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post #41 of 175
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...I think I'm going to aim for 200. But one question...when you say "things" ,is it really litterally 200 individual items? Like, a bag of clothes with 40 articles of clothing...that's 40 Things? Just double-checking
It's really up to you! There's no right or wrong in the declutter challenge, just so long as you're challenging yourself You don't want your goals to be too easy, but they should definitely be attainable so that you stay motivated to keep going next month.
post #42 of 175
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Was thinking about taking "before" pictures of each room and posting them with a goal to get it cleaned up by "x"time (ie- "this week's challenge" )...
You mean to post here? I personally love photos, so I vote yes!
post #43 of 175
I'm in!!! I have stickied this, too.

I got so much stuff done yesterday!! I purged our master closet, got rid a bunch of clothes I haven't worn in ages (donating some of them, tossing the icky), culled out all of my dresser and bedside stand drawers, cleaned off the clutter off the tops of our dressers, and got all of the 'we'll just store this here for now' stuff off of our floor! I should have counted how many pieces of clothing and items I tossed. That would have been interesting to see.

I am blessed to get hand-me-downs for L (age 5), but I need to go through his drawers to take out the old and put in the new. That's this week's job.
post #44 of 175
AM IN.

I am getting to work in the front room and dining room today~ maybe I'll make it to the kitchen????

By November 1st, I want an organized home. Decluttered and tidy.
It will happen!!!!

ok, her I go.....

I already gave my sis a pretty good amount of stuff for a fundrais. tagsale, I pitched quite a bit this weekend, and have about 4 bags for gw.

I'll check in later after a dent has been made .
post #45 of 175
I'm in!

I'm hoping to sell my home next spring and need to get it looking better.

I want to do the 500 items challenge.
post #46 of 175
I'm in too. I just did my closet a few weeks ago and bagged up over 100 items of clothing. Now I just need to get that to the Goodwill!

Kitchen and upstairs hall closet are also on my list. I started my kitchen and got rid of a lot of glassware but there is more in there to do. I'm hoping for at least 250 items.
post #47 of 175
I'm de-cluttering my desk, 15 minutes at a time (thanks, flylady!). Other areas of concern: laundry room and filing space.
post #48 of 175
I'm in. I don't have a TON of stuff, but I need a kick in the butt to finish everything. I always get off-track and start doing other projects.

So, this month is Decluttering Month!

Let's say, 300 items.

I bet I could do that easy peasy. I get rid of stuff constantly.

I've never followed a monthly challenge on MDC, so I guess I'll just update this post with my tally

Currently: 51/300
post #49 of 175
12 more items! We are still doing the bsmt and its starting to look just awesome!



451 more items to go!
post #50 of 175
I've been trying to stick to Flylady so you ladies can be some extra motivation for me! I'm in for 300!
post #51 of 175
I did some basic picking up ...im going to hit the bathroom while my kids are in school!
post #52 of 175
I am happy to say that I have *most* of the clutter under control in my house right now. However, there are a couple areas that I could improve as we approach the change of the seasons. First, our coat wardrobe needs to be cleaned out and reorganized, with hats and mittens for the winter. Second, I need to get the winter coats out of storage in the basement and swap them out with the spring jackets currently in the coat wardrobe. Third, I need to make a commitment to spend a little time going through boxes of “heirlooms” and “hand-me-downs” in the basement. When we moved into our house, DH’s parents used our basement as a dumping ground for all the stuff they didn’t want any more. While I’ve been successful and culling through a lot of it, more could be done. Part of this project will also include purchasing or building shelving to properly store the things that we do want to keep. The stack of boxes is currently taking up space that we want to put to use as a woodworking area. I hope to get rid of at least 30 items (I'm starting small because this is my first time in the challenge and I've already gotten ride of so many things this summer...I just never thought to keep a count).

I also recently went through ds' drawers & closet. I did an inventory on the clothes I had purchased last year for this fall/winter and figured out what he still needed. Then I bagged up a few things that I knew I didn't want to keep for the next kiddo and that he didn't wear anymore. Probably got ride of at least 15-20 things.

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Does trimming a tree of huge branches count as decluttering? It is bigtime clutter looking at overgrown things.....
Oh yeah, I also need to trim up the trees in the yard!
post #53 of 175
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...hats and mittens for the winter. Second, I need to get the winter coats out of storage in the basement and swap them out with the spring jackets currently in the coat wardrobe...

...I hope to get rid of at least 30 items (I'm starting small because this is my first time in the challenge and I've already gotten ride of so many things this summer...I just never thought to keep a count)...
Eep! You're so on top if it, getting ready for winter and everything Good luck on our first challenge -- sounds like you're already on a roll!
post #54 of 175
I've decided to go by areas rather than by count. Today I got my entryway done!
post #55 of 175
i am not counting just getting rid of as much as i can. i have some stuff i am having emotional issues letting go of and i may just hold on to that but i have managed to get a huge pile of clothes to get rid of so far and many boxes of books. with books if i can easily get them at the library or they are not going out of print any time soon and i don't need to use them as reference then into the box to get rid of they go. with clothes it is easy because almost none of my clothes fit me. i have lost weight and most of my old clothes just fall off. int he past i wanted to hold on to them to use the fabric but where we are moving they have a free box for the community for clothing where i can go get a piece of clothing of a pretty color any time i want a bit of fabric. makes it really easy to say good bye to all those old clothes. even without the free box though i just tell myself i can buy nicer fabric.
post #56 of 175
This is going to be a crazy month for me... but I`m in for 300 items!

Looking forward to seeing everyones progress
post #57 of 175
I'm In!

I want to do 100 items.

I have done 21 out of 100. Only 79 to go!!
post #58 of 175
3 bags for September, but 113 total! :
post #59 of 175
doing toys today, does one bag of like 40 little toys count as one or 40? how bout i count it as 5???
post #60 of 175
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doing toys today, does one bag of like 40 little toys count as one or 40? how bout i count it as 5???
This is where I start having a hard time!
If it is really hard for me to part with then I count it as an item...I got rid of a pile of about 15 old cards and I counted that as one item...

I LOVE this thread! It is really motivating me to go through my closets and get rid of stuff!! I finally got rid of a potholder that I hate (why did I even have it in the first place?? Just in case...) and I am dreaming of all other "treasures" I can purge!!!

6 out of 100 done. :
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