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post #141 of 277
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46. lots of dud pens

47. dried out permanent markers

 

Ooh, thanks for the idea! We have so many pens and markers lying around I need to go through those too!

 

43-56) old half-used misc skin care items

57-61) 5 coffee cups

62) ladle

63) spatula

64) cheese slicer

65-66) sippy cups

67) bottle stopper

68) fake houseplant

69) lunchbox

70-71) Christmas ornaments

72-73) plastic food containers

 

77 to go! Time to hit those closets carrot.gif

 

can i count the bottle of wine i am currently emptying? drink.gif
 

post #142 of 277
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I really, really need to declutter our mudroom.  The cupboards in there are a mess of home renovation junk.  I'm scared to start.  help.gif


I've felt like that before.  15 minutes at a time, 1 shelf at a time.  If you just do a little and walk away, it gets easier.

post #143 of 277
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94. Another pair of pants.


95. Boots DH bought 2 years ago for DD in the wrong size and they STILL don't fit. It never ocurred to him to see if what was IN the box matched what was on the outside at Target (this is just astonishing to me, but Vive La Difference). To the school social worker for the giving tree. I hope someone can use them. Have been meaning to do this for the last TWO Christmases.

 

96-97. Two packages of socks that I bought to go with the boots. One went with the boots and one went into the package of underwear I bought for my Giving Tree gift. Its like Holiday Helper.

 

 

 


 

post #144 of 277

98. knife block - sold for $8 to a guy looking for one.

99. Watch - very nice watch that I never used - going to my sister for a present.

 

(darn - I wish I had one more thing!)

post #145 of 277
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98. knife block - sold for $8 to a guy looking for one.

99. Watch - very nice watch that I never used - going to my sister for a present.

 

(darn - I wish I had one more thing!)

HA !!! so close any mintue now item 100 thumbsup.gif

post #146 of 277
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I really, really need to declutter our mudroom.  The cupboards in there are a mess of home renovation junk.  I'm scared to start.  help.gif


I've felt like that before.  15 minutes at a time, 1 shelf at a time.  If you just do a little and walk away, it gets easier.



I'm not sure I can do this project that way.  Some of the home imrpovement supplies are in the basement cabinet, which is also a mess...  And what I'd like to do is take the items we use most often and put them in the mudroom cabinet and those used less often downstairs.  And to do that I need to clear out both and move things back and forth.  But, I did ask DH to watch DS for a few hours tomorrow so I can have some uninterrupted work time.  I'll just take every single item out of both cabinets, make a huge mess, and sort my way out of it!  Thank God for baby gates, so I can shut DS out of the mudroom while I move toxic chemicals and small fasteners, etc.

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1. dish drainer (does it count if I replaced it with a new, folding one so doesn't take up any space in the cupboard?)

2. 1 book

3. small pile of paperwork/old bills

4. box of glass votive candle holders

5. 2 stuffed animals

6. 2 pairs of shoes

7. bag of plastic bags (recycled)

8. mylar balloons from DS's b-day

9. free sample disposable razor

10. borrowed book returned to owner

11. lots of straws and plastic silverware

12. old set of dishes (given to a friend)

13. plastic outdoor table and chairs set

14. small pile of maternity clothes

15. small box of baby toys

16. sippy cups

17. little box misc junk

18. small box of baby accessories to sell

 19. old hangers

20. doorway jumper

21 - 35. 15 pieces of 0-3 month baby clothing (to sell) 

36 - 46. 11 newborn "gowns" (to sell)

47 - 64. 18 unneeded diaper inserts (to sell)

65 - 72. 8 unneeded baby hand-me downs (to sell)

73. carseat bunting (to sell)

74. fleece jacket with holes

75. OLD Gore-Tex rain jacket

76. DH's barn coat

77. 2 tiny stuffed animals

78. replaced blender with single-serving version to free up cupboard space

79. DH's old socks (about 20 pair!) that he trashed

80. serving plate returned to owner

81 - 85. another pile of baby clothes 

86 - 94. 12-24 month baby clothes

95 - 100.  0-3 month baby clothes 

101. 2 ruined paintbrushes 

102. 2 pairs of jeans

103. a tee shirt from a musical I was in back in high school (it's only been 10 years!  LOL)

104. old canning jar lids

 

46 to go!  Woohoo!

 

post #147 of 277
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46 to go!  Woohoo!

 


At this rate, by the time you get to 150 I think your post will fill the whole page!

post #148 of 277

I cleared out a very full drawer! joy.gif

 

61. dried out mascara

62. xmas stickers

63. 64.  2 old cosmetics bags

65. old candle

66.67.2 old exercise books

68. assorted wrapping paper and gift bags

69. assorted rubbish from drawer

70. unwanted mail..magazine and brochures

post #149 of 277

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46 to go!  Woohoo!

 


At this rate, by the time you get to 150 I think your post will fill the whole page!

 

Hmm, yeah...  I guess I am a bit of a space hog!  innocent.gif

 

I started clearing out the mudroom cabinet today...  What a mess.  It's not perfect now, but I wouldn't be embarassed if it was standing open and people saw inside!

 

105.  old dog bones

106.  lighbulb boxes (consolidated)

107.  miscellaneous hardware from installing my blinds

108.  nasty old rags

109.  "paint-removing" sanding block that gouges wood

110.  length of coaxial cable

111.  telephone cable

112.  lots of little odds and ends that aren't worth listing separately

 

 38 to go!

post #150 of 277

58 shower curten , 59 trash can Im not sure I will be able to make it to 150 yet but soo hopeing

post #151 of 277

3 piles of boxes from the shed put into recycling pile

3 rolls of old Christmas paper that got damp

11 assorted Christmas items listed on Freecycle (will go to thrift if not claimed by Sunday)

1 jar of fermented food that went bad dumped

4 more items of clothes put into thrift pile

4 pants that are too tight put onto top shelf of my closet until I lose 20 pounds or so (and it WILL happen!!!)

 

259 things decluttered/thrown away/put into use/gotten out of the way!!!

post #152 of 277

113.  hand-me-down dress that I've never worn

114.  OLD but working electric razor that was handed down from my grandma to my mom to me (to Goodwill pile)

post #153 of 277

60 fenugreek capsules

post #154 of 277

Minus one...because DD rescued all the cooking magazines!

 

70. 71. 2 sticker books

post #155 of 277

72. old flashing light ball

73. old glasses case

74. pile of clothes from DD's room

75. old pack party invitations

76. Japanese decoration

77. old kids crayon set

post #156 of 277

i wasnt even trying and i think i've done this!  we were waiting for a nephew to start trying to have kids....so we kept all of our baby items.  gave up and started selling them all via ebay and craiglist.  think i made about $1500!  A few things left over, and those are going to someone who works for me that its pregnant now.

 

I gained 1 closet back and now can walk in my attic.  LOVE IT!

post #157 of 277

OMG!! I think my Christmas knitting was in the last bag I took to Goodwill! 

 

It's no where else and I have this vague memory that I was supposed to check the bag before I handed it off. When I got there, I made sure my dry cleaning wasn't going, but I didn't check the little bag. I called them yesterday and they didn't have it but suggested I come in today. I think they open at 9:00 am. It was over a week ago. I'm so upset. It was my really expensive rosewood needles. Not to mention the hat is supposed to be a gift that needs to be mailed. 

post #158 of 277

Oh dear Ive had that happen it was heart breaking and I am now very very careful hope you find it : )

today I am cleaning out my old apartment and draging whats probley another car or two  load of stuff over hear to sort through maybe I will get my 150 after all . I really really really want my home orgamzied and not full of extra stuff so I cna make space in my life for better things like time with my son and more babies  not picking up crap !

post #159 of 277

100-101-102: Three stuffed animals while I was at Goodwill looking for my knitting. They threw some yarn out but it's questionable if it was actually mine, which had needles in it and was more of a ball than a skein. But - who knows when you're processing stuff like that. 

 

The 100th item is pretty bitter-sweet here. Not the celebration I thought it would be. 

post #160 of 277

Oh, Elllien, I'm so very sorry!   Heartbreaking!

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