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post #61 of 312
I didn't get a lot done yesterday, but I did get some...

1 chunk of gross freezer burned something
1 bag of old pens. Few worked. (I saved those. )
1 bag of old, tangled yarn craft from when I was 9.
1 bag of assorted junk that's been in my office for two years!

Current tally: 221/500

FOUND!
1 pair of expensive tweezerman tweezers I thought I lost in 1999! Holy plucking Batman!

Realizing that I might actually find "long lost" or "missing" items really solidified my determination to clean this place up. Being a recovering packrat is no fun.
post #62 of 312
Without going into (sometimes gross) detail about every item, I have:
  • tossed/recycled 31 things
  • put 26 things in my Goodwill box
  • . . . and the kicker, freecycled 18 garbage disposal bags. I probably shouldn't count each one, but it's my first freecycle posting, so I'm feeling a little giddy.

So my current tally is a very shabby 75/500. That said, I've organized some spaces that I thought would never get decluttered and I'm feeling pretty good about things overall. Plus, all my purging activity has inspired DH to get busy shredding documents!
post #63 of 312
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by phroggies View Post
So my current tally is a very shabby 75/500.
Very shabby!!! Mama, it's only November 1!!!! I think that's amazing, considering we have the entire month to go. Keep up the good work
post #64 of 312
I went through the medicine cabinets and my sock drawer yesterday. Tossed 13 expired/dried out/otherwise yucky things from the bathroom (expiration 5/2005?!?) and 9 mismatched socks. Freecycled a big bag of old yarn and some spools of ribbon given to me by DH's grandma. Today I'm going through the office closet.

92/500

Margie
post #65 of 312
went through my junk drawer in the kitchen while cooking dinner last night...expired kids meds, pet meds, coupons, menus, instruction booklets. Yikes! It's a start...

10/500
post #66 of 312
I haven't been keeping count but I'm down at least 100+ things in the past month. I've donated clothing, food and toys. I've tossed junk, cleaned out the bathroom of unused stuff, cleaned the coat closet out and ebayed a few things of mine that don't fit. Papers shredded and magazines and catalogs recycled. I just have to keep going!
post #67 of 312
I'm so in. I read this thread then had to walk through my laundry room.
159 pieces of clothing
6 empty containers of laundry soap
3 empty containers of bleach
3 empty containers of fabric softner
18 socks that do not match
3 empty beer bottles I found sitting on the snakes cage heh.
So far, 192/500. :
Today I'm going to hit the bathrooms and the fridge. Those should yeild some impressive numbers heh.
post #68 of 312
2 magazines
1 old toothpaste tube
1 stack of scrap paper (used/scribbled on both sides)

4/500


More time to work tomorrow.
post #69 of 312
can I play?

I did a first pass of my linen/bathroom closet this morning and threw away 57! yucky or unused things. I think that there is still alot to get rid of from my keep pile, but I want to go through my 2 bathrooms first to see what dulpicates I find.

Yay, that was an easy 30 min.. I am so excited.

57/500
post #70 of 312
I took 60 items in to donate, including 45 articles of clothing, a baby bathtub, a baby bouncer seat, some kitchen utensils, a pillow, and a lampshade.

One more item is being picked up today off of Craigslist.

61/500
post #71 of 312
Subbing, and bringing my balance from October's challenge with me.

Today I got rid of:

-3 pairs of dh's pants
-Empty OxyClean bucket
-Catalog
-5 socks
-papers
-7 pointless toy parts
post #72 of 312

Ok I've managed to start

So far I've listed 2 pairs of pants on the tp
1 pair of shoes
1 baby outfit
tossed 15 misc exp items from a shelf in the bathroom (while drying off)
Old juice from the fridge so

20/500 for me today
post #73 of 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by melissel View Post
Very shabby!!! Mama, it's only November 1!!!! I think that's amazing, considering we have the entire month to go. Keep up the good work
Aw, thanks! See, that's why it's good to do this with other folks--all the nice support stuff!
post #74 of 312
Oh count me in! We need this like crazy, especially with christmas and ds's birthday both fast approaching.

I'll be back soon.
post #75 of 312
I can't read all of the posts because I have to go declutter! Count me in! I REALLLLY need this.
post #76 of 312
I hit the bathrooms today and got rid of 55 items of near empty but *very* old shampoo & conditioner, old lotions that I didn't like, and cosmetics that I don't like/not longer use.
New total: 247/500
Sadly, I still have 8 rooms to go
post #77 of 312
Okay, I'm in...in addition to getting rid of stuff I have to stop bringing new things in!!!

Let the games begin!!!

0/500
post #78 of 312
I'm in if I can carry over the 250 items I decluttered in October! Today I tossed 2 items, returned 1, and repaired another 2 (thus converting them from useless clutter to useful dress-up necklaces for dd). New total= 255
post #79 of 312
dd's been in a mood today, so right now i'm 3/500
post #80 of 312
Yay, November! In October, I only made it up to 164, but November's my month - I can feel it.

I decluttered a drawer full of mementoes and junk today. Kept the mementoes (well, most of them, anyway) and tossed the junk. Over 10% of the way there.

54/500
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