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100/month Challenge - March

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 

Come one - come all! Come anyone who isn't up for 2012 in 2012. Join for a month or join for the year. Just start decluttering now! Post your success here.

post #2 of 29

I have never taken part in one of these challenges, so I was wondering what it's about :).  Is it a 100 item declutter type thing?  I am in desperate need to declutter our home so if that's what this is...I'm in!  We have such a small space and so much stuff it's ridiculous.  It doesn't help that my husband is technology obsessed (I am too to an extent) and so we have a ridiculous amount of DVDs and video games.  He also keeps the cases to every single dvd and video game because he wants to eventually have a huge shelf with them on there...we literally have bins and bins full of empty cases >_<  I need that space lol

post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 

WELCOME!

 

It is indeed a declutter challenge. There is also a big thread to try and declutter 2012 items in 2012. We've done it every year for a few years.

 

I personally was not up the sustained challenge of 168 or so items every single month - I think I made it close to 1800 last year. It was hard for me to keep track.

 

But 100 items every month seems do-able to me. People can join and take months off as the mood strikes. Start counting 'em out, Christina H.

post #4 of 29

I'm in because I need something new to remotivate me, as I have stalled a bit with the 2012 thread.

 

So I guess I'll do this and then add whatever I get done here over onto my 2012 total. smile.gif

post #5 of 29

1. tub of moisturiser gone off

2. mask

3. toy

4. toy

5. toy

6. toy

7. shopping bag

8. harry potter bag

9. converse shoes

10. dress

11. running shoes

12. shoe inserts

13. beach shoes

14. hat

15. butterfly shaped basket

16. old wooden ruler

17. expired dried fruit

18. expired almond meal

19. expired lentils

20. lizard paperweight

 

This has really motivated me today....yay!

post #6 of 29

21. old greeting cards

22. school work book

23. school work book

 

post #7 of 29
Thread Starter 

1 old bottle of cooktop cleaner for a kind of stove I've never owned.

 

99 to go!

post #8 of 29

24. rusty shower caddy

25. towels returned to shop

post #9 of 29
Thread Starter 
Boxed up for Goodwill
1 duvet cover
2. Pillow cases
1 robe
2 ice cube trays
1 paper sorter
2 pair of pants
1 bucket
1 weird pillow cover
1 clipboard

13 items
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Edited by Ellien C - 3/7/12 at 12:34am
post #10 of 29

March is off to a good start for me!

 

21 items of baby clothes

6 toys

2 blankets

1 hooded towel

1 baby bath tub

1 book                      all to a freecycle recipient

 

then  12 shirts

           3 pr shorts

           1 book

 

to Goodwill

 

2 broken scratched CDs to the trash

 

Total thus far 50/100

post #11 of 29
Thread Starter 

1 old tube of eye goo.

 

85 to go after goodwill drop.

post #12 of 29
Thread Starter 

Good will drop complete - was motivated because they are giving movie passes for Wednesday drop offs - but - it's only good Mon-Thurs, which doesn't help me much, but oh well.

 

Also added 2 shirts that are slightly fraying but it was hard to give them up.

2 old brief-case type bags.

and did a MAJOR clean-up of little papers and post-it notes around my work desk.

 

Calling it 80 to go.

post #13 of 29

Today I had to throw some things out as I was reorganizing a closet:

14 items; ie; broken lightbulbs, socks without elastic to hold them up, ripped underwear etc..

 

New total 64/100 

post #14 of 29

Great idea!  I'll join even though we're now into March!

 

So far I've gotten rid of:

 

-random items from DD's toys (7)

-kitchen utensils (5)

- a few old plants (3)

- extra blankets not being used (2)

- Sippy cups that didn't work for us (2)

 

19/100

 

 

post #15 of 29
Thread Starter 
1 pair broken 3 d glasses - trashed,
post #16 of 29

24. plate

25. mascara

26. pile of magazines

post #17 of 29

was having an overview by moving the mouse over your post and was wondering ... "24 plates to give away ... ok,*.... but 25 mascaras , who can have 25 mascaras to get rif of ???" ...

i like the idea of decluttering, it's just that it has to go item by item that I find hard (since I think too much with EACH item ....)

well, I shouldn't be killing time on the computer but get on with decluttering instead ....

post #18 of 29
Thread Starter 

79 to go. 

 

8 and a half pair of newborn socks and an old new born diaper to neighbor. She gave me 6 of the socks, so it seems fair they should go back. 

 

Cleaning DD's room -

so far, 1 old Sky Mall magazine. 

 

68 to go. I've really petered out this month. I hope I can get rid of some more baby clothes. 

post #19 of 29

3 more pairs of underwear that are too tattered to wear - I keep finding things like this in the closet I am cleaning.

 

 

67/100

post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by IsaFrench View Post

was having an overview by moving the mouse over your post and was wondering ... "24 plates to give away ... ok,*.... but 25 mascaras , who can have 25 mascaras to get rif of ???" ...

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