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post #1141 of 1617

I hear ya on the itemizing...too much work!! I did count up how many items in a few different categories...(for example: baby, women's clothes, men's clothes, toys, and housewares)...but individually listing each thing is NOT for me!! That's not simplifying anything!!

post #1142 of 1617

I find that writing a list of what I am getting rid of actually motivates me, so it depends what works for you.

 

I couldn't be bothered though to write each item separately like 1. spoon, 2. spoon, 3. spoon etc....but just writing '3 spoons' is pretty easy LOL.


Edited by clutterwarrior - 5/11/11 at 10:24pm
post #1143 of 1617

powerpuff girls tin handbag

2 pairs kids pyjamas

3 separate PJ items

 

 

1155/2011

post #1144 of 1617

dh's moldy shirt

damaged knife

some bits of electrical wiring

expired pantry item

darned a sock that had been cluttering up the top of a dresser for a couple of months

used two and a half meters of fabric I've been saving for the "right project" for FIFTEEN years...it even made a transoceanic move with me...to make a pair of trousers and I LOVE them.

 

1227

post #1145 of 1617


I've lived in my house for over 10 years, but that was my list from this January. I purged over 2010 things last year with the challenge, but haven't been able to get everything listed on here though. I've been making a list in my notebook. I tend to go in spurts instead of every day.
 

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Originally Posted by Comtessa View Post

OK Gray's Mommy, your list totally made me crack up.  How long did it take you to collect all that clutter??? 

 

I'm trying to get at least 5 items a day out of the house.  I figure that if I stick to that, I might make my 2011-item goal. 

 

Yesterday's list:

- formula sample from the hospital (good riddance, too)

- goofy baby hairbrush/sponge thing, also from hospital

- 2 old Mylar balloons

- broken pencil

- icky piece of wrapping paper I was saving for some unknown reason

 

Today is looking to be a good decluttering day... I'm hoping to catch up a bit now that I'm done babymooning...



 

post #1146 of 1617

I just moved... counting the cr@p as 200

 

New totals 1059

$63.13

(I gave a lot to the babysitter instead of bothering with selling it all)

post #1147 of 1617
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Originally Posted by pear-shaped View Post


used two and a half meters of fabric I've been saving for the "right project" for FIFTEEN years...it even made a transoceanic move with me...to make a pair of trousers and I LOVE them.

 

 

Isn't it a great feeling when you finally get to use something you have held on to for so long.

 

Last night I unearthed some tracksuit pants and a really nice quality jumper that my oldest daughter wore when she was 8....they now fit my son, 11 years later, so it was worth keeping them all that time. :)
 

 

post #1148 of 1617

magazine

old iron with burnt stuff crusted on it (I'm not allowed to iron polyester anymore)

another old iron that doesn't work (I think DH was intending to try & fix it.  It's been 2 years.  It's going in the trash.)

box of breast pads from the hospital

children's book

post #1149 of 1617

2 books

4 teflon cake pans

2 bags pull ups

tent

 

9 + 1416  = 1425/2011

post #1150 of 1617
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Originally Posted by goinggreengirl View Post


1023/2011

2 pairs of shoes that my post pregnancy feet are too big for
2 baby outfits
The contents of two totes combined so getting rid of one tote
Front closet decluttered (moved things to other closets so things are easier to find)

1029/2011
post #1151 of 1617

Going with my parents to East Texas for various family members, etc....

 

Ladies clothing--82

 

Mens clothing--24

 

Pairs of shoes--7

 

Lightweight throw

 

Total=114

 

 

268/2011!!

 

Tomorrow I will go through the stuff they didn't want, count it up, then haul it off to Goodwill...then I'll add in those totals too!!


Edited by Rainey Daye - 5/14/11 at 11:09am
post #1152 of 1617

old beach ball

furby kids ball

2 packets of scrapbooking things

moisturiser

hair gel

big pile of old kids bracelets

more than 50 old hair ties and headbands!

old storage thing with pockets to hang on door

plastic cutlery

deodorant I can't stand the smell of

 

1215/2011


Edited by clutterwarrior - 5/14/11 at 3:44am
post #1153 of 1617

540 plus:

 

to Boss' resale shop charity:

Bathroom accesssories consisting of: 

2 towels

2 wash cloths

2 hand towels

shower curtain

soap dish (with unopened soap)

water cup 

toothbrush holder (all really hard - part of my wedding registry for the first apartment we lived in and I ADORED that stuff. Just loved it. But it never really worked when we bought a house. I hope someone else likes it. I tried to sell it but got no takers). 

 

Also: 

2 crib sheets (one unopened)

1 small pillow case (matches above)

baby blanket

collection of baby einstein videos (3 or 4). 

 

2 pair of shoes pitched/donated to some kind of water charity?

 

4 broken Cassette tape boxes (yes, you read that correctly). 

 

DD's cardboard creation

random trash from under DD's bed. 

calling it 

 

New total = 565. 

 

Yesterday DD sorted through about 2/3 of her books and agreed to get rid of about 45 (well 15 to give away and 30 to baby bro). 

We have the final shelf to do today but I think she will still be left with 225 book. It's a  start. 


Edited by Ellien C - 5/14/11 at 7:24am
post #1154 of 1617

Scheduled to go out:

 

14 books back to taking Library

8 books to day care

7 books to be sold

4 books to Library for $.25 shelves

 

 

Already out

ratty underwear

torn pjs partially made into baby wipes 2 year ago (for Holiday helper thread that never got to the mama). Finally used when we were all vomiting and now THROWN AWAY

 

 


Edited by Ellien C - 5/14/11 at 9:14am
post #1155 of 1617


 

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Originally Posted by clutterwarrior View Post



Isn't it a great feeling when you finally get to use something you have held on to for so long.

 

 

Yes, but I'm hoping it doesn't encourage me to keep up old habits. But to be honest, I've learned so much from doing this challenge about what gets used eventually and what doesn't.
 

 

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Originally Posted by Comtessa View Post

old iron with burnt stuff crusted on it (I'm not allowed to iron polyester anymore)

another old iron that doesn't work (I think DH was intending to try & fix it.  It's been 2 years.  It's going in the trash.)


I thought we were the only ones with multiple broken irons! We have two right now, one that doesn't work at all (dh has been meaning to fix it for a few months,) and another that heats up but doesn't make steam. And I tossed another really old crusty one back in January or February. It's such a relief to know there are other iron-challenged people out there.

 

post #1156 of 1617

7 shirts
3 trousers
pinafore
shorts
hoodie
2 coats
snowpants
mittens
2 hats
leg warmers
bathing suit
pair of baby slippers
pair of booties
bag of baby hair clips
baby bloomers
2 onesies
sleeper
pajama bottoms
pillowcase

 

1257

post #1157 of 1617

Our basement flooded and DH and I have been working on cleaning it out all day.  I don't think I can keep up with numbers, but maybe just writing in will inspire me to keep some kind of track of what we are ridding.  So much of what we need to get rid of is crap that people gave us since DS was born in March, 2010!  I am torn between trying to sell stuff on e-bay vs. getting rid of stuff through Goodwill.  Our local resale store pays so little for child's clothes that it is hardly worth taking things there.  Any ideas?  p.s.:  editing to say that I did check out that thred.up site, but the $15/box fee is no good for me.

post #1158 of 1617

New Total = 571

 

 

with books to library for sale and some trash. 

 

post #1159 of 1617
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Originally Posted by pear-shaped View Post


 

Yes, but I'm hoping it doesn't encourage me to keep up old habits. But to be honest, I've learned so much from doing this challenge about what gets used eventually and what doesn't.
 

 


 


 

Yes I agree, and I am absolutely over hanging onto things anymore, even for future possible grandchildren, which may be less than ten years away but I have decided to get rid of most of the toys etc as I would rather get them something new when the time comes.

post #1160 of 1617

1215

 

2 large bags of assorted plastic toys

2 soft toys

finger puppet

shopping bag

phone books

 

1222

 

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