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#181 of 548 Old 12-29-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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broke down 3 boxes to recycling bin
1 grocery bag full of catalogs (cleaned out mail basket) = will count as 5 items
posted a potty chair on craigslist - hope that goes fast.

gave a pair of kids shoes to a friend - they were too small and I never got around to returning them.

41/150
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We dropped off a bag at Salvation Army, mostly with some old clothes and towels, but also with some knick-knack stuff that I don't keep around. What are knick-knacks for anyway?

That was at least another 20 items.
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Does anyone know how to safely dispose of old/expired medicines? I've got so many expired supplements and other expired medicines and prescriptions. I don't want to flush them and contaminate the water, and I don't want to toss them in the trash either. Any ideas?
Here in Australia we have a safe medicines disposal program where we just take expired/unused medications to any local pharmacy or chemist, and they dispose of them properly. Maybe there is something similar where you live?

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Got rid of my five today. I am not listing what they all are every day, because it would always be like:

1. book
2. book
3. broken-and-outgrown baby toy
4. ripped piece of clothing
5. no idea WTH this is but if I needed it, I would know what it is

So that's my generic list for every day.
HA! That's great!

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day 1:

32 books
1 pair of boots
1 candle holder
2 other things i can't remember

total:

36 items
6 more books

total:

42 items

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12/26 - 4/5 (notepad, toy coin, frozen rabbit to IL's, CD)
12/27 - 16/6 (CD, 15 catalogs)
12/28 - 0/5
12/29 - 9 trash/paper, 101 items for donation! i packed them and moved them to the garage today, but will be dropping them off thursday

total = 130/150
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Ok, just did a quick sweep today:
3 items of old clothing
1 old CD player
1 wall-hangy-thing (or I don't know WTH it is)

so that's 48 + 5 = 53/150

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I was putting clean laundry away and had to thin the closets again! 57 items from the kids and my clothing.

137/150
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What are knick-knacks for anyway?
I wonder this myself. Our dining room is the sparest room in the house - and our favorite! When the ILs were here last weekend, MIL started talking to DH about how she'd seen some corner hutches we should get, they'd look great, etc., etc. DH asked what we'd do with them, and she said put figurines in them. He said, "do we look like figurine people?" Apparently, she thought we just didn't have any because we hadn't figured out where to put them.

My stuff for today:

38. broken toy
39-53. Christmas stuff
54-58. random things I cleaned off the mantle

58/185; 31%

Awesome-ness for the day:
~ Our sunroom is completely de-cluttered. In addition to things I've tossed, I moved some things to the places they go. We now have 2 chairs, a basket for gloves & hats, a shelf with games, and a marker board. Feels great!

~ I listed oodles of stuff on Freecycle. What's not gone by the weekend is headed to Goodwill.

~ I started de-cluttering the living room. I got good bit done, and it looks good. Woo-hoo!

~ It's starting to be easier to toss things - even in my mind. I'm thinking of things in the bathroom (tomorrow's project) and thinking about how much I can toss and how freeing it is.

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Does anyone know how to safely dispose of old/expired medicines? I've got so many expired supplements and other expired medicines and prescriptions. I don't want to flush them and contaminate the water, and I don't want to toss them in the trash either. Any ideas?
Many pharmacies, like Walgreens, will take back expired meds except for narcotics.
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got rid of old jackets and sweaters today that Mike and I did not need anymore. Also some old dresses from before pregnancy.

In total 23 pieces of clothes!!

Mike just reminded me that we got rid of our old bed, mattress, box spring, headboard, footboard, linens (like 6 or 7 sets) as well.

This makes out total go up to 67/150!!

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I undecorated the tree today and went through the Christmas decorations. This stuff went into the "give away" box:

-Christmas picture frame
-nativity figurine
-Santa mug no one ever uses
-unused candle

-small bag of trash from the bottom of the decorations bin (empty ornament boxes, broken pieces, garland pieces we don't have anymore)

110/150

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"do we look like figurine people?"
Brandi you are SO asking for a DDDC for that one. I laughed out loud at that one. What do figurine people look like? LOL LOL

OK back to topic:
This evening "I've got the power"
30-32 three serving bowls.
33. one of those useless pasta cooker in the microwave things
34. lampshade
35. lamp. not matching the above shade. how does that happen?
36-40. Tea pot and four tea cups.
41. tart burner thing
42-45. Four spare measuring cups.
46-47. two candles
48. candle holder
49. oval baker I've never used.
50. this thing you could somehow use on the bbq which we never have, have no idea how we acquired it or why we did.

wow wow wow

50/150.

NO wait there is more
51. Stand lamp to my SIL
52. Shelf to my SIL
53 & 54 Reptile food and vitamins to my SIL

AND I want to add so far everything I have sent out went to Goodwill except what SIL took.

I am so happy you guys wanted to come out and play with me!!!!!!!!!
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I was reading tonight on radical de-cluttering, and I found this gem on a blog: I look around and I see a lot of very well organized crap I don't love, need or use.

Yeah, that's my life.

It's us: DH , DS ; DD ; and me . Also there's the . And the 3 . I . Oh, and .
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1. small bag of clothes donated to smaller child
2. big obnoxious plastic toy, donated ahh, it got it's 50 cents use out of it.. that's all I paid, but man, it was hard to sneak it out of here LOL
3. picture frame

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Here is the list of my next 10. I am still a day behind, but finding this so liberating!!

6 - Stack of old paintchips. (why we keep these? who knows? we want to paint, but never have the time or the money to do so.)
7 - Broken Nutcracker. (Didn't make it past Christmas with a two year old...poor guy.)
8 - Organic Ginger Aid Tea. (I am going to send this to my cousin who is expecting.)
9 - Confessions of a Naughty Mommy. (I am planning on taking this book to a Used Book Store..)
10 - Canadian Small Business Kit for Dummies. (Again, to a Used Book Store.)
11 - GLO Stick (un-opened)
12 - Pager. (returning it where it needs to go)
13 - Breast-feeding Bracelet
14 - Broken Necklaces and Earrings. (this was a wonderful thing that really needed to be done, my jewelry box looks fabulous.)
15 - Nursing Cream

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2 pairs Avent fabric breastpads
1 pair socks
1 box lid
1 cosmetics case full of cosmetics which fell into the unflushed toilet many moons ago. I am NOT putting any of the stuff on my face ever again
1 sparkly headband
1 pair detachable bra straps for a bra I don't appear to own anymore
1 roll film (we only own digital cameras now)

Tally: 51/150 Yay - a third of the way there

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Today I got my five items done while it was still light out for once! Nothing big, the highlight was a tube of toothpaste that had been sitting in my drawer in its all-but-empty state for a couple months! I'll never find that brand again anyway, so I had to let it go. ...got back in there for four more things just now, so that brings me to 70 items out of my goal of 185! Lookin good!
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128-145- receiving blanket I am sending to SILs house
146-147- couple baby toys
148-161- misc. baby stuff
162- another toy back to my sister
This decluttering makes me feel good but makes me realize that there is so much more to do. I am not going to stress over it though. I will do a little at a time and keep my eye out for unneeded junk to purge. One day I will feel comfortable with the way my house is.
I am challenging myself to go through my craft items and use them up so not to waste.
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Another five today....
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Why does a family of four have 10 toothbrushes on the sink? Well we dont anymore!!!

More decluttering yayyyy!

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Three huge bags of baby clothes to the thrift store, counting each bag as 10 but I'm sure there were at least 25 things in each bag. Some of them still had tags, but I figured NWT baby clothes would make some mama's day. DS is way too spoiled! Also included some new lotions, NWT holiday deco, etc. that were given to us. I am NOT holding onto this stuff!

It felts SO GOOD to drop all that stuff off today!

89/100

Also did a quick run through of the filing cabinet during DS's nap. Why am I saving college notes that I haven't read in seven years? Have a medium size box for recycling day.

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Everyone is doing so great! It is really motivating me to get rid of stuff!

I thinned the kitchen 18 plates, 8 mugs and 21 jars; went through my lid drawer 25 lids tossed. Roasting pan, butter holder,

I'm going to say 75 items but it must have been more than that.

ETA my total 212/150

It's starting to feel like an end of year sale around here! Everything must go!
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nak

added 2 more prs of outgrown shoes to the give away box.

112/150

so i've been opening the door to our storage closet and closing it over and over again. i don't want to go through it. i'm afraid to, actually. there are so many boxes of boy clothes in there it makes my stomach churn.

i have a 4yo brother who is 13mo younger than my oldest and 2.5yrs older than my ds2. my mom has a shopping problem when it comes to clothes for him. and when he outgrows things, guess who gets them?? yeah, me. so i have boxes an d boxes of clothes to go through. i usually pull out what i think i'll use, but my mom has told me not to give any of it away until she can go through it a 2nd time to pull out the stuff that is sentimental to her. so i have lots of boxes. lots. i mean 4 boxes of 12-24mo clothing alone.

i told her yesterday to come over next week to go through it all b/c i need the storage space now.

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1 bag of papers to shred and 1 bag of paper recycling - both from filing cabinet
2 baby blankets
1 hoodie sweatshirt
1 sweater
2 pairs of shoes
1 skirt
80 rented cloth diapers from diaper service - the first couple of months were a gift from MIL now we are going to use our own and wash at home
Not counting it but I finally went through the pile of mail that accumulates on the kitchen counter

89/150

Look out bathroom cabinets, you're next!

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144/2014 items decluttered   2/52 projects completed

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Ok, finally got to the point where I can begin the challenge! Yesterday I was damage control.

2 containers of leftovers that were spoiled.
1 package too-small sposies set aside for a friend
1 gallon bag NORA tea to a pg friend
1 pile of junk mail sorted and either stacked by the fireplace for kindling or trashed.

yesterday's tally: 5/150

Today the Christmas machine gets put back in the boxes.

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-30pcs of mine and DH clothing for the local thrift shop

142/150

It's amazing how freeing it is to get rid of all this stuff. For a while now I've been telling DH how we have to declutter, but it hasn't been happening. This challenge was just the kick in the pants I needed

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I had a bout of insomnia last night, and I de-cluttered the whole bathroom. It's embarrassing, but I got rid of 60 items. Seriously. And that's counting several small things as 1 item. I re-organized all of the stuff we needed to keep, and I'm down to precious little in there. So much space! I think DH was shocked when he got up this morning!

I also finally posted an entire set of china on Craig's List. This has been one of those "I should..." things for about 18 months. DH and I picked out china when we were engaged. We have the whole set of it that people bought piecemeal, and then we picked up the rest. My mother didn't like the pattern we picked, so she told my family members who called her that we'd picked a different pattern. So...my family all got this different set of china that would fit my mom perfectly but isn't me at all. I've been hanging onto it because I felt badly getting rid of things people got me, but I definitely don't need 2 sets of china (not even sure I need 1). And then my mom picked out silverware for us. We got some pieces, but my MIL had already planned to give us the ILs first set from when they were married, so...I also posted the extra silverware. Most of the extras are still in the boxes, so I'm hoping someone who really wants them will buy them and be very happy.

I'll have to look at yesterday's total to add to it.

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163- Broken scale
164-hat and bootie set
165-169 Baby shoes
170-baby outfit
More to come because I need to go through her next stage of clothes and see what we will keep and what will go. Plus DDs 1st Birthday is tomorrow so I need to make room for stuff coming in by sending lots of stuff out
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To each of us my New Years wish...

We will create for ourselves and our families a home not a house.


And we are on our way ladies.


Love that!

Ok so after a few days off today I got rid of:

1 pair toddler boots
2 pairs toddler crocs
5 pairs of flip flops

Planning to do more once dh comes home and the baby isn't following me around pulling things out as I go! LOL

My total is in my siggy!

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