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'Ello! Anyone have any ideas for January's challenge? We've done (recently) master bedroom, child's bedroom/nursery, bathroom and kitchen.

What's next?

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Where I am its too cold to clean out my car, garage/basement and we don't have an attic or a crawl space or a shed Man we're lacking. How about the living room/dining room? I know mine needs to be put back together since the Christmas tree took over the entire space! Well thats my vote, I'll keep watching to see what happens.
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Living room, living room, or living room.

Mine needs some work!

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i've never joined the room challenge, but i would love to tackle my living room in january! i have so many living room projects "pending" right now . . . the craigslist lamps that need to be spray-painted, the lampshades i need to make, the window treatments, the pictures to hand, the rug (carpet scrap) to be trimmed, the couch to be cleaned (it's filthy) . . . oh yes, my living room needs help right now. let's do it!
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hmm.....i was going to say kitchen as we're getting ready for a mini-remodel in ours, but i see you've already done that.

it's much too cold where i am as well for a garage challenge (unheated, detached garage). so i vote for living room/ family room as well! although, i'm new to the challenges you have here and have no idea what the "rules" are! lol! can someone kindly clue me in?? thanks!

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I suggest the most messiest room in the house, it could be anyroom, just the most messiest in your house. Start the year off with the one that needs the most work and folks might be more motivated to continue through the other rooms.

I think it's okay to go back through the cycle of rooms since others (including me) have missed out on previous threads plus I'm sure some of the folks/rooms that have already been done could use another challenge.
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it's much too cold where i am as well for a garage challenge (unheated, detached garage). so i vote for living room/ family room as well! although, i'm new to the challenges you have here and have no idea what the "rules" are! lol! can someone kindly clue me in?? thanks!
The rules are, there are none! The challenges just motivate us to do whatever needs to be done in that room, whether it is cleaning or decluttering or decorating.

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Laundry room amd closets!

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Entryway/hallway/linen closets (you know, the ones that don't belong to any particular "room" per se).
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So... it's between closets and living room... ? My garage is also too cold right now :

I'd like to do the living room since mine is fairly empty (it's the least used so it's the least decorated) and could use some love.

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I suggest the most messiest room in the house, it could be anyroom, just the most messiest in your house. Start the year off with the one that needs the most work and folks might be more motivated to continue through the other rooms.

I think it's okay to go back through the cycle of rooms since others (including me) have missed out on previous threads plus I'm sure some of the folks/rooms that have already been done could use another challenge.

i LOVE this idea! honestly, my living room doesn't need much, but my kitchen IS getting a complete overhaul, and i wouldn't mind having a place to share the progress.

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I love the "messiest room in the house" idea! That way we can all start off the New Year with a clean and organized room! I mean we can get that messy,crazy,scary room under control and the rest of our house will seem nicer too.
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The rules are, there are none! The challenges just motivate us to do whatever needs to be done in that room, whether it is cleaning or decluttering or decorating.
awesome!

i'm a rebel with rules anyway.

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...but I don't have a messy room...

Sounds good if that's what everyone wants to do, though

Maybe I'll bundle up and attack the garage. Oh, man, I hate the cold, LOL!

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I am in and am game for any of the options (we just moved so it all needs help).

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...but I don't have a messy room...

Sounds good if that's what everyone wants to do, though

Maybe I'll bundle up and attack the garage. Oh, man, I hate the cold, LOL!
You could still do the living room even if it is not messy! That's what I am doing.

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You could still do the living room even if it is not messy! That's what I am doing.
So, how about a "your choice" then?

Okay, I'll do my living room too!

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Every room in our house can always use *some* love and attention!

We just did most of the closets for the pre-new year challenge. I have a little left to do to finish that project up.

Child's bedroom
Master bedroom
Family office
Living room
Kitchen
Laundry room
Foyer/entryway/stairs/hallway
"Extra" room

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Can I join in?? I missed the November Kitchen fun, but that is my worst room. I am headed off now to get started -- inspired by all the photos in the November stickie... Photos to follow.
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I'd love to join in on this! When we un-decorate from Christmas (on Dec. 6), I will also declutter and simplfy our livingroom. It needs some help.

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I want to join! My messiest room is the utility room. We come in and out the back door in there, so its the dumping ground. Plus, its also the pantry and laundry room. Plus, the cats' food dishes and litter box are in there. Plus the deep freeze and the recyling. Its a big room - and all of it is messy!

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okay lets see.. we just moved so everything around here is in shambles! The worst room in the house is my future sewing room, it's going to need alot of work since we piled all the boxes that goes into other rooms in there as a staging area.

My plan will be to remove all the boxes that don't belong (they will go to another room, not planning on actually going through any of those boxes... there IS only 31 days this month and I would like to sleep some of the month!) I will go through all my sewing boxes though. I would like to actually set up my sewing space. I need to paint and build some shelving. Organize all my fabric. Purge some of the stuff I really don't need. I want it to be pretty and functonal! Will post pictures of before later this evening when hubby brings the camera home.
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I vote family room. It needs some serious attention. Once the tree is down and the presents away (in just a few more days), I need to completely reorganize it.

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Living room OR whatever room you deem is the messiest and could use the most help? That sounds really good to me because
I really want to clean up from Christmas but looking around my living room really doesn't have any storage issues just cosmetic ones, so I may be done with it in this first weekend and then be ready to move onto another room that could really use the help! Yay I'm so excited!:
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I've never done this before (decluttering challenge). I've started nesting (not due till April) and have started all over the place. But everywhere could use more work (2 adults,5 kids + 1 otw= always things to declutter).

Any advice or suggestions would be helpful.Or just tell me what to do I've only got till April before I won't be up to it for awhile!
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Living room OR whatever room you deem is the messiest and could use the most help? That sounds really good to me because
I really want to clean up from Christmas but looking around my living room really doesn't have any storage issues just cosmetic ones, so I may be done with it in this first weekend and then be ready to move onto another room that could really use the help! Yay I'm so excited!:

sounds good to me!

i will be working on 2 rooms as well. my kitchen remodel and my living room.

i think i will be working on my living room first.....as it needs a bit of cleaning and organization from christmas, and i also can't start on my kitchen until my husband starts building some of the furniture for the remodel. so this will keep me busy until then.

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I suggest the most messiest room in the house, it could be anyroom, just the most messiest in your house. Start the year off with the one that needs the most work and folks might be more motivated to continue through the other rooms.

I think it's okay to go back through the cycle of rooms since others (including me) have missed out on previous threads plus I'm sure some of the folks/rooms that have already been done could use another challenge.
: I really want to get my bedroom squared away, and that's my personal challenge. Then again, any room that gets picked will be something that needs a LOT of work here. I don't have any rooms that don't need intense help.

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Laundry room amd closets!
Closets are another spot here. I tend to box up random clutter to deal with "later" and stack them in closets. I need to declutter them badly.

I'm open to any rooms, honestly. My living room is currently my tidiest room, since I worked on it in December, but it could still use work.

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