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sweetpumkinpye

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And so starts a new year of clutter control.

I will start with Christmas clutter, there are things I no longer want or need.
Then I will continue room by room throughout the year and see what I can find.
 

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I have plans to declutter the hall closet to start with!
 
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i have done some bags everyday this week to go to goodwill. clothes books knick knacks feels good to get rid of them. i have way to much stuff . thats my goal for 2020 only buy what i need. want to save for a vacation this summer.
 

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I will be making an effort to get back here more regularly, 2019 was a bust! Lol
I also will be starting with Christmas décor, and I already have one box for donation. I need to drastically reduce what we have and then reorganize for next year. After that I have already started planning out my room by room plan. I anticipate it will take most of the year, and that's ok.
 

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There are many charities here that are looking for donations to help people affected by the bushfires. I will use the opportunity to clear our some drawers and my wardrobe and see what I can donate. A sad but good reason to declutter.
 

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I asked for and received Marie Kondo's book "Spark Joy." I'm ready to read the Introduction and have a go at getting organized. I have too much "stuff" crammed into the bedroom dh & I live in.
 
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I asked for and received Marie Kondo's book "Spark Joy." I'm ready to read the Introduction and have a go at getting organized. I have too much "stuff" crammed into the bedroom dh & I live in.
Deb, I have not read this but have seen the TV show. Something that I would like to try this year are her methods.
 
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2020, up to now decluttered
- 6 books given to mom
- 1 cushion given to dn
- 1 sweater given to dn
- 1 fabric reindeer in donation box
 

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I asked for and received Marie Kondo's book "Spark Joy." I'm ready to read the Introduction and have a go at getting organized. I have too much "stuff" crammed into the bedroom dh & I live in.
There was a series of maybe six or seven Tidy Up shows on Netflix with Marie Kondo. It was really good.
 
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Am decuttering the Christmas totes, it is harder than I thought but somethings have to go. I have too much and do not want to buy another tote.
 

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Am decuttering the Christmas totes, it is harder than I thought but somethings have to go. I have too much and do not want to buy another tote.
Would taking a picture of some of the things help you with letting go?

January 2nd and we're off to a good start. I'm planning to declutter the basement for the month of January. I did that last year and it was a bigger project than I expected. It had been a couple of years since I sorted through things. This year shouldn't be as bad.

Today, I got rid of some newspapers and flyers that I saved throughout December just in case I needed extra coupons, which I didn't...
 
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Would taking a picture of some of the things help you with letting go?
One of the problems I am having is donating things that I think that the kids might want. I have taken photos of a few things and sent them to the kids and they are saying to donate. Makes the decision easier.
 
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Gave an infinity scarf I crocheted to dniece. Threw away the Christmas tablecloth (was thorn in some places) as well as a very old sweater.
DH took 5 books + 1 cheese cutting board to thrift shop this morning.
 
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Decluttered Christmas and was pleased with what I managed to donate. One garbage bag full of Christmas decorations, old headbands, Santa hats, signs. Things that were broken or just no longer needed.
 
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Gave dnephew a pair of running shoes (had worn them once). Sent more small ramequins to thrift shop
 
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I started decluttering the basement today. Two large boxes filled with broken down boxes from online shopping this past Christmas have been taken to the curb for pick up.
 
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I'm starting with my Master Bath, with ongoing work on my Scrap/Computer Room, I have already made a HUGE dent in it. I need to clear off the tables & desk. I also bought a label maker so I can separate embelishments & label the drawers Christmas/Family/Etc.
I bought the Lifechanging Magic of Tidying up a year or two ago but never got into it.
There are many cleaning videos on YouTube. It's called Clean With Me. You'll find lots & lots. They can be very motivating.
 
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I got more stuff out of the basement either to the trash or recycling. I also have a corner in the basement set aside for donations. Some of the donations are things that I went through last year but wasn't ready to give it up. I had decided that if I used it within the year then I'd keep it. If not, then it was time to donate. There are still things in the basement that are sentimental so I will keep those another year and evaluate.