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#841 of 1026 Old 06-19-2012, 11:41 PM
 
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I just did a middle of the night cleaning spree in the bathroom and tackled the scary spot under the sink. Such an improvement!

Donated:
1 Kitty Litter box (never used)

1 Sample toiletries bag from River Canyon Ranch or something like that

1 New pack of razor blades

1 Kitty Candle

1 Pair of new shoelaces

1 Pair of water shoes

1 pack of underpads

1 pack Instead cups

1 box boring band-aids

1 pack of shower curtain ring

 

1 sofa slip cover

 

Trashed:

2 bottles hand lotion

1 tub of belly cocoa butter

1 eyeshadow

1 lipstick

1 nasty rag

1 Pumice stone

 

Recycled:

5 Small carboard boxes

1 Jar

10 Preserve Toothbrushes (sent back to company for recycling

 

 

New Total:

 

1102/2012


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#842 of 1026 Old 06-21-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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I have been away for a loooong time and it feels so good to be back! 

 

585+100+60=725.


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Geez, it's been a while.  I have fallen off of the wagon!  I have probably cleared out another 50+ items (conservatively!) over the last 6 weeks or so, but this has been the last week of school and my DD's retiring 1st grade teacher has been decluttering by letting the kids take all kinds of crap educational items home to keep. As the school year has wound down, my girls have been playing 'school' non stop.  This cracks me up. winky.gif

 

On the plus side, we are going to the beach every day and seem to lose a couple of plastic sand toys to the communal pot, so I suppose it is all evening out.

 

Cheers to summer and ruthless hauling out!

 

 

STILL Need to Tackle:

Basement storage shelves...working on it slowly...still!

Outgrown winter gear...I have run out of excuses to not get this done!

Clothes--sort and pare down (x 5 people)...ongoing!

 

Goals/Motivation/Needs

Dedicated space for home office and sewing/craft studio 

Stop wasting time/energy looking for things

Save $$ by using what we already have

Set better examples of organization for children

More productive in work and leisure activities 

 

 

Running Total:  509/2012 & pocketed $89

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+ 6

 

438 out of 2012

 

1582 to go

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I got rid of about 50 items comprising of books, toys, and some kids clothes last week. So I'm now at 379/2000.


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490/2013

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Baby swing

Wash Cloth

Plate

5 Misc. Items

 

8 + 1618 = 1626/2012

 

$68 + $78 = $146

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1 smelly towel

1 towel returned to rightful owner

3 pairs of unloved boots

1 unloved purse

 

-6, total -823


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book

reusable lunch bag

necklace

pin

bowl

muffin tin

pack of construction paper used up

journal used up and recycled

laser pointer

2 bathroom things

2 shirts

toy bat

2 airsoft things

4 kids clothes

3 pair shoes

wooden spoon

hair thing

pencil sharpener

rope

calculator

2 pair ballet slippers

sweat pants

-12 toys

-1 pair shoes

-7 kids clothes

-1 pair of underwear

-hat

-shirt

-goggles

 

we own 657 less things than we did on Jan 1st.

 

and we've made $440.90 from selling things :)

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Holiday weekend haul out= 30 misc items G-O-N-E, with plans for more to go.

 

 

Running Total:  539/2012 & pocketed $89

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1158 / 2012

 

Cleaned out one closet this weekend! =D

 

43 books

2 robes

1 candle holder

4 candles

1 candle warmer

1 Easter decoration

2 tea towels

2 teacups

2 plates

1 beat up doggie toy

3 pairs of pants

3 shirts

1 pair of lime green fishnet stockings (Halloween! lol)

2 coffee mugs

1 CD visor organizer

20 CDs

1 vase

1 glass elephant

1 mirror

1 scarf

3 bracelets

5 necklaces

2 pairs of earrings

1 beanie cap

1 pedometer

1 bluetooth headset

127 old files, desk accessories, trinkets, decor and accumulated crap from a job I quit four years ago but never unpacked my move-out boxes

3 backpacks

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236 things

+ 1158 prior things

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1394 things-to-date (and I have two more closets and a basement to go through... wow)


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893 + 8 = 901

Unsubscribed from 6 email lists

Threw away about 15 items

Returned 19 books to K-12

Returned 1 French horn

Returned 3 library books

 

901 + 54= 955

 

901 + 65= 966 

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893 + 8 = 901

Unsubscribed from 6 email lists

Threw away about 15 items

Returned 19 books to K-12

Returned 1 French horn

Returned 3 library books

 

901 + 54= 955

 

Still need to try to sell/trade 1 tummy tub, 1 cosleeper, and 1 bridesmaids dress

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More stuff donated this week:

Donated:

1 wedding album

2 rolls of wrapping paper

3 lingerie sets (hey, they take them)

1 pack of bobby pins

1 purse

1 doormat

1 slinky

1 bikini set

3 jewelry pieces

14 books

 

New total:

 

1130/2012
 


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1 pair of boots

1 shirt

1 pair of pants

--donated

 

1 pair of ripped nylons

1 pile of old newspapers

--disposed of

 

5 pieces of furnature which were being stored at my house, gone to their new house

 

1 double stroller, sold to once upon a child - $16

1 woven baby wrap, sold to a friend - $100

 

 

1 mental clutter project done :) -- got a baby gift made (which i've been delayed at getting done and the supplies have been on the table for weeks :P)

 

 

7 more items gone, 1 mental clutter project done today

 

=835 total


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I found 12 more items to get rid of last night.  Hand-me-downs that are already too small for DS, dionated.

 

New Total:

1742/2012

$1967.95

 

270 items to go!  Not sure where I'll find them though!

Wow, way to go ladies!  I have not posted in FOREVER!!

 

This weekend I got rid of 15 pieces of "baby" cutlery from my cutlery drawer.  I also got rid of 5 items of expired food from my pantry.  Slowly but surely!

 

New Total:

1762/2012

$1967.95


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9 magazines

2 books

- donated to work's exchange shelf

 

1 book donated to local charity

1 package, tossed

 

1 cat food bowl

- given to a friend adopting a kitty :)

 

14 more today

=849


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More stuff....

24 items given to mama friends
80 items to goodwill
242 items to consignment sale that will be donated if not sold.

(have a few more that will not be donated if not sold but won't count them until I know if they sell)

so 1077 + 346 = 1423. Still at $836.02

This gets me to 70% of the goal so far. Only 589 more things to go. My problem is that it barely looks like I've made a dent yet. eyesroll.gif

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Is it too late to join?!  My husband and I have been discussing lately the need to simplify and declutter.  I know I'll have some major catch-up to do starting this late in the game if I want to meet the goal, but I'm up for the challenge!  I have a box of stuff that I packed up yesterday ready to go.  I'll have to go count how many items are in there.  I've also been trying to de-stash a lot of my hairbows that are left over from craft shows I did last year so selling some of them on facebook has been helping reduce my craft supplies.  I desperately need to tackle my closet and get realistic about what I actually wear.  eyesroll.gif  I'm excited to get started!!

 

UPDATE: 

 

Box contains...

 

- 3 Ikea wall organizers

- set of coasters

- 1 pair of boots

- 6 toys

- 12 shirts

- 1 rug

- 1 children's plastic picnic table (obviously too big to fit into a box)

 

Total so far:  25/2012 

 

Boy, do I have a ways to go.  greensad.gif


 

 

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Never too late to join :) I've seen several people take way less than a year to get to 2012 things. Plus it's not about getting 2012 out of your house, it's more about using that as goal to stay motivated and just make progress on your home :)

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Did some more de-cluttering today.  Here's what I have....

 

Donating:

 

- 4 kitchen canisters

- breadbox

- toaster oven

- floral wreath

- diaper bag

- fetal monitor

- nursing cape

- baby bedding

- 2 books

- 1 box of office filing supplies

- 16 pieces of clothing

 

Giving away:

 

- massaging backrest

- 2 crib sheets

- 1 baby blanket

- 5 hair bows

 

New total:  63/2012

 

Not much, but it's progress!!


 

 

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tossed:

 

1 broken yoyo

2 dried up markers

4 purses worth of old reciepts

5 misc old candy/gum items

3 piles of papers from office area

1 broken sewing machine needle

3 freeezer-burned items

2 containers of leftovers

 

849 + 21 = 870


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Donated:

 

- 23 tshirts

- 1 pair boots

- 2 cosmetic bags

- 1 toy

 

Giving away:

 

- 54 pieces of baby clothing

 

Total:  145/2012


 

 

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Donated:

 

1 suitcase

2 bras

2 glass baby bottles

1 picture frame

2 shirts

2 books

30 Cd's/DVDs

4 box cutters

1 tie

1 six cube storage rack

1 bart simpson doll

1 pair shoes

1 puzzle

 

E-cycled

 

82 VHS tapes

 

Discarded/Recycled

 

3 jewel cases

5 VHS boxes

1 sweater (quite ruined)

 

Returned

 

5 severely overdue library books - I'm surprised I'm not on a Most Wanted list

 

Old Total:

 

1130/2012

 

New total:


1275/2012


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Donating:

 

- 26 movies

- ipod docking station

- math game

- 5 shirts/tank tops

- 3 plastic popcorn bowls

- 1 slap-chop

- 1 avon credit card imprinter

- 1 package credit card slips

- 2 belts

 

 

New total:  186/2012


 

 

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13 baby outfits 

1 book

2 boxes computer hardware

1 box popcorn

 

955 + 17 = 972

 

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Haven't posted here in awhile - got bogged down - but here goes

 

Cleaned fridge - tossed 3 expired foods

 

Mailed 20 baby outfits to a friend expecting in sept

 

Took 10 items of kids clothes to the goodwill

 

Today's total 34

 

New total for the year 315/2012


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Wow, way to go ladies!  I have not posted in FOREVER!!

 

This weekend I got rid of 15 pieces of "baby" cutlery from my cutlery drawer.  I also got rid of 5 items of expired food from my pantry.  Slowly but surely!

 

New Total:

1762/2012

$1967.95

 

12 pairs of sox with holes in them (DH's).

 

 

New Total:

1774/2012

$1967.95

 

 

 


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I'm trying to do a little every day.  Here's my last few days worth ready to leave the house...

 

Donating:

 

- lamp

- shelf

- set of bookends

- 14 cookbooks

- toys (maybe 20?)

 

Throwing:

 

- large toy shelf

- 10 toys

- baby swing that doesn't work

 

Giving away:

 

- bassinet

- 14 items of children's clothing

- 7 pacifiers

 

 

Total:  257/2012


 

 

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Hi, y'all!  Love the idea of getting rid of over 2000 things in a year - that's huge!  Living in an apartment with 3 other people and a dog, I need to stay on top of the sheer stuff coming in, or it'll be on top of me! duck.gif

 

I've spent months searching yard sales, thrift stores, and flea markets for colorful game pieces to decorate this year's Christmas tree.  Please, if you have a partial Candyland game you'd like to sell, drop me a line! =)

 

Ooh, the thought of coming into this challenge over halfway through the year makes me want clean out a closet!  Well, almost.

 

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On a roll.....for me anyways :)

 

3 kitchen items to the "gift shop" / free-bee shed at the dump.

 

new total 318/2012


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