomplishment for you!! I know James is Happy too!
emoticon It is the "Little" Everyday things that some People take for granted that We will always Treasure.

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2HAMSDIET 10/8/2013 11:20PM

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KING_SLAYER 10/8/2013 10:44PM

    That's awesome! Look at you, all excited about cleaning house!! LOL

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LETHA_ 10/8/2013 10:20PM

    You are so inspiring to me. You've worked so hard and are reaping the benefits.
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NASFKAB 10/8/2013 9:22PM

  awesome so glad for you

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MOVEITMARY 10/8/2013 9:14PM

    You are CHANGING YOUR LIFE. So glad that you are loving the journey!
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DLDMIL 10/8/2013 8:21PM

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BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY 10/8/2013 8:18PM

    Awesome! It's such a freeing feeling to get cleaning and organizing done. Good for you!
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GINILEE4 10/8/2013 7:44PM

   

I hear you loud and clear. I have only lost 20 lbs and already I am able to do a bit of the housework to take some of the load off hubby. We moved in last week and there is soooo much unpacking to do and I am able to help! It does make me proud and happy. I still want to spend some time talking to you, but as you can imagine I am up to my eyeballs in boxes, literally! LOL. Have lots of fun discovering your home again.


Gini

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AWESOMECHELZ 10/8/2013 7:29PM

    What a beautiful testimony of perseverance and live for both of you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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JACKIE542 10/8/2013 7:18PM

    emoticon It is so nice to be able to do things again, doing 15 minute tasks sounds like a great idea too. Hope you have some music playing too. Love that when I clean. emoticon emoticon

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CELLOPLAYER1 10/8/2013 7:02PM

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WHITNEYTEACHER 10/8/2013 7:00PM

    This is so great emoticon I even came out of my mini Spark break to congratulate you emoticon Being able to get back to doing the every day things that people often take for granted is wonderful! emoticon

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WANDA68 10/8/2013 6:52PM

    Way to go!! emoticon

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LALMEIDA 10/8/2013 5:52PM

  Wow! emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 10/8/2013 4:42PM

    That is the way I tackle clutter too; I usually set a timer for 20 minutes, and tell myself I only need to work on it for that time. Sometimes I do quit after that time, but other times, I feel motivated by what I have accomplished in such a short time, that I just keep working on it for a little bit longer.

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CONNIEDETHOMAS 10/8/2013 4:27PM

    It feels wonderful to be doing something again
When you couldn't for so long. CONGRATS!!!!!

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GINGER_BEAR 10/8/2013 4:22PM

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You are so right about what you can get done in 15 minutes! emoticon emoticon



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SDEHNKE 10/8/2013 4:09PM

    That is really awesome. I used to follow Fly Lady but have run into the same difficulties being able to clean house. That gives me something to look forward to. emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 10/8/2013 3:42PM

    Yeah for you! A great accomplishment!

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CJJANISS 10/8/2013 3:39PM

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KAZZIE531 10/8/2013 3:37PM

    emoticon Kathy....And also you are emoticon ing your way through weight loss. emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 10/8/2013 3:32PM

    Kathy,

Land sakes alive!!! What a coo and a MAJOR NSV!!! Now you and your hubby can clean the house, do dishes, and even cook, side by side. What a neat way to spend time that you never had before, together!!! I actually feel like I'm going through this with you, as I've been there. There is still some cleaning I'm not able to do, because of my leg, now, but we're working on that, too.

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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RACEWELLWON 10/8/2013 3:14PM

    Good for you Kathy - hey who woulda thought that We would start to love cleaning and cooking but you know I understand what you are saying - after I was bed ridden for a year and half from the accident when I could start to move again and accomplish those task that many people take for granted - I was thrilled - even now - Cleaning is great workout - You Rock Kathy !!! emoticon emoticon

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STUDLEEJOE 10/8/2013 3:10PM

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BLUENOSE63 10/8/2013 3:08PM

  Wow you have such energy! Inspires me to clean my house!

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