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#601 of 1617 Old 01-26-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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109 - Box of 13 valentine foamy things that I REALLY want to count as 13 and not one because they were all over the place, then DD counted them and determined there weren't enough for her GS troop and freaked out, but we were on the way to swim lessons and couldn't stop to re-count them (which I had done numerous times already).

 

110 - small scraps of colored posterboard, also to GS leader who requested them.

 

(Also dropped off a bunch of luggage that I'd been collecing at work for the Luggage Drive for kids in foster care, but I'm not really counting that).


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+45 clothing items

+3 dvds

+1 expired thing from bathroom

- 4 new diapers

 

1046

 

Just got off the phone with my mom, she says I should be getting a package soon. eek! I hope its only things we need!

 

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Threw away 22 pairs of underwear this afternoon: I trashed everything with holes, everything that didn't fit, and everything that wasn't comfortable or made me feel less than gorgeous.  I just decided that life is too short to wear yucky underpants. 

 

(BTW, has anyone found a good use for old holey underwear?  I don't know if it's even good as rags.  Any ideas?) 


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Garbage - 18 misc. items

 

Recycled:

glass jars - 6

old cell phones - 2

old light bulbs - 4

shoe box

large paper grocery of papers

tissue paper

 

Donate:

dh's clothing items (he chose) - 8

box of tea - 3

dh's old socks - 15

vacuum part that I don't use

book

shoe thingy - 4

bag of string

travel sewing kit - 2

bag of buttons

shoe laces

file box

thimble

shoe polish - 2

wrinkle release

alarm clock

 

76 + 211 = 287/2011

 

Really cleaned out and decluttered bedroom today. Moved bed back to where I like it and changed things around a bit. Looks so much better, free of dog hair (totally vacuumed from under the bed), and just so less cluttered!

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binned:
another music cd
nasty marshmallows from dd's Befana stocking
some old semolina
a bunch of rusty nails
metal ring
cracked rubber ring

+ finally replaced metal hardware on dd's wardrobe that I repainted in November

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Threw away 1 infant carseat base from the garage and got started on the pantry. Recycled/composed 30 expired food cans and emptied 1 shelf. New total 378 thumb.gif

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shoe , sock , spray bottle , calulator , purse , three bags , underwear

 

150/2011

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111- used gift card envelope sitting on TV stand for ummm.... years?

112- red pen that only writes once in a while


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I'm joining in too 

I started the 2010 challenge but I ran out of steam, but am ready to start again

 

So far I have gotten rid of

a huge box of bubble wrap - donated to school to cushion clay projects when the teacher drives them to the kilns

2 bags of kids clothes and small toys - donated - at least 15 items per bag

4 stale boxes of crackers and grains from the pantry

a pile of papers

an old printer and empty cartridge

 

39 items

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DH went through a broken file cabinet pursuant to tossing it out. 

 

400/2011. 

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I'm off to a slow start.....
1. Old alarm clock

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490/2013

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905/2011

1 9x13 glass dish
2 8x8 glass dishes
1 9" skillet
1 little plastic brush
1 wire brush
1 chopstick
1 tiny coil
2 gross rags thrown out
1 old sauce from fridge

916/2011

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137. sippy cup

138. broken monster truck toy

139. window blind 

 

140. lid to plastic bin

141. scrap pieces of fabric

142. 2 dog toys

143. dog bed

144. wicker plate

145. tons of old batteries

146. 2 old baby pj's


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" --Leonardo Da Vinci
 blogging.jpg  780/2014 decluttered

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binned:
hard disk
computer cable
inefficient corkscrew
chipped demitasse

recycled:
plastic flatware tray

+ hemmed a pair of trousers that had been waiting over a month to be hemmed

 

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pyrex dish lid

microwave lid

2 handpainted pin dishes

milk whisk

pile of overlooked junk mail

old competition entry

2 magazines

highlighter

new baby spoon

broken costume jewellery

5 glass dessert dishes

 

613/2011

 

 


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Donate bin:

messenger bag that is difficult to snap closed so I dont use it

 

Recycled:

18 holiday cards

stack of papers

 

307/2011

 

Amvets picked up at my house yesterday so all the donate stuff that was waiting to go is out! I feel lighter. A different charity is already scheduled to pick up in February. Yeah!

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binned:

the water tank of a broken steam iron
coin purse with broken zipper
wire hanger
pillow stuffing
2 large foam rings
plastic binder strip
pieces of a spinning top
nasty old broom head
3 old paintbrushes

+ moved Christmas tree box down to storage room (had been waiting a couple of weeks for dh to do it!)

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Donate bin:

20 various tops & pants

1 pair shoes

 

Received:

1 pair shoes

 

 

22/2011


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2 handpainted pin dishes



ROTFLMAO.gifI love reading this thread if only to learn about all the various kinds of clutter that I never knew existed!!!  I've never heard of a pin dish!!! 

 

Today has been a bad day, so no decluttering on my end.  I did get rid of one broken knitting needle, though.


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I went through the bathroom cabinets/drawers yesterday and got rid of a bag of crap, plus boxed some stuff to take to work and give away. I won't count the stuff that hasn't left yet.

 

Today I went through my spice cabinets amd got rid of all the ancient spices I've been holding onto for...??????

 

Bathroom crap-25 pieces (at least, but)

Spice cabinets-35 pieces.

 

This weekend I don't have to wokr so plan some major decluttering, after getting outside to enjoy the gorgeous weather we're supposed to have!

 

494/2011


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I slacked for awhile, but between today and yesterday, 90 more clothing items washed, bagged and tagged for Goodwill.

415/2011

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Plus DH & DD1(8) & DS(6) & DD2(5) & DD3(2)
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toy apple

moses basket

17 clothes

14 bath toys

 

-20 things received in package - Thankfully just clothes for the kids, so at least its things we kinda need.. well actually, does my 18 month old need 20 pairs of pants? :P

-1 toy car

 

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binned:
broken toy teapot
glove with hole

recycled:
invitation to an art opening in 1993
4 obituary clippings
program from a memorial service
college yearbook (binding binned)

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I never got to 2010 last year, so I have a lot to make up for. Full steam ahead...

 

Returned to owners:

4 books

5 tubes of paint

1 gallon can of paint

2 baskets

7 books

1 CD

 

Ready to go out the door to friends in need:

1 Rubbermaid tote of infant boys clothes (about 60 pieces)

1 Rubbermaid tote of 1-2 year old girl clothes (about 50 pieces)

Two baby bathtubs

1 infant play gym

1 ring sling

1 bottle rack

a bunch of little things from a baby shower we never used (pacifiers, plastic bottles/teething rings. etc)

 

Trashed:

Took 12 bags of trash to the transfer station

Recycled 3 bags of cans/bottles/cardboard/paper

 

My mom is a huge hinderance to getting rid of stuff. I had packed a box of stuff to be donated to a woman on Freecycle and left it by the front door. The next morning I noticed that half of the things in it were gone. I asked my mother about it and she said that she was keeping it for a mythical yard sale she was planning this spring. She finally relinquished the items after I told her that the items in question were going to a woman whose family was living in the basement of a church because they couldn't afford to heat their house this winter. She wants to inspect every little thing going out the door to see if she might need it or want it or whatever...and this yard sale she keeps talking about is the same yard sale she says she's going to have every summer and never happens. Grrrrr......

 

So, sorry for the vent and I'm adding my stuff up as: 43/2011

 

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I was at 104, got rid of another 97 things, so now I'm at: 201/2011, and pretty sure I'll be there within 6 months... maybe I can hit double... we seriously have SO MUCH useless STUFF!!!

 

so: 201/2011 10% down!



ok, down another 76 things, without hardly even trying... :O So I'm at 277/2011 about 14% done!!! I got rid of bathroom things and a bunch of baby toys/books we don't need, want or use. I may start tackling my craft stash this week... if I dare! It is gonna be scary, and I'm a craft hoarder! :P


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I'm feeling so defeated.  I had a bunch of stuff packed up to go to the thrift store and my friend had told me about a good place that was not picking and choosing only certain items from each box.  I had gone by earlier this week to make sure they would take my stuff, I was assured they would.  Well, when I went in today, the guy was totally a jerk and I didn't have time for him to pick and choose so I took my stuff and left.  Now I have a car full of stuff I don't know what to do with!  Do all thrift stores do this now???  It's so annoying!  THIS is why it is so hard for me to clutter mecry.gif

 

I also tried to send off my books to better world books, but the line at the po was like an hour long, so that will have to wait for Monday too.

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Toolip around here both goodwill and valuevillage and the salvation army just let you drop off a bag

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