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How nice to get a full size range---but maybe having to move stuff will get you moving on decluttering those items a little faster.

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My manager has decided to bless me with a new stove for my apartment. I have a small apartment size stove and now I will have a new full size stove. I unfortunately have to move all of my books and book shelves to make room to bring the new stove in. I also have to rearrange my kitchen shelves as I will lose storage in my tiny kitchen. Cutter emoticon

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9/1/15 8:07 P

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Witchywoman, that shard thing sounds most unpleasant. Take care.

I got my flu shot today and did a little shopping. While I was in CVS, these ginormous thunderclouds came up and I just knew we were going to get a shower but we didn't. Not much else going on around here.

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8/30/15 7:24 P

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Rain! I woke up to rain and the air feels fresh and clean. I sure hope it helps the firefighters put out some of these fires. I had my teeth pulled in March. Finally I got my uppers. On Friday I had to go get some shards pulled from my bottom gums. I can't put in my lowers yet. This is going to take awhile to get use to. It will be back to soft foods for awhile when I can finally put my bottom teeth in.

My house is full of stuff that needs done. I need to get this project of removing clutter done. I've had the habit of getting up and sitting down until I go to the gym I need to change my hours of sleep and quit sitting.

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Feeling a little new spark as I start with my new name. I even started a new email as mine had been receiving so much junk mail. I am going to start today by planning my meals by my Gastro Paresis diet plan. It is not about calories but about being able to digest the foods I eat.
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They are catching on that people are picking up stuff at GoodWill and selling it on Ebay and getting riduculous prices. Glad that you got some more stuff added to your yard sale pile---keep up the good work.

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Last night I was looking for a 40 watt bulb and didn't have one. But, while looking through my spare bulbs, I found some things I could throw away. Also, I packed up some of the hard back health books I have for a yard sale. Hoping to get $1 a piece for those. Went through my purses and have some of those to sell, too. Planning to put a sign near the purses that says, "50 cents here or $4.99 at Good Will". I was surprised they raised their prices from 2.99 to 4.99 for used purses. Oh, well, prices are going up everywhere.

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Nola, make sure you post on your daily message that you changed your Spark name.
Good luck with that mom---it is so much harder as they get older to get them to let go---but it also shows us why we need to sort thru our stuff and get rid of stuff as we don't want our kids having to go thru the same thing.

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8/30/15 6:20 A

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I think I almost have 85 year old mother she is never going to have another garage sale. It will take me weeks to fight her off of this 17 year accumulation long enough to get rid of it.

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I did a load of laundry today and finally have all of my dishes done. I did 4 sinks full of dishes to donate to the Domestic Violence shelter for my neighbor. Today I sorted her VCR tapes that will be donated to the nursing home where she is staying.
Changed my Spark Name today after 6 years. I think that I am going to change my goals as I am at such a different place in my health than when I began.

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8/29/15 7:08 A

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Nola, that was a true gift to that lady and to her family. Hope the elevator being out of service for those 2 weeks are not too difficult on you.
Great going on finding useful stuff at yardsales, but do be careful not to add to your clutter.
Been back to work for 2 days---got in lots more steps being back which I am happy about. But did not get much done here--thankfully I have done pretty good this summer and things are decent here.

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I spent a week clearing out my neighbors apartment when she went to the nursing home. There was so much trash and junk and it hadn't been cleaned well in a long time. I gave away so many things which were helpful to people and threw away I don't know how many trash bags of stuff. I brought the last of the personal items to my apartment to go through and take to the places she wanted them to go. Her family is in New Jersey so no one else to take care of things.
Our elevator will be out of commission for two weeks in September so I will be using that time to shred all these papers.

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What a 'fire' picture! Hope things clear up soon! God is able!

Have picked up a few tings at yard sales this summer. I needed a new light cover for my spare room. The other one was only of plastic and it was crackling apart when I tried to clean it. So, found a glass one and threw the other one away. Also, just this month I found a bag of fabric that has some filmy fabric in it to make some lovely scarves. Maybe for me, family, and a craft show. Happy with these yard sale buys!

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Days are shorter, nights are longer, but that is quite all right
To everything there is a season, a time for everything under the sun
A time for sowing, a time for reaping, the harvesting has begun!

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8/26/15 6:11 A

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What a scary picture! Glad you were able to figure out a safe way to go out so you could get to the gym.

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8/25/15 6:54 P

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Praying your fires let up. Take care.

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I started wearing a bandanna over my mouth and nose like a robber so I can go out now and then. I need to get to the gym and the air quality in there is good. You would think since I can't go out I would be getting more done at home but... I'm not. Today is a good day to start.

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Dry enough here for fires and we have been under an outdoor burn ban for two months but so far no major fires. The wind has been down which helps. Stay safe!

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8/23/15 7:38 P

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Good idea to stay in out of the smoke---I know my friend in Northern Calif. says it is bad around her home---but right now she is staying down the mountain at a rental property of theirs so luckily she is out of the smoke---but her dh is working the fires---luckily not on the front line but taking up equipment and helping to make fire breaks with big machiery. It just looks awful what they show on TV.

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8/23/15 3:58 P

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I'm just not leaving the house until I go to swim. The smoke is too heavy in the air today anyway. My poor Washington State is burning up. I can't be outside anyway. Good way not to buy more stuff.

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Hope you stay away from those sales ---nice to look but don't buy unless you really have a need for it---remember if you bring something in, you need to get rid of at least 2 items.
My dh and I spent all day yesterday doing an outdoor project---good workout for both of us---and it looks good, too.

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I'm a addict, I admit. I'm still having trouble staying away. I did find some neat curtains for my kitchen window the other day. I have drove by more sales than I've stopped. It actually will be nice when winter gets here and there won't be any to go to. I just have to be careful not to start going to thrift stores.

ASOBFALLS Sorry about having to help your Dad. I hope it will be a good thing for him to move.

NPA4LOSS My COPD has been terrible with the air quality in Washington being what it is. The smoke is terrible and I can't seem to even keep it out of the house. Right now it's not to bad but yesterday it was dangerous. I guess it's suppose to be worse as the day wears on. I hope you're feeling better. Swimming sure has helped mine. I use a snorkel and the deep breathes help.

LECATES Nice to hear you're making progress. Today I hope I can before running to the gym.

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Good luck and hope you have lots of strength---are they able to help some in the sorting? Prayers will be with you all.
I have gotten quite a bit done on the spare room--I do need to go back in there and remake the bed and put the winter spread back in the closet from where I was cleaning in there. Maybe tomorrow's task.

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Request your on going prayers as Dad & step Mother must be moved out of their 2 story house by September 17.
1)Physical strength as I am doing this during every day I don't work
2)Clarity of mind for decision making ...Dot, Merle, Joyce and other helpers
3)that Love of our God will sustain us...arguments can break out so easily...

Thanks for your prayer and support during this month...I will be limiting my computer time
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Making slow progress is good!
My son came over yesterday and hooked up the tv in the spare room---now to find a home for stuff we moved from that spot. Need to go thru a few more things in there and take the bags of clothes to the Good Will store.

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My breathing seems much better today. I do think it was a COPD flare this time and struggling to breath put a lot of stress on my vocal cords. I also had a flare of my Gastroparesis which affects my entire abdominal area. I se the ENT tomorrow and he will check the vocal cords.
I do have issues with the heat and cold with my breathing and I have to be very careful about how much activity I do as well as my medications. I think that all were contributing factors this go round.
Restructuring my reading stacks and getting my shelves with filled with my most important books. I am restacking and making my reading more fun.

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8/15/15 8:27 P

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Stay away from the gargage sales---unless all you are doing is stopping to see if there is a dehydrator---remember, if you pick up one item, then you have to go home and get rid of 3---so it would have to be an amazing item. I stopped the other day at one---thought about getting a toy for my granddaugher---but then said no to myself as we already have something similar for her to play with.
Nola, hope your breathing inproved---is the heat and humidity affecting it?
I did get into the spare room and got rid of some things---shredded stuff and finished bagging up my dh's work unitorms ---we will be taking that crap to the Good Will store next week---glad to get rid of that stuff. I also organized and straightened up stuff---like my flags.

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8/15/15 4:54 P

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Witchywoman, you can hit the arrow on the food tracker date and go back one day to correct something. I list food before I have dinner and sometimes things change, but I want an accurate list of food eaten so I go back a day and correct. It took me a while to figure all the ins and outs of my tracker page, but I did and now don't miss a day.

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My breathing issues are not getting much better so I think it must be my lungs this time. Most of my pain is in the chest are. My heart has been cleared and Monday I go to have the vocal cords cleared. I have had to stop my medications that help with the pain and it is getting harder to get around again.
I am making headway on the book stacks. I am reading book number 7 now. I am going to search for a mystery next as I feel I need a little more excitement.
I did some shredding yesterday and cleared my table of all the stray papers. I rearranged my shelves to get some cookware in a better and more convenient place. I did all of the dishes and Dori's place.
I am preparing some Tilapia I was given for lunch and then will see how my breathing is doing before starting any new projects.

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I've tracked everything since I started in Feb. I have a few times I eat late and don't track my last meal but I know what and where I am with calories an exercise. I am a huge fan of the Seattle Seahawks and started a page if anyone wants to join me. The weather cooled down to the 70's and 80's for this week. The heat has been terrible and the whole state of Washington is on fire. Man, could we use some rain without lightning.

Today I plan on getting some projects done. I take my son to a park every Saturday and it's in a area that has great garage sales. It's going to be hard for me to not stop. I'm still looking for a dehydrator but I need to stop buying.

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My mom wants to go back home today---football starts on TV and we don't watch sports here--so soon I can tackle that room.

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Witchywoman, hope you are using the food and exercise tracker. Takes a while to get started but seems to make a difference.

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Yep, try try again but don't diet! Eat what you want but stay within calories. Move as much as you can. I had my first gain this week. I'm hoping it's water or muscle and not fat. I can't see how it could be. I'm eating right and working out. I don't worry about what the scale says because it's a tells lies sometimes. I just want to be healthy!

Today, I'm working on my kitchen and living room. My day off is today. Four4 days I workout and then take a day off to clean and garden. What a day off!

I hope you all are having a fun day!

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Keep trying! don't let one day of falling back, or even a week, keep you from trying again! emoticon

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I have to make some headway on my kitchen today. Yesterday was a rough day and I am determined to get out of this slump! emoticon

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It seems like I'm running all the time. I hardly have spent time at home. Today I'm determined to get something done. Even in the middle of this fibromyalgle flare up. I'll report back just so I have to get this done.

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Great going on those finds---you went with a purpose and did not buy anything else, so that is a great job!
Great going on that book pile!
Once my mom moves back home, I plan on doing stuff in that spare room so that when she has to come back, she can be more comfortable and able to relax in there so we both can have some privacy---it has been frustrating not having our own space---guess we have gotten used to our privacy.

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Some improvements and sorting out bathroom stuff. emoticon

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emoticon emoticon A good deal is great if it is something we are going to use now!

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I vowed not to go to any more thrift stores, until I am done de-cluttering, but my daughter moved in. She repainted her room navy blue yesterday (with my permission...it WAS lime green), and I thought I would go see if there was some kind of duvet cover I could get for her bed. She also started a new job and has to wear a lilac men's shirt, and I KNEW I could get her another one at a thrift store. I found a lilac shirt, half off ($3), and a navy duvet cover, half off ($4), so for $7, I got her everything she needed for her room and her new job, and didn't buy anything else.

My daughter was very pleased and told me that additional shirts from her new employer (Pinstripes), cost $40. REALLY? She is used to me saying "don't buy anything until I look around". Sometimes it really works. I just have to remember not to buy ANYTHING ELSE!!

Spark on.

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emoticon Yvonne! As you begin going through your clutter you will find the treasures you already have and be able to enjoy them or rehome them.
I finished another book from my pile last night and am ready for a change of pace which will happen with the next book. I am reading a book about every other day. I am looking forward to watching my stacks disappear. It is like a competition for myself. emoticon

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Good idea to borrow from the library for the rest of the series---but not until you finish that pile and get rid of it first.
Yvonne, you have got to stop---yes, it does sound like how a hoarder starts from what I have heard on the show. Maybe make a plan of action---for everything that you bring in the house, you have to get rid of 3 items you already have there---so if you don't want to give up stuff, you wont' bring new stuff in. It really is not a good deal is you don't use it and it just takes up space--and when you have to hide it, you know you are going too far. Is there any support groups in your area or a friend who can be your stop sign for you? I saw a show on tv the other day where the lady could not live in her house because of all her stuff---the city forced her to move out---and she was fighting help in getting rid of stuff---like plastic bottles and cans---really, that was sad. But also her friends were enabling her by providing her a place to stay---she was still going shopping and taking it back to the other house and storing it there.

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I have decided no more garage sales and then stop at a few every time I'm out. Lately I've been buying things I don't really need and money I don't have. I use to do that with thrift stores. I decided it's like an addiction. I'm out at garage sales when I'm suppose to be at a party. I would tell myself, just one more and stop again. I'm sitting here with stacks of stuff around me. I got some great deals and a few things free but I don't need all this stuff. I'm embarrassed about it and sneak things in past my son because he hates the clutter and we don't have the money. It sounds like a hoarder. I have to put a stop to it right now. I don't dare go to any thrift stores either. I actually spent my rent money doing this. I quit doing it for years now but can feel it being a draw when the garage sales end.

I just needed to confess this to someone who might understand. I've got to quit this and I think to just confess it might help.

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Yes they are stacked and I am reading them from the stack. I am on my third of the Catherine Coulter FBI series and now I have the desire to go get the ones I am missing from the library. emoticon

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LOL, how tempting---but when you are done with them, do the same as she did---then it is a win for all!

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Oh dear. One of my neighbours put a whole load of books out in their front garden with a message saying "please help yourself - free". Which I thought was a good idea. But instead of doing the same I looked through their books and picked up another 4. Epic fail on my part!

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Good idea to share them ---do you have that stack handy for grabbing the next one to read? Hopefully having it there will remind you to pick it up, read it so you can get it out of the way.

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I am making progress on the books I didn't find a home for. There were about 40 books sitting o n the floor as I decided not to get another bookshelf for this small apartment. There are some that I will keep but about 35 that I want to read. I have finished reading 5 now and put them on the Community Bookshelf. I have put my Kindle books in the Cloud for reading later as I whittle the stacks down.

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Hard decisions---if you have the space to keep them neatly and not in the way, keep them for a while---but maybe put a reminder on the calendar on in the space that if you haven't used it by then, I probably need to do the same thing with my craft stuff.
We bought a new TV for our living room so once my mom leaves, I am going to rearrange the spare room and get the old one set up in there plus find a comfy chair to put in there so the next time she needs to stay, she can go in there and have some privacy for both her and for us, too.

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It's a vicious circle isn't it WW? So many things I'll supposedly be able to get on with once I've de cluttered. But will I? I'm coming to the conclusion that maybe I need to let almost all of it go in order to find out what really matters to me!

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CRAFT STUFF! I had a whole room full that I never seemed to get the time to use. Then I moved and sold 95% of it and got it down to material, embroidery and some beads. So, I've lived here for 3 years and haven't worked with any of those supplies. I'm trying hard to justify keeping it. I so want to start doing things but in my mind I will start when I get this and that done first. (usually the house cleaned and de-cluttered. What do you think?

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I put about 150 books in the last library book sale, mostly hardbacks, some paperbacks. I have another couple hundred, mostly hardback to sort through. Very few of them will be read again and I want the space for other projects when I retire next year. I have acres of costume jewelry I want to take pictures of and sell.

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Books are yet another weakness of mine too. I have books everywhere. Hundreds of books. I really must let some go......

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I only keep the ones I will read again---maybe not this year but I will definitely reread---that pares down a lot---remember, if you don't love it, use it, display it, it needs to go.

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I think any caregiver for any reason needs an award. So much work and patience. I love reading too. I wish I had more time for it.

This week I went overboard at garage sales. I bought a few things that cost to much and a couple things we really don't need. It's time for me to stop. I can't seem to control my spending.

My van had windows broke out, one by a lawn mower and the other by some kids that broke out a lot in the neighborhood. I've searched for months to try and find new ones. They don't make them anymore. Finally I found some on Craigslist and was so happy to get them both for $75. Now I have to find someone to put them in.

Books are hard for me to get rid of but now I would rather read on my Kindle anyway and most I don't read again. It will be one of my next projects.

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I had a bookcase fall apart last week. It had been damaged when I moved here. I was able to get a smaller one moved today and am trying to eliminate some of the many books I have. I am reading Catherine Coulter's FBI series that I have had here forever.


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Oh, I could simplify my life a lot better once my mom gets to go back home---hopefully in 2 weeks---it has been a long summer with her here---I miss being able to do what I want when I want without worrying about if she wants to come and then she slows me down so much it takes away a lot of fun out of the outing. I am glad I can take care of her but being a caregiver is a lot of work.

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National 'Simplify your Life' Week....this seems like a good place for this discussion!

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Got a new rug for my living room yesterday--love how it looks--the old one will be donated unless my oldest son wants it for his spare room.

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Just be careful with the online sales and having people coming to pick the stuff up.

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Yes but they are generally organised by charities, schools, etc [though there are some commercial ones]. Everyone wanting to sell at the Boot Sale has to pay a fee. Most people do take a table along so they can display their goods. I've been doing a bit of research into online 'boot sales'. Might be a way to get rid of some stuff..........

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Is a 'boot" sale out of the back on one's car? I find it interesting to browse in thrift stores but rarely buy.

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We don't really have 'yard sales' all that much in the UK. Plenty of Boot Sales in the summer though. I used to go a lot but haven't been to one for years. I also used to love browsing around my local charity shop but I only go in there now if I'm looking for something particular that I actually need!

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Glad that you all have luck at yard sales---every once in a blue moon I will do it, most times find nothing---but occasionally get lucky. But I don't need anymore junk, that's for sure.

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I LOVE garage sales. My area has some awesome ones. My Mother, who lives in Southern California has been a garage sale addict for over 50 years, and comes out here just to be here on Thursdays for garage sale day. She needs more stuff like the House on the Rock (look it up!!) needs more stuff.

I have a new garage sale attitude....if it is a great antique, and is WAY undervalued, I will buy it, to re-sell on Ebay. If it is a piece of clothing or household item I NEED, I will buy it. Otherwise, it is just fun to look. I have to have my own garage sale.

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We do yard sales, thrift stores, and bent and dent stores. I like to find brand new items we need and have to pay very little money. We got a used, but nice vanity for our bathroom for $10. The other one was over 30 years old and pretty shabby. The drain was cracked and had a scarred basin from all those years. At that same yard sale, DH found a new set of running boards for the truck he was refurbishing. I need running boards to be able to get in (I am short and have a bad knee and sciatica). They were also ten dollars. About 10% of what they cost and in the box and new! I know it takes time to search things out, and sometimes it is a bust, but that sale was a good one for us. DD and SIL put it in the vanity for us last Monday. So happy with how the vanity looks. Now for some painting and some shelving and we are in business.

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I do not do garage sales...
.I do go to thrift stores but try to only go to the area I intend to look in....(Fabric usually...or if I have thrown out a shirt that needs replacing)

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I rarely go to yardsales as I rarely find anything that interests me. But I try to make wise decisions if I do go. And I do not have yardsales---too much work and where do you store all that junk until time for it? Glad you found useful items for the most part---but learn to be very picky over what you buy---I am one who loves to look but rarely buy.

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Sometimes it just seems so nice to be single and making my own decisions without worrying about if it's going to be okay with someone else. I really enjoy being single.

I did a stupid thing today and actually went to a few (quite a few) garage sales. I got all kinds of things I needed and a couple things I really don't need. I did find a bike for my son for $20. He's had so many stolen. They just cut the chain and take it. He's going to have to buy a lock for $20 to try to keep this one. He likes it too. I really did get some really good buys for things we needed. The only thing I bought that didn't make sense was a portable dog bath but it was only $2.50 and even if used once is worth it.

Does anyone else go to garage or yard sales and re-clutters after getting rid of clutter? I think I'm going to have to do like I did last year and just not go to any of them then I don't know what I'm missing out on.

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Trying to make some decluttering decisions. I lost a bookcase this week and need to find a place for a lot of books!

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I've been struggling the last week or so to get anything done! I managed a bit more in the kitchen and a little bit of clearing in the dining room. At the moment I'm waiting for help from my two sons with some heavy lifting that needs doing. Needless to say the last few days they haven't both been in at the same time. Really though I could go and start on something else in the meantime..............

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Hope he recovers quickly---mine has been home for 18 months and won't be going back to work.
I finally got the living room all cleaned and decluttered. My dh is doing a lot of word search books and I found ones he had finished that for some reason he was saving---really, how stupid! They went into the trash!

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Still haven't started on the living room yet---been busy and stressed---definitely plan on starting tomorrow morning.

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I agree with you. I'm taking a day off from the gym to catch up with everything. I'm still feeling good about getting things done. I have a few projects I need to finish today too. At least my place is too small for long term company. I've done that my whole life and now I don't want to add anyone to my household. I hope you got your husband to help with things last week. I don't seem to be getting a lot of help around here.

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Sounds like you are making headway---but I would advise not pulling everything out of multiple places ---like you said it overwhelms you and others----but glad you recognized the bad things you were doing to yourself as an excuse. Glad though that you are making progress---just don't pull anything else out until you finish with the mess you have already created.
I really would love to get in my spare room to do some reorganizing ---but my mom is staying with us right now so that is not going to happen. I still have to do my summer cleaning of my living room and plan to do that this week---in between all the doctor appointments this week---dh is not going to be happy but he is definitely going to have to help me today.

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Glad to hear that your job worked out the issue with the paperwork.

Getting rid of clutter is making a mess of my house. I've pulled everything out of everywhere and now have been trying to get it all cleaned up. I do have empty closets to start putting things in and have got rid of another van load. It just seems like it all takes forever. I can't wait to get done with at least some of this. I know I'll be working on my clothes for awhile.

I like watching hoarders too. It does make you feel better but every once in awhile someone will say something I can relate too. Before I started losing weight I was watching one where a women just felt so bad she wouldn't get up off her butt to help with the process. Every time there was a decision she needed to make she would go to bed with a headache or whatever. She just couldn't get around at all. It looked like me and it upset me terrible. I hated her whining butt but realized that I was acting a heck of a lot like her.

I would constantly remind people how uncapable I was to help or do anything. I had an excuse for everything. I hated seeing myself in this woman and it made me realize how I was acting. I guess sometime watching those kind of shows can do us good.

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That is good news. I think at a time like this, they realize that getting in paperwork is way down on our list of necessities or abilities to deal with.

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Joyce, glad to hear it all worked out. People can be great.

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emoticon for the encouragement and sharing ladies

I went in person to the Human Resources office and got the absences changed to FMLA so they don't count against me. They were actually very gracious about it.

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Joyce, hopefully they are considerate at your job---stress like that can be a problem. I got lucky that I did not need that paperwork filled out as I could come in some days and did not need to stay home for an extended time when my dh had his knee replacement---I made them put him in a rehab center as after seeing him in the hospital, I knew I could not take care of him at home.. But I did use quite a few sick days for my dh and my mom but they were sporadic---and I had over 9 weeks of sick leave built up---thank God that the school system allows us to build that up.
No, I don't think you are being morbid---it is a good question to ask ourselves---I know we have a lot of junk that my kids won't want that I treasure---like my Christmas house collection---I figure as I get older, I will find a place that would love to have them to set up and display for others to enjoy. I had on a hoarder show yesterday and my mom commented that she was not that bad---LOL---I said yes, it does make one feel better to know you are not like that but also makes you want to get rid of stuff.

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ASOBFALLS I was reading on the post that he was home. At least that should make life easier. Hopefully, you didn't get fired. I would think they would be understanding.

LECATES I really think I had to much to start with to do a total clean out but I want to try to be more of a minimalist. I've almost been a hoarder my whole life and now want to have a lot less. Every time I keep something I think "What will my kids do with this if I died and they had to clean this up"? I know it sounds morbid but it helps me get rid of things. I guess I realized that I'm not going to be around forever and I just don't need these stuff to hold me down. And yes, I am an extremest too. LOL

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Creating my own mess....
So busy with Hubby being in the hospital...so much on my mind...I called in daily to work emoticon
BUT FORGOT THE FMLA paperwork.....agghh now what? is that making enough absences to get me fired?
Well, I'll make some phone calls.... emoticon Hate it when I make my own life difficult!

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