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post #141 of 1298
Today's haul:

2 boxes of expired snack bars (trash/recycling)
1 broken toy wand (trash)
1 broken toy baton (trash)
1 small change purse (donated)
1 t-shirt (donated)
1 Barbie ornament (donated)
1 key chain (donated)
2 strands of Mardi Gras beads (donated)
1 kitchen timer (donated)
13 small toys (donated)
2 broken toys (trash)
1 matchless sock (trash)
2 plastic mixing bowls with lids (donated)
6 random flotsam from junk basket
1 library book (returned)
3 saved, but useless, boxes (recycling)
1 pile of expired coupons (recycling)

96/2010

Not too bad for a walk around the house.
post #142 of 1298
60 + items just left my house with a friend.I decided to count them.While he was here my husband kept telling him it was ok to leave the stuff.What is this man trying to do to me?Now he doesn't want to let go of stuff that doesn't even belong to him???
post #143 of 1298
My goodness! DH is really on board with all this decluttering We just went through a big pile of old computer junk (shock!)

So, I can update with:
1 scrappy colouring book (not DH's ) - recycling
22 old product manuals - recycling
29 wires/electronics/computer bits - waste electrical box (I'm counting as I put stuff into this, but it won't get dropped off till next week, but that stuff ain't coming back out of it!)
2 CDs - charity
3 Useless bits of foam - bin
2 more cotton reusable bags - charity
2 broken CD covers - recycling

So.... 336+61=397/2010 and DH has agreed to go though more computer "junk" tomorrow
post #144 of 1298
42 random things I found whilst cleaning up for dd's birthday party.

307/2010
post #145 of 1298
I've been pretty busy the last couple of days and haven't been able to work on getting things out of here.

Old, broken child-view mirror for car (trashed)
post #146 of 1298
I got the first three items out of our house yesterday. The middle school across the street was having an electronics waste recycling event and DH handed me three items from our family office he was willing to recycle. It was actually rather funny because they ask you what you are recycling when you drive up (I was headed to get DD or I would have walked). I could answer the first screening because they were obviously not computers or TVs. After that, though, I just smiled and said, "I have no idea WHAT they are, but I do know they are electronic gizmos of some kind." They took them and there were three guys standing around looking at them when I left.

3/2010 = some ridiculously low percentage
post #147 of 1298
So my husband was willing to get rid of 20 pieces of clothing from the tubs of sentimental clothes.Yes.He has tubs of clothes he does not ever plan to wear again but is keeping for sentimental reasons.But I'm the one with too much stuff not him.

So yesterday was:

20 clothing items
1 window shade
1 busted sled
4 cute chair cushions that just don't fit my lifestyle
4 useless plastic containers
5 movies that are going back to their owners
1 wine rack
2 misc

38 more items!
post #148 of 1298
Last night found :
12 kid books
20 items dh clothes (picked through by him)
1 random whatsit

33/2010
post #149 of 1298
15 more misc items this morning.
post #150 of 1298
Aaargh... I haven't been keeping track. I'm going to estimate at about 50 and go from there!

Lots on my list to do today so hopefully I can update tonight!
post #151 of 1298
A wee bit more today, random stuff from all around the house

1 rubbishy plastic ice-pop maker - recycling
3 old travel brochures - recycling
4 porridge measurers - recycling
9 random plastic things - recycling
6 reusable plastic bags - charity
2 reusable cotton bags - charity
1 shirt - charity
1 A5 folder - charity
1 picture frame - charity
4 books - returned to owner
1 craft magazine - returned to owner
22 old floppy discs - part rubbish/part recycling/all gone
2 big bags of glass bottles to bottle bank

397+57=454/2010
post #152 of 1298
OOh, yeah, I'm joining this thread! I've already started and am at 75/2010!
post #153 of 1298
Oh yeah, I'm joining this!
post #154 of 1298
Anyone want to help me guesstimate how much stuff is in this pile?I separated it out before I started counting.
post #155 of 1298
I am freecycling our highchair today and I also cleaned out the coat closet. Tossed a few and have some coats for freecycle. so about another 10 things.

50/2010
post #156 of 1298
Quote:
Originally Posted by rere View Post
Anyone want to help me guesstimate how much stuff is in this pile?I separated it out before I started counting.
Oh boy. I am terrible with counting individual items when I just want everything OUT! What I have done is count the number of items in the most average bag and then count the bags and multiply. Not an exact total, but it would approximate the real number closer than a random guess...

GOOD JOB ON GETTING ALL OF THAT OUT OF YOUR HOUSE!!!
post #157 of 1298
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
Oh boy. I am terrible with counting individual items when I just want everything OUT! What I have done is count the number of items in the most average bag and then count the bags and multiply. Not an exact total, but it would approximate the real number closer than a random guess...

GOOD JOB ON GETTING ALL OF THAT OUT OF YOUR HOUSE!!!
Thanks.That's a good idea!
post #158 of 1298
Quote:
Originally Posted by rere View Post
He has tubs of clothes he does not ever plan to wear again but is keeping for sentimental reasons.But I'm the one with too much stuff not him.
Sounds a lot like my husband! With him it's shoes from 15 years ago, old clothing, memorabilia, but the worst is shelves and shelves of video games and DVDs that he has never played or watched in the eight years I've known him. But I have too much stuff because I still have one small shelf of my college textbooks. Riiiight...

1 dress that I will never fit into
1 shirt that makes me feel frumpy
2 men's shirts (DH culled from closet)
2 non-absorbent baby towels
1 ugly baby jacket
10 baby and kid clothing items
1 pair of house slippers
3 pairs of little girl gloves
1 extra little girl winter hat
12 books that were given to me that I was keeping out of guilt
1 cheapo apron
2 extra cheese cutters
(all of above donated)
3 containers veggie scraps (compost)
2 boxes cardboard from christmas (recycled)
4 expired medications (trash)
1 old medicine dropper (trash)
4 stretched out hairbands (trash)
2 hairbands that are too tight on me (donated)
4 assorted pieces paper trash off bathroom counter
4 videotapes that depress me
2 DVDs that have never been watched
4 books for nephew
1 board game for nephew
1 old bath toy
3 armloads steel and plastic recyclables
1 old catalog (recycled)

83 / 2010!

This is my first day of hard-core decluttering. I went around the house like a madwoman, with the baby on my back. I got so into it that I threw away the paper and pen that I was keeping track with intially, and had to start over with keeping track!

Already this has been inspiring a lot of thoughts. I realized that a lot of the stuff I hang onto is rooted in a lack of faith in God/ the universe/ other people to provide when/if a certain situation happens. Such as, the extra kids' clothing that I hang onto for when/if we become foster parents someday (much more clothing in each size than one kid could ever wear). The business suit that I interviewed in when I graduated college- which is an awesome interview suit, but really, I don't anticipate changing jobs anytime soon, and if I don't consign or donate it soon, it will be out of style! The old children's books that I save just in case our library closes or something (if libraries all lose their funding, keeping a copy of the book version of Shrek 2 will be the least of my concerns). I mean, c'mon, Self! Just let go of this stuff!
post #159 of 1298
53 items gone from our bedroom (mostly clothes and books!)

360/2010
post #160 of 1298
Joining in here! I really, really need to do this. This is my DH's late Christmas present. He would say it's 6 years late! ugh.....going to start now.
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