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Do you find that your house is becoming cluttered? Here is a great idea. When cleaning ask yourself if you have used it in the last year at all. If the answer is no and it is not something sentimental than gather it in a box and have yourself a yard sale.

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Put memoribilia and sentimental things in a box or specific room so that it is nice and neat.

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  • Do it in 15 minutes at a time as suggested by FlyLady.com - by RODYANNE
  • ELLEM6
    I know the feeling TEDYBEAR2838. I think anyone coming here would class us as hoarders (not that we usually have people over). I think the best I can offer is to just put one box to the side, just for this task & then as you go round (even just walking through to go to another room) have a quick look to see if you can find one item that can go in the box. Don't think about it too much, or you'll do what I sometimes do & never get the job done that you were on the way to! Put it in the box & don't look at it again. If you keep doing this and at the end of the week either have a yard sale (if you have enough), give them to charity or put them in a marked box in the garage until that box is full and you have enough for a yard sale, etc. - by ELLEM6
  • Boy do I need to do this. At least I am not to the point of hoarding..yet! - by GRAMMAP1
  • I am SO Trying to do this, but I have not gotten motivated enough to JUST DO IT! Any ideas on getting started. I look around and it's so overwhelming? - by TEDYBEAR2838
  • We try to clean on a monthly basis, especially with 2 kids in the house!! toys everywhere...ours & theirs! emoticon - by DIAMONDST

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