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  1. Go Shopping In Your Own Home

    by , 02-11-2010 at 05:33 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    When we get bored or stressed, some of us tend to head for the stores to look for something to do. Maybe we want a new book, a new CD, or a new movie. Maybe we want new clothes so we can jazz up our wardrobe. Maybe a new board or video game will do the trick. This quest for new stuff might alleviate the boredom or the stress for a while, but it can get expensive and lead to a lot of clutter in your house. The next time you feel the urge for something new, try going shopping in your own home, first. ...
  2. Look at Your Clutter, See Your Money

    by , 08-05-2009 at 04:51 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    Recently I was trapped in a hotel on a rainy weekend and I got sucked into a marathon of Clean House. (This is why I donít keep cable at home. If stuff is on, I just fall into it.) I was mesmerized by the amount of stuff that some of these people had. Stuff was piled to the ceilings, bursting out of the garages, and filling every closet. As a neat freak, it was disturbing to say the least.

    But as I watched, what really got my attention was the amount of money that was invested in ...
  3. My garbage man will hate me in the morning.

    by , 05-19-2009 at 11:47 PM (fixer's food for thought)
    Today, we went through and threw a lot of stuff away. We try to do this as often as we can and we still never seem to catch up. We found stuff that should have been pitched years ago. I shredded cancelled checks from 1994. I thought our bills and such were caught up but boy was I mistaken. I worked the shredder till exhaustion. I tried, in vain, to use this as an excuse to buy a wood chipper. Dw did not see the logic. We pitched (recycled) empty boxes that neither one of us could remember ...
  4. The urge to purge

    by , 05-14-2009 at 10:52 PM (fixer's food for thought)
    I have had my eye on an old desk in the basement for quite some time. It occupied a corner that was ideal for the placement of a water storage drum I just purchased. The desk was thirty years old and had become a clutter magnet. I am not sure why, but when you start putting things down on something, the pile continually grows. It was not in the best of shape. I desperately wanted it gone. After all of that, I still had a hard time getting rid of it. It was not real wood so it had no salvage ...