I found 12 more items to get rid of last night. Hand-me-downs that are already too small for DS, dionated.
270 items to go! Not sure where I'll find them though!
53 kids clothing items to Goodwill
31 trashed kids clothing items
65 0-3 mo clothing
76 6-9 mo
34 pair of baby socks
1 sleep positioner
1 bucket car seat cover
2 baby blankets
97 12 mo clothes
69 18 mo clothes
19 24 mo clothes
13 size 4
19 size 5
1 waffle iron
2 old packs diapers
2 baby carriers
Total: 631---OMG, I had no idea I had *that much* baby clothing sitting around in my house!! I just doubled my last total in this post alone!
Old total: 637/2012
New total: 1262/2012 Hooray!!
oh i feel like i have only begun here!
weekend cleaning expelled the following from our home:
20 or so misc papers, reciepts, drawings
21 tupperware type lids
4 tupperware type bottoms
1 lunch bag - donated
1 store hangar
8 pieces of a Leap Frog home schooling thing - given to my sister
1 purse - donated
9 piece popcicle maker that never worked great - donated
= 65 more items
= 811 total
+ a pair of pants hemmed, were in my to-sew pile for months! yay. 10 mental clutter projects done
37 items donated (clothes)
93 items ready to be donated (mostly clothes, a few toys)
683 + 130 = 813
ETA: 16 more articles of clothing
813 + 16 = 829
Edited yet again to add about 25 more items donated and 26 foam bath letters trashed.
829 + 51- 880
It's already June and I'm not even halfway to 2000! I'd better step it up. I'm already feeling, though, that the house is less cluttered and more easily cleaned.
ETA: Just recycled 13 workbooks from the last school year.
880 + 13= 893
Well, it looks like my decluttering just reached a new level - one I'm not particularly happy about. One of our rooms is infested with mice droppings (and mice) - the room that is currently housing ALL of our stuff that is yet to be packed. We've caught three mice in the last two days and there are still a couple at least, roaming around. :(
I feel like throwing everything out, but I have so many goods in there that I can no longer purchase. Books that are out of print, lego that is no longer in production, clothes from my own childhood etc
I feel so icky and sad! What would you wash or throw away? I have books packed in bubble wrap.. the bubble wrapped books were put a plastic garbage bag that was a bit loose and they were sitting in a box that was 'closed' but not sealed. The box had mouse droppings on it. I did not check the plastic garbage bag for mouse droppings as the bag is black and the only way to check would be to shake the bag (which I'm not willing to do). The bubble wrap and the books themselves didn't have droppings on them. Can I assume they are safe? Would you throw them out? I worry about cross contamination and colonization - like the bacteria from the poop spreading around and beyond the actual poop.
Lego boxes with poop on them but the contents inside are new in lego manufacturing sealed bags (i.e unopened)... Keep and wash? I'm probably bordering on paranoia but I'm so grossed out right now.
As far as I know, we don't have Hanta Virus cases in Australia. Some believe that's due to it not being correctly diagnosed as we do have Hanta Virus positive rodents being bought in from asia. So a lot of my concern is being based on the fact that the poop may contain the virus. I'd like to 'pretend' it does and take the proper precautions (just in case it really does).
I tend to be iced out and would probably toss it--or actually get my husband to toss it since I wouldn't touch it. LOL. The legos are probably fine.
Anyone can join at any time...welcome!
Thanks for the welcome ClutterWarrior!. I'm at 165 for June, but I have to still add up the items from the rest of the year that I already listed on hard copy for my own records at home.
Today (Sat) so far...
3 silicone molds
1 wolverine stuffed animal (although it just came in the house as a gift two weeks ago)
4 rubbermaid type plastic containers
4 plastic corning ware lids that we never use
Some old tea, coffee and lemonade (not counting food)
A new set of colored sprinkles (we are now off artificial food coloring)
A double boiler pot
A Disney princess straw cup
2 iron strainers
3 Home repair & decorating books
We have way too much stuff!
Clearing my apartment of clutter, so that it looks as open and spacious as possible for showings (to sell it, before buying a home with my DF quite soon and moving in together), has been an epiphany. I LOVE the way each room feels to be in, when it's spacious and simple. The simplicity. Oh my goodness. SO easy to clean up and keep it clean so there's never a terrible feeling of huge-mess-that-will-be-a-huge-task-to-conquer, that in turn gives you mental clutter. I love it! Why have I ever lived any other way? Did I really get so much out of the 'stuff' ? I can't imagine that I did. I'm living just fine now with most of it packed away in suitcases and boxes in storage. I'm planning, when moving into a large house, to go through those suitcases and boxes and donate much of it away, and just live with the bare bones amount of STUFF all around our living space. It feels so d'rned good.
tire pressure gauge
pump for air mattress
7 car cleaning things
bean bag chair
7 toy cars
gallon ziploc bag of chalk
9 pieces of kids jewelry
big plastic organizer
3 pair shorts
2 cast iron pans
8 kids clothes
2 pair shoes
plastic food container
mini muffin pan
-4 glass freezer containers
we own 651 less things than we did on Jan 1st.
and we've made $390.90 from selling things :)