19 clothing items
1 lunch box
3 pairs of shoes
27 items of old underwear/bras
389 + 73 >> 462 / 2013
Today (so far) has been productive! Not entirely decluttering, but I'm almost done prepping all the baby stuff (over 100 items) for sale on ebay and I managed to declutter.
5 items donated to animal shelter
3 items returned to their rightful owner
82 outgrown/too-many-holes-beyond-repair clothes donated for either wear or scrap cloth
3 peices of small furniture
I'm not done yet, but had to document my progress for today. We still need to shred a good couple hundred documents.
524 / 2013
I met my first goal of 500!
We met our goal! 2016 things out! After a garage clean out and a goodwill run, we were there yesterday! I am so excited! Things are starting to be much easier to find around here and I am really noticing a difference. I want to keep going, but I am not sure what my second goal to be. We are down to what we use now. I can go through the office again, I am sure there is some more in there, but other than that, I've done what I can do. I think I'm going to go back through everything again, because it seems every time I do, I at least find a few more things we can live without. I'm just not sure what the goal should be, and I need a goal, because without it, I am not very motivated I have noticed.
Been sick, busy at work and battling an evil raccoon that thinks that underneath my porch is home . So I've been a bit behind as of late. Hope to pick up pace again.
1 old potty seat
1 stained onesie
1 pair of ripped pants
1 pair of socks
1 old light fixture
1 doll head
2 old lip balms
a ton of plastic bags my couch came in 3 months ago
I've been working hard at decluttering and packing up as much as possible in preparation for painting. When there is less to move/work around, it's far easier to paint.
I've been shredding and I've rid of 400+ documents.. and I'm not done yet! I have another box of papers to sort through and file. The shredded paper is going to our local animal shelter and I'm going to count each 4 papers as one item.
I've also put away 24 books for donation, 1 old electrical appliance for recycling and 1 barely used electrical appliance for donation. We've thrown out quite a few odd bits and bobs that were going nowhere and many cardboard boxes, but I'll just count this as "5" items.
655 / 2013
1 bag of recycling from the car
1 roll of old under-carpet layer (whatever that stuff is called)
1 huge box full of flattened moving boxes (probably 20 boxes that were sitting in my porch)
packed for giving to my sponsor child when I visit he and his family this month:
3 bottles of nail polish
6 emery boards
5 bottles of bubbles
(I bought him new stuff too, but am packing some things from around the house they could use more than I)
i'm not on a roll these days... gotta get my nose back to the grindstone!
18 more + 873 = 894/2013
I am packing up my bags to visit a boy I sponsor in Haiti! I leave next week! As I've purchased items for him and his family as gifts, I've started raiding my own house for anything else that might be useful for them that I do not need... rather than just donate, I may as well give it to my family while I'm there! Here is my list of items I found around my house to add to the suitcases for them:
3 bunches fake flowers
6 sheets of stickers
5 packs of bubbles
11 pens and pencils
4 sticky pads/notepads
5 bottles of hand sanitizer
6 hotel bottles of lotion
4 chapsticks, unused (promotional)
1 stick of deodorant
10 bottles of hotel shampoo
1 pack bandaids
1 pack cotton swabs
1 hotel pack of shave cream
5 bars of soap
6 protein-water individual serve packs
9 packages of kool-aid
5 bottles of body wash I received as a gift years ago and haven't used
1 shower cap
1 dusting cloth
3 hot pads
6 bottles of conditioner
2 small vases
2 stick candles
4 bottles of nail polish (for mom)
1 pack of emery boards
2 mini perfume bottles
1 collapsible shoe box
I'm sure I will keep adding to the pile, but that's what got packed up tonight!
= 111 things being re-homed to Haiti!!! :D
+ 7 expired hair and makeup items (while I was digging up the stuff above, found some oooold stuff!)
=118 more items gone...
total 1012/2013 -- I'm halfway there!