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    Welcome to the New Year, New Home Challenge for 2008!!!

    I'm revamping this Challenge that I ran in 2006 here at the village. It seems that we have many people who are interested in decluttering and organizing their homes, and so I thought perhaps this might be a great time to get this going again.

    Every few weeks, I will focus on a different area of the home for us to declutter and organize. Everyone can work at their own pace, as long as they are ready to move on to the next area when we are done. There will be major challenge directions for the entire rooms, and mini-challenges along the way.

    If you don't have a certain room in your home that we are focusing on, that doesn't mean your work is done. You can still participate in the mini-challenges, and make sure you are maintaining any of the spaces we've already conquered.

    I'm also going to ask for pictures of your journey. However, I don't want pictures of before and after. The fact is, clutter is easy to hide if you are clever. A picture of an office that has clear desktops and pretty bookshelves means nothing if stuff is jammed inside that desk and in a closet where no one can see it.

    Instead, I'm going to ask people who are able to post pictures of the bags and boxes of junk that we are tossing/donating/selling. This will let us get a visual of how much stuff we were allowing to clutter up our lives and our homes, and will hopefully inspire us to let go of more. This goes hand in hand with the Get Rid of 7 Things a Week Challenge.

    Any tips, tricks, or ideas that members have along the way are welcome! Many ideas are my own, but many have been gleaned from hours and hours of reading and researching about decluttering and organization. We can all learn from each other!

    I look forward to taking this journey with you! I'll be posting our first room to attack on Sunday, January 6. So, let me know if you are interested by signing in here! Trust me, the support we get from each other is SO helpful!
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    Yes, I love it and I'm in!! Thanks for starting this!!
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    As I cleared a path through the "catch-all" room in the basement, not really, but almost, I realized I need this challenge!

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    Count me in. I'm always in need of organization and decluttering.

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    count me in

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    Ok, I'm in.

    January 1st- 30 books and 11 magazines donated to the library.

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    I am in to! I do not have too much to get rid of cuz I do that all the time.....but I do need to get a handle on the house!

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    Great job, Peace! Thanks for adding the picture! It definitely is motivating to see pictures of what people got rid of!
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    I'm in! I have a workspace that has been neglected.

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    ok..i'm in...i have the entire house that is in desperate need of some dejunking.

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    I'll be joining you all. Since moving in to our house last February, I still have boxes to unpack!

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    I'm in....I've got a lot already boxed for pick up on the 3rd. And then today....in an upstairs closet, I found a box of dh's 4Wheeler magazines...from 1987! He must have moved them from the other house and stashed them for *referance*.

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    I'm in - you have no idea just how much I need this!

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    Count me in - My DH was just saying......

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    Amy, count me in. I need to knock out some clutter too!!

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