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Registration will not stay open indefinitely. I will probably cap it at about 20 people, then let those people settle in before opening it again. The forum is NOT for solicitations for TV shows, nor is it for cleanies to complain about living with messies! (Cleanies are welcome, as long as you recognize that our minds work differently and things that are easy for you are difficult for us. Think twice before posting any tip that starts with “just”, such as “just put your mind to it.” If we could “just,” we would be cleanies!)
The main forum has a strong Christian bent, but there is a private group for atheist/ areligious check-ins. PM me (Jenne) if you want to be added to that group. The atheist group is for atheists only. No proselytizing in either direction, please! (Expressions of faith are appropriate on the main board.)
I’m adding a new category that I’m surprised I didn’t have on here before. I’m adding a category for moving. I moved twice, from Germany to Texas and then from Texas to Missouri, after starting the first version of My Messy House. Now, after ten years in the same house, we’re getting ready to move back to Texas at the end of July (or so.) I’ll have this next week, plus three weeks in June, to really concentrate on decluttering and to start packing. I’m using a combination of Flylady’s 27-Fling Boogie and David Allen’s Getting Things Done management technique to get things going. I’ll be trying to add new content to this site nightly as I find tips and motivation for decluttering.
Some of our challenges on this move is that we are doing the packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking ourselves. We plan to give away all of our pressboard furniture when we move, but we do have several big wood furniture pieces, along with a fridge, a washer, and a dryer, a waterbed, dining set, rocking chair, mattress, and bookcases to move. What’s really frightening, though, is all the small stuff. I hope to document the process in pictures over the next few months. I’m looking at this move as a chance to declutter and try to minimize our stuff as much as possible.
This is one of the books I’m rereading for inspiration.
Hello! A few people have mentioned wanting to register for the forums. If you are interested, please email me at mmh @ mymessyhouse.com with your desired username. Unfortunately, I was getting too many spam registrations and it took too long to try to figure out who the real people were! I’m afraid I might have rejected some real people on accident.
UPDATE: It’s .com, not .org. I’m so sorry for the confusion. If you want to join, please email me at mmh @ mymessyhouse dot com. I will try to get you added as quickly as possible. If you’re not added within a week, email me again, please.
The registration is now open at the new forum software.
If you are a current active member who cannot post, go ahead and re-register. Then I’ll merge your old account and your new one.
I have recently joined the exciting world of people with asthma and allergies. I discovered I was doing everything wrong in my bedroom, with the books, the stuffed animals, the various dust-collectors… Today, I spent most of the day either cleaning the bedroom or converting more of my plants to hydroculture (which is supposed to be allergy-free.) My headboard, nightstand, and the top of my bookcase are now clean and uncluttered.
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