21 another key chain 22 yet another key chain 23 game works card 24 disk 25 misc internet docks 26 - 31 old greeting cards
Everyone is doing so well. Remember when you put away the holiday decorations if you :dont really love it, its kinda broken, you dont have a place to store it, etc.... you can declutter it!
Tomorrow I hope to get a ton of stuff done.
Mom to J and never-ending , 0/2014 items decluttered, 0/52 crafts crafts completed
Seeking zen in 2014. Working on journaling and finding peace this year. Spending my free time taking J to swimteam
Making a fairly good start here. Today I threw out:
2 bags of misc cardboard and grotty outdoor items (probably 20 items)
3 stupid plastic happy meal toys lol
2 pr undies of hubbys that were just absurd
1 bag of clothes that were just unusable (stained, holes etc... 10 items)
so about 35items today
In the garage, waiting for lifeline to pick up:
1 washing machine (still works well, I just can't be bothered selling it lol)
1 dining room table & 6chairs that I loathe
2 bags of stuffed & other toys (must be 30 in there!)
1 HUGE bag of clothing that is still in good shape (no exaggeration, there were 40 peices.. half from my wardrobe, half the kids)
Then that pick up is done, it will free up a LOT of space in the garage that's for sure!
I'm going to go ahead and count the 75 items I decluttered last week just to get myself started. Then I'll add more as I go... so... vintage fabric, felted sweaters, sewing patterns (I don't yet sew), outgrown kids' clothes, too-small or too-big adult clothes... all donated. Expired medicines, empty boxes, expired makeup, etc., from the bathroom cupboard... tossed and/or recycled. Total =
Oh, wait! I just remembered that I donated a whole bag of kitchen stuff, including wine bottle openers, a cake carrier, a cooling rack, a hot pot, and other items... so, let's say, another 10.
Can't wait to get started today!
Picked up another big bag of trash - mostly broken crayons, old coloring books, and food wrappers from DD 4yo. Currently trying to find out when our next bulkly item pick up is, as I have a bunch of large items to go in it sitting around the house.
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Plus DH & DD1(8) & DS(6) & DD2(5) & DD3(2)
yet another map
2 plastic bins
3 Kinder egg toys
2 broken toys
tube of cream that does nothing for my dermatitis
3 old/expired food items from fridge
an assortment of stamps (I'll count them as one item)
a bunch of fabric scraps (didn't count them so I'll consider them as one item)
2 "it's a girl" balloons from DD's birth (she's 19 months old)
24 random toys
4 kids books
4 old magazines
1 set of inspirational magnets (they have lovely religious sentiments on them and would be inspirational, but they all refer to God as "he" and "him," which doesn't inspire me, it just irritates me).
And one MORE empty basket available to store DD's new Christmas gifts!
Count me in!
DH and the kids and I welcomed the New Year in my totally going on a decluttering spree in our 3rd floor/attic areas. I wish I would've kept track of each item but that would be a lot of work! I'm guessing we got rid of over 100 items. I'm going to list a few just to keep myself on track as I come back...
1. exercise bike.2. breast pump. 3.-10 old clothes. 10-30, old greeting cards and wedding cards. 40-100 old school papers, files,projects. 100-300, ditto for DH. 300-320 art supplies, 321. old picture, 322-340, old pottery,ceramic stuff,340-350- toys,350-400, material scraps. 400-450, decorations,more clothes, more papers. I guess I'll stop here. so 2011-450=1561 to go!
I've sort of got a sense of doom here, seeing how easy it is for me to find things to toss... In 10 minutes of decluttering I found another 35 items to recycle/toss/donate. Old papers, magazines, infant items (baby is 2.5)... 85+35 = 120.
Decluttering books today - ran them through bookscouter to see if they were buying any and was surprised!
Decluttered a total of 13 books and will get almost $60 back from them! I've got another big stack to take to Half Price Books when I go that way later this week - I'll count those when I take them.
I'm in! I did the 210 and 2010. I'll be back later to post! I just wanted to subscribe. As far as how much to count, I've counted a huge box of papers as 1 box and 1 pile of papers, even if it took me most of the day to sort through it, and I think I was cheating myself there. I did start counting things like pictures and cards individually, because it is so hard for me to get rid of those things. I'm starting the year off sorting through old school papers, poems, etc. of my sisters' I've been hanging on to for years. I think they are worthy of being counted individually because they're sentimental to me. A pile of junk mail, though, would just be counted as 1 pile of junk mail. I think it's a very personal choice how we count things.
Here's to 2011 in 2011!!!!
2 stacks of papers- recycled
5 holey prs underwear-trashed
2 nursing bras- donated
1 strapless bra- donated
11 old toiletries/ makeup
15 Christmas cards- recycled/ fronts donated to church
Total for today: 36
Jenn<>< crunchy conservative mama to 6
and my way through my stash.
Count me in! Im new to this forum, but one of my new years resolutions is to declutter 2011 items in 2011. My DH is the pack rat, and he has agreed to let me do it. Im super excited, I start today!
Holly and David
Adaline (3/20/10), and Charlie (1/26/12- 4/10/12) and our identical twins Callie and Wendy (01/04/13)
10 more baby items
broken hangers (counting as 1 item)
more holey socks(counting as 1 item)
4 cans of out dated oysters
SO that brings me to 88/2010
My goal is to hit 100 today!!
I am going to try to keep up with posting this year.
I usually give away several garbage bags worth of items each month, but I am hoping that by keeping track I wll start to see what my patterns are. Curretnly have several bags waiting for the next pickup service, but am not counting those since I put the stuff in them in 2010. I am fairly decluttered - certainly by mainstream standards, but would like to be more simple/minimalist than I am now.
mostly clothes both mine and the outgrown kids stuff plus some worn out shoes/slippers
TO the trash
1. Insurance card at least 8 years old from before I had children - stuffed in a drawer
2. disposable contact lenses - also from Before Children. (can't wear them anymore).
3, 4, 5 - various cleaners, lense rewetting drops and something else for said contacts - see above.
6. yarn store receipt - it was at work, but still....
What should I do with the 6 or so old lense cases? throw them away or try and donate?
I have already set aside so many items I am not going to list them each individually. :)
1 box of baby feeding items never used -bottles, manual breast pump and such- 17. First trying to sell on craigslist. Will donate to local food pantry if no interest.
cleaned out a linen closet and paired down on miscellaneous linens- 4 donating
cleaned out closet that has become a dumping zone- 43, donating, threw a couple of things away, recycling old cell phones, and selling a nice land line phone set we don't use
13 glasses collecting dust (margarita and wine glasses..we don't even drink!), Donating to Goodwill.
Now the key is to actually box and bag all the donations and get them out of here. I had bags of clothes sitting around for months that I finally brought to a Goodwill a month ago...Also, if items don't sell I am going to donate them...even if they have decent value. They aren't making money just sitting here and I need them out!
We just got back home from vacation yesterday and decluttered at least 10 items from the fridge. We plan on startig the declutterig in the next day or so...as soon as we are over the jet lag. 10/2011
Me 40 . Partner to mamacolleen 33 . DD born July 2009 . Twin boys born Nov 2012.
We are a family that loves
1 more bag of trash, 1 college textbook from 2001 recycled, 2 blank VHS tapes, and 10 outgrown pieces of DD's clothes to the yard sale tote. 14 items in total
OK! I woke up before DS this morning so I decluttered the floor of my closet. Great start to the New Year to have a clean closet floor!
35 old bras and underwear tossed.
9 gently used bras to donate (Not sure if they take them but I can't bring myself to throw them away!)
2 nursing bras to consignment store
1 grocery cart cover to donate
1 lone mitten tossed
20 expired medicines/ bathroom stuff
4 items returned to stores
4 tank tops, upcycled into scrubby dishcloths
1 huge bag of baby clothes, given to a friend, I'll count as 1 though since technically I decluttered the items awhile ago, just needed to get them out of the house!
1 DVD set, donated
3 candlesticks, donated
1 set of coasters, donated
Other misc. donated items (I'll just count as 5)
1 frame to donate box
1 foam knee pad to donate box
E, wife to D, mommy to G (born March 2010).
41 bussness card 42 another bussnes card 43 toy 44gift card 45 old credit report 46old credit report 47 misc credit docs 48 ferrets rabies certs ( kept onley the new one ) 49 manual 50 another manual
did some cleaning today.
here's what we tossed:
-2 sunglass cases
-2 sunglass straps
-6 sunglass lenses
-1 bottle of sunscreen
-1 post-it pad
-1 warped, unusable foam roller
-5 3-ring binders
-1 crushed straw hat
-1 broken flashlight
-2 broken toys
-2 dried up pens
-1 stack of papers
-2 used coloring books
-6 pairs of running shoes
-1 waterproof jacket
-1 messenger bag
-5 water bottles
-5 pairs of shorts
-20 pairs of socks
-1 stack of papers
phew! a somewhat productive day.
mother is a verb
I GOT MY !!!
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