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8/18/10 12:01 A

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We have a lot of "toys" and 26 year old living room furniture. We started focusing on toys and events when our daughter went off to college. That said though, we still need to empty the closets and the dreaded basement.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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8/12/10 10:31 P

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I LOVE freecycle!!!

Leslie

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8/12/10 10:26 P

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Yes...we've been emptying a LOT this past year...to Freecycle.org, Salvation Army, the curb, etc...!

I'm a BIG FAN of keeping it very simple.

Don

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8/12/10 10:14 P

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Interesting article. I have decluttered a great deal of my life but not to the extreme that the couple in the article went to. I think it is hard to identify what we truly value until we look at the individual items we own. Where we live might dictate a need for a car, but we do not need to fill every cupboard and drawer in the house. There's something about empty closets that feels very freeing!

Leslie

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8/12/10 9:48 P

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I still say, Don, that happiness is a choice! Studies have been done on people...the happiest seem to be those with less and simpler lives.

Thanks. I'll read it later. emoticon

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8/12/10 9:40 P

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In this day and age of cautious, conservative spending (especially for those who are laid off!) this article makes some wise observations on what really matters when it comes to spending:

But Will It Make You Happy?

finance.yahoo.com/family-home/articl
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110275/but-will-it-make-you-happy


Check it out and share your thoughts on this!

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