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I've completely (well, almost completely) decluttered my wardrobe! I must havd 50 itens in it now or so (dp has way more than i). Now i'm following Springshowers advice and tackling the paper monster. How can it get so out of hand even though i'm always decluttering?

Right now i'm starting to panic thinking of the gifts we'll get and all that huge amount of stuff that seems to crawl into our home around the end of the year....

200 out of 590. Need to speed! Today i dont work so i'll try to declutter some more stuff!
post #582 of 677

i need to start again on Monday when the kids return to school

had an un-expected eye operation early September  & other medical appointments in October

.... on Thursday afternoon i was franctically searching for a screening test letter i had received a few weeks beforehand since i had to visit the doctor for one of my children (kill two birds with one stone) & it took me one hour ... i saw some mis-placed-not sorted mail from last May

... i thought i had that one in good order with a concertina upright file with 10 different color pockets, and usually i do put away mail that need to be filed in it quite straight away .....

obviously, every time there's a little something that upsets me, all my poor little organisational skills crumble away for a while

so now, i have two months left of the year to make it to 2013 ....

post #583 of 677
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Originally Posted by skycheattraffic View Post

I need to get back on the wagon! The house is driving me nuts, the hand me down bomb went off throughout the downstairs and the toys are getting ridiculous. I need to ditch an ikea chair in the worst way but hubby is sentimentally attached. It takes up a third of our family room and simply catches clutter but never gets day in. Any ideas?

 

Is there any other place you can put the chair in the mean time? I would remove it from the immediate area for now and re-evaluate at a later date. I hope you get the hand me downs under control soon. :Hug

post #584 of 677
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Originally Posted by LoveOurBabies View Post
 

I always gave away my baby stuff as soon as they outgrew them too (it was always going to be my "last" baby). :) With the last babe though, I held onto the items for that little bit longer. I think it worked and warded off the pregnancy fairy. 

 

It's official. I'm going to eat my hat. Why did I jinx myself by writing the above?? I found out today that I'm expecting again! :dizzy yikes2.gif 

 

Did not get much done today except enjoy the kids and sunshine, but plan on getting some stuff done tomorrow. 

post #585 of 677

6 clothes to friend

6 skiens of yarn to friend

10 misc yarn things to other friend

 

 

259/2013

$10

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LoveOurBabies- Congrads!!!! :joy

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Omg loveourbabies, too funny!! A huge congrats though, babies are such a gift and a blessing joy.gif
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Congrats LoveOurBabies!

 

Part of the agency where I work is doing an altered book project with their kids so I got to give away all of these small items that otherwise I would have put into the trash.

 

60  little items to the book project - these included: decks of cards with missing cards, figurines to games no longer played, dice, half sets of dominoes, miniature Halloween decorations that have seen since been replaced

5 magazines donated to book project

1 windchime

1 tupperware container

18 items of clothing - all to the goodwill

 

new total 550/2013

post #589 of 677
Congrats LoveOurBabies!!!!!!

I'm at 1,486 and I feel like I don't have much left to do. Then again, I've avoided the unfinished section of my basement due to my fear of spiders.... I'll have to buck up and go through that stuff if I want to hit 2013 smile.gif
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Thank you so much guys!! :love :throb

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I haven't posted in FOREVER.....but I've been diligently working on purging. I'm going to give myself 400, though I know it's well over that--I'm probably 'done' for the year, but not going to stop! Going to make it a point to count the rest of the year!!! 

 

Soooo 1887/2013 here I go! 

post #592 of 677

Another 11 pairs of shoes have left. I was completely lacking in energy and motivation this week, so not much had been done (and nothing on my list from last week has been completed).. but I was so sick of staring at that shoe corner and went a little ballistic on it!

 

I also rid myself of a broken pot, a broken christmas ornament and some other misc items that I can't remember now. I'll just count it as 3. 

 

2463 / 2013

post #593 of 677

Today was semi-productive! I got rid of another broken (had intended to fix) display as well as over 150 papers (shredded and recycling). I also put 16 books in the 'get rid of' pile. Woohoo!!!! 

I'm not done yet, but I had to document my progress before I forgot :lol

 

2517 / 2013 .... and I shall be back later tonight ....

post #594 of 677
Oofda the purging never ends!

10 pairs shoes
4 pairs boots
3 purses
5 shirts
1 pant
2 piece PJ set


Sold: 1 wrap $135 added to total :-)

+26 items, $135
=1184/2013, $286 gained
Edited by kt~mommy - 11/10/13 at 5:54pm
post #595 of 677

OLD TOTAL: 357

 

Threw out 28 items (sample creams, pens, mugs, cups,other random things)

Donated 106 items (kitchen stuff, clothes, shoes, toiletries, alarm clock, router, etc)

 

NEW TOTAL: 491

 

I am really lacking motivation here. There is a whole room full of boxes I need to go through and I keep procrastinating on getting started. I have been reading a book on clearing clutter an online friend has recommended and I get all excited to get to it while I am reading, but then walk into the room and kinda freeze. I just need a plan of what I want to keep and how I will store it. *sigh*

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Originally Posted by StillMe View Post
 

OLD TOTAL: 357

 

Threw out 28 items (sample creams, pens, mugs, cups,other random things)

Donated 106 items (kitchen stuff, clothes, shoes, toiletries, alarm clock, router, etc)

 

NEW TOTAL: 491

 

I am really lacking motivation here. There is a whole room full of boxes I need to go through and I keep procrastinating on getting started. I have been reading a book on clearing clutter an online friend has recommended and I get all excited to get to it while I am reading, but then walk into the room and kinda freeze. I just need a plan of what I want to keep and how I will store it. *sigh*

 

The only thing that motivates me is a deadline. What would you like to use the room for? Is it a guest room? If so, perhaps putting the week before christmas as a deadline would help. I feel for you mama. If only I could post pictures of how my house was for the first year that we lived here. We had narrow pathways to get from one room to another. We also had two mattresses to sleep on. The rest of the space was taken up by boxes and furniture. I was pretty much at wits end with zero motivation to even start purging/sorting/packing. The only way I got through it all and purged practically 3/4 of the home's contents was through setting deadlines. I wanted a particular area cleared by christmas/easter/a child's birthday and would work on it that way.

 

Good luck mama! I know you can do it :thumb 

post #597 of 677

I've made more progress and are becoming ruthless with decluttering. Items I thought I "couldn't" part with are sitting in the donation bag. I know it's cliche, but it's incredibly freeing to give it all away.. I am blessing someone else AND breaking free from spending my days accumulating and caring for possessions. 

 

I feel like dancing :joycarrot.gif :joy

 

22 items gone and 97 papers I no longer have to stare at. 

 

2563 / 2013

post #598 of 677

1887 

 

47 items off to thift tomorrow! (clothes, pans, pots, patterns, and misc. and a few toys)

 

1887 + 47 = 1934

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1 jigsaw puzzle

4 dish towels

1 painting  - all 6 items were regifted to others

 

New total 556/2013

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1 pot and 1 more Christmas display have left our home. Both items went to a very grateful family member. :)

 

2565 / 2013

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