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Hi, everyone! My name is Tyler. I am currently learning to declutter (thanks to my husband) and right now we are working on organizing and cleaning our middle room. Saturday evening spent about two hours working on it so that we could have shelving delivered yesterday for our board game collection. Our next step is to build the shelves, organize the games, and start organizing my craft supplies which have overtaken the rest of the room. *gulp*

In my spare time, I enjoy crafting, bowling, video games, and spending time with animals (although I don't have any of my own.) Right now I have about 24 more pounds to lose. My goal is to do so by the end of July. I also want to walk 2020 miles in 2020.

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Hi,

My middle name is Messy and I've been living in a bazaar for way too long. Every time, I am almost done with it, and as soon as my home and I seems to get a renewed breath, it looks like Universe sends me more chaos. On the side note, I am an Antiques dealer, that doesn't help.

My name is Val, I live in France (east part, in the mountains, close to the Swiss border). 50 seems to be my number for now: I'll be 50 in September, and I have 50lbs to lose.

I want to simplify and declutter my house (and my life)... I see this clutter challenge as a way to exercice.

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Hi my name is Paula~ I am a clutter collector and need help. This is the reason I am joining this team. Simply put we just have to much STUFF and sometimes the STUFF comes with more stuff. emoticon


There are a total of 4 of us now. My adult son Kurtis 33 at the time of his passing. This leaves the 4 of us. My husband, me and my daughter 33 and teenage son who will be 18 in a 3 weeks. My two oldest are physically disabled due to a birth defect Spina Bifida. My son didn't die from that he died from reduced lung capacity because they had fused his back at age 5 out of necessity. So as he grew there really was no room for his adult organs. This reduced his lung capacity. We had him much longer than they had anticipated. Their last guess was late teens, he showed them. He was just barely 33 when he passed away. His room took a long time to clear out as he had a lot of medical equipment once that was picked up we realized that he too was a compulsive shopper of office supplies. It was so hard deciding on where things should go and what to donate. We ended up sending it all to the thrift store all package up organized into what they were. We only kept the things that were needed which was very little. Then there was getting rid of most of his furniture. We kept his really nice entertainment center, computer and table and printer stand w/printer. Unfortunately it has slowly become a storage room. I really need help. I just can't seem to part with anything not just his things. Because actually that was all pretty simple since he had told us where he wanted his things to do and to whom. Yes, He knew that he was slowly dying he found out about a year before he passed away as his breathing was getting so much worse. We had known for about 3 years prior. We still have all of his DVD's and they just need gone through and then let family go through them too. Then they will be all gone so not a big project just time consuming and not top priority. It was really nice because his whole room had been gone through in like the first 3 weeks after his death. It took about a month longer than that to get people to pick up the things that he had assigned or that wanted certain things. We still have his fairly new w/c to donate up to the Shriner's hospital since we were unable to sell it.

I feel that one quarter of the half of my unfinished basement is the worst no organization in any of it. We have nick-named it "Dad's storage" area. The other quarter of the basement is the laundry area / food storage. Then my bedroom would be next as it is the upstairs catch all. I have a path to my side of my bed. We have 2 bookshelf in there very neatly arranged but the rest of the room looks like jumanji came through there. It would be the kitchen next since we buy in bulk which we have decided not do beginning NOW. We do not have the space to store it and that causes more stress so not a true savings. . . and the list goes on.

Sorry for the really long introduction.

Paula (recovering clutter collector) hopefully

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I am new in here. I have done a lot of decluttering over the years. My house is still a mess, but so much better than it used to be by far. We now have places to sit in the living room. Kitchen is better now but has a long way to go since it is not designed to be a functioning kitchen. My bedroom is a whole lot better now too. It might take an hour or so to reorganize it from time to time but not every day!

I could sure use some help with my quilting room on some storage ideas for a small room. I would love some pictures and info on where or what you did to get some good organization in your quilting room. I have a smaller room that is the spare room that I have pictures on some IKEA shelves in there. I also have some other things for photo scrap booking in there too. I want to put in a roll away bed in there so I can access floor space for projects. I also have a 4 drawer file cabinet in there for genealogy. I want to get another puter in there for quilting programs and genealogy.

So could use some tips on really small room organization. Any help is most welcomed. Well break time on the deck!


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Wrote the following & was going to post it in 'Today's decluttering task' but got long & realized it was more of an intro, so putting it here instead (re-org'ing already, lol)

Hi everyone, new to the team, but this one seems like a good one to join, even as I decluttered a few of my MANY others :)

My main projects to declutter/organize/re-set-up are a few large rooms in the basement, that I mostly control, including my bedroom, office, exercise area, 2 craft spaces (wet, dry) & my TV area. Also some other areas, esp. the garage, & maybe an area to start seeds for the garden.

Much of this WAS organized at one point, but a couple of (smallish but very disruptive) floods....

Also, I am a scrap-craft'r, & hate throwing out perfectly useful resources for future projects (why give my $$$ to Michael's when I can diy many things if I don't throw stuff away.... ;)

I've made some slow progress, & come up with various storage ideas, but holidaze got in the way. That stuff is still up, as some folks in the household celebrate Eastern Orthodox Xianity (Xmas = Jan7, though most do stuff on Dec25, cuz of jobs, family, school, holidays, etc.) Though it goes up late here too; usually empty tree up on Solstice/Yule (21st), then decor plus cooking. Was always fun to have TWO Xmas's as a kid; more gifts!

I think I am gonna do a Jan-heavy org'ing (like 30 days kinda thing), to make a big push, and also 100 days...hopefully will mostly be done by then, because it really needs to be & things would be SO much better when it is....

My older cat has a new-ish permanent renal problem, so he has THREE litter boxes just for him, & even so, I can barely keep up with scooping (he drinks a TON of water), plus the cat litter containers (nice boxes or buckets, that seem like great storage); plus he now eats a mostly canned food diet, 1-2 daily, so I have cans constantly stacked/soaking after he (mostly) finishes with them (recycling pick-up here is only every 2 weeks)

FIRST NAME? You can call me Iris
2. CITY IN WHICH YOU LIVE? SW MI & sometimes AZ
3. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? February Aqueerian
4. SIGNIFICANT OTHER? Not currently; kinda have eyes open, but not in a great place for a relationship right now; 2020-1 might be the year....
5 & 6 CHILDREN? GRANDCHILDREN? PETS? Sam the cat; also a 7 yo niece, & millenial nephew
7. FAVORITE SNACK FOOD? ice cream, fruit, cheese, hummus, sweets
8. FAVORITE EXERCISE? Walking, Hiking; training for 5k; also dancing
9. HOBBY? Crafts of various sorts: needlework, knitting, crochet; drawing, writing, Also programming/coding; politics; newshound; reading, painting, digital arts (some of these are also part of my work)
10.FAVORITE PLACES? Nature: woods, beaches, desert, mountains, fields

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Looking forward to make the Roaring 20's the best decade!! Making it happen!!! Motivation into momentum.
My words-of-the-year: *SMART* (goals) & *evolve* (2018 was persist, 2019 was: *eMbody KIND(/ness) &/ =balance= )

My 2020 goal is TRACKING FOOD to result in a loss of 100 pounds (so 111.20 on ticker, started year 11.2 down from summer 2019)
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Hi, I'm starting the New Year 2019 with a goal to de-clutter my home. I want a wholesome organized home and commit to working toward that goal in little ways each day.

FIRST NAME? Faith
2. CITY IN WHICH YOU LIVE? Wilmington Delaware
3. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? In December
4. SIGNIFICANT OTHER? No and looking
5. CHILDREN? GRANDCHILDREN? No, but many nieces and nephews
6. PETS? two cats
7. FAVORITE SNACK FOOD? hummus and pretzel thins
8. FAVORITE EXERCISE? Walking, Yoga
9. HOBBY? Following my spiritual path, Volunteering at a local bird rescue
10.FAVORITE PLACES? State Parks


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Reply to J_HENNINGTON: Quite the interesting first name, Jae. Is there any story behind it?

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FIRST NAME? Jae
2. CITY IN WHICH YOU LIVE? Wichita, Kansas
3. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? January 18th
4. SIGNIFICANT OTHER? yes
5. CHILDREN? GRANDCHILDREN? two grown children, five grandchildren, 1 ggrandaughter
6. PETS? two cats
7. FAVORITE SNACK FOOD? cheese, yogurt and once in awhile ice cream
8. FAVORITE EXERCISE? walking, dancing, swimming
9. HOBBY? writing, art journals, reading
10.FAVORITE PLACES? the ocean, Disney World ,my home

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We're happy to have you with us, On_A_DIET, and your story sounds so familiar to many of us. Personally, my DH and I moved 11 years ago from a 4-bedroom colonial to a 3-bedroom cape. Consequently, I lost a lot of closet space and other storage and am still dealing with it all these years later.

Hope we'll be able to help. Biggest lesson I've learned is: Stop acquiring so much stuff!

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Hello!

I just joined today! I was searching for team A Clean House & Fit Body, but see that the team has been removed. So, I thought I would join YOU. Remarkably, you are an active team! emoticon

My problem is small space, lots of stuff. Running out of room. I donate and donate stuff. However, no matter how much I donate, there is still little room.

Maybe I can learn a thing or 2 from you!

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7/11/18 8:19 A

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Hello!

I joined yesterday. I wish my problem was just clutter, but it is the bulk of it. A rough winter paired with depression and general self loathing led me to having a god awful mess to get straight but I am almost there!! The kicker is once I finish my place I then have a storage unit that I am absolutely ready to stop paying for! So I will need lots of mentoring when I get into there! I know a lot of stuff in there can go if I just set my mind to it as I have had it for five years! There is stuff I know I want in there but probably a lot to let go...now just the willpower and strength to do so! Thank you for being here! I can't wait to get to know you and learn from you!

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7/1/18 8:54 A

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Hi all!!

The clutter at home and at work seems to increase while I sleep!! Haha

Seriously though, it causes me internal stress by having my internal wheels spinning widely. I think it's taking energy away from my goal of being healthy and fit. Does that make sense?

I'll be babysitting the grandbabies this week, but will also be thinking of how to organize and what areas to tackle first!

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How's the basement coming along, Judy?

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Hi my name is Judy I am retired & my worst place in our home is that wretched basement . It is all done with a fire place, carpeted, tongue & grove pine on walls .It is a nice cozy place . A long time ago we used that room.Now it is a place where every thing is dumped. I have a goal to have it all done in one month I begin tomorrow
Judy

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Hi. My name is Cheryl. I discovered this team yesterday after I rebooted my goals. I aspire to be clutter free. I'm a paper hoarder. I'm working on getting it under control. My goal this week is to shred 20 minutes after dinner while I'm watching TV.

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I'm starting my 2nd week of meal planning and blogging about it. I am recently retired and am about to begin to declutter my home for this next stage. I just dealt with my Mom's Estate and now it's my turn to sort & purge. I notice there are a few retirees here doing the same thing. I'm planning a general clean up first so I have a better idea of what I'll be dealing with. Today's project is to bring boxes of family files up from the entrance to the spare room so I can sort and index what's in each.

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Roxi discovered this team and decided to join. Sounds fun!

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emoticon .... That was a nice warm welcome .... emoticon So nice to warm my hands and heart on this cold morning.
As for the cluttering .... and theme of this team ... Let's just say i have lots of experience "Collecting" ... Stuff .... and have been in-doing those habits .... so at St. Vincent de Pauls' after retiring and showing up frequently to unload ...... i think they know me by name now ......... emoticon lol

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emoticon emoticon Extending a warm emoticon welcome to you, 2B.
I think I know you pretty well from other teams and I expect you to be quite the asset to this one.
We're all in different stages of progress but the more support, the merrier!


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My name is Jan but I go mostly by 2B here in Sparks. Have been here nearly six years now and love it. ....::: I am glad to see some friends here on this team .... so look forward to sharing with one another.

I love Organization ... and since I retired 10 months ago, finally have had the time to devote to going through each room and de-cluttering and saying goodbye to items no longer needful.
One thing that is good ........Is thinking twice' before I purchase most any non food items .... as too much "Stuff" brings on clutter again and adds to stress. .... Not "there" yet, but steadily making progress!

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Always glad to welcome new members. Please join us in the posts. That's the best way to get to know us and for us to get to know you. Hopefully you'll find the support you need in reaching or maintaining your goals. Three cheers to De-Cluttering with friends!


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Hello, declutterers. I joined this team when it hit me that I am hoarding size 4 pants for years and I was UNDER weight when I wore that size. I should be about an eight (but wear 14). So why keep stuff like that except to make myself feel bad? The same with art supplies I no longer have time to use.

Looking to increase energy and decrease weight by my vacation!


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10/1/17 10:29 A

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Good morning from Iowa, Everyone. :) Grew up with a clutterer mother--and though I was "pin neat" as a child, I think my surroundings took over, mentally, and the older I become, the greater I struggle on a daily basis with keeping order around me (no matter where I am/what objects I have with me--inside home, yard, car, desk, purse, etc.). I definitely can make things spotless and inviting--but this never lasts long.

I hope it's OK to post the following: What I am looking for specifically is a buddy who has similar challenges and would be interested in texting one another once a day to check in. I find that if I have one individual I can connect with without logging onto my computer/lphone (which then leads to my vanishing down a hole of remaining on the internet for too long), I keep on top of things. Occasionally, I can hold my own and don't need this positive peer pressure--but it's usually short lived.

Please contact me if you think you are ready to partner with someone and establish a daily goal for Mondays through Fridays--and then check in about it. Thanks so much for considering this.

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Hi! I'm Ruth, from Cookeville, TN. I've recently retired and decided to kick things off, by de-cluttering my home. Actually... I'm going to do my stuff, and hope my husband follows my example. I've de-cluttered some over the last idk... maybe 5 years. We moved, and I got rid of a lot of stuff then. And here and there I've gone through things some. But there's still too much, I still feel bogged down by the stuff.

I recently read "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and was hoping to find an active thread of folks following the KonMari method, as that's what I'm currently doing. I know the same method (whatever the method may be) doesn't strike a chord with everyone. But for me, her method is making a lot of sense. The best thing, I reckon, is that it has me really, really motivated.


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There's ALWAYS hope! Especially since getting rid of the clutter is so personal and entirely within our own scope. Woops, let me correct that -- a partner may play an important role. Thankfully, for me, my husband is totally supportive of the "letting go" process. In fact, he can get quite naggy about it. But back to your dilemma --

Sounds like you have too active a lifestyle to get bogged down by "stuff". Liken it to carrying a 100 lb pack on your back as you travail up that mountain. Let it go! And isn't your time worth more than $3 or $4 an hour? Take your life back so that you can make your dreams reality.
You can do this -- a little at a time. Join in on our 30 minute challenge and share your accomplishments (and sometimes pitfalls) with a very supportive team.
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I saw a reference to this team on a member's SparkPage a couple of days ago. Then today I opened a cabinet filled with old, broken spinning rod handles. I sorted out the ones that really have no parts that are worth salvaging, and those that have a couple of parts --20-cent winding checks, hook keepers, butt caps, etc. It will probably only take a couple of hours to salvage $3 or $4 worth of parts. But the thing is, I don't really build spinning rods. I build fly rods. So even if I salvage those parts --they won't take up much space-- I may never use more than one or two...

And at that point, I decided I would look for this team and join it.

I live in Montana, with my partner, in a 3600 square foot house, with a 2 car garage, and a pretty big barn, and a camper. We also have a house in Florida where we spend winters. Almost everything has the potential to be used someday. We also have a lot of hobbies: tennis, pottery, fishing (including rod-building and fly-tying), sewing, wood-turning, cooking, and we build stuff. Plus we do a lot of outdoor activities: fishing, gardening, hiking, kayaking, backpacking, hunting, climbing, running. And we often house people who are in residence at the local clay center, or are hiking the continental divide trail, or are working on one of my field crews (I'm a biologist, although I will retire this year), and it is always helpful to have spare towels, sheets, shirts, pants, socks etc etc. And we both like bargains, and are known to snap up a dozen of something --earbuds, adapters, tennis balls, LED lights-- if the price is right. In other words, we have so very many reasons to collect "stuff." One thing we have under control: paper. We read magazines and recycle them. We scan important mail, then shred the original. We bank and pay bills online. And we have given up all newspaper subscriptions. There are no piles to speak of.

This year I thought, maybe I want to move home to Vermont when I retire. Or somewhere. It would be nice if things were easier. But there is so much stuff, and I cannot imagine packing it, let alone paying to move it across country. So I figure if I start now, maybe with the broken stuff that should get repaired but hasn't for 10 years, or the stuff that looks useful but hasn't been put to use in 10 years, maybe, just maybe, I can make it manageable within a couple of years. Is there hope?

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Thanks Linda! I'm starting out slow, but getting a little bit done.

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Hi Earnie, welcome to this team of wanting clutter free fives and homes... I don't chat a lot but try to fill in the 30 minute challenge for each day even if I have to do a couple days in one note.

the thing that helps with my decision making it to literally talk to myself as if I was talking to best friend.. like going through the closet and saying...I don't wear this, I don't like the color or the fit ...GOODBYE. ok this one is still snug but I will get there soon, going to keep it this round...trying to keep the rules of "love it, wear it or lose it!" 'If not in the last year when will you ever need it?" "take a picture of the old treasure and then release it" and finally "work in this area for 30 minutes by the timer then plan the next visit and WALK AWAY FROM IT"

Hope this encourages you nd please come chat with us.

Linda in WA state ***John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
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Hi, Im Earnie from Monteagle, TN. I want to de-clutter my home and dont have a clue where and how to start. Ive read the hints about how to do it, but I end up making more of a mess than I had before. I find it hard to make decisions about what to do with all the stuff. My house is full of books, dishes, pantry items, and three sizes of clothes because I go back and forth in weight. Some boxes and possessions have been moved years ago from a previous home to this home and stuffed in closets, shelves, garage, etc.

My husband died three years ago and I may or may not want to move to a smaller home in the future. In any case, I want to make it nicer for me now and easier on my niece when the time comes for her to deal with things. I also want to create a notebook with all pertinent information so that my niece can open a notebook and find all pertinent information and my all of wishes.

Im here to learn from everyone and welcome all your best ideas.


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Hi, Chris!

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I recently returned to Spark People too, after quite a while away, and like you, I'm so happy I joined this team before I went MIA. I need to sort my life and my house out!
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Hi, I've been missing from SP for almost a year, when other things seemed to take over my life. I've been back for three weeks now, and really need to de-clutter, tidy up and sort out not just my house and its belongings, but my life in general. I may not make it to posting on the forums each day, but I've joined each of the options at the bottom of the team page in the hope of transforming my life, my home and clearing out a lot of unnecessary mind clutter.
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Dawn b of tomah,wi currently living in a clutter 3 bedroom 2 bathroom mobile home. My older brother has 1 bedroom and a roommate has another room. My plan is to declutter my master bedroom my kitchen and my living room. But there is a lot to do so I will post back as often as I can.



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I am happy I found this group. I rejoined Spark a few days ago. My goals for this year are to lose weight and get rid of clutter.

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Just found this group, and I'm looking forward to participating. Back in January, I challenged myself to get rid of 2017 things in 2017. I decided to spread the declutting across the year, so that's about 170 things per month; and I'm keeping up, so far. It was easy, at first, as I hit the magazines and books, then the kitchen tools and plasticware, then my craft room. Still a long ways to go; but, surprisingly, it's getting easier. Hope my motivation and eagerness continue. I hope to find continued inspiration from this group of like-minded people.

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Hi, I am new to this team and rejoining Spark after a long break. This summer I plan to declutter my house. I lost a bedroom I used for exercise and storage to my son and his new wife recently for their stuff so my stuff has been redistributed through the rest of the house and now it's rather messy. Back to work.

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Hi everyone emoticon

My name is Sharon and I didn't know that I was a HOARDER like on that TV show called: HOARDERS... seriously.

Great news!!! = Today I got RID of my junk from my garage and Gazebo... if you want to see the photos, feel free to go to my sparkpage and read my blog called:

emoticon SHOCKING PHOTOS: My HOARDING clean-up is COMPLETE.


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I just joined and already I cleared off the counter in the main bathroom. Feels good!

Have had the problem of clutter ever since my dh died over 5 years ago.

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I joined back in February - but life got too crazy - I said I would return - well taxes are done, Physical therapy is lined out as are several other Dr appointments and it is time to get the house in control so this is day 1 of week 1 for me and I started my own 21 day streak down below. God bless you everyone! Let's work together to declutter our lives of stuff and things!

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Hi! My name is Sherri. I am also a pack rat, just like my mother. Two years ago, I moved in with my mom. She was alone and was starting to need help. I was a single mom of 3 girls. My ex moved into the big house that I had just left and shipped pretty much everything that had been ours, here to my mom's little house. Mom and I were doing pretty good finding a home for everything. Three months later, she passed away. I have been pretty much at a standstill ever since. I decided that enough is enough. Between mom's stuff and my stuff, this house is a mess of clutter. It is time to get my life and house in order.

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Hello! Almost nineteen years ago my husband and I bought a roomy home to accommodate our growing family. We had two children and one on the way. We eventually had five in all. Our son left for grad school this fall and no longer resides here. We have two daughters who are away at college and come home for a week or weekend occasionally. They will probably not live at home again, not even for the summers. So it's just our two youngest daughters at home with us. Even though we've had a few yard sales over the years, we've acquired so much stuff. The size of the house didn't help as there was always space to keep accumulating items even though we rarely used most of them. Our home should be cozy, but feels more like a warehouse of useless things. We want our home back!

Cleaning is easy for me, but organizing not so much. So today I told my girls that tomorrow, March 1st will be our first day of spring cleaning. My youngest daughter (10) responded smartly saying spring doesn't start until March 20th. I let them know that the aim is to have the house cleaned by spring (doable!) and organized before Thanksgiving (attainable goal?).

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HI, I m 68 years old, live in Washington state in a two level home that is full of "STUFF" Daughter has begged, encouraged and started helping me on her visits but I have got to keep at the removal process. Maybe having a team of ideas, encouragers and accountability will help- First goal is to set the timer 15 minutes and concentrate at aggressive work in one room per day for that 15 minutes ... Garbage bag, place in correct area, goodwill or just can't give up yet box will be my ways of talking through every item!!

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Hello all,

I've just joined. I'm a packrat, from a long line of packrats. I moved several times with my husband, ending up in Alaska at a time when no sane person tossed anything that could conceivably be reused. Almost everyone had junky yards and homes, tho we managed to corral ours indoors. Two stents overseas saw us bring treasures and multiplied housewares back home. When our parents passed, we acquired their things. Same with his only sibling. Played right into my hoarding tendencies.

I freak a bit when anyone is dejunking around me, tho I can tolerate my husband doing it. He has some packratty behaviors, but the lion's share of the mess is mine. Table tops and counter tops, all the closets, half the garage, part of a storage barn, most of the formerly free corners and nooks in the house are now pretty well packed. That's bad enough now that I can't find my art supplies, or locate important items or research books because of all the books in FRONT of them and so end up buying more that gets put away quickly when company comes, then lost, then I buy more... You get the picture, I hope. Doesn't help that I'm having brain fog issues with a disease I've developed, so I forget what I've got and where I put it. I'm now disabled by the disease and at home most of the time. More clutter.

Relatives have recently moved up here and frequently come for a week or two with their infant and 6 yr old. Our clutter is causing problems with the kids, and they leave some bulky items here rather than haul them back and forth on the plane every few weeks. More clutter.

Kinda reached a tipping point. I need to let go of some things, both physical items and emotional baggage, to improve my own and my family's quality of life. I'm looking for guidance and support. HELP!


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Hello Latisha. I'm Judy and I am new too by about 2 weeks. I do a little bit of decluttering every day and I am beginning to notice it. It sure does work. Just A "little bit" say 15-20 mins each time works like a charm for me. Maybe it will work for you. Who knows. Hmmmm?

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Hello,

Instead of cleaning off my desk, I decided to join this group!

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My name is Latisha. I just joined this yesterday so I can get back organized one room at a time. I look forward to getting to know you and to learn from different ways to remove the clutter.

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Hi. I have a lot of clutter. My son is living with me so I have his "stuff" here. I also have my daughters' oldest son living with me and he also has a lot of "stuff". I have 2 big sheds "full" of stuff and my son has a storage shed full of stuff. We live in a 70x16 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom old trailer and it is not BIG enough for all of us. But we are managing so far. But the stuff (clutter) is killing me. I have tried off and on for years to thin it out and it has done no good, so if someone has any good ideas how to do it, Please let me know. I am a 76 year old retired LPN and divorced. I live in Clifton, Colorado.

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Hello! I'm new here, and look forward to learning from everyone and getting to know you. Sorry this is so long, but it's been a long road to where I am. This is the condensed version.

I had a hellacious 10 years. Lost my job in 2008 due to the economy and a company that decided to get rid of everyone FT making over minimum wage and getting benefits and replacing them with PTers they could pay less and give no benefits to. Since the economy had just collapsed and I was over 50, I could not ever find another job. My story is common in my age group. I spent all my savings, including retirement money, trying to save my house, but finally lost it in 2011. Pushed from pillar to post for the next 5 years, moved 6 times, and lost from theft, having to leave behind or selling things all along the way. What I'm left with now is a room full of boxes, which is all I have left from my life, so it's emotional parting with anything.

I have a nice place now that I can afford, but I've been here 18 months and haven't unpacked yet. My BR is stuffed with boxes and I sleep in the LR. I was so afraid I was going to have to move again, that I only unpacked what I needed.

It's going well here, and I now know that I'm not going to have to move, but I've gotten comfortable in my "studio style" living and just ignore the bedroom, except when I need to deal with clothes that are in there. I've become rather blind to the boxes at this point.

So now I'm ready to do what I need to do to fix up this place, which includes getting rid of a lot of stuff, since I can't possibly fit it all into this 520 sf apartment. I tossed some stuff last week that God knows why I was carrying it around, and I've decided to go through one box a day until I've gotten rid of what isn't necessary or precious. Along the way, I'll buy furniture to hold or display all the things I keep as I need them.

So that's where I am. It's been a very long road, but I'm ready to get on with my life now.

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Hi Everyone,

I am Clare. My story is similar to Carol's who joined earlier...I live in the country on a farm and the best way for me to get rid of stuff is to take it to town myself...45 km to nearest town. I tried to hire a skip bin, but we live too far out. Nearest skip place over 100km away.

The crux of my problem is: there is clutter in the house and 2 full shipping containers here that will need time to sort through.

I have joined a local buy sell and swap on facebook and will have to deliver the items to town if people want them. I found the language to list items on there intimidating so we'll have to see how that goes. Of course, my daughter who has stuff in both containers, will have to take her stuff on, but the rest I need to deal with. My husband is an opposing force.

What I need to overcome is the feeling of powerlessness that comes from not having enough say in what happens in my home and in the containers I bought.

I hope this team will support me in a bid for assertiveness and a tidy up.






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Good afternoon just joined and I have too much stuff

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Hi, I'm new to the team. I've been de-cluttering since 2014. I started in my craft room, it looked like a hoarder's paradise. Since then I've been working on other areas in my house. I'm slowly getting my things under control. Lately, I want to step up the effort, so here I am emoticon

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Curated life, I think you have something with minimalism vs. clutter free.
Unless you have a network of people who want and intend to share tools of any description, one does have to keep the drill, the juicer/blender, the whatever it is you use a few times a year.

I'm still aiming at minimalistic, more a life with less needs rather than counting item categories.

i use physical limits on stuff. Only so many bookshelves, only so many hangars.
I do limit dinnerware by numbers.

And I'm happy to digitize what I can.

I've a way to go to the material life side I envision.
Anticipating a half way across country move in one trip, no rental truck.
I have to purge a lot to do that.
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Hi Everyone, I am new to this team and just starting to use Spark again.

I have to work on keeping things neat and tidy so I don't have periodic clean ups to do. Apart from that, my clutter volume isn't that bad.

My son is getting married in two months and his bride will be moving in with me. I've promised them the hall closet and half the garage so that means I have a bit of work cut out for me.

I have stuff I don't need, but I also feel minimalism is for wealthy people who can just buy a new tool if they need it. So I have to find a balance I guess.

I'll be interested to hear how other people are managing their lives.

My challenge right now is to stop eating so much sugar.


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Hi all, new to the team. Looking forward to cleaning up my living space.

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Hi, I'm new to the team. I started off 2016 (and 2015) wanting to declutter, but haven't done a good job. Or rather, I started decluttering some other areas of my life and now I need to get back to the housework. Sometimes it feels hard to squeeze everything in -- work, family, taking care of myself, taking care of the house, pets, etc. But I know it's just more of a need to prioritize. Conquering some clutter would feel fabulous.

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Hi, I'm new to the team.
Looking to declutter my home and my habits.

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Hi everyone I'm new to the team and SparkPeople...really need to make some life changes so here I am.

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emoticon NORAHSEMP, glad your here.

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Hello there, I've just joined this team - sounds just like what I need!!
I've moved more times than I can count. Always having my life in boxes. Each time I've moved I got shed of lots of stuff; but still find that I live a very cluttered life. ie when I can't find an article I'm looking for, @ times I've been guilty of buying it. However, other times I just give up the project, leaving things as/where they are, and go do something else.
I also know that there are emotions involved - some I've stuffed deliberately, others I believe have snuck in through the blasted back door.

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Hi Carol, feel free to join in the ongoing discussions.
I would suggest doing a small amount at a time. Perhaps he might be more willing to part with it. Maybe start with going through one tote at a time and seeing if he would be willing to let some of it go.

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Hi Carol. Welcome to the team. You've definitely come to the right place. The people here are great.

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Hi, I'm Carol and I joined this team a few weeks ago but haven't introduced myself. I am also doing two weight loss challenges right now and am feeling a little overwhelmed with how much time I am spending on SP. The two challenges will be over in 3 more weeks and I want to get started with some serious decluttering. We had decluttering for one of our goals in one challenge and I got my huge walk-in closet in my bedroom about done. I think I took about 8 big garbage bags full of clothes to Goodwill.

I have lived in my house for 21 years and things weren't too bad until I remarried 7 years ago and we combined 2 households into 1. DH is definitely a hoarder. He has trouble getting rid of things because, "he might need them later." Plus he collects things. I stopped collecting but still have things I did collect years before. My biggest problem is that I don't know what to do with things I think are worth something. We live in the country on a dead-end gravel road and there is no way we could accommodate traffic for a garage/yard sale. Other than just give stuff to Goodwill, I don't know what to do with it. So it just sits.

A couple of years ago, DH and I planned to move to Michigan to live near my mother who was in a nursing home. We packed up a bunch of stuff and even moved some of it up there and put it in storage. My mother passed away so we decided since our kids lived around this area, we would just stay here. We brought the stuff we had packed back here and it's still sitting in the basement in totes. I say since we haven't used it in 2 years, it's safe to just get rid of it. DH says it's stuff he wants to keep. DH isn't in the greatest of health, he is 73 and has onset dementia and I'm 69 in Sept. I want to be in a position to move closer to our doctors and my children and into a smaller house when we can't keep up with a 4 bedroom house on 5 acres and I want to get into that position before that happens. I don't want to wait until I'm in a caregiver position and have to manage it all by myself. I just don't know where to start.

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I rotate mine. I do one or two for awhile & get tired of them so I put them on the shelf & do several others for awhile. Just dug out a couple that haven't been used for awhie & am anxious to use them again.

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Welcome! Get rid of the videos if you are bored with them. The money already spent no longer matters because it is gone. Water under the bridge, as they say. If I'd kept everything I've spent money on to later regret or wish the money was still in my pocket, I'd likely be drowning in STUFF!

As an aside, I have 13 workout/dance/yoga videos on the shelf above my head - I've had them for half-a-dozen years (or more!) and most have not even had the cellophane cover removed!!! emoticon

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Hello! My name is the_little_lady. I am not a hoarder, just like to keep stuff in case I will ever need it in the future... I have recently gone through my stash of cookbooks to give to a new home but nobody wants them! My luck... My clothes are now down to what I will wear and what I will need... What I am kind-of debating on are my workout videos and DVDs... Should I keep or should I part with? I really am bored with them but lots of thought and money went into them... Any opinions?

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Welcome, Karen. You can do it! I know from experience!

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I'm Sandy & as you might guess, I live in St. Louis. Well actually, a suburb of St. Louis. I'm glad to find this team. I've considered joining it before, but didn't want to add another team. Now I'm re-setting my priorities & I've eliminated several groups & added a couple of others. Looking forward to being clutter free.

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I share a too small house with my Dad. We're both terrible at collecting stuff. I feel like I'm drowning in stuff. I cleaned up a small room to make into an exercise room and slowly the clutter crept back. This week I spent 1 night getting it back in shape, 1 night putting away the last 2 weeks laundry and 1 night sorting a file cabinet that I should be using for current paperwork not 20 year old leases and rotting batteries. I "run away from home" most weekends to escape but I really want to be able to enjoy my home because I'm not in a position to change my living situation (I bought my Dad's house so he wouldn't have to move). I think I found he right place.

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Hi Elizabeth!

Isn't it AMAZING how fast stuff accumulates when you lose the enforced discipline of moving every couple years? I'm boggled by it! Welcome to an encouraging group of determined declutterers!

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Hello! I'm Elizabeth, new to this team but not to Spark. I'm recently retired (Feb. 1st) and ready to tackle the stuff that has been building and accumulating for the past 17 years.

As a military wife, I'd never stayed in one place more than three years and probably never lived in one home for more than 18-24 months. Also, there was a weight limit for what the Government would ship so amassing things was not a wise choice! Then came DHs retirement., settling down, and OMG! emoticon

Looking to downsize after DHs (second) retirement so want to start on what has been ignored all this time, removing the "unnecessary" before it becomes a last minute crisis. I'm hoping to find motivation and inspiration with this team!



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Wow, Joyce -- I'm impressed! And boy is your sister lucky to have you! I am praying for you both -- you can do it!

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Hi, everyone; I'm new to the team but not to Spark. I was so glad to find this team exists! I recently lost my job to downsizing and am taking the opportunity to clear the clutter from my life -- the physical clutter in my home, the other physical clutter of excess weight, as well as mental and emotional clutter -- I figure this is a great opportunity to do it -- plus it's a positive break from my job-search activities. My goal is 1 hour of physical (stuff) clutter clearing a day. I am so ready to clear the clutter and have a home that supports me! I'm also doing the DailyOm "Year to Clear" online course and lovlng it -- daily reaidngs that help me learn to welcome the clearing instead of dreading it. I'm really looking forward to being on this team.

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That is a great start Joyce! Glad for you that your sister can move in with you.

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Don't remember ever signing in here. But I now have a time line and must get serious.
My Sister is supposed to get out of her house in Illinois and move to my house in Missouri by this time next year. 12 months to get it done.

She has to clear out a whole house; I have to clear out 2 rooms and garage space for her storage.

Bought the Kon Mari book for each of us. Started the discussion with Hubby "What do we want our house to look like in 10 months?"and we Filled 3 boxes with VCR tapes we can get rid of.... so that was a good days effort!


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