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Old 08-03-2019, 07:05 PM   #91
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We still have stuff to do around this house. I had hoped we'd be more settled by now. For example, we ran into issues installing blinds, and we put plastic appliqués over the window for some privacy for now. I am trying to get the motivation to fill in the holes, paint and then install them higher.

The new house is still remaining pretty decluttered, at least for now. I don't want to let it get like the other house!
I understand! That what I am trying to do myself! I am still struggling!
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:11 AM   #92
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The blinds should cover the old holes I did something similar with a coat rack a few years ago, lots of holes looking for a stud, and just patched and painted as part of my most recent reno, probably nine years after making the holes. They were always covered up by coats so it didn't matter so much.

I still have one more piece of my project, refinishing my stairs. I started it a few weeks ago but ran into a problem when the product I was using did not work as expected (think bright pink blotches). I haven't worked up the enthusiasm to start again - it's just such a pita since I am not supposed to walk on them and it's the only way I can get upstairs. I guess I'll do every other like they suggested at the hardware store.
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Wow, it took me a while, but it's finally time to pick out the next project. I am torn between painting a ceiling and cleaning a basement. I may clean the basement because the dump will close in a couple of months so it's better to get that done now.
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The blinds should cover the old holes I did something similar with a coat rack a few years ago, lots of holes looking for a stud, and just patched and painted as part of my most recent reno, probably nine years after making the holes. They were always covered up by coats so it didn't matter so much.

I still have one more piece of my project, refinishing my stairs. I started it a few weeks ago but ran into a problem when the product I was using did not work as expected (think bright pink blotches). I haven't worked up the enthusiasm to start again - it's just such a pita since I am not supposed to walk on them and it's the only way I can get upstairs. I guess I'll do every other like they suggested at the hardware store.
I never thought about using blinds to cover the holes.
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Wow, it took me a while, but it's finally time to pick out the next project. I am torn between painting a ceiling and cleaning a basement. I may clean the basement because the dump will close in a couple of months so it's better to get that done now.
I hear you. I need to clean out my walk in closet.
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:23 AM   #96
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I'm struggling with cleaning up my closets.
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Old 12-24-2019, 04:41 PM   #97
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I pull out t-shirt that are too small.
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Hi all, I don't know if this was mentioned in the thread but I recommend you all to read Marie Kondo's books on decluttering.
She's helped many with this issue and her approach is marvelous. You can find most of the info for free online, but the books aren't that pricey (and every library probably has them). One of them is an explanation on the ideas behind hoarding and clutter, the other book gives diagrams on how to store everything, from sqaure folded, upright tshirt to pens.
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How are your closets going? I've been slacking. I cleaned out a large section of my basement but it was a struggle because the dust I kicked up kept making me sick.
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Hi all, I don't know if this was mentioned in the thread but I recommend you all to read Marie Kondo's books on decluttering.
She's helped many with this issue and her approach is marvelous. You can find most of the info for free online, but the books aren't that pricey (and every library probably has them). One of them is an explanation on the ideas behind hoarding and clutter, the other book gives diagrams on how to store everything, from sqaure folded, upright tshirt to pens.
I will keep that in mind. Thank you for letting me know
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