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#1 of 38 Old 02-06-2007, 11:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Tomorrow's Oprah show......getting organized and decluttered! (Weds. the 7th show)

"Our task is not to see the future, but to enable it."
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thanks. gotta love O
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I will try to check it out. I bet it will be a show about what you should buy to get organized. I am trying to get organized without spending too much money.
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I'll record and check it out. Will she organize everyone in her audience or give the more stuff to add to the clutter they already have?

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You know an Oprah organization show means a huge organizational system with a huge price tag. How about adding some practical tips that those of us in real life can use?
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Peter Walsh is going to be on, so it might actually be useful.
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Thanks for the tip (and thank you, too, TiVo ).

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Setting tivo

Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013.   If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!

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I can't wait to see her million dollar closet organization tips

Just kidding, A&A

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Planning to watch it It comes on here in about a half hour, so I'll check back in

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My DH is excited about the more sex part

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I'm watching it right now and it's really good. This sweet lady is crying, saying she had previously
thought if her kids had more clothes/books/toys they'd be happy and she'd be happy,
but it isn't true and she GETS that.

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I really would like them to have a follow-up show in a year to see what the house looks like then.

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DD is using the TV, but it was on before I turned her show on and I was excited to see Oprah talk about decluttering, not just "organizing". I liked what she said in the 2 seconds I saw about simplifying your life making it more enriching, etc. I wonder if she really follows this herself?

Anyway, can't wait to find some time to watch it.

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TiVo-ing it.

Wish I could be in the audience to win a million dollar closet organizer...just kidding. It actually sounds like an interesting episode based on PPs.

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It was a really good show.. I think it just sort of dabbled in the issue a bit (of course they are limited on time) but it was really interesting.

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and I noted that the declutter guy (I don't pay for tv so I don't remember his name only that he has a show...) said her home looked kid-centric. I don't remember when I was a child that my mom disaplayed much of my artwork or that my toys were anywhere but in my room. Maybe that's why my mom can't stand to be at my house which is nothing like today's show! Our generation just is more child friendly. In my case we homeschool so we use our house differently.

Decluttering is really about thowing away stuff (donate to charity/trash/etc.). When I declutter I really don't end up organizing much; I've just got too much stuff!

*We have a twin sized bed next to ours because our 3 1/2 yo won't sleep in his own bed and we have had terrible bedtime issues with him because of his autism. I'd like to see a show where the children or at least one of them was not typical. A lot of those tips just don't work in my situation (the twin bed in my room allows me and DH to sleep without our 3 1/2 yo in the middle which is a good thing for us!)

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It actually didn't invovle much shopping. Mostly purging and it was interesting I thought.
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I thought it was a great show! The organizer guy talked a lot about why we have so much clutter and how it's taking over our lives. It was really the opposite of what the Oprah show is usually about. It was about how material possessions don't make us happy, they weigh us down spiritually and financially.
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It was great to see Peter from Clean Sweep. I thougt it was so funny when they revealed that the first mom worked ina container store

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I really would like them to have a follow-up show in a year to see what the house looks like then.
I'd like to see that for other organizational shows, too. I think that would help people be even more motivated to REALLY change their lives.

I'm watching it now on the TiVo and I really like it so far.

Also, that mom has GREAT hair! So shiney

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I thougt it was so funny when they revealed that the first mom worked ina container store
I giggled at that too!
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I'd like to see that for other organizational shows, too. I think that would help people be even more motivated to REALLY change their lives.

The show Clean House recently did an episode like this revisiting several people they had helped. The people had stayed tidy. One couple broke up though. But you could see it in their episode that they weren't getting along. Oh well, at least when one of them moved out there was less mess to clean!

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I liked the show. I had gone through all of ds's toys last week, and this show inspired me to go through and get rid of even more toys. I NEVER want my house to be like that, and believe me, it has been about half as bad before, and that is BAD. I am basically now getting rid of almost all my plastic toys and just keeping wood or plastic toys that ds really loves.
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I loved how the host of the show focused on the reasons for and psychology behind their over-cluttered house. It really helped you see how living that way can affect your entire life and mental and physical health.

My house appears to be pretty clutter-free, but we are one of those families with a "secret" spare room full of $!@#, and don't even look in our garage! I'm even more determined to tackle those areas now.

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I just couldnt believe that family lived there! How did they walk around?:
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I just couldnt believe that family lived there! How did they walk around?:
You just stop seeing the mess, and can sit of stuff and not even notice it. It really does affect your mind. I am resolved to have every inch of my life organized by the time I move next week!
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I really liked the show. I was expecting it to be more of buy these fancy organizers for your 300 pairs of shoes and that kind of thing. I was pleased that it was about decluttering and how the clutter effects all areas of your life.

I just wish they had shown a bit more of the process. They were able to declutter and reorganize and decorate that home in 3 days.

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I always love seeing the before and afters, but I always wonder; everything was just done for them in such a short time were they really given the skills to maintain it? Id like to see a followup in a year if it still looks the same.
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I loved how the host of the show focused on the reasons for and psychology behind their over-cluttered house. It really helped you see how living that way can affect your entire life and mental and physical health.

My house appears to be pretty clutter-free, but we are one of those families with a "secret" spare room full of $!@#, and don't even look in our garage! I'm even more determined to tackle those areas now.
We have one of those "secret" rooms to! I am motivated to get mine cleaned out though b/c I have comapny coming next month and that is our guest bedroom! I am glad that we are not the only family that has a junk room!
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