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Old 12-19-2011, 01:56 PM   #11
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For me, after my birthday (1st January) I am going back to the job I quit. I quit because of a personal experience, plus an a** of a manager. Now there is a new manager, I loved the other people I worked with, and there's hardly any work out there. I know I need to get off my butt and work to help my mum out. So, I said to myself., the only way I will go back is if I make something of myself this year.
I looked back on the past year and realised I did nothing. Merely existed. Worked, slept, cooked, drank cider, that's it! So...
Next year, I will save at least 100-200 every month, and I'm going to take me and my Mum to San Francisco. I've always wanted to go, got a friend there, always said I'm going to go, and never did. Had plane tickets at one point, paid for and everything, and yet my mums husband prevented us from going. This year, no one is stopping us.
I have written a list of things I want to do in my life. I will accomplish them. I am going back to an ok job, and I mean ok at best, but it's all I've got at the moment, so I need to make the best of a bad situation. And I will. 2012, turn 20 on the 1st of January, and it's going to be my year I promise.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:00 PM   #12
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Like others, I am busy cleaning out the things we don't need, don't use. Our spacious, for two, apartment is a clutterbox. Time to get rid of so much, but it will be a tough job.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:29 PM   #13
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hope to finish the down sizing , i started this year.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:31 PM   #14
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Like others, I am busy cleaning out the things we don't need, don't use. Our spacious, for two, apartment is a clutterbox. Time to get rid of so much, but it will be a tough job.
The apartment purging is a constant battle for me. I have found that it helps if I break it down into small but realistic steps. I am currently getting rid of 12 books each week.

It is also helpful to me if I have someone to give the things to or someplace to donate them.

I think people that have children are lucky in this situation. They can dump all of the neat junk on the kids and then go visit it from time to time.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:47 PM   #15
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I have so much stuff to pare down, it's overwhelming. I need to put on a blindfold and just start pitching.
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I just have one goal. I want to live long enough to be a burden on my children.

Be nice to your children. They choose your nursing home.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:09 PM   #17
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Like others, I am busy cleaning out the things we don't need, don't use. Our spacious, for two, apartment is a clutterbox. Time to get rid of so much, but it will be a tough job.
How exactly does one go about that?
When I moved from one house into this one I had a dumpster full of stuff I threw away. I thought I did good.
As I was relocating and moving in I said to myself that I could use this room for this, this room for this... but ten years later the boxes still sit in those rooms And they've multiplied!
I'm not saying that I'm a hoarder, but I never throw anything away unless I absolutely have to.

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hope to finish the down sizing , i started this year.
I need to downsize myself. All my pants have gotten way too tight.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:12 PM   #18
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I need to downsize myself. All my pants have gotten way too tight.
Significant shrinkage!
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:17 PM   #19
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Significant shrinkage!
I'm sure that's it! I washed them in hot water by mistake!
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How exactly does one go about that?
When I moved from one house into this one I had a dumpster full of stuff I threw away. I thought I did good.
As I was relocating and moving in I said to myself that I could use this room for this, this room for this... but ten years later the boxes still sit in those rooms And they've multiplied!
I'm not saying that I'm a hoarder, but I never throw anything away unless I absolutely have to.



I need to downsize myself. All my pants have gotten way too tight.
I'm a collector and I don't do dusting very well. Between my teapots, books and ceramic figurines and Shrek's guitars, books and eclectic odds and ends, we have a storage unit to keep the overflow. We can't even decide what we are going to put into storage, let alone toss or donate. I just have to get ruthless.
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