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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Friday 5- de-cluttering edition.


With Jo, Jon and Chris all moving to college and University accommodation there has been a big clear up going on in the Coleman household. We have been sorting and trying hard not just to junk stuff, but actually to get it to where it can be useful. On a brighter note we have used Freecycle ( check it out) to provide the twins with pots and pans etc that other folk were clearing out.

Making the most of our resources is important, I have been challenged this week by the amount of stuff we accumulate, I'd love to live a simpler lifestyle, it would be good for me, and for the environment I think...

With that in mind I bring you this Friday 5;

1. Are you a hoarder or a minimalist?

2. Name one important object ( could be an heirloom) that you will never part with.

3. What is the oldest item in your closet? Does it still fit???

4.Yard sales- love 'em or hate 'em ?

5. Name a recycling habit you really want to get into.

And for a bonus- well anything you want to add....

Even better, post a direct link to your blog entry in your comment using the following formulation: <a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>
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54 comments:

  1. I played, it seems, first. Happy New Year!
    Joanna

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  2. I played, revealing my own hoarding self.

    Even found a YOUTUBE video to go with it --- something which is my heirloom never to part with (it's not mine, but you get the picture).

    Come see me!

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  3. Is anyone else having trouble reading Cathys blog? It alls seems to be in the left hand border?
    Joanna

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  4. Sigh... I need to read and heed my own thoughts... which are HERE!

    Deb

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  5. Wow- a group of early birds- I played here... and now I am off for a study weekend- will catch up with everyone on Sunday....

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  6. I played! here

    Nice questions!

    (Oh, and btw, I've got a new blog and am still working on setting up the revgal coding in it -- I used to be at ordinary time)

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  7. I played here. As I survey my house from my desk I can see more than a dozen things I'd love to get rid of.

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  8. Counselor in Process, do you have a Mac, and are you using Safari? For some reason that's what happens when you try to read Cathy's blog with Safari. Try Firefox.

    Oh, and I'll play later this afternoon. Good topic!

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  9. Thanks for the reminder to play, even when I'm not really in the mood for it. :)

    My entry!

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  10. I've been away from my blog for a while, but I played. Thanks!

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  11. I posted on a little while ago... and then I realized... today is FRIDAY! So... when you go here... you will get a two-fer. Isn't this sorta like a non-de-cluttering thing... or is it a brain dead thing... or both?

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  12. I wrote something a while back about "stuff". think about posting it later as a response to this awesome friday five. I'll get back to you.

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  13. The Friday Five is making me think about my scary, overwhelming, junk-filled spare bedroom and how it needs to be cleaned out...yikes. Nonetheless, I played here .

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  14. For what it's worth, here it is.
    I might need an intervention.
    Maybe a 12-step program.
    Wait, I think I've got a book about that...never mind.

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  15. Here are my five. Although I'm also partial to this post I made today. I tell you, I am on a 'blogging roll.

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  16. off to a funeral but while i'm gone can you please send in the maids!

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  17. An earlyplay for me today. Happy Friday, all!

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  18. I played here

    Now back to sorting out my hoarded stuff and packing up what I want to keep. Escrow on the new house may close as early as next week!

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  19. I played here, but now you've got me thinking!

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  20. I'll try this, too, as I am hoarding ridiculous amounts of stuff. This will be my first participation in a RevGals Friday 5! But first I want to read everyone else's. Thanks to you all!

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  21. I'll risk cluttering the comments by announcing thatI played. A timely theme!

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  23. I'm going to go play now, and then maybe I'll look for the top of my desk. It's here somewhere!

    You don't have to listen

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  24. Okay, now that I've cluttered up the comments with a wonky link, let me try again!


    Decluttering here!

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  25. I just cannot get here before lunch no matter how much I try to unclutter my morning! So here it is.

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  27. zorro, thanks for the tip. I have Safari also and can't read Cathy's blog. Have to wait till I get to the office computer. Durn.

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  28. Yay! I played this week! You can see mine here.

    Happy Friday!
    Hedwyg

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  29. After a few weeks hiatus, I'm finally back in the Friday Five fold! I played over at my place.

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  30. I finally got to play, whew, busy week...You find me at clutter purge clutter.

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  31. Who knew this would be a spiritual discipline?? Sally, thanks for these questions that got me to LOOK at my stockpiles of clutter. Love the picture, too. Now I'll try to create that link:


    here

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  32. I'm chiming in late,
    but here is mine.
    Any other MahJong players out there?

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  33. I did my first Friday 5 post! I had to do it twice due to some Wordpress gliches. That DID NOT make me very happy. I almost gave up (I hate rewriting things), but I redid it. So, I hope you enjoy all my hard work! ;)

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  34. Well, I'm late because I've been cleaning and cleaning out. So this is a perfect Friday 5 for today.

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  35. I played too. Better late than never, this one turned into an occasion for some de-cluttering nostalgia

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  36. Freecycling is a great sport.

    It is late in the day, but I played
    here.

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  37. I played here.

    I love Mahjongg! I have the Yahoo widget for it sitting on my laptop desktop -- which is the only desktop under my control that is not cluttered.

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  38. Well, would you believe I did this last night late, and forgot to post a comment here.

    I must have been decluttering

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  39. I know that this is horribly late, but I haven't contributed in a while. Visit my yard sale!

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