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post #101 of 197
scrapadoozer, thanks for the encouragement.

We are officially moving, but now sure what the exact date will be yet. Sooner than later, hopefully. I'm hoping by minimizing our stuff, that we won't have a constant fight with clutter in our new, smaller space.

5 Bath Items
5 Baby Items
6 Mismatched lids
2 expired food stuffs
1 Picture of racoons
1 Gingerbread house Nativity Set
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15 Items

Total 175/800 Items Decluttered

DH is is class tonight and I'm hoping to go through some more stuff, so hopefully I'll have more to report later.
post #102 of 197
187/300

Books (mostly), a diaper bag, outgrown shoes, and some other misc. stuff around the apartment.
post #103 of 197
Yesterday turned out to be a day on the road, so no decluttering, but today we are not going anywhere. My plan is to do 30 minutes in bedroom, 30 minutes in basement and 2 loads of laundry.

Happy decluttering everyone !!!!!

Jill

Goal
60/600 minutes
post #104 of 197
I decluttered a bunch of stuff the other day, but MDC was down and I forgot now how much it was. I'll try to remember:

-- all of last year's bank receipts shredded (calling it 5, it was a big pile!)
-- several small, misc toys (5)
-- stack of paper from desk recycled (1)

I think that may be it.

Today's pickup:

-- blue storage bin
-- magazine
-- 2 cans of paint

So, I'm adding 15. 42/50

I am now 9 days overdue (but who's counting?!). I haven't started any bigger decluttering projects (like my clothes closet) because the baby should be here any day now... However, I am really itching to do something!!
post #105 of 197
recycled or tossed:

57 plastic & glass storage items & mismatched parts/lids (which I was "saving" ), 14 play-doh tubs (contents consolidated with similar colors), 6 broken kitchen gadgets, 3 broken toys, 2 broken clothespins = 82

acquired: 9 items (more baby/kid stuff)

385/2011

I also just got rid of several "almost-finished" packages of pretzels, cookies, and crackers, by giving the dregs to the children with their lunch. Not the most nutritious meal, but they were pretty happy about it.
post #106 of 197
I'm in for 75 13-gallon 7th Generation garbage bags. I've reached 47! Purging cassette tapes will be really fun. I never listen to that 80s music anymore, and the sight of the Go-Go's makes me feel OOOOOOOLD!
post #107 of 197
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Originally Posted by Turquesa View Post
I'm in for 75 13-gallon 7th Generation garbage bags. I've reached 47! Purging cassette tapes will be really fun. I never listen to that 80s music anymore, and the sight of the Go-Go's makes me feel OOOOOOOLD!
I have a huge bag of cassette tapes I am dreading. I need to dump it all out. I am sick of it haunting me everywhere I go!
post #108 of 197
I just did cassette tapes today, although there's a pile still sitting on the dining room table that need to go. It's so liberating!
post #109 of 197
So took a bunch of recycling yesterday.

So 27/300.
Guess I better pick up the pace.
Next week should be good, not babysitting so I plan to whip my house into shape.
I love spring cleaning.
post #110 of 197
So today was another day of getting nothing done. I get sidetracked way too easily. I'm not going to give up. Posting here WILL help me get on track. I won't be home much tomorrow, but I'm shooting for 30 minutes of anything.

Happy decluttering everyone !!!!!

Jill

Goal
60/600 minutes[/QUOTE]
post #111 of 197
I haven't gotten anything out of the house, but DD went through her game cabinet in the living room and is donating/freecycling two games.

I spent the day prepping and painting our downstairs bathroom, which I have been meaning to do since October 2007. We had our whole house painted in September and this was the only room I just didn't like. The color on the swatch and the color on the walls may have been technically the same, but they sure looked a LOT different to me! LOL I finally chose a new paint color for that room right before it started raining every other day, then I bought the paint right before I got the flu that lasted two full weeks. LOL Now, I painted two walls and I love the color!!!! The paint job isn't looking so good, however, so I need to troubleshoot that and get it finished. Once it is done, I will have a number of items I can toss, recycle, or donate...AND...I will be able to hang the new cabinet and towel racks, etc, which will free up space in our playroom. So, then I'll be able to get the playroom back to order! WOO HOO!
post #112 of 197
81 items! Videocassettes (we don't even own a working VCR anymore!), clothes, books, a broken hamper, and a few odds and ends.

268/300
post #113 of 197
I don't really have time to count items, but I want to clear out my office. I took 5 BAGS of books to goodwill. I'm selling about five shoe boxes full on ebay...some of these sets go for 30 dollars used. I need to start using the library...this is ridiculous.

Also there are 2 boxes that need to be unpacked in here.
post #114 of 197
1 Non Working Breast Pump
1 Bag Misc. Hospital Stuff
1 Bag of painful to use Hand Pump Stuff from Hospital
7 Books-Duplicates/Torn Up etc
10 Stuffed Animals
4 Puzzles and the pieces we still have around
2 children's Clothing Items
1 Broken and Too Big Desk Chair
1 Purse Fill of Misc. Papers and Stuff
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28 Items

Total 203/800
post #115 of 197
16 items recycled
2 pieces paper
4 broken toys
1 purse broken
1 shower curtain
1 old bottle prenatal vitamins
10 burp cloths
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7 plastic cups given away
1 broken off chair leg (DS was playing with it for a while)
1 string of Christmas lights given away (they don't match the others!)
8 blocks (made in China, paint chipping off... they probably have LEAD PAINT!!! - more to find in the toy box)

52/300
post #116 of 197
Im in for only 75 items. I didnt do so well on the Feb. challenge.
post #117 of 197
1 Bleach Splattered Shirt
1 Shirt I'll Never Wear
1 Kids Clothing Item
1 Baby Brush
1 Baby Plaque
1 Soft Doll
4 Holey Socks
1 Bunch of Misc. Trash out of my craft stuff
1 Magazine
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12 Items

115/800
post #118 of 197
DD has been sick for that last 5 days so it's been a bit tough to get much done. We DID go through her dresser and cleared out the winter PJs (it's getting too warm at night for flannel) and those are headed to charity. Working today on odds and ends I come across as I'm moving through the house. Finding some VERY odd things. A 1lb. hand weight in the linen closet? DSs fishing lure in the PANTRY? Hmm.... "Hello, Son?"......

Aiming to get two more medium sized boxes full and ready for a drop off to the charity shop this weekend.

Off to work!
post #119 of 197
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Originally Posted by SNRPMom View Post
Working today on odds and ends I come across as I'm moving through the house. Finding some VERY odd things. A 1lb. hand weight in the linen closet? DSs fishing lure in the PANTRY? Hmm.... "Hello, Son?"......


I'm so glad I finally got around to signing up for this thread! It's fun and inspiring to read about everyone's adventures in decluttering.


We just got back from yet another thrift shop run:

124 items donated (kitchen & pet stuff; DH's clothes; small toys; Christmas decorations inherited from in-laws)

and I also gave 8 children's books to a friend.

total outgoing items = 132, bringing the tally to:

509 / 2011

This is without even going near the garage or storage unit... and I've barely touched the "junk room" (AKA office/guest room). I think this will be a busy weekend!
post #120 of 197
I feel good about today. I did 30 minutes of stuff. Nothing major, but i felt like I accomplished a few small things. Baby steps. I do feel motivated to keep going, so I will get some laundry folded and put away.

Happy decluttering everyone !!!!!

Jill

Goal
90/600 minutes
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