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As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

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Have made an impressive start! Now to continue! 4 years ago

N2thecalmb4thestormShredding required

I’m still working on uncluttering my spare room. I came across a number of old papers that need to be shredded so I have been trying to set aside some time nearly every day to make progress on shredding them. I have a lot of these types of papers so I have just decided to enjoy the process of shredding instead of looking at it as a huge, neverending task. While the amount of paper to be shredded may be greater than I would like, it really does amount to a finite number. As long as I can enjoy the process, I’m not going to worry about it. It makes me look a lot differently at the amount of paper coming into my house on a daily basis and I have taken steps to minimize it to reduce future shredding. 5 years ago

N2thecalmb4thestormUncovered some of the carpet in my spare room today

I spent an hour and a half on decluttering this morning and made some headway. Still have a lot to go through as I have been using this as a storage room for things taken down from the attic. I set aside a number of things to go to charity and came across tons of old papers that will need to be shredded as they were produced in the years before identity theft became a big problem.

I will continue to set aside time to unclutter until the room is completely cleared out at which time I will repurpose it to become my “chill” room where I can just relax, hang out, and pursue my hobbies in an uncluttered environment. 5 years ago

N2thecalmb4thestormlong weekend ahead

I have a three-day weekend beginning tonight. I plan to do some sewing (one of my other goals) but this is a great opportunity to make some progress in uncluttering my spare room. Ideally, I will work on it some tonight and some tomorrow. I have a 3 hour appointment tomorrow afternoon to get more work done on a tattoo on my calf, so I may be better off sewing after that is done since it won’t require as much movement as uncluttering a room will. Wish me luck! 5 years ago

N2thecalmb4thestormIt's a start

At this point, working toward this goal is also progress toward my goal to take unwanted items to Goodwill. I have filled three small boxes with books I no longer want and have set them aside to take to Goodwill. I still have a lot of other things to go through, but it’s a start. 5 years ago

N2thecalmb4thestormThanks for the cheers - it's time for me to do something

Okay, tonight I do something, anything, to start making this happen. I have plans for my spare room. I even have a paint color picked out. The clutter is standing between me and what I want. The clutter has to go! 5 years ago

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