DH is accusing me of throwing things out just to meet this challenge…
2013 in 2013 - Page 11
That's what I told him! I'm just more motivated to declutter than usual and he gets defensive when I start going through his things mwahaha
9 - 7 bags of trash, 2 bags of recycling
3 - bags of cans and bottles for redemption center
163 - various kids items (clothing, bibs, towels, etc)
2 - carseats that we scalped for new buckles when my daughter broke the tabs on her car seat
13 - DH's tee shirts that were deemed too ratty and holey to wear any longer (they've been repurposed as rags)
8 - pairs of DH's pants that he either never liked or didn't fit right - Goodwill
1 - highchair - Freecycled to a new home
8 - books I gave to my mother for her trip to Florida
4 - stacks of paperwork and receipts gone to the tax guy for our home business
33 - random items from my bathroom - old separated lotions, half used items, things I never liked...
New Total: 398...slow and steady, right?
Still cleaning off my desk. 100 papers to recycling and/or burn = 10 items for the challenge.
I can see half of the desk surface - I am getting excited to see it all!
New total 194/2013
1 pr socks
1 cell phone holder - Goodwill
New total 198/2013
Edited by orangemomma - 2/6/13 at 3:20pm
only + 4 items this morning .... and 5 yesterday apparently (have started a reminder on paper with 3 columns to try remain "in focus")
so +9 in fact
620 out of 1393
the reason i'm so happy today about decluttering (although i fidget and feel anxious when i open a plastic bag where i shoveled it all "for sorting in later") is that
- this morning i gave 4 or 5 items of clothing at kindergarden
- this lunchtime, someone should be coming to pick up second hand books to send to Haïti
- tonight, i'll wait near the recycling bins in the next street so as to pass on a few american size 3 ring binders to an expat
i've already counted these items in previous days
BUT the big thing for me is to SEE stuff leaving, all on the same day
like ... i'm finally LEARNING the way things should have been for ... years ????
i was thinking i should be doing it .... and now, i am slowly making it happen YEAH !!!!!
48 things taken to Goodwill
1 pair jeans given to friend
444 items taken to consignment sale
so 493 + 53 = 546 items gone. 1467 items to go. 27% done!!
Sorted one box of old kids clothes. 3 bags to charity bin, handful bits to keep for sentimental reasons, rest planning to try on ebay whe I have more time. Just counting the charity bin bags, was probably 30 items.
36-winter boots with soles coming off and leaking (thrown out)
37-non-working heater (thrown out)
38- pair of jeans son outgrew
39-41 22T pants that I shrank out of!!!!!
45-piece of fabric
57-confused tealight holder- why would you mix egg shapes with christmas/winter decorations? Is it Easter or Christmas?
58-59- pegboard holder things
62- tweety bird pants daughter outgrew. :)
63- 4" heels
40 old computer games (recycled carboard)
6 old software
1 ruined pair of pants
2 ruined shirts
1 ruined pajama pants
1 old ruined comforter
1 old garment bag
1 small block decorative foam
1 bag spanish moss
2 golf shirts - G
3 duffle bags
1 wooden cross
1 sewing machine
4 packs of x-max lights
14 dress pants - LN
3 dress tanks - G
2 formal dresses - LN
8 dress shirts - LN
1 vest - LN
4 formal suits - LN
1 formal skirt - LN
Old Total: 140/2013
New Total: 247/2013