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#1 of 46 Old 01-02-2009, 04:19 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I would love to challenge everyone to get rid of at least one item every day for the month of January -- something that is irritating you and you just don't want to hang onto it any longer ....... dont' take your junk into February

You will be 30 items lighter for February 01st.

Are you in????:
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I'm in!

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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.

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I'll do it too, but I am hoping to do a lot more than 30.

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I'm on board, It's a great idea!
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Yes!

I was just thinking yesterday, that while I love the idea of getting rid of 1000 items, and have tried to do this a few times, I can never keep track of how many I've actually gotten rid of.

So yes, this is a goal I can actually reach. I'm in.
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I'm in. I actually spent some time going through my kitchen yesterday. I already got rid of 10 different glass bottles/jars that I was storing for no good reason...their in the recycling bin now .
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I'm in! 30 items is definately doable. I better get going and find number 1!
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I'm in. I will find something for yesterday and today.
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I read this today and thought I would share it:

Trying to organize without purging.
Organizing clutter is a bit of a misnomer; unless you have unlimited space and resources, you are never going to be free of clutter if you're not willing to let some of it go. You have to purge what you no longer use, throw away what is trash, and then organize what's left over; the things that are actually contributing to your quality of life at the moment.
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I'm late but I'm so in. I've tried to get rid of some of the crap that we've accumulated over the years but every time I try I get overwhelmed and just quit. I can handle one thing a day! :

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I'm late but I'm so in. I've tried to get rid of some of the crap that we've accumulated over the years but every time I try I get overwhelmed and just quit. I can handle one thing a day! :
Me too! One a day. I can do this. And I bet if I stick to it, there will be more than that going.

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Oh I like this idea, I can handle one a day.

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I'm it as well! Is it ok if I put the item in a box by the door each day & take it to the thrift store each week? Or ought I have it out of the house & gone each day?
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Me too!

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Ooh I'm in!

We took down the holiday decorations today, and we purged four larger decorations that we didn't even put out this year, to minimize what we were packing up for next year. So that's four already!
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I'm not sure if I've been successful yet - I took out several items today that were garbage/recycling (an empty pill bottle; the plastic packaging from a gift from a couple of years ago, etc). Not sure if those really count!

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Ooh I'm in!!! Decluttering was a new year's resolution for us this year. Sounds like a great way to start.
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I'm so down!!!

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i'm in! and i've already started.....got rid of 3 items today! we had 3 old non-stick skillets that i've be DYING to replace with 2 triple ply stainless steel skillets and today i finally did it!

** and i got a GREAT deal too!

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i'm in! and i've already started.....got rid of 3 items today! we had 3 old non-stick skillets that i've be DYING to replace with 2 triple ply stainless steel skillets and today i finally did it!

** and i got a GREAT deal too!
I need to do this too!!

Hopefully there are some great sales in January
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I'm in! I've got three bags of stuff to donate that I just gathered up today. Now to tackle our office/misc, crap-filled room!

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I purged the spices today and got rid of all the ones that I've had for 6+ months. So much space in the cabinet now!
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I need to do this too!!

Hopefully there are some great sales in January

oh i'm sure there will be. i was in macy's the other day and they were having a huge sale on all their cookware, so you may want to check there.

i got mine at bed bath & beyond because i always have a boatload of their 20% off coupons.

now that we've officially started on our kitchen mini remodel i will be purging crap like crazy out of my kitchen! i can't wait to dig in. hubby is out at lowes picking up the wood for my new counter height tables/work space as i type. woohoo!

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I'm in. I guess I have to get rid of four today to catch up.

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Here's my total so far:

1/1: 10 glass bottles
1/2: 3 sweaters
1/3: 1 skirt
1/4: birdcage with the misc. bird supplies and toys (16 items in all)
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Here's my total so far:

1/1: 10 glass bottles
1/2: 3 sweaters
1/3: 1 skirt
1/4: birdcage with the misc. bird supplies and toys (16 items in all)
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I'm so in. This fits with my new year resolution - Declutter! We will be moving in another 2-3 months. If I can declutter as much as I can before that, it will be so easy to pack and move too.

so far
- a revlon nailpolish bottle
- 2 perfume bottles
- a bag
- a Turtle neck Tshirt

That's 5.

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yesterday i got rid of several items from one of our kitchen drawers as i was purging.

3 "chip clips"
1 "twisty straw"
4 very old (very cheap) serving spoons
1 plastic bottle opener
2 very old pumpkin carving knives
6 old pieces of plastic cutlery
1 reeeealllly ugly christmas mug
1 old coffee scoop

sadly, that's from only ONE of our kitchen drawers! i think i'm going to kick butt with this challenge!

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