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Jan 23 - Today has been one of the best "decluttering" days for me yet! I gave a project back to a "dictator" type leader at my DD's school with a brief, polite note. (I've been meaning to do this for MONTHS. Oh, this felt soooo good!) I spoke to the area coordinator for Girl Scouts about our troop. (I've also been meaning to do this for months and this felt really good, too.) I finished up a volunteer project at my DD's school that has been going on since September. Whew! I spoke with my DD's teacher about two things that have been on my list since November. While I was at it, I waited for a friend to finish up a long conversation in order to save myself from having to remember to call her later. We are going somewhere together on Sunday and the times have changed. The best part is I did all this in less than one hour while I was picking my daughter up from school anyway. Mental clutter GONE - crossed off my list - YAHOO!!!
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Thanks, rere, for the cheers!

Jan 24 - Hmmm... I don't think I did anything in the decluttering or organizing realms. I suppose simplifying may apply. I had made a financial plan with DH's input and DD & I carried out our January charity plan. I had allocated $100 towards charity for January/February and we had decided we wanted it to be a family benefit type charity. We chose the aquarium (100% tax-deductible). The family membership is $75. I decided to donate the full $100 to the aquarium versus the $75 and then having to find another $25 charity later. One receipt, one decision, and a canvas bag to use over and over...

Jan 25 - I had plans to drive to Orange County to meet friends and attend a large convention. I invited a local friend to carpool with me instead of driving alone. While there, I carefully chose the "freebies" offered instead of just grabbing them all (as I have sort of done in the past). I mostly accepted reusable canvas bags and I plan to share some of my old ones with my dad. I also accepted a cloth apron for a volunteer program I do in my DD's classroom.

Jan 26 - I had the most amazing healing session in which I visualized and felt my "body clutter" leave my body. (I no longer feel like I need the extra protection and I said goodbye. GREAT FEELING!!!) I also felt anguish from an old scar (and the event that led to the scar) leave my body. :

Jan 27 - As I was doing laundry, I inspected everything and was able to repurpose or donate a handful of items.

Jan 28 - As I did our finances today, I was even more selective than usual on what to keep versus what to let go right now (versus waiting awhile and THEN letting it go). Our recycling is sooooo much more than our "trash" nowadays and we've always been conscious of buying the least packaged items whenever possible.
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It's looking really great! I can't wait to see the end results!
thank you! i can't wait to see the end results either! lol! i just cross my fingers that everything comes together, but as it stands right now, it's definitely the modern european design that i'm going for. i designed it for function over form as we love to cook at my house, and with other more important priorities for our money (our kids private school education), we wanted to do it without spending thousands on a total gut job. we don't intend to stay in this house forever, just until the kids are out of the house and off to college. then we plan to upgrade to a larger home to later accommodate aging parents or kids in limbo after college. in THAT home i intend to have my dream kitchen! lol!
post #203 of 219
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Tomorrow is my last shot at DS's room. I have to call on a dresser and go buy his curtains and lights. I can't hang any of his pictures until I can get his dresser (have to know how high to hang). I can't put shelves up until I know how high his desk is (oh, yeah, the desk I still haven't found). I found a great rug on CL, but I don't want to drive 2 hours to get it. :

I fear I may never be done with his room.

Side note, we're still in love with his new bedding and his posters are framed (just not yet on the wall)!

Everyone else sure is doing great on their rooms, though!
post #204 of 219
okay people! today is the last day of january, how are we doing??

i think my kitchen is actually going to be done today (or by tomorrow at the latest......and i'm cheating! lol!) i will be posting pics either tonight or tomorrow!

i hope everyone has been productive and is enjoying the results!
post #205 of 219
Well here is my list:


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Ok here's my list:

The living room-

Christmas away(finished)

vacuum(finished)

steam rug(finished)

wash entry rug(finished)

see if I can find some free or very low cost entry rug to replace the one we have.

wash door curtain(finished)

clean out under the couch(finished)

condition the couch(finished)

clean off the base board heaters(finished)

a place for the current bills

organize toys that will live in the living room(finished)

try to find a free or very inexpensive table for toy house(finished)

go through pen/pencil bucket(finished)

clear off junk from the piano(finished)

organize shoe shelf(finished)

clean keyboard(finished)

returns back to the stores/boxes out of my living room

The dining room-
Put Christmas away(finished)

clear the extra junk off the dresser(finished)

clean off the table(finished)

go through the dresser drawers(working on it)

clear extra stuff off cabinet(finished)

go through finished kid art and put it in a 2008 organizer(finished)

basket of extra puzzles out(finished)

kid book shelf(finished)

a place for the playdoh desk

photos up(finished)

kid art work up(need to find some frames)

fix artwork that is slipping in the frame(finished)

fix chair(finished)

touch up paint(finished)

re-pot plant(not gonna happen cause I can't get to the pots until some snow melts)

cover windows with tissue paper(started this - not sure if I like it)

I didn't get everything done but it did motivate me to get other stuff done and make it a point to keep going.Too bad I can't seem to get any motivation going right now but.....

vm9799,

Can't wait to see your pics!So glad for you that you've got so much done.It must feel good.
post #206 of 219
I only did the closet, but I've got an epic thrift store pile! lol
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I only did the closet, but I've got an epic thrift store pile! lol
Nice!


Ok,I decided to use the last day to motivate me to clean out the coat closet attached to the dining room.
Before I couldn't even get in there to hang anything past the first hook.

After.It's still pretty full but now I can reach all the hooks and actually hang our coats up instead of piling them on top of my husbands speaker.
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Nice!


Ok,I decided to use the last day to motivate me to clean out the coat closet attached to the dining room.
Before I couldn't even get in there to hang anything past the first hook.

After.It's still pretty full but now I can reach all the hooks and actually hang our coats up instead of piling them on top of my husbands speaker.

okay, SOOO jealous at the size of that coat closet!

thank you! my dh has been working in there all day today and is still predicting to be finished tonight, so i will try and get photos tonight, although i'm not sure how the light will be. i may retake better photos tomorrow as well.
post #209 of 219
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okay, SOOO jealous at the size of that coat closet!

thank you! my dh has been working in there all day today and is still predicting to be finished tonight, so i will try and get photos tonight, although i'm not sure how the light will be. i may retake better photos tomorrow as well.
Hee!The closet in my bedroom is even deeper but my daughter's room doesn't have a closet at all.Her room actually shares a wall with that coat closet and I keep dreaming about putting a door through the wall and making half of the closet hers.

:That's me waiting to see your kitchen.
post #210 of 219
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:That's me waiting to see your kitchen.
unfortunately you'll have to sit some more as he's STILL working on it! my goodness that man is a total perfectionist! we will have a house full of people in about 2 hours and he's still in there fussing, drilling, painting, etc.

and he still has all the touch up painting to do on all the trim work from when he nailed it back up........fill in the all the nail holes and paint.

so i may not have "final" pics for a few days yet. but tomorrow i will snap a few "almost final" pics to share! lol! i'm just so happy to have my house "back" and all cleaned up from plaster dust, etc. :
post #211 of 219
okay.....here are my photos of our remodel that's 99.99% finished.

here

here
here
here
here

there's just some touch up work (painting, etc.) to be done. once it's really done, i'll post more photos......although i'm honestly not sure how different they'll look.
post #212 of 219
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Originally Posted by vm9799 View Post
okay.....here are my photos of our remodel that's 99.99% finished.

here

here
here
here
here

there's just some touch up work (painting, etc.) to be done. once it's really done, i'll post more photos......although i'm honestly not sure how different they'll look.
:YAY!It looks great!I LOVE the tables your husband built.And your Fiestaware looks so nice on those shelves.Thanks for sharing.I hope you had a fun party!
post #213 of 219
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:YAY!It looks great!I LOVE the tables your husband built.And your Fiestaware looks so nice on those shelves.Thanks for sharing.I hope you had a fun party!
thank you! yes, our party was a lot of fun!
post #214 of 219
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Originally Posted by vm9799 View Post
okay.....here are my photos of our remodel that's 99.99% finished.

here

here
here
here
here

there's just some touch up work (painting, etc.) to be done. once it's really done, i'll post more photos......although i'm honestly not sure how different they'll look.
Wow, it looks awesome! You guys did a great job!

I finally found the last of the shelves I wanted this weekend but they haven't been put up yet- we will probably being doing that today or tomorrow. Once I get it completely finished I will put up pics.
post #215 of 219
Thread Starter 
You guys are all amazing, I suck big time.

Ask me what I got done... ummm... almost nothing.

What's for February so I can start working on January. I swear, I'm a month behind.
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Wow, it looks awesome! You guys did a great job!
thank you! we are really enjoying it!
post #217 of 219
Who's going to be brave enough to start a Feb thread???
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post #219 of 219
Holy smoke, rere, you were a busy gal!

All I did in January was take down the Christmas decorations and tidy up the coat wardrobe in the living room.
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