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post #301 of 1026
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Originally Posted by clutterwarrior View Post
Thanks Poetry!  orngbiggrin.gif

 

Must admit I find it quite tedious listing stuff on ebay. but I am feeling motivated this year to recoup some money and get more minimal round here at the same time, so I am going to persist. 


Yeah I definitely admire your patience and persistance - listing things to sell, taking pictures, shipping, it's so tedious that I never do it anymore.  Often my partner picks things out of my get rid of pile thats headed out the door and he puts it on his desk to list an ad for. Then it sits in the office for months. I certainly don't feel like I have time to list ads.  I'll only do it for things worth over $25 or so.  Anyway, the point is I wish I had your patience.

 

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Originally Posted by erigeron View Post
 I also found a lot of awesome markers that I didn't really realize I had and am not going to get rid of. Instead I am going to use them to draw things. I am really eight years old, you see.

lol. I have a box of crayons in my desk that are mine, not the kids. Either we're the only 2, or lots of adults like art supplies. : P
 

 

post #302 of 1026

73/2012

 

From the pantry:

 

13 brown paper grocery bags (to be recycled)

1 big bag of trash

1 baby swing (posted to be sold)

1 color wonder lap desk

2 purses (posted to be sold)

12 non perishable items going to the food pantry

1 suitcase going back to my neighbor

 

Other:

1 Carpet shampooer (sold for 50.00)

 

New total 105/2012

 

post #303 of 1026

Just made a Goodwill drop off!! YIPPEE!!  Luckily Goodwill is less then 2 miles away which makes drop offs easy.. I'm doing a HORRID job of counting items as I throw them away or put them in the donation box so I'm guesstimating 20 items added to those boxes I already had..

 

Grand total: 260/2012

post #304 of 1026
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Originally Posted by SomethingAnonymous View Post


Yeah I definitely admire your patience and persistance - listing things to sell, taking pictures, shipping, it's so tedious that I never do it anymore.  Often my partner picks things out of my get rid of pile thats headed out the door and he puts it on his desk to list an ad for. Then it sits in the office for months. I certainly don't feel like I have time to list ads.  I'll only do it for things worth over $25 or so.  Anyway, the point is I wish I had your patience.

 

lol. I have a box of crayons in my desk that are mine, not the kids. Either we're the only 2, or lots of adults like art supplies. : P
 

 

Thanks...I went off listing things on ebay at one stage, after listing some things for 99c and they actually sold for 99c! I was heartbroken posting them off, but you have to take the good with the bad. I no longer list anything at 99c after that!  What has helped is that it is now free to list things for sale, and you only get charged if your item sells. So I don't feel restricted by working out what is worth spending money listing. Plus I don't work outside the home, so I have the time, and we really need the money currently, so needing money is a strong motivator!

 


 

 

post #305 of 1026

41

 

 

1 pair broken scissors - garbage

4 plastic cups - donated

2 sippy cups without lid - donated

3 plastic glasses - donated

 

 

51/2012

post #306 of 1026
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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

 

New Total:

299/2012

$42 (with more pending)

 



Went through the tupperware drawer tonight and got rid of:

 

7 sippy cups (donated)

1 bag of random mis-matched lids and containers (recycled)

2 sippy cups that leak - recycled

7 pieces of tupperwear (returned to my mom)

1 pyrex dish returned (to my SIL)

 

New Total:

317/2012

$42.00 (still)

post #307 of 1026

3 more things today , hopefully the last box from xmas shipping.

 

 

NEW TOTAL

63/2012

$17.47

 

Waiting on $$ from 'trade in account' at Amazon to post.

I also have a large amount of 'adult' art supplies. And I have no problem admiting that.  I use what I have and it all fits neatly in a locking lid container - or 2.

post #308 of 1026

Random trash x10

Items from first aid kit x2

Foggers

Bunch of ancient coupons (counted as 1 item)

4 knitted soakers mailed out

Stuff from files x6

Tacky hat

Disliked hair clips

Sudoku book

 

374/2012

 

I went to Staples to turn in an ink cartridge for recycling (I count clutter when I assign it to go out, not when it actually does, so this was part of an earlier purge that just never made it out). My husband said he was going to ask me to get dry erase markers, but now he didn't need me to because I had given him two I found when decluttering yesterday. Win.

 

I also got rid of my notes from a Lit Crit class I took in 2003. Now having completed a completely unrelated advanced degree and getting a job in my field, somehow those don't really seem so relevant.

post #309 of 1026

8 exercise books

jigsaw puzzle map

sticker book

stickers

kids craft paper

note book

big tin of broken crayons

macdonalds toy

assorted papers

card game

2 kids skipping ropes

 

132/2012

 

 

post #310 of 1026

Is it to late to join in?  I want to play too!!

Yesterday I dropped off at the donation center:

 

 1 Child's vanity

25 board games

15 articles of clothing

 

Total: 41/2012

post #311 of 1026

Starting late here, but better late than never, right? We have a 5x10 storage unit that needs to be cleaned out and we're moving sometime this year. I need to start purging!

 

Today:

 

15 pieces of clothing

5 cloth diapers

1 Christmas ornament (I found it on my bathroom counter, where it's been for weeks.)

1 hair straightener

1 broken computer mouse

8 hangers

1 laundry basket

1 box to put it all in!

 

33/2012


Edited by meesh933 - 1/15/12 at 7:02am
post #312 of 1026

Posted some textbooks for sale last night on craigslist.  Hoping some of them sell.

 

Goal is to clean out the bathroom vanity today.  I have stuff in there I haven't touched in 4 or 5 years.  Needs to go!

post #313 of 1026


 

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Originally Posted by mamapigeon View Post

I got rid of 17 expired bottles of pain relievers and pain medicine. I'm not sure why we had them in the first place since neither DH or I take much of that sort of thing.

Also got rid of a magazine, 5 pieces of old mail, 13 holey or mismatched socks, and 5 pairs of holey underwear.

 

I've also started a box for consigning some of DS's clothes, but I won't count that until it makes it out of the house.

 

 

Previous 137+ 41= 178/2012 joy.gif

Hmmm, found another post before this one saying I was up to 252. I seem to be losing my totals. So I guess after the 41 I was at 293/2012.... Going to add this to my siggy!

 

Also, I found more baby clothes to get rid of and actually took them to Once Upon a Child and then donated the extras. Yay!

 

293 previous +86 items of baby clothing= 379/2012
 

 

post #314 of 1026
Old 94/2012

Yoga mat
Candle
4 Dish cloths
Laptop
Laptop cord
2 bottles Bathroom
4 expired meds
2 pieces of random garbage
6 pieces of garbage from purse
Pillow case
Torn poncho
Towel holder
2 jewelry
iPhone xcase
2 plastic containers
Apron
Random cord
Palm pilot
8 cd cases
Hat
Scarf
3 Gift bag
Bandana
2 Army man
Book
Thingy
Chocolate rose
3 Bday cards
Sample hand lotion
Skirt
2 wire hangars
2 odd socks with holes

New total 164/2012
post #315 of 1026
Inspired by this challenge, I listed a diaper cover on eBay and it sold today. I listed a few mire things yesterday.

Threw away some things from the back yard so I'm up to 65.

I'm still enjoying my decluttered top draw!!
post #316 of 1026

So I made it through the drawers of the bathroom vanity and I decluttered:

 

tossed:

2 old sponges

2 venus razor plastic "hang in the shower" containers

expired activated charcoal

 

21/2012

 

On their way out, but not in the total yet:

 

ebay:

18 hair clip claws (why did I have so many when I never wear that kind of thing)

 

Took photos of 7 different dresses (3 still with tags on) that I am going to work on listing on ebay.  Money, money, money!

post #317 of 1026
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Originally Posted by frugalmama View Post


 

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

 

252/2012

$71 earned

 

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about 15 things out of our spare bedroom, including a bit mental clutter job of scrubbing clean the floor. 

 

267/2012

 

Hopefully the hospital bed left in there from my dad will be gone in about 30 minutes or so - I'll post back with an update then. 
 

 

ETA: 

 

+3 hospital bed gone, mattress on curb since they didn't take it as well as an old not working right tv - both sitting on curb with a freebie sign and ad on craigslist. Made $50 on the hospital bed. 

 

270/2012

$121 earned


Edited by frugalmama - 1/15/12 at 2:59pm
post #318 of 1026
42 various baby clothes given to various friends

42 + 2 = 44

Our big local consignment sale is this week and I have several bins of stuff to go out, but I don't count them til they leave the house, so more will be added later this wee or so.
post #319 of 1026

In the last hour I've added another 22 to the pile.  Been a slow week so far, but we got new towels for Xmas, so as soon as they're in the dryer I'm going to sort through the old ones and add them to the pile to go to the animal shelter. 

 

DS starts therapy on Tuesday, and we'll have a therapist in the house 5 hours a day 5 days a week moving forward, so I'm hoping that will give me more time to do other stuff, if DS will let me out of the room.

 

I've really been struggling with where to take stuff too.  I finally discovered there's a local non-profit that'll take donations of kids stuff for needy families (they don't charge the families), so all the kid clothes and toys are going there.  Most of the rest will just go to Goodwill.  DH is getting on my case for not just throwing more stuff in the garbage, but I really feel badly doing that if it can be used by someone else. 

 

I am struggling as to what to do with my craft supplies.  Goodwill seems like a silly place to send that stuff.  Anybody found a good place to send it? 

post #320 of 1026

30 pens to be donated  (library had a 'writing donation bin)

binder rings

box of pencil 'smooshies'

 

adding 32 to the total

 

 

NEW TOTAL

95/2012

$17.47

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