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post #141 of 175
Found 2 more garage sale items (yikes, the garage sale is this Saturday!), and 28 items that I threw away. Updated in my original post.
post #142 of 175
I'm hopefully getting rid of two extra beds today that have been stuffed in a closet for months and months - yay!
post #143 of 175
Cleaned out some of my bedroom last weekend and found some old clothes of dd's and books and toys she no longer wants...so far 8/100
post #144 of 175
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Originally Posted by Montana Mom View Post
I'm hopefully getting rid of two extra beds today that have been stuffed in a closet for months and months - yay!
How did you stuff them there?? MAybe I just have smaller closets. LOL

Thursday is my donate day so I need to tackle things this week.
post #145 of 175
Can I jump in late and ask a question?

Now that DS is older we are trying to be more consistent about doing certain holidays and traditions. I find I am going crazy looking for the items for each occasion that I squirreled away from the year before. Any ideas?

I was thinking a small container/ box for each one... like a Halloween box. A birthday box. etc.

Also what about when you buy gifts for birthday/ holidays a month or two early and you are in a SUPER small space. Ideas?

Thanks!
post #146 of 175
Well, we have lots of decorations for the holidays and seasons, so I use those color-coded rubbermaid tubs from Target (orange for halloween & fall, red/green for Yule, pastels for Ostara/Easter, etc). If you catch them after the holiday, you can usually get them on clearance.

I save kiddo artwork in them from year to year. My kids really love that. I'm about to break out the Mabon/Harvest/Samhain stuff and go through it. I usually end up tossing a couple of things each year, as we make new stuff.
post #147 of 175
Found and priced 20 toys to stick in the garage sale. I am really getting there! Garage sale is all set up, I just have a few more craft items to organize. I hope we get good crowds, it is supposed to be nice.
post #148 of 175
I Freecycle : I had another huge success with posting a couple of lots of stuff. I'm up to:

195 items given away
1 item sold
6 items given back to their rightful owner
2 bags/bundles of stuff thrown away

That gets me up to 204 which puts me more than 2/3 of the way to my goal of 300... Go me!!!

I have more stuff leaving today I hope. I am really really liking letting go of the clutter
post #149 of 175
I hate Freecycle. I have three boxes of books sitting here no one picked up.

OK, it's Tackle It Tuesday, right? I am tackling one of my kitchen cupboards. If I don't come back to post about it, call the rescue squad.
post #150 of 175
Um, annette, it's wednesday.
post #151 of 175
Aw, crap.
post #152 of 175
What through some craft/fine art supplies last night. Got ride of 8 more things!

Running total = 120/100
post #153 of 175
Just added 50 more clothing items to the bag for my friend. She is coming today to pick up 2 HUGE bags of boys clothing.....I get sad looking at all the cute things they have outgrown but am glad some other sweet boy will get to use them. So now I am up to 204/700 I am just hoping I can get more done this week.

AM I am sorry but you made me I thought it was Tuesday too! My dd has decided that her chosen career will be torturing me with sleep deprivation!
post #154 of 175
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
Aw, crap.
Well it was Wacky Wednesnday for AM.

Today it can be Go Thru it Thursday!!!

its thursday- RIGHT?????


it must be, gotta go! :
post #155 of 175
We've got Throw It Away Thursday (at least one thing has to GO) and Thrifty Thursday here at my house (errand day).

I also missed tackle It Tuesday. I blame my DH though. He is home all week. My schedule is off. But I'm loving it. :
post #156 of 175
OK, judging from responses this should be Freaky Friday this week!

How about Fling it Friday?
post #157 of 175
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Originally Posted by hellyaellen View Post
ooh ooh i haven't done one of these in ages

goals:

finishe my filing cabinet.......i am so close:
go through the extra closet:
get everything out of my moms house.........not much left really
find my mei-tei:
oh and organize my bookmarks

and the biggie.........
work towards getting rid of my storage building :

i already went through our bedroom closet and the kids' closet

even decluttered 1 float toy that died over the summer
ok i know i haven't been a mad poster on this thread but boy did i make progress tonight!!!!

my office looks so good:

also went through the kids toys and decluttered pretty much a whole box

added that to the first box thats i've collected over the month

extra closet is done and i have so much more space in there now, now i figure i can put some of the extras from other closets in there

mentally i am so ready to just get rid of stuff, forget having a big yardsale, too much work not saying i wont have one at some point whe the sheer amount of crap is more managable.

just feeling very very encouraged and had to share :::
post #158 of 175
i want to join!!!! 1ht
post #159 of 175
I am going to try to remember Tackle it Tuesday this week! Though DD#2 has an appointment at Dartmouth this afternoon, so we shall see what I get done.
post #160 of 175
And it really IS Tuesday, so you get bonus points!

Wait until you all see the picture of all the stuff on my porch to go to the Rescue Workers. I just need to remember to call them now...
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