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post #141 of 154
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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
-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
-1 busted tupperware cheese grater (3pcs total)
-5 blades to a junky replacment attempt for said grater (the other pcs were tossed right after I got it.. these hid in my drawer)
-1 bag of tupperware collapsible bowls and such (20 items total!) that I had in t he bottom of the pantry to donate and forgot
-1 small bag of misc paper gathered from here & there around the house
-1 microfibre hair turban/towel that was a waste of money in the rubbish
post #142 of 154
today was trashing and recycling mostly. dd agreed to send a lot of doll house stuff that we had here from MIL's house back to MIL's house. dd also agreed to donate her Dora fairytale castle and original dolls (ILs never got her anything to go in the dollhouse so she mixed everything).

50-70. all the doll house pieces, 2 hair trimmers and accessories, various paper recycling (i'm guessing at the total)
post #143 of 154
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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
-1 busted tupperware cheese grater (3pcs total)
-5 blades to a junky replacment attempt for said grater (the other pcs were tossed right after I got it.. these hid in my drawer)
-1 bag of tupperware collapsible bowls and such (20 items total!) that I had in t he bottom of the pantry to donate and forgot
-1 small bag of misc paper gathered from here & there around the house
-1 microfibre hair turban/towel that was a waste of money in the rubbish
-Adding a bag full of bubble wrap that was used as a toy and then shoved under a bed
- one TMNT toy (HUGE and stupid as it's more like a transformer) that I have always hated, it is now missing several pieces... kids were in the wading pool so out it went!

will take a break for lunch with the kids shortly and then back into it. I think I've already come close to 100 considering all the clothes and kitchen stuff! The toys will just be icing
post #144 of 154
Yes, I'm totally joining this challenge 3 days before Christmas, but if you saw my house, you'd understand why! We will begin tomorrow and get rid of 100 things by midnight on Christmas Eve!
post #145 of 154
Thread Starter 
EVEN if you are just now joining on Central time you have 50 hours left in this challenge as it ends midnight Christmas Eve. We will be on hiatus for 24 hours then start the new years challenge. So if you sleep 8 hours a night for two nights you still have 34 hours! That's only three things an hour. YOU can do it. You will jump start your enthusiasm for the next challenge.
post #146 of 154
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Originally Posted by BrandiRhoades View Post
Yes, I'm totally joining this challenge 3 days before Christmas, but if you saw my house, you'd understand why! We will begin tomorrow and get rid of 100 things by midnight on Christmas Eve!
You can do it! I AM fairly decluttered and I managed to find 100 items in the time I've been here... and I was sidetracked due to family illnesses and such. And if ya don't hit 100, no biggie, just hop on the 5 a day challenge after the holidays
post #147 of 154
Thanks! I really need this motivation. We're going to end up buried under "stuff."

I got some things into the car that are going away when DS and I run our errands today. So, here goes.

1. candle holder - Goodwill
2-3. shirts - Goodwill
4 - 11. placemats - Goodwill
12. gift for holiday exchange - DD to school
13-14. broken Christmas tree ornaments - trash
post #148 of 154
Here are more!

15. shoes - Goodwill
16. broken plastic piece (to what?) - trash
17 - 18. bags of aluminum cans for recycling (for $)
19 - 41. glass recyclables - won't take curbside
42. bag of diapers - center for abused children
43. outdated sitter instructions - trash
44. stack of old school calendars
45. 2009 wall calendar (that we rarely used)
46-56. solicitation letters for door prizes - various restaurants (I counted them individually because they had to be hand-delivered.)
57-58. freezer-burned veggies

Woo-hoo! Only 42 to go (and 9 more are solicitation letters and 5 are gifts to be mailed)!
post #149 of 154
Had hubby empty out the stuff in the chest freezer that were past their prime. Don't have exact numbers, but I know there was at least one meat pie that was embarassingly old in there. And the bag of shells & heads from last years christmas prawns finally went out in the wheelie bin to be taken tomorrow This is truly embarrassing since we will be picking up this years christmas seafood platter tomorrow

There were a few other things in there so I'll say a total of 5.
post #150 of 154
so far only 1 thing in the trash. i've got to do other things today.

71. geez, i can't even remember, my brains so overwhelmed right now.
post #151 of 154
66. candle and holder - 8 years old, never used!
67. old skirt
68. box of tea
69. old ice tea mix from back of cupboard
70. cream and sugar dish
71. bamboo roll mat and 2 sets of chopsticks
72. 2 wine & cheese themed plates
73. bowl and spreading knife set? (I'm not a fancy hostess type)
74. basket of batteries for recycling
75. bottle of bath oil
76. pilates bands
77. hat
78-83. old purses/bags
84. cleaned out old papers from drawer
85. a bunch of scrapbook paper

ETA ~
86. dress
87. 3 cheap serving trays
88. a bunch of scrapbooking stickers
89. ice tea collection
90. plastic baby spoon and fork
91. cleaned out old food from freezer
post #152 of 154
60. i threw away a CD but dd decided not to let me donate a doll house and some things that went with it so it knocked me back down.
post #153 of 154
Thread Starter 
If any of the mods are available to lock this thread after midnight so we can move on to our New Year challenge that would be AWESOME. That way folks won't get confused and try to keep up with both.


MDCers we rocked this challenge! Even if we didn't make our 100 we did this during the winter holiday season and gave it our best. We are awesome. Take your awesome selves and head on to the new challenge.
post #154 of 154
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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
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....
94 - 97. recycled a handful of empty toiletry bottles after combining several (playing chemist is fun!).
98. old jacket, as in 20+ years old, that DH's mom gave me because DH gave it to her way back when... he is the one who recognized I was unlikely to ever wear it.
99 - 100. DH parted with his old (ancient) box-things that hold male "stuff" on the dresser [I gave him one nice one for Christmas that is big enough to hold everything and looks nice in our room. Hmmm...two went away and one came in...perhaps I should only count one. LOL]

100% of goal!
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