Cluttercast update: Clarity? Closure? Or Clueless?

December 30th, 2009

It’s your call— after you  read what I  just posted on my personal blog:

Are you making  a New Year’s Resolution?

cluttercasting

Exactly one year ago, as my New Year’s resolution,  I started my other blog,  Cluttercast.

Every day I posted an item from my clutter, and gave it away to someone who wanted it.

It was a big success—-most of all, for me.   This was the first time in my entire life I successfully kept my New Year’s resolution.

At least for 6  months.

That’s about when I went from cluttercasting daily……to sporadically…..to rarely.

A year later, I wish I could say I’m out of clutter.   I am out of the habit of cluttercasting it.

And unlike other projects I haven’t finished, this isn’t something I can  hide in a closet or stick in a drawer.   Cluttercast is out there.

And there it sits.  Like the elephant in the living room.  (In fact, I actually cluttercast some elephants!)

Even elephants probably follow Newton’s basic law— an object in motion will stay in motion.

More to the point, an object at rest will stay at rest.

I hate making decisions;   I’ve been struggling over what to do.   New Year’s seems like the perfect deadline to decide:

Cluttercast?

Clarity?

Closure?

All of the above?

None of the above?

Or  my friend Myra’s brilliant suggestion—-that I cluttercast Cluttercast.

Meanwhile it’s almost New Year’s—–and I finally made a decision:   This year I’m not making a New Year’s resolution.


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  1. Linda A Brown
    December 30th, 2009 at 10:24 | #1

    Happy New Year Darryle

    Boy, am I glad you gave me the DUCK NECKLACE before

    Cluttercast “went out of business”…

    Thanks again. linda (the duck lady~I am still making

    brownies, let me know)!!!!!

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  2. December 30th, 2009 at 10:49 | #2

    Thanks—and Happy New Year to you!
    As for Cluttercast going “out of business”….not so fast….

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  3. Taffy
    December 30th, 2009 at 16:09 | #3

    Cast out more stuff, I have missed your daily items. Love it, do it again please,

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  4. Barbara
    January 3rd, 2010 at 16:02 | #4

    Darryle,

    I’m hoping you’ll continue with Cluttercast. Not only was I able to win something that I gave to a friend (who still tells me how much she likes her apple pin), but I really enjoy reading your posts about the items themselves & I love see what people write in. It’s also fun when you give us the chance to vote on who should get something.

    It’s also made me think a lot about the clutter in my own life. There have been times when you’ve posted something & I immediately think I want it. But … then I think a little more: do I really NEED it? Will it just go from sitting in your closets to sitting in mine? It’s made me more aware of my inclination to collect clutter.

    All in all, it’s a great thing & I hope it continues. Happy beginning of 2010. Let’s hope it’s a great year for everyone: health, joy & contentment to all.

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  5. January 5th, 2010 at 08:28 | #5

    Such a great idea Darryle!
    We accumulate so much stuff in our lives, our garages and basements are full of those things we just HAD to have… and we used twice.

    Wouldn’t it be easier (and cheaper) to just just borrow or rent those things? It sure would! Which is why we created BorrowMe.com. It allows people to list their stuff and wishes for others to find.

    Got extra stuff you are looking to get rid of? Are you putting together a wish list for that non-profit you work for? We make it easy.

    We need to get ourselves back to the days when we would borrow a cup of sugar from our neighbors. Build better communities, reduce waste, reduce consumption and start feeling good about saving our money!

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  6. January 19th, 2010 at 15:12 | #6

    Keep me posted on this…I’m actually planning a week’s worth of Cluttercasts soon!

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  7. May 17th, 2010 at 19:12 | #7

    This blog is a WONDERFUL idea! Darn, gurl, you are ONTO something! I feel like a pack rat. You’ve INSPIRED me: going for minimal.

    Always in awe,

    Josie

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  8. June 12th, 2010 at 07:28 | #8

    The cluttercast is a graet idea. You get rid of it and someone gets it who can use it. I’d have to be careful, though, because I know people who would take the stuff and go put it in their storage buildings to rot. :-)

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