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post #161 of 271
I am in. What a great idea. I am new here, but I have a house overflowing with junk! I will start this afternoon and post later!
Christi
post #162 of 271
Quick question How do you COUNT this? Is it per item? Because I took 3 boxes FULL of clothes (James old clothes) to Goodwill, it was probably 200+ things but I didn't count. Should I just call it 3? For the boxes? Also, I bagged up 15 of my own shirts/pants, do I count per item or just 3 for the bags? (plastic grocery sacks) And I threw away 3 old surge protectors, is that 1? Or 3? I threw out 3 boxes full of crap, is that per item or per box? Also 2 tote loads full of stuff...is that 2???

I'm overthinking this...lol
post #163 of 271
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Originally Posted by JamesMama View Post
Quick question How do you COUNT this? Is it per item? Because I took 3 boxes FULL of clothes (James old clothes) to Goodwill, it was probably 200+ things but I didn't count. Should I just call it 3? For the boxes? Also, I bagged up 15 of my own shirts/pants, do I count per item or just 3 for the bags? (plastic grocery sacks) And I threw away 3 old surge protectors, is that 1? Or 3? I threw out 3 boxes full of crap, is that per item or per box? Also 2 tote loads full of stuff...is that 2???

I'm overthinking this...lol
Count it as 200!
post #164 of 271
42/2008

OK, I've been decluttering some more. Everything will go to the ARC, the MDC TP, recycling, Craigslist, and a couple beat up things were put in the trash. I was going to hold onto some stuff for a yard sale, but decided I wanted it OUT OF MY HOUSE now. I'm not holding onto anything.

4 more ugly Christmas ornaments
1 picture fram
4 magnets
1 stuffed animal
1 learning tower
7 random toys
2 hippity hops
1 wrap
2 pair shinguards
1 pair soccer cleats
2 fanny packs
5 books
1 diaper bag
6 pairs shoes
1 checkers set
4 faceplates for camera
4 board books
6 diapers
11 fleece-topped doublers
2 wool covers
1 star tree topper
36 clothing items
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103 total for a grand total of

145/2008
post #165 of 271
54/2008

dm
post #166 of 271
Previous total: 61/2008. Last night recycled/threw away 10 items.
Today recycled/threw away 50 paper things, 1 pillow, took 1 card to post office.

Total: 113/2008
post #167 of 271
another box filledand out the door that puts me at 338/2008
post #168 of 271
I'm in! Our basement alone would probably give me 2008 items to get rid of, not to mention all the assorted crap my kids accumulate and treasure.

Oh, and to be free of all the PAPER! I've got two small file cabinents in the basement and another drawer in our computer desk FULL of the stuff, and I'll bet once I sort through it all we won't need to keep 3/4 of it all.

And then there's the books that I have read and don't love but somehow still hold onto, just in case I'll need it again. That's why we have the public library!!!

Mmmm, and my homeschooling/scrapbooking closet. Full to the brim, and practically unusable--I can't seem to find anything when I need it.

This is going to be great!
post #169 of 271
I'm definately in need of this challenge. Oh wait... DH is in need of this challenge. I can throw out anything and everything. He holds on to it all in case one day we happen to need that box for a bread knife that was purchased in 1972.
post #170 of 271
2 rock display boxes

2/2008 it's a start!

sarah
post #171 of 271
I got rid of tons, tons, tons of clothes yesterday. Right there, I think I exceeded 2008 items!

Everyone is doing so well! Keep it up, mommas!
post #172 of 271
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Originally Posted by rsps View Post
here's the link to the new thread for January:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=820168
Just wanted to quote this so the new challengers can come join us in the Jan. thread
post #173 of 271
566/2008

Ya know what i'm loving most about this- i really think about everything i touch. I ask myself "Do i really need to keep X item?" like last night i was looking for something in the linen closet and tossed 5 things that i touched and would've normally put back into the closet, but i looked at it and thought- who the heck am i kidding, i wont use this ever! (mostly 3/4 empty lotion and soap that i used and didnt like)
post #174 of 271
I havent done much yet but I gave away 40 diapers (cloth of course) and covers so about 60 items. i am probably the lowest one here oh well decluttering kitchen tomorrow so will have more next weekend to tell you all.

60/2008
post #175 of 271
I got rid of 15 match-less socks, and a garbage bag full of broken christmas decorations (they were in our ornament tote...the blown glass ball deals)

Also aquired a ton of boxes...the joys of moving.
post #176 of 271
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Originally Posted by Cersha View Post
updating total...

122/2008

Clothes, DVD, VHS, Knick-Knacks

Planning to tackle car trunk tomorrow (I hope that counts)

204/2008

clothes, unwanted christmas gifts
post #177 of 271
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Originally Posted by Cersha View Post
204/2008

clothes, unwanted christmas gifts
Baby clothes...LOTS.
Baby junk (moniters, toys, playpad..etc)
Tools
and other stuff.
ADD 187

= 391/2008
post #178 of 271
off to a slow start but i've totally organized the pantry. i will be doing the basement soon & the master closet after that. i've thrown out about 30 things. tonight i plan on getting some donation stuff ready to take out tomorrow.

45/2008

sarah
post #179 of 271
67/2008 Not much but at least I'm workin on it again!
post #180 of 271
Quote:
Originally Posted by clothdipemomof2boy View Post
I havent done much yet but I gave away 40 diapers (cloth of course) and covers so about 60 items. i am probably the lowest one here oh well decluttering kitchen tomorrow so will have more next weekend to tell you all.

60/2008
You're not the lowest, I am!

Freecycled some baby items and moving boxes this weekend.

So here's my start:

14/2008

off to edit my siggy...to have that constant reminder...
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