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#361 of 1026 Old 01-17-2012, 11:16 PM
 
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That is sad! :( I've had that happen to me before. Obviously not with such sentimental items, but ones wanted nonetheless.

 

I hope the universe gives it back to you. hug2.gif

 


 

 

 

Thank you! I'm keeping my mind open and positive that they will find their way back to me somehow.
 

 



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Thank you MrsMike/Funky Little Earthchild for helping me discover this thread! I committed to getting rid of 2012 items in 2012 before I read your blog today, but you helped me find the needed support. I'm a little slow at this, but I've gotten rid of 54 items so far. My goal is to be rid of 200 items per month, which either gets me finished early, or gives me a little wiggle room. orngbiggrin.gif
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#362 of 1026 Old 01-17-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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Ugh...I have to go through my freezer. I tossed a few expired things today and I am completely ashamed of the amount of food wasted. So sad. Here's the latest for me:

 

Garbage and Compost:

3 packs chicken

1 salmon

3 packs beef

8 frozen bananas

8 peaches

10 broken toy pieces

10 broken pens

 

Recycled:

3 bags of shredded papers from my desk.

1 huge cardboard box

1 not so huge cardboard box

 

Donated:

3 clothing items

1 hairbrush (not used)

1 gardening magazine

1 lamp

2 knick knack things

4 coloring books

16 childrens books

2 Mailbox magazines

2 novels

1 poster

1 magnetic dinosaur storyboard

1 cars checkers game

6 local maternity care practitioner booklets

1 mail sorter

1 stationary set w/ envelopes

8 gift bags

1 classroom decoration

 


New Total 199/2012

 

 

 

 


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159 / 2012

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25 more items being donated.. including a HUGE baby swing & huge stroller that I'll be dropping off at a crisis pregnancy center after I pick up DS from school... SOOOO glad to be getting those items out of my house!! They take up soo much room and I've had to move them out of the way every year since we stopped using them when I need to get to anything under the steps, like Christmas decorations, them move them back... such a pain.. May they bless someone else like they once blessed us!

 

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I never updated my signature over the course of last year's thread but I did end up doing A LOT of decluttering. I'm on board for this year too!


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I went to help my MIL declutter on of her rooms today.. 4 black garbage bags full, 1  kitchen trash bag full of trash, one drawer thrown away.. since it didn't leave my house I'm not counting the individual items gone, but I am giving myself credit for each of the bags/ plus drawer because of the amount of work done, plus I know that the stuff I helped her declutter now, will be less stuff we will have to declutter if/when she passes away.. (and sadly this stuff wasn't even her stuff, but things my BIL & her sister had both left behind when they moved out of her house! :P)

 

New Total: 291/2012

 

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181

 

coloring book

9 tupperware things

kitchen thing

18 bathroom things

shirt

2 ripped pillowcases - thanks to my 2 yr old lol

fork

bowl

pants

2 razor handles

sled

framed painting

2 glass jars/containers

2 organizers

 

224

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73

 

6 bath and body products

1 broken chair

1 empty medicine bottle

2 expired cartons of almond milk

1 happy meal toy

10 magazines/catalogs

 

New total:

 

94/2012


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One nasty sample tube of tooth paste.  Told my DH I wouldn't kiss him until he went back to his normal stuff!

 

38/2012!


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Donated:

one more fabric paint

pencil sharpener

 

Recycled:

leftover clay scratch toy

 

112/2012

$ 9.42

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Borrowed sewing machine (returned to its owner)

Set of milk storage containers we don't use

Broken keyboard tray to my old desk that was supposed to have gotten thrown out last year

Random trash x4

Stuff from files x10 (today, more old school notes, kind of relevant to my job but not really so much as to merit keeping them)

Textbooks x2 (haven't decided what to do with them, but will do SOMETHING)

Empty carton of laundry detergent

Random picture

Foreign currency (took to bank)

Grubby cardboard box

2 books

2 CDs

1 little tote bag

 

459/2012

 

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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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18 kids books sold in a box on thredup - $5 credit earned

1 tub of recycle from cleaning in my room

1 bag of trash from cleaning

1 school table moved so that we are ready to start school back next week

 

303/2012

$131 earned

 

 

ETA:

 

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28 items cleaned from desk {old photos, odds and ends} - some trashed, some went out for the yard sale in 2 weeks. 

1 desk moved and set up for sewing center

 

332/2012

$131 earned


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Hey all! I'm very committed to getting rid of 2012 items in 2012! I'm going through my place room by room and combing through to get rid of junk that's just wasting space. I don't have too much of a total right now, but I plan on giving a lot of things to a local kids consignment shop in the coming month or two, depending on when they start taking spring clothes. I'm also going to have a garage sale in late April/early May in an effort to get rid of a lot of household junk and kids clothes/items that the consignment shop won't take. So far, though, I've just tossed a lot of bad food from my cabinets. 

 

10 canned goods-outdated

Outdated popcorn

2 outdated box meals

11 unused oils/vinegars

Half eaten can of peanuts from over a year ago

Stale taco shells

 

So as of right now, I'm at 26/2012. thumb.gif


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I'm so jealous. I've just come here to be a cheerleader. Can't wait to jump back in....... ARGH!!!!! The wait is driving me crazy and it's only been two days. I soooooo want to purge.....

 

Ok, I'll stop myself from drooling now.

 

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New Total:

377/2012

$42.00 (still)

 


 

Garbage: I'll call it 10 18 items, pretty sure it was more. (ETA 8 more things from the freezer that I decided had to be chucked when I went looking for Wheat Germ for bran muffins)

 

Consign/Donate: 5 necklaces

 

New Total:

392400/2012

$42.00


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15 miscelleny, garbage type things i normally let sit around unti they're expired or i realize i won't be using them, instead trashed asap :)

 

= 74 /2012


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clear stamps set sold

assorted small toys

14 kids books

random papers in kitchen drawer

 

202/2012

$218.50


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I got rid of 27 items, mostly clothes, and a few shoes.

New total is 196/2012.


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490/2013

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Someone has bid on the 18 hair clippies I posted on ebay.  Yeah!  Just a couple more days and more things will be out of my life.


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A few more random things off to Goodwill:

9 clothing items

5 recipe books

5 magnetic clips

7 random kitchen items

1 bottle

6 small toys

1 small binder

17 books

2 aprons

1 indoor antenna

 

New Total:

414/2012

 

 


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Took a pile of stuff to the consignment sale....some of the bigger stuff will be returned if not sold, so not counting those things yet, but the stuff going to charity if not sold is GONE. I'll know about the non-donated stuff after Monday.

183 things to sale

183 + 44 = 227

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

 



Basically you click on 'seller account' and run the ISBN's thru the amazon system.  They will quote you how much that item is worth.  Continue on until you are done with your pile of stuff.  Some things they may not be buying.  When done, verify your total, click submit, print out the prepaid shipping label and packing slip.  box and send to amazon.  In about a week the $$ appears in your amazon account.  I LOVE IT!


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My mother sent 2 items to me, they went directly from the post office to: the donation bin and returned at the store.  Taking points because I actually got a back bone this time.  Taking 2 more points for earrings that I don't like but have been holding on to since ex-roomie gave them to me a couple xmas ago.  (Yes more boundaries).

 

For got to add in on first post the $12.00 from the returned item. Store credit but its still better than an unwanted item in my house@

 

4 total but lots of backbone development!

Amazon money hit the account! $21.85

 

 

 

 

NEW TOTAL

100/2012

$51.32

 

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Attempted to organize my kitchen cabinet. It ended up being an epic fail because I kept getting interrupted, but I did manage to get rid of a couple of things. More food waste. :-(

 

Composted/Consolidated:


8 jars of spices (some just combined with other jars)

1 bag freeze dried applies that were way past expiration

 

Discarded:

1 pair of DS shoes that fell apart

 

New total:

 

209/2012


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Mrs Mike, I know how you feel.  I want/need to just pull apart my pantry and re-assemble everything.  My pantry is in the corner of my dining room- which is being used as my office.  Groceries never get put away properly and I know if I was to dedicate 3 hrs to the process everything would look so much nicer, I would be able to find things, meal plan and use things more efficiently.   I DID have a plan when I moved in here.   Hummm....

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1toy
1powercord
2outfits
1keychain

192/2012

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Trashed:

2 lip balms

1 workbook

1 broken toy plane

1 pair broken earbuds

 

New Total:

419/2012


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Said goodbye to 6 old Burts Bees items

 

 

up to 385!


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19 broken pens

2 expired food items

354+21=375


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