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#781 of 1298 Old 05-26-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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I'm in!

I'll start by counting some children's clothes that I gave away the other day:

2 t-shirts
1 pair of shorts
1 pair of tights

= 4

I also threw away two pairs of children's tights that would never be white again.

= 6

Threw away an old nursing bra that was too yellowed and grayed and horrible to pass on to other people:

= 7

7/2010
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that started late! Great to see the new comers here!!!

I need to get so much more out of here. I went to see the girls' bedroom. I can't see the floor for the clothing! Time to declutter clothing I think!!!!

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So you are...well done!

Off topic but I always feel a bit strange seeing your name because my name is Cecilia and it often gets shortened to Ceci.
Nice to meet you then! My family calls me Ceci, and some of my closest friends...nice to know I'm not all alone out there with my name...I've only ever met 1 other Cecilia! Maybe it's because of the name that we're both interested in de-cluttering?

Me my DH 4.5 year old DS and who just arrived on the scene 6/10 Excited to be blogging! Decluttering in 2010: 2010 / 2010
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Went through the kids clothes last weekend:

59 items donated
11 items to my niece
1 item to a friend
Total = 71

Trash:

4 random bits of stuff
1 cracked diaper pail
4 expired creams
12 stray socks
19 ripped and/or stained clothes
Total = 40

Recycle:

1 jar
1 old wipes tub
Total = 2

Freecycle:

40 cloth diapers and related items

Total: 153 + 720 = 873
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Nice to meet you then! My family calls me Ceci, and some of my closest friends...nice to know I'm not all alone out there with my name...I've only ever met 1 other Cecilia! Maybe it's because of the name that we're both interested in de-cluttering?
LOL maybe!

I have met two Cecilia's....one was actually a friend I made at university, and we used to go out at night and when we talked to guys they thought we were pulling their legs when we said we both had the same name.

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Going to add to my list:

8 stained clothing items to the trash
2 men's pants to give away

85/2010

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Adding to my list

Today directly to the trash

1-Broken shredder
1-Broken printer
4 pearler bead thingy's ds made and didnt want
4 wooden x-mas tree ornaments ds made and didnt want

total 10..

grand total

36

I also started a pile for goodwill donations and am adding to my resale pile. those will be counted when they leave the house.

I forsee more cleaning this weekend.

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9 to goodwill today
vintage gameboy
5 misc. wires
halloween capri pants (dont ask)
ceramic bank
tonka truck

9 homeschool workbooks added to speadsheet**
13 more HS wb's added to the spreadsheet.
New total 66

* I will update this post as the day continues I NEED MOTIVATION

** As I find DS old homeschool work books I am categorizing in a spreadsheet and tossing the books. We probably have the equivelant of 2 rubbermaid totes of workbooks. It took me sometime tonight to get the columns and headings set on the SS tonight but now once I find the dang workbooks I have a good place to note them and move on.

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Well I was excited to get a note home from school asking us to donate shoes that will get sent to Africa!

So at least I now have a very good reason to declutter our shoe cupboards and soon add to my total here.

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so far today:

1 pair of pants - trash
1 pair of socks - trash
1 toy - donated

88/2010

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There is no way I can take the time to count the items but I am in need of a major purge of old paperwork and toys our kids have outgrown. Hoping to get it all done over the summer. Starting now. I just posted on Freecycle...some Little People stuff, a plastic bowling set, some hollow plastic rabbit linking things, and a spiral track for balls that plays music and flashes lights. I hope someone asks for them before our kids try to reclaim them (they have not been played with in well over a year so I don't feel any guilt about sending them off.) I also have a closet full of clothes that don't fit either my body or my life. I would like to bag five items a week and drop them at Goodwill, until the closet feels less full.

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So far Today:

2 prs almost new shoes (off to Africa or the Himalayas! )
1 top
2 plastic bowls
6 kids singlets

843/2010

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I recycled and tossed out nearly a dozen items this weekend. I am so far behind. There are a bunch of items in the bottom of my side of the closet, too, for charity. I'll count those when they leave the house for good.

= 11

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6 toys
2 photo frames
1 large notepad
2 hairties
shoes
large notepad

856/2010

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I'm in!

I'll start by counting some children's clothes that I gave away the other day:

2 t-shirts
1 pair of shorts
1 pair of tights

= 4

I also threw away two pairs of children's tights that would never be white again.

= 6

Threw away an old nursing bra that was too yellowed and grayed and horrible to pass on to other people:

= 7
Threw away a horrible old hair bobble! = 8

Threw away four pairs of tights that were long worn out! = 12

Threw away four shoes with holes in them! = 16
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5 more Homeschool Workbooks located. I swear these things are breeding around the house. They are now on the spreadsheet and in the trash.

New total 71

(There could be more after I do the laundry and find clothes DS doesn't need)

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We are moving into our own place next month, so this month I will be in decluttering overdrive. Be ready for me to knock your socks off!
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Cleaned out my purse today and got rid of:

1 tube of chapstick melted beyond repair
a couple expired coupons
some business cards
several paper advertisements

If I count that as 4 then that makes my total...(drum roll please...)

2010 / 2010 !!!!! I DID IT!!!!!

Just in the nick of time with the baby due at the end of the month...whew!

Me my DH 4.5 year old DS and who just arrived on the scene 6/10 Excited to be blogging! Decluttering in 2010: 2010 / 2010
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Let me just ask... WHERE DOES THIS STUFF COME FROM?? I know I've just started 'cleaning' and preparing for a new point in my life. But still... We have only been here 16 mos or so and we moved in with very little... there is no way we accumulated this much junk in that short amount of time.

2010 pcs should be easy...

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If I count that as 4 then that makes my total...(drum roll please...)

2010 / 2010 !!!!! I DID IT!!!!!
LOL....may as well count it as 4, a uncluttered purse is a good thing.

WTG on reaching 2010!!!

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Let me just ask... WHERE DOES THIS STUFF COME FROM??
Good question!

I am trying to break out of overspending habits..to avoid all this stuff piling up again. I saw a 50% off sign today at one of my favourite stores and I actually managed to turn and walk away without even going in!!

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Today:

small zip up bag
large ugly handbag
2 photo frames
tin
very large zip up case
3 prs tracksuit pants
can of xmas fake snow
4 tubes of squeeze herbs
3 old sachets of sauce
1 lollipop
1 tube tomato paste
jar of mayo past date
1 potholder
1 old tablecloth
1 teatowel
2 old bedsocks


881/2010

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Today
Trash
HS workbook
expired sunblock

Donations
kids craft
2 coloring books (they too breed here)

Its not even 9am... Im on a rampage!

Daily total 5

New Grand total 76

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Joining in. We're getting ready to move and have TONS of junk that needs to go. We've gotten rid of a lot of stuff especially dh's stuff from the shop and I know we've probably done 2010 at least once this year lol. Going to join in here and try to get rid of the rest. (Think it'd be easier to count only 2010 to keep and just junk the rest. Ugh!) Going on a cleaning spree to get started now. Will post an update later.
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Well I just tried to do a cleaning spree and got some stuff decluttered but not getting much done with the kids. I'll have to try again when they aren't home or are asleep.

So far:
24 toys
7 misc. items from the bathroom
26 items from DD's clothing
29 items from DS's clothing
23 misc. clothing items

So we're already up to 109/2010.
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So far today:

4 bottles of old foundation...not sure why I kept buying them instead of using what I had... :
6 old makeup items
2 bottles bath gel
13 kids books

906/2010

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I didn't get time to post the last of my list from yesterday so:
15 first aid/old meds
8 misc lids and bowls
20 +/- old skeins of yarn
20 misc items from bathroom
1 plastic carrot bat from easter
1 canvas closet organizer

So new total is: 174/2010

Going on a rampage today so hopefully I'll really up that total. Gotta get ready for this move!!!
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Well, I'm not that fast considering I've been trying off and on since the beginning of the year, but my total now is 630/2010.

I'm not sure I'll even be able to get to the 2010 mark, but I'm going to keep trying.

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10 items straight to trash
4 items to kiddie resale (yesterday and boy was she picky)
12 HS workbooks to put in spreadsheet then trash

todays total so far 26

NEW TOTAL 102

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OK back to update after May:

March: 412
April: 339
May: 254
TOTAL: 1005
Remaining for year: 1005

I'm exactly halfway there

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