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Day 12: Glove box 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Our Day 12 Declutter note from Colleen– You made it! It’s the last day of the challenge, and we’re actually going to move out to the car today. No, it’s not the house, but it’s a place that many of us spend a lot of time in. It’s important to be calm and alert on the road, for our own safety...

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Day 11: Not-so-junky junk drawer

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Our Day 11 Declutter note from Colleen– We all have one- The American junk drawer has become a standard part of the home, like a bedroom or a bathroom. It’s a repository for all the little things that don’t really fit anywhere or that you need close to your home’s hub of activity. Things like pens, rubber bands, screwdrivers, twist...

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Day 10: Knickknack attack

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Our Day 10 Declutter note from Colleen– “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” — Coco Chanel Coco Chanel’s quote is about jewelry but we can apply it to the shelves in our home just as easily. Knickknacks are the jewelry of a home, the adornment that can either exude elegance...

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Day 9: Managing mail

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Our Day 9 Declutter note from Colleen– We eased into the week yesterday, but today we’re going to ramp it up. Today we’re going to deal with an aspect of paper clutter: the mail. Ah, the mail. How many of us actually get letters anymore? I almost never get them, but that doesn’t keep me from checking the mail eagerly....

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Day 8: Building your foundation

Monday, May 8, 2017

Our Day 8 Declutter note from Colleen– So how did the first week go for you? Did you get all caught up on decluttering over the weekend? Well, because it’s Monday, we’re going to ease back into decluttering this week. Let’s start with the closet. Don’t worry, we’re going to start with the more forgotten part of the closet, the...

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Day 5: To-do triumph

Friday, May 5, 2017

  Our Day 5 Declutter note from Colleen–   Clutter comes in all aspects of our lives: physical, digital, temporal and often in our to-do lists. If you’re anything like me, your to-do list can easily grow to 15 to 20 items, and at the end of the day, when I’ve only gotten five done, I feel like I didn’t...

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Day 4: Spice it up

Thursday, May 4, 2017

  Our Day 4 Declutter note from Colleen–   Decluttering the kitchen is a big job that can be broken down into small tasks. So today, we’ll just start with a small, often-ignored part of it: the spice rack. No matter where you keep your spices, there are always some that are past their prime or that sit unused, shuffled...

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Day 3: Give it a home

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

  Our Day 3 Declutter note from Colleen–   A lot of times, clutter accumulates because we don’t have a home for something. This is a particular problem of mine, and it results in piles of things around the house: piles of papers on the kitchen counter, piles of magazines and books in the living room, piles of clothes in...

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Day 2: Bathroom bottles

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  Our Day 2 Declutter note from Colleen–   Bathroom Bottles We’re going to ease into this decluttering by an area that pretty much no one has a sentimental attachment to: bottles in the bathroom. The area under the sink, in the shower or the linen cabinet or wherever you keep your shampoos, conditioners, lotions and potions can easily and...

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Day 1: Establish a donation station

Monday, May 1, 2017

  Our Day 1 Declutter note from Colleen–   Establish a donation station This isn’t as elaborate as it sounds. Today, what we’re going to do is set up a permanent spot where you will put all the items that you will be getting rid of, not just during this challenge, but afterward, too.   This will be a stopover for...

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