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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2005 11:49:59 AM »

bonnie- it sounds like we have similar cleaning styles (by taking everything out).  i'm not sure the method really works for me, though.  whenever i start "spring cleaning" i end up with little disasters in various piles all around (and only i could understand the "meaning" of each one).

my boyfriend is a true minimalist (how does he live with me??) and has given me some good tips.  one of his suggestions was that i take all the clothes out of the closet, and leave only enough outfits for two weeks.  then after i boxed up the clothes to be donated, he put the remaining clothes into storage.  then i was "not allowed" to touch the box for at least one month.  his theory is after a month i will realize that i don't need any of those extras and they will be easier to part with.

for me, purging my clothes was a huge stress reliever.  there was way too much in my closet that i didn't even wear (like carole), and it took forever to find what i was looking for.  plus now it's not so cramped in there and i was able to get rid of tons of hangers!  but i have yet to purge out the clothes in storage...  Sad
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2005 11:54:46 AM »

another place to find and post free stuff is craigslist.com.  find phoenix on the right-hand side, then under the "for sale" heading look for "free".

(thanks, ellen!)
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2005 01:14:37 PM »

I will say this.....when this is done I am definitely treating myself to another pair of Diessel sneakers......I earned it and made a little space in my closet for them too!

chindogu - your boy has the right idea.  I went through my stuff alone and tonight Mr. Boo is going to through it with me again to make sure I am not hanging on to stuff I don't need.  He doesn't trust me, he is too smart too!!  Ha ha ha ha!
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2005 01:28:46 PM »

Oh You all are so awesome - I'm going at this slowly....  I'll take a photo of the "before" (the pile of music under the piano) and hopefully I'll have something different "after!"  Thanks for all of your encouragement!

Laura K
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2005 04:48:06 AM »

I love to declutter, it makes the house sooo much easier to keep clean.  But I can never, no matter how hard I try to talk myself into it, think of fabric or yarn or any of my craft supplies as clutter.  So those things get sorted and organized and neatly stacked, and I still can't find what I need.  How do you all deal with craft clutter?
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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2005 04:50:41 PM »

Okay here is my first completed project:  THIS

 
 

is what it used to look like underneath my piano....

I have a cabinet for my music but it is completely filled.  The problem was going through it and getting rid of the stuff that I no longer need - here is the box of stuff for charity....



And here is my newly-organized music cabinet:




I realize it would be better if I could actually see the spines of the music - but I know where everything is I promise....  The wedding music is on the right, the Christmas music is on the left, etc.  I promise it is all organized!

Also visible in the "before" picture is an accordion file with copies of songs that aren't in books.  There are some manila envelopes filled with these songs.  I finished filing all of the unsorted songs and put the file away.  I don't have a photo of my now-empty corner under the piano but trust me - it is just completely bare! 

YAY!  Next I might do my sewing table.....
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2005 05:00:47 PM »

If anyone wants to declutter their craft supplies here's a link about a craft supplies swap. Sounds like a good idea to me-anyone else??   


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=33143.0

I hope that blasted hyperlink works.
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2005 06:47:48 PM »


Cheesy   happy day!   Cheesy   happy day!   Cheesy   happy day!   Cheesy   happy day!   Cheesy   happy day!   Cheesy

i found the foot control to my sewing machine!!!!

for those of you who don't know, i lost it when i moved a year ago!  (now i can finally learn how to use the dang thing...)
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2005 10:24:36 PM »

Time for a sewing lesson - Come on over!
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