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#121 of 1298 Old 01-09-2010, 01:25 AM
 
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75 items from the canning closet (more junk than canning supplies in there! )
1 shower curtain
1 tablecloth

259/2010

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Moon Sand (was starting to smell a little funky)
DVD
old cd-rom
ugly Precious Moments gift basket someone gave us for ds3
Melissa & Doug wooden castle and figures

106 + 5 = 111/2010

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Ok... are you ready?I went into the storage stuff and separated out 650 items!I'm counting them as gone because my husband agreed to take them to the Salvation Army and we absolutely need them out of the space they're in so he'll actually do it.

I don't know if I should be excited or embarrassed about the total but I sure am glad it's going!

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Ok... are you ready?I went into the storage stuff and separated out 650 items!
Splendid!! Well done you, bet that feels great!

Not too much done today, mostly cleaning with a little decluttering...

1 broken picture frame - recycling
1 calendar - recycling
1 broken torch - bin
1 past-date hand cream - bin
1 photo album - charity
2 pairs of barely worn boots - charity
2 old icepacks - bin
1 DVD - charity

326+10=336/2010

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Splendid!! Well done you, bet that feels great!
Thanks,it does feel good.It will feel even better when my husband loads it in the car and it's gone gone.

16 more items.

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Can I join in too?

I starting boxing stuff up right before Christmas. The junk sat in the dining room and then in my van for several weeks. I had Wed off so dh and I took the stuff to this place called Goodwill Xpress. It was super easy and really close.

I'm planning on doing a little work in our bedroom today, if I can get my pregnant butt off the couch. Dh has been bringing boxes home for me...it definitely helps motivate!

All total we got rid of maybe 80 items...I have to start keeping better count. Christmas knick-knacks, kitchen stuff, books, clothes, shoes
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Not much today. Too busy! Every little bit counts though.

3 toys
2 pointless pieces of plastic
Old balloons (counting as 1)

265/2010

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Ok... are you ready?I went into the storage stuff and separated out 650 items!I'm counting them as gone because my husband agreed to take them to the Salvation Army and we absolutely need them out of the space they're in so he'll actually do it.

I don't know if I should be excited or embarrassed about the total but I sure am glad it's going!
Congrats! That is really great.

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Filled another box this afternoon! More Christmas knick-knack stuff that were gifts from the Christmas before last. I did keep the dollar store Christmas plate my grandma sent. Pre-pregnancy clothes that MIL had made me take.

Another 27 items!

107/2010
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I have 2 boxes of Christmas Stuff sitting by the door waiting to go, plus tossed some broke Christmas ornaments. Then tossed some other stuff earlier today. I would say I am at about 40 ( might be more but I wanna round DOWN so I actually get rid of MORE LOL) Then I had some stuff the other day. So my total is probably a bit higher but I like listing a smaller number

so that puts me at 50/2010
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Adding to my 60:

61-75 (estimated): Kitchen/household items - Freecycle
76-90 (estimated): Expired "non-perishables" (oxymoron, eh?) - discarded, containers recycled
91-200 (estimated: Coupon inserts, magazines, booklets, and newspapers (of which there were literally hundreds)...All were previously waiting to be gone through. Now organized and downsized.

So here I am at 200/2010. Ten percent completed! Here's to another successful day tomorrow.
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I'm going to join this too. I've been doing the 5 a day for January and that has been going well, but it alone is not going to make a dent. I figured out that 2010 over 12 months is 167-168 items per month, and I think I can do that.

Right now I am at 126 out of 2010. Most of it was clothes.
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Ok... are you ready?I went into the storage stuff and separated out 650 items!I'm counting them as gone because my husband agreed to take them to the Salvation Army and we absolutely need them out of the space they're in so he'll actually do it.

I don't know if I should be excited or embarrassed about the total but I sure am glad it's going!
Wow! That's awesome!

Not much today....
toy
dustpan
magazine
6 bookmarks
random papers
old batteries

11 + 111 = 122/2010

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Today (or out the door tomorrow):

1 gross bath sponge (trash)
1 gross bath brush (trash)
1 even grosser and broken bath toy (trash)
3 new, but unwanted t-shirts (church clothes closet)
1 pair of unused hair clips (church clothes closet)
1 digital watch (church clothes closet)
3 articles of outgrown kids clothing (church clothes closet)
4 kids books (donated)
7 knit hats (homeless shelter)
1 knit scarf (homeless shelter)
3 containers of dried-up play dough (trash)
2 old, plastic cups (trash)
1 big pile of popped bubble wrap

Up to 56!

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Count me in on this challenge!

I haven't counted my items yet today, so I'll just start from where I left off yesterday:

51/2010
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Woo hoo, I seem to have infected/inspired DH with my decluttering bug... we cleared out under his desk and his wardrobe today

So today we add...

4 items of clothing - charity
1 raggy shirt - bin
9 CDs - charity
4 CDs - bin
1 CD case - recycling
2 random plastic things - recycling
1 old broken children's tent - bin
1 bag papers - recycling
1 bag papers - shredder
1 comic book - charity
1 very old gaming magazine - recycling
1 old mouse mat - bin
1 passport cover - charity
1 computer manual - recycling
1 camera case - charity

Went through my massive collection of reusable bags and pared it down a wee bit...

9 reusable plastic bags - charity shop (they are always looking for bags!)
4 reusable cotton bags - charity shop
2 torn plastic bags - bin

So... 336+45=381/2010

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Ok... are you ready?I went into the storage stuff and separated out 650 items!I'm counting them as gone because my husband agreed to take them to the Salvation Army and we absolutely need them out of the space they're in so he'll actually do it.

I don't know if I should be excited or embarrassed about the total but I sure am glad it's going!
OMG I hope I am making a post like that in a month or so...Congratulations!
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Woo hoo, I seem to have infected/inspired DH with my decluttering bug... we cleared out under his desk and his wardrobe today
I'm so jealous.Yesterday my husband told me we had to keep the stereo that has been in storage for the last 10 years because it is the only working tape deck that we have.

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OMG I hope I am making a post like that in a month or so...Congratulations!
Thank you!I hope you are too!


Do items count if they belong to someone else?I've been storing stuff for other people but I have a friend coming to pick up his stuff today and I'm going to ask my sister to go through her stuff on Tuesday.

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Joining in cause we've been setting tons of things aside and have way more to get rid of and I need the extra motivation. I'll count it out when it's really on the way out though (we have a few places that'll pick it up from our house around here, but with the snow we missed the last neighborhood pick-up).

So starting out 0/2010.
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10 items from under the bathroom sink!

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Today's haul:

2 boxes of expired snack bars (trash/recycling)
1 broken toy wand (trash)
1 broken toy baton (trash)
1 small change purse (donated)
1 t-shirt (donated)
1 Barbie ornament (donated)
1 key chain (donated)
2 strands of Mardi Gras beads (donated)
1 kitchen timer (donated)
13 small toys (donated)
2 broken toys (trash)
1 matchless sock (trash)
2 plastic mixing bowls with lids (donated)
6 random flotsam from junk basket
1 library book (returned)
3 saved, but useless, boxes (recycling)
1 pile of expired coupons (recycling)

96/2010

Not too bad for a walk around the house.

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60 + items just left my house with a friend.I decided to count them.While he was here my husband kept telling him it was ok to leave the stuff.What is this man trying to do to me?Now he doesn't want to let go of stuff that doesn't even belong to him???

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My goodness! DH is really on board with all this decluttering We just went through a big pile of old computer junk (shock!)

So, I can update with:
1 scrappy colouring book (not DH's ) - recycling
22 old product manuals - recycling
29 wires/electronics/computer bits - waste electrical box (I'm counting as I put stuff into this, but it won't get dropped off till next week, but that stuff ain't coming back out of it!)
2 CDs - charity
3 Useless bits of foam - bin
2 more cotton reusable bags - charity
2 broken CD covers - recycling

So.... 336+61=397/2010 and DH has agreed to go though more computer "junk" tomorrow

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42 random things I found whilst cleaning up for dd's birthday party.

307/2010

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I've been pretty busy the last couple of days and haven't been able to work on getting things out of here.

Old, broken child-view mirror for car (trashed)

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2010 in 2010 Decluttering Challenge, Item Count 91/2010
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I got the first three items out of our house yesterday. The middle school across the street was having an electronics waste recycling event and DH handed me three items from our family office he was willing to recycle. It was actually rather funny because they ask you what you are recycling when you drive up (I was headed to get DD or I would have walked). I could answer the first screening because they were obviously not computers or TVs. After that, though, I just smiled and said, "I have no idea WHAT they are, but I do know they are electronic gizmos of some kind." They took them and there were three guys standing around looking at them when I left.

3/2010 = some ridiculously low percentage

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So my husband was willing to get rid of 20 pieces of clothing from the tubs of sentimental clothes.Yes.He has tubs of clothes he does not ever plan to wear again but is keeping for sentimental reasons.But I'm the one with too much stuff not him.

So yesterday was:

20 clothing items
1 window shade
1 busted sled
4 cute chair cushions that just don't fit my lifestyle
4 useless plastic containers
5 movies that are going back to their owners
1 wine rack
2 misc

38 more items!

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Last night found :
12 kid books
20 items dh clothes (picked through by him)
1 random whatsit

33/2010
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15 more misc items this morning.

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Aaargh... I haven't been keeping track. I'm going to estimate at about 50 and go from there!

Lots on my list to do today so hopefully I can update tonight!

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