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post #221 of 296
39 - 1 trash bag full of broken toys, counting the million piece foam puzzle the cat chewed up as 30 or so.

2 more bags of toys marked for the sale, but I'll count those when they leave the house.

I threw out 4 count them FOUR mice from 'if you give a mouse a cookie' - ALL with their tails chewed off by my cat. I had no idea we had that many! My daughter noticed one in the trash and asked about it, but didn't seem concerned when I explained it was chewed and yucky.

287/500
post #222 of 296
I just got rid of 50 items from my basement! I still have a LONG way to go down there though! When I came home from work DD and DH were sleeping, so I quickly pumped, and got to work down there! We have been stocking up on non-perishable items for next year when income will be lean while I'm in school, now I have a place to put them since I cleaned off my shelves! YEA!!: I did try to go through my "wedding" box. It has a few keepsakes, but mostly left over decorations, ribbons, programs, material, etc from the wedding. I want to make a cute little shadow box out of some of the stuff, but I dont feel like I can throw anything out until I make it, so I can use whatever I want! I only got rid of a few things in there, SO I guess I need to go get a shadow box, so I can get rid of more!!
post #223 of 296
I've gotten rid of around 50 items the last couple of weeks. My parents came and visited us last week. My mom helped me get through a bunch of stuff. There's a couple smaller boxes DH needs to go through but all the other boxes are unpacked and gotten rid of.

Total 95/150 Feb/March
post #224 of 296
A bag of baby clothes, gone to Freecycle!

New total:

5/7 bags of "stuff" given away

7/10 pairs of shoes given away

20/25 pieces of clothing given away

20/35 pieces of baby clothes given away

2/5 bags of papers to be recycled/shredded

So, all in all, 54/82!
post #225 of 296
I know i dropped out...been stressed! but I'm decluttering right now so here's my current count:

1 infant swing
3 bags of garbage from stuff *sitting around*
1 bag of garbage from the bathroom *stuff*
8 articles of *H*'s clothes (so far...stay tuned..he has a LOT of stuff...and its all going bye bye! along with him! (does he count as decluttering? ) ah well)
16 articles of outgrown/unused/unloved clothing from me and my precious boys!

76/500

I need to catch up eek. looks like I will just carry my goal over into April
post #226 of 296
1 bra with a broken underwire (I wore it 3 times with it poking me
1 yankee candle holiday ceramic top that DD broke the other day cuz she thought it was fun to bang it with something (I could repair it, but I'm letting it go...)
6 sheets and towels too ratty for human donations off to the animal shelter
5 broken hangers, trashed
2 random purple sparkly makeup stuff, not even sure what it is!
1 halloween makeup kit, age unknown
1 bag of lavender, wedding favor, lavender makes my eyes itch
45 baby and infant toys packed up for hand me downs to brothers future kids - off to storage in my parents house!

349/500


You know, I had been eyeing this thread for months kinda thinking - man what a waste of time to list and count everything, but now I'm seeing what a motivator it is for me to really GET it out o fthe house, since actually getting it to the charity or whatnot is my biggest hurdle right now!
post #227 of 296
I'm jumping in.

I tried to declutter a few times last year but just couldn't do it for whatever reason. Well, now I am pregnant with number 4 and we are hoping to move within the next year so purge purge purge! I don't have an exact count but -

I 've got 3 huge garbage bags of clothes and shoes ready to be picked up by the Red Cross tomorrow.

I gave away 2 boxes of children's books and have another box of books ready to go "somewhere".

I have one box of toys to donate.

I finally convinced DH to throw out 4 pairs of holey/broken shoes.

I threw out a bunch of junkie toys, torn and stained clothes, old socks and bras.

Got rid of tons of papers, still more to purge - I think I'm ready to throw out the old love letters from xfiancé .

There were several bags and boxes of stuff that DH had thrown in the storage room. I thought they were things that needed to be sorted and put away, so I had been avoiding them for weeks, if not months. Turns out it was the paper and plastic bags for recycling : They are now recycled!
post #228 of 296
29 more articles of H's clothing packed up for him,
21 articles of mine and the boys clothing for the garbage bin. (we use our clothes HARD all the clothes we don't want/wear anymore usually has at least holes in it and most often is stained beyond recognition...)

50 + 76

126/500

still gotta clean out my dresser & the boys dresser...
post #229 of 296
Thread Starter 
previous count= 145/300

plus:
4 infant clothing items- freecycled
13 random items tossed
18 clothing items-freecycled
1 pair of snow boots- freecycled
=181/300

Plus
4 items sent to MDC mama
candle with messed-up wick- tossed
party favor bag
bag of candy
=188/300
post #230 of 296
1 broken cheapo pinwheel my mom gave the kids last week
1 PSP box
1 chewed up foam snow man bag
1 falling apart book
1 stained purse / bag
1 broken plastic necklace
1 random baby object that clipped onto something long forgotten

Playroom - CLEAN - I actually have a playroom floor! A bunch went to the sale pile and some just to the basement toy storage to be forgotten and rediscovered anyother time (I put our wooden kitchen down there, DD hasn't played with it much and I think she'd enjoy it more if I bring it back out in a few months to rediscover)

356/500
post #231 of 296
1 old crossword puzzle book
1 very tattered book

AND

20 Books
18 CDs
45 DVDs
All boxed up and in my car for drop off next saturday for the Friends of the Library sale - so they count in my book!


441/500! Almost there! If I just get off my butt and donate the 'donation box' I could probably make it...
post #232 of 296
4 bags of paper recycling (the.shredding.is.finally.done)
1 pile of cardboard
1 large bag of clothing to donate (DH and DD - roughly 30 items)
4 old dog beds, 2 frisbees, 4 food items and clippers to the animal shelter

Today's total: 46
post #233 of 296
i freaking did it! whoo hoo! why didn't anyone tell me that, i would find sooooo much more stuff to get rid of after 1000? i thought it was going to be a struggle to toss 1000 things....it was on some of them but i was able to give away most to people that needed it! the joy of giving to me is so much better than the insanity of clutter! so for april my new goal is start at the back of the house and take it room by room for stuff we don't need...the whole house is going to get the top to bottem treatment! i just love mdc! thanks for all the support you guys give! y'all rock!
post #234 of 296
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaraNicole View Post
i freaking did it! whoo hoo! why didn't anyone tell me that, i would find sooooo much more stuff to get rid of after 1000? i thought it was going to be a struggle to toss 1000 things....it was on some of them but i was able to give away most to people that needed it! the joy of giving to me is so much better than the insanity of clutter! so for april my new goal is start at the back of the house and take it room by room for stuff we don't need...the whole house is going to get the top to bottem treatment! i just love mdc! thanks for all the support you guys give! y'all rock!
Woo Hoo! I told DH that next month's goal is going to be 2500 - because my mother's club sale is then and I'm getting rid of either to the sale or packed up for hand-me-downs to go to storage at my mother's house (she has lots of storage for hand-me-downs to my brother), so I plan to purge every single piece of clothing that does not fit my children from my house as well as tons of toys, etc.
post #235 of 296
Trashed:
1 yoga block chewed by cat
A bunch of VHS Tape Labels
A bunch of CD Inserts - cases were long ago gotten rid of
1 empty software box - 13+ year old software. Yay!
1 dusty wedding shower / rehearsal bow bouquet
1 latch adapter for spare carseat
1 bag of gift favors from someone else's shower about 3 years go
1 random plastic object that came off some furniture
1 cordless phone without base (went into recycling for some later dropoff for special items)
2 broken plastic magnetic fridge picture holder
1 cat eaten foam stamp
1 used paint stirrer
1 2005 Calendar Magnet
1 ben & jerry's magnet
1 random baby related object (tied something to a stroller maybe)
3 plastic cases the curtains came in

And off to the donate pile:
1.12 Pack of Vent Filters
2.Small Black Purse / clutch
3.Photo / Pocket Wall Hanging
4.Unopened Yankee Candle Sampler Size
5.Black Zip Wallet
6.Minty Frikkin’ Mullet Gag Lip Balm
7.Wall mount DSL Filter
8.Woman’s zip corduroy purse
9.Color Changing Candle
10.Foam grip stuff
11.Set of Wooden Salad Spoons
12.Beach Matt, new in package
13.Xbox live headset
14.Decorative Rock
15.Oxo Good Grips Corn Holders
16.The Simpsons Groundskeeper willie figurine
17.Makeup bag
18.Plastic cup
19.Stainless Steel decorative bowl
20.Weather is here, wish you were beautiful magnet
21.Star cookie cutter
22.VCR w/cord and remote

All boxed up, listed and photographed, ready to go!

Okay, so lets see, where does that get me? 482 / 500!!!

Yipee!
post #236 of 296
Hmm... Haven't posted in a while. What have I done? Mommy brain - I can't even remember Dh took the kids to Yosemite today, they were gone 8 hours. I was a busy woman today! Got a ton of stuff done around here.

Got rid of :
2 burn piles
1 pair of capris that never did fit right
dd's dress-up skirt that falls off
train toy
2 CD wallets
pickup load of scrap wood
1 bag of canned food to donate
2 DVDs
5 old poster frames and cardboard (kept the posters)
3 empty boxes
more paperwork
one pair of dd's pants that don't fit and have holes in them
1 small container of bath confetti (used in dc's bath tonite)
Dead plants in the outdoor planters (replaced with live marigolds)
1 baby calendar (only used for 1 week)
1 baby book (why did I ever buy a second book for dd?)
1 nursing dress that looks awful on me
1 skirt
2 maternity shirts that don't fit
Random wood scraps out of master bathroom
3 catalogs

Dh has been getting into the act, too. He's (slowly) working on bringing order to his "shop", and has at least one garbage can filled up. Wahoo!

I've found that since I've stopped keeping count, I'm not really keeping track of what I've done, so I don't feel like I'm doing much. Next month, I will definitely keep count through the end. I know there's more stuff I've decluttered that I haven't listed here.

Kristin
mom to dd (5 1/2), ds (2 1/2) and #3 due in June
way past goal of 750
post #237 of 296
Yesterday I bought myself a new pair of pants, a sweater and a shirt. I'm pregnant and really did need these things. I guess I should go find 3 articles of clothing to donate? I wonder if DH would notice if I donated his clothes...

I started going through my filing cabinet. I already have a big pile of papers to get rid of, but I'm wondering what to do about the bank and credit card statements. How long should I be keeping these things? The cool thing is I found a savings bond that was given to me in 1995. Of course it has only accrued $57 in interest but at least I know I have it now, and in 20 more years maybe I will have another $100.
post #238 of 296
Quote:
Originally Posted by my2girlz View Post
Another 75 items from the girls' room.

981/900
5 pr of old shoes thrown

986/900
post #239 of 296
More stuff this weekend:

3 expired items from fridge
2 cracked glasses
4 old magazines recycled
3 maternity tops given away

12 items today.

313/250 (first goal met)

63/250 toward second goal
post #240 of 296
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mama2babybeans View Post
previous count= 145/300

plus:
4 infant clothing items- freecycled
13 random items tossed
18 clothing items-freecycled
1 pair of snow boots- freecycled
=181/300

Plus
4 items sent to MDC mama
candle with messed-up wick- tossed
party favor bag
bag of candy
=188/300
Plus:
1 TV tray freecycled
broken scale-tossed
stained clothes beyond repair- tossed
plastic plates- tossed
shoes- freecycled
a few other random items
2 expired things from the fridge-tossed
1 pillow- tossed
= 219/300
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