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#661 of 1298 Old 04-09-2010, 10:37 PM
 
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Got rid of a ton of baby items this week!

60 baby girl clothes -freecycled
100 baby girl clothes given to friend
60 baby boy clothes to be freecycled tomorrow
=220

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Ran around the house with a trash bag before garbage day:

2 decks of cards with lots missing
3 piles of paper
1 set of dominos with lots missing
6 old ripped books
1 pair holey socks
11 broken/junky toys
10 broken crayons/craft bits
= 34

34 + 466 = 500/2010
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Trash:

clinique repairwear cream, gone off
bar toblerone past the eat by date what a waste!
box of crackers never opened but have gone stale in the packet
box of tampons about ten years old, realised I never use those things anymore!

Given away:
children's book

Recycled:
5 magazines

391/2010

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And there's more!

10 old makeup items (trash)

Donating:
teatowel i don't like
old bath toy
kids book that came with CD, tired of waiting for CD to turn up.


404/2010

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Well after cleaning out my grandmother's home to get it ready to sell, I must confess to bringing a box of items home. I got a new to me knife, dishes, rolling pin, and a beautiful old pitcher. However, within minutes of bringing in the new stuff, I had the box filled with old things to donate. I dropped it off at the thrift shop yesterday. So I didn't backslide too much...

Out: 731-754: kitchen items and DS' outgrown clothing.
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Did a bit today and tomorrow dh is taking the girls out for the afternoon so I am really going to go at the toys Simplicity Parenting has been soooo inspiring.

Trash/recycling

1 stray sock
1 broken flashlight
5 old bits of make-up
5 random pieces of junk
48 broken or inappropriate toys

Total = 60

60+500=560/2010
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53 more since my last update!

1296/2010

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1 DVD player sent to my brother

I went through our old bills and have a large bin to shred, it takes so long!

I put a bunch of toys/baby things in an extra bedroom to sell/give away and the kids LOVE going in there now to play. There are toys in there that they never touched and now they play with them. I still plan on getting rid of them.

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I came home from work today and nearly fainted. DH has cleared off his desk and decluttered all the misc paper and odds and ends and other assorted stuff/junk/garbage. Everything appears to have found a home with a few small exceptions. He even CLEANED the desk after!! So, for all the stuff he threw away, I think we deserve 100 towards the total here.

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We are having a spell of stunning weather this weekend, which is really bringing on the Spring cleaning vibe, I have all the washed bed linen drying on the line in the sun, mmmmm

To add to my decluttering total:

15 out-of-date foodstuffs - bin (shameful really, I couldn't believe there were so many out of date, I will keep on top of this from now on!)
1 skirt - charity
1 pair children's socks - charity
1 pair children's sandals - charity
1 big bag shredded paper - recycling
1 old card - recycling

1249+20=1269/2010

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15 out-of-date foodstuffs - bin (shameful really, I couldn't believe there were so many out of date, I will keep on top of this from now on!)
Doing this has also made me reflect on how I must be more organised about using food I have in the house, before going out to buy new supplies!

I am going to try to menu plan around the things I already have, so I just need to buy the meat or vegetables and other fresh things.

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Got some spring cleaning/decluttering done this weekend

Got the following out of my house:

1 broken hanger
1 pr ripped underwear
48 toys
26 books/magazines/cataloges
14 bits of junk
2 baby gates - sold

92 + 560 = 652/2010

I also washed the walls in the front entrance way and put away a bin of toys and bin of books until I decide whether to get rid of them or not.
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8 pieces of outdoor furniture, sold on Craigslist
1 fancy dress, trash because the bottom was ruined

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I'm not counting any of this towards my decluttering total (or some of it has already been counted) but we took a trailer-full of stuff to the dump yesterday and rid our house/yard of 370KG of junk!

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Last night I wrote 16 more things but can't see my post here, maybe I forgot to press submit?

Hmm that is curious...anyway can't be bothered to rewrite them all though,

but my total is

420/2010

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I'm not counting any of this towards my decluttering total (or some of it has already been counted) but we took a trailer-full of stuff to the dump yesterday and rid our house/yard of 370KG of junk!
Holy Cow, that is a lot!!!!!!!

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As I was filing paperwork tonight, I found some lost jewelry (for 4 years!)

1 pile of papers trash/recycle
1 toy and 1 nursing stool sold on Craigslist

My numbers are going to be going up more slowly as I clear out the worst clutter for me:PAPERWORK

I hope after I clear out the papers so that I know what I have, what I need to do to stay on top of filing and paying bills, I will be able to get my paperwork done in a timely manner!

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Went through all the girl clothes I've been hanging onto from newborn up to the winter clothes my youngest just outgrew...

Took 5 garbage-bags-full (NB-18 mos) to a friend also expecting her fifth (but first girl in 10 years!)
Took 5 garbage-bags-full (18-3T) to a friend who's DD is almost a year old.
Took 7 garbage bags of various clothing, toy, and linen items to Goodwill...

Drum roll... 1730/2010!!! Can I get a what-what??!!

I think I'll make it to 2010 before the baby comes!

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I'm not counting any of this towards my decluttering total (or some of it has already been counted) but we took a trailer-full of stuff to the dump yesterday and rid our house/yard of 370KG of junk!

Wife of Michael , SAHM to Aristotle 09/99 Raphael 06/07 and Marius 05/09 Known only in dreams but never forgotten: Euphrates Decluttering 290/2010
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Here is my list I have been working on for trash/recycling/donation:
1 toilet brush
2-recycling piles
5 paint pens
1 ripped book
2 bath toys
81 baby clothing items
1 broken drum
1 adult bike
1 broken shower head
1 letter opener (kids broke it whilst digging in the backyard)
10 items junk drawer
3 maternity shirts
1 earbud set
1 broken hanger
2 can openers (I had 3--craziness)
1 cake test (I had 3 again)
1 pair melted tip tongs
1 ripped rubber jar opener
1 pair mittens (dog ate one)
25 play kitchen toys
5 dvds
7 vcr tapes
1 easybake oven
3 music toys
1 car toy
1 thomas pull toy
8 knight/horse set
1 toddler toy camera
1 cassette tape
1 breathing thing from hospital
1 baby blanket
1 mateless shoe
1 eyeglass case
4 unpaired gloves
1 teaching poster which was torn by my 3 year old

if I counted correctly--78 items!! I have more in my trunk that I haven't counted yet!!

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Finally tackled the top drawer of my filing cabinet and recycled/shredded:

5 big piles of paper

Randomly tossed:

1 ripped dress
1 old pr underwear
1 ripped book
17 bits of junk

To my baby neice:

5 toys
1 new in package baby toothbrush


Total 31 + 652 = 683/2010
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5 items of kids clothing given to friends

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We were on vacation for nine days. I had gotten rid of a bunch of stuff before we left and then a few more items went out the last day we were home. While on vacation, we used items from the inn (free loans) and it inspired us to leave the items we no longer needed behind for them to loan out to others in the future. (I left a note so they didn't think we left them on accident and we told them at checkout. They were appreciative!)

We kept our vacation "treasures" to a minimum, so I feel good about posting everything we removed from our belongings.

recycled a bag of shredding previously not counted (large bag I count as 3 items)
half a dozen items I have forgotten hit the recycling or trash
one novel
two pairs of "trash" sneakers for hiking in the muck (mine survived for awhile longer)
two swimsuits
one pair of goggles
one beach mat
half a dozen items our kitten destroyed while we were away or that our DD decided she no longer wanted after the long plane ride home

We also have more items tucked away into our charity pile at home that will get counted when it leaves the premises.

= 22

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We went to the kids swap meet today and got rid of:

- 1 book
- several CD Rom games (we'll say 5, DH didn't count)
- several items of baby clothes (again, 5)
- Bumbo
- exersaucer
- Megablocks (>100pcs but 1 in my count and I am SO glad it's gone, it was the mega sized stuff, I much prefer the smaller megablocks, easier to clean up and store)
- 2 never used glass bottles
- 2 diaper covers

All told, we made about $100 and got rid of approx 18 things (probably more, but I'll count 18 here). I'm thinking that there is more stuff in the garage and I'm going to organize it and have a garage sale in a few weeks to get rid of the rest.

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DD finished emptying the final travel bag today and gave away/threw away/recycled another half dozen items. I'm counting the four that left the house.

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5 nursing bras given to a friend

Question: I have some lightly worn expensive bras, should I try to give them away(FFS here?) or try to sell them somehow? They are harder to find sizes, which is why they were expensive.

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You could always try ebay...however it depends if you want to put the time into listing them as selling second hand bras may not make much money to make the time spent worthwhile. But you could be lucky...you never know with ebay!

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Drum roll... 1730/2010!!! Can I get a what-what??!!

I think I'll make it to 2010 before the baby comes!

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As I was filing paperwork tonight, I found some lost jewelry (for 4 years!)
Oh that is great!

I have mislaid some jewellery too and hoping it will also turn up one day when I am decluttering.

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1 broken toy to the trash

that brings me to 100 things left to declutter!!!!!

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