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    Default Declutter challenge-anyone game?

    Spring is a great time to declutter our homes! Throw it away, have a yard sale, give to charity-get rid of the stuff cluttering up your homes! I'm starting to declutter again. So far I've thrown away a bug zapper, a 32 gallon trashcan full of "junk" from the backyard, and given a bag of clothes to charity. I hope that this will enable me to be more organized.


    If you need some decluttering help, tips, or just a push in the right direction, check out this website:

    http://organizedhome.com/declutter/index.shtml

    Happy Decluttering!

    Don't forget to post what you've gotten rid of. Sometimes that can be interesting, amusing, or otherwise!

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    I've been looking at that site for quite a few months now and really like it! I have been in major declutter mode since my neighborhood is having a garage sale coming up soon and I try to do Flylady's *27 Fling Boogie* every day.


    Editing to add what I'm getting rid of......... a few toys ds has outgrown, a few articles of mine and dh's clothes, some teacups and saucers that we never use that are just taking up cabinet space, a Circle Scissor (scrapbooking tool) that I don't like, a pic frame that doesn't match our decorating theme, books that we no longer want, a couple of videos we no longer want......... I know there's more, but I don't feel like getting up to go look. LOL!

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    Yeah count me in, but I can't start this week....I'll explain in another post. But I'm definitely game. Wanting to do this anyway!

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    I am and trying to get my Home decluttered one room at a time and organized for good!!
    Thank you for the website I am going to look at right now!!

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    Posting my declutter for Tuesday, May 7.

    Another bag of clothes to the charity bin.
    A bag of old underwear to the trash-I bought all new for DD's, old ones are GONE!
    I have about 10 items to go to the consignment shop, will try to go today!
    Cleaned out the refrigerator-another bag of trash

    Hope to find some more stuff today! What have YOU gotten rid of????

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    Hi everyone!

    That`s a great idea, Danielle! I`ve been decluttering slowly for 3 months now! I have gotten rid of so much stuff, I couln`t tell you all!!!! I`ve done this with the help of Fly Lady.

    I think I gave away at least 10 feet by 8 feet of space and 5 feet high worth of stuf!!! Seriously, we couldn`t walk in the basement anymore! I was just SAVING EVERYTHING!

    Now the kids can play in the basement and anywhere for that fact! But, I still got much to declutter.

    So I`m in`! This week I`ve prepared a bag of old clothes to give to the church the size of a grocery back. (I do small give aways at a time )

    Boy, do I have to clean out the fridge...I`m almost afraid...

    Oops! Forgot to say thanks for the web site, Danielle! I`ve been there before but I never read their articles on decluttering, so I think I will...

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    I really enjoyed the website and I know it will help me out !! Thanks again!! I have tried FlyLady before but I was not able to keep up with her!!

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    I got more stuff gathered up today for the garage sale.........

    Shrimp forks (we never use them)

    Old Pampered Chef pizza/pastry roller (the wooden one - I got the newer version so no need to keep this one)

    2 mini Pampered Chef recipe booklets (I have never used them)

    A couple of wine glasses from Red Lobster (if it didn't have the logo emblazened all over the glasses I would keep them and make a glittery goblet candle holder out of them)

    Baby blanket that never got used

    Nightlight that was a gift (will never use it)

    Compact disc that we don't listen to

    Couple of videos that ds doesn't watch anymore

    A couple of more books

    Air purifiers that we don't use (I can't stand the noise)

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    I gave away 3 more grocery bags full of clothes to church!

    Still digging through the clutter...

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    Me too. I'm in on this challenge. Don't know if I can post daily but will atleast weekly.

    But I have a question.....Mustang80 Wrote:I have about 10 items to go to the consignment shop, will try to go today!

    My question is, how much do you have to give the consignment shop. I checked out 2 places here and one wants 50% of sale price and other one wants 60%. Do you have to give them that much. Seems like you would have to sell you stuff for big price just to feel like you made something off of it and then it wouldn't sell cause the cost is too much. Just would like info on consignment shops.

    Thanks and I'm up for the declutter challenge no mater how I have to do it.

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    My consignment shop takes 50%, but these are things I know I won't get enough for on eBay or at a yard sale. This shop is mid to upscale, and the lady is very picky. She will only take what is in style or brand name. It's an easy way to get rid of a bunch of things at once, because really, they are not making me any money sitting in the house. I just want them GONE! (PS-I still haven't gotten to the consignment shop. Hopefully I will get there this week!

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    My consignment shop takes also 50 % of the sale of the clothes I bring in for them to sale.

    Today, no decluttering. I had no time.

    Maybe tomorrow!


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    2 bags of trash decluttered today. One from DD's room and one from the basement! Hooray! :hooray:

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    I'm in I already deep cleaned all of my house and my basement is full to have a yard sale.Hopefully very soon and hope it won't rain since it has the past 2 weekends.Still have to do the shed and garage(the hard ones)We are getting rid of tons of toys,clothes,eerything you can think of.I just gave 4 big boxes of stuff to my neighbor.Where did i get al this stuff

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    Unhappy I still have alot of clothes to go through in DD's Room!! :(

    I still have alot of clothes to go through in DD's Room!!
    Then I will takle the middle room which is our office/school room!!

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