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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Overdue Declutter Over Heahhhhhh...

We moved into a tri-level split from a small single family home that we were bursting out of about eight years ago. With 2 of our 6 children and my mother-in-law, it was a necessary move and we just about doubled our living space.

I've never been a collector - and though I do have beautiful antiques passed down from my family - my home had been pretty clutter free for many years.

Well, that was then...and this was now.

Everywhere I look in my house now has clutter!

Why you ask?

Well - it's a long story.

And I want to keep it kinda short, so I'm just going to fast forward all of the gory details.  Those of you with families can read between the lines, I'm sure.

OH, one important detail that points directly at me - and I don't want to call anyone else in my dear family out - is that I make jewelry...and I sell miscellaneous items on eBay.....hmmmm.... starting to make sense? 

Well, at the end of last week, I was reading one of my fav blogs Spicybugz World ...she has a kinda crazy life like I do and another of my fav bloggers, Ruth, from Ruth's Creations had recommended quite gently that clutter issues can be dealt with with the help of Flylady.

WOW - I hit the link...browsed a few minutes...joined and have been shaming myself for 3 days now.

I cannot emphasize enough that this is a website that has something for every brand of clutterer and clutter in your home.  So, if you are a juvenile offender, a repeat offender or a bonafide hoarder there is help for you.

I guess this was the kick in the butt I needed.  There are so many great causes right now that can use your excess goods.  My local state police barracks is collecting clothing and useable goods for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.  Our local Big Brother Big Sister also collects household items and clothing for local families less fortunate. 

So, for the last three days, I've been decluttering.  I will part with extra sheets, towels, curtains, bed ensembles, blankets, dishes, winter clothing, and general clothing for elders, children, teens and adults.  I have walkers, canes, baby booster seats, televisions, stereos, tables & chairs, couches and on and on.

I know how to do this...I've just been putting it off.

But no more...

This is it!

Thank you Ruth...and FlyLady - though I will really explore her website when I feel like less of a victim and more victorious!


  1. You're very welcome! Definitely check out her online radio show on www.blogtalkradio.com too, I've had the podcasts running during my decluttering sessions and it really is like having a "declutter buddy" there with you. :-)

  2. Thanks for the link :) And I do remember that Ruth left that great link on my blog. I looked at it really fast and thought, wow this is great. Then forgot all about it. Thank you for the reminder :)


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