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post #181 of 296
I got rid of another pile of papers that had been lurking in our filing boxes. I also sat down with the filing boxes for 2 hours and created hanging files for things that need to be filed, consolidated others, and eliminated some. So now I only have relevant stuff in the filing boxes, and only a small stack of stuff left to file (ran out of time). Also set aside some maternity clothes that don't fit for consignment. This afternoon, I will tackle the other box of random papers and stuff, as well as the top of my dresser.

kristin
mom to dd (5 1/2), ds (2 1/2) and #3 due in June
post #182 of 296
1 yoga mat
1 carrying case for the mat
2 foam yoga blocks
1 yoga belt

5 items gone today!

263/250

13/250 toward new goal.
post #183 of 296
Seeing so many of you exceed your decluttering goal is just the boost I needed. Took advantage of the wintry weather to head back to the basement for more...

Progress:

59 books to a local bookstore in exchange for store credit
2 books to my mom while she was visiting
5 books sold on amazon
18 annual reports and outdated investment prospectus stuff recycled
1 never used infant swim diaper to consignment shop
1 bag of shredded papers trashed

New total: 148/600

I'm still a long way from my goal but the month is still young! I've got a box of books ready to go to a used book sale and, if the weather cooperates, I'm going to do a big "curb alert" posting next weekend on freecycle. DH is away, so that means my evenings are free for sorting and purging!
post #184 of 296
Thread Starter 
Previous count= 87

Plus 53 more random items gone..

140/300
I hope to add quite a few more this evening
post #185 of 296
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Originally Posted by floydmom View Post
I'm going to do a big "curb alert" posting next weekend on freecycle. DH is away, so that means my evenings are free for sorting and purging!
I have done this on Craigslist with a few things now. I just post that it's free and curbside. It's gone that day every time!

2- old phone books recycled
1- oak mirror sold on Craigslist (I made $50 too! Woo!)

3 items today.

266/250

16/250 toward my second goal

(I'm totally obsessed with this now.)
post #186 of 296
well we've been decluttering and reorganizing all day and i haven't been keeping a tally at all but let's just say: a LOT!! :

feels great to be on a roll and to have DH be so on board with it and a partner in the process. woohoo!!
post #187 of 296
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Originally Posted by my2girlz View Post
Another 28 items gone.

629/900
13 things gone.

642/900
post #188 of 296
i posted a long reply last night but ds eraesed it. ack!

anyway i've been plugging away at it. like a pp i decluttered all my clean laundry. it has taken two good days to get it all folded and put away but it is out of the living room.

decluttered all the dirty bed clothes from the kids room. (of course its all still sitting in the back of the car waiting to go be washed...) threw away some random trash while i was in there. got dd to put all her dirty clothes in the hamper. have the top of the dresser almost clutter free!

been working through the laundry and actually filled a box w/ stuff that doesn't fit and isn't worth keeping.

still need to work on my e-bay closet...

and the kids closet....

but i've been kicking ass in the garage and even added a new goal for the month. i want to de-clutter my bathroom/linen closet.
post #189 of 296
Didn't get much done this weekend. I'm dealing with a lot of depression/anxiety and turmoil regarding my home business lately and am having a hard time coping to be able to focus during the day... For the most part I'm keeping up and still managing to do a decent job at Mommying and basics, but anything extra I just can't manage. I sit zonked in front of the tv or computer whenever free time comes along usually.

On the plus side- hubby went through his pants today and got rid of 4 pairs I went through all the too-big clothes and took out everything not worth saving- pants that didn't match anything, clothes that were very worn, and things I just didn't like or weren't practical. DH and I have almost completely gone through a box and a hamper that had been filled with random stuff since we moved here 3 years ago! I went with my mom to 'Shipshewana on the Road' today, a well known flea market I'd never gotten the chance to go to which travels round the state during the winter months, and hardly spent anything!! I got a few scented oil things for a souvenir I've had almost 3 years and still never used- now I can!, and 2 inexpensive classic kids books. I went through all my bulletin-board borders and materials this weekend and gave 2/3 of them today to my mom's best friend who is a missionary in Bosnia They went from not being able to close the bin plus a grocery bag stuffed to ALL fitting in the one tub, which feels so good.
post #190 of 296
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Originally Posted by DTmama1 View Post
Didn't get much done this weekend. I'm dealing with a lot of depression/anxiety and turmoil regarding my home business lately and am having a hard time coping to be able to focus during the day... For the most part I'm keeping up and still managing to do a decent job at Mommying and basics, but anything extra I just can't manage. I sit zonked in front of the tv or computer whenever free time comes along usually.

On the plus side- hubby went through his pants today and got rid of 4 pairs I went through all the too-big clothes and took out everything not worth saving- pants that didn't match anything, clothes that were very worn, and things I just didn't like or weren't practical. DH and I have almost completely gone through a box and a hamper that had been filled with random stuff since we moved here 3 years ago! I went with my mom to 'Shipshewana on the Road' today, a well known flea market I'd never gotten the chance to go to which travels round the state during the winter months, and hardly spent anything!! I got a few scented oil things for a souvenir I've had almost 3 years and still never used- now I can!, and 2 inexpensive classic kids books. I went through all my bulletin-board borders and materials this weekend and gave 2/3 of them today to my mom's best friend who is a missionary in Bosnia They went from not being able to close the bin plus a grocery bag stuffed to ALL fitting in the one tub, which feels so good.
well shoot, if that's not getting much done, you must be a force to be reckoned with when you DO get a lot done! that sounds great!!! :
post #191 of 296
Didn't do a lot this weekend, but got rid of a few things.

*Base from the dustbuster we haven't had in 2 years
*Box from a serving platter that broke last summer
*Paper towel holder hanging on the wall in a room where we don't use paper towels.
*Old light fixture that we took down 3 1/2 years ago and shoved in a closet.
*Really cheap folding chair that I was afraid to sit on.

Plus, I have 5 bags of stuff to deliver this week. I'll add that on once it's delivered. They go to the pregnancy crisis center, the consignment store, and the food/clothing pantry. I also have about 100 plastic grocery-type bags to be recycled, but I haven't decided if I'll count those individually or as 1. (Plus they have motivated me to start bringing my own bags.)
post #192 of 296
OH MY GOSH!!! How did I forget this one????

I got rid of...
*16 bottles!!!!
*1/2 canister of formula
*1 box of formula singles

DS is officially weaned off of bottles and that nasty, nasty formula!!!!!!YAY!!!! I know most of you BF, but we couldn't, and haven't even been able to pump for the past 8 months, so this is a HUGE deal for us. Never again will I have to tear up as I am making the bottle, since I hate that I couldn't BF. Know what, maybe I'll count one extra thing I've gotten rid of...the guilt! YAY!
post #193 of 296
I just went through a box of books bringing my total to 122/200.
post #194 of 296
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Originally Posted by my2girlz View Post
13 things gone.

642/900
16 items from cleaning out my car and some of my bedroom

658/900
post #195 of 296
DH started this past weekend. It'll be a long road.

Anyhow I'm at 325/500.
post #196 of 296
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Originally Posted by Jay'smom View Post
OH MY GOSH!!! How did I forget this one????

I got rid of...
*16 bottles!!!!
*1/2 canister of formula
*1 box of formula singles

DS is officially weaned off of bottles and that nasty, nasty formula!!!!!!YAY!!!! I know most of you BF, but we couldn't, and haven't even been able to pump for the past 8 months, so this is a HUGE deal for us. Never again will I have to tear up as I am making the bottle, since I hate that I couldn't BF. Know what, maybe I'll count one extra thing I've gotten rid of...the guilt! YAY!

I'd count the guilt as more than one thing!! Congrats Mama! I'm so happy for you!
post #197 of 296
Saturday we went through the kids' clothes-- got rid of a HUGE garbage bag full of misc clothes- I had them keep 7 t-shirts and 7 long sleeve shirt, along w/ only the pants w/o holes, etc.
post #198 of 296
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Originally Posted by my2girlz View Post
16 items from cleaning out my car and some of my bedroom

658/900
Just taking a little break. 32 items pulled from the the kids' bookshelf and a stack of papers on the kitchen island.

690/900
post #199 of 296
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Originally Posted by my2girlz View Post
Just taking a little break. 32 items pulled from the the kids' bookshelf and a stack of papers on the kitchen island.

690/900
Got rid of old makeup. 41 items

731/900
post #200 of 296
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Originally Posted by my2girlz View Post
Got rid of old makeup. 41 items

731/900
Wow, you're on a roll, mama!! Way to go!
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