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post #61 of 277
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Originally Posted by MrsH View Post

oh old hangers, I love it! My daughter is napping now or else I'd dance upstairs to go throw them out.  I only got to one thing: a sock with a hole in it.  The type that makes you embarrassed to take your shoes off in front of anyone.  129 to go. 


Got rid of a whole bunch more!

  1. another holey sock
  2. some stray gears from a set we donated last year
  3. the baby's too-small shoes (donated to a friend)
  4. 2 jackets that were left at our house over a year ago
  5. 1 robe also left at our house
  6. Pooh-bear Halloween outfit, so a cousin can wear it next year!
  7. crackers that had been opened in my diaper bag for... uhm, maybe 6 months? 
  8. A stray Halloween decoration, trashed it
  9. stroller mosquito net - donated
  10. My daughter even got in on the action with these three: a pile of papers
  11. a little dinky helicopter that was broken
  12. small box of miscellaneous items

 

117 to go!

post #62 of 277
  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, sippy cups, and misc junk
  16. small box of baby accessories to sell
  17. old hangers
post #63 of 277

38-44. 3 hats, 3 scarves and a sweater. 

post #64 of 277

45. Chenille pillow with a hole. I used the stuffing to make a tiny bed pillow which had been all cut out and sewn and then left in the UFO pile. 

46. 2 pairs of maternity panty-hose. Both with holes. 

post #65 of 277

47. Handful of DDs school papers while she wasn't looking. 

48. Broken plastic purse- basket and old cheap lei - PITCHED. This is so liberating. 

post #66 of 277


 

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Originally Posted by FrugalGranolaMom View Post

1. Old pair of oven mitts that no longer keep the heat out
2. Sippy cup DS never used
3. Handful of burp cloths

147 to go

Spent most of the day cooking, hope to get a lot more done tomorrow.

 

Finally back on track! DH took DS with him to run errands today.

 

4-7) 4 purses

8-9) 2 pairs of shoes DS quickly grew out of

10-17) 8 makeup bags (wow!)

18) tote bag

19) suitcase

20) expandable travel bag thingy that we've never used

 

Woohoo! 130 to go...time to get back to it!

We have another one of those neighborhood donation pick-ups tomorrow so all of this will be leaving the house then! banana.gif
 

post #67 of 277
Thread Starter 

Lampshade, glass vase, jump rope, 3 star dishes...will count this up later. ; )

post #68 of 277

21) Large stack of papers in front of file cabinet

 

129 to go!

post #69 of 277
Thread Starter 

Y'all keep rockin'!!! : )

post #70 of 277

Ok, finally got started this weekend!

 

1. quesadillas maker

2. crystal fruit bowl

3. glass Christmas plate

4. set of knives

5. bbq tool set

6. dvd

7-30. a bag of full of toys

31. coat

32. sweater

33-40. kids shirts

41-45. kids pants

46. hat

47. hat

48. hat

49-60. misc. stuff I found in my kitchen cupboards

 

We're planning a major rearranging of our house soon so I'll hopefully be able to get to 150 there.

post #71 of 277

This is starting to get harder, and I'm not even 1/3 of the way there! 

 

I did just get rid of another book but am starting to run low on ideas.  Maybe I need to go back and itemize each of the previous things.  Instead of one bag of clothes I should say it was 40 baby shirts, socks, and pants! 

 

118 to go.

post #72 of 277

My problem right now is keeping new stuff from coming into the house, especially with the holidays.  Between DH's birthday, my birthday, and Christmas, I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle.  Although I suppose the new stuff isn't clutter.  Yet.  Plus, we're both trying to get rid of old clothing and shoes that we never wear.

 

Another issue is my food storage.  It's definitely not clutter, but it does take up lots of space.  As a result, there are also things that I use once or twice a year that are hogging shelf space (food mill, apple peeler/corer/slicer, jars, jars, and more jars).  I DH is supposed to build me some 7' storage with LOTS of shelves...  But it hasn't happened yet, so everything is crammed onto those Sterilite shelves.  It's all stacked and looks kind of horrible.

 

Also, I de-itemized some of my groups of stuff.  I was starting to get discouraged, and I figured I deserve some credit for getting rid of large batches of things!

 

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

 

72 to go! 

My main floor is pretty much clutter-free.  Looking around, I don't see anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or necessary. joy.gif

post #73 of 277

8-16:books

17. potholder

18-26 misc.toys

27. bag of coffee filters that don't fit our pot

28. gift bag

29.gift bag

 

121 to gosmile.gif

post #74 of 277

49. Iron. 

post #75 of 277

50 55 -  Maternity clothes - suit, jacket, 2 shirts, 2 pants. To DHs co-worker who is pregnant with triplets. I really need to sell them but I don't have the energy. 

post #76 of 277
Oooooooh... Let me try and see what I can do in the next month!!! Starting tomorrow.joy.gif
post #77 of 277

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. several old bras

80. "weeded" my underwear drawer

81. several shirts (to donate)

82. tossed out old lotions and papers from bedside table drawer

83. small dip bowl returned to owner

 

66 to go!

post #78 of 277

Ok, worked in the girls room

16. bag of old gaming magazines

17. lampshade

18. bridesmaid dress

19. random bag of stuff

20. Box of books

21. Random box of junk that can't be donated, so sadly it is going in the trash

22. garbage bag of more junk :( (this makes me so sad...stuff I have that isn't even recyclable or donatable.

 

 

post #79 of 277

OOh.  This looks like fun.  This should help motivate me to keep decluttering.  Be back later.    Let's see.  I have 10 rooms. 

 

Kitchen, back hall, bathroom, dining room, living room, bedroom, playroom, DS Bedroom, upstairs bathroom, basement (storage)

I think I will set a quota for each room.  I can pull 15 things out of each room easy.  I think I will start in the kitchen. 

post #80 of 277

 


 

To Do List:

 

The buffet

my closet

the medicine cabinet

Seb's closet

Charlie's clothes under Seb's bed

space under the printer

9 things placed on Spots Corner

 

 177 things purged!

 

Nothing is selling on Spots, I may just give it away.

 

Disposable sippy cups-recycled

dry playdough, thrown away

bottle sterilizer bagged to send with new owner plus

pile of random pacifiers

bottle

sippy cup

 

192 things purged!  Everyone is doing great with this!  Every little bit counts!

 

 

 

 


Edited by coyotemist - 12/3/10 at 2:41pm
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