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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby mango » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:33 pm

Hi all, You've been doing really well! I'm trying to get back into the proper frame of mind. Need to do: 1. Schedule charity pick-up. 2. Go through boxes with husband. 3. Go through framed and unframed art with husband. 4. Have husband go through clothes to see if he is willing to part with anything. 5. Put up the pillows and blankets from when husband's daughter was here. 6. Put away suitcase from husband's trip. 7. Go through cupboards, and pick out outdated/unused items. 8. Sort through bathroom cupboards and drawers. 9. Sort through bins in hall closet. 10. Get back into some version of daily house cleaning.
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby mango » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:37 pm

I tossed one thing from the bathroom that I saw in passing. Not a proper sort yet, though.
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby mango » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:09 pm

Today: 1. Laundry. 2. Scheduled charity pick-up for Friday. 3. 30 minutes of house cleaning (with a timer!) :D 4. Watched an episode of 'How Clean is Your House' for inspiration.
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby Cha! » Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:30 pm

I'm at work, so just time for a quick post. I sold my old TV/VCR combo to a co worker today. Yeah! I am now researching values for various tools - does anyone know a resource I can use to find the value of hand tools? These belonged to my dad and I have absolutely no idea how much to ask for them. Tonight I also plan to go through some old computer stuff to get it ready for sale. I've also been plugging away on my piles of paper. More later - keep up the great work everyone!
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby Unity » Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:49 pm

Hi everyone, Mango, you're very organised with that timer. Cha, I've seen books on old tools and prices but they weren't for the US. I was surprised what some people collect. I've given up for the time being seeing as my dining room is like a second hand bookshop/ebay shop LOL. I haven't been able to use my table for months with all this stuff to sell. Still at war with the moths.
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby mango » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:47 am

Yes, the timer is a great motivational tool. Didn't accomplish anything today except for being made to feel like a 1-inch tall wreck of a human being at my work performance evaluation. :(
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby Cha! » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:37 am

HI everyone, The woman who contacted me about buying the crystal item I had for sale is going to send payment to me ... soon it will be out of my house and into someone else's. Yeah! I listed my couch for sale online again. I would love to get rid of it. The neighborhood yard sale is going on again this weekend, so I'll be working there today at least. I'm getting a few more things ready for sale before I go. I want to make a decision about when to end my decluttering activity. I really feel like I'm letting life pass me by as I spend time working to get this house cleaned out. I want to give serious consideration to an end date. It's time to move on!! Keep up the great work everyone!
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby mango » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:57 am

Listed three books on Amazon, and put one aside for the charity box. I have forgotten to put out the boxes for the charity pick-up the last TWO times I scheduled it. How horrifying. I wonder if they will come back if I schedule another pick-up?
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby mango » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:36 am

Sewed up the dog's favorite toy. Laundry, including dog beds, cat beds, comforter, etc. Vacuumed the bedroom. Cleaned off bedside table. Glued pictures into home renovation scrapbook. Went through coupons and tossed expired ones. Changed out vacuum cleaner bag. Bargained to get rest of soap grated. Tossed old dog toys that he doesn't play with.
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby mango » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:53 am

Cleaned up cat vomit. :?
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby mango » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:44 pm

Cleaned off husband's bedside table. Took pictures of items to list on Amazon. Got stuff ready to mail. Had a nap. :D
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby mango » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:48 pm

Steam cleaned the bedroom carpet. Made grocery/shopping list.
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby mango » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:50 pm

Listed 6 items on eBay, with auctions set to close on Friday.
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby mango » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:03 pm

Scheduled another VVA pick-up. :? I hope I remember to put the boxes out this time. Here's what's on my to do list for tomorrow: TAKE A FREAKING DAY OFF AND DO NOTHING. Will have to come up with an imaginative excuse.
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Re: JULY - CLUTTER/ TO DO LISTS/ CLEANING/PERSONAL

Postby Unity » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:47 am

There ought to be a special 'cat vomit' icon just for this thread LOL Yesterday -bare minimum cleaning - quick bout of vacuuming upstairs during the adverts (BBrother) last night and some heavy duty washing up. Completely lost interest in all the to do's lately and have been lounging around far too much. mango - are you home today?
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