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#31 of 35 Old 12-26-2008, 02:22 AM
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noordinaryspider, thanks for sharing that. sometimes we get tired of trying to swim upstream and that was encouraging. btw, do you have a blog?

AnnaArcturus said: "It's just a start, but I'm feeling the most profound sense of relief I can imagine."

Yea -- Good for you!
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i love extreme simplicity too but find it hard to know where to draw the line. i live in a small space and own mostly useful things. i declutter whenever i can but i'm reluctant to get rid of stuff i might need in the future- it adds up (both space and $) and whenever i do get rid of something i'm not sure about sure enough i need it!
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I was just re-reading this post on The Simple Dollar blog and it made me think about this thread:


How's everyone doing with this, now that the holidays are pretty much over?

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Wonderful thread!

I've been doing ok with decluttering, but I think I can definitely pare down my family's wardrobe.

Just spent two weeks resisting my visiting mother's urges to let her buy me more clothes, and now I know why....

This is also inspiring me to tackle the dreaded Freezer Room clutter. It helps that it is minus 35 outside and that is the warmest room in the house (But why do we keep our freezer in a warm place? time to rearrange things, I think...)
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First thing's first, we've freecycled 50% of our kitchenware and 50% of our books (neither of which even touched the stuff we ever use or read). Now I remember what a headache freecycling is!

magstphil, Thanks for the link to the little brown dress project, that's pretty inspirational vis a vis simple living. This may be an unsimple thought, but depending on the accessories, I could consider that lifestyle.

Ultimately, my simplicity goal is to reduce my personal effects until they can comfortably fit inside the blanket chest I inherited. Since I am the shopper in the family, reducing the overall stuff burden of the household is simply a matter of not replacing things as they wear out.
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