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post #81 of 307
Now that I finally decluttered that cursed closet I moved on to another storage room in the basement. I really can not believe how much stuff/papers/broken toys/etc. we have managed to accumulate over the years.

My new total:

180/2008

and what kills me is that I have barely made a dent in the storage area plus there are tons of computer parts in there that dh will have to tell me if they are garbage or not. Goodness only knows when I will be able to grab him for that task.

oh, wait, my sister picked up her box of ds's outgrown clothes. Which brings me to:

200/2008.

Are we allowed to count all the science experiments growing in the fridge in our decluttering totals?
post #82 of 307
(6) books returned to a friend
(1) timer installed on bathroom fan -- it's been sitting around for 15 months, so I'm counting it here as "decluttering"
(1) book sent out through Bookins

Total: 41/2008
post #83 of 307
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Originally Posted by kewb View Post
Are we allowed to count all the science experiments growing in the fridge in our decluttering totals?
Gosh, I hope so. Cleaning out the fridge is definitely on my list of decluttering projects!
post #84 of 307
10 more things to goodwill (including *sob* my and DH's graduation gowns...it was kind of hard to part with that...)
8 pair of DH's jeans to garbage, they were disgusting
5 shirts to garbage, they were disgusting
10 random things to trash

808/2008

Now I'm going through MORE boxes we had in the closet and tomorrow, perhaps, DH and I are going to go out to our storage shed and declutter there too. this might me scary...must take a pic first for my blog Y'all won't BELIEVE this storage unit...it's those peoples houses off Oprah...where you can't walk through...the horarders? Yeah multiply that by about 50 and condense it into a 10x10 space.
post #85 of 307
A few clothes from the DC and found a few pairs of tights I don't need
18 things today.

Total
285/2008
post #86 of 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesMama View Post
10 more things to goodwill (including *sob* my and DH's graduation gowns...it was kind of hard to part with that...)
8 pair of DH's jeans to garbage, they were disgusting
5 shirts to garbage, they were disgusting
10 random things to trash

808/2008

Now I'm going through MORE boxes we had in the closet and tomorrow, perhaps, DH and I are going to go out to our storage shed and declutter there too. this might me scary...must take a pic first for my blog Y'all won't BELIEVE this storage unit...it's those peoples houses off Oprah...where you can't walk through...the horarders? Yeah multiply that by about 50 and condense it into a 10x10 space.
I took a peek at your blog and all I thought of was WOW! Look at all that stuff! Good for you for cleansing you life!!!
post #87 of 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by beansricerevolt View Post
I took a peek at your blog and all I thought of was WOW! Look at all that stuff! Good for you for cleansing you life!!!
I know! We have WAY too much crap. It's unreal the amount of JUNK we've managed to fit into our space. No wonder I'm so stressed and annoyed and overwhelmed. It's awesome to get some (most) of it GONE.

One thing I am having a HUGE issue with is James' books. I donated like 2 boxes full...but I want to keep the rest. We still have way too many, but I love having books for him. He loves to read, he'll sit there and 'read' books for hours (he's only 3 he can't read)...and it gives me a nice variety because he wants me to 'read it again' 10 times a night before bed so it keeps me from going insane reading the same 15 books over and over and over. LOL

Working on that I suppose...
post #88 of 307
went through a few of my drawers and found lots of clothing items to donate.
New total : 138/2008
post #89 of 307
20/2008

20 partly used, expired and/or hated bathroom products (lotions that make us itch, expired cough medicines, hotel soaps, 4 year old contact lenses) tossed in the garbage.
post #90 of 307
I tossed 7 prs of dd's outgrown underwear and DH sold 1 crib and 1 crib mattress on craigslist. the crib has been with us for 7 years, and has been used for a total of 3 months... what a relief to get that out of the house!

DH is installing flooring in the girls room while we are away, and I asked him to put ALL the toys, dress up, etc, in bags in the garage. Once we get back, I plan on going through and hopefully getting rid of the majority of the stuff they have. Books are a problem though. I have such a hard time parting with books although they have so many the bookshelf is almost too overwhelming for them to find something to read...

Total so far: 46/2008
post #91 of 307
I'm not that good at counting up items as I get rid of them once I'm on a roll but here goes for today.

24 unused/worn out items of clothing from the wardrobe (still need to sort for rags/freecycle)
bag of 30 + pairs old socks to go with tomorows recycyling
1 bag clothing (20+ items) sorted for rags. (not sure if that counts as I;m still keeping them but we do use the rags so...)
1 broken coathanger (bin)
1 very old pillow (bin)
5 baking trays and 1 pan listed on freecyle
1 bouncy castle listed on freecycle
1 childs coat ready for charity shop
2 toys ready for charity shop

so 86/2008
post #92 of 307
50 more hangers to my moms (she always needs hangers it seems...or else she just refuses to get rid of stuff)

5 old soaps/shampoos/etc thrown away from under the bathroom sink

15 old pair of undies thrown away

10 random clothing items Goodwilled

888/2008
post #93 of 307
1 cereal box that DD left on the kitchen floor days ago recycled
1 cheese grater not as nice as the one the in-laws gave us for Christmas--goodwilled
2 cookie tins that were taking up counter and cupboard space in the kitchen (one unwashed), cleaned and re-allocated to DD's room and my craft table as organizational tools in lieu of yet more plastic containers.
1 kitchen counter cleared off, cleaned, and actually made useful (I'm counting this because, well, it's an accomplishment!)

eta: I almost forgot, one tent heater returned to Wal-Mart, I decided we could live without it even camping in February and it was an impulse purchase made to use my stupid 20% off one item coupon "christmas bonus".

229/2008
post #94 of 307
LOL, I'm not going to count this, but $16.85 worth of soda cans/bottles : figures out to 337 cans.
post #95 of 307
20 boxes at the curb for recycling.

220/2008
post #96 of 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesMama View Post

One thing I am having a HUGE issue with is James' books. I donated like 2 boxes full...but I want to keep the rest. We still have way too many, but I love having books for him. He loves to read, he'll sit there and 'read' books for hours (he's only 3 he can't read)...and it gives me a nice variety because he wants me to 'read it again' 10 times a night before bed so it keeps me from going insane reading the same 15 books over and over and over. LOL

Working on that I suppose...
We are a BIG book/reader family. I did go through our books but really kept almost all of them except for a few that are torn or colored on. I can't let them go. Its one of the things we actually use and enjoy.
post #97 of 307
New Total
378/2008

Went through *some* of DD's rock collection with her and found around 70 rocks to let go We still have a bin full of rocks to declutter. Im hoping to get 2 big bins down to a few jars and a small basket and a few huge heavy rocks to display on her shelf.

DD and I also purged her box of photos. Many blurry photos of nothingness she was willing to let go:
post #98 of 307
Today I went through my bathroom cabinet and linen closet. I got rid of 93 items from them bathroom. All of it was trash or expired stuff.

I also went through our bedroom vanity and the book shelf. Another 66 items. I then took the stuff out to goodwill.


229|2008
post #99 of 307
Todays total:

5 things to recyle bin
10 Coke caps to recycle bin
4 rugs to GoodWill
6 glasses to GoodWill
1 grocery bag of bubble wrap to trash
1 book to FreeCycle

136/2008

Elizabeth
post #100 of 307
240/2008
Today's items are brought to you courtesy of the basement floor. Dried out markers, craft sticks, and unidentifiable pieces of toys--all picked up in less than 5 minutes. I just walked around with a plastic grocery bag and got the junk that required no thought.

I have two books to ship tomorrow. I also have a box of clothes to go--will update total when they actually leave my house.
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