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I ordered a shoe organizer and it arrived yesterday. I cleaned out all the bottom of the closet, threw out an old comforter and old shoes, etc., swept it all out and then put the shoes in place. It looks so much better!
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Thanks Buffy! I definitely know it's not easy. For me getting started was the worst part. I kept procrastinating.
I just want to keep everything!
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I ordered a shoe organizer and it arrived yesterday. I cleaned out all the bottom of the closet, threw out an old comforter and old shoes, etc., swept it all out and then put the shoes in place. It looks so much better!
Wow! I have one myself! I still struggle struggling to get rid of old things.
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Hey, i cleaned out my shoe closet this week too! I have a big bag to donate, and i wrote descriptions on the boxes that didnt have them, about half.
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A family member passed away a few months ago and I had to clean out his hoard. Some of what I found was pretty incredible. I have taken truckloads to the dump, recycling center, charities, given away a lot - and still wound up with a room full of stuff in my house. At first it was packed in so tightly I couldn't even get in. I have made a lot of progress and now mostly just have boxes lining the walls, but it feels slow. I had a hard time throwing out his socks the other day.

Anyway, since having to deal with all of his stuff, I have been more likely to throw out my own stuff. I read that the Swedish Death Cleaning method tells you to ask yourself 'does this object have meaning to anyone but me?' I have found that helpful as I sort through things.
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Hey, i cleaned out my shoe closet this week too! I have a big bag to donate, and i wrote descriptions on the boxes that didnt have them, about half.
That great! I'm happy you are doing so well.
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[QUOTE=hvert;6307809]A family member passed away a few months ago and I had to clean out his hoard. Some of what I found was pretty incredible. I have taken truckloads to the dump, recycling center, charities, given away a lot - and still wound up with a room full of stuff in my house. At first it was packed in so tightly I couldn't even get in. I have made a lot of progress and now mostly just have boxes lining the walls, but it feels slow. I had a hard time throwing out his socks the other day.

Anyway, since having to deal with all of his stuff, I have been more likely to throw out my own stuff. I read that the Swedish Death Cleaning method tells you to ask yourself 'does this object have meaning to anyone but me?' I have found that helpful as I sort through things.[/QUOTE

My sister is a hoarder and she is worse than me. Everything has meaning to me which make it harder for me.
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I did some work on the kitchen last weekend, clearing out some old dishes and containers we no longer use. I still need to face the closets.
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I did some work on the kitchen last weekend, clearing out some old dishes and containers we no longer use. I still need to face the closets.
I hear you! I went through my dresser and found shirt that I can't wear and had only worn once. So I put them into two bags one is keepsake and the other is donation. It was very difficult to do. My next door neighbor is a hoarder and he worst than me and is bad as one of my sister.

When I get a new bed frame it going to be hard to get rid of
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It looks like we are going to have to step up our efforts. We are probably going to be moving in 3-4 months if our plants work out, and we don't want to move a bunch of stuff we never use.
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