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post #101 of 268
Does anyone know what you do with old expired medications? The medicine chest is my next task but it is all expired stuff

tara
post #102 of 268
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Does anyone know what you do with old expired medications? The medicine chest is my next task but it is all expired stuff

tara
Around here you can bring them back to the drug store and they will dispose of them for you... maybe call a local drug store and ask?
post #103 of 268
OK, I'm up to 30 items (and haven't even started on the baby clothes!). To goodwill: 20+ kitchen items, to trash 6 magazines.
post #104 of 268
Everyone is doing awesome!!

Just checking in--

Today I am getting rid of/giving away:
2 window valances
1 shower curtain liner
1 soap dispenser
1 magazine rack
1 length of red fleece
1 metal planter hanger
2 dead plants (okay, will throw those away)
1 bunch of old/expired papers
1 broken picture frame
1 old shirt
1 old pants

So that brings me up to 22/500. The day isn't over yet though.
post #105 of 268
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Originally Posted by taradt View Post
Does anyone know what you do with old expired medications? The medicine chest is my next task but it is all expired stuff

tara
I second the pharmacy rec. Don't flush them, as that gets into the ground water.
post #106 of 268
I'm going to join. I'm due anytime and I'm all nesty anyhow. Maybe I'll actually declutter rather than shift the crap like I normally do. If I can get rid of 500 items it'll make it so much easier to keep the house tidy after the baby comes.

Oct 3:
Cleaned out desk drawers. Total items tossed: 54

Oct 4:
Cleaned out bathroom. Who knew I'd have 3 empty bottles of shampoo under the sink? Total items tossed: 18

Oct 5:
Goodbye outgrown summer clothes. Total items tossed: 21

Running total:93
post #107 of 268
Sigh. Ended up at staying at my parents house last night, so I didn't get to get rid of anything here... but I did get lots of rest and a caretaker for dd so I could be :

So I'm off to a slow start, only 1 item gone right now: activity table dd has long outgrown. But... off I go to the closet to do some while she's napping!
post #108 of 268
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Originally Posted by Mackenzie View Post
Got 20 now...not many but I only started about 15 minutes ago

Add 40 to that and I now have 60.
post #109 of 268
SWEET!!

My post partum doula came over to help do laundry today but since I couldn't get ahold of the caretaker to recharge the laundry card she helped me organize the kitchen. And in the process helped me get rid of FIFTY FOUR things in my kitchen that we don't use!

We aren't done yet and she'll be coming over tomarrow to help me finish.

I'm in shock. I didn't know I had 54 things in my kitchen that I didn't use or need!!
post #110 of 268
Got rid of 5 bags of junk handouts from the county fair and kids health fair, and 4 weeks worth of DH's military newspapers, so that's 9 items for me. And I'm on a cleaning frenzy so there will be more.
post #111 of 268
I got to a slow start but did manage to get rid of 14 items today on freecycle. So I'm at 14/500.
post #112 of 268
I'm 30/500. I got rid of 30 old books today. Woohoo!
post #113 of 268
I need to get to work..I have been slacking over the weekend:
post #114 of 268
I got rid of two more items today. Yoohoo I am now up to 5 whole items gone. I have two bags of clothes to go to Goodwill and I know of more outfits to go. Oh wait- I got rid of 3 gift bags. I also got rid of empty bags that were hanging around. So I have gotten ridden of 8 items. On a really happy note while I was sorting through everything I found 200 dollars in cash in a birthday card from January! So decluttering has already paid off.
post #115 of 268
Okay, so today I added 5 sheet sets to my donation bag, 10 pairs of DSO's jeans that don't fit, 3 blankets that were too scratchy for me, a whole 'nother bag of misc donation clothes, I completely emptied out the guest room dresser (didn't keep ANY of it!) and put together a box of stuff that my brother needs to come get out fo my house.

I'm going to guesstimate and round down... I'll call it 50 things.

Only 388 things to boot out of my life forever!

________

Rebekah, Thanks!!
post #116 of 268
I'm in but I'm off to a slow start. So far:

- 2 bags of old paperwork recycled
- 1 box of papers moved from home office to work office (at least it's out of my house!)
- 1 book sold- mailing it tomorrow
- 2 tiger cub scout uniform items passed onto a friend's son
- 2 items removed from freezer and eaten for dinner! (I'm trying to clean out the freezer)

I'm working on a bag for Goodwill and batches of stuff for the used kids' clothing store and the library book sale, so hopefully I'll pick up the pace.

8 items so far.
post #117 of 268
Lovin' this my count is now 223- way ahead of my 15. whatever/day.
Funny seems like so much then I think not even half way there.
Tomorrow taking on the kitchen.
post #118 of 268
2 bags of paper recylced (old student papers, "art" from ds - lets face it, how many scrawls do I need?), old greeting cards...

Total = 33 things? (need to check).

At this rate I may need to stop counting BAGS and start counting individual items. There's got to be 50 pieces of paper in that one bag alone!
post #119 of 268

Joined my local Freecycle!

Today I joined Freecycle. I keep trying to get rid of stuff like DVDs and books but can't manage to just drop them at my local Goodwill. I'm pretty attached to some things I think this way, I know they'll get loved! At least I hope so...

And who knew there was Freecycle group right in my small town?

Total tossed: 4
Pieces left: 496 :
post #120 of 268
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Wow this has really taken off!! I am so glad for everyone.

Here in Chicagoland, we had some flooding. We were lucky, no flooding unlike dh's clinic and a few neighbors and friends. But our bsmt seepage
made the carpet down there wet. We were planning on throwing it out anyhow, so one more item!!

Count- 53. Today during dd's preschool time, I will hit her playarea since I need to move it all back after the storm.
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