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post #241 of 312
160/500
post #242 of 312
Yippee, my dad brought his truck, 25 things to the goodwill, 30 things in the garbage I am at 300. Hope to hit 500 by the end of this weekend!
post #243 of 312
Converted some clutter into cash and prizes here today...

8 items returned to various stores
3 items sold through TP and packed up to ship tomorrow
7 items packed up for shipping in MDC swaps

Also tossed another 5 items plus yet another big bag of papers.

New total = 368
post #244 of 312
4 shirts to my sister
1 bag of papers from my desk. Still more to come... :

I'm gathering a bag for the thrift shop this week.

97/500

The month is halfway over and I've yet to break 100 :
post #245 of 312
3 piles of papers
1 batch of envelopes
1 manual to a microwave we no longer own
1 old binder
2 old calendars
3 burnt out light bulbs

17 in a box to a MIN

87 + 28 = 115
post #246 of 312
6 clothes
1 lamp
1 box of papers
1 belt
3 old things in wallet
2 boxes
3 magnets
1 towel rack
323/500

slowing down... must attack the vase o' junk tomorrow!
post #247 of 312

i am joining in!

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I really need to get rid of stuff we don't use..it astounds me at how many broken toys alone I was keeping around :

I actually have gotten rid of alot of stuff in recent months, but still alot to go! I never realized what a packrat I am!
post #248 of 312
You can do it April!!!

I have been slacking off, haven't purged a single item in about 2 weeks...I also haven't been exercising, doin much with the kidlets, or anything. Slump all around.

I feel motivated tonight reading here though. And April, I haven't sent you the mail I wanted to yet, but I will do it tomorrow I promise!!
post #249 of 312
Okay, I am up to 220/500 after tackling the kitchen & part of the playarea/craft room. I don't know if I am going to make the 500, but every little bit helps
post #250 of 312
Sold the following on Ebay:

6 diaper covers
2 cloth diapers
1 baby swing
1 baby bunting

227 + 10 = 237/500
post #251 of 312
Been slow around here. I've got:

2 mini blinds pitched
3 *really* old bags of beans and rice pitched
1 dvd sold
1 box of someone else's stuff given back
1 bowl given back
1 bag candles freecycled
1 box drinking glasses freecycled

10+380=390

almost there!!!
post #252 of 312
Thread Starter 
Whew, actually got something done! I cleared three shelves of junk in the downstairs bathroom today, so I'll count that as three. Woohoo!

103/500
post #253 of 312
Probably won't make it to 500 this month, but I'm glad about every bit of progress. Went through the kitchen "junk drawer" again and tossed 30 items.

Current total: 81/500

I totally have the "dh not on board with this" issue.
post #254 of 312
25/500
post #255 of 312

Yes

Yes! THis sounds like a wonderful idea. I am about to become a foster parent to an infant and need to clear out my space!
post #256 of 312
Thread Starter 
Old musty travel pillow
4 CDs back to Dad
1 CD in garbage
3 old casettes in garbage
At LEAST 12 random unused toy bits
Exersaucer Freecycled! That's a big deal for me, I'm still not 100% sure I won't want another baby, though my DH is. I'm having a hard time getting rid of baby things, even though the odds I'll need it again are like, 2%
Old ratty pair of undies
Ancient Barney video

127/500
post #257 of 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by trini View Post
I totally have the "dh not on board with this" issue.
Me too. But I am getting him to come around. Slowly. I think the key was persevering and going about the challenge anyway. I would schedule donation pickups and tell him VVA was coming. I would run around the house every two weeks for recycling day and gather up every single scrap of paper I could find to chuck out. I would update him of my total every flipping day.

In the beginning he met me with complete resistance. When I gathered a big box of old newspapers I found in the back corner of his closet he took them out of the recycling and hid them someplace else. He would ask me annoying questions like Are you getting rid of any of my stuff? And truthfully I wasn't. I was getting rid of my own clutter. Old clothes and books and whatnot. He actually noticed and commented that my dresser was cleaner.

Today we hit a major milestone. He actually joined in the cleaning with me. I wanted to work on the disaster that is our basement and asked him to come and help and he did. He used to go through a box of say books and pull two out to get rid of. Today he went through and only saved two. And barely looked through two boxes of old audio tapes before tossing them.

At one point he turned to me and said - "This is really hard for me because I'm such a packrat." I understand, I was too. But I'm at the point now where getting rid of stuff feels good. He told me he wants to get there too.



We got so much done today, but I hate to add anything to my total until it actually leaves the house. So tomorrow night or Monday.
post #258 of 312
OK, 15 items from the bathroom's medicine/first aid drawer
2 more huge bags of mixed paper for recycling

Maybe I can get DH on board to up my count. Hmmm, he's clearing leaves tomorrow

114/500

P.S. After giving some clothes to my sister, I now have space in my drawer for my knitting to hang out. Yeah!!!
post #259 of 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mavournin View Post
Me too. But I am getting him to come around. Slowly. I think the key was persevering and going about the challenge anyway. I would schedule donation pickups and tell him VVA was coming. I would run around the house every two weeks for recycling day and gather up every single scrap of paper I could find to chuck out. I would update him of my total every flipping day.

In the beginning he met me with complete resistance. When I gathered a big box of old newspapers I found in the back corner of his closet he took them out of the recycling and hid them someplace else. He would ask me annoying questions like Are you getting rid of any of my stuff? And truthfully I wasn't. I was getting rid of my own clutter. Old clothes and books and whatnot. He actually noticed and commented that my dresser was cleaner.

Today we hit a major milestone. He actually joined in the cleaning with me. I wanted to work on the disaster that is our basement and asked him to come and help and he did. He used to go through a box of say books and pull two out to get rid of. Today he went through and only saved two. And barely looked through two boxes of old audio tapes before tossing them.

At one point he turned to me and said - "This is really hard for me because I'm such a packrat." I understand, I was too. But I'm at the point now where getting rid of stuff feels good. He told me he wants to get there too.



We got so much done today, but I hate to add anything to my total until it actually leaves the house. So tomorrow night or Monday.

Wow, that's great!!! My DH says he wants to do it too, but "doesn't have the time" : Like I have all the time in the world! Oh, well, there's hope yet...
post #260 of 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by mama2babybeans View Post
Found 2 things to send to a needy mama from the Holiday Helper thread. Only 2 more things gone (pair of longies and a craft kit), but I'm so excited to send them to another mama I'm inspired to go through my house and see what else we're not really using that another family might appreciate more.

subtotal= 154/500
+ 33 odds and ends
+ 1 item freecycled
+ 40 articles of clothing donated
+ 4 books
+ 1 bag of scrap fabric
+ 2 items of clothing freecycled
=235 Yay!
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