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« Reply #2760 on: August 22, 2016, 10:55:39 am »

My cleaning lady started today. I think I might faint from happiness, and i haven't even seen the results yet.

This, in the end, will (hopefully) help with uncluttering. When I only have enough time to either de-clutter a cupboard or clean the bathroom, the bathroom wins every time. It's like teaching vs. research: the immediate needs attention, leading to lack of attention for the long-term.

Now, we have someone to come in once per week. So, rather than cleaning the shower, I can throw out clothing that I have not worn in 10 years.

I am so gleefully happy about this, I am giddy.

Giddy is absolutely an appropriate response.

We rehired our cleaners after many months of doing it ourselves (and badly). Since my health issues are slowing me down and the spouse doesn't seem to notice dirt until it's ankle deep, this was the right decision. Now I only have to declutter. YIPPEE!

So, off to do todays' decluttering because I run out of energy.
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« Reply #2761 on: August 22, 2016, 11:45:47 am »

My cleaning lady started today. I think I might faint from happiness, and i haven't even seen the results yet.

This, in the end, will (hopefully) help with uncluttering. When I only have enough time to either de-clutter a cupboard or clean the bathroom, the bathroom wins every time. It's like teaching vs. research: the immediate needs attention, leading to lack of attention for the long-term.

Now, we have someone to come in once per week. So, rather than cleaning the shower, I can throw out clothing that I have not worn in 10 years.

I am so gleefully happy about this, I am giddy.

Giddy is absolutely an appropriate response.

We rehired our cleaners after many months of doing it ourselves (and badly). Since my health issues are slowing me down and the spouse doesn't seem to notice dirt until it's ankle deep, this was the right decision. Now I only have to declutter. YIPPEE!

So, off to do todays' decluttering because I run out of energy.

I have suggested hiring a cleaner or someone to do the yardwork occasionally to take the burden off of MicroSpouse (especially since I can't help right now). He's too stubborn and would be prefer to be totally wiped out on his days off catching up with housework. Sigh.
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« Reply #2762 on: August 22, 2016, 2:17:31 pm »

Decluttered master bedroom, master bath, living room, dining room, and a bit of the study. Enough for today!
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« Reply #2763 on: August 22, 2016, 6:26:52 pm »

My cleaning lady started today. I think I might faint from happiness, and i haven't even seen the results yet.

This, in the end, will (hopefully) help with uncluttering. When I only have enough time to either de-clutter a cupboard or clean the bathroom, the bathroom wins every time. It's like teaching vs. research: the immediate needs attention, leading to lack of attention for the long-term.

Now, we have someone to come in once per week. So, rather than cleaning the shower, I can throw out clothing that I have not worn in 10 years.

I am so gleefully happy about this, I am giddy.

Giddy is absolutely an appropriate response.

We rehired our cleaners after many months of doing it ourselves (and badly). Since my health issues are slowing me down and the spouse doesn't seem to notice dirt until it's ankle deep, this was the right decision. Now I only have to declutter. YIPPEE!

So, off to do todays' decluttering because I run out of energy.
Having a cleaner never ever gets old. I have someone come in every other week and every time it is just wonderful to come home to a sparkling house I didn't clean.
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« Reply #2764 on: November 18, 2016, 3:58:43 pm »

I am decluttering in preparation for 2017.  Clothes, books, and the bathroom cabinet (it's like a mini-CVS in there).
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« Reply #2765 on: November 21, 2016, 5:42:58 pm »

Last time I purged my bathroom cabinet, I took a picture of the stuff that was still good (hair product, lotions, perfumes, etc) and put it up on a helping hand Facebook group in my community, and someone gratefully came and got it all.
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« Reply #2766 on: November 21, 2016, 5:55:13 pm »

Tackling garage tomorrow. Really, it's more organizing but there are piles for Goodwill that could go. Just in time to move the patio furniture in and make room for the Xmas stuff/wrapping area.
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« Reply #2767 on: November 22, 2016, 12:28:31 pm »

Time to move again!  This time into an actual house :-)  This means reducing clutter and organizing stuff!  Thankfully we hadn't managed to unpack everything yet from the last move.
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