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post #761 of 1026

+6 items, including my old bike that I never ride anymore and isn't the right size (donated to bike coop)

 

981/2012

post #762 of 1026

I popped into say thank you for the congratulations on DS's birth love.gif

 

I haven't been able to ease back into decluttering as I hoped so I'm going to take an intentional temporary break instead of sending myself mad with 'but I should be clearing this spot'.

 

Everyone is doing so well! thumb.gif Any progress pictures to share?

 

 


 

post #763 of 1026

A bit more to add: 

 

baby pants

two play mats

two dozen baby toys (WHY did we have two dozen baby toys?!)

40 plastic seedling pots 

 

67 + 302 = 369 things out of here

 

 

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Originally Posted by macandcheese View Post

Wow, I've gotten behind. We got rid of a TON of stuff (perhaps literally; we tore down an old plaster wall and carted it off to the dump).

 

Okay, now I've donated/given away/gotten rid of:

 

a ring sling

two pairs of shoes

four pairs of pants

three lawn chairs

a baby jail activity center

two board books

two old welcome mats

three old kitchen cabinets

a stove hood

a kitchen sink

a wobbly stepladder 

a brand new carseat that was rendered useless after someone rear-ended DH :(

two flower pots

two truckloads of construction junk

 

That's 26 items, which brings me to 302. 15% done, woohoo
 



 

 

 

post #764 of 1026

1 pair shoes that don't quite fit (I wore them today and was so uncomfortable... not worth it)

2 boxes magic cards, gave to a friend who plays

some other stuff from the past few days.

 

989/2012. Almost halfway there!

post #765 of 1026

 

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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

 

New Total:

1454/2012

$1877.95

 

Not much to add this week, but I have started on spring cleaning, dusting light fixtures, etc.  Trashed one fabric bag that came with a purse that I was saving for goodness only knows what.  SOLD a PeaPod travel bed thingy for $90 bucks!

 

New Total:

1456/2012

$1967.95

 

 
post #766 of 1026
I wanna join this thread.... need too, lol. Lets see.... this week I sold 10 things on craigslist, threw away 9 ratty old cleaning rags, and 7nearly empty boxes from the pantry. I cleaned out my closet too, but that stuff hasn't made it to the donation bin yet, so it doesn't count yet smile.gif

26 out of 2012
post #767 of 1026

 

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Originally Posted by ashleyhaugh View Post

I wanna join this thread.... need too, lol. Lets see.... this week I sold 10 things on craigslist, threw away 9 ratty old cleaning rags, and 7nearly empty boxes from the pantry. I cleaned out my closet too, but that stuff hasn't made it to the donation bin yet, so it doesn't count yet smile.gif
26 out of 2012

 

welcome ashley! had to jump in to say hi because i am also newly single, and my son was born 10/2/07! crazy!

post #768 of 1026

I had the last of the yard sales yesterday.  Made my usual $80, what is it with me and $80 yard sales.  Anyway I'm counting 250 this time because what didn't sell is either being trashed, donated or going to the kiddie resale shoppe.

 

 

1051/2012

$384.57

post #769 of 1026

this weekends accomplishments: (with my wonderful mother's help!)

 

1 broken jewel case

3 beer bottles left here by my ex when watching our son

2 random brown bottles kept on my windowsill by my ex from years ago.. they were for decor???

3 VHS tapes

3 random unused water carafes

(5) many many piles of paper recycled

1 pair toesocks (oh how i hate toesocks!)

1 freebie backpack

1 pair trouser socks

2 ratty gift bags not worth keeping for reuse

2 old bows

1 piece of fake foliage

5 donated gift bags

4 random gift wrapping items trashed

1 ratty storage box tossed

1 pair airplane socks

1 oil burner package

1 pair mismatched stretchy gloves

1 black apron leftover from my catering days long ago

1 pair of powder blue gloves with dark brown fur trim... sometimes the line between fabulous and horrendous is very thin hahahaha

1 pair vintage cordoroys (my mother's)

1 shirt with an iron burn hole in it i always wanted to repurpose, but years is too long to wait, so out it goes today

2 stretchy belts

1 broken water gun

(5) many more piles of papers

2 plastic baggies

2 cardboard train tunnels

a 5-piece serving/veges and dip set

3 boxes of papers shredded (piling up because the shredder was clogged terribly, now it's fixed!)

(5) piles of kiddo artwork

2 shoelace string things

1 empty bottle of bubbles

 

=65

 

=656/2012

 

adding:

2 broken glass spice jars i'd been keeping... (eyeroll, sigh)

1 pair of socks

1 pair of jeans

12 cds

 

=16

 

=672

 

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Monday's additions:

1 kim anderson photo book which has sat empty for 10 years

4 tv on dvd series' returned to my brother (finally!)

 

 


Edited by kt~mommy - 4/23/12 at 1:12pm
post #770 of 1026

 

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Originally Posted by Super Pickle View Post

 + 12 pr. socks and a bathing suit... 614

 

 

 

7 mismatched socks

1 canvas bag

1 wooden spoon

1 headband

4 nerf darts

1 paint-by-number canvas

4 fingerpaint tubes

 

614 + 19 = 633

post #771 of 1026

 

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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

 

 

Not much to add this week, but I have started on spring cleaning, dusting light fixtures, etc.  Trashed one fabric bag that came with a purse that I was saving for goodness only knows what.  SOLD a PeaPod travel bed thingy for $90 bucks!

 

New Total:

1456/2012

$1967.95

 

 

Tonight I finished a dress I had been making for a friend's DD for her 1st bday, then tackled the book case in the office.  Managed to find 26 MORE books to either sell/donate, 4 text books to bring to work, a clock to bring to work, 3 items to recycle, and a stuffed animal to donate.  Plus I totally dusted and re-organized the entire bookshelf, the pictures on it, and the ones hanging on the wall behind it.  Let's just say it was a bit over-due!

 

New Total:

1490/2012

$1967.95

post #772 of 1026

 

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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

 

 

Tonight I finished a dress I had been making for a friend's DD for her 1st bday, then tackled the book case in the office.  Managed to find 26 MORE books to either sell/donate, 4 text books to bring to work, a clock to bring to work, 3 items to recycle, and a stuffed animal to donate.  Plus I totally dusted and re-organized the entire bookshelf, the pictures on it, and the ones hanging on the wall behind it.  Let's just say it was a bit over-due!

 

New Total:

1490/2012

$1967.95

 

Tonight I did some major work in the office.  I went through all our filing and threw out literally a 2 foot tall pile of papers, files, etc. that we just didn't need to keep anymore.  I am going to count that as 150 items but it's EASILY double that, if not triple.  I also rounded up everything that I have in the house that I need to file income taxes for DH and I from 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.  Embarrassing, but not for long!  I'm finally going to get those files, and fingers crossed I'll get a refund and not owe (pretty sure we'll get at least a small refund). I am counting each year as 2, one for me and one for DH (so that's 8).  I also threw away a few other random items I found along the way including a bag of candy I must have stashed in the desk somewhere along the way for another 5 items.  Tonight's total: 163 more items!

 

New Total:

1653 1681/2012

$1967.95

 

Edited to add 28 more items tonight.  I cleaned out two drawers in the office desk, got rid of dried random pens, some note pads we don't need, another stack of paper (counted as 1 item) some cords to phones we no longer own, etc for 20 items total.  Then went through the front hall closet and took all the winter items downstairs for the summer (now it will snow for sure!) and found 8 more items to donate or toss.

More than 3/4 of the way there!!! jumpers.gif

 

 


Edited by nstewart - 4/27/12 at 8:34pm
post #773 of 1026

gone:

5 more plates

2 boxes medical supplies

diaper cover (need to pick out 2 more to get rid of)

AIO diaper that is literally falling apart

 

things that came in the house:

2 toys that make bubbles

toy airplane

hat

1 diaper cover

5 cloth inserts

 

we own 540 less things than we did on Jan 1st.

 

sold 12 of the dishes! $30 more to add to the total!

$328.50

 

The get rid of/sell pile is down to just one box! yay


Edited by SomethingAnonymous - 5/7/12 at 4:18pm
post #774 of 1026

2 puzzle books

pair shoes sold

4 kids tops sold

2 kids jeans sold

kids set sold

 

 

485/2012

$443

post #775 of 1026

1 plate - donated

1 hooded sweater - donated

1 pair of airplane socks

1 box of old saltwater taffies - tossed


Edited by kt~mommy - 4/28/12 at 8:20pm
post #776 of 1026

kt~mommy I hate toe socks too!  lol.gif

 

sold one dress today

 

486/2012

$458

 

 

post #777 of 1026

PJ Bottoms

Network Cable

3 Children's Books

Coax Cable

Plastic Easter Egg

Computer Power Cord

Misc. Cord

Yarn w/ Knitting Needles

4 Pens

Pencil

Extension Cord

2 Easter Baskets

Easter Grass

Power Strip

Huge Mirror

5 Knob Covers my toddler figured out immediately

Table & 4 Chairs

Computer

Sauce Pan Lid

Baggy of File Tabs

3 Polly Pocket Play Sets

Phone Cord

4 Flyers

Artwork

2 Vases

Plastic Container

Broken Melissa & Doug Dust Pan

8 Cards

11 Boxes

 

Rescued 1 Forever Stamp on an envelope that never got mailed

 

 

 

 

 

67 + 1336 = 1403/2012

 

$68 + $78 = $146


Edited by PoetryLover - 4/29/12 at 10:11am
post #778 of 1026
Plastic bowl
Bath salts
Yoga Book
Sunglasses
Plastic cup
clothing items 28
Scented soap
Garage 6
Recipe cards 2
2 tennis rackets
3 camping chairs
2 martini glasses
Wine aerater thingy
2 Magazine
2 Stack of papers
Belt
Jacket
Ratty underwear
Magnet
Pack of papers
Garage 20
Pjs
Random sock
Bag of garbage from ds room
Bag of donate stuff from ds room
Plastic cup
35 books
Lunch box
Plastic bowl
Sock
Bracelet broken
Pen linght
8 clothing items
Book
Neti pot
Bulb thingy for ears/nose irrigation
Expired meds
Plastic cup
2 Sty reform cup & lids
2 plastic container
2 Vacuum attachment
Sheet
35 books

Totals:
158 in April
691/2012
post #779 of 1026

357 / 2012  

 

1655 to go ! (slow .... but better than I ever did !)

post #780 of 1026

Weekend Decluttering:

 

Tackled the mending basket--6 items back in useful service, 3 reevaluated as too far gone and turned into rags

4 pairs too small little girls undies trashed

Weeded out really small scraps from fabric stash and tossed:  I'll count as 4 items gone (but seriously more like 30+  odd ball small amounts of fabric).

17 little crapity pieces of junky broken toys/crafts from kitchen and living room

1 pair shoes to thrift shop

1 pair outgrown pjs to thrift shop

23 misc papers from 1st grade recycled...usually I don't count this, but was astounded at the sheer # worksheets that came home this week (hello visual evidence of teacher laziness as school year winds down)

4 spools of almost-gone thread used up and recycled (evidence of actual sewing time--yay!)

 

Weekend subtotal: 57

 

Need to Tackle:

Basement storage shelves...working on it slowly...still!

Outgrown winter gear...looking to get past winter weather to complete this....snowed all last week and stuck all weekend....NEED SPRING!

Clothes--sort and pare down (x 5 people)...ongoing!

 

Goals/Motivation/Needs

Dedicated space for home office and sewing/craft studio 

Stop wasting time/energy looking for things

Save $$ by using what we already have

Set better examples of organization for children

More productive in work and leisure activities 

 

 

Running Total:  459/2012 & pocketed $89

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