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Display Name: cabyrd
Member Since: 8/29/10

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I've been using the outbox method for a while without realizing it. After my divorce, I moved from a three-story house into a teeny (but happier!) place. With all the emotional upheaval at the time, I couldn't handle dumping everything at once, so I rented a storage unit and worked through the bags and boxes at a slow but steady pace. I came up with a system to help me decide what I really love and what I might be hanging on to for other reasons (guilt, the money I paid, memories, whatever).

My outbox is in the trunk of my car. I put in whatever I'm considering letting go of. It's usually a few days or maybe even a week before I get around to stopping at the charity dropoff. I know I can change my mind and "rescue" anything I want, but usually by the time I drop it off, I realized I haven't missed it since I took it out of the house. Only on rare occasionas do I rescue something and take it back home, and then I know it's something I appreciate enough to keep for a while longer. For me, getting it out of the house for a little while is the key.

How To Declutter Your Home
10/26/10 09:59 PM

Comicgeek, can you tell us more about the L-shaped brackets you use to hang art on doors? You say they are mounted to the inside of the frame? Where inside? I can't picture how this works, but I'm dying to try it because I have little wall space but tons of door space!

Hanging Framed Artwork on Rarely Used Doors
8/29/10 10:34 AM