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    Default 2020 House Purge / Declutter Challenge

    This challenge is for anyone interested in decluttering and/or purging all or part of your home in 2020. No specific rules apply, so you may choose to do a general fling (though why anyone would want to fling a general, I'm not sure ( ) or keep track of what you've divested of with the aim of dumping 2020 items, or using any other downsizing goal you may have. You may set a goal for the year, for a specific area of your home, for the number of items you want to get rid of, for an amount of time you'd like to use for your challenge, or any other way you choose to measure your progress.

    Feel free to join in anytime and share your goals and accomplishments. We love before and after pictures, but that's not a requirement. It's encouraging to see progress others make, as well as share our own additions to our personal tah-done lists!
    Stop trying to organize all of your family’s crap. If organization worked for you, you’d have rocked it by now. It’s time to ditch stuff and de-crapify your world.

    If you're not using the stuff in your home, get rid of it. You're not going to start using it more by shoving it into a closet.

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    Filling a box with old clothes that I haven't worn and don't fit. Found a box of shoes over the weekend that I can't wear any more. Just found another pair of boots I can't get into.

    Found one brand new pair of jeans with tags, going to take those back to Kohl's for a larger size. They are very generous with their return policies.
    Stop trying to organize all of your family’s crap. If organization worked for you, you’d have rocked it by now. It’s time to ditch stuff and de-crapify your world.

    If you're not using the stuff in your home, get rid of it. You're not going to start using it more by shoving it into a closet.

    Use it up, Wear it out,
    Make it do, Or do without. ~unknown

    A clean house is a sign of a wasted life. ~unknown

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    For those that did not know, you can also do Amazon returns at Kohls now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlrcpa View Post
    For those that did not know, you can also do Amazon returns at Kohls now.
    ...and it is SO easy! They'll even box it and label it for you. It's amazing. AND they give you a coupon for Kohl's when you are done!
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    This is my big household project this year.
    I started last year, but there is a lot more
    to do. I am also doing a DEEP clean.

    No plan yet, but I am working on it
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    Major declutter house
    Major declutter garage

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    My first purge of the year is getting rid of the junk food in the house and all the food we shouldn't be eating. Then to shredding papers.

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    I'm cleaning my closet....have two bags of shoes, bags and clothing I won't ever wear again.....found a box of papers I went thru and threw away 95% of the papers....found a box of punch cups I will never use again and will donating them.....giving away a tote of disposable new food containers...getting there slowly....

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    Today I filled a bag for my grandson....fill a box for food pantry....and a box for my friend....with things I won't ever use again....

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    Culled through papers today and shredded some at home. A bigger batch will go to the shred bin at work. Need to select some things from the pantry to use up. Some were gifts but some I bought and now I wonder why.

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    One thing i have been doing today is going though papers getting rid of a bunch got more to do.I was needing to find one certain paper found everything but the right one.

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    Organized tax files from last two years and got rid of all unnecessary papers around the house.

    Donated about 50 items to church thrift shop.

    Ready to file 2019 tax returns for myself and a couple of people, then scan receipts and be done with them.

    Lots of unused space now in kitchen and one walk-in closet.
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    Shredded 3 months worth of papers. Threw out some old food. Time to hit the sewing room for a few minutes.

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    Have a car load ready to donate.....niece is coming for dinner....have crystal wine glasses, margaritas glasses and candy dish for her...

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    Tossed a few plastic food storage containers. Way to many.
    Took 2 bags to Nu Hope ( think Goodwill type )
    Few odds/ends in trash ... old tennis shoes etc

    Kid got rid of a lot out of her room. Clothes, make up, papers and smell good stuff. I confiscated the smell good stuff. I sometimes use it as air freshener
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    did a bunch of decluttering in the fall of last year but haven't started on much this year. some old stuff from fridge but that is it and a few mugs out of the cupboard because got new ones for xmas. in one way decluttered gift box and crocheted stash. do need to declutter more. but not at the moment. always an ongoing thrift store box.

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