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2008 in 2008 January Thread

post #1 of 307
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Happy New Year Everyone!!!

I'm going to start a new thread so that it doesn't get too big.

I've attacked my computer desk today. I haven't gone through the drawers as I'll need a paper shredder first to weed through all the old bills.

So, new total is now 188/2008 80 of which is from my computer desk alone and I counted my papers in piles.

I still have to attack the shelving unit that holds my homeschool and daycare supplies.
post #2 of 307
I officially started today, although off to a slow start. I keep thinking of the big things (monitor, old computer) to rid myself of, but it's the small stuff that's really cluttering my life up.

That said, there was some small progress today. I've listed a few items on Amazon and Bookins, and as they leave the home, they will be counted. But for today:

(5) thank you cards that I've been saving for years, finally mailed this year
(3) metal cookie canisters that I was saving for the wee one... pots and pans will work just fine

8/2008
post #3 of 307
one more book and one pair of boots sold!
one broken car seat in the trash

200/2008

I have two bags sitting in my car, but I am not going to add their count to my total until they are actually gone.

I am going to schedule one day each week (will change depending on what's going on) to take the stuff out of my house (to the recycle center, reuse center, salvation army, or children's orchard). I will have to do the sold items more frequently, but I am still going to pencil them in at least twice a week.
This will help me stay motivated, but also not get caught up in running out everyday.

Did a first pass through under the bathroom sink. cleared out some old toys, consolidated boxes of supplies, etc. this accounts for 13 items.
post #4 of 307
Not much done today!

Total: 372/2008

(5) washcloths
(1) hand towel
(5) product packages or boxes that were sitting around because.....?
post #5 of 307
Just a few trashed items today:
1 of DD's shirts with a hole
1 too old to use item from the pantry
1 little shopping bag (VS lol) DD has been playing with for weeks
1 christmas tree to be recylcled into mulch

I did get a few more things ready for craigslist/freecycle so hopefully those will be gone soon - but they aren't out yet!

4/2008
post #6 of 307
Ok doesn't sound that impressive, but I'm not back at home until the 9th, so decluttering some of the toys we've got with us at my folks' place:
4 ripped up kids books
1 bunch of little beads that had no home
3 dried out stampers
1 bunch broken crayons
1 noisemaking toy scooter attachment
for a whopping total of 10/2008
post #7 of 307
I'll try! I purge a lot, but I never thought to keep track. I got rid of a ton of stuff before the new year, but I still have lots to go. I have a few things on Freecycle now.

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I am going to schedule one day each week (will change depending on what's going on) to take the stuff out of my house (to the recycle center, reuse center, salvation army, or children's orchard).
This is a really good idea. I have piles of things that need to go, but I never seem to actually get them there!
post #8 of 307
Will try and get to decluttering some more today.
Just wanted to post my last count (so it doesn't get lost) and sub to the new thread.

205/2008
post #9 of 307
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Originally Posted by a2mama View Post

I am going to schedule one day each week (will change depending on what's going on) to take the stuff out of my house (to the recycle center, reuse center, salvation army, or children's orchard). I will have to do the sold items more frequently, but I am still going to pencil them in at least twice a week.
This will help me stay motivated, but also not get caught up in running out everyday.
This is what we do. We have to make a stop to the recycle center every week (usually Fridays) anyway (no curb side pick up) and we pass a Salvation Army drop box on the way

I need to come up with a plan for the things I am mailing, like donations and sold items. I can't handle going to the PO every other day.
post #10 of 307

progress

I took some things to the Goodwill yesterday, but I forgot to count them.

So I'll just say that I removed 3 full bin liners and an old lamp from my house.

(Bin liners hold about 20 items, a piece, right? Can I say 61 items?)
post #11 of 307
54/2008

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post #12 of 307
Ok, I'm going to join-- but I'm not sure how I'm going to keep track of this much stuff!!
Today I have ready in a box to take out:
3 Christmas coffee cups
7 Saucer plates

And now I'm going down stairs to get the 50th anniversary cake topper that my mil insisted we keep when cleaning out her mother's house... why? because she got married late in life, so we are the only ones who are likely to use it!! We have been married 5 years!! It's plastic and lacy... I am going to "put it up" because it will be 45 years before we "need" it... and will she remember to ask about it, when she's 90 years old?

10/2008
post #13 of 307
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Originally Posted by rachelagain View Post

And now I'm going down stairs to get the 50th anniversary cake topper that my mil insisted we keep when cleaning out her mother's house... why? because she got married late in life, so we are the only ones who are likely to use it!! We have been married 5 years!! It's plastic and lacy... I am going to "put it up" because it will be 45 years before we "need" it... and will she remember to ask about it, when she's 90 years old?

10/2008
I did it!!

15/2008
post #14 of 307
184/2008

180 books - we are cleaning our bookshelves. Holy cow - that sure feels good!

I also have a box of uncounted stuff that I'm freecycling - we're taking the books out today so they count today

And I freecycled a coffee pot, a bread maker, a bouncy chair and a baby bath!
post #15 of 307
Subbing to the new thread.

116/2008
post #16 of 307
Does selling things count?

5 diapers on Craigslist

5/2008
post #17 of 307
It is amazing to me how much I can declutter not even being home! Giving away or trashing:
1 dress
2 expired sunblocks
1 jewelry box
2 ripped books
1 fake metal ring (lead, anyone?!
3 prs shoes
3 tops
1 hat
1 notebook
5 paperbacks
=20 today

Total so far: 30/2008
post #18 of 307
just alittle random decluttering today
14 things added!!

166/2008
post #19 of 307
Last night in the laundry room 13/2008.

More to come tonight!
post #20 of 307
sold a cd on half.com
paperback swaped 3 books
plus got another bag ready for the thrift store

191/2008
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