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post #121 of 300
got rid of one bag of junk from the desk area
post #122 of 300
Two old, yucky things from the door of the fridge. 2/50.
post #123 of 300
8 things from the bathroom
1 ratty old dog toy

Plus I pulled dozens and dozens of items to sell or donate, and put together a big box of FFS stuff for someone. But I'm not counting things until they're actually OUT.
post #124 of 300
20 things from 1 kitchen cubbie + 12 misc. things from a kitchen drawer = 32
Already dropped off at goodwill!
wow this is going quicker than I thought!

I'm going to list abunch of items this week on ebay and by this weekend I'm going though our closet to donate to a shelter.

32/137
post #125 of 300
5 Magazines donated
250 Little People & Blocks
23 Items on ebay

Starting out with a good month!!


278/531
post #126 of 300
1 book
1 dried up marker
1 itchy sweater
2 pieces of stained clothing
1 large empty box
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6 items for today

Total 20/150
post #127 of 300
finally donated some baby things
2/10 bags

i have some more stuff ready too! i am excited to clear the closets and move some office stuff into them. just a few minutes at a time though. also i want to make more room in the pantry and clear off the top of the fridge. yay! i noticed dh cleaned up one of his hotspots
post #128 of 300
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Originally Posted by my2girlz View Post
Cleaned out under 2 bathroom sinks. Got rid of 89 items!!! I'm going to up my goal to 500.

286/500
Cleaned out the cabinet above the toilet in my bathroom. 23 items out the door.

309/500
post #129 of 300
I partially went through my closet last night! I went through all of my clothes, and some bags and jewelry I had. I got rid of 80 things!!!
post #130 of 300
My goal: 250 items.
So far: 50 items -- just went thru the house to finish filling the third bag. Mostly baby clothes & books so far.

How many baby clothes should I keep?
We're not sure if we want to have another baby. Should at least keep the super cute high quality stuff. Donate the hand-me-downs and so-so quality items. Would hate to have to start from scratch. How long to hang onto these things?
post #131 of 300
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Originally Posted by nessam View Post
How many baby clothes should I keep?
We're not sure if we want to have another baby. Should at least keep the super cute high quality stuff. Donate the hand-me-downs and so-so quality items. Would hate to have to start from scratch. How long to hang onto these things?
This is always really hard for me. We *know* we will have more kids...at least one more, at least, because I'm pregnant...so we do have to keep some things. It seems that every time I go through baby clothes, I take out more to get rid of.

Once, I took all my baby clothes, dumped them on my bed, and went through them as fast as I could. I had four piles on the floor: (1) definitely keep, (2) definitely toss, (3) unsure, (4) missing pieces (this is where I tossed a single shoe, when I wasn't sure where the mate was). When there were no more clothes on my bed, I bagged up the "toss" pile to donate, without giving it a second look. I sorted through the "missing pieces" pile and made matches if possible; everything that was still unmatched after I sorted the entire pile when in the trash, because it was unusable. I folded the "keep" pile and sorted it into large Rubbermade tubs to store in the attic (sorted by age group...0-6m, 6-12m, 12-24m, 2t-3t, etc.). I sorted the "unsure" pile AFTER I had folded the "keep" pile for storage, so I could clearly see how much I had for each age range. If I was unsure about a 2T sweater, and my 2T-3T box was very sparse, I kept the sweater. If I was unsure about a 0-6m sleeper but my 0-6m box was bursting at the seams, I got rid of it.

This process was not as time-consuming as it sounds. The trick, for me, was to do it as fast as possible, and go with my first instinct.
post #132 of 300
I didn't make my goal for January (maybe because I didn't start counting until about Jan.21st), but want to give this another whirl for February. This really keeps me honest about actually driving to the Goodwill with bags of stuff and actually listing things to be sold online. If I don't have a monthly goal I'll just procrastinate.

Okay, goal for Feb. is 100.
post #133 of 300
Cleaning off my desk. Halfway there, and 80 items gone!

OK, that's more of a : than a : . I had a LOT of crap on my desk -- disks, cds, papers, toys . . . I didn't even count the fiddling little stuff I got rid of.

Halfway there!
post #134 of 300
nova 22 thanks for the advice on sorting through baby clothes! I might have to go through mine one more time!
post #135 of 300
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Someone picked up our old paneling!!!! It was about 5 shhets of it, counting it as one. But, they also took a lamp that was susposed to go to another freecycler today Has that happened to anyone? Of course that other freecycler said they would be here in teh morning, and it is noon now, so I guess you snooze you loose? I really want to know what people want with old panneling though. Okay, I want to know why people want more than half the stuff I put on freecycle...:
So adding two to my total and hopefully the other freecycler comes when I am gone and doesn't look too hard for the lamp...
post #136 of 300
850/2000

Got rid of some extra baby stuff. Extra sheets, lap pads, mostly random things. Also more stuff from the kitchen, bowls, strainer, pans and also some out of date meds and extra health type stuff to donate. Also, OT but I organized the closet in hopes of finding a place for everything. I made a space to put the diaper bag and carrier so they aren't just floating around the house all the time.

900/2000 I'm rounding again b/c I'm tired of losing count.
post #137 of 300
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Originally Posted by my2girlz View Post
Cleaned out the cabinet above the toilet in my bathroom. 23 items out the door.

309/500
Went through a few drawers and cupboards in my kitchen. Another 63 items in the trash.

372/500
post #138 of 300
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Originally Posted by mama2babybeans View Post
My first few items are out of the house

5 maternity items that weren't my style are getting picked up tomorrow (love freecycle!). I already set the bag on the porch, so I'm going to count them.
9 expired items from the cupboard
1 book to paperbackswap
45 toys freecycled
1 broken picture frame
4 ratty bras (although I did buy 3 new ones but they were on clearance at Target and now I have 3 to my name, so I'm telling myself it's ok )
65/250
5 more shirts freecycled
15 items to Goodwill

85/250
post #139 of 300
one bag of trash out the door mostly from our office
one bag of blankets SOLD for five bucks!

i'm at 4/10
post #140 of 300

My total today

I got rid of 50 items today. Man that felt good and I did not really push myself to get that done. I got rid of several pieces of outgrown clothes, some kitchen do dads and paper which is a downfall of mine.

I am reading a Feng Shui book about decluttering your space and now I have 3 focus areas to work on.

50/350.

Elizabeth
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