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SW Sink

One Room Per Month. We moved about every 2 years growing up so purging happened with every move. Fast forward 50 years and I've been in my current home for 25 years and gone through 2 renovations, a couple of kids and several pets. What I have learned, late in life, is that if I just go through one room a month and remove/donate/throw out excess magazines, books, art, linens and other things and then get the blinds, fans, closets and room deep cleaned, it isn't stressful and the house stays in relative order without so much clutter building up. Applications like NextDoor help get items to people that want them or identify several non-profit outlets for specific items ahead of time. They like to see you monthly!

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Carol Rafferty

I have moved twice in five years. Going to move again, maybe the beginning of next year. I love to purge, when I no longer need something or just don't like it. I live in an apt. I give what I don't need to the Viet Nam veterans & they really do love me. I have gave them a bag over half my size & much wider than I'm. Also a desk chair that I absolute hated. Now, the things are building up again. After a clean a few things, I will be calling them again. I purge a lot. Since I live in an apt. it isn't hard to keep up with. It's just me & my friend. She is very neat, so no problem there. I keep, my cabinets, closets & all drawers, including my few junk drawers, don't look like junk drawers. Food I go through several times a week & get rid of anything spoiled. Today around 8:00 A.M. they are collecting the trash, so I'm going through things that I can trash. If I don't need it or want it it goes or I don't buy it. My biggest problem is my office. Been sick from trauma so much & it has held me back. My work, thank God I'm self employed & expanding, comes in in the mail, over the phone, & on line, with or without me. So I'm cleaning as I go, trying to take care of a box a day & stack it neatly in my walk in closet. Consolidate every chance I get. Just one area, with in the office at time & baby stepping. Since I still don't feel myself, finally I stop being so hard on myself. Since I started this a few weeks ago things are looking up & so much better. Everything has a place & is in its place. I clean as I go & it's working!! Feeling overwhelmed, all that does is slow you down & hold you back!

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117coledrive

I would like to tell you I felt overwhelmed by my office as well. Took the patience of a very good friend to help me!!! Worth the time

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