it motivates me to get up and get something done. I piled a lot of stuff for the trash outside my door. I hope to go through the rest of the house over this entire week and get rid of as much stuff as possible. I have a couple bags ready to go to good will, several garbage cans ready to go out on trash day, and still many more things to go through. I am going to stop by the Ebay store on my way to work tomorrow. I am going to see what it will cost me to have them sell my husbands trains and buildings. 4 months ago
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to St Vincent De Pauls. I have to return some things to the library and stop by the gym. My mornings are not long enough. I keep getting up earlier to try and get stuff done, but I keep running out of time. I have found a few containers and boxes that I need to go through. Since we are hoping to get the tree put up next weekend, I have to get rid of some furniture and clutter in the front room.
I also have a fax machine, a scanner, and a couple of vcr dvd players that I need to get rid of as we don’t use them any longer. I have two oak filing cabinets that I want to get rid of also. I am shaking my head wondering how did we end up with all of this stuff. It sucks the life out of me. 5 months ago
I broke down and disposed of all the camera and lens boxes that I have been saving for years. I have been meaning to do this for a couple of years…lots longer in fact. Closer to 7 years. I am so glad to have accomplished that today. I lined up several things and a couple of bags to go to the St Vincent De Paul shop. Tomorrow morning I plan on putting the finishing touches on the outside lights and get them all wired to the outlets. I hope to have them operational when we get home from Thanksgiving dinner. I told the family to declutter and clean the living room or the tree won’t go up. We are finally making progress in the house and there will be no backsliding. 6 months ago
so now I will have empty garbage cans to fill up again for next week. Its expensive for me to get rid of all of this garbage, but as the house slowly empties out I feel it is worth it. I hope to get some clutter out of the garage and out of the basement this weekend. I don’t think my bedroom has been this decluttered in years. I have a couple more things to move down to the new craft area in the basement, and then my bedroom will be the sanctuary that I have desired. 6 months ago
some more clothes and containers in the basement. I have all of the old towels and washclothes in one container by the washer and dryer. We use them for washing the car, drying the dog off, and hair coloring. I wanted them out of the way, but in a container where we could easily access them. I am getting more and more done each day. It feels good to finally see a difference even though I still have a ways to go. 6 months ago
and I have cleaned and reorganized most of the craft supplies that I have in the basement. I need to hang one more light fixture and fix one of the fixtures that is falling down. I want to get rid of a bunch of stuff stacked up on a large table that my husband made me. It would be perfect for a large craft table. I am sorting through the Christmas decorations; so that I can get the house decorated properly this Season. The more clutter I get rid of the easier it gets. I used to have a hard time throwing things out or giving them away. I am learning how to sort and toss. I want a house I can be proud of and invite people over or not worry if someone drops by unexpectedly. 6 months ago
of discard and taking down several things I have decided were storage worthy. I am going to have to dismantle the train set, and that is going to be hard on my granddaughter and her mother. It needs to be done. We have to move on with our lives. My husbands trains need to go to someone who can appreciate and enjoy them. I am going to stop by the EBay center and find out what I need to do to have them sell them for me. I want to start out next year in better shape organizationallly. This is the time to head for that new lease on life for me and my family. 6 months ago
so I still don’t have the drywall here. I have many other things I can be working on. I want to spend some more time down in the basement today. I have to figure out what I am keeping and what I am giving away down there.
I have already bagged up a couple of bags of discards. I will bring that up today, and I will start to form a game plan down there for getting organized. I hope that I give away more than I keep. 6 months ago
came over and helped me get the old water softner out of the basement. I was able to drag the salt tank out by myself, but when I tried to move the actual softner-wow. It was much heavier than I thought. So call my sister who offered up her husband-he said he was more than glad to come over and help me with anything he can. So that got down to the curb and a scrapper picked it up saving me the cost of a garbage sticker. My BIL is going to come back on a morning it is not raining and take me to Home Depot to get some drywall for several repairs I need to make. I am determined to end this year better than I started. 7 months ago
and ambition. I am going to spend 15 minutes every day cleaning out the basement. I wiped down the furnace, changed the filter, and cleaned out the shop vacuums today. I started vacuuming the basement while earmarking things for trash or giveaway. I figure 15 minutes a day will make a really big dent in the basement by November. I want to paint the ceiling white and the floor gray over this winter (a little at a time). I want to add a laundry tub/sink and build some shelves when I take down the train set. I hope to use most of the lumber from the train set to build the shelves. Lots to do around the house. I better make a list. 7 months ago
is going to be moving back in with me. We need to declutter and organize to make room quickly. I have been worried about her since her husband asked for a divorce. She has found dealing with every day financial worries stressful. She tried living with her cousin, but she is having a hard time speaking up for herself. I guess she thinks she is paying for more of the living expenses and the groceries than she should. I am not sure, but I know that both my daughters still have a hard time with budgeting. Their father and I did not teach them well enough; so now they are having to learn it the hard way. We need to declutter in a hurry to make room in my little house for my daughter and her possessions. I don’t care about the house being crowded, but my eldest is going to have to learn a little patience. She will have to learn to put up with my 7 year old granddaughter (who is a good child). 7 months ago
to get rid of something. I want to bring up at least 1 big bag of stuff to throw out and 1 big bag of stuff to give away. I have been fighting off financial-related depression; so I have not been as motivated as I would like to be on this and my other goals. I know that it will make me feel better to have some accomplishment in some aspect of my life. I am going to work on my resume this week and weekend, and then I am going to hit the internet, the employment agencies, and the pavement and find myself a morning parttime jog to supplement my income. Getting rid of clutter around the house will make me feel more confident and happy. A confident and happy person has more chance of getting a job than an unhappy and depressed person. 9 months ago
I got rid of two garbage cans of stuff from the basement. It cleared up some major space. I am going to vacuum that space and put up the table. The table will be for things I want to keep and find a new home for as I sort through the shelves and boxes on the floor. I also got rid of several small riding toys and push toys from the garage. My granddaughter long ago grew out of them. I put them down at the curb early; so people came by and picked them up. Giving away is the best form of recycling I know. I hope the toys bring as much fun to the next child as they did to my granddaughter. I am feeling more motivated to accomplish this thing as I go. 9 months ago
at my house? I swear the stuff in my basement is multiplying. I cannot believe how much stuff is still down there. I hope to bring up more junk, garbage, and give away stuff today. I did get rid of a lot of clothes. I found an outfit that I couldn’t fit into for a long time. I am going to try and dye it. The color has faded in several places, but if the dye takes I will be so happy. If not-garbage. I did wonder what I was thinking when I pulled out some of the clothes I stored away…what was I thinking when I bought them and what was I thinking when I stored them away. 10 months ago
I wonder if I will have enough garbage stickers to put on all of the trash cans this next garbage day. I am trying to get rid of as much stuff as possible so I can clean the basement and arrange the craft area I have been trying to do in “forever” 10 months ago
to spot the things I need to get rid of around the house. I am going to bring up several things from the basement that should have been disposed of or given away years ago. My granddaughter is going to be 7 years old, and I still have her pack and play downstairs. I have several areas downstairs that I know we have not looked at the stuff in 8 years-all that is going to go. I am phobic about spiders, but I am going to ramp myself up and just pull everything out. I mean spiders are smaller than me and they squish right? I don’t want to pass my phobia onto my granddaughter; so I will be brave. I also am going to pull of the front of the dryer and vacuum it out today. I keep hearing and reading about clogged dryer vents and fires. I am taking that as a warning. 10 months ago
We dropped off a van load of blankets, clothing, and toys that we don’t need any longer, but they areall in very nice shape. I got rid of all of my jeans size 38 and size 36. I must have had 30 pairs of jeans and several new skirts and dress (some with the tags still on them) that I have shrunk out of; so I wanted them out of the house before I think about gaining weight again. I still have several things to bring up from the basement before I can even start making some sense of what I want to keep. 10 months ago
My granddaughter and my daughter are getting on board with this “Thing” We have such a small house and we have so much stuff. We need to declutter and organize desperately. Finally, I see some help and cooperation coming from them. Everytime I ask my daughter about stuff laying around the house; she would always say I want to keep that. I would say okay, where are you going to put it? I would get various non answers. I have recently started telling her you can’t keep everything. I explained that I am at my breaking point, and that this house is an embarressment to me and should be to her. I think being blunt when I am calm is working better than anything else. 10 months ago
Going downstairs to start laundry. I am determined to bring up something and either throw it out or take it over to Goodwill. I also spotted a few things in my bedroom and the garage that can be thrown out and/or given away. I keep thinking that I am getting somewhere with this and then I look around and I still have a lot of junk. Must declutter. 11 months ago
I am going to start a couple of loads of laundry before leaving for work. I want to bring up a bag or two of junk/clutter from the basement this weekend. I have my eye on a couple of things that can go out in the garbage. Hopefully I will be able to get rid of the pile I have in the dining room before going on our trip next week. I would like to come home to less clutter than I have right now. 11 months ago
Garbage day is a day later this week because of the Memorial Day holiday last Monday. It gives me another day this week to try and get rid of some junk. I am determined to get that basement cleaned out two bags at a time. 11 months ago
I threw out two bags from the basement. I couldn’t believe that I had even bothered to bring that stuff downstairs. I am finding it easier and easier to get rid of junk I thought I needed to keep. A bag of small plastic hangers? Really why would I have thought I needed to keep them? A bag of wire hangers (all tangled up)really why did I think I wanted to keep them?...I have been slowly replacing my hangers with sturdy plastic hangers that have nonslip rubber for the blouses or the pants. So I need to throw out the old hangers as soon as I replace them with new hangers. Keeping extra hangers is just allowing me to keep clothes that I should get rid of also. I really think 43 Things and FlyLady are saving me from becoming a hoarder. 11 months ago
I am determined to get rid of something this week. I know that there are plenty of things down in the basement that need to come up and go out. I did get my food pantry arranged, and I cleaned out some old food. We are buying less at the grocery store, and we are having less waste. I want to get back to my goal of getting rid of one bag of stuff a week. It won’t be hard as we have bags and boxes of Brooklynn’s baby toys and clothes and books to pass onto someone else. It is currently stacked up in my dining room. It needs to go this week. 12 months ago