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6/17/14 8:38 P

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emoticon SBOUVIER511...
Nice to hear I am not only one with the same kind of clutter problems..but who is FLYLADY??

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6/17/14 5:24 P

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Welcome SBOUVIER511.
If I can see my dining room table (and keep it that way) I have something to be proud of! It's easier now that home schooling is over!



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6/17/14 2:49 P

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Welcome to the team! How awful to not have closets! We bought our house almost 5 years ago and the master bedroom had a tiny closet---so narrow you could not hang hangers in there unless you used child size---but luckily it was a big room---I had my sons build us a 10 foot closet along one wall, frame it out---but we just hung curtains as the doors---softens the room and I can get to everything in there with no hassles---one end is for long dresses, skirts, a set of shelves next to that, and the major part has double hanging poles for our tops and shirts----I love it! We used those rolling racks for about 8 months until they built it.
Yes, using the timer is the greatest! It helps keep you motivated. Hard to let go of stuff but once you do, you will be thrilled with the results.

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6/17/14 2:07 P

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It is so nice to meet some other Flylady devotees! I, too, had a very bad clutter problem years ago. Discovered her website, got the daily emails for motivation, and got to work. It took many, many months to get rid of stuff. Just a little at a time. But it got done (woo-hoo) and I stay on top of my house cleaning by still following her methods today. If I haven't worn it in a year - out it goes! Just can't bear to throw it out yet - box it up for a few months and then toss if I haven't missed it. My entire family is grateful that I discovered Flylady. DH used to call me Superfly emoticon because it worked so well for me/us. I know now that I have to stay on top of the stuff that comes into my home or it takes over. Good luck!

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6/17/14 2:03 P

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Hello and welcome SBOUVIER511, these days I get so excited when I toss the smallest bit of clutter. I was hanging on to two 32 oz. plastic jars, I finally put them in the trash this morning. I was ridiculously proud of myself. Why was I keeping them? They were good re-usable plastic jars, I MAY need them someday. emoticon

ELIZABETH_50 a kitchen timer is a great idea. I used to use one for the same thing, when my old wind up timer died I did not replace it. That was a bad idea.

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6/17/14 1:44 P

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Welcome to the team! I love decluttering and have been a follower of FlyLady for many years. I go with her motto, "You can't organize clutter, you can only get rid of it." That is so true. It sounds like you're decluttering her way, too, a few minutes a day. I love my kitchen timer because I know when it rings, it's time to stop and move on to something else. It's amazing what one person can accomplish in only 15 minutes time. You'll get there! :)



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Hey gang -

Thought I'd introduce myself.

I'm a 37YO mom of 2 with some major clutter issues. I live in a 1400 sqft house - which doesn't sound awful - until you learn I have 1 closet. 2 if you count the tiny one in DDs room.

So there's Zero storage. We have coat hooks on the wall in our den. My kitchen cupboards are brimming with things that need to be stored elsewhere. Clothes are crammed in dressers and wardrobes (What? get rid of the two-size too small dress to make room for things I love? Perish the thought! lol)

We do have an attic (thank heavens!) but you have to take your life into your hands to get into it.
Due to the divorce of my parents when I was young and other factors, I have now lived in this house with DH longer than I've lived anywhere else in my life.

Moving once a year for 10 years was a great way to declutter. Staying in one spot for 10 years has me swimming in momentos, cards, baby clothes... you get the idea

I've tried several different programs and have finally discovered that really I just have to get up and do it. My way. A little each day.

But I have a loooong way to go.

Anywho - enough rambling. Looking forward to meeting everyone!!

Jogging my way to a slimmer and healthier me.


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