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GUEST,pattyClink BS: De-cluttering accountability - heave ho! (290* d) RE: BS: De-cluttering accountability - heave ho! 19 Apr 08

Greetings to all you de-junkers. I've let things get out of hand the last few years and need to do a major purge around my house. Too many projects and interests, too many files, too many rocks and fossils and minerals and shells, not enough good storage space....yada yada.   I actually have read Aslett and done a lot of that stuff in the past, but it requires a certain vigilance to keep up which has been lost.

Recently I was agonizing about how we NEED to have a garage sale and start e-baying, since we are no longer flush enough with cash to just freely donate everything which of course is much faster and easier, but not really as rewarding, especially when you see the clerks at the goodwill grabbing your good suit for themselves rather than leaving it for a job-hunter to find on the rack.

From the blue, a neighbor we don't see much asked if we wanted to help with a garage sale in two weeks and bring some stuff. YES!! A window of hope has opened. We can bring some stuff, yet not have to kill ourselves getting every possible thing out there, or do the advertising, etc. Heaven-sent help.

Now, if I could just get started with one corner of the place.....lost hours today just getting a bunch of stuff filed away and laundry caught up. Never mind starting to really box stuff up and get it out...and then suddenly another meal needs preparing and we're out of milk and then...oh sheesh. Then it'll be time for work again.

Anyway, I've enjoyed reading the progress that's being made and deriving some inspiration from. So give 'em hell, declutterers.

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