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    Ok...I know you really want pic's but as Englishlady will tell you I am camera challenged...hehehe

    Here is what I did:

    Toss: 2 coats (nasty), 1 lg. broken umbrella, 2 unmated gloves, an icecream bucket (used for fish) and a manilla file.

    Re-home: Temp home upstairs closet: 2 softballs, 4 ball mits, 1 football and T, 3 bowling balls (2 in bags), a 2 man boat (in a box), 1 frisbee and 5 pr of shoes.

    What still in the closet:Shelf: Typewriter (errrr), small box dish-accessories (direct tv), 2 small tin buckets (Easter), 1 gas tank for lamp, and umbrella. Hanging: Coats, Hats and scarves. Book case: Book bags and small box of Aquarium equipment. Floor: Buckets for fish tank and vacuum cleaner.

    Closet is decluttered and usable. I can't believe I actually had all of this stuff in there to begin with! I have room for guest coats!!

    Thanks AMY!!

    Graci

    PS. I'll dig my cam out this evening and try to get some pics!

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    Whoo-hoo! Graci! So exciting! Great job!
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    Okay, I want in. I'll see how I can do with this. I'm still very ill from my lowest point last year when we thought I'd die, so I'll do everything I can. A little every night and more this weekend to go along with my normal cleaning.

    Deb

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    Amy, this is perfect, have you seen my coat closet? LOL
    I'm rolling up my sleeves now. I report back.

    Thanks for the helpful challenge

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    I have been working on my front door area for quite awhile now! We got rid of lots of junk. This is a busy area of my house. I have my computer armoire, 2 big lighted cabinets w/glass doors I have some of my stuff in but need to re-organize it much better one of these days. The china closet from Ma's house which was my Grandmother's there was no room anywhere else in my house to put it yet until we add on to our house or move! It sits close to the front door on the right side & on the left is my computer armoire & the wooden gate to our basement steps. Across the way on an angle is Ma's room. DH & I have been working on this project tearing apart her room while she is in the hospital. otherwise she doesn't like when I disturb her even va: in the hall & part of her room. We put in new sage green carpeting, Closet Maid closet organizer, got rid of her old metal closet (which didn't fit many clothes & very dark inside) got bigger wheels for her bed so the underbed storage bins would fit, a waterproof matress cover. We washed the windows & took down the blinds they were sooo dusty .....achooo!

    But meanwhile all her furniture was out in the hallway by the front door & my kitchen until the carpeting got put in.

    I have been doing lots of most of the clothes from her old closet fell on the floor inside the closet & are all wrinkled, messed up need to wash!

    On top of the china closet I have my from last year w/ half of the advent ornaments on it, Christmas teddy bear, a few other beanie bears sitting up there too!

    On the basement wooden gate we usually hang coats over it a few years ago on Christmas I hung up our stocking & decorated the mini-wall by my PC armoire w/ Rodney reindeer & Santa, teddy bears, etc.

    My Oreck vac was hanging out in the kitchen by the back door waiting for DH to replace the belt! I use my Dirt Devil Visions vac just about every day vacuuming up all the dog hair in the kitchen. Having forced hot air heat doesn't help when it blows the hair around

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    Oh no! The entry closet what a mess. I just took a large bag to Goodwill yeaterday out of it. I will work on the top shelf tomorrow.

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    Dh is back on the road so now I can start. Did the shoes, threw away 1 pair. We have no closets or entryways so just cleaning and decluttering around both doors.

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    Will report in with my success at 2200 hours. I plan to start once children are at school so that by time they get home, new rules are in effect.

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    I worked on this last night. Not much to throw away because I just moved here a couple of months ago, but it is amazing how quickly the closet gets messed up with just one person! I have to be more strict with myself and fold the blankets right away when I put them in there. I did reorganize my hats, gloves, etc. into a couple of different bins to make them easier to find.

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    Excellent work!

    If you haven't gotten to it yet, you have until Sunday!

    Good job, everyone!
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    Before Christmas, I cleaned and stacked bags & boxes of things next to the front door...it sat there for weeks. I finally took it down to Godtell the day before Christmas Eve.
    Ive moved all dirty shoes onto front porch, clean shoes into their closets and swept front porch & at front door.
    After remodeling the house about 18 months ago, we no longer have a coat closet in the living area, but do have 1 in Ds's room...its nice and neat and has his coats, back packs, camping gear, etc.
    Yesterday I cleaned the entire house except for mopping and dusting...will do that Friday. Oh and I do have 1 more bag of clothing next to the door for my sister's kids and I will put it in my car right NOW!
    I dont have the digital camera with me, so no pics
    I am also going to go declutter my kitchen "junk" drawer and my bedside tables drawers right now....Thanks Amy!!

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    ok went through the cloest again, and striaghtened up a bit. stuff is stacked in the back end (it's a closet under stairs so one end is shorter than teh other) but it's organized. the sports stuff and folding chairs on one side, and coolers and pool stuff on teh other. i even managed to make room to put nephew's crate of toys in the bottom where the coats hang. dd can get to her step stool easier too. the bookcase is cleaned off and now is really home to just shoes.
    there are a few things that belong to the baseball league that i won't be able to get rid of anytime soon, but once the tree comes down they will get moved out of the way better. this weekend when we take the tree and decorations to storage, i'll send the suitcases and a little bit of the baseball stuff along with them.
    i also have to get dh to take the portable heaters back to the rental office(our heat was out for a couple of days)

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    Done! I even managed to weed out 6 pairs of shoes that I haven't worn in a year or longer

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    Shelve and coat closet cleaned. Moved shoes. Now have to dust, mop and sweep the floor. Also, have to put one picture I have wanting to put up for about five months.

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    Well, I decluttered the kitchen "junk" drawer today. I found all kinds of goodies in there!

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