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    Default Clean a Closet a Day Mini challenge

    OK, so my house isn't too messy these days. That's because I stuff everything in my closets !!

    My mini challenge for the week (and yours too if you care to join me) is to clean one closet per day. I am a teacher and so have the week off and no excuses for not being able to do this (note to self: laziness is not an excuse).

    Part two of this challenge is to bring everything I toss to the Salvation Army or other worthy charity. It doesn't count if I just move it to the garage . It's the last week for tax donations so maybe that will encourage me.

    I will post here to keep me honest. Anyone want to keep me company? Even if you're not up to a closet how about a drawer . . . anything?

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    Forgot to add that I really started this yesterday. I cleaned my bedroom walk-in closet. Guess what . . . I really do have a floor! I keep walking past it just to see how great it looks.

    Filled two garbage bags with clothes and blankets. Even found a couple of items for my friend to put up on ebay!

    I think I will move on to DS#1's closet if he will allow me in his cave. I think there are still baby toys in there . . . and he's 16

    Wish me luck . . . I may never come out . . .

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    I am in, I must get my stuff together for my tax deductions! You are right we only have a couple days left. I have already finished a couple closets, so off to the drawers and cupboards!
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    Whoo hoo! Glad to have company!

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    I'm in - this fits perfectly with my need to go through all of my clothes!!

    Today I will start with my hanging clothes closet!!

    Mahalo for starting this!!

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    I need to clean my closets, but I'm thinking it will be more than a mini-challenge for me. They are jam packed!

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    Totally cleaned out my hanging clothes closet - had a lot more stashed on the floor than I ever imagined!! It's all on our bed, so when I return from physical therapy, I will start the sort. Only things that fit and that I like will be put back!!

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    Wow you are quick Maui!
    I am still deep in the bowels of DS#1's closet. I have to stop and treasure all the memories of when he was little .

    Suzanne . . . maybe you could change it to a closet a week . . .

    Let's keep going!

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    Well I am back to report success in DS#1's room. They are so clean there is hardly anything left in there! Of course, once I cleaned the closets we (DS and I) continued on and cleaned his room out completely. It looks amazing. Even he is really pleased. Now he wants a few new posters and he'll be ready for the new year!

    I was so motivated I then started on the family room closet. I am getting a head start on tomorrow's job. This is largely the game and toy closet. Already moved out a bunch of old puzzles and mismatched game pieces etc.

    I may have to make several runs to charities! Feels good!

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    It's not that I'm quick, firefly, it's that the closet is very small!! Am very pleased with the results of the hanging clothes. I still have one box on a shelf that I need to go through of 'winter clothes' - yes we have seasonal clothes in Hawaii too!!

    Let's bump this up and see who else wants to join this great challenge!!

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    Well, ds's and dd's closets (go figure) are actually clean. It is the master closet that is a nightmare. I think I will add a couple hot spots onto the list too: top of fridge, top of both curios, and top of hutch. Those are my safe-zones from little fingers. You won't imagine the things that are up there!

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    I think that top of fridge, bottom of curio and other nooks and crannies should definitely count! Maybe we should start reporting the long-lost, unusual, or downright strange things we have found? Might be amusing?

    Maui, I'm not sure 1 box of winter clothes is going to go over too well to those in the midst of the blizzards But who am I to talk, California winter clothes aren't all that much warmer

    Took DS#2 to a movie and we walked the dog (people and animals before housework!), so am now about to dive back in. I think I will tackle a small closet today. DD won't let me in her room just yet. I may need to wait until college classes call her away again . . . then . . . lookout!

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    Just telling it like it is!! I've actually forgotten what's in the box and didn't get it down today - will put it on the list for tomorrow morning!!

    I'm having our DD clean her closet before she heads back to college - cannot wait to see what she finds there!!

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    Got a load hauled out and delivered, so far a bunch of coats, jackets, board games, hardback books, mugs amd glasses, a large tote of c-6 christmas lights. thats all the car would hold. Back in for more, this time will load the pick up.

    Hows everyone else doing?
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    I am several days behind everyone, but I am in. I guess this will just make me not sleep in tomorrow but get up earlier. I have to catch up..lol.

    I am scared to go through my son's closet. He has something in front of it just to keep it closed.

    (thank goodness you are not cleaning your attic!)

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