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#1 of 125 Old 07-08-2006, 03:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have declared for myself a year-long project of getting rid of seven things a week. That may seem small and slow, but for now it seems like it's either that or just give up. I'm too overwhelmed by my stuff.

Anyway, I've started a blog to chronicle my experience and to invite others to join me in the journey. (It seemed like a motivational tool for me, not only in terms of some kind of public accountability but also b/c I felt I might have an easier time letting things go if I kept some sort of record of what I'm getting rid of and why it was/is important to me).

Anyone care to join me?

You can read more about it at http://seven-things.blogspot.com/
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oh boy this sounds like just what I need!

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Great!

I think I'm going to start a blogring for anyone who has a blog and wants to be a part of the project (will set this up later this week). Of course people who don't have blogs can do it, too, with a flickr album or something like that, or even just by checking in here and listing their Saturday Seven.

Got rid of my first seven (actually eight) earlier today. So my first Saturday Seven is up!
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What a great idea!! I am so on board. I don't blog though, so I'll subscribe to this thread.

I got rid of way more that 7 things this week. I had a yard sale. Does that count? I'm not gonna list everything I sold though. :

I'll start listing next week.

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Hey messy mama! Yeah, listing to this thread is great - no blog required.

I'll look forward to seeing your list next week!
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I don't blog but would love to join you. Is it seven things weekly, daily,etc?
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I don't blog but would love to join you. Is it seven things weekly, daily,etc?
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This I think I could do (doing it any faster & I'd just get depressed & give up). Of course, starting is easy, I know it'll get harder as time goes on . . . but here's my blog & I've already started on this week's

http://ashlex.livejournal.com/
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here is my blog! I posted a bit about this there.
http://www.xanga.com/aprilmoonflower
since I just found out about this yesterday I am going to start listing next week (when my 7 things are actually gone from the house) so my goal is to have 14 things next Sat to list, not 7, to make up for yesterday hope that's ok? I am really excited about this!

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I'm in too. I'll try to do my first seven today. No, make that : I WILL do my first seven today.
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I'm in. I'm going to start trolling the house today.

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Ill join...

Im at nymmy.blogspot.com Ill post my 7 on saturday!
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I'd love to join y'all! I could stand to part with 17 items a week but I'll start with the suggested 7 and post my items here on Saturday. (I'll actually pick 14 items for this week since I'm starting late.) What a fabulous idea -- thanks so much for suggesting this project.
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I'd be up for the blog ring.

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I'd be in for the blog ring. I did my 7 but it was lame
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I think this looks fun...I'll try to remember on Sat. to do it I haven't been very faithful at posting on my blog, so this might get me going again!

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okay, i'm ging to cheat a bit:

for last saturday-a small bag of clothes
this saturday-a bag of clothes

both have more than seven items each
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I'll join! I don't have a blog, but I'll post my 7 here on Saturday.
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I want to join this toO! what a great idea.
I"m going to start today just to jumpstart then, make it the "saturday seven" rule. I'll post here, because I don't have a blog, so subscribing to this thread and writing here will be my motivation.
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Thanks for starting this, it's very inspiring!

I'm half tempted to join the weblog except I know myself and I KNOW I'd never keep up to a weekly blog entry.

But still, very cool
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I am so in! I can do this and after a year, I'll have a much nicer home!!!

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The way my house is right now, I think I could actually get rid of 7 bags of things per week!

I have so many bags, boxes, and piles, labeled "donate" that are sitting around my attic and garage.
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The way my house is right now, I think I could actually get rid of 7 bags of things per week!

I have so many bags, boxes, and piles, labeled "donate" that are sitting around my attic and garage.
Yeah I got rid of six bags today, I'm not sure how to count that But I'm really glad. :
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I am in! Seven a week is a realistic goal! I think I'm gonna start with the bookcase also... Lately when I sit on the couch (when I get to! ha ha), I feel cluttery just looking at the bookcase!

And I love that you are journaling with pictures due to the emotional attachment... what a great idea!

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this week it is two bags of books, more than seven but they all need to go!
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I'm in! Five bags just went out the door with DH to the women's shelter. A printer went too. So, six items already for the week, I'm sure there'll be at least one more.

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Ok, so I'm late coming into this but what a good idea! I'm in.
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this week it was 9 patterns for sewing clothes I will never make or wear
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I am in, I need this so badly.
Today I got rid of 6 toy trucks ( that have been in my house for 7 years and NO ONE has ever played with them !) and a bag of books.
I can't wait to be ruthless with the shoe cupboard.
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