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post #121 of 154
Oooh, ok, I want to play. I haven't started yet and may have to wait until after Christmas to start mine, but I'll try to start before. I still have next week .

I hear ya on getting rid of old baby clothes. I've kept about half of DDs so far, and many of the ones I've let go I've taken pictures of. I've gotten in a habit of taking pictures of things we've owned before we donate them for some reason. At least the digital clutter is smaller .

Shonda
post #122 of 154
I have fallen off the wagon, mainly due to a run of gastro bugs thru the family (me included ) and 2 days of vertigo (thanks to the jackhammer crew in front of the supermarket entrance, nothin but love for ya guys )

BUT, I'm going out this afternoon sans kids and I'll put the following in my car to drop off:

1 bag of toys to donate to day care (about 10toys)
1 bag of clothing from the kids (20+)
1 bag of clothing from MY closet (who knows! at least 10 things)
pile of junk mail & magazines the kids cut up for crafts (15ish)
1 batch of muffins... gone the old fashioned way

Might add more to the car as I come across it during the day.
post #123 of 154
87. TI 85 calculator to freecycle!

more to go tomorrow!
post #124 of 154
My plan is to get all the rest of our donations OUT of here tomorrow. I've done the sell, give to friends, freecycle bit, so what is left is for the salvation army or purple heart thrift store (whichever is accepting drop-off donations tomorrow).....
post #125 of 154
i want to join (better late than never)! yesterday i listed 10 items on craigslist and a lady is coming for 1 today. i plan to list 3 more items on craigslist and will try to find 7 for donation. if i can do 10 a day, that will get me close to 100 by christmas. i wish i had seen this a few days ago; i just gave away some plant pots and food like 3 days ago.

1. tv stand
post #126 of 154
do you count multiples of an item (for example, clothes hangers) as 1 thing or count each individually?
post #127 of 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by meandk0610 View Post
do you count multiples of an item (for example, clothes hangers) as 1 thing or count each individually?
no rules - do what YOU think is right for YOU.
post #128 of 154
the same lady bought 2 other things. more money and less stuff!

1. tv stand
2. tea set
3. lamp
post #129 of 154
88-90. 3 blankets to hedgehog rescue
91. small animal carrier
92-96. litterboxes
97. small storage shelf set
98. bag of bottles, food dishes, etc
99. food dispenser
100. 4 cardboard tubes

woohoo! I did it! more to go, though.

101-105. 5 boxes of NEW glass ball ornaments
106. NEW box of clips for hanging lights on your roof
107. a few random ornaments we purged
108. bread knife (it was nice, but I finally made the decision to downsize)
109-111. 3 plastic water bottles

woohoo!
post #130 of 154
i listed 3 more things for sale but won't count them until they sell. i also gathered up some donation stuff.

1. tv stand
2. tea set
3. lamp
4-6. women's shorts
7-11. women's belts
12-17. men's belts
18. men's belt buckle
19. dress socks
20. FM transmitter
21-32. plastic hangers
33. anti-embolism tights
34. toothbrush case
35. cell phone case
36. soap dish
37. Lancome bag
post #131 of 154
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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
45. We finally started using our new crockpot (amazing 3-in-1 version!) and since it works, I recycled the majority of the box. Some of the packaging had to be trashed, though. This box was HUGE and frees up a nice amount of space in our bedroom! (It has been there since Black Friday, when we got it....regular price is $70+ depending on where you buy it and we got it for $27 brand new. Our old one needed replacing due to the finish wearing off of the crock interior and because it isn't quite big enough for us.)
46. I asked several neighbors if they needed the rest of our tube of construction adhesive and no one did. So, I tossed the tube and plastic and the rags I used into the trash. I recycled the box lid I had dragged the whole kit and caboodle around in while I finished adhering cabinet pieces and transition strips over the weekend.

46/100 = 46% of goal
I finally got the rest of our donations out of here and to the charity today!

47. old crockpot that was too small for us now
48. really old pair of tennis shoes (still look good on the outside and I hope someone else can use them, but they were not giving me enough support any longer)
49. book that was given to us, so we're passing it on now that we've read it
50. short-sleeve shirt of DH's that he hasn't worn since July (I turned all of our hangers backwards on July 31)
51. cheerleader costume that DD outgrew
52 - 62. new in packages floating candles - I have never burned a floating candle in my life, so I have no idea why I had so many. I don't even have a suitable container for doing so...
63 - 67. candles that have no place in our home and a candle holder I don't like
68 - 90. toys DD decided other children would like better than she does (all in good shape, too). These were all in one medium sized Trofast bin, but we kept the bin.
91 - 92. two stacking/nesting bins I have owned for 20 years! I no longer need them, but they still have plenty of life left in them.
93. kids chef hat DD outgrew

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!

93/100 = 93% of goal

I don't know if I'll get anything else out before Christmas, but hopefully I can meet the 100 items goal by New Year's Eve....
post #132 of 154
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Originally Posted by meandk0610 View Post
do you count multiples of an item (for example, clothes hangers) as 1 thing or count each individually?
Totally up to you.

I counted children's hangers as one, but I counted each individual candle. No real reason except it was easy to ditch the children's hangers since DD will not need them anymore. It was harder for me to give the candles away, so I felt each one deserved mention.
post #133 of 154
more donation stuff.

1. tv stand
2. tea set
3. lamp
4-6. women's shorts
7-11. women's belts
12-17. men's belts
18. men's belt buckle
19. dress socks
20. FM transmitter
21-32. plastic hangers
33. anti-embolism tights
34. toothbrush case
35. cell phone case
36. soap dish
37. Lancome bag
38. stuffed dragon
39. plastic frog
40. toy airplane
41. boohbah toy
42-43. stuffed mama & baby monkeys
44. stuffed dog
45. glow worm
46. farm animal electronic toy
post #134 of 154
112. a book. I tried to take a whole box of books to Half Price books, but they only offered me $5.25 for the best 5 books, so I took them all back home + one more ... BUT I did give one of the books as a birthday present tonight!
and came home with 3 silly dressup hats.
sigh.
this is WHY I live in a house full of clutter.
one thing *out*, 3 things *in*.
post #135 of 154
added more donation stuff.

1. tv stand
2. tea set
3. lamp
4-6. women's shorts
7-11. women's belts
12-17. men's belts
18. men's belt buckle
19. dress socks
20. FM transmitter
21-32. plastic hangers
33. anti-embolism tights
34. toothbrush case
35. cell phone case
36. soap dish
37. Lancome bag
38. stuffed dragon
39. plastic frog
40. toy airplane
41. boohbah toy
42-43. stuffed mama & baby monkeys
44. stuffed dog
45. glow worm
46. farm animal electronic toy
47. stuffed bear
48. stuffed bunny
49. stuffed dog
post #136 of 154
Thread Starter 


I am so happy for everyone. Please see the new thread for our after christmas challenge. We are gonna have a rockin January in the decluttering world.
post #137 of 154
So, before we move to the next thread- I think I finished, but didn't write everything down, so

1-25 clothes
26-31-pots & pans
32-42-stuffed animals
43-47-coasters and placemats
48-womens shoes
49-61-box of junk
62-68-books

I have 2 bags of diapers and 3 boxes of baby clothes I need to drop of to a lady in my moms group and I'll finish after my ds wakes from his nap. Progress:
post #138 of 154
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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
I have fallen off the wagon, mainly due to a run of gastro bugs thru the family (me included ) and 2 days of vertigo (thanks to the jackhammer crew in front of the supermarket entrance, nothin but love for ya guys )

BUT, I'm going out this afternoon sans kids and I'll put the following in my car to drop off:

1 bag of toys to donate to day care (about 10toys)
1 bag of clothing from the kids (20+)
1 bag of clothing from MY closet (who knows! at least 10 things)
pile of junk mail & magazines the kids cut up for crafts (15ish)
1 batch of muffins... gone the old fashioned way

Might add more to the car as I come across it during the day.
-Adding 2 warped frying pans in the bin,
-1 bag of assorted junk mail that has come in recently (and this time of year? LOTS OF IT)
-1 pair of jeans with holes in numerous places, in the bin
more kids clothes added to the donate bag
- off season clothes stored properly (ya know, instead of in a pile on my closet floor )
-added several shirts I hate to the donate bag


I'm trying to concentrate on my bedroom as it's the catch all for crap Making a fair dent in the closet floor & shelf space! Also spotted a box in the garage that has stuff that is likely donatable so I'm going to try to get to that when dh gets home. then I'm going to inform him he has to take it to St. Vinnie's for me

More to come during the day
post #139 of 154
Thread Starter 
Would it be rude to put the rubbermaid box I use to put things in to go to Goodwill right beside the Christmas tree? Really? OK I'll behave.
post #140 of 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by mommaof3boz View Post
Would it be rude to put the rubbermaid box I use to put things in to go to Goodwill right beside the Christmas tree? Really? OK I'll behave.
rude? no ... practical!!!
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