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Happy November Challenge Declutter-ers!

post #1 of 193
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That's soooo not a word. Welcome to the November Decluttering Challenge, where all your dreams of clean, decluttered homes will come true.
Right? :

I fell short of my goal last month, because I am just totally daunted by the junk drawer. I will get to that this month. I just can't figure out what to do with it, but don't want to throw it out. I guess that is why it's called the junk drawer!

My goal for this month is 300 items.

What are your goals this month?
post #2 of 193
I missed my goal last month as well, but I'm determined to make this house emptier soon. I'll be more specific soon. I wanted to sub, but I haven't firmed up my goals yet and I have a very climby, whiny baby this morning...
post #3 of 193
jeez, forgot to sub.
post #4 of 193
My goal is to sub to this thread. Which I have done.

I have a bit of a Halloween sugar hangover, so I'm not sure what my goal is. But this thread really, really helped motivate me last spring.

Thanks for starting the thread!
post #5 of 193
I fell 16 items short of my goal for last month to declutter 500 items. Plus I have the kitchen and both of my girls' closets to clean out. Oh, and also I boxed up some toys to go through and decide what to toss and what to hang onto.

So, I'm in for 416 this month.

Good luck, everyone!
post #6 of 193
I passed my goal of 200 items last month so this month is 300 things out. (& hopefully not too much in)

I also have certain areas I want to clean out/re-organize.

Em's bathroom closet/medicine cabinet/cupboards
Our bathroom medicine cabinet/2 cupboards
My nightstand - 1 small drawer/1 large
my underwear/sock drawer
kitchen junk drawer

for dh to do -
his magazine basket in bathroom - why is it always overflowing!!!
organize garage a bit more

for both
organize camping stuff
clean up old toys/misc yard stuff from side of yard

I want to get this all done before I bring out Christmas decorations.
post #7 of 193
I'm in again. I stopped counting the stuff we got rid of mid-way through although I am confident that we reached our goal of 500 items.

My goal this month:
The junk drawer
The spare bedroom, which has become the supply room for our remodeling

200 items to start
post #8 of 193
I just made my goal for October.
So this month my will be for 300 items.
Areas of decluttering.
childrens bedrooms
basement
kitchen
top of t.v.
mantel clear
post #9 of 193
I'm in - I've lurked on this thread a bit but never joined. I think my goal for this month will be 100 items. I need to work on an overflowing junk drawer and piles of paper in the kitchen. I have 3 bags of clothes bagged up just need to donate them which I will do this month. I would also like to go through dc's toys and get rid of anything broken or unused.
post #10 of 193
OK, I've thought about it, I'm going to go with 500. I had the things to purge last month, just no time to purge them. I NEED this place cleared out by the new year... It's making me crazy.

Would it be wrong to combine my Pantry Challenge with my Decluttering Challenge and count the stuff I use from the pantry (that have been in there forever) as decluttered? I think it's ok, plus it will motivate me. Am I cheating?
post #11 of 193
I completely sucked last month. I think I only decluttered 21 items. How pathetic is that!

BUT!

This month I'm going to do much better, and I've already started! I think I can declutter 300 items, 10/day, and I've got a head start because I decluttered toys this morning.

I knew this thread would be here waiting for me.

I've tossed 42 toys this morning already. An entire huge box full.

42/300

Ideally, I want to go through my clothes and toss/donate what doesn't fit anymore, my file cabinets and toss stuff that is more than oh, say... 5 years old , organize my pictures (in a big bin next to my desk currently), and get the kids rooms ready for Christmas.

Think I can, I think I can...

C'mon decluttering mamas, we can do this!
post #12 of 193
I'm in and subbing...

I need to think today about what my goals will be. It's a little tough with a newborn but if I don't get a head start before the holidays the house will just be a total disaster!
post #13 of 193
Fell quite a bit short of my goal last month so I am adding that to my planned decluttering for November.

175 (shortage from last month) + 250 = 425

If I tackle the really bad areas like the drawers in the living room cabinet, dd1's closet and my filing cabinet, this should be no problem.
post #14 of 193
I'd like to join! Today, yes actually the first day of the month, I cleaned out my closet. One bag for Goodwill, several ratty items in the trash and a tidy closet.

My goal is to conquer one space a day- can be a drawer, a shelf, a closet, etc.


I'm batting 1000 right now.


1/30
post #15 of 193
I'm in for 100, since it's my first try. And it'll give me a chance to figure out what my goal should be next month.
post #16 of 193
I'm in but I'm not setting a number. I just want to make it to 2007 things by the end of the year. So I need around 450 or so more things. I have so many projects for school right now so whenever I find time.

My goals
*finish DS room
*clean out my closet
*work on filing and papers

I'm keeping it small since it will take me all month to do these things anyways.
post #17 of 193
I am in. My goal is 350 items. I have to:

*Sort through and donate a whole bunch of baby clothes.
*Go through my closet. (DH & I)
*Junk drawer in kithen.

The baby clothes alone should keep me busy all month!!!
post #18 of 193
My goal is 200 items by Thanksgiving, with a focus on decluttering toys, clothes, holiday decorations, and our disastrous filing cabinet. We are hosting a couple of holiday events in December, and I would like to get everything ready for these in November (except food, of course) so that I don't spend all holiday season running around like crazy.
post #19 of 193
Hello! I am excited to have been lead to this thread, thanks superstella!

Anyways, my house is a complete clutter museum, so I honestly think I will be able to set my items high, let's say 450? Ya, 450.

Of course I have to let you know that I am somewhat cheating, I have already booked an appointment for a home organizer come and help me organize 2 of the kiddo's bedrooms. I couldn't be more excited to get the help, sometimes it's just sooooo overwhelming.

This'll be great!!

Andrea
post #20 of 193
I tossed a bunch of stuff from both bathrooms - @75-100 items, old stuff, misc stuff, JUNK. I just had a Mama pick up 2 sets of sheets, an old coat, a trivet, & a spoon rest - I will just put todays total at 100 since I know it was over & lost count after that!

100/300



Em's bathroom closet/medicine cabinet/cupboards
Our bathroom medicine cabinet/2 cupboards
My nightstand - 1 small drawer/1 large
my underwear/sock drawer
kitchen junk drawer

for dh to do -
his magazine basket in bathroom - why is it always overflowing!!!
organize garage a bit more

for both
organize camping stuff
clean up old toys/misc yard stuff from side of yard
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