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post #81 of 193
I got some more cleaning and decluttering done today.

Purse - 3
Family Room - 7
Master Bedroom - 30
Desk - 27

459/500 I guess I might have to raise my number!
post #82 of 193
returned dishes to owner (7)

49/200
post #83 of 193
i got 25 more between vinyl-backed bibs and our medicine cabinetS. i'm not with the closet yet, just might not post again today. total's up to 62/100.

sarah
post #84 of 193
Had the yard sale today so most of the stuff I decluttered last month is gone now. Tomorrow we'll haul the rest off to Salv. Army. Hopefully Monday I'll hear something back about the house and I can really get busy around here!
post #85 of 193
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Originally Posted by claras_mom View Post
OK, I'm new to the decluttering challenges, and hoping it will help me stay motivated!

For October -

-Declutter my office
-Finish decluttering and organizing the guest bedroom/dh's office
-Rid my house of 155 objects from other rooms (not much in the grand scheme, but 5/day seems manageable to me)
OK - 9 items of clothing today. A big bag of fabric and a box of tiles sorted earlier but finally moved to the garage for the goodwill pile. So let's call it:

11/155

So not much yet, but every little bit helps....
post #86 of 193
puttered around last night and yesterday. filed some things. threw some things in the yardsale pile. etc.

i didn't count but i'm going to say 25.
post #87 of 193
14 more today! it feels good.

76/100

sarah
post #88 of 193
7 more today!! wahoo!!
post #89 of 193
Did a bit today. Not my office/sewing area, but a couple other "hot" spots

3 scratched cds
1 broken printer
1 small Christmas tree
1 stale bag of nachos
1 magazine
1 piece of old mail
1 candle
4 expired bottles of medicine
2 decks of cards missing a ton of cards
1 board game missing a bunch of pieces
1 plastic toy
1 old water bottle
6 placemats/coasters
1 bag of stale rice cakes
1 scratched dvd

26/250
post #90 of 193
I'm not sure if I posted in this thread yet. I'm continuing my Sept. goals. We did a huge amount of good decluttering this weekend.

- closed up the pool for the winter
- weeded kitchen garden and disposed of weeds
- started making cold frames for kitchen garden (tidy! simple! useful!)
- dumped wheelbarrow full of yard junk from a long-ago project
- cleaned out car
- cleaned out half of the garage to make space for stuff to Craigslist
- moved three 4-drawer filing cabinets to space in garage, along with changing table and four strollers for Craigslist
- filled car with recycling and things-to-give-to-friends-this-week
- cleaned most of the clutter out of driveway area directly in front of garage
- moved boys' bunk bed out of family bedroom and into space previously occupied by the filing cabinets that are now in the garage. Moved desk from playroom into boys' new room, leaving more space in playroom.
- moved stuff around in family bedroom (minus bunkbeds), and it feels so much emptier now, in a good, uncluttered way.
- decluttered random stuff in kitchen, living room, and playroom
- cleaned out fridge

Whew! I was glad DH was in a project-y mood. Usually I'm the only one. I love this time of year. I didn't get any one area truly and completely clutter-free, but I made significant headway in nearly every room in the house. I'm looking forward to keeping the momentum up this week.
post #91 of 193
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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
I
Large ugly sofa & 2 arm chairs
6 seater 'board room' table & chairs
1 flatpack coffee table
1 big box of un used/unneeded toy
TONS of adults & childrens clothing in good shape
1 tube steel bed fram
2 foam twin size mattresses
1 box of linens & such
1 baby rocker that never got used
1 jolly jumper that was a gift that bub hated
misc crapola galore
more to come
*200+/- dvd cases GONE
*1dvd cabinet listed & sold on ebay (just has to be picked up
*1 bag of destroyed cloth nappies in the bin, they depressed me because they were supposed to last for aaaaages, not 6mos glad they're GONE!
*caved in & listed dining set & sofa/chairs on ebay cause the $ would be good
*rubbish bag following me around the house getting bits & pieces deposited as I work
post #92 of 193
I have never posted here before but due to a recent break up I am moving from a 2 bedroom townhouse back in with my parents since I am 3 months pregnant and will be in school for about a year and a half starting in January. Anyway, needless to say I must get rid of a LOT. I am selling all my big cheap furniture, most of which I got free in college. I am keeping a few pieces. I am also going through EVERYTHING before I put anything away at my mom's. Just here looking for support.. I have a hard time throwing things away but I love the feeling afterward!!!
post #93 of 193
So far today 35 items which brings me to 202/500.
Dresser is empty and already moved downstairs.
post #94 of 193
5 items of clothing this morning, so that's my goal for the day--and I may make more; it's early!. Total so far

16/155

And I did a little work decluttering my office yesterday.
post #95 of 193
Joining a bit late - but my goal is 200 things out of here by way of garbage,donating, freecycling selling

I want to go through mine & DH's closet - its a wreck.
Garage - I want to sell our bike trailer & bikes - its waaaay to freakin hot here - They will never get used. I also have a carseat & a treadmill I want to sell. Hopefully it will all go quickly.
Kitchen gadgets - I'm addicted to pampered chef.
Misc hiding out in the bottom of E's closet
Our longterm goal is to par down get out of debt and build a smaller, green home on land. Might as well get use to less -

How are you all prepaing or the holiday season - Our families our very good to E & us but it gets a little nuts!

6/200
6 garbage
Sold
Freecycled/Gifted
post #96 of 193

quoting myself :P

Lifeline came knocking for the pickup this morning @7am (which would have been great had I not been told by dh, who arranged it, that it was for TOMORROW, so I was still in bathrobe lol) And hauled off a lot of stuff that will do someone else good! GONE's listed below with glee!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
Large ugly sofa & 2 arm chairs
6 seater 'board room' table & chairs
1 flatpack coffee table GONE
1 big box of un used/unneeded toy GONE
TONS of adults & childrens clothing in good shape GONE
1 tube steel bed frame GONE
2 foam twin size mattresses GONE
1 box of linens & such GONE
1 baby rocker that never got used GONE
1 jolly jumper that was a gift that bub hated GONE
misc crapola galore
more to come
Quote:
Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
*200+/- dvd cases GONE
*1dvd cabinet listed & sold on ebay (just has to be picked up
*1 bag of destroyed cloth nappies in the bin, they depressed me because they were supposed to last for aaaaages, not 6mos glad they're GONE!
*caved in & listed dining set & sofa/chairs on ebay cause the $ would be good
*rubbish bag following me around the house getting bits & pieces deposited as I work
*organizing a skip bin (dumpster) for early next week as well.. *maniacal laugh* now that most of the stuff that someone else could use is out, that baby's gonna fill UP.

I'm loving this challenge.. but what happens when I'm done with all this stuff? lol

eta: woot sofa set sold will be gone in a day or two! 3 more LARGE items gone!
post #97 of 193
3 more today, bringing me to 79/100.

sarah
post #98 of 193
cleaned out the kids card drawer, got rid of like 5 decks w/ missing cards
also cleaned out the miscellaneous small junk toys drawer

finally threw out the box of pantyliners that i wont be using ever and that have been played w/ by kellen so much i wouldn't want a guest to use them either, its not like menstrating women ever visit long enough to need more product anyway

all together today yielded 31 items for my tally

chugga chugging along

expecting my total to go up a lot saturday w/ the yard sale
post #99 of 193
returned 4 dishes to owner
gave away 10 magazines

63/200
post #100 of 193
Rearranged office/sewing area and it seems much bigger. Also got rid of a few more things.

2 stale bags of nachos
3 instruction manuals for stuff we no longer own
2 small piles of paper
4 empty boxes
2 old discs
1 power cord that goes with nothing
1 allan key (we have a million of them)
1 old screw
1 cable that goes with nothing
= 17

26+17 = 43/250
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