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#31 of 42 Old 12-28-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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i'm doing this too! (trying to catch up on 100 things in december . . . )

on saturday, i dropped off a big bag with 29 articles of clothing.

yesterday, i packed up the knife block, dish rack i never use, an unloved coin bank, and a bunch of other miscellany including some dollar store junk from christmas (brand new!) but that stuff is still in my house.

i have lots in the basement to get rid of too.
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I dropped my 5 baskets off this morning, AND picked up a decluttering foster dog yesterday... she chews stuff we leave out so we HAVE to clean up and get rid of extra stuff that does not have a home. Hooray! We're in Northern Virginia and we if anyone wants Elizabeth the hound next

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I'm in. I'm working on deep cleaning our bedroom today. I went through my closets/drawers last month and got rid of clothing I'm not wearing anymore, so that doesn't need to be done today.

So far I've cleaned out my nightstand drawers, and gone through the pile of DH's dirty clothes in the closet. DH did one sweep through the desk, but I'm going to go through a second time to get rid of *my* crap and I'm also going to attempt to get the file cabinet updated/organized. I was getting a little tired, so I decided to take a break for a couple of minutes and come here for some inspiration.

Okay, back at it...

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Emptied out the hallway of the bins, etc. that needed to go up to the attic. That took me a bit longer than I expected, because I moved everything around to make more sense. We also made and cleaned up from lunch, and I got sucked in and re-organized a few things in the kitchen cabinets.

Starting on the garage w dh in a few (which I'm not really looking forward to!). And doing laundry in between...

Overall, a pretty productive day.
And I love reading about all of your progress!
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Okay, I have two large trash bags of clothes by the front door for Purple Heart and plan to get more there tonight. My room is looking so much better but not great yet!

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I'm attacking the kitchen today. We are limited on cabinet space, so we already have a limited number of items in there. However, I want to get it labeled so dh and the kids know exactly where everything goes (dh had requested this). I also need new shelf liner - which I don't have. So, I think I'll ask the kids to draw/color some pictures on some of our big blank newspaper and cover it with clear contact paper - homemade shelf liner!

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I'm in!
Everything but the Christmas tree is put away. I should focus on toys. All the new ones are piled neatly on the train table without a home. Instead, I'm going to do what I'm inspired by, bookshelves, my dresser, and one cabinet. DH is encouraging me to bring the toy kitchen into the basment. No one plays with it.
Will update soon.

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havent been officially following the thread but last night got into DD's room and cleaned and made some actual decluttering progress...there's a box full of stuff for goodwill and will try to get some more today!

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I signed up to hopefully start a new Freecycle chapter for my area. We don't have one here!! Does that count? I'll be helping other people declutter too.

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I'm taking a break from the kitchen. I'm making good progress but it is taking longer than I expected. You would think a small kitchen with limited items wouldn't take long...but I think it is taking longer because of that. I want it to be incredibly efficient, which is difficult to do with an incredibly inefficient kitchen.

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Finished the kitchen! That's the entire house minus the garage. I straightened up in there a bit while the kids played in the snow (trying to warm myself out of the wind while keeping an eye on them). I'll have to wait to really declutter it until we have a warmer day.

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Went through the Tupperware drawer. If it doesn't have its matching lid... OUT.

Feeling good about all this New Year de-clutter karma.
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