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Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-23-2011, 06:23 PM
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Posted By catscharm74
I am super motivated right now..we are 6 weeks...

I am super motivated right now..we are 6 weeks out from moving and I plan on being relaxed and not killing ourselves trying to move stuff.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-23-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By catscharm74
Put all the cds/movies into 2 hard sided...

Put all the cds/movies into 2 hard sided carriers and threw out the mostly broken plastic cases. Will organize them tomorrow by genre/type. DH purge a HUGE box of papers...YIPPPPEEEE!!!! I organized...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-23-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By catscharm74
 Sweater shelves that hang in the closet. Great...

 Sweater shelves that hang in the closet. Great for diapers, those little socks and shoes and what nots and little toys that can be tucked away. In a small space, it saved my sanity.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-23-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By catscharm74
We sold our huge entertainment center and all...

We sold our huge entertainment center and all the "stuff" was sitting around in boxes. I have purged 2 boxes, filled up a whole basket for my son's Pre-K school and am in the process of filling up...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-22-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By catscharm74
DS already has a huge box of art from his...

DS already has a huge box of art from his daycare on up to Pre-K...I have really edited down to just the spectacular stuff but still, storage was an issue. Last week, I bought a brand new file box...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-22-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By catscharm74
I would also suggest cutting out pics of spaces...

I would also suggest cutting out pics of spaces you love and writing down why you do...this can help you visualize a space for your fuctions. We are kinda in the same boat right now, starting fresh...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-21-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By catscharm74
First, I wish you the best. That is very brave...

First, I wish you the best. That is very brave of you.
 
Second, I would sit down and figure out where you are going from here. Are you working? Kids in school? Working from home, children...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-20-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,096
Posted By catscharm74
For items, such as diaries or papers that are...

For items, such as diaries or papers that are personal, I had a ceremony of sorts. I said a nice prayer and then tossed them into a fire. : )  VERY liberating.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-18-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By catscharm74
Can you consign what you don't want to make room...

Can you consign what you don't want to make room and some $$$? My thing is if someone gives me something with no instructions, then they can't ask for it back. so why worry yourself?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-16-2011, 05:48 PM
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Posted By catscharm74
I DID!!! I used Walgreens or any reputable...

I DID!!! I used Walgreens or any reputable company to make photo books so I had hard copies of my absolute favorites. I made a year 1-5 for my son and one for me and the hubby. These are my absolute...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-16-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By catscharm74
Can you turn the 7 x 8 into storage? Install...

Can you turn the 7 x 8 into storage? Install double clothing hooks on one side, make room on the other for storage bins and maybe some shelving.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-15-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,738
Posted By catscharm74
We had 2 larger size comfy chair and then a...

We had 2 larger size comfy chair and then a small loveseat. It worked because everything easily moveable and interchangeable with other rooms. So much easier to deal with. If you like the leather...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-15-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By catscharm74
You and I have both been busy today..did mostly...

You and I have both been busy today..did mostly cleaning and moving things out of the bedroom that are not coming back in but are not organized. It was more of a mad dash to just get the stuff out...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-15-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By catscharm74
I have been held back for so long to really...

I have been held back for so long to really downsize to my ultimate comfort of simplicity, mainly because I am married and hubby is just not onboard with a lifestyle of simplicity. I can understand...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-15-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By catscharm74
Sounds like you have been busy. I came to the...

Sounds like you have been busy. I came to the conclusion on Thurday, after work a very long 10 hour day and coming home to a very sick son, I have had enough. I sat down and made an actual list of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-15-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By catscharm74
I say my decluttering and simplifying is based...

I say my decluttering and simplifying is based upon where I am at in my life. 7 years ago, when I first started, it was about just being able to see the floor and get organized, then it morphed into...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-15-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By catscharm74
I am kinda in the harsh reality boat too...I am...

I am kinda in the harsh reality boat too...I am a wife and mother, not a maid. Fair is fair. If I can work full time, have a young son and animals, and all my projects I like to be part of, then he...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-13-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By catscharm74
I second the vertical storage and multiple...

I second the vertical storage and multiple function furniture.  I have 2 larger size squares seats that the top pops off and there is storage inside. Under bed storage- get those lifts like they use...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-13-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By catscharm74
This is awesome!!! Pics if you have them. : )

This is awesome!!! Pics if you have them. : )
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-13-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By catscharm74
Yes..baby boy is so cute... : )   I would...

Yes..baby boy is so cute... : )
 
I would start with simple things...clean off the frig...make a spot for important paperwork...then you have made a clean spot visually in the crowd. Second, take...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-13-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By catscharm74
It took me 5 years..yes 5 YEARS...to chip away...

It took me 5 years..yes 5 YEARS...to chip away at hubby's clutter. I live by example...he doesn't say much about how the house is decorated or where things go but he has realized I am lessed...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-12-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By catscharm74
You are doing great!!! I got my wish..we are...

You are doing great!!! I got my wish..we are moving to a TINY apartment until we can buy a house. I am challenging myself to pack only I know we can truly use in our smaller apartment, with the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-09-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By catscharm74
Thanks...y'all are very motivating!!! : )   ...

Thanks...y'all are very motivating!!! : )
 
I cleaned out a spot in the extra bedroom to put the packed boxes. My goal is too keep it simple and small. I am trying to work out the small stuff so...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-09-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By catscharm74
Thanks Pumpkin~~ I packed up 4 boxes and purged...

Thanks Pumpkin~~ I packed up 4 boxes and purged a tote filled with goodies. The past few weeks have bee N-U-T-S so I forget I had 2 large garbage bags ready for donation already in the Jeep. : )
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-09-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By catscharm74
I will be joining you..I have 5 weeks to get the...

I will be joining you..I have 5 weeks to get the house packed and moved...purge, purge purge, purge purge is my motivation right now...less is more...organized and neat makes me happy. : ) Here I...
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