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25. broken plastic outdoor toy ball to the trash!
26-47. plastic containers to recycling and to freecycle (didn't count, but 3 bags!)
48-50. 3 glass wine bottles that I brought back from Wisconsin in September to freeycle - finally going to a new home!

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So far

costume jewelery - 10 pieces
1 board game
2 eye shadows
mascara
------donating to a family
I have more in boxes and bags to take care of after nap time, but I'll update when I take it out

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I officially backslid today ...picked up a bedding set out of someone's trash.

very smokey - but VERY pretty. i contemplated washing and keeping, but i think i might just freecycle as is ...

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I'm at 80/100 but that is because of the kids clothes. I didn't count our regular recycling...I have a sick little one today so maybe I can go through a few bins of crap today

A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.

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9+10- old purses
11+12- dust covers that came with our furniture I think
13- Glass potpourie holder
14- music playing jewlery box
15-20 costume jewlery
21- my wedding tiara
22- some femine products I don't use
23- Maternity dress
24- Metal Redken tool holder
25- hair rollers
26-grass beach mat
Dropped it all off to the Salvation Army this morning. This made more room in my hallway closet for stuff that is supposed to be in there. Going to go through the spare room today when the baby wakes up from nap.
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27-31 Old ballet tights and leotards
32- King size flat sheet
33-makeup brush set
34-window sheer
35-memory album
36- wedding frame
37-photo album
38-39- books
40-41 rolls of tissue paper
42-50- foam stamps
51-bag of various colors ansize envelops
That feels good. Still not finished with the spare room though
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Oh and I almost forgot. I am putting all of the cards that we got for our wedding and invites to others weddings in the recycling bin because really I never look at them they are just taking up room. Must declutter, it is freeing.
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I am so in! I just found out one of my good friends is having a boy so I started gathering clothes for her that ds has already outgrown. My list will follow soon

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I'm in..I seriously need to do some purging...not to mention just some cleaning

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53. croutons
54. marshmallows (olld)
55. disgusting honey jar
56. fabric scraps I will probably never use
(all trashed)
57. yellow chair, wait did I do that one? Anyway, it's in the car!

in a box but still in our place: small crock pot, various forks, spoons, one entire china set, one set of leopard print wine glasses... many empty jars I've been "saving" to be recycled.. the "green blanket

and maybe I will just give up on some of my started and never finished sewing projects that I don';t really want to finish with materials that were recycled and I never really liked... make space, make space!!

Thinking about purging...more of my way -too-many birth related books. Have already eliminated one box though!

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Up to 85/100 added in a broken carpet cleaner (wouldn't fit in my mom's trash bin & in my living room for a week), various fabrics with holes??? What was I thinking?

A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.

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Look at my challengers go!!! I have had a set back. Three people with stomach nasties in one night, YUCKY. But this weekend I am getting back in the saddle.
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52-54 More books
55-Bag of scrapbook stuff
56- fabric
57-58 Small gift boxes
59-Old note book
60- Old ribbons
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61-70- books. Most belong to my mother so they are going back to her house. That made some room on my book shelf
71- Snowpants that don't fit
72- dress
I am doing it a little at a time and love that I am up to 72 items already
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1-25. Sippy cup/Bottle/Breastpump accessories (recycled)
26-46. Clothing that's in a donation bag in the back of the van already!

Deni. I'm the liberal, Jesus-loving, hippie freak your mama warned you about. Expecting a cinco surprise, spring 2014!
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I have a friend coming over in a bit to take a box and a bag of items out of my house!!!

After she leaves, I am donating the rest!!!

(I'll count and post details after it happens... )

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa

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1-25. Sippy cup/Bottle/Breastpump accessories (recycled)
26-46. Clothing that's in a donation bag in the back of the van already!
47-49. Three broken hangers in the trash
50-86. More clothing in a donation bag, and a pile of my friend's son's clothes gone back to him!
87. Wooden hoop from a needlepoint kit thrown away (rest of the kit is long gone).

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3. bag of kids books to county library
4. bag of kids books to city library - does it count if DD checked out a bags' worth immediately thereafter???
5. two large adult books returned to city library (DH took these yesterday on his own!)
6. 3 picture frames returned to Michael's today - I got them for specific things on Thanksgiving during the sale, but they didn't work out. Thanks to this challenge, I returned them ASAP instead of waiting for who knows how long!
7. 1 picture frame returned and 1 exchanged @ Aaron Bros today - I got them on Black Friday during the sale, but one didn't look right and the other was the wrong size. I was able to exchange the wrong size. I have to keep looking for the right frame for our bedroom. Thanks to this challenge, I took care of them ASAP!
8. 1 bag of toilet paper and paper towel cores for Girl Scout project - community service project that we've been saving up for since Halloween...so glad to get these out of here!
9. 2 bags of candy for GS community service project leftover from Halloween


9/100 = 9% of the way
10. dance game DD has outgrown (electronic)
11. travel desk that never worked well in any car we've traveled in (attaches to seat in front of child) - btw, my friend took it for her DD and I installed it for her and it works PERFECTLY in her car!
12. electronic cash register DD never played with
13. box of magnet toys DD & Daddy used to play with allll the time
14. book
15. - 17. 3 pairs of shoes
18. - 19. 2 pairs of jeans
20. - 25. 6 tops
26. - 30. 5 dresses
31. leotard
32. pair of kids sunglasses DD never wore
33. little kid outdoor folding chair - DD is way too big for it now
34. returned friend's son's baseball cap he left at a park playdate the week of Thanksgiving

All of the above 24 items went to my friend and she said she now has to get rid of 25 things from her house. I told her about this challenge and she may also shoot for 100 by year-end.

34/100 = 34%

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1 -2. books mailed out.
3. DVD mailed out.
4-5. Piles of paper out of the dining room
6-9. Home-canned items that were no good.

I've got a box going to the thrift store, but that won't be until next week some time. But that gives me time to add more to the box.

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51. the aforementioned bedding set is gone!

I have a couple more things listed on freecycle now ...

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I am now up to 130/100!!! I am purging like crazy today. I found a stack of 20magazines that needed to be recycled, got rid of 2 pieces of furniture, sorting through toys & got rid of some of the "junky" ones, found a few more things to be recycled and now I am done for the day Once our new area rug comes in, then off with the yucky one in my living room. That will actually go in the trash since my dog chewed a hole in it. It was covered by one of the chairs, but DH said to go ahead & order the new one.

My goal is to make it to 300 things out of the house by Christmas!

DH made a comment on how nice our house is looking...more spacious! I that

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I can't count this, but we just moved a couch out of our living room into our "future" sitting room ... wow!!! space!!! We've had 2 couches in the living room for nearly 10 months, and I'm so psyched to only have one again!

(now, I'm just waiting on freecyclers to count more stuff)

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10. dance game DD has outgrown (electronic)
11. travel desk that never worked well in any car we've traveled in (attaches to seat in front of child) - btw, my friend took it for her DD and I installed it for her and it works PERFECTLY in her car!
12. electronic cash register DD never played with
13. box of magnet toys DD & Daddy used to play with allll the time
14. book
15. - 17. 3 pairs of shoes
18. - 19. 2 pairs of jeans
20. - 25. 6 tops
26. - 30. 5 dresses
31. leotard
32. pair of kids sunglasses DD never wore
33. little kid outdoor folding chair - DD is way too big for it now
34. returned friend's son's baseball cap he left at a park playdate the week of Thanksgiving

All of the above 24 items went to my friend and she said she now has to get rid of 25 things from her house. I told her about this challenge and she may also shoot for 100 by year-end.

34/100 = 34%
35. recycled a cardboard box lid (It has been holding items in our project room, which we rearranged today.)
36. - 40. about 5 full-size planks' worth of small pieces (more than a dozen) of our cork flooring we'd been keeping since installation back in June/July
41. ripped air mattress that we attempted to fix already

DH & I worked diligently on our project room today and DD came in every so often to help out or see what was up. She is giving away a full Trofast bin of toys she has outgrown. This room was our "playroom" when she was younger and we kept four bins of toys in here of hers. She also pared down her Playdough and affiliated toys from a "medium" bin to a "small" bin. Her yarn crafts, though, have grown from one "medium" bin to two. I'll count everything once it all leaves our home...

41/100 = 41% of goal

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52. yay! unused Pur water filter has gone to a new home.

I was hoping more things would go away by now, but hopefully, tomorrow!
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about 30 VHS tapes, I forgot to count them. But I am so happy they are gone. We decided about 8 of them we would like on DVD, so I made a wish list on amazon and figure birthdays, etc will be easy for the grandparents.

so that puts me to 54/100. So happy. Still more to go though.
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I tried to remember a lot of the items I threw away, but I lost track after a while. I just got on a roll and kept going! Almost to the 250 mark! I have a jewelry party at my house on Thurs and have so much to do before then. I want to finish decluttering DD's room, above the kitchen cabinets, and the toyroom tomorrow. Tuesday I want to bake all the cookies for the party. Wednesday is shampooing the couch/carpets and more baking.

1-25. Sippy cup/Bottle/Breastpump accessories (recycled)
26-46. Clothing that's in a donation bag in the back of the van already!
47-49. Three broken hangers in the trash
50-86. More clothing in a donation bag, and a pile of my friend's son's clothes gone back to him!
87. Wooden hoop from a needlepoint kit thrown away (rest of the kit is long gone).
88-125. Junk/old mail GONE!
126-130. Lighters...why we have 5 when we're not smokers is beyond me!
131-137. Old connector tips from a universal laptop adapter.
138- 139. One canvas, and one wicker storage bin. If they're gone, they can't collect more junk for me to purge!
140. Disney princess "wii" style game that the bunny ate the cord to.
141. Binder for family budgets- we keep it on the PC now.
142-242. Various other items from our bookcase (I got rid of over 100 items from here alone!) and DD's bedroom.

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In the truck & will be delivered to homes tomorrow:
25 VHS tapes
10 puzzles/games
1 set of twin sheets that are super ugly
12 various toys that I sneaked out of the house from my 2 year old


178/300 I know I can make it!

I LOVE THIS CHALLENGE!!

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35. recycled a cardboard box lid (It has been holding items in our project room, which we rearranged today.)
36. - 40. about 5 full-size planks' worth of small pieces (more than a dozen) of our cork flooring we'd been keeping since installation back in June/July
41. ripped air mattress that we attempted to fix already

DH & I worked diligently on our project room today and DD came in every so often to help out or see what was up. She is giving away a full Trofast bin of toys she has outgrown. This room was our "playroom" when she was younger and we kept four bins of toys in here of hers. She also pared down her Playdough and affiliated toys from a "medium" bin to a "small" bin. Her yarn crafts, though, have grown from one "medium" bin to two. I'll count everything once it all leaves our home...

41/100 = 41% of goal
No charity drop-off yet, but we did get some recycling/freecycling taken care of today.

42. lamp box - recycled - The project room is finally finished and I got to put my new OTT-LITE in place and out of the box! (I found it for such a deal months ago and it works perfectly for sewing!)
43. cardboard dresser - freecycled - I had been using it for sewing notions (awkward) and we played "musical furniture" recently, so I moved the thread and safety pins and other sewing notions to a cabinet and put the items from the cabinet into a bookcase that came out of DD's room.
44. bag of recycling from around the house

44/100 = 44% of goal

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53. juiceman, acquired probably 10 years ago - finally decided to let it go to freecycle after never using it
54-74. a bunch of stuffed animals and a couple games - I had a major purge with the girls last week, and forced them to get rid of a bunch of their stuffed animals. They aren't happy with me, still, but I am tired of them holding onto so much crap. I feel a lot better about it since the animals went to a charity. In the past, I've been sentimental and kept "my" favorites, but this time, I was heartless! yay me!

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