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#31 of 46 Old 01-06-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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1/1 a huge picture frame
1/2 a lamp
1/3 the box of books that has been in my entryway for almost a year
1/4 my body weight in fortune cookies
1/5 a ton of condoment packets that are years old
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- A pair of pants

That makes it 6

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- Some more clothes and then donated the pile before I could change my mind.

I got upto 15. :

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Im in really late but Ive been cleaning and purging all month... So far this month Ive gotten rid of:
- At least 5 bags of misc trash that accumulated over the holidays
-8-10 moldy baby blankets from our washer flooding (again)
- 3 diaper covers that just aren't working
- 5 pairs of holey undies
- at least 40 socks that didn't have matches to them or had holes in the heels
- 10 Christmas decorations that were broken or just not my style (we have a ton that was passed down to us that I just don't like)
- A couple of DVDs and CDs that were scratched beyond repair
- probably close to 50 toys that were either broken or not being used (and I found a set of toys that had been recalled that I thought I had already gotten rid of)

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on sunday i filled three (leftover christmas gift) bags with 31 items. i realize this is following the letter of the law rather than the spirit of the law, and i promise to continue to declutter throughout the month, but i just wanted to reach my goal and get it over with.

four towels and ten washcloths, new with tags . . . they were hideous disney cars towels/washcloths that wouldn't have held up worth a damn. my boys are little enough that i can declutter gifts before they even really become part of our household and the boys are none the wiser.

3 bottles of bath salts, new, unopened containters

a little display shelfy thing

an unloved ornament

a few books

and mostly the rest were clothes i decluttered as i folded the laundry. (a lot of laundry.)
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I'm so in!! I'm actually going to try and do 10 items each day, but will definitely do at least 1 a day.
This sounds good! And since last night/this morning I packed stuff up from my closet. . . I'm ahead!

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we got rid of an old fridge this week --- taking up lots of room .. I am so happy about it.

plus so far about 12 bags of garbage to the dump as well

lots of stuff not going into February:
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1/6 the old fax machine
1/7 the old humidifier
1/8 the old scanner
1/9 another box books
1/10 a batch of old toys (an entire lawn & leaf bag full)
1/12 a couple of baskets I hate
1/13 & 14 the 2 potty seats we never used

Up to 14 now
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as i'm decluttering our kitchen during this remodel, i have rid myself of so much that i've literally lost count.

so i'll continue as the remodel goes on but i won't have an accurate count.


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I got a late start, here is what I've gotten rid of (or put in garage sale box) so far.

-bikini (I've had twins, will not wear that again!)
-worn out socks and underwear
-4 bibs I didn't like
-went through children's drawers - got rid of ugly/too small/too stained
-all clothes that do not fit me today/out of style
-fabric I was never going to use
-yarn I was never going to use
-recycled recipes I was never going to make and organized my recipe book
-threw 3 half dead plants in compost, pots are in garden area ready for spring
-plastic board books
-a few toys that drive me nuts/they don't like

Question - what about dh's clutter? He will not get on board for this challenge!

off to do the pantry.

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I got rid of old medicines/pill bottles / vitamins yesterday

PP -- I have the same problem with DH .... I do it gently ... I will take a few items and spread them out on the kitchen counter and sort of suggest he is not using them anymore lets give them to someone who could .... or you have 3 of these which one shall we donate ...

I find that looking at the whole picture seems to overwhelm him ... so I that is why I make it a small little decision.
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Ok, this is great! I lost count...I have been cleaning like a madwoman lately so this works well for me, especially since dd's birthday is in February...it would be very nice to have a nice decluttered home for her. I have been getting rid of tons of things...yesterday in my kitchen I found all kinds of junk...dont even know how much...that wasn't even worth saving..just sooo much junk...I have also been making tons of bags of toys; clothes; books; shoes; etc for goodwill, my dd has even been helping me by voluntarily giving away things she doesn't want anymore like old Barbies and Strawberry Shortcake....I am SICK of being in clutter!
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I've been so busy with writing my dissertation, that I got a little behind with this challenge. But today I made up for it! I got rid of 2 binders, 3 pairs of shoes, 1 pair of jeans, and 1 picnic blanket, while reorganizing the shelves in the basement. So that's 7 more items for this month.
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I couldn't take those stupid wire hangers into February with me ... so they are all gone : over 100 of them!!!:::

We now have thick plastic ones that don't tangle!!!!

huge job going through all the closets and re-hanging everything -- but so worth it!!
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Well -- its the last day of January -- is there anything you need to get rid of today ?? !!

I have one large bag of stuff in my garage I am determined to get out of my house before the days is over - I am NOT taking it into February :
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later today will be clean up day from our kitchen remodel.....it's somehow taken over the whole damn house! lol! so i will be getting rid of TONS of crap today! no idea of any sort of count, but i've done very well with sorting through stuff during this month.

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