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post #121 of 312
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fek, the blinking deal in your signature doesn't work for me. It says I have insufficient priveleges and am trying to edit someone else's post.
That's because the thread is in TAO, and you haven't been here enough days. You need 50 posts, and 60 days. But, you can go directly to the helping database:
http://www.spatulagirl.com/holidayhelper/helper.php
and PM "spatulagirl" or "stacey0402" if you have used items. You can send them the list of what you have and they'll match you with a family. Let them know you can't get into TAO to read the guidelines, so they can email them to you.
post #122 of 312
subbing for now.
post #123 of 312
I am new to this post & definitely joining!! I am going through some stuff today & will count at the end of the day!!!
I would love a decluttered & nice home before New Year's Eve & to welcome our new babe in a clean home
post #124 of 312
Not many items today, but they were taking up a lot of space:

Freecycled:
1 Disney Princess quilt
2 matching pillow shams

Tossed:
6 old, rusty, bent tomato cages
1 20 y.o. pair of hiking boots

I'm going to attack the toolboxes and camping equipment next.

207/500

Margie
post #125 of 312
Woohoo! 150/500 (in 15 minutes... Yikes!)

Now on to next room....
post #126 of 312
We cleared the attic today. There wasn't as much stuff up there as I remembered. So, we only purged 12 boxes. Most large and empty (saved "just in case" we had to ship an item back during a warranty period).

37/500
post #127 of 312
39 more items- new total 294
post #128 of 312
I only got through 12 things today but I cleaned out the garden beds and started a new compost heap and got rid of the innapropriately stashed pile of leftover sand by spreading it over the patio pavers and the herb bed which I only counted as 5 things but really made a HUGE difference to the back yard. Raked the front yard, too.
post #129 of 312
OK, 9 more boxes from my closet:

46/500

We reorganized the guest room -- this will make it easier to declutter in the days ahead
post #130 of 312
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post #131 of 312
Fridge declutter day: 4 rotten things from the fridge

90/500
post #132 of 312
I'm now up to 200/500. I got a few boxes out of the garage and some pots I'm not using out of the garden. Also decluttered the laundry room and downstairs bathroom while I cleaned it!
My mom has started, too! She got rid of some garage boxes, too. She's up to 65/500!
post #133 of 312
You ladies have been such an inspiration today!
Here's what I've decluttered today

- 5 yards of fabric (all sent to a MIN)
- A canvas tote I've never used (sent to a MIN)
- 10 old New Yorker Magazines (going to my landlady)


Threw away:
- small bag of fabric scraps
- curtain that the dog ripped up about 6 months ago & I shoved it in the closet

Recycled
- about 20 magazines and catalogs.

Organized
- Closet to make room for fabric
- bathroom/laundry area
- fabric area.
post #134 of 312
Well, got rid of some stuff this weekend.

Garbage:

31 random items
32 Video cassettes
5 Kids computer games that someone gave us
1 pkg of mushrooms from the fridge that were not pretty

Donated:

32 items of clothing

Recycled:

15 Miscellaneous magazines, papers etc.

116/500 Woo Hoo!
post #135 of 312
5 items from DD's medical/baby supply bin (mostly outdated)

51/500

This is going very s l o w l y . . .
post #136 of 312
Okay, more today:
30 boxes just randomly stashed and now recycled
1 laundry hamper freecycled (I love it... they come pick it up!!!!)
1 broken tv
5 more items of clothing given away
1 stuffed animal
38 + 150 = 188/500

It's really depressing to me how easy this is. I knew we were drowning in clutter but this is ridiculous. I feel like my goal should be 1000 for it to make any difference. Even then I'm not convinced I could tell. Ugh.
post #137 of 312
I got rid of a TON of stuff this summer (there's a thread about it here, somewhere) but I think I'll try for 500 this month. If I could get rid of dh's stuff and help him organize, I KNOW I'd make that goal. My stuff is pretty pared down. But I'll try!
post #138 of 312
10 icky things from fridge (ewww)
21 items from master bathroom

new tally
44/500
post #139 of 312
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post #140 of 312
I am over 500!!! I didn't think I could do it and it's not even the middle of Nov. Yet. I had 3 hugs plastic bins of trash in my office. I sold a ton of my sons old toys on Craigslist. I am selling some more today and I have more stuff listed on there. Hmmmm, I wonder if I can get 750 items.....

I will be trying since we are moving soon. I don't want to take all this stuff with me.
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