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Old 01-26-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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3 homeschool textbooks we aren't going to use. Got reimbursed $7.80 for shipping via amazon GC - I have stamps to cover the shipping so counting it as earned.

 

335/2012

$138.80

 

ETA:

 

1 more textbook, reimbursed $2.89 via Amazon gift card. 

 

336/2012

$141.69



7 items of clothing, swapped on thredup. Earned $10 in credit

2 books sold, paid in amazon gift card $19

1 big tub of recycle items gone

1 bag of trash from school room gone

 

347/2012

$171.69


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Went through my closet and 2 dresser drawers and found a lot of things I haven't touched in a long time. I even found a few things that I'll try to consign, but need to wash them first.

 

Donation

60 items from my closet and dresser

2 hoodies from my DS

2 random small toys

 

Garbage

6 expired medicines

1 lollipop

 

Recycle

1 prescription information

14 wire hangers dropped off at dry cleaners (not even sure why we have so many, since we haven't used a dry cleaner in ages)

 

Compost

2 more ornamental squash

 

+ 74

230/2012

$ 42.58

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New Total:

393/2012

$42.00


Working my way through the spare room closet, which houses a ton of crap.  Oh, and I sold a toy kitchen of DS's to a co-worker today for $15.

 

To consign:

13 items - 12 belts, 1 baby carrier

 

To donate:

10 items - 2 baby swaddling blankets, 8 belts

 

To give away:

2 items - 1 pair of leather work gloves, 1 tea set

 

Garbage - 1 bag

Recycling - 1 bag

 

New Total:

420/2012 

$57.00

 

 


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It's been hectic around here and I've gotten a little off track the last couple of weeks, but the dust has settled a bit now.

 

4 hats

pants

ratty pair of underwear

set of 4 glasses

2 shirts

jacket

pants

2 tote bags

4 beauty products

empty box

dusting mitt

picture hung that has been sitting in spare room forever

3 bottles

2 pieces of foam

6 candles

 

159/2012


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New Total:

420/2012 

$57.00

 

 


 

More work in the spare room/spare room closet with DH today!  We got rid of various things...clothing, old socks and undies, old pillows, etc. etc.  106 things total and the room and closet look 1000% times better.  Now tomorrow it all has to go to consignment, to Salvation Army or to the garbage.

 

New Total:

526/2012

$57.00  $85.00

 

Edited to update amount, did another trip to Once Upon a Child today with toys and clothes, dropped what they didn't take at Goodwill.


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1 knitting pattern

2 binders

sweater

28 wire hangers (to dry cleaner)

3 junky plastic hangers (recycled)

1 bag dry cleaning to dry cleaner (yeah, I know, it'll come back into our house, but I am still counting it because my husband bagged up this bag probably a year ago or more and just never got around to taking it, so getting the BAG out and getting the clothes back wearable counts as clearing out clutter. Plus, 2 or 3 items in this bag are probably going to get donated.)

 

592/2012

 

Next goal is 671, which is 1/3 of the way done. I'd like to make it there by, oh, let's say the middle of February.

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1 more homeschool book sold for $7 and paid via amazon gift card. Waiting for emails back on a few more books to sell hopefully. 

 

337/2012

$148.69

 

ETA:

 

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1 more homeschool book sold - $12 in amazon credit in payment. 

1 purse cleaned out

 

339/2012

$160.69


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6 bras nearly new sold on thredup $5 credit to me

5 torn books to the recycle

25 books bagged to take to my local homeschool center on Monday

 

375/2012

$165.69

 


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All my non-donation items from the consignment sale sold so I can add those (don't know how much money yet)
-50 items sold at sale
-120 old professional journals and other crap from the attic (conservative estimate-WHY had I saved all this crap??)-to trash

170 + 227 = 397 items

and I have been adding to my donation box (I want to take it to the rescue mission, not goodwill, and it's a bit of a drive so I'm trying to gather a lot before I go), my book box for the used book store (and might try the amazon thing with what doesn't sell) and gathering another box for the next consignment sale. Tons more to do in the attic, and need to clean out cabinets and the pantry too....DH has to keep taking the kids out of the house so I can work like this!

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I love that my professional journals come now as pdfs, instead of paper based.  Helps to keep the clutter down!  Waiting for some ebay things to sell.  One person "won" but hasn't paid.


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Kids plastic outdoor chair and table set

old couch

large CD rack

old blackboard

3 Little Tykes toys

Little Tykes ride on car

pop up tent

baby car seat

pool toy

disliked handcream

leggings

large lego table

 

284/2012

$247

 

 


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wok

2 shirts

journal

cream server from tea set (broke)

rag

6 cds

3 aprons

blender (broke and will be replaced, I'll subtract whenever we get a new one)

box of cards/stationary

pile of pictures and old birthday cards

2 baby books

2 jewelry boxes

8 pieces of jewelry

box of note cards

shoebox full box of pictures

french fry maker

5 bowls

2 things from kitchen cupboard

2 pairs of shoes

lingerie

3 shirts

9 kids clothes

toy car

tin organizer

broken laptop

Hawaiian shirt

7 misc things

glass bowl

pencil holder

4 notepads and 1 box from desk

rat pen

pkg. of binder dividers

notebook

plastic organizer tub

broken toy

6 books

goggles

tupperware

plastic scoop

xylophone

-immersion blender

-13 toy cars

-mortar and pestle

-muffin tin

-8 kids clothes
-2 tea cups
-2 flags
-8 underwear

-new blender

 

we own 338 less things than we owned on Jan 1st! : )

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4 things trashed from my shower this morning: old razor, random razor cap, razor case, wrapper

 

= 196


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More work in the attic = more journals trashed...yep, I don't even look at them anymore cus I can just go online. Also more sorting, and books are loaded into car for tomorrow. (will count once gone for sure)

70 more items in trash

70 + 397 = 467

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I've spent most of this weekend excavating dd2's room. Got 3 brown grocery bags full of books, plus a bunch of trash. A few miscellaneous toys and knick-knacks, too. A whole lot of paper recycling, too. I'm not counting items, but it was a lot. 

 

I also am in the process of getting rid of 3 grocery bags worth of National Geographics. I used to save them because my parents saved them, but then we stopped our subscription about 5 or 6 years ago. I've since gotten rid of all my parents' Natl Geos and I really don't want ours any more. Amazingly I had 3 different people on Freecycle want them. Going thru all my parents' stuff (my mom moved to a retirement place) has been really instructive for me in realizing what I don't want. 


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New Total:

526/2012

$57.00  $85.00

 

Edited to update amount, did another trip to Once Upon a Child today with toys and clothes, dropped what they didn't take at Goodwill.


12 cooking magazines

4 cook books

2 manuals for a breadmaker I no longer have

 

New Total:

544/2012

$85.00

 


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mailed:

holiday cards finally sent- 50

 

trashed:

leaky diaper covers - 6

unsubscribed emails - 5

box of papers shredded -1

box-1

hair thing-1

 

returned:

book to bookstore-1

canning jars-6

 

donated:

amazon items received in error that could not be returned -2

book-1

magazine-1

breast pump-1

boots-1

women's clothes-30

baby clothes-31

kid clothes-7

accessories-3

hangers-2

 

giving to friend:

maternity clothes-5

baby-1

 

 

Previous total:  118 + 156

 

New Total

274/2012


 

 

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Wad of random yarn

Salt & pepper shakers

Piece of mail saved for unknown reason

Tank top that shrank

 

596/2012. This was 2 days worth. What can I say, I've been slowing down.

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+ 7

 

177 / 2012

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177 / 2012

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+ 1

 

178 / 2012

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I haven't been making any progress the last 2 weeks or so, but I managed to toss some stuff.

 

Start: 719

 

5 take out menus- recycled

2 dvd cases- trash

 

New total: 726/ 2012


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94/2012

 

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1 old plastic storage box

1 baby stroller

 

= 96/2012


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37 items gone from the linen closest and hallway bathroom. 

 

Total: 854


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+ 1 (mental clutter ... a letter I was due to write for quite a while, done, weighed on the machine at the post office and put in the letter box, Yeah !!!!!)

 

179 / 2012

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Cruddy pair of jean shorts

1 disposable diaper in a brand we didn't like

Drawstring to pajama pants (don't feel like rethreading it)

Random piece of mail from before Christmas

Random trash x3

 

603/2012

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Hey all,

 

I've gained a sudden interest in decluttering, so here I am. It's cool to be joining others who are also on this journey. I'll post more about what I am decluttering (and why) in a bit.

 

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Finally getting some of the stuff we decluttered last week out of the house today...so here it is!!

 

Trashed:

6 expired things from spice cabinet

6 random pieces of trash cleared out from bedroom

2 pairs of underwear

1 broken pair of eyeglasses

1 broken cat teaser toy

Total: 16

 

Goodwill:

25 clothing items

2 crib sheets

1 changing mat

2 burp cloths

4 salsa bowls

1 pack of swizzle sticks

1 lunch bag

9 plastic cups

2 plastic popcorn containers

3 glass jars

1 lampshade

3 spice jars

1 plastic pitcher

1 child's apron

1 bib

18 random small kitchen things

1 small mixing bowl

Total: 76

 

New Total: 511/2012

More than a quarter of the way there in one month!! YAY!!


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I tackled the coat closet and wound up with a big back of 17 items to donate (coats, sports equipment, wreaths). Then I vacuumed the floor for the first time in longer than I care to 'fess up to. lol.gif


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pile of old papers

6 pr old undies

old toiletry case

2 old bottles

6 bottles of expired meds

DDs old Halloween candy

nail file

1 winter decor

4 kids books/toys

1 vase

2 pieces of jewelry

 

 

 

26 + 130 = 156/2012


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