I am feeling so cramped and cluttered! My whole house seems to be exploding on itself! So I am going to try to get rid of at least 50 items by Friday :) Anyone care to join me?
I will join you! I am going to go through my Christmas boxes as I put stuff away and get rid of items I don't want/need anymore. I am also going to go through DS's toys and try to get rid of some of them. We will see how that goes.
I will! I know I've got tons of things to go to Goodwill and to be taken to the consignment store. The problem is just getting it together and getting it out of the house so this will make me do it!
I got rid of at least 100 items just today, so I'm in. I'll try to do 50 more by Friday!
Well, I have managed to make 4 bags of garbage today alone :) Well over 50 items!! I went through all of my sewing and craft supplies.... got rid of odds and ends that are just taking up space. I threw out old playdough and organized the kids baskets of puzzles, lego's, and playdough. I cleaned off my dryer and the surrounding area. Threw out a ton of old Pampered Chef stuff that I will never use because it is out of date and I have no intention of sell PC ever again. I cleaned out the computer cabinet drawer. And finally cleared off the dog's crate ;) The room still needs some straightening and my sewing table needs cleaing but the room looks 90% better :)
Tomorrow I want to finish in here and then tackle the laundry (everything is washed but I have 8 or 9 baskets that need to be put away and the closet needs straightening.
Have a great night!!
I am nearly done in the '150 by Christmas' thread, so if I make to 150 today, I'll rock on over here and see if I can do this as well by Friday!
How do you keep track? Everytime I start counting someone distracts me! In the last two days I've packed up two huge bags of clothing and linens to donate, we've filled a giant box with paper to recycle and we are about 1/3 of the way through the filing cabinets and I have a huge garbage bag of shredded paper to recycle. Plus a laundry basket of assorted things that need to be boxed up. I'm sure there's been 50 things in the last couple of days. Not to mention the few odds and ends that ended up in one of the two grocery sized trash bags. And really - it doesn't look like I've done anything! Sigh - how on earth do we manage to accumulate so much stuff?
K'sMama I keep the computer on while decluttering so I can jot down in the thread what I am tossing as I go.
So far have got rid of over 4000 things this year, it's scary how I accumulated all that stuff!
OK will see how much i can get rid of by Friday...
1. kids book
2. ugly glass jar was being used for storage
3. plastic container with broken lid
Ill try, maybe it will get me motivated to start working on things. I'm lacking in the motivation department.
Just went through my bathroom cabinets while the girls splashed in a bath and got rid of 18 items.. All soaps/lotions/salts that my husband/his family has gotten for me I wish someone would send them a memo that people that are prone to migraines can't use things with heavy scents to them, it will trigger a migraine.
I definitely recommend going through the bathroom cupboards as a great place to find some of those 50 items to declutter. I got rid of a bunch of expired medicine, some empty boxes (???) and some very old makeup for a total of about 20 items in about 10 minutes.
I'll join in. I won't get home from visiting family until tomorrow, but I bet I can still do it.
I am about to make some coffee and get started again today! I wonder how much I can get rid of today!
Have fun ladies!!
I could not even wait for the coffee, I just dug through my bathroom cabinet and closet.... I made a whole bag of garbage (all way expired soaps/lotions/makeup ect. and a bunch of just garbage wrappers and junk! I would estimate about 60 items! This is exhilarating!
Ok, here goes my list!
1. Old teakettle
2. Disc we got from a church we visited
3. Info packet on Disney cruises
4. Packaging from new teakettle
5-7. Some baby books we never read
8. Set of coasters
11. Christmas card
12-14. 3 pairs of old shoes
15-20. 6 old shirts
21- 22. 2 pairs of pants
23. Broken fork
24. Outgrown baby pajamas
25. Dead plant
Halfway there! I may be able to do the rest today... if not, I'll be back tomorrow!
Before going to bed last night I got rid of:
-2 pairs of old underwear that had holes in them
- a sock.. thats been sitting on my dryer for ohh 2 months with me looking for its match. Ive decided that the match is no where to be found.
I just tossed another 20+ items from my kitchen cabinets and one of my kitchen drawers! I didn't get as much done today as I would have liked but since yesterday I have made 9 bags of garbage! Next I am heading into my closets to see what I can give away!!
1-7. 7 children's books
8. BBQ skewers
9. stack of colourings books
10. stack of colouring pages
11-12. 2 books
13-14. 2 picture frames
15. toy snake
16. wall plaque
17. graphing calculator
18. cake pan
19-24. 6 videos
25. bag of Strawberry Shotcake dolls
26. bag of costume jewelry
28-31. 4 polo shirts
32-37. 6 pair of socks
38. stuffed animal
40-43. 4 baby outfits
44. pair of shoes
Another half bag of garbage from my kitchen drawers!! Off to see if I can fill the bag to the top :)
4 to 10 magazines
11 to 18 mini magazines
19 to 24 kids clothing items
25 kids treasure box
26. easter egg container
Didn't get anything done today since my youngest needed me then I had to go pick up our new car. We offically had a car big enough for all of us!! I think that is better honestly!! Tomorrow Im cleaning and sewing so Im sure to get some stuff done there.
I think I made the goal! I had an entire bag of clothing, a few blankets, tons of picture frames, craft supplies, household knickknacks, and some other things I dropped off at the thrift store--an entire trunk full.
Counting recycling we haven't taken out since before Christmas (just sitting on the counter ) there are at least 20 items right there.
I've also started processing and preparing clothes and items for a huge consignment sale coming up in January here. They have a special place in the closet and are already hanging by size and type ready for tagging. On the ball this time!
So yesterday I filled up another bag from the girls closet! I now have a big space on top of the clothing shelf to store my clean towels! I am going back in there today to put all of the laundry away and I know that I have a few baskets stored in the shelf with odds and ends that I might be able to part with.
Today though my main focas is getting my house clean because we are having company over on NYE and NYD ;)
Be back later with a progress update!!
26. One old plastic container
27-28. two ripped t-shirts
29-35. Expired pantry items
DH will be home tomorrow so I'll be able to finish up while he takes care of DS.
27. wooden puzzle
30- 32.three kids clothes
33. stapleless stapler
34. large bottle of caramel sauce (impulse purchase gone wrong..)
35. pile of old plastic cutlery
36, 37 old sunglass cases
38. old negatives
39. assorted packaging
41. plastic bead bracelet
42. Japanese paper holding thingy
44. boxed set of books
45. pile of curling ribbon
Went through and put away the tree earlier, got rid of 6 ornaments either we didn't like or were broken.21+6=27
46. moving picture flip book
47. broken old watch from the 1970's
Editing to add...
48 to 50. Old xmas decorations tossed last night.
yay! Did it.....
Well, I didn't get the rest done. My cold has gotten worse and I was glad DH was home to help with baby so I could rest some! But, I'm doing the 2011 in 2011 so I have plenty of time and motivation to get stuff out!
I have been working slowly on this and I am sure I made the goal. I am taking a bunch of children's books, toys, games, some clothes, some craft stuff, and a few of my books to the thrift store. That was just from DS's room and the family room in the basement. I am hoping to get lots more done over the next few days and weeks. Would love to declutter my whole house again. Just love when I feel less stressed about stuff.