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Thread #143053 Message #3307348
Posted By: wysiwyg
13-Feb-12 - 07:31 AM
Thread Name: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
Subject: RE: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
rags, yes, of course, you will need to move at your own pace. This might help when you are ready: a set of .jpeg's of your treasures makes a GREAT screensaver in Windows. Example: when I set up my Super Closet, I took an afternoon or so and did a photo-shoot of the outfits the contents comprised. (Nice pix as for Ebay, but for ME.)
That made it a lot easier, later, to purge the actual items as they wore out. The last to go were scraps cut from them during alterations, and when I pawed thru the scrap bag-- no room for the size it had assumed-- I kept a small fraction and am donating the rest to a quilter. I think of this process like a funnel-- which gets narrower as it points to the receptacle it will fill?
This decluttering for me, has evolved to where I can jump in the van on 10 minutes' notice and rush off to opportunities as they arise, including clothes for an overnighter for long-distance consulting spots. Thinks midwife-type readiness, except add in a full suite of comfy digs to camp in overnight.
As always, YMMV and we all learn from one another here.
A new ministry contact BTW is a priest and home organizer, who has made not only a biz out of declut consulting but also a ministry to hoarders in her area, after a housefire where she lost house and barn (no critters/hoomins TBTG).