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post #161 of 1298
Baby took a long nap, so did some more clearing out.

Into donate pile:
11 excess food storage containers
3 extra forks
4 plastic baby spoons
8 extra butter knives (seriously how much cutlery do 4 people need?!)
3 christmas cookie tins

29 more items!

112 / 2010
post #162 of 1298
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Originally Posted by major_mama11 View Post
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!
Hee hee, I read this earlier today and thought "ooh that sounds like something I'd do!" and then only minutes later I did it! Can't find the list anywhere, but I think it was about...

10 items - to a mix of recycle & rubbish bin

and luckily I didn't lose my upstairs tally page, which has today's computer junk decluttering figures on it...

14 electrical waste items - to electrical waste box

So... 454+24=478/2010.

And after the computer decluttering, I now have a pile of 46 old software CDs to get rid of (I haven't even started to go through many years' worth of personal photo CDs etc.. eek.. I may need to get my hands on a CD shredder for them!). I need to ring the council tomorrow and see if they accept CDs at the electrical waste depot - I'd hate to throw that many of them in the bin. And I'm a bit odd, I don't like the look of CDs so the "make decorations and wall hangings out of them" websites are lost on me

Hurrah for all of us - we are all doing so well!!!
post #163 of 1298
adding 10 more pieces of junk to my list. I cleaned out my bathroom drawers.
500 out of 2010 only 1500 to go!
post #164 of 1298
9 pieces of misc. junk
4 coasters in a bag for my sister
post #165 of 1298
Last of the day's work:

8 more food storage containers
1 maternity swimsuit
1 brown sweater that is almost the one but just not quite.
3 random small cardboard boxes full of small bits of trash
6 small toys that never get played with
1 headless barbie doll (trash)
4 high school yearbooks (recycle)

24 more items gone!!

Total now at 136 / 2010!!

Probably won't accomplish anything tomorrow, since I'll be sleeping off a night shift. It feels good to get off to a good jump start though!
post #166 of 1298
DD & I got a bag of items ready for charity tonight (for drop-off tomorrow) and we tossed a handful of items in the process and identified two sets of items for freecycle (if no one in our playgroup can use them).

charity = 25 random items
jacket, puzzles, tin, game, cards, fancy boxes, and cat toys the kitty doesn't like.

trash = 3 broken cat toys and 2 dried-up toy doll bottles

My total now is 33.
post #167 of 1298
Last Saturday we really went on a tear and cleared out a BUNCH of stuff. I couldn't keep track of what dh sorted out, and I'm estimating (low) for my stuff because I lost the paper I had my hash marks on..sigh...

I will say that we took an entire pickup's worth of trash to the dump, as well as another load to a local charity. I'm estimating the day's total at 400 items, since I had well over 350 before losing my page. So, 656/2010.
post #168 of 1298
Ugh, demotivation has struck with a vengeance. The weather has changed, the beautiful freezing ice has gone for the first time since Christmas to be replaced with dull rain, it's only just past noon and we already have the lights on in the house, it is dreary (such a great word).

But I did manage a little decluttering in the dreariness...

1 cup - broken (ok, that's not strictly decluttering)
4 magazines - winging their way to a friend
3 random plastic things - recycling
1 big pile of paper - recycling
1 pile of plastic wrappings - bin

478+10=488/2010

488 things gone, yet our home still looks like an elephant has stampeded through it Myself and DD are going out for a coffee break and a nice treat, we shall return with bright fresh happiness and renewed decluttering vigour
post #169 of 1298
i've been gathering things for a couple of weeks, but last night i rounded it all up to count, plus did a ton more decluttering, and had dh load it into the car. so all this stuff is OUT of my house! will drop off at gw for lunch today.

37 kitchen items, mostly cups (got a set of matching glasses for christmas) but also junk drawer junk
30 craft items / sewing notions
31 previously decluttered items (mostly clothes & knicknacks) in two goodwill bags that never made it out of the basement
2 vests, 1 snowsuit & 1 jacket
127 articles of clothing! mostly from 'storage'
1 plastic laundry basket
1 fugly cloth shopping bag
1 ikea bag

i thought listing/counting would be a pita, but it was actually very motivating! my total is 232 so far.
post #170 of 1298
Thread Starter 
Well I haven't done another big spot in the house as of yet, just bits here and there, but I figure I have the whole year to get to 2010

This weekend:

9 miscellaneous bits of stuff
2 bags of food from our pantry we won't eat to a friend
post #171 of 1298
Quote:
Originally Posted by doubledutch View Post
i thought listing/counting would be a pita, but it was actually very motivating! my total is 232 so far.
ka-BOOM! i forgot, dh also got rid of his entire comic book collection last night. i'm going to count that as (very low-ball estimate here) 100 items. in reality, it was probably closer to 200 but i didn't count and i'm happy to call it 100 since it was quick & painless . . . i didn't even have to do anything but remind him!

updated total: 332!
post #172 of 1298
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
DD & I got a bag of items ready for charity tonight (for drop-off tomorrow) and we tossed a handful of items in the process and identified two sets of items for freecycle (if no one in our playgroup can use them).

charity = 25 random items
jacket, puzzles, tin, game, cards, fancy boxes, and cat toys the kitty doesn't like.

trash = 3 broken cat toys and 2 dried-up toy doll bottles

My total now is 33.
We dropped off the bag to Goodwill today before ice skating practice. Yippee! It is out of our house now!

I also recycled the 2009 calendar we were using in our kitchen (photo calendar, so it was a sentimental item....but serves no purpose any longer, so out it goes) and a handmade stuffed paper turkey my DD and her friend made for us (also a sentimental item, but serves no purpose any longer...I did photograph it, though).

My total is 35 now....
Slow and steady will get me to 2010 by the end of 2010, right????
post #173 of 1298
few more bits and bobs today...

2 bits of plastic pots - recycling
6 out-of-date magazines - recycling
1 box-innards - recycling
3 unreusable boxes - recycling
2 dinner plates - accidentally smashed all over the floor by over-enthusiastic chore-helping DD - now in bin (the plates, not DD!).

So... 488+14=502/2010 (yay, the 2 plates got me over the 500 mark, thanks DD!)
post #174 of 1298
Decluttered in bathroom a bit today just to avoid helping DH with the unhappy children for a few precious minutes

4 shampoo bottles, random items to trash or recycle
1 mr bubble that kids are allergic to, bagged up for FIL, aka bubble bath fiend
3 old toothbrushes- trash
3 brand new pantyhose still packaged- Goodwill
1 nail care kit never used- Goodwill
1 very old lotion- trash

13 items + 136 = 149

Also, DD found my Goodwill stash and "reclaimed" two items last night. That's what I get for not immediately putting it all in my trunk- lesson learned!

So 149 - 2 = 147 / 2010 !!
post #175 of 1298
Was at 71/2010.

junk paper pile: 72-75
stuff from under the bathroom sink: 75-87
magazines & random papers: 88-109
post #176 of 1298
From yesterday and today:

1 unneeded box (recycling)
1 pair outgrown socks (church clothes closet)
1 pile of papers from DH's desk (recycling)
1 pile of expired coupons (recycling)
1 old, broken dustpan (trash)
1 used-up chore chart (recycling)
11 small toys (donated)
1 poster-sized coloring book (donated)
1 computer mouse (donated)
1 computer keyboard (donated)
1 old notebook (recycling)
2 CD jewel cases (donated)
1 unloved play dough desk (donated)
1 pile of outdated mailing address labels (trash)
1 used coloring book (trash)
1 stale pantry item (trash)
1 duplicate kids book (donated)


124/2010
post #177 of 1298
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
Slow and steady will get me to 2010 by the end of 2010, right????
RIGHT!

I asked my sister to go through some of her stuff today.She left with 2 big boxes.I'm going to guess about 30 items.And I threw out 2 swirly straws instead of trying to wash them.
post #178 of 1298
Was at 109/2010.

bag of old toys went to a new home: 110-134
post #179 of 1298
I'm in. I'll start tonight.

Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! De-cluttering is my favourite thing. Are we able to post update pictures?
post #180 of 1298
a small pile of random stuff..

4 assorted greeting cards - charity
6 very-expired membership cards - cut up in bin
1 sock-holder peg-thingy for washing-line - charity (I have 4, I can part with one!)
2 books - 2nd hand bookshop
2 bags of glass bottles & jars - bottle bank
1 torn plastic bag - bin

502+16=518/2010
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