The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433 Message #3968045
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
23-Dec-18 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Getting a jump on the New Year by starting this a little early. The other thread ran for two years, and most people probably know about clicking on the little 100d next to the numbers of posts, but for those reading on tablets or phones, shorter threads are more accessible. So we'll start out with a space easy for lurkers and regulars to read on any device.
The past thread can be read in it's entirety here. There are other threads that can be located by searching the forum for "De-clutter" or "Declutter." There have been a few spin off threads, the most remarkable being the one several years ago in which LilyFestre received a cancer diagnosis and the discussion was moved to a thread that allowed everyone to focus on that topic. (She recovered and is doing great!)
Katlaughing started these, our late Mudcat moderator and writer, crafter, and grandmother of Morgan. We all became Mudcat aunties to Morgan as we learned of his adventures.
Most of the time we just keep tabs on progress here, sometimes it is used as a place to posts lists and goals that can be easily found (versus writing a note to oneself and losing it in the house or office clutter.) Lurkers drop in, and it's my observation that most of them are less chatty and more efficient in the tasks they decide to take on than some of us who putter along pushing the extra stuff slowly out the door. Those lurkers are often heard from only a couple of times, at the beginning and end of the personal episode they are reporting on.
We all have a music connection but this is less about music and more about achieving harmony with the stuff in our houses.
If you're in a hurry to get to the task, there is the practice of döstädning, which translates to “death cleaning.”