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603 plus:

 

infant mobile - I assaulted friends of the lady across the street when I saw they were taking her crib away. ( I don't even know them, but I came with my 1 year old on my hip and said: I've got a mobile and an exercauser. They just opted for the mobile). 

 

5 clear cassette tapes to someone who wanted them at work for a project. 

Plus trash from a box in the baby's room. Still need to put away some patterns and sort through some other junk. 

 

New  Total= 610.

 

 

I know there's more I'm forgetting. 

 

eta: 14 or so bottles to boss for her charity. The nipples, rings and lids were all separate and acting as separate clutter, but I'll just round up to 15.

 

Total = 625

post #1182 of 1617

2 expired pantry items
key chain
2 moldy bath toys
bits and pieces of felt that are too small to be useful
ugly old bathing suit with straps that need to be repaired, and I can't be bothered (MIL gave it to me for dd in this condition, I swear, people think they can give me whatever junk just because I know how to sew!)

 

1299

post #1183 of 1617

plastic microwave steamer

plastic sippy cup

kids t shirt

can of preen

old insect repellent

plastic storage bag for pool toy

coloured pencils

2 old videos

new paper planes game

 

1255/2011

 

 

 

post #1184 of 1617

1661 + 17 more= 1678

post #1185 of 1617

2 containers

2 magazines

pants

box

piece to shades

lamp

VCR

 

607 + 9 = 616/2011

post #1186 of 1617

I love to read the little stories people put with their lists...like the one about the neighbours and the baby mobile, and the one about the ugly bathing suit with broken straps from the MIL!   lol.gif

 

 

post #1187 of 1617
Quote:
Originally Posted by clutterwarrior View Post

I love to read the little stories people put with their lists...like the one about the neighbours and the baby mobile, and the one about the ugly bathing suit with broken straps from the MIL!   lol.gif

 

 

 

I love reading them too, I find it interesting how people come to have their stuff...so sometimes I can't help but share the story of mine.

 

5 books
bubble wand
3 sewing patterns

 

Nothing interesting to report about that stuff, though.

 

1308

 

 

post #1188 of 1617

2bags of wheat bran

stack of egg cartons back to the farmers market

28 clothing items

10 cook books

mylar balloon

bag of wheat germ

jar peanut butter chips (rancid)

2 cannisters

1 jar

wool romper

4 dish rags

table cloth clip

patch kit

4 bags

2 can cozys

4 books

 

and cleaning out the pantry b/c I've been sugar/grain free for some time, all given to my mom/sister:

 

bottle corn syrup

jar corn starch

bag of white sugar

bag of brown sugar

bag of icing sugar

bag of sucanat

 

70 + 1425 - 1495/2011

post #1189 of 1617
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Originally Posted by goinggreengirl View Post


1039/2011

1 HUGE pile of cardboard to recycling center
8 baby clothes donated
4 random items of garbage that baby was using as toys

1052/2011
post #1190 of 1617

4 Socks

balloon

envelope

box

exp. coupon

artwork

 

616 + 9 = 625/2011

post #1191 of 1617

9 items of clothing

5 cosmetic bags

65 magazines (major purge! It's amazing how quickly those add up)

1 bag of misc papers

3 tote bags cleaned out & put away

elephant snugglie

28 baby clothes

3 pairs baby shoes

travel wipes case

baby bottle

3 items from the freezer that were older than DS

2 empty printer ink cartridges recycled

pile of receipts shredded

 

661/2011

post #1192 of 1617
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Originally Posted by goinggreengirl View Post


1052/2011

20 books
50 clothes that I will never fit again and have packed through three moves. Since we're planning another move I decided to just get rid of them. I wanted to sell them but I'm never going to get around to it. Thanks to you ladies, I'm just going to donate them!

1122/2011
post #1193 of 1617

jewellery cleaner which gave me an asthma attack

dried out lipstick

lipgloss

pile of magazines

 

1259/2011

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car (A car counts, right? It's been sitting outside our house uninsured, undriven, and untouched since dh bought a new used car late last year. We've had the scirocco too recently so it was really dirty! Today it finally went to the junkyard after all these months of dh *thinking* about selling it.)

 

Of course now there are four bags of stuff from the car in the garage, but I guess that's better than a whole extra car.

 

1309

post #1195 of 1617

 

I cleaned DH's closet and can see the floor (well, some of it anyway) for the first time since I moved into the house.  I couldn't throw out much without his permission, but I did manage to get rid of a few things:

- pile of papers recycled

- 1 pair broken sunglasses trashed

- holey shirt repurposed as a rag

- 1 shirt donated

- 1 pair of pants donated

He came home from work (corporate office job) yesterday in a shirt that had a hole in the elbow and fraying cuffs.  I should've caught him when he was putting it on, but I didn't.  ("It's a perfectly good shirt!" he protested yesterday when I pointed out that his shirt was falling apart.)  As soon as I can figure out where he stashed it when he took it off, that one's going to the rag bin as well.  I swear, that man has no sense of when it is appropriate to get rid of something. 

 

And from my closet:

- 7 shirts donated

- 2 skirts donated

- 1 dress donated

- 1 shirt returned to MIL

- 1 book donated

 

 

 

 

 

post #1196 of 1617

625 plus:

 

salad spinner sent to good will - but replaced with a better one - so I can't really count it.

2 sippy cups with straws to good will - but replaced with one with a spout - I guess that's a net loss.

1 child's toy piano that I don't like and we never used.

 

New total = 627. Small gains.

 

 

Now the question - we have a ride-on wheeled horse that my neighbor gave me when DD (now 8) was little. We also have a 1 year. This is not the only ride-on toy in my house. Neighbor thought this horse was just the cutest thing. I think it's ugly. Every time I try to get rid of it, DD notices it and loves it and starts using it again. Just the other day it was out with 2 hobby horses (which she also hasn't used in a couple of years). Can I get rid of that thing? If she loves it and I hate it? And it's big and not the only ride-on toy we have?

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Originally Posted by pear-shaped View Post

car (A car counts, right? It's been sitting outside our house uninsured, undriven, and untouched since dh bought a new used car late last year. We've had the scirocco too recently so it was really dirty! Today it finally went to the junkyard after all these months of dh *thinking* about selling it.)

 

Of course now there are four bags of stuff from the car in the garage, but I guess that's better than a whole extra car.

 

1309


Like the lady who had the refigerator, the car counts, but it's only one item - same as a dry pen cluttering up your pen jar. It can be disappointing, but think in the aggregate!
 

 

post #1198 of 1617
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Originally Posted by goinggreengirl View Post


1122/2011

1 holey sock
1 baby shirt
9 email junk mail subscriptions canceled
2 pieces of fabric used for a project
5 yards of fabric donated
1 thread spool organizer

1141/2011
post #1199 of 1617

330 +

 

216 DVD boxes (we kept the discs and put them in a binder)

 

= 546

post #1200 of 1617
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Originally Posted by Ellien C View Post

625 plus:

 

salad spinner sent to good will - but replaced with a better one - so I can't really count it.


 

Now the question - we have a ride-on wheeled horse that my neighbor gave me when DD (now 8) was little. We also have a 1 year. This is not the only ride-on toy in my house. Neighbor thought this horse was just the cutest thing. I think it's ugly. Every time I try to get rid of it, DD notices it and loves it and starts using it again. Just the other day it was out with 2 hobby horses (which she also hasn't used in a couple of years). Can I get rid of that thing? If she loves it and I hate it? And it's big and not the only ride-on toy we have?


Re the salad spinner, it's good that you stuck to the 'one in, one out' so that you didn't keep both salad spinners!

 

I think that as she is 8 she is old enough to cope OK if she discovers it has gone, and at that age she doesn't really need so many ride on toys really. And it is better to get rid of it before the 1 year old gets old enough to want to hang on to it too! 

 

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