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Date: 2/16/13 10:01 AM

When March winds come, little green buds pop up and some robins return, don't you just feel like a new start?

Just for the beginning (hopefully) I discarded 7 almost empty bathroom bottles, 4 files and clippers, 3 bags of fabric/trims/buttons that no longer spoke to me, 3 bags of clothing/accs./linens for donation, stacks of magazines, box of odd glasses, mugs, and plasticware. Now if I could just rid the garage of things not used in years, I may fill a vehicle--but you know that's off-limits....

Anyone else inspired?

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Date: 2/16/13 10:30 AM

Oh yes. Spring cleaning does not mean vacuuming to me. I get this overwhelming need to get rid of clutter and reorganize things. Honestly, I don't know what goes on in my closet. I have not been shopping but the closet is full of clothes I don't wear.

I have 2 rooms emptied and am working on the sewing room. Next is the office -- always a horror.

And then, I am looking at gardening ideas............

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Date: 2/16/13 10:37 AM

My purging has been going on since I had to clean out my mothers house in 2008. So far I have purged from all the main floor closets, all the various storage spaces and part of the basement.
Once you get out from under all the "stuff" your house feels so much lighter.
Only thing left is to purge my DH's part of the basement and one storage closet upstairs.


I have daffodils poking up next to the house so my thoughts have already turned to spring when I can get outside and clean up my flower beds.

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Date: 2/16/13 10:45 AM

Yes, I'm starting officially March 1st! I've done one kitchen cupboard already and am planning on switching between kitchen and bedroom. I'm looking forward to having a clean and clutter free home...

As for the daffs..they are up and in bud! I did some pruning yesterday and still have a hydrangea, honeysuckle and roses to go...hopefully the sun will keep shining!

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Date: 2/16/13 11:01 AM

GrammaB! Your post alone is inspiring! I've started purging a few weeks ago. I started in my front room and yanking out stuff that I have not used or does not speak to me, no matter how nice it is. I wish I could eBay the stuff but really do not have the time or energy to do it.

I think I would like to try container gardening on my deck this year since the cute little bunnies enjoy the ground garden a little too much!

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Date: 2/16/13 11:06 AM



I notice no one mentioned binge--shhh!--just gardens.
The varmints in the woods would just wreak havoc if I had one,
plus I'd want one to grow without any additional weeding or hosing.
I have a few onion skin pieces awaiting creation for summer, the rest will be GD sundresses.
Then I must catch up on novels on the chaise lounge.

Ada, HOW does H. let you in his "part" of the basement,
did it take many years of training?

KC, I quit trying to sell on Craigslist or garage sales a few years ago after we downsized 1000 sq. feet and got rid of large items. Have never missed anything just donating it, you do get tax receipts.

My understanding is, according to Rules written by the Founding Pilgrim Sewing Society, Purging is not Mandatory, only in Sewing Rooms, if one can 1) See the top 1/3 of windows, closets, and tables, 2) Imbed less than 5 pins or needles in one's feet per week, 3) Walk a pathway 1 foot wide throughout the room without using the hands.
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Date: 2/16/13 11:28 AM

I am NOT NOT going to get rid of my campaign posters, buttons and so forth.. I hear they are going for big bucks on ebay.. but I may just save them for my next campaign..

In spite of the nasty rumors going around.. I am not running for Pope.. Yes, I know the Pope wears some fab hats.. and those embroidered gowns are to die for.. and what better excuse I would have to buy a certain PINK machine.. But I still have too many memories of the nuns from my high school days..

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Date: 2/16/13 1:25 PM

Some problems with running for Pope-- if you win, you have to move to the Vatican where they speak Italian and maybe Latin still. And you have to ride in the Pope-mobile which has plexiglass all around it so no luck in plucking eyebrows, squeezing zits or picking your nose in relative privacy when backed up in horrible Rome traffic jams.

You have to be celibate. This is not the days of the Borgias.

The cardinals (ie. voters) usually prefer you to be a man, old and not American. They are picky and a contentious lot.

You don't really get to retire. If you do, they cloister you in stone.

Somehow, you are required to defend pedos, you cannot merely feed them to the lions.

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Date: 2/16/13 1:31 PM

Yes, we must hang onto our campaign items for when the electorate comes to their senses and PP becomes President for Life--hopefully we Seniors will live to see it. (We allow this as her own definition of binge and purge.)

We expect PP to then serve as our Benevolent Queen well into her 100's, with a fabulous hat and jeweled crown for each outfit, Designer one-of-a kind robes, and Scepters of Gold and Silver. Pink carriages, uniformed Footmen, and accoutrements everywhere, of course.

But, we do not know much about her Progeny to carry on--will they have to wait like the Brits and skip several generations for that brilliant great-grandchild? Do tell.

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Date: 2/16/13 3:17 PM

I started purging my closets. putting it on ebay. Clothes that i don't ware anymore because we have to wear black at my store.
Instead of giving to goodwill or savor store. I thought I would sell
and make some anything money. When it gets closer to spring here my basment will need to be cleaned.

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