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post #181 of 307
I want to declutter a deck of Tarot cards that a friend of mine gave me when she moved away. They are in a beautiful wooden box and I have never used them. I know nothing about Tarot cards. Should I sell them? Throw them away? Try to give them away?
dm
post #182 of 307
220/2008--- woo hoo I made it over 200!!
post #183 of 307
traditionally tarot cards should be given not purchased. So if you can find someone to give them too that would be good. I have a set myself that I am wondering the same thing about.
post #184 of 307
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Originally Posted by dharmamama View Post
I want to declutter a deck of Tarot cards that a friend of mine gave me when she moved away. They are in a beautiful wooden box and I have never used them. I know nothing about Tarot cards. Should I sell them? Throw them away? Try to give them away?
dm
You can sell them on Amazon or Craiglist if you have the box they came in. I have had luck with both of these places for decks I haven't used, always specifying that they have not been used at all. Giving them away is a better option, but I didn't know anyone that didn't already have enough decks.

I finally made some progress going through the baby clothes today. Still have some items lying around, but it is much much improved...

Donated:
(1) baby blanket
(44) onesies
(6) baby tops
(1) baby bottoms
(1) baby shoes
(5) various baby accessories

Tossed:
(7) baby clothes - stained beyond repair

To family for their new little girl:
(73) baby items in 3 - 9m sizes

Total: 188/2008

So close to 200! Can't wait to hit 10%!!
post #185 of 307
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post #186 of 307
I'm going to say it's never too late to join a year-long affair when it's only January--right? And since my mission is purging this year (and we are renting a 20-yard dumpster JUST for the attic), I venture to say I might catch up to you all late next month.

Today I set aside two raised planters that I've owned for 8 years and never used; plus an oversized wooden rooster--all going on Freecycle to be gone by end of week. Do I record the score now? Or only after they've "left the building"?

0 (or 3)/2008
post #187 of 307
282/2008
Mailed one box of clothes (14) and a book (1).

Threw out the kids' plastic lap desks. They no longer used them, and they were in horrible shape.

This week, Thursday will be my day to donate. I will pack up and keep count, and when I get home from dropping it all off, I will post. I hope to to be over 300 by then.

Thanks for keeping me motivated, ladies!
post #188 of 307
Total so far today: 618/2008
Goal for the rest of January 56/100

(2) used deodorants
(7) hemp doublers
(1) baby shirt
(1) pattern
(2) bag of lint sitting in the garage from the dryer (WHY?! I ask you!)
(1) empty Oxyclean bucket also saved in the garage
(1) pair of shoes
(1) ruined notebook sitting around waiting until someone un-ruins it I guess. (Again, WHY?!)
post #189 of 307
I should have known this would be on MDC, huh? I've been doing this on my own and tracking it in my live journal, but I'm going to switch over to here I think. Current Total: 29/2008

25 outgrown baby clothes to a woman due any day now
2 pregnancy books given to a pregnant friend
1 big orange rocking chair! hoorah! been trying to sell/freecycle this thing for about 2 months but dh kept insisting it needed to be sold (I finally got rid of it on craigslist free section)
1 Christmas tree

Goal to send off this week (should be on the TP tonight hopefully): spring/summer maternity clothes sizes M and L, outgrown cloth diapers and covers (not a lot; newborn size) I guess I need to get cracking, I should have 71 items gone if I want to make 5.5 items per day to total 2008 at the end of the year!
post #190 of 307
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Originally Posted by heatherdeg View Post
I'm going to say it's never too late to join a year-long affair when it's only January--right? And since my mission is purging this year (and we are renting a 20-yard dumpster JUST for the attic), I venture to say I might catch up to you all late next month.

Today I set aside two raised planters that I've owned for 8 years and never used; plus an oversized wooden rooster--all going on Freecycle to be gone by end of week. Do I record the score now? Or only after they've "left the building"?

0 (or 3)/2008
Personally, I count it if it's something already boxed up for donation since I'm really good about taking it when I am in the area. But if it's something that does not yet have a place to go (ie Freecycle, Craigslist not picked up yet), then I count it after it's gone. That's just what I do and everyone has different "rules for themselves I'm sure. Good luck with the decluttering! :
post #191 of 307
After cleaning out my closet ans one part of the bathroom closet I am happy to say that my new total is 260/2008
post #192 of 307
The feeble beginnings of cleaning out the bathrooms.

(7) broken hair clips - trashed
(23) make-up, expired or broken - trashed

Total: 218/2008
post #193 of 307
Okay, here's my summary of the week's decluttering copied from my blog. I haven't done anything major yet, but we're making progress nonetheless! I was going to say more about the Barbie-like doll that I really just want to donate, but I'm not sure if my aunt (gift giver) reads my blog or not, so. . .

TRASHED:

1 skeleton decoration
1 piece of macaroni artwork
1 old bag of marshmallows
1 set of accessories to Barbie-type doll (How do they expect anyone to be able to put those teeny tiny things on the doll?)
1 parachute man toy
1 pair holey socks
1 broken toy train

RECYCLED:

1 gift bag
1 cardboard wreath (art)
3 garbage bags of bottles/cans left mainly from Henry's classroom experiment (and made me $10 richer!)
2 small stacks paperwork
10 catalogs
1 Christmas tree
2 old magazines

RETURNED:

The following were taken to my mom's house to be left there for the kids to use:
1 Barbie-like doll, minus accessories
5 wooden vehicles
1 zebra ride-on toy

DONATED:

1 ornament
1 pair of Jonas' socks
16 magazines
1 stool/part of potty seat
1 LeapFrog radio
1 cut of fabric (2 yards)
1 Halloween airsock
1 cookbook
1 frame/album
1 tea kettle
2 medium sized vehicles
3 pieces of Jonas' clothing

TOTAL FOR WEEK 2: 63/2008
GRAND TOTAL FOR 2008 SO FAR: 180/2008

All except for a few things have been dropped off at the thrift store. This coming week I think I'll be tackling my closet.
post #194 of 307
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Originally Posted by mamavegan View Post
DH got rid of 2 sold items today, we also mailed one out yesterday. I've been organizing & cleaning more than decluttering lately, but I did manage to throw out some old cards, newer catalogs, and email catalogs to get them to stop sending. I'll count that as 10, though I know I tossed more than that in the recycling bin.

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116/2008
Today we finally hung up three gorgeous frames that I've had for a number of months now. I'm counting that as 6, 3 items out of the closet and 3 boxes in the trash. I also got in some more catalogs (2) that are already in the recycling bin. I'm moving slower than usual on the decluttering, but I'm in such an organizing mood instead.

+8
124/2008
post #195 of 307
Office

(5) Fabric scraps
(20) Purchasing receipts
(2) Junk from a trade show in November
(1) Small box I dont need (and cant reuse)
(1) Small shopping bag that I cant reuse
(1) Product brochure I no longer need
(1) Old, beat-up, out of style sunglasses

And my office/study room still isn't done.

31/2008
post #196 of 307
35 assorted glittery gel pens and the cup they were sitting in from the computer desk.

New total 477/2008

I am hoping to add another 400 items this week.
post #197 of 307
5 more things this morning to donate.

437/2008
post #198 of 307
You ladies are really inspiring me.

Last night I :

Recycled 5 catalogs
Recycled 10 other paper things
Took 20 things to GoodWill incuding piece of wall art, robe, candleholder, audiobook, gloves.
And the thing that I am most proud of is I did not renew 3 magazines that are up for renewable. I know it sound like nothing to some but I have an addiction to magazines so that was HUGE.

New total: 229/2008.

Elizabeth
post #199 of 307
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+8
124/2008
+75 assorted CDs, DVDs, and games sold to secondspin.com. They are all boxed up and ready to ship! +9 CDs tossed

208/2008
post #200 of 307
Ok guys, I need some advice--

I have a set of silverware, not silver, but very nice. My grandparent's gave them to me when I married my first husband. Grandparents are now passed away and dh and I have a new set. Is it ok to give these away?

249/2008
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