or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

2012 in 2012 - Page 13

post #241 of 1026
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsMike View Post

Count me in!

 

We just started majorly decluttering at the end of the year. It turned really sad for us last month. We were on a roll one night, getting rid of a TON of stuff. I had everything boxed up and separated. I put one box aside in the bedroom. DH took everything out front to be picked up by Purple Heart. Later that night, I realized I hadn't seen the box that I put aside. I searched the house for it - no where. DH thought I had left it behind and put it outside where it was picked up by Purple Heart earlier that morning. It contained my son's bracelets from the hospital when he was born, my wedding album, a scrapbook page a friend had made for our wedding, pictures of my deceased kitty cat and a ton of DHs old family pictures from pre World War II, along with all of the cards his mom had received when he was born and some mementos from his father. My husband's parents and grandparents are dead and he barely has more than 4 or 5 family members alive. There were a few other odds and ends in t hat box. We called them right away and the lady was sympathetic, but we never got anywhere. It's been a month and we just feel that it's all lost now. I'm devastated....but what can you do? So...we'll be so much more diligent.

 

 We need to get this place decluttered. It's out of control. We have been co-sleeping with Ds since he was a baby. He is five now and says he wants his own room because he needs some privacy. :) The 2nd bedroom has been the catch all, so t he goal is to clear that out and make it into his own space. We also have a lot of work to do around the rest of the apartment.

 

 I'm in the process of putting a bag together to get picked up tomorrow morning, so I'll add that count later.

 

10 make-up items tossed

1 Windchime to purple heart

4 pairs of flip flops tossed

1 pair of shoes to Purple Heart

 

16/2012

 

 

 

 

That is sad! :( I've had that happen to me before. Obviously not with such sentimental items, but ones wanted nonetheless.

 

I hope the universe gives it back to you. hug2.gif

 


 

 

post #242 of 1026

Back into decluttering mode today and I'm being far more ruthless than I've ever been. I think when you've decluttered so many times, you reach a point where you start purging items you once thought were can't-be-withouts.. and don't blink twice.

 

I'll update later today! It's only 9am. :)

 

Happy to be back in the purging game.broc1.gif

post #243 of 1026
Quote:
Originally Posted by frugalmama View Post



+

75 boxes of pasta tossed due to pantry moths. Counting this because I'd been trying to limp along and not toss them - I hate to waste food. 

 

233/2012

$66 earned


 

19 outgrown items of clothing of DD's sold on TU - $5 credit earned

 

252/2012

$71 earned

post #244 of 1026

2 Plastic Infant Rings

 

63 + 2 = 65/2012

post #245 of 1026
No decluttering today (yet??) b/c we had company, but I did a project yesterday that's been on my list forever.

So:
116 - old items of kid clothes with stains in them (was holding on to them to try and get the stains out)
1 - broken hamper that was holding the stained clothes

plus my 115 from before =

232/2012
post #246 of 1026

Holy geez.  Another 83 items from two drawers and two boxes.  The pending items are loaded in the car so I'll count those too.

 

Underwear

Nylons with holes

expired contraceptives

lip balm

tampons (1pkg)

other random toiletries, mostly gifts

 

176+83+30=289

 

post #247 of 1026

I decided to finally give up the ridiculous amount of Martha Stewart Living and Gourmet magazines I've had collecting dust on one of my bookshelves. 67 more items gone for a total of 604.

post #248 of 1026

Ick, just got a nasty surprise at the bottom of a storage tub housing some of DS's toys and a couple of wraps... a big spider. Kind of spoils my happy cleaning session. Anyone else find any unexpected "friends"?

 

On the bright side, I am up to 252!

post #249 of 1026

Disposable razor (I haven't shaved in can't even remember how long, and DH doesn't like this brand)

Rags (got rid of 4 varieties I don't like, counting as 4 items)

Book of way-too-easy logic puzzles

Dead lightbulbs x2

Random trash x7

Little ornamental box

Sweaters x2

Toothbrush of a brand I didn't like

 

226/2012

post #250 of 1026

+ 32 over the last 3 days

 

132 / 2012

post #251 of 1026

My husband and I worked on sorting through more of our books last night and have 213 on the way to freecycle, the used bookstore, and the friends of the library respectively. New total: 817

 

It will be very interesting to see our new household weight when we move later this spring. 

post #252 of 1026

We canceled dish network this month, so the receiver has been packed up and returned and we are saving $70 a month!

gross shower brush

loofah

changing pad

plastic container

 

51/2012

 

I see so many big totals so far and I'm feeling behind. I think I'll try to tackle the office area after DS and I get back from gymnastics this morning.

post #253 of 1026

Is it okay if I join?  I am new to the mothering community but one of my new year's goals was to declutter and organize my life. We are moving in three months and all of our things will be in storage (Dh is in the Army and has to go to a school for 3 months in April so all of our things will be in storage for 3 months while I go to stay with family) and then we will be moving again to either Hawaii or Maryland in August or September. I don't want to take a bunch of stuff with us that we don't need or want.  Does anyone else get the itch to purge whenever they watch the show Hoarders?  I do, so I have been watching it all week and going through my house room by room to declutter and purge everything.

 

Today's plan is to finish going through Dd's closet and then start on my closet.

post #254 of 1026
Quote:
Originally Posted by addiluvmommy View Post

Is it okay if I join?  I am new to the mothering community but one of my new year's goals was to declutter and organize my life. We are moving in three months and all of our things will be in storage (Dh is in the Army and has to go to a school for 3 months in April so all of our things will be in storage for 3 months while I go to stay with family) and then we will be moving again to either Hawaii or Maryland in August or September. I don't want to take a bunch of stuff with us that we don't need or want.  Does anyone else get the itch to purge whenever they watch the show Hoarders?  I do, so I have been watching it all week and going through my house room by room to declutter and purge everything.

 

Today's plan is to finish going through Dd's closet and then start on my closet.

 

Of course! It's open to everyone. Welcome. Hoarders also makes me really want to purge my house every time I watch it.
 

 

post #255 of 1026
Thank you MrsMike/Funky Little Earthchild for helping me discover this thread! I committed to getting rid of 2012 items in 2012 before I read your blog today, but you helped me find the needed support. I'm a little slow at this, but I've gotten rid of 54 items so far. My goal is to be rid of 200 items per month, which either gets me finished early, or gives me a little wiggle room. orngbiggrin.gif

Lovely to find you ladies!
post #256 of 1026

4 bags of recycling cashed in for $12.51 joy.gif

 

55/2012

$12.51

post #257 of 1026

It's just one thing, but I'm afraid if I don't log it I'll forget it.

 

We should be moving in a couple months, so I should have much to add. :-)

 

1 Robe

 

65 + 1 = 66/2012

post #258 of 1026

So far from my daughters closet-

12 pants

1 pair of shorts

18 shirts

1 dress

 

All for 34.00

 

So 32/2012

 

And I have posted on our bases freecycle/craigslist type facebook page the following-

 

10 bottoms

3 dresses

1 blackberry cell phone

5 jars of baby food

 

I am hoping to sell them but if they do not sell in the next couple of weeks I will donate them all to goodwill so that will bring my total to 51/2012 and I still need to go through her shoes and both of our closets by the end of today-or at least that's my goal.

 

 

 

 

post #259 of 1026

yesterday, 1 bag of clothes to goodwill.

Today, we got rid of a dead car that had been in our yard - someone stopped randomly yesterday and wanted to buy it for parts - how cool is that??!!!

 

 

 

So new total for me is 11/2012 and a little more $$$ too

post #260 of 1026
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrugalGranolaMom View Post

I see so many big totals so far and I'm feeling behind. I think I'll try to tackle the office area after DS and I get back from gymnastics this morning.



Don't feel bad! I tend to go in spurts. So like, I'll spend one day going crazy and then I'll go a week or more without touching anything. Lately I've seen things I need to declutter, but don't want to come log them so I just leave them sitting around until I'm ready for another marathon. ROTFLMAO.gif



Quote:
Originally Posted by PoetryLover View Post

It's just one thing, but I'm afraid if I don't log it I'll forget it.

 



Our houses got the way they were one thing at a time... we can reclaim them one thing at a time, too. ;)

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Organize & Declutter