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5/2/12 11:12 P

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emoticon Sonia! I am so loving the new openness!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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5/2/12 6:47 A

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emoticon Amanda!! emoticon

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5/1/12 11:09 P

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On my extra day off today, in addition to the overdue laundry and grocery shopping, I got a long way toward setting my bedroom to rights. I have things in each of the 9 organizer cubes (categories, not a mishmash), and I rearranged some stacking drawers to make room for the organizer. What I'm proudest of is that the piles are gone between the bed and the shelves! emoticon

I haven't assigned homes for every single item, but most stuff is where it belongs, and there's still a short stack of stuff between the dresser and shelves, but the floor is clear and vacuumed, and the space feels so open and calm! I'm really pleased with my progress!
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/26/12 6:55 A

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Ooh, I love the skylight idea! It's going on my list! LOL emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/25/12 11:48 P

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When I have a house again, I want 2 things that my sister and BIL have in the master bath: a tiled, recessed shelf (about waist-high) built behind the end of the tub & enclosed shower, and a skylight above the tub/shower. It feels so open and spacious--I love it!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/25/12 4:50 P

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You've got me thinking about my dream house... Which I will build someday!! Hopefully!!

I want a super, mega, awesome closet system with drawers and shelves and doo-dads, etc. So that the rest of the bedroom only needs a bed, 2 end tables, and something pretty on the wall. (Simple Simple!) Then the bathroom can be HUGE!! And the living room can be normal sized. And my son can have a room, and my husband can have a music room (or basement, or garage -- he's not picky...) I just want the closet! And huge bathroom, of course ;)

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4/25/12 10:45 A

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I was in a funky mood last night emoticon This morning I woke early and couldn't get back to sleep, so got up and moved some stuff around in the entryway and got my newly constructed 9-cube organizer where I want it. My purse and work bag each have a shelf, and I put one cloth drawer in for gloves, scarf, knit hat. Boxes of kits to be assembled (3 more) are against wall on the other side, and the newest one in white (got it Monday; the others are light wood finish) is in the living room ready to begin construction. That one will go in my bedroom.

It felt so good to do something positive, and move myself a little farther along the road to getting organized! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/23/12 5:37 P

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I've been using cleaning/organizing/etc. as one form of activity -- to keep myself from overeating. It burns extra calories, helps keep my mind (mostly) sane, and I feel like I'm being productive. It's so hard to do with a 4 year-old in the house, though. I just do my best, and then clean some more after my son goes to bed ;)

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4/20/12 11:38 P

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This morning while getting ready in the morning, I dealt with 3 single tiny items, moving them to where they belonged. It felt good to do something at a time I usually don't--becasue I think I don't have the time. But really, each thing only took a very few seconds! emoticon I did a little bit more this evening after work. I don't have anything planned this weekend, so I like to get a bit more progress in decluttering as well as looking for those cubbyhole-drawer-organizer things.



Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/20/12 12:36 A

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I just wrote a blog this evening on some thoughts that came to me about organizing this morning. I've worked with another affirmation beyond the ones I mentioned there, that establishes a time table goal: "My home will be tidy and uncluttered before the Samhain blessing has been uttered." It gets me thinking about it as a finite (rather than never-ending) project, and it reminds me to keep focused on spritual matters and the Goddess at the same time that I'm doing physical activities.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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11/14/11 7:58 A

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I'm working on the one-box/same-box theory. (for craft stuff)

Sharpie or magic marker required.

If I can get all the candlemaking stuff in one box, and the acrylic paint stuff in another box, and the oil painting stuff in a third, etc., and label them, and put them on shelving with labels showing, then I can have access to any of it without it being the cluttered mess it is now, with access to nothing.

By box, I mean plastic totes for craft items, paper items can go into cardboard boxes.



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11/14/11 7:13 A

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Thanks for sharing!



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11/13/11 6:53 P

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Some of you might be interested in a Spark Team of folks dealing with clutter. The team name is "hoarding - more than simple clutter". It's one of the teams I'm on. you can go to my page and click it to check it out.

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11/13/11 11:15 A

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Thank you, Amanda! Clutter is a major hurdle in my life--I keep trying to tackle it one area at a time; but, when I move to the next...the first one gets out of control again! emoticon In my defense, I am not the only one in this household--and it doesn't seem to bother him!!

I will check out the videos... Have a blessed day, Pam

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11/13/11 10:33 A

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Don't know how many of you struggle with clutter and disorganization. I most definitely do. I think it's a common trait with survivors, just as overweight and body issues are. Anyway, I found a cool new resource. I was scanning through some of the guided meditations I've been enjoying on You Tube, and looked for one on letting go of clutter. Didn't find a meditation, but discovered a fun series of very short clips that are part of The Happiness Project. Here is the last one I watched; I think I added 4 of them to my favorites to watch again:
www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=C0H7oCz
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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