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    I'm going to look up that book Home Comforts, Krisnine. Thanks.

    I'm completely guilty of keeping and collecting. I NEED my old RollingStone and design magazines. I NEED my 100 magazines with Cher on the cover. I NEED every camp letter sent to me and every birthday card.

    BUT.

    They are in plastic boxes, labeled and covered in a closet. I do look at them over the years and I get a good laugh.

    I love clean surfaces. Just because there is a surface, it doesn't mean it needs to be filled up.

    You guys have it down. I don't know what it's like to try to attempt clearing out your SO's stuff. I'd probably be afraid to do it.

    Another pet peeve.... When a client spends 50,000 dollars on a new kitchen and I walk in and see the refrigerator covered with magnets, papers and kid's art work I want to scream. I always make a place for a small or large cork board. STICK IT on there!

    I even did a very large custom cork board on a large wall. They put all their calendars and notes on it. The little kids put their own artwork on the bottom where they could reach. (With supervision because of the push pins).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    There is a great book called Home Comforts. It's literally about keeping house. It's got all kinds of recommendations for de-cluttering and cleaning. It's become a ritual for me. I've become obsessed with it and with cleaning and de-cluttering.
    I LOVE that book! Also the one by Martha Stewart. My bibles!
    Last edited by McJag; May 16th, 2007 at 12:19 AM. Reason: misspelled Martha's name-a grave sin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    I'm going to look up that book Home Comforts, Krisnine. Thanks.

    I'm completely guilty of keeping and collecting. I NEED my old RollingStone and design magazines. I NEED my 100 magazines with Cher on the cover. I NEED every camp letter sent to me and every birthday card.

    BUT.

    They are in plastic boxes, labeled and covered in a closet. I do look at them over the years and I get a good laugh.

    I love clean surfaces. Just because there is a surface, it doesn't mean it needs to be filled up.

    You guys have it down. I don't know what it's like to try to attempt clearing out your SO's stuff. I'd probably be afraid to do it.

    Another pet peeve.... When a client spends 50,000 dollars on a new kitchen and I walk in and see the refrigerator covered with magnets, papers and kid's art work I want to scream. I always make a place for a small or large cork board. STICK IT on there!

    I even did a very large custom cork board on a large wall. They put all their calendars and notes on it. The little kids put their own artwork on the bottom where they could reach. (With supervision because of the push pins).
    I love the idea of a corkboard for notes/calendars and kids artwork. It makes it look nice, but personal at the same time.

    You'll love the book. It's by Cheryl Mendelson. It is a manual, not a little guide. It has tips on everything and is the best.

    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    I LOVE that book! Also the one by Marta Stewart. My bibles!
    Don't you just love this book I always grab it for tips on everything. I loved the tips on how to fold the fitted sheets I'll have to get Martha's.

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    Both of those books are heavy enough to double as a weapon, but are soooo wonderful.
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    cross it off your list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post

    Another pet peeve.... When a client spends 50,000 dollars on a new kitchen and I walk in and see the refrigerator covered with magnets, papers and kid's art work I want to scream. I always make a place for a small or large cork board. STICK IT on there!




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    Due to the move, I'm having a massive clean out at the moment and it is very cathartic, although I kind of feel like I'm throwing away a few things I'll want to browse through in my old age. As far as every day stuff, I'm a bit of a cluttery kind of gal, since there are usually books, magazines, Cd's, etc piled around.
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    i wish i was organised... my desk at the moment is not only my study area but where i do my hair and makeup. So it is covered with pens, paper, hair straightener, staplers, hairbrush, erasers, eyeliners etc.. But when i finish uni ill have a massive clearout (hopefully...)
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    And why are people against the whole fridge magnet/picture/notes thing? Ever since I had kids, my fridge is the place where all school reminders, etc. land, since it's the only place I'm sure to be reminded of something. I just can't be arsed to be really organized.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuth View Post
    i wish i was organised... my desk at the moment is not only my study area but where i do my hair and makeup. So it is covered with pens, paper, hair straightener, staplers, hairbrush, erasers, eyeliners etc.. But when i finish uni ill have a massive clearout (hopefully...)
    There is that sign that says: a clean desk is a sign of a dirty mind !
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    or someone who just banged the secretary!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    I'm going to look up that book Home Comforts, Krisnine. Thanks.

    I'm completely guilty of keeping and collecting. I NEED my old RollingStone and design magazines. I NEED my 100 magazines with Cher on the cover. I NEED every camp letter sent to me and every birthday card.

    BUT.

    They are in plastic boxes, labeled and covered in a closet. I do look at them over the years and I get a good laugh.

    I love clean surfaces. Just because there is a surface, it doesn't mean it needs to be filled up.
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    I hate crap plastered all over the fridge too. So I bought a non-magnetic fridge. Voila!
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    I clean up, but within a week it looks the same. Mostly papers and crap

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