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  • #160324

    ninakk
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    Are you one? You can define active as you see fit πŸ™‚ Keep your comments to one post only, please, makes counting easier. Regardless, I think the result may surprise us.

    Here’s #1.

  • #232522

    Nina
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    I’m the other active Nina πŸ™‚

    Makes it # 2

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    clutterbug22
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    #3!

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    Mimi
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    #4

  • #232525

    liag
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    Hi 5.

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    britannia
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    I’m number 6!

  • #232527

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    Lucky 7

  • #232528

    sash
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    Occasionally back, but almost always lurking (and studying!)

  • #232530

    Joless
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    I guess I’m semi-active.

  • #232531

    MichelleOhio
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    Total lurker.

  • #232534

    Katt
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    Frequent lurker, occasional poster.

  • #232537

    paisley
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    That puts me at the very lucky number 13.

  • #232538

    mnbookworm
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    Ok, I was going to be # 13, but Paisley beat me to it. I was double checking my spelling of superstitious as in (“I’m not superstitious, so I’ll be number 13”), but it took me too long…LOL!

    I, too, am a frequent lurker and occasional poster. I’m still uncluttering in tiny increments…but it is going very SLOW, but I WILL keep at it. This forum has been a help and inspiration to me…and is also some great reading.

    So, I should be # 14 (unless someone else is posting at the same time).

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    Me 15.

  • #232542

    Larousse
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    16!
    Have mostly been a lurker but I’m trying to post more often πŸ™‚

  • #232543

    Astreja
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    Unclutterer #17 checking in!

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    lucy1965
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    #19!

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    Sky
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    #20

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    djk
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    Forever 21

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    Swede
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    #23! (the date I was born… how fitting!)

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    bandicoot
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    #24 here.

  • #232555

    chacha1
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    #24 sometimes overactive.

  • #232556

    Northshore
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    #26–frequent lurker, post only when I need motivation to get something done. I guess I should be posting more often πŸ™‚ (and I jumped to 26 because there were two 24’s–I do know my numbers.)

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    Ella
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    27

  • #232563

    happymonkey
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    #28, although my activity varies depending on how busy I am with work stuff.

  • #232569

    ceduke
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    #29, I think I’m active πŸ™‚

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    Rosa
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    30.

  • #232581

    irishbell
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    Oh, to be 31 again…..

  • #232584

    TatiLie
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    Number 33

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    Hansi
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    Post 34 (the same as my age) πŸ˜‰

  • #232592

    vjb
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    #35 Newly active again after a hiatus. πŸ™‚

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    boxroom
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    #36 here πŸ™‚

  • #232596

    luxcat
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    umm… 37 I suppose?

  • #232604

    gailbon
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    #38, and mostly a daily participant

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    Parsifal
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    #39.

  • #232614

    mdfloyd
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    #41

    I lurk about 95% of the time, then post in spurts!

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    irishbell
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    Secret squirrel- I will be 32, you may be 31!

  • #232616

    Jackthetiger
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    # 42 here.

    Isn’t 42 supposed to be some answer about the meaning of the Universe?

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    arthelemis
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    @Jackthetiger : I’m jealous, I wanted to be the answer about the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything ! πŸ˜€

    Yay for Douglas Adams fans !

    Guess I’ll be # 43 then (pout)

  • #232620

    Jackthetiger
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    Arthelemis, clearly it means much more to you than it does to me. I am not really a Sci Fi fan. I offer you Number 42 in the interests of universal justice and I am happy to be number 43 πŸ™‚

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    ChiFlower
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    #44 and yes that’s how old I am!

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    Lounger
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    #45 Hello all

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    Swaps
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    # 46 Always lurking and learning so much more!

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    Sasjanep
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    #47 I lurk more than I post, but am here in spirit!

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    sleepykitten
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    #48 present

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    s
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    Wow! #49. Avid reader; I consider you friends and inspiration!

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    mh
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    Lurker, rarely post, but daily reader…. #50…!!

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    Barbs
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    #51

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    #52 Been busy with work. Not as much time to read like I use to have. I do try to stop in and post my progress and/or pictures when I have a chance to let everyone know that I am still at it. Everyone’s help/advise/support here is why I have gotten as far as I have. *thank you*

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    herisff
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    #53 Daily reader (mostly lurker), rare poster.

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    Claycat
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    Semi-active #54

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    Netleigh
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    #55 sometimes more active than others.

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    britannia
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    Laetitia: you are #57. Secret Squirrel discovered that she was the second #31 and then declared herself to be #32. The next person is #58.

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    glossta1
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    #58 for me then…

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    whyawhelk
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    #59 then, I suppose, active reader and sporadic poster.

  • #232980

    arthelemis
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    bumping this post to make it visible for more people

    ^^bump

    (Do not count me… continue from # 59)

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    Active apart from recent winter blues :-/
    61?

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    lottielot
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    62

  • #233014

    ninakk
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    You are so silly, people πŸ™‚ It doesn’t matter, the numbering I mean. I just tricked you if you haven’t noticed this next to the thread title:
    (68 posts) (62 voices)

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    @ Ninakk – in that case I’d like to be known as number 103 πŸ™‚

    It’s a fun thread btw!

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    rutheverhart
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    #63

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    Ella
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    ninakk, you sneaky. I want to change my number to pi.

  • #233090

    pkilmain
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    Okay, then I’d be #64. I have missed you all – blame it on 3 weeks of traveling and my DH’s hip replacement.

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    ninakk
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    Yup, sneaky sneaky.

    pkilmain, I hope your husband heals quickly! Glad to see you again.

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    Allison
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    Ella – lol!

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    ElbowRoom
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    65
    Lurker, inspired by all. ATAD when not swamped with work (spring thru summer usually on overload.)

  • #233143

    poodle
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    #66, Although not as active as I have been in the past. More of a reader now, than an actual poster. But, I’m still doing random daily (or every few days) throwing out. I hope to really get some stuff accomplished this weekend.

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    Irulan
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    #67. Inconsistent poster, back after traveling to care for an ill relative!

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    ninakk
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    Irulan is #68, someone wrote the same number twice or something. Tsk tsk.

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    I totally love how Ella and I tried to throw a monkey wrench into the counting and everyone very sensibly stuck with the original numbering system.

    πŸ™‚ This forum is full of wonderfully sensible people. I really love coming here πŸ™‚

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    Irulan
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    @ninakk: If I got the numbering right, then I’d be consistent. I’ve got a reputation to maintain πŸ˜‰

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    I believe that would make me #69, then. DON’T EVEN!

    (We had a student whose mother complained that the paper number on her 14 year old daughter at softball tryouts was 69 and Mom was upset about this. I guess the kid was cut and the point became moot. I wonder if Mommie made an impression of some kind…)

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    xarcady
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    I used to be an active lurker. Then life imploded. Now things are mostly back to normal and I can start reading this site on a regular basis again.

    But I don’t post much. For one thing, other people usually say what I was going to say. The other thing is that I am not a minimalist and don’t want to be. I just want to get control of the stuff I have and declutter some of it. Sometimes this forum takes a strong minimalist stance and I don’t want to bump up against that. So I just glean information from the posts here, which has been very helpful.

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    Jackthetiger
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    Xarcady, you absolutely deserve a number – #70

    Now that we have a numerical appellations, I could not resist …

    ?s = Susanintexas

    ? = Clutterbug22 + Mimi’s right thumb

  • #233507

    glossta1
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    Xarcady, I don’t aspire to minimalism either – just a comfortable calmish and functional space around me at home and at work. I’m sure there are lots of us like that on here. And lots of us who are only partly on the way to however minimalist or otherwise they wish to be. So do post when the fancy takes you.

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    Swede
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    I never wanted to become minimalist either. But then my goals for decluttering kept moving in a circle that became smaller and smaller and all of a sudden I am a minimal-ish. It can sneak up on you! πŸ˜‰ That does not mean I want everyone else to be like me though. I love to read other ppls point of view on things, so please post more xarcady! πŸ™‚

  • #233519

    djk
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    Lol I think I am the “unwilling minimalist”. Never wanted to be, still don’t want to be, but living in a tiny space with a crap layout is pushing me in that direction, balk though I might.

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    Allison
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    I like the concept of minimalism, but I don’t aspire to be a minimalist either. I like having furniture and clothes! As for knick knacks, meh…Perhaps I will someday be “minimal’ish” as Swede puts it (lol – I’m loving that!) but labeling myself as a minimalist seems too restricting. If I want something, I don’t want to feel like I’m depriving myself for not getting it because I want to fit into a certain criteria of how other people live their lives. Rules are good for some, probably most, but I think they can easily be counter productive depending on where you apply them in your life.

    It’s like Eddie Vedder’s song Society, “There’s those thinking more or less, less is more. But if less is more, how are you keeping score? Means for every point you make, your level drops. Kind’a like starting from the top, you can’t do that.”

    I found it interesting how he countered the lyrics in the beginning of his song which had to do with wanting more than you have or need, by referencing minimalism. Basically saying that it can be too much at either end of the spectrum depending on how you look at it. Even though a minimalist lifestyle is lacking of possessions, if one over thinks it then they can just as easily still clutter their world regardless by having too many rules and limitations.

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    Katt
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    I’m another “unwilling minimalist” as djk so aptly put it. I don’t really fully embrace the mindset, but I very much appreciate PEEP, it just keeps things calmer.

    I like having room to put all the laundry away. I like not being afraid to open the pots & pans cupboard. I like having the things that I need–but the trick there is that I actually need less than my brain thinks I do. Aye, there’s the rub πŸ™‚

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    Sky
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    My goal was never minimalism but as I’ve decluttered, peeped and organized, I love empty, uncrowded spaces and fewer of everything.

    What amazes me is how much stuff I bought, needed and found so appealing is now gone and I don’t miss ANYTHING!

    I doubt I’ll ever be a true minimalist but it does appeal to me.

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    glossta1
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    Minimalism sounds so EFFICIENT, but actually there are non-minimalist ways to be efficient too. I was reminded of this recently because my daughter is now expecting her first child, and she was reminiscing the other day about how, when she was little, my mum kept cut-down pieces of cereal packet in the kitchen drawer with crayons etc for art projects, and she is looking forward to me doing the same for the next generation. Of course fiddling about with empty cereal packets when a pack of paper is cheap is very cluttery, but it re-uses the card, card is easier for a tot to draw on than paper, and it builds irreplaceable memories. So I shan’t be minimalist on that one! Cereal packet in hand, where are the scissors…

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    OnARoll
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    I can’t believe this thread is still running, but I guess if I’ve seen it several times I must be “active” enough.

    So #71 here, I think.

    Minimalism is a great concept, but I plan to stop short of losing interesting shreds of the past. You can’t be the family historian or a musician or a reader and be truly minimalist. Well, maybe you can, but I don’t want to go that far down the road, and that’s okay.

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    I just enjoy the not shopping part of minimalism. And the being able to find stuff part. I sort of enjoy housekeeping more too.

    @Glossta – my dad brought scrapped computer printouts from work for us to draw on. I don’t remember any friends getting clean paper, we all got the backs of letters etc. I don’t remember paper being affordable before home printers.

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    luxcat
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    @lifekeepshappening. it’s still not affordable, just now we all steal it from work πŸ˜›

    I am not a minimalist by any stretch of the imagination. I like furniture, clothes/shoes/bags, art, books, kitchen gear, etc. I have far more than I really *need* but it makes me happy.

    It does seem to have levelled off at “enough”

    some friends came by on Saturday who had not seen our “new” house (we’ve been here about a year). they asked “did you have to buy a lot of new furniture? this house is larger than your old place” “no… we said.. confused… we did buy one bedroom set, since now we have 2 guest rooms… and another set of sheets… but everything else is the same”

    we put the furniture and gear from our flat into a home nearly 2x the size. now we look very minimal LOL. but we don’t want any MORE stuff…. perhaps a touch LESS.

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    @luxcat – I buy our paper, but it’s the printer ink that my son gets through that kills me. “Fast draft” means nothing to that boy!

    I’m going to be doing the opposite of you – moving from a large minimal-looking house into a cozy apartment where DF already has his stuff. We’ll see how minimal and self-righteous I am once I’ve moved πŸ™‚

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