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Let it GO! Decluttering (simplifying) your life of (people, places or things) success stories?

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  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,028Member Member Posts: 4,028Member Member
    Thanks so much for your kind words, NewLIFE and Snoo61; it means a lot.

    My absolute honor and pleasure. It's so ummmm, encouraging/empowering to hear someone taking a tough/HARD/difficult and serious situation and turning it into something better--again, super impressive and again YAY YOU! <3 o:) <3
  • snoo61snoo61 Posts: 512Member Member Posts: 512Member Member
    This week's decluttering is the bathrooms. Not a lot of decluttering to do in the spare, so I scrubbed the tub. :)
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,028Member Member Posts: 4,028Member Member
    snoo61 wrote: »
    This week's decluttering is the bathrooms. Not a lot of decluttering to do in the spare, so I scrubbed the tub. :)

    Yes honey...BOOM! How thrilling that there's not a lot of decluttering to do in the spare room, that's fabulous girl!
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,028Member Member Posts: 4,028Member Member
    Just some things to think about--"food" for thought!

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  • snoo61snoo61 Posts: 512Member Member Posts: 512Member Member
    Just some things to think about--"food" for thought!

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    The stairs one made me laugh out loud!
  • shelsrevengeshelsrevenge Posts: 16Member, Premium Member Posts: 16Member, Premium Member
    Thank you for sharing this, for me weight loss and cleaning up have gone hand in hand, I have found that cleaning up provides a sufficient distraction for the cravings so that I can figure them out, i.e. are they hunger? boredom? other feelings? The benefit to cleaning everything and to getting rid of much unused items is that I feel lighter, not only in my body, but my home too. Still have a few areas to go for cleaning/organizing. Thinking I am going to tackle the kitchen cupboards and the pantry this weekend!
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,028Member Member Posts: 4,028Member Member
    Thank you for sharing this, for me weight loss and cleaning up have gone hand in hand, I have found that cleaning up provides a sufficient distraction for the cravings so that I can figure them out, i.e. are they hunger? boredom? other feelings? The benefit to cleaning everything and to getting rid of much unused items is that I feel lighter, not only in my body, but my home too. Still have a few areas to go for cleaning/organizing. Thinking I am going to tackle the kitchen cupboards and the pantry this weekend!

    My absolute pleasure and THANK YOU for posting/contributing to this thread. I LOVE how you're using decluttering as a "distraction", that is so wise and powerful and inspirational of you. Girlfriend, that's the TRUTH about being in a cleaner less cluttered or clutter free environment, you DO feel lighter in mind, body and soul/spirit. I'm a witness to that. You're fabulous, period. Here's to cheering you on as you seek and destroy/LET IT GO AND DON'T LOOK BACK at the clutter/excess/mess from the cupboards and pantry. YAY YOU!!!!
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,028Member Member Posts: 4,028Member Member
    snoo61 wrote: »
    Just some things to think about--"food" for thought!

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    The stairs one made me laugh out loud!

    Me too...this one, I've been mediating/considering/thinking about and hiding in my heart BIG TIME:

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    and this one that's like it:

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  • snoo61snoo61 Posts: 512Member Member Posts: 512Member Member
    snoo61 wrote: »
    Just some things to think about--"food" for thought!

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9HBEEcdI_-yHhu7OeJQLDw5V0uZnNfbBA46y0vsect5noNYqsgg


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    watchyourthoughts600px.jpg

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    The stairs one made me laugh out loud!

    Me too...this one, I've been mediating/considering/thinking about and hiding in my heart BIG TIME:

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    and this one that's like it:

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    Yep, that's me, 3 ring circus. I might have it down to 2 rings at least!
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,028Member Member Posts: 4,028Member Member
    snoo61 wrote: »
    snoo61 wrote: »
    Just some things to think about--"food" for thought!

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9HBEEcdI_-yHhu7OeJQLDw5V0uZnNfbBA46y0vsect5noNYqsgg


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    watchyourthoughts600px.jpg

    caterpillar-became-a-butterfly-feel-good-quote-1.png

    The stairs one made me laugh out loud!

    Me too...this one, I've been mediating/considering/thinking about and hiding in my heart BIG TIME:

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    and this one that's like it:

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    Yep, that's me, 3 ring circus. I might have it down to 2 rings at least!

    :D <3 :D I LOVE the way you think Snoo...you are soooo funny AND thought provoking too
  • EvamuttEvamutt Posts: 1,614Member Member Posts: 1,614Member Member
    I have way too many tops. Many of them I put away for the season then bring them out again the next season & have been doing it for years, but there's some I just don't wear. It's so hard to get rid of them when I still like them & they fit (but I don't wear them) . I'm thinking of putting them in a bag in the closet & if I don't wear or miss them, then I'll donate them.
  • snoo61snoo61 Posts: 512Member Member Posts: 512Member Member
    Evamutt wrote: »
    I have way too many tops. Many of them I put away for the season then bring them out again the next season & have been doing it for years, but there's some I just don't wear. It's so hard to get rid of them when I still like them & they fit (but I don't wear them) . I'm thinking of putting them in a bag in the closet & if I don't wear or miss them, then I'll donate them.

    That's a good idea.
  • snoo61snoo61 Posts: 512Member Member Posts: 512Member Member
    Spending the weekends burning wood at the rental house. Hubby's sawing wood, clearing the yard, and mowing.
  • Gisel2015Gisel2015 Posts: 2,842Member Member Posts: 2,842Member Member
    snoo61 wrote: »
    Spending the weekends burning wood at the rental house. Hubby's sawing wood, clearing the yard, and mowing.

    Very exiting weekends snoo :D :D but I bet that you are still burning some cals.
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,028Member Member Posts: 4,028Member Member
    Evamutt wrote: »
    I have way too many tops. Many of them I put away for the season then bring them out again the next season & have been doing it for years, but there's some I just don't wear. It's so hard to get rid of them when I still like them & they fit (but I don't wear them) . I'm thinking of putting them in a bag in the closet & if I don't wear or miss them, then I'll donate them.

    Good for you, and I am a witness that the things (excess stuff that maybe cute or even gorgeous and valuable but taking up space and/or collecting dust). Once you get rid of them, you will NOT even miss them one wit--I can promise that. It seems like you will, but you really won't. That you are even considering getting rid of some excess stuff is tremendous--YAY YOU!
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,028Member Member Posts: 4,028Member Member
    snoo61 wrote: »
    Spending the weekends burning wood at the rental house. Hubby's sawing wood, clearing the yard, and mowing.

    Go Mr. & Mrs. Snoo--y'all got it going on, period.
  • snoo61snoo61 Posts: 512Member Member Posts: 512Member Member
    Gisel2015 wrote: »
    snoo61 wrote: »
    Spending the weekends burning wood at the rental house. Hubby's sawing wood, clearing the yard, and mowing.

    Very exiting weekends snoo :D :D but I bet that you are still burning some cals.

    :smiley: So exciting! I'd better be burning something other than wood! :D
  • serendipity22serendipity22 Posts: 248Member Member Posts: 248Member Member
    I cleaned and organized my apartment before I left for vacation. I got back yesterday. It was so nice to walk into a clean apartment. There is still some more to do like organize my desk and clean out my closet. I plan to do that this weekend. I will also drop off some books to donate to the charity bookstore. I have 20 books to donate right now.
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  • 150poundsofme150poundsofme Posts: 523Member Member Posts: 523Member Member
    There are so many different charity trucks that will come right to your house and pick up your clothes etc. Plus I have given away clothes and stuff to friends. I don't feel bad about releasing these things because I know someone else can use it. Over a year ago I detoxed from a friend and didn't shed one tear. She was a liar and troublemaker so good riddance to bad rubbish. Went through all the kids' old toys etc. and donated so much. I still have more stuff to do in the house. One thing I can't seem to shake yet are magazines. I cannot stop tearing out articles, recipes, drug store finds etc. Those make the biggest mess in my house. I was only allowing myself to read Us/People or Readers Digest but find I am still tearing out stuff like the jokes from Readers Digest. I am trying to same magazines when I go on vacation only so they are sitting in a pile. But sometimes I do grab one. I do find them relaxing to read and I do find some interesting articles or helpful hints...so still need help with that.
  • RetiredAndLovingItRetiredAndLovingIt Posts: 615Member Member Posts: 615Member Member
    I am not good about letting go of magazines either! Sometimes I just bite the bulllet & throw a bunch out without rechecking if there was an interesting article, lol.
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