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4/18/16 3:34 P

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Hi BEETEACHABLEand Paula:

I missed your post, BEETEACHABLE, last winter. Oops. I hope everything is going well for you. My back healed up well. Both the ER doc and I were worried that the disc had ruptured (again), but it turned out to be tight muscles. Between the medication and massage therapy, it got all sorted out.

Thanks for the links Paula. Hope all is well!



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4/13/16 7:44 P

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Tips for organising the junk draw:

keepcalmgetorganised.com.au/tips-for
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Another great article on Decluttering:

www.frugalrules.com/declutter-your-h
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9/29/15 5:33 P

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Every thing that you said about your 2nd bdrm is ours to only without the niece, and we could use a niece that is awesome that you have her. I am sorry to hear about your back. I understand I gave up today to just do sparking because my emoticon are barking (feet) emoticon .Like you said it will all work itself out. You feel better soon suppose to emoticon here today hope cable and internet stays with us emoticon emoticon emoticon


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9/29/15 1:50 P

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Yeah it's even tougher when you live in a small space and that's my issue. My 2nd room is currently doubling as a computer/office room and my nephew's sleeping space. Therefore, I can't put anything in there, as it's already full. Ah well, it'll sort itself out.

I'm down for the count with deep cleaning as I wrecked my back on Thursday. I missed work on Friday and went to ER. I'm on medications and it's helping, but I still can't do very much. My niece (7) helped me with groceries on Saturday. She put it all in the cart, hauled it to my apt, got it all organized for me to put away and that sure helped me out. Otherwise I'd have to send her brother grocery shopping with a list and my debit card - never know how that'll turn out. haha! We might have ended up with nothing but cookies. haha!!



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9/28/15 9:11 P

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Oh do I know what you mean I have been clearing out this house for the last week, finally got one room down to actually putting donations in bags and some to the garbage I even hit garbage pick up this week, still got work to do but I am tired tonight. The wiring has a temporary fix on the cable but at least I have internet, emoticon Have a great night see you soon. emoticon emoticon

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9/28/15 3:19 P

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Sorry to hear about the wiring issues. Hopefully it'll be sorted all out really soon. I am putting some things up on Freecycle even though I find it to be like 'work.' At least it'll clean out the kitchen as I'm tired of the junk sitting there.



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9/25/15 5:20 P

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emoticon SASSISPRNNG been awhile had some wiring issues on outside of the house (cable company) problem's not the whole problem but 4 days of it anyway emoticon I understand about the donation situation sad that people take from the boxes like that. I am making some progress better than none eh.


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9/15/15 12:30 A

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I rarely used the re-use shed because people tended to take out items, then put those items up for sale - online or at garage sales. I also found it very dirty and people rude who used it. But I took my clients there (at their request) and at times, when I had no other options, drop off items. I usually take things to the thrift store, but it's small and they usually close down acceptance of items during the garage sale season. Small town issues eh.



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9/14/15 8:54 P

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SASSY really sorry to hear that, we are lucky in that case there are donation boxes all over our city.

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9/14/15 1:48 P

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I'm doing the same. Unfortunately the re-use shed closed down due to unsanitary conditions and physical fights over the free stuff, and our thrift store stopped accepting donations, so my boxes of stuff to give away is piled up in my kitchen. I hope the thrift store will take it, as the garage sales ended and they aren't being hit up as hard with boxes of donations. Otherwise, I'm not sure what I'll do with this stuff.



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9/12/15 7:45 P

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emoticon Hello all I am getting a good start on declutering my house right now, and you are right SASSISPRING it is, very overwhelming, but one small step @ a time. emoticon emoticon



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5/27/14 1:52 P

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Good for you. Sounds like you have a good plan with the cleaning and decluttering.



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5/27/14 12:07 P

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I took a proberbial "page from a family member's book" --- if something hasn't been used &/or enjoyed within the past year, it goes out of our home --- the exception of things belonging to our grown children. Slowly we are getting those things into their right homes! It is hard when those "right homes" are states away & mostly we do our back & forth visiting by air.

God bless your day to the fullest!

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I am so very thankful that the door of access is permanently open to The Creator & His beloved Son, Christ Jesus!

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." ~ Psalm 33:12 --- IN GOD WE TRUST

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5/15/14 1:41 P

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I am slowly working on this because it's creeping into my life and driving me bonkers. I plan to hit the storage room very shortly because I can't even walk in there. I needed a container for my nephew, didn't have time to deal with the stuff I took out of the container, so it's scattered on the floor. It's the first thing people see when they come into my apt, so I am going to focus on getting that clean and organized first.

I did take a pile of stuff to the local thrift store and other stuff hit the garbage (as it was badly damaged). It's getting there slowly.



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3/25/14 1:15 A

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I wear the same clothes year round, so I don't have anything to put up for the different seasons. Even when I had money, I had no real interest in clothes, drove some of my friends crazy. haha!! Winter is still hanging on that far south, wow. It's sure been a long winter, especially in areas that don't have much cold to begin with, in the winter. Up here in northern BC it's down to -10C at night, we are still getting spring snow (snow that doesn't really stick, just blows around) and the river is still frozen. I did though manage to open up the window on Sunday and let some air come in, which sure was good. :)



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3/24/14 8:28 P

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I am working on actually putting away my winter stuff this week since I never really put it up, it has been sitting out and so now I have to put all of this stuff in bags and pull out the summer stuff. Of course since it is still trying to hold onto winter even in Atlanta, I am going to hold on to a week's worth of sweaters. YUK!

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3/23/14 12:47 P

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That's a really good start, good for you on taking that first step. When it's that overwhelming it's best to take one step at a time, then later, you look back and go 'wow, here I am, I'm really doing awesome, did I ever do good work." You will get there. :)



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3/23/14 10:03 A

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I have to agree that clutter leads to disorganization with your life to include your finances. Right now my whole life is out of control and it shows with my weight and fiances. But I have taken a step forward and have cleaned out two very messy places and have another 6 to go before I feel like I have made progress. I used to be healthier, happier and financially more stable.

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3/7/13 2:11 P

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I don't have much clutter, but I sure can't lose any weight.


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2/12/13 2:12 P

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That's really good. Keep it up. :)

I don't have many possessions because of living poor for many years. It surprises me how quickly though it can build up, even with little stuff. One area I do need to go through are some boxes I've put into the closet when I moved. I've also cut down my library, given many books away - many I inherited from my grandfather. I've read them and it was time to move them on.



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2/11/13 2:31 P

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I've cut way back on possessions so my biggest challenge is just keeping the accumulated mail off of the counter.

Original SW on 1/1/11 - 204.4 lbs.
Original GW on 9/1/11 - 134.5 lbs
Original GOAL ACHIEVED! 70 lbs. banished!

New SW on 6/6/16 - 183.8
New GW by 12/31/16 - 135

Mind the Gap! between what we know we should do and what we actually choose to do.


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2/9/13 3:11 P

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How is everyone doing with this goal? I admit that I'm sitting in a mess, so tomorrow is D-day, or shall I say cleaning day. My energy level is increasing, so it's time to hit the apt and start cleaning.



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1/17/13 12:03 P

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I've heard of the book and people I know who read it, really liked the humour. It's hard to stay healty when you are dealing with clutter and chaos. It doesn't mean that the home has to be spotless, it simply means that you are not in a state of stress over not finding things, not knowing where bills are, not having to wade through garbage to get to the kitchen Ė so instead you run out and buy quick premade food. Itís also each individual, what is clutter to them . I know myself, when Iím feeling really stressed out, cleaning helps to move through the energy. I also know that if Iím feeling overwhelmed, I sit down and escape through movies, allowing it to pile around me. Or if I feel I have no control in my life, I will scrub down to the last bit of dust with a toothbrush, in attempt to gain control. I find it really interesting.



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1/16/13 12:52 A

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I recently read a book called Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? that suggests a correlation between the clutter in our lives and weight gain. The author maintains that in many cases the two are related and that by reducing our clutter and getting organized we have a much better chance of getting physically healthy as well. It was interesting.

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Mind the Gap! between what we know we should do and what we actually choose to do.


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1/15/13 5:06 P

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One goal that was created by members was decluttering the home weekly. The reasons that members asked for this goal was that many found that budgets and bills were being lost in piles of clutter. It's often true, our home reflects the chaos we experience, therefore, if we clean up our homes, organize and sort things out, we can track our money easier.

Let's use this board to share tips and ideas on organization along with tips on decluttering a home. Some folks use this time to put together items for sale, making a little money through cleaning. Other folks use it to organize books and reciepts, while others use it to organize meals and daily schedule. Whatever your reason, let's work together as a team to clean up and organzie our homes.



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