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post #241 of 271
1 more old pillow tossed

10 boxes recycled

15 pieces of clothing donated

30 books and videos donated

679/2008
post #242 of 271
7 pieces of clothing and 2 toys passed on.

688/2008
post #243 of 271
Stroller passed on.

689/2008
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last count 1423/2008

So, I've been doing little declutters here and there, and although I haven't been posting that often, have kept a list... my dh thinks I'm nuts

10 old craft paints
3 bubble blowing thingys
18 pieces of clothes
4 kitchen items
2 winter coats
1 pair boots
6 toiletry items
2 books
(and a couple hundred recipes from my recipe box that I haven't made in like 10 years... don't know how to count that though.) ummm- 10?
=
56

new total 1479/2008
post #245 of 271

Wwwwohhhhoooo!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by adtake View Post
200 items to consignment sale
200 items (roughly) to goodwill

1805/2008

Left to go : 203 items.
Sept
111 kids consignment sale

1916/2008

Left to go: 92 items

October
100 yard sale
750 items! (50 items per/ 15 bags to Good Will)

2766/2008

758 OVER!!!...wonder if I can make it 2008 2 times over!!

I am sooo happy and sooo releaved to have it all gone!
post #246 of 271
Quote:
Originally Posted by adtake View Post
Sept

2766/2008

758 OVER!!!...wonder if I can make it 2008 2 times over!!

I am sooo happy and sooo releaved to have it all gone!
:
that is AWESOME! congratulations!!
post #247 of 271
last count 1479/2008

9 journals/magazines
4 bookmarks
bag of mini rubber chickens
6 elec/phone cords
index cards
1 index card box
6 cassettes
1 cassette recorder
10 extra markers/pens
1 box of name tags
1 bag labels
= 41

new count 1520/2008
post #248 of 271
I'm in, although late in the year. I have gotten rid of a ton of stuff so far, but more to go. I'm going to start today at 200/2008
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Originally Posted by CKinAK View Post
last count 1479/2008

9 journals/magazines
4 bookmarks
bag of mini rubber chickens
6 elec/phone cords
index cards
1 index card box
6 cassettes
1 cassette recorder
10 extra markers/pens
1 box of name tags
1 bag labels
= 41

new count 1520/2008

I threw out 2 rubber chickens!
post #250 of 271
I have so much clutter I'm not counting. My goal is 1- 30 gal black trash bag leaving my house a day. It can be trash AS LONG AS it is not our regular household trash. If I am gone ALL day I am allowed a grace day. (Although I'll still try to do it. But usually those running days I'm exhausted.) I have had 2 successful days. : Yesterday I cleaned off my desk and filled a whole bag with trash and the day before I did a laundry marathon and I pitched the rejects into a bagfull for Goodwill.

So your mission is to make sure I stay on track. Thanks!
post #251 of 271
I'm now at 274/2008 , I got rid of some baby clothing, toys, magazines, books, and gave my pregnant friend some diaper covers and baby clothing
post #252 of 271
last count 1520/2008

64 items gone from the bathroom and hall closet
8 items of maternity clothes to a friend
10 articles of clothing
5 folders
1 old calendar
10 random bits and bobs off my dresser
small packet of used stamps
=99

1619/2008
only 389 to go!

adtake I felt so silly posting that, thank you for coming out of the rubber chicken closet too
post #253 of 271
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Originally Posted by CKinAK View Post
last count 1520/2008

adtake I felt so silly posting that, thank you for coming out of the rubber chicken closet too
No problem!! Want me to find something else freaky I threw out?? Breastpump parts? sample packs of nature tampons? over 50 purses? wedding gifts that were never opened?

the list goes on and on....

The problem I'm having now is all this gone and I don't see it! With the yard sale I got up in the storage and cleared out a whole bunch. I went through my closet and got rid of my summer clothes that dont fit. But it has not made an impact on day to day life. I can't stand it! I want the clutter gone gone gone gone!!....

sad
post #254 of 271

How strange.

I was just talking to my husband this weekend about simplifying our life. Getting rid of stuff we don't need or use recycle as much as we can. I will tell you it becomes overwelming and I get a little frazzeled. I would love other moms in my area who are good at organization I am not. I can trade Yoga for some help. Aroma Yoga mom to three Cadyn, Roan, Brynna we live in Western MD. Oh ya count me in I think this is a great Idea Thanks.
post #255 of 271
*REALLY, REALLY* late, but I would like to join! I've been *trying* to declutter/deep clean my house, but now that I've found this thread, it might make it easier! I'm working on DD's playroom now. I haven't got a count, but I will post when I do. I'm going to the mission tomorrow with what I've got so far.
post #256 of 271
29 stuffed animals
1 pair of goggles
27 kids meal toys
3 necklaces
3 pairs of earrings
1 bracelet
1 pendant
1 jewelry box
1 imagination desk
1 musical ball toy
1 dora the explorer doll
1 curtain rod
1 play house
71 total
post #257 of 271
Quote:
Originally Posted by adtake View Post
The problem I'm having now is all this gone and I don't see it! With the yard sale I got up in the storage and cleared out a whole bunch. I went through my closet and got rid of my summer clothes that dont fit. But it has not made an impact on day to day life. I can't stand it! I want the clutter gone gone gone gone!!....

sad
what about if you just work on one (visible) room at a time (maybe starting with your bedroom, so you have a little refuge of clutter free bliss??)

I've started in on decluttering my kitchen counters- like putting away the condiments and such that tend to live on my counters (had to toss stuff out of the cupboards first), and so when I clean my kitchen it actually LOOKS clean and like I actually got something worthwhile done. I also decluttered a little bay window we have over the sink and only put pretty things there- plants and some little decorative items, it makes me smile not to see accumulated junk there! Still need to do more in there, but it's agood feeling to have something to show for your work!!!

Welcome to the new mamas! I really admire that you're jumping right in! I was wondering, with 68-ish? days left in the year, how many items that would be per day to make 2008, and it's only like 29-30! (no holidays off though, lol) And that's if you're starting at zero, so if you've already got some decluttering under your belt, you're way ahead! Go mamas!

thewaggonerfamily- how's it going with the bag a day??

anyway, my stats: last count 1619/2008

24- kitchen decluttering- old spices, random stuff out of drawers, magnet
3 stacks of paper clutter (how do you count your paper clutter, I'm not going to count each page!? although that would boost my count pretty quick! )
=27

new count=1646/2008
post #258 of 271
last count- 1646/2008

since then- freecycled, trashed and donated:
4 halloween bags
1 roll of party streamers
2 packs of halloween balloons
2 packs confetti
pack of plastic cutlery
halloween costume
5 plants
11 items from kitchen (measuring spoons, etc)
6 pieces of clothing
3 sewing patterns
11 ratty washcloths
=47

1693/2008

315 to go... I'm trying to get this goal met by the end of november, since I'm due the beginning of Dec- so aiming for 10 items a day.
post #259 of 271
Last count: 1693/2008

Tossed/recycled:
52 broken bits and bobs and other random trash from kids toy baskets

Boxed up for donation (in the car and ready to be dropped off):
5 bags (messenger, back pack, knit bag, and 2 halloween bags)
2 glow stick necklaces
1 set markers
11 halloween items
1 blanket
1 set stencils
39! toys
17 rubber stamps
1 toy chainsaw
7 books
1 new package of shoelaces
1 t-shirt
1 notepad
= 140

New count 1833/2008

Getting closer, but feeling intimidated by this last bit... I know I have more to toss, but I've gotten rid of most the 'easy' stuff.

How's everyone else doing???
post #260 of 271
gone today:

6 more items of outgrown, unloved clothing donated
3 random plastic containers we had been saving for I don't know what.
=9

New count 1842/2008
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