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#331 of 1026 Old 01-16-2012, 05:31 AM
 
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LOL, the wooden spoons are my nemesis - DH brought them to "our" home from his bachelorhood and I never use them.  They are actually sitting on the counter ready to be donated once I get DH's okay.

 

This morning:

1 empty medicine tube

1 makeup compact

4 cans expired peppers

1 jar expired artichoke hearts

1 bottle expired ranch dressing

 

I think my cupboards are almost empty of "expired stuff".  I need to do a run through the of refrigerator again - still a few things in there that I think need to go.

 

Edit: went through the frig again

5 bottles expired salad dressing

1 bottle sweet and sour sauce

1 bottle hoisin sauce

1 jar with 5 pickles in it

 

37/2012!


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This weekend I bagged up 20 items for consignment and dropped them off

Found 5 toys that were ready to go to Charity

broken Xmas ornamnets (2)

 

This afternoon I am going to make a list of the things that I can sell so that I can declutter and put money in our savings for our new house which we will require this summer.

and go through all of the baby clothes bins and see what else I can pull out for consignment :)

 

so far, 27 items out of 2012


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about 15 things out of our spare bedroom, including a bit mental clutter job of scrubbing clean the floor. 

 

267/2012

 

Hopefully the hospital bed left in there from my dad will be gone in about 30 minutes or so - I'll post back with an update then. 
 

 

ETA: 

 

+3 hospital bed gone, mattress on curb since they didn't take it as well as an old not working right tv - both sitting on curb with a freebie sign and ad on craigslist. Made $50 on the hospital bed. 

 

270/2012

$121 earned


 

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12 items out in a thredup box - earned $5 credit

 

282/2012

$126 earned

 

 

I'm decluttering the homeschool area right now - posting books on curriculum share and will update totals when they are gone. If not gone in a week I will take them to our local homeschool used book room. 


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over 200 boxes that have been accumulating on my back deck and in my utility room- recycled (in the future, we really need to stay on top of this)

4prs kids' boots beyond saving- trash

2 rusted drying racks- trash

broken composter- trash

2 broken wires- trash

broken dvd player- recycled

2 stacks of paper trash pulled from the kids' rooms- recycled

2 handfuls random bits- trash

1 empty dvd case- trash

1 stack of paper from dining room table- recycled

1 McD's toy- trash

 

719/ 2012

 

 


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stack of receipts shredded

stack of old address labels

box of old business cards

11 magazines

empty box

pair of earplugs

 

125/2012



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15 craft odds and ends

2 books returned for credit

1 plastic toy

1 gift box

1 old soap

2 ugly onesies

1 holiday food gift

1 pr panty hose

4 piles of kid art

2 old packs wipes

1 crappy necklace

1 old shower poof

3 shampoo bottles

 

35 + 95 = 130/2012

 

 


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It's been a few days, but we are in the midst of rearranging a few rooms in the house and I was also saving up some stuff to give to my sisters when I saw them this past weekend, so I've got some more totals.

 

Trashed:

3 bags of paper trash

3 broken clothes hangers

1 old medicine syringe dispenser

1 old foam puzzle

Total trashed: 8

 

Passed along to family members:

To sister M--

1 purse

2 pairs heels

To sister S (engaged)--

1 bag

8 books

1 jacket

1 wedding veil (unused)

To sister R (pregnant and with a toddler)--

2 books

2 bags

1 box pregnancy tea

1 box mother's milk tea

2 maternity tops

1 pair BabyLegs

2 onesies

1 toddler polo shirt

1 pair toddler sandals

1 Baby Oragel

1 nasal aspirator

2 baby plates

6 baby bowls

2 lids for baby bowls

1 sippy cup

3 bottles

4 baby spoons

1 baby fork

3 pacifiers

Total given: 51

 

"Regifted" as belated Christmas gifts to various family members:

1 perfume

3 stuffies

1 lotion/soap gift set

1 thermos

1 set Lego Primo

6 books

Total regifted: 13

 

New Overall Total: 360/2012


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1 shirt

25 Christmas cards that were just sitting on the counter

8 pens that did not have caps

1 toddler racetrack

17 books

 

 

41+52= 93/2012

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Given to a friend

-her old textbook

-pair of pants for her niece

 

-4 more books went to charity and

-10 more items to consignment

so 16 more items today 27 +16 = 43/2012


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39 gift bags and boxes

1 pair of old runners

 

296+40=335 Total


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1 set of plastic tracks

2 Battery Operated Cars

1 Mouse

1 Infant Swing

1 more Mothering Magazine to sister

1 college textbook resold

 

7 + 149 = 156/2012

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I have to bow out for the next 3 weeks as we finish up the house here. I can't declutter any further with everything packed up :) Once it's all clear and I can begin to unpack, then I'll re-join. Keep up the good work everyone!

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51

 

You are all very inspiring! Thank you. It helps me to stick with it. Even small steps will get me to my goal. So this morning I cleaned out one of our bathroom cabinets.

 

Garbage

4 Thanksgiving decorations

2 Zip Lock bags

7 expired eye care products

3 medication applicators

1 eye make up

2 expired birth control pills

 

Thrift Store

1 Halloween Hair Spray

1 temporary tatoo

disliked deodorant

4 disliked cosmetics products

 

Used up

1 lotion moved to main bathroom

1 box of gifted tea

2 panty liners found in zip locks under vanity

 

 

51 +  30  =  81/2012

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Empty bottle of toilet bowl cleaner

Kitchen utensils x2

Old jeans x4--saved thinking I'd sew something with them, but I demonstrably don't sew, and if I decide to take up the hobby again in the future, I'll probably have more by then, or can buy more at the thrift store

Little-used grill

 

418/2012

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2 containers of crayons

set or marker pens

tin of pencils

2 masks

toy sword

ninja toy

lots of pens and pencils

dried out highlighter

origami set

3 paint tubes

4 tins

2 prs scissors

pack playing cards

assorted erasers

assorted toys

jurassic park book

pencil case

2 school yearbooks

3 school exercise books

buttons sold

 

176/2012

$192.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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1 lego box

 

*my shipment TO amazon arrived. Now just waiting to see the $$ post to my account.  I LOVE selling back to them. I spend way too much to begin with.  Hopefully the $$ is there in the next couple days.

 

 

NEW TOTAL

96/2012

$17.47


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zebra15, how does "selling back to Amazon" work?

 


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14 prefolds

8 flat diapes

3 fitted diapers

2 pocket diapers

7 receiving blankets

6 wash cloths

1 diaper cover

5 cloth wipes

8 burp cloths

 

 

 

54 + 156 = 210/2012

$78

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3 other children's books
 
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Going through a big box of stuff my parents packed up for me--old stuffed animals, trophies, and trinkets.

Donated: 3 trinkets, 6 trophies (wtf is an adult supposed to do with spelling bee trophies from middle school? I found an outfit in Wisconsin that recycles them into new trophies)

Trashed: 2 grubby stuffed animals, 1 trinket, the old beat-up box all this stuff was in

 

431/2012

 

 

Many other stuffed animals, not yet counted as part of my tally, will be donated once I clean them up a little and find a place to take them, and I saved a few I particularly like to hand down to my daughter. It is unbelievable how many stuffed animals I accumulated between Christmases and Easters. I think I will cut my kids off when they're 10 or so, and stop giving stuffed animals at that age. I have little to no sentimental attachment to any of the stuffed animals I acquired after that age, and I had way too many already when I hit that point. I have an entire trash bag full that are in great condition and some of them I barely remember.

 

I have realized my ethos of when I add stuff to my list--some people add it when it leaves the house entirely, or when it goes out to the car, or by some other standard. I add it when it is a condition to go out and has its ultimate destination identified. So sometimes it'll sit around for a little while, but I am counting the trophies now because I have a charity in mind and they are boxed and ready to ship; I count clothes once they have been washed and put in the donation bag.

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Erigeron, would you be willing to share the name of the company that recycles trophies? 

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Total Awards and Promotions. easy to find through google, one of the top hits on "recycling trophies" nak

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I have realized my ethos of when I add stuff to my list--some people add it when it leaves the house entirely, or when it goes out to the car, or by some other standard. I add it when it is a condition to go out and has its ultimate destination identified. So sometimes it'll sit around for a little while, but I am counting the trophies now because I have a charity in mind and they are boxed and ready to ship; I count clothes once they have been washed and put in the donation bag.


 

I do the same as you.  If I waited for stuff to actually go "out the door" then I'd go a week, maybe two with nothing to add to my tally, despite a lot of effort on my part, which would be too discouraging.  Once it's bagged up and ready to go out the door, it counts!
 

 


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12 binders

2 boxes of papers

1 picture frame

1 text book

2 leather pouches

1 three-hole punch

 

 

335+19=354


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I do the same as you.  If I waited for stuff to actually go "out the door" then I'd go a week, maybe two with nothing to add to my tally, despite a lot of effort on my part, which would be too discouraging.  Once it's bagged up and ready to go out the door, it counts!
 

 

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Fiskars stencil

3 rolls tape

fozz felt

3 wooden albums

clear stamps

 

185/2012

$216


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Broken clothes hanger

Old T-shirt

Broken Belt

2 Hats to nieces

1 Box of sister's belongings returned

 

6 + 210 = 216/2012

 

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Donated

3 books to library book sale

3 fabric paint

1 office supply item

 

Trash

5 glue sticks (empty or dried out)

11 take out soy sauce and ketchup packets

old home made silly putty

 

Returned

2 craft supplies returned for refund

1 pair socks to MIL

 

81 + 27

 

109/2012

$ 9.42

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New Total:

317/2012

$42.00 (still)



 

Trash/recycle:

1 small pile of garbage

36 greeting cards (I'm counting each one because they'd each already been saved for more than 1 year (some as long as 10!) and were hard to part with

 

Donate:

14 items

 

Consign:

9 items

 

 

New Total:

377/2012

$42.00 (still)

 


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