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#1 of 18 Old 10-09-2009, 04:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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*a dead pineapple plant (too thick to compost)
*baby clothes that were beyond any hope of renewal/reuse
*photos and negatives that I didn't want or care about
*really crappy half-used cosmetics from... oh, 10 years ago?
*a broken plastic toy
*half of an old telephone-- I'll throw out the other half when I find it, lol

I'm so unbelievably proud of myself! Especially the baby clothes. I always want to save every little thing that "might be useful someday." Especially fabrics. Or that is shiny, or that is fill-in-the-blank with whatever stupid reason.

I posted before about being fed up with the clutter, and I've been donating useable stuff, this is the first time I've actually thrown *something* away away! (Just to clarify, we recycle and throw away yucky trash. I'm talking about just random junk that I feel attatched to)...

So, what have you other clutter bugs thrown out recently?

---feeling like an emu on acid---
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Congrats! I've cleaned out one of my bookcases and loaded the books into the sub to donate.

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Today we gave away after purging the shed. (I put this out in front of the house with a FREE sign.)

Now gone.

*2 hockey nets
*outdoor rocking horse
*kiddie pool
*juicer
*sandbox toys
*wicker basket
*2 hula hoops

Still out there.

*1 folding chair
*slip and slide
*a few more sand toys

Now on to the basement.
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Yeah! I put an office chair and 2 dvd shelves to the curb and they are gone!

And baby kitten pee got me to throw out some stuffed animals and some fabric I've had for at least 5 years (happy and sad at the same time )

---feeling like an emu on acid---
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congrats

I only threw away some old kid "art," but good for you!
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*rope mop
*dust mop
*scrubber mop
*broom handle
*broom

Now all that's left is the broom I actually use and the steam mop.

*nearly empty spray cleaner bottle

also took the second dustbuster (my mother is weird) to Goodwill

Every time she visits, my mom goes and buys more cleaning tools. Let me tell you, cleaning supplies don't clean by themselves.
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Can I take credit for the stuff I got out of my parent's house two weeks ago?

*box of half used cosmetics from more than 20 years ago.
*6 non-functional "squiggle" balls

Plus two full garbage bags of 20 year old toys to Goodwill.
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Plus two full garbage bags of 20 year old toys to Goodwill.
well... since they were probably your toys, I suppose we can let you count them

So far today, I've thrown out some more electronic-y stuffed toys that I just can't wash. DD1 is not happy with me, but she has vowed to take better care of her toys now!

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well... since they were probably your toys, I suppose we can let you count them

So far today, I've thrown out some more electronic-y stuffed toys that I just can't wash. DD1 is not happy with me, but she has vowed to take better care of her toys now!
: Nope, mostly my little brother's and he was the one that drove one of the bags to the thriftstore. I was the one who fought with the dusty and cobwebby boxes though.

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got rid of a bag of burnables today.

tomorrow we plan on getting rid of half the bedroom

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-2 broken ride on toys
-2 broken tv trays
-2 pictures that no one would ever want
-a laundry basket full of odd junk
-a box of books that got ruined in the shed
-a broken kids bike that was beyond repair
-all the things in the fridge that needed to GO

feels good to chuck stuff!!

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- Really old lotion
- A pair of shoes that were falling apart. I was leaving chunks of sole all over the house.

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A bunch of really old lotion and makeup. Cleaned out the bathroom closet.

Recycled a bunch of magazines.
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bin of recyclables, two bags of trash

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Okay I have had a really lazy morning....so I NEED to get stuff done.....I will be back in 30 minutes!
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I filled my FILs truck with a load of stuff this weekend!! It feel SO good!!!

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i just threw away or have ready to go to the thrift store:

* 2 boxes full of old bills
* 30 mostly colored in and ripped up coloring books
* picture frames i don't like
* 3 garbage bags full of clothes and linens
* rocking chair

to people:

* 1 garbage bag full of kids clothes for a friend's kids
* pair of organic jeans to a friend
* 2 bags full of my clothes to my sister
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Half a box of papers
Some holey socks, sweaters and underwear
Baby bottles with BPA, from the last baby

Bridget. Momma to DD (4), expecting DS - 9/09, wife to SAHD. Gardener, coffee addict, urban dweller.
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