1 bin of paper
4 ceramic canisters
I'm sorry to hear that Texanromaniac. Good luck as you continue with your decluttering journey.
3 unopened pkgs of pencils
5 more paper piles from throughout the house
17 baby washcloths
musical toy book
13 items of baby clothes given to friend's younger son (I love having friends with older kids and younger kids to keep the hand me down circle going!)
pen that only worked sometimes and drove me crazy yet I used to keep putting it back in the pen cup
broken wine glass that I broke while shutting the dishwasher door...sigh
To charity pick-up
2 pieces baby clothes
to day care
3 wooden boxes
2 odd legos
8 small toys
10 toys from DD
11 magazines to the trash. Didn't realize how many of those I was keeping
27 kids clothes to the neighbor
And rounding up for random trash from digging out of the kids rooms for a total of
Not quite sliding into 1000 as quickly as I would have wanted, but again, it's getting there and every little bit matters.
I'm embarrassed to say that all these random things were hanging out on my desk. This doesn't include what's in the drawer.
3 Caps to old pens
2 Binder Clips
Bag of colored Paper Clips
2 Medication Organizers
5 Pieces to an old puzzle
Pile of Junk Mail
2 Art Projects
Marble Desk Calendar/Pen Holder
2 Plastic Easter Eggs
4 Hair Ties
Dry Erase Marker
1022 + 48 = 1070/2011
Welcome, pradiata! I joined very late last year and actually made the goal, so all things are possible. This thread has been so motivating to me!
I decluttered and organized the bathroom closet.
Article of Clothing
2 Bottles of Nail Polish
Nail Polish Remover
2 Hair Dryers
Cloth Liner to Basket
2 Hand Creams
Sunless Tanning Lotion
1070 + 19 = 1089/2011
Thanks! That's the kind of inspiration I really need. :)
Cleaned out the bathroom cupboards and tossed
56 various items - old body and hair care stuff, some expired remedies/medicines
Snowman night light
78 + 57 = 134
I cleaned out under the bathroom sink and the medicine cabinet. So funny we were working in the same area!
Under the bathroom sink:
2 Personal Care Items
22 Expired Medicines
4 IV Boards
3 Medicine Measuring Cups
Old Bathroom Cleaner
2 Expired Vitamins
6 Tooth Brushes
2 Bottles of rubbing alcohol
3 Cardboard tubes I was saving for crafts
Old Electric Toothbrush
From the Medicine Cabinet:
3 Facial Cleansers
Contact Lens Solution
1089 + 81 = 1170/2011
ETA: I just realized that including the closet, I decluttered exactly 100 items from the bathroom. This was long overdue!
Yesterday I worked on just three shelves of one bookshelf and weeded out about 2/3 of the books there!! Some of what I weeded out will go back on the shelf once I've decided which books to keep in various categories, but only just a few. A few books are getting passed on to people who will most definitely enjoy them. Some of the newest, nicest looking fiction will end up as gifts at Christmas. The most beat up ones will go to Goodwill. Some will get read one more time or have a few good things from them jotted down, and then they will head out of the house as well...
So today I took a handful of the books I'd weeded out yesterday, along with some dvd's, xbox games, and cd's to Half Price Books to get ripped off by them!! :-P
Sold to HPB:
16 xbox games
I also hauled another bin full of recycling to the curb this morning.
New total: 503/2011
Money earned: $20
11 items maternity items to neighbor
1 novelty sweatshirt to friend who will enjoy it.
-- and I can't remember what else. Seems to me I had a batch of 25 things going somewhere.
15 baby items packed up for a friends - but not yet mailed.
1 random picture dd drew for my brother put in envelope and ready to mail.
many things trashed from family room, but DD caught me and had a temper tantrum lasting 45 minutes. HUGE screaming. Had to cancel date night and send her friend home.
Calling it 935. Maybe I wrote it down somewhere.
I'm going to bump my total by 200. I have no recollection of how much stuff DH tossed from the basement and garage, but our trash barrel was FULL, and we had some useful stuff sitting on the curb for folks to take if they wanted (and they did).
So... 593 +
200 approximate items from garage and basement
3 bottles of old vitamins/supplements
1 lidless sippy cup
2 bottles of hotel lotion
1 box of Miarcle-Gro
1 bottle of cat hairball remedy
1 bag of kitty treats
I am not counting items, but I do get rid of things on a regular daily basis. Right now, my kids are away for the weekend and I am recently ambulatory on a limited basis after a car accident in June. So, I am having fun going through all the closets, cabinets, etc. to get a handle on things again. I have pretty strong minimalistic tendancies and absolutely no tolerance for clutter; my daily living space is as minimal as I am comfortable being, considering my needs, and the wishes and comfort of my family. But I am finding myself letting go of more and more each time I go through closets, keepsakes, etc.
I just cleaned out my closet and decided to pass along some of my favorite cloth diapers, hand knit baby hats, sweet little socks, etc. from my kids that I thought before I'd just keep. Donated two pieces of wood with my name carved into it from a deceased uncle who would do woodworking projects in his shed out back of his house. No purpose for them. Donated the last knick-knack I own...something my mom's mom gave me as a child, before she died. I don't really like it, but kept it because she gave it to me.
I am ruthless with most stuff, but realized there are a few things laying around that I should take my own advice on. Its been a while since I've peeled back another layer, so to speak. After that moment of...um, uncomfortable stretching, it feels great!
HI- Ive been gone from this for a long time. I moved in May and left tons of stuff at my old roommates house so there isn't much here to declutter but I can see a few things that need to go.
DS just had a birthday so there is hope he may let some things go plus I see a thinning of things before the holidays.
So this weekend
2 skeins of left over yard
4 more added to total
NEW TOTAL 684/2011