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12-Day Countdown to 2012 – Day 5: Set Your Intentions for Clutter and Personal Organization

Posted Dec 27 2011 6:05pm
Written by Tera on December 27, 2011 – -



- by Tera Warner

Few things feel more satisfying than a clean kitchen counter and sink. The expression “taking the weight off your shoulders” suddenly becomes very real when you sort out your stacks of paper and piles of clutter.

Chances are “how you do anything is how you do everything”. If you collect clutter, what else are you holding on to? Emotions? Resentment? Excess weight?

When you get rid of clutter, other things seem to just “magically” sort themselves out, too You feel lighter, you have more space, you think more clearly.

Clutter creates “stuck energy” and can cause negative effects on all areas of your life. It traps you into living in the past, and causes you to be fearful of moving into the future. It ties up your energy in stacks of paper, clothes you never wear, dishes you’ll never use and JUNK you just can’t let go of!

  • More Time!
  • Clear Your Clutter and Get Organized!Greater efficiency – you won’t have to clear a space before doing anything.
  • Less wasted time looking for misplaced items.
  • Start feeling more productive with the time you have.
  • Find more time for fun & play activities with family & friends.
  • Find more time for yourself!!
  • You’ll have more room to work, to live, and to create.
  • Used & needed items will fit into a much smaller space.
  • You’ll enjoy seeing & moving in the open space around you!
  • Our favourite clutter buster around here is our “Clutter Free Diva” Vanessa Stewart – Check out an interview I did with her last year for the WISH Summit, HERE!

    So how are you going to clean up and clear out the stuff you don’t need?

    When you think about clutter and personal organization, also consider how you manage your time, relationships and attention.

    Set your intentions to clear out the old and make way for something better in 2012!

    Love and clutter-free closets,

    Tera




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    1. By Jenni on Dec 27, 2011

      This is another one I really need to work on. I am going to start before 2012. I will start decluttering/cleaning my house, 15 minutes per day, like the FlyLady system recommends!

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      Reply by Cindy on December 27th, 2011

      I love FlyLady too!! :)

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      Reply by Kornelia on December 28th, 2011

      So do I !!!!

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    2. By Dianne on Dec 27, 2011

      This is a HUGE one for me….need to clean as I go…totally need my attention…

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    3. By Namaste on Dec 27, 2011

      for the last 2 months of 2012 the message has been “Release” in the last 3 weeks there was an added phrase “Do what you can do”

      To this end I’ve totally revamped my process of decluttering. Normally I do it on a more extreme end of things. However with the multitude of projects and endeavors i do, the size of my family (8 children) and the creative energy that embodies me – this method simply doesn’t work for me. So – I’ve changed.

      Organization doesn’t mean minimalist and once I released that standard – and allowed something more “me” to present itself – I found something fun and joyful!! I look forward to playing with this energy and doing a class or ebook on it this year!

      In awe and wonder,
      ~Namaste

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    4. By Julie on Dec 27, 2011

      This subject is addressed to me, I am afraid! It has been on my mind to de-clutter certain rooms for quite some time! My family has moved many times and we have lived in many houses. When we moved here to this last house, it was smaller so finding room for things was difficult. Thanks to INTENTIONS — COUNTDOWN TO 2012, I am inspired to de-clutter by donating! I will feel free in the long run! (To make room in her home, my cousin takes pictures of family heirlooms and then sells the heirlooms! Whenever she misses something from the past, she says she can just look at a photo! “Photos take up less space and require no maintenance!”)

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    5. By Cindy on Dec 27, 2011

      My intentions with regards to De-Cluttering is to do Flylady again and get rid of the extra junk weighing me down! I am excited for this New Year and a new me and a new uncluttered home! :)

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    6. By Marié on Dec 27, 2011

      Well, we’ve made and international move this year and sold almost everything, so this will be an easier goal for me this year! We’re starting from scratch and I plan to create a beautiful, calm and organized nest for my husband and I to live in. I’ve already started planning my whole foods pantry, and I have my calendar marked already to set into place new goals for a glorious kitchen filled with nourishing food.

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    7. By Barbara on Dec 27, 2011

      My intention for clutter and personal organization is to make everything around me useful! So, reorganizing and releasing will become a way of life. I’ll be looking for what I can relinquish so that others may benefit. This year, I also plan to give my office an overhaul to make room for greater success in my business. Over time, things have piled up and it’s time to let the energy flow freely inviting creativity and abundance.

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    8. By April on Dec 27, 2011

      This is something I need to work on around the house, my family and I have things that we don’t use or wear that needs to be given to others that need it. Instead of waiting and collecting for a garage sale, I need tol find a charity or cause that can give it to someone that is in need.

      Thank you for the spark! :)

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    9. By Dominique on Dec 27, 2011

      I travelled with my backpack as a home for 2 months and half this year and I realized I didn’t need that much… When I came back I was ready to let go of things I didn’t need anymore and it felt so good to do so! I felt I had more space for new experiences, knowledges, etc. in my life! I’m sure there are still many things I need to get rid of and I will be working on it in 2012, as I’m on a letting go of the past and looking in the present period and I’m sure this will benefit me a lot :)

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    10. By Marie on Dec 27, 2011

      I intend to work incrementally – keep it simple and work in small steps – on a schedule to keep me moving. No MONSTER jobs too big to manage or figure out and then give up on. I will manage my schedule and time this way as well…no saving the world in a day. My schedule is sane and allows time for work, play, friends, family and ME. I have a plan, I work it, rework it if/when needed for flexibility and breathe.

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    11. By Amy on Dec 28, 2011

      I’ve recently begun to explore the idea of simplicity. I will continue on that journey and simplify my belongings, by doing so I can create a “home” for everything I choose to keep. It is has a home and lives in it’s home, I will have a neater home.

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    12. By Sheila on Dec 28, 2011

      This is huge for me: I currently live with my in-laws, so we have our stuff mixed into their stuff and it is too much stuff! So, would love to:
      1. spend 15 minutes a day decluttering
      2. clean as I go is a big one
      3. and schedule one day a week on a room to declutter/clean/maintain.

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    13. By Emily Tu on Dec 28, 2011

      Before the end of Feb 2012 I have:
      - Decluttered my almost 200 email mailbox by unsubscribing from unnecessary newsletters and reading the clogging-up emails
      - Decluttered my C: drive and D: drive by deleting files that no longer serve me or move them elsewhere. Thus, I create space for new things to be created, to be received and to unfold.
      - Made my room brand new by: putting on new wallpaper, repositioning the furniture, clearing away stuff that are not mine or no longer needed, making space to hang 2 beautiful calendars which I put to good use.
      - 5 mins/day to make my room shine and feel more like me and better serve my purpose!

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    14. By Elizabeth Gallo Argueta on Dec 28, 2011

      I need to make a commitment weekly to decluttering my home. I tend to hold on to things thinking I will need them later. I plan to give more to charity as new items come in to my home (clothing, toys). I would like to teach my children to be more organized and teach them the importance of their toys all having a “home” so they can always find what they are looking for.

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    15. By Beth on Dec 28, 2011

      I love a neat place, but have the tendency to 1) collect clutter and 2) not be motivated to keep my space clean! It’s sad and I set the intention to set time each day to maintain my living space so that it doesn’t take a weekend day to get the house back in order. The last few months, my husband and I have begun to clear out our lives of things we don’t need and thus intend to continue this trend into 2012. We have a garage still half full with unpacked boxes from our move three years ago. We need to finish going through it and donate all but the essential (though is it really essential when we haven’t touched it for three years?). We also intend to go through the entire house and get rid of things we don’t need. We’re in desperate need and I get overwhelmed thinking about everything we need to do, though I know that we’ll feel better and life will be better if we just do it. I need to better prioritize my time so that I don’t feel guilty not doing work that I have to take home and instead clearing clutter. I need to make time for everything and stick to it. Just like I need to make time to go to the gym. I get down, though, thinking about all the things in my life that demand my attention because I have yet to figure out how to accomplish everything. I just need to get up off the couch after work and get busy and make the life that I want to live instead of putting it off for “one of these days…”

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      Reply by Kornelia on December 28th, 2011

      A good tip – as soon as you hit your coach, stand up, put on some really rocking music and start de-cluttering: it’s a great workout too, good for biceps, and you can do some squats in between :-)

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    16. By Antionette on Dec 28, 2011

      I will donate household items that I’m not using to charity.I will go through my mail daily so that it won’t stack up. I’ll work on decluttering several times a week so that I can stay organized.

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    17. By Lisa on Dec 28, 2011

      I will do the dishes at NIGHT so I don’t have to wake up to them, which will help me start my day on a better foot. I will write a list every night, in a notebook small enough to carry in my purse, that will include a list of what I need to attend to the following day.

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    18. By Cloud on Dec 28, 2011

      Earlier in 2011 I took time off work to rid my home of decades of clutter. Made a real big dent before I had to go back to work. My intention for 2012 is to finish what I started. To keep going bit by bit until it’s done.

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    19. By Kornelia on Dec 28, 2011

      I have de-cluttered my kitchen and my “winter” wardrobe. My intention for the new season is to de-clutter my summer wardrobe, book collection and make my hubby attack the clutter in the garage. And keep on having a close look at FLYLADY!

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    20. By kathy on Dec 28, 2011

      i intend to go through my house as if i’m preparing to sell it and rid myself of all the clutter. i’ll do one room at a time, one drawer at a time so it’s manageable.

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    21. By LeAnna on Dec 28, 2011

      I am a pack rat. I like to keep everything! I intend to keep only that which is essential.

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    22. By Andrea on Dec 28, 2011

      We do that on a regular basis, calling it “Zen-ning”. The piles on my desk and actually the whole office are waiting to be re-organized. Thanks for the reminder!

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    23. By Caroline on Dec 28, 2011

      Continue on with the babysteps. I do it for a few weeks than let go so I will keep on this time

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    24. By Valerie on Dec 28, 2011

      My intention about organisation for 2012 is going to start second week-end of january where my mom, a Virgo super good for organising a house will come to help me. I feel overwhelm with my life and start the year with a clean and organised house is a really good step for well-being. I will do the same for my body by doing the 21days d-tox…

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    25. By Annica on Dec 28, 2011

      I want to clean out my physical spaces, go through each and every thing that I own and throw out/sell/give away the stuff that isn’t serving me. Along with that I will allow myself to keep the things that I want to keep for now or for the future, and I will be kind and accepting to the fact that a lot of stuff will still be there. Even stuff I might not use for years if I don’t feel like it, such as my many fabrics. I will release the tension that I associate with it, and accept that I want to keep it, because I love sewing, and I don’t (and don’t want) to be actively engaging in it all the time.

      The major source of my clutter is my digital spaces, my bookmarks in my web browser, all files on my computer and all my backup spaces. I will sort through it in this coming year, create easy backup systems that are automated and collect things in a way that sorts it into planned containers, leaving things neat right off the bat.

      I love organising things, and I will create both physical and digital containers for all my things, so that it is easy, intuitive and useful.

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    26. By Robin on Dec 28, 2011

      My intention is to go room by room and clear out the clutter from drawers and closets and organize things so I can find them easily. I’ve already started by clearing out my closets and donating all of those “fat clothes” I was holding onto just in case.

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    27. By Melissa on Dec 28, 2011

      I never thought of clutter as “stuck energy.” The more I think about it, the more true it seems to be. I make an intention make room for my husband to move his stuff into my closet. I also intend on cleaning out the basement.

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    28. By himmie on Dec 28, 2011

      I am going to get rid of the stuff I don’t need and I don’t use. I will keep the ones resonate myself now, and things that I LOVE. I will throw away the things that reminds me of sad memories, etc… and live simply, and clutter free!

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    29. By Tiffany on Dec 28, 2011

      Spend time every day decluttering the areas in my home that really need it most. Doing this every day, it will give me more time for my friends, family, and more importantly myself. Let go of the things I dont need to make room for things that I do.

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    30. By Amber on Dec 28, 2011

      This was just for me. This is an area that I need to work on. For 2012 I plan to take 15 mins each day and pick up in each room. Me and my husband are also planning on building bookshelves and other shelves to help with organizing.

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    31. By Daniela on Dec 28, 2011

      DAY 5 Clutter and Personal Organisation
      I am organised, clean and clear when it comes to work, but the house is such a mess…. And I love to see it all nice and tidy when I eventually clear up, but I am so busy all day, when I come home, I cook and take care of the kids, there’s just no time to tidy up as it should be done… I like to sit down at the computer, read a book, watch a movie… So my intentions for 2012 is to find more time to dedicate to my house and keep it as tidy and organised as possible!

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    32. By Susan on Dec 28, 2011

      My personal 2012 Intentions and Personal Organization are:
      To continue to declutter areas in my house that I haven’t done yet.
      To apply things that I have learned from David Allen’s book, “Getting Things Done.”

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    33. By Kathi on Dec 28, 2011

      I will clean out my closet, go through books and papers from school, clean my work desk, and use up what I have rather than buying new things.

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    34. By Margaret on Dec 28, 2011

      I have been sporadically de-cluttering this past year so my intentions are set to routinely go through accumulated items and gather a small box or pile each time and give to the charity shop so it helps two people at once!Also to continue composting and re-cycling as I go along.

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    35. By Ali on Dec 28, 2011

      I love the Flylady message too! Baby steps, a little here, a little there – to slowly but surely chip away at the clutter that has crept up over the years. For the past couple of years, with all the uncertainty with my job and the economy in general, I have been buying things like crazy “while I have the earning power”. That’s fine, but things have been accumulating, so time to release some of the clutter.

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    36. By Bianca on Dec 28, 2011

      -Make cleaning something fun.
      - Not let clutter accumulate, slowly keep getting rig of things I don’t need.

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    37. By adrianna on Dec 28, 2011

      I started to work in this area already the week before Christmas. I decided to get rid of one thing a day in 2012.

      My personal funny “house” rules:
      1) Multiple things in one day still only count as one day. (i.e 31 things in one day do not count for a month!)
      2) If I miss a day, okay, but never two in a row.
      3) As much as possible, I will recycle, share.

      tired grey socks, gluten-containing foods in my pantry, old magazines, holey gloves… it is a nice process of letting go and clearing.

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    38. By Christine on Dec 28, 2011

      I NEED to get rid of so many things…my house is full to the roof and I live alone…something wrong!

      I will start with kitchen Thursday Jan 5th

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    39. By Kari on Dec 28, 2011

      I really don’t like clutter at all and try to keep our living space clutter-free, but this year, I would like to get some drawer organizer for our dressers and really clean those up.

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    40. By mariette on Dec 28, 2011

      for 2012 i aim to continue to stay clutter-free. i have decluttered for the past 6 months in preparation for our move, and i wnat to stay ‘clean’ – item in is old itme out.

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    41. By Trina Southe on Dec 28, 2011

      Oh boy, do I need this one! I have too much stuff, mainly clothes. All this stuff, cost me time and money and just sits around causing guilt! Enough already!! It is time to declutter, sell things on Ebay and give away the rest I don’t need!!!

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    42. By Mary Beth on Dec 28, 2011

      I made great advances in de-cluttering my life this year–but there is ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT! I know the exact room that I will tackle in 2012 when I get back to it (I’m out of town now). I applaud myself for making a great improvement on clutter but I am going to even further congratulate myself when I get rid of that one negative black hole that still lingers in my space!!!!!
      YAY 2012!!

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    43. By sms on Dec 28, 2011

      there are areas I’ve started and this year I intend to finish the decluttering. Many times I’ve started and didn’t get to finish but hey, this is a good incentive.

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    44. By Jessica on Dec 28, 2011

      Keep FLYing! Focus on keeping the kitchen cleared. Get rid of clothes that I don’t feel AMAZING in and most importantly keep the office organized!

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    45. By Carol on Dec 28, 2011

      I intend to clean out my closet and give all of those clothes to charity that don’t fit anymore.

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    46. By Karin on Dec 28, 2011

      In 2012 I will give away clothes we dont use.

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    47. By K. on Dec 28, 2011

      My Intention for Clutter and Personal Organization in 2012 is to declutter my office.

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    48. By PATRICIA JOHNSON on Dec 28, 2011

      IN 2011, A FRIEND AND I WENT THRU EVERY AREA OF MY HOME TO RUTHLESSLY DE-CLUTTER AND PURGE MY BELONGINGS. WE WORKED SO HARD, BUT AMAZINGLY, I STILL HAVE A COUPLE OF AREAS LEFT TO DE-CLUTTER. SO THAT IS WHAT I INTEND TO DO IS FINISH CLEANING THESE AREAS. THEN ON TO MY BUDGET AND DE-CLUTTER THERE.

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    49. By Cindy on Dec 28, 2011

      My intention is to sort through & organize all of my photos that have been sitting around in boxes for years.

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    50. By Christy on Dec 28, 2011

      I intend to spend some time each week catching up with friends on facebook (and in person if they live close enough). I intend to sort through my possessions and determines which are really treasures and which are masquerading as treasures. I intend to neaten my space, and make it efficient and a joy to be in and use.

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    51. By valerie on Dec 28, 2011

      I am going to de-clutter and sort through papers on a weekly basis so that it doesn’t become an overwhelming job. I am also going to give to charity any clothes that have been unworn in my closet for over 7 years, or that don’t make me feel great!

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    52. By Virginia on Dec 28, 2011

      My intention related to clearing up the clutter is to take 30 minutes, uninterrupted, every day to manage it. I can get a lot done if I focus for 30 minutes to sort through clutter and then to maintain it. I need to start with my office!

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    53. By Ivy on Dec 28, 2011

      Spend at least 20 min a day actively decluttering, and cleaning. As well, participate in cleansing the spaces as well.

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    54. By annabelle on Dec 28, 2011

      Living in a small apartment has really helped me to purge my possessions of the things I don’t really require. People are amazed at how I don’t own a lot of stuff & have even asked me to help them clean their houses!

      The only place I really need help is to de-clutter my kitchen. Growing up in a large family of growing boys, w/ a mom who is a professional chef meant our pantry, freezer & cupboards were full of an endless variety of choices. You could shop for each meal in our kitchen & never have to eat the same thing twice! As a single girl living alone, trying to recreate having so many choices leads to a lot of things getting wasted because they go bad before they are eaten, or a lot of things end up getting purchased twice, because I forgot I already had it at home. I have a lot of stuff that I don’t really believe is healthy for me, but I bought it because it was on sale at the time. I think grocery shopping with an organized list (maybe even planning meals in advance), after I go through the kitchen & get rid of everything I don’t really want to eat, will help with this.

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    55. By Lynnette Struble on Dec 28, 2011

      I usually go through cycles of clearing; it’s the maintaining that is difficult for me. I intend to deal with mail and other paper mess before the day that it comes in ends. I intend to set up files for what I want to keep (gradually whittle down the categories I want to keep)and throw the rest away.

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    56. By Debbie on Dec 28, 2011

      I intend to declutter my paper clutter, clothes, books and emails. I will also let go of many sentimental items and years of resentment, pain, anger and sadness.

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    57. By Sasha on Dec 28, 2011

      This is a tough one for me . . . My intention is to wash dishes before I go to sleep or at least not to leave them for more than 24 hrs. I also intend to fold clothing immediately after washing, or at least within 24 hrs. Good luck to me!

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    58. By annette on Dec 29, 2011

      i have been releasing things from my life for over a year now and love the lighter feel of my surroundings. i feel i need less and less now and will thin out even more.

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    59. By Anna on Dec 29, 2011

      Systematize my new business, get programs set with my existing business, clean out my home in all areas (again) to 25% less, clean (like car detailing) every room, and reorganize/purge email and all computer files!

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    60. By POLA on Dec 29, 2011

      I will find a spot for everything for my Beautiful new life with Michael, but I will get my Storage and old apartment rid of the things I’ve been hanging on to, trying to keep my memories, my past life, my Mom from gone, keep the past close at hand…just in case… In case of what Pola?
      Time to face the Moment, Live the now, and Love and Kiss the past chapters good bye. So easy to cling and continuously hurt yourself, it’s such a comforting feeling…I know that pain so very well.

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    61. By Martha on Dec 29, 2011

      I want to get rid of everything that is not absolutely necessary and convince my husband to do the same.

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    62. By Nancy Fellenz on Dec 29, 2011

      I commit to clearing the considerable clutter that is in my home and creating a system of organization that allows me the freedom to enjoy my home and use it as a respite and relaxing place for me.

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    63. By Darlene on Dec 29, 2011

      Set your intentions to clear out the old and make way for something better in 2012!

      This is an area that I really need to concentrate on this year! I have so much clutter, but I am POSITIVE that I will divide and conquer! Our local marching band for the high school is collecting donations for a local charity to raise money for the program. This is the perfect opportunity for me to make a huge dent!!! :) I will work on the area of my relationships by encouraging my family to de-clutter as well and work on cleaning just a few items a day, to keep the house in order!

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    64. By Tonya on Dec 29, 2011

      In 2011 I’ve made a “decluttering plan” and some progress in physical decluttering. In 2012 it’s all about sticking to the plan and more decluttering of the e-mails, computer files and decluttering of mind. I’m learning to be more flexible and open to new ideas.

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    65. By Jenny on Dec 29, 2011

      I have had a mind cluttered with crud lately, and now my house is too. I need to clean house and mind. Thanks for the encouragement.

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    66. By Marcy on Dec 29, 2011

      I intend to take 15 minutes a day to work on a project ie: clean out a closet or drawer. I have learned that you can do a lot of things in only 15 minutes.

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    67. By Elaine on Dec 29, 2011

      I am striving to find places for every article I have, and then remember to put them back in that place. I want to pass this nice,simple trick on to my kids. I also feel the energy of mess is such a downer, that I know on my journey, I need to have my surroundings uplifting to accomplish my objective, so I must conquer the constant mess that seems to happen here at my house. I believe that too much stuff is overwhelming for kids, so I really try to limit what toys, etc come into the house, and find spots for all of the things they do have. I feel my situation is chronic mess, at times, because of my work, and kids. I do hope to find what it is that I am missing and have a happy, healthy, clean house that from afar is radiating this beauty that is unmistakable. My kids will help me to attain this, I am hoping.

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    68. By cindi on Dec 29, 2011

      i have just returned home after being away for months so yes clean and declutter is a must.. i will be going thru boxes, bags and everything… but i will do it a little at a time…. 3 or 4 boxes a day and work steady til it is clean and clutter free and i can breathe in here…. one step and one day at a time… i can do this….

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    69. By Carolyn on Dec 29, 2011

      My intention is to clean out my closets and dresser drawers and discard what I no longer use, donating what I can throwing away what is no longer useful. My intention is to clean out my desk, organize my finances, create a spending and savings plan that will serve me and help us to reach our financial goals.

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    70. By Cathy Kurio on Dec 29, 2011

      I commit to washing the dishes every night before I go to bed. I will continue to get rid of things I no longer need and organize the things I keep so that I can find them easily. I will keep my desk organized and neat. I will go through all my recipes and find the ones I want to use on a regular basis and organize them in a way that I can find them easily.

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    71. By Shannon Lagasse on Dec 29, 2011

      I intend to keep my home free of clutter and mess by keeping to the 5-minute rule: if it can be done in 5 minutes or less, get it done. I will also enlist the aid of my boyfriend, who is the major cause of messes here in the home.

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    72. By Sloan on Dec 29, 2011

      This is an area that I really need to focus on! I intend to focus more on embracing the clutter and finding a home for it all or getting rid of what I no longer need!

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    73. By Danielle on Dec 29, 2011

      I will follow the flylady’s advice and work my Zones!

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    74. By Anya on Dec 29, 2011

      I want to contenue building my good habits. I discovered flylady 2 years ago. Although I don’t follow the schedules any more, all the tips helped me build good habits.

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    75. By Elizabeth on Dec 29, 2011

      Whoa!! This is a big one for me….

      I am in purge mode!!…I find clutter very stressful….and I have lots of clutter. I have spent the past few months getting rid of stuff and this is the year to purge…I plan to spend 1/2-1 hour everyday sorting and purging….I need to bring order into my life!!

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    76. By ali on Dec 29, 2011

      Embrace my technology and educate myself on digital organization. Organize my photos, recipes, files, contacts, lists, etc to take advantage or, but not consumed by the amazing technology available.

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    77. By Allison on Dec 29, 2011

      My intention is to continue to clear the clutter from my life! The goodwill dropoff spot is going to be my best friend :D

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    78. By Susan on Dec 29, 2011

      My intention is to de-clutter my garage and get it organized so I can play and create more with my workshop tools.

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    79. By Kristi on Dec 29, 2011

      In 2012, I intend to clean out every drawer and closet in my home, starting with my closet. I will purge whatever is no longer serving me.

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    80. By Kate on Dec 29, 2011

      Wow – this is a big goal for me. We have just moved overseas and I intend to actually sort all of my things and when we have a permanent residence to actually have a place for everything! I’m also trying to keep tidy and uncluttered – especially cleaning as I go.

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    81. By Ally on Dec 29, 2011

      I am going to listen to that interview, read that book, and continue to declutter and simplify my life!!!!!!!!

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    82. By Lilach Mutzafi on Dec 29, 2011

      fro 2012 i intend to:
      - get rid of clothes i never wear
      - declutter my houses’ lobby (which i really hate right now…)
      - GIVE UP AT LEAST ONE OF THE 4 JOBS I CURRENTLY HAVE!! preferably the one that is most stressful and makes me the least happy. this is also the job that brings the most income though, but i trust the univers that plantyy of money will arrive in another way to allow it!! really, my proffesional life is the most cluttered, mentally. trying to juggle 4 jobs is mind-blowing, and doesn’t allow me to take full responsibility on any of them. it’s just too much.

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    83. By kelly on Dec 29, 2011

      I’ve alwasy been neat and organized but having a baby keeps me so busy that even I fall behind so my intention is to keep tabs on the clutter and always have a clean, organized and inviting home for my child to grow up in.

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    84. By Minerva Rae on Dec 29, 2011

      Yeah, I have already been decluttering my house all week. I would like to try and get on board with a system like flylady to help me get started. I know when my house is clean my soul feels free.

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    85. By Megan Frances on Dec 29, 2011

      I have started decluttering already. A few weeks ago I moved into a new classroom and that meant decluttering my old store room and letting go of a lot of resources. My new classroom has a much clearer feel.

      Over the last few days I have cleaned out the inbox of my 2 email accounts. My personal one had 1000+ messages. So I deleted and put into folders and now I am down to 5 messages which I am keeping present to re read (Do I need to do this? Or get the message and move on?)

      Next week I’ll be back home and will start a declutter of my house, room by room releasing and cleaning.

      A few years ago I did a feng shui declutter following the work of Karen Kingston. At the end she had you make a little ‘altar’ at several places in the house of flowers, leaves and and candles, and burn the candle to create some beautiful flowin energy. I’m into doing that again and then maintaining that energy in 2012.

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    86. By Samantha on Dec 29, 2011

      I need to get a ph.d in cleaning…I just need to learn how to keep a clutter free home and maintain it.

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    87. By Christina Giatropoulos on Dec 29, 2011

      I will donate items I do not need anymore and not hold onto every last thing!

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    88. By Julie on Dec 29, 2011

      I’m quite good on this front. In the winter of 2009 We moved into a touring caravan and re-furbished our bungalow as a holiday rental. I got rid of loads of stuff. Lots of old memories too. Some things I wanted to keep but I was quite ruthless. Ever since then we’ve been living between the caravan and the bungalow. so we’ve kept the stuff to a minimum, but even so there is drawers and certain cupboards in the caravan that are full of junk! Its my intention to clear the whole caravan out, give it a spring clean. Then when we go back in it again for next summer we’re going to have another clear out and travel ultra light. Save on fuel too!

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    89. By Pat on Dec 29, 2011

      Clutter & Personal Organization
      I intend to create a system to deal with paperwork to make sure I keep up with what I need to keep up with. I intend to use tapping to release the stuck energy in order to let go of items I no longer use, clothes I no longer wear, projects I will never complete and items that represent a lifestyle I do not live (china, crystal, etc).

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    90. By bobz on Dec 29, 2011

      ayyyy, that’s my biggie. I will do lots of sorting, even more freecycling, and creating clear spaces in my home. Concretely, I will spend an hour five days a week on clutter clearing until it’s done.

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    91. By Stephanie on Dec 29, 2011

      I will clean out 1 room per week, and then spend 15 min every day tidying up. I will also make a list for everything that has to get done during the week.

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