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catscharm74's Avatar catscharm74 03:07 PM 11-07-2010
Anyone want to join in????

So far for me:

1. Gray Pants
2. Pink Flowered Shirt
3. Pink purse
4. Baggie of socket protectors
5. 4 magnets

145 to go!!!

mkksmom's Avatar mkksmom 04:07 PM 11-07-2010
Oooh! I'm in! I'm getting stuff ready for a consignment sale, so now is a good time for me to start counting.
FrugalGranolaMom's Avatar FrugalGranolaMom 05:02 PM 11-07-2010
I'm so in! We have a donation pick-up on Wednesday. I'll be back later to post my list for today.
Aeress's Avatar Aeress 05:59 PM 11-07-2010
I'm in. So far, we went through three bins and whittled down to one small bin of random stuff.

1. electronic keyboard
2.electronic drumb
3.Cash register
4. Random playdough toys
5. Random people from oddball stuff
6.Bag of clothes
wallabi's Avatar wallabi 07:53 PM 11-07-2010
yay, I`ll join! I am hoping to move our family bedroom upstairs, into a converted attic/space that needs a little work, and make the not-very-well-used room below it into a family room with a nice toasty woodstove. A good time to declutter.

(plus it is monday morning and I could use the motivation!)
catscharm74's Avatar catscharm74 11:43 PM 11-07-2010
6. Polo
7. Ugly Dress
8. Toy


142 to go!!!
FrugalGranolaMom's Avatar FrugalGranolaMom 12:29 AM 11-08-2010
1. Old pair of oven mitts that no longer keep the heat out
2. Sippy cup DS never used
3. Handful of burp cloths

147 to go

Spent most of the day cooking, hope to get a lot more done tomorrow.
lolar2's Avatar lolar2 12:40 AM 11-08-2010
I'm in!
Ellien C's Avatar Ellien C 03:08 PM 11-08-2010
I don't think I can count it down to that detail. But I'll track what goes out.

1. 2 pair of shoes
2. Bag of maternity clothes - maybe 1 dozen pieces.
3. 3 bags of little girl clothes - 2 small and 1 medium.

Only #2 has actually left. The rest are in my car.
wallabi's Avatar wallabi 07:37 PM 11-08-2010
1. old sewing kit
2. old wireless hub
3. random souvenir
4. stool
5. rubber boots w/ a hole
6. a big pile of blueberry carton thingies
7. no longer reflective dog collar
8. ash tray
9. beat up pair of tongs
10. back pillow nobody likes
11. scarf
12. random decoration that came with the house
13. paint brushes I though could be washed but ... no.
14. used beyond redemption rags

and on to today - going to list some books and clothes for sale and giveaway!
coyotemist's Avatar coyotemist 07:49 PM 11-08-2010
Not sure if I can keep up with this thread, but I'll try because I'd love to get 150 things OUT of my house!

9 pairs of shoes
1 pile of craft things that are falling apart
1 broken toy
1 pile of papers
2 books
2 random shoe boxes thrown into recycling
1 hello kitty make up bag

Does it count if you put things to work in their intended purpose?

1 bed ruffle put back on bed after years being off
2 emergency blankets placed in the car
1 gentle cycle garmet bag placed where I can use it (instead of under the sewing table, what was it doing there?)

129 things to go!

Now, what to do about the pack and plan and stroller? I should be vicious and just kick them out...but what if I run into someone who needs them?
catscharm74's Avatar catscharm74 09:45 PM 11-08-2010
WOOT WOOT!!!! Y'all are fabulous!!!
coyotemist's Avatar coyotemist 09:52 PM 11-08-2010
OK, I officially listed the stroller and pack-n-play on freecycle, and they'll go with 2 cribsheets.
diana_of_the_dunes's Avatar diana_of_the_dunes 10:13 PM 11-08-2010
Oooh, I'm in!




Now to find the time....
wallabi's Avatar wallabi 10:26 AM 11-09-2010
15. noisy obnoxious minnie mouse toy
16. chipped plate
17. hideous vase
18. tile grout installation clean up sponge
19. pile of bent nails
20. random bits of wood
21. nice big stack of paper clutter
22. crappy microfiber duster
23. 3 mismatched mugs

thanks for this thread - it has been great motivation today!!
justmeandmybrood's Avatar justmeandmybrood 07:18 AM 11-10-2010

I'm in...I have my very sweet 7-wk old sleeping in my arms, but will jump on this today - you all inspire me!  Oh, I have lost one thing lately - my waistline, lol!  Does that count for one? 


catscharm74's Avatar catscharm74 04:43 PM 11-10-2010

Just me--yes...that counts too!!! : )

 

9. Old dog collar

10. Ugly shirt

11. Socks

12. Colander

 

138 to go!!! YEE HAW!!!


justmeandmybrood's Avatar justmeandmybrood 05:25 PM 11-10-2010

catscharm, yay!  Tee hee!

 

1)  small Lego toy (was going to be a gift for DS for Christmas, but I have decided to cut back a bit and am returning some of the extra toys)

2)  some plastic bags 

3)  a stack of schoolwork from my 2 older "babies" that we do not need to keep

 

Not too great of a start, but a fussy 7-week old has other plans than decluttering today, lol!

 

147 to go...


MrsHin2002's Avatar MrsHin2002 06:17 PM 11-10-2010

I'll join in!

 

1. too small polo shirt for DS (had 3 small holes in front -- was hard throwing it away)

2. FP Little People Noah's Ark set (sold)

3. 3-pc Winter/Christmas outfit (sold)

 

147 items to go!

 

Karen


Ellien C's Avatar Ellien C 10:02 AM 11-11-2010


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Originally Posted by Ellien C View Post

I don't think I can count it down to that detail. But I'll track what goes out.

1. 2 pair of shoes
2. Bag of maternity clothes - maybe 1 dozen pieces.
3. 3 bags of little girl clothes - 2 small and 1 medium.

Only #2 has actually left. The rest are in my car.


7. Bag of gender neutral new born clothes to go to neighbor.

8. Another pair of toddler shoes.

9. WEIRD - ugly - homemade Christmas shirt to go to Good Will.

10. Bag of out-of-style and slightly stained baby clothes to go to day care for extras.

 

(and I'll amend how I'm counting to do myself some favors!) But - most of this is still riding around in my car. I need to make them go AWAY!
 


justmeandmybrood's Avatar justmeandmybrood 05:49 PM 11-11-2010

4) 5 newborn pcs of clothing

5) care package for a deployed friend

6) box to send back to online retailer

7) maternity clothes

 

Anyone else today?


catscharm74's Avatar catscharm74 01:23 PM 11-12-2010

138

 

13. Halloween stuff

14. Christmas stuff

15. Left over summer stuff

 

I have been in my stuff storage bins... : )

 

135 to go. : )


Ellien C's Avatar Ellien C 07:36 AM 11-13-2010


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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ellien C View Post

I don't think I can count it down to that detail. But I'll track what goes out.

1. 2 pair of shoes
2. Bag of maternity clothes - maybe 1 dozen pieces.
3. 3 bags of little girl clothes - 2 small and 1 medium.

Only #2 has actually left. The rest are in my car.


7. Bag of gender neutral new born clothes to go to neighbor.

8. Another pair of toddler shoes.

9. WEIRD - ugly - homemade Christmas shirt to go to Good Will.

10. Bag of out-of-style and slightly stained baby clothes to go to day care for extras.

 

(and I'll amend how I'm counting to do myself some favors!) But - most of this is still riding around in my car. I need to make them go AWAY!
 


11. Sweater with puffy sleeves from the early 90s - gone to good will. 

12. Set of 3 hooks still in the package - Good Will. 

 

(and all of the crossed off stuff plus 11 and 12 have actually left my possession. 


mkksmom's Avatar mkksmom 09:27 AM 11-13-2010

57 baby and kids items off to the consignment sale which will be donated if they don't sell.

27 more that will not be donated if they aren't sold, so after this weekend, I'll know my total.


Aeress's Avatar Aeress 10:36 AM 11-13-2010

Way to go everyone!!

 

A small bag of clothes and a larger bag of clothes went out of my house on Weds.

 

So far 15 items (this included the above bags)

 


MrsH's Avatar MrsH 07:56 PM 11-13-2010

150 sounds like SO much!  But I'm going to see if I can make it happen.  I constantly look around and see clutter clutter clutter...  Here was today:

  1. bag of girl's size S/M clothing
  2. bag of boy's size 3-4 clothing
  3. bag of baby size 18m clothing - all went back to my SIL for her kids!
  4. cloth diapering supplies - to SIL
  5. pile of old magazines I was keeping for... what?  I don't know. 

Ellien C's Avatar Ellien C 10:04 AM 11-15-2010


Quote:


11. Sweater with puffy sleeves from the early 90s - gone to good will. 

12. Set of 3 hooks still in the package - Good Will. 

 

(and all of the crossed off stuff plus 11 and 12 have actually left my possession. 


13. Man Cave sign - which I actually sold for $5.
 


mkksmom's Avatar mkksmom 11:27 AM 11-15-2010


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Originally Posted by mkksmom View Post

57 baby and kids items off to the consignment sale which will be donated if they don't sell.

27 more that will not be donated if they aren't sold, so after this weekend, I'll know my total.


OK, After the sale, I'm up to 71 things gone from my house! Plus I made $140!! Woo hoo!

 

72. Tan sweater (color looks too blah on me)


coyotemist's Avatar coyotemist 02:52 PM 11-15-2010


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Originally Posted by coyotemist View Post

Not sure if I can keep up with this thread, but I'll try because I'd love to get 150 things OUT of my house!

9 pairs of shoes
1 pile of craft things that are falling apart
1 broken toy
1 pile of papers
2 books
2 random shoe boxes thrown into recycling
1 hello kitty make up bag

Does it count if you put things to work in their intended purpose?

1 bed ruffle put back on bed after years being off
2 emergency blankets placed in the car
1 gentle cycle garmet bag placed where I can use it (instead of under the sewing table, what was it doing there?)

129 things to go!

Now, what to do about the pack and plan and stroller? I should be vicious and just kick them out...but what if I run into someone who needs them?


OK, about 40 more little toys either in the trash or the goodwill bag.  Then 6 bigger toys hidden and piled until I can drop them off later this week.  Found an owner for the pack'n'play, 2 sheets, and the stroller.  So what is that...50 more things destined to head out?  I need to do my closet later this week, and I'll be closer to my goal!

 

79 to go!


MrsH's Avatar MrsH 03:23 PM 11-15-2010


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Originally Posted by MrsH View Post

150 sounds like SO much!  But I'm going to see if I can make it happen.  I constantly look around and see clutter clutter clutter...  Here was today:

  1. bag of girl's size S/M clothing
  2. bag of boy's size 3-4 clothing
  3. bag of baby size 18m clothing - all went back to my SIL for her kids!
  4. cloth diapering supplies - to SIL
  5. pile of old magazines I was keeping for... what?  I don't know. 

6. old blinds that were crooked and torn.  Trashed 'em!

7. broken musicbox

8. a bracelet that I've had visions of fixing.  For the past year.

9. expired allergy meds

10. old (as in 4 years old) make-up remover

 

Looking specifically for what to get ride of, rather than what to keep, is very exciting!  It feels easier to just get ride of stuff.  I'm also keeping a list of things to use before Christmas.  If I don't use them then they will be trashed or given away.  The type of things that I've held onto for years, waiting for that "special" time when I'll use it.  Let it be today!

11. 4 books that I'm passing along to my women's group tonight
 


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