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#901 of 1026 Old 08-25-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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my work in progress today...

 

 

donation:

1 sweatshirt

4 pairs underwear

1 skirt

1 DEX computer directory cd

1 phone user guide

1 AOL trial

1 v-cast phone guide, cd & earpiece

1 children's hangar

2 study along cds

1 scarf

1 blackberry sleeve

 

 

Children's resale shop

82 items

=$xxx

whatever they don't buy I will give to my sister or donate

 

 

Given to my sister and her baby boy:

5 head scarves

5 pairs socks

1 pair pjs

1 sunhat

1 belt

1 bath toy

1 bath toy organizer

 

 

Trashed:

1 phone packaging

1 cd rom packaging

1 huge pile paper, recycled

1 huge pile paper, shredded

 

cleaned out some purses and found over $145.00 in unused gift cards

 

 

=116 this weekend, grand total = 1007 items gone this year!

 

$145 + xx


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Decluttering Challenge:  303/2014 items are gone!
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I last posted on March 7 with these totals:

January - 192

Febuary - 68

March - 13

 

Grand Total - 273

1739 remaining

 

I stopped counting in April because my life got crazy as it does every end of the semester and into the summer. We moved 1600 miles at the end of July. Before we moved, I purged a lot of stuff. Big ticket items and smaller items. We just put it in our front yard and people with children or kids going of the college would come pick it up. Most of the stuff we were given at some point in our lives so we thought we would just pass it on instead of hauling it all off to goodwill. I can not even count the items because it was so much, including two trips to the dump. We ended up putting the lives of the six of us in a 20 feet moving van. We easily surpassed the 2012 mark. I was happy with the downsizing. Now we are redoing the floors and walls of our current house so we are still living out of boxes. However, as soon as we are done, I am going back to de-cluttering. It seems as though it is a process that never stops, even if we just did a huge purging. There is always more to get rid of.

 

Keep up the good work everyone, I like watching the totals rise!


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55 was when I stopped counting the crap since there was just too much.  Lot's of gift bags, goggles, award frames, balloons, housewares and other junk.

 

1639+55=1694


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+ 28

 

732 out of 2012

 

1280 to go !

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New Total:

1795/2012

$2063.95

6 more items.  1 old bike donated to the community bike co-op, broken potty seat, and 4 boxes from the cupboard.

 

 

New Total:

1801/2012

$2063.95


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+ 6

 

738 out of 2012

 

1274 to go !

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43 items, mostly socks and undergarments, plus 6 nursing bras back to their owners.

14 cleaning items to be passed on

 

1694+43+14=1751


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New Total:

1801/2012

$2063.95

2 old bras, 1 random sock and 2 old tank tops, 1 old cheapy cowboy hat, trashed.  2 shirts, 2 tank tops to take to consignment.  1 old, torn up duvet (darn cats!), trashed.

 

 

New Total:

1812/2012

$2063.95

 

Wow! 200 to go! orngbiggrin.gif


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Another 27 books from the shelves that I've been purging from since January.  Also dropped off all the stuff from the past week at a used goods store so my car is significantly emptier and my mind a little clearer.

 

4 bottles and 6 nipples to go to a friend.

 

And... the best part of today is that my husband got rid of TEN t-shirts!  Yay!  This is a huge step for him!

 

1751+27+10+10=1799


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yoga/birth ball

pillow

135 girls clothes, shoes

6 of my shirts

scissors

pillowcase

3 baby hats

rag

toy

underwear

6 kids clothes

24 baby newborn clothes

5 newborn covers

-new baby blanket gifted to us

-someone gave us a Wii, not sure if we are keeping it

-shorts and underwear given to us

-plant given to me

-car mat

-shoes

-rocking chair

-2 bath toys, 2 kids clothes, 2 toys, 2 coloring books, 1 card game, 2 ice packs (in package from mom)

 

we own 841 less things than we did on Jan 1st.

 

and we've made $533.90 from selling things :)

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946/2012

Mom to: Honey (6/04) and Bunny (9/09)
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27 various housewares

 

1799+27=1826

 

Less than 200 to go!


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Phew~ busy, fun summer!  School is looming and I am feeling  enough pressure to get organized.  This weekend, I super cleaned out all three kids closets, my DS's room and the play room.  Conservatively, I have weeded out another 750 items (no-- not kidding!).  About half of the stuff was recycled/trashed, about 25% went to thrift shop, about 10 % passed along to friends & now I need to list on Caigslist and Ebay to see if I can cash in.

 

I'm really trying to pare down our clothes...holy smokes our drawers are bulging, even with the clean out.

 

 

Running Total:  1289/2012 & pocketed $89

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went through my bathroom!

 

9 bathroom items to my ex

5 baby items for my sister

20 expired meds to drop off site

7 bathroom supplies donated

5 bathroom supplies in free box at work

3 things trashed

6 things from my ttc herbal stash ffs, posted online

 

=58

 

added to my donate and give-to-my-sister bags:

1 baby sweatshirt

3 more baby bath items

3 pieces of clothing

 

total 1007 + 58 + 7 = 1072


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Long time since an update, but here we are at 697 items gone! We had a rummage sale and donated everything that didn't sell and that really helped!


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Two truckloads of stuff gone from the garage. What would y'all count that as...number wise?

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I wouldn't even know how many items I am at now, but I know it is well over the 2012 mark. We moved from Wyoming to Iowa and crammed everything in our van. All the furniture was sold or given away. My kids brought 1 small suitcase of toys and a large suitcase of clothing. I brought only the clothes for the season. We brought basically the necessities and some sentimental items. We have slowly accumulated more and the decluttering never stops.

 

We are planning to move to Washington state next summer...after I finish my schooling. So the decluttering begins now as I am pretty sure that we will fill up our van again and maybe a small trailer this time as we have had a baby since.


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" --Leonardo Da Vinci
 blogging.jpg  780/2014 decluttered

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So today I have a HUGE contractor bag of clothes, another large garbage bag of clothes, a bag of toys, some things that hang on the wall, a box of dishes, cd's and dvd's, vacuum and a garbage bag of misc items, a bag of baby items......more to go!


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 blogging.jpg  780/2014 decluttered

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I'm going to low ball another estimate of 100 items.  Lots wool dish towels,some hockey equipment and old underwear and jersies.

 

I also have a huge bin of baby cloths ready to be sorted for donations and garbage.  I'll be at 2012 within the next 24 hours!  I'm hoping to be close to 3000 by the time Christmas comes.  There is no way I am pulling out all of my decorations and stuff along with my winter items in September so they'l have to wait.

 

1826+100=1926


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2 bikes + 1 bike part to the bike repair coop + 4 other items from the garage

 

972 + 7  = 979

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I'm up to 1309. I'm so proud of my husband, he recycled a huge stack of gaming magazines without a whimper or regret! It was his idea even. Granted, these are magazines he got for free from a friend several years ago when HE was moving. But still. 

 

Since we are moving in *gulp* 2 weeks, our new metric is "Do we want to move it?" A lot of this stuff isn't worth moving. 

 

edit: one more out. saved a bunch of Medela breast pump parts from when I was in the hospital after having baby. It's pointless to keep it so long. If I really end up needing to use a Lactina some time I'll take the new kit from the hospital rather than this one that I've had sitting around for a year getting dusty. 

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Hmm. I haven't updated in ages, so I know there is some little stuff I'm forgetting. 

 

20 baby items passed on to a friend

25 kid books to Goodwill

4 pairs of shoes to Goodwill

1 shirt to Goodwill

4 old pairs of shorts tossed

1 couch given away on Craigslist

1 bookshelf set out on the curb

1 dead rice cooker tossed

1 sink bowl + 1 base cabinet traded to our contractor

6 books sold online

 

64 things gone + 593 previous items

 

= 657 items gone

 

 

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70 miscellaneous seed trays and plastic pots, 4 kitchen containers, 1 pack and play, 1 bumbo seat.

 

+517 previous items 

 

= 593 items tossed/sold/donated



 
 
 
 

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+ 23

 

761 out of 2012

 

1251 to go

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New Total:

1812/2012

$2063.95

 

Wow! 200 to go! orngbiggrin.gif

Yesterday DH and I spent the day going through our 2 different storage areas (1 under a deck, the other a large crawl space under our front porch) consolidating, re-organizing and trashing.  I am counting what we have gotten rid of as 100 items, but it's easily more!  Feels SO GREAT to have that job done!  Items gone include a set of golf clubs, hiking backpack, 2 folding chairs, football cleats, air mattress pump to donation, giving a pressure washer to my dad, and today DH is taking a truck load of stuff to the dump including 2 old windows, a screen door, broken chair, etc. etc.  I thought I'd post some photographic evidence!

 

 

 

 

New Total:

1912/2012

$2063.95

 

100 TO GO!

 

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+ 17

 

778 out of 2012

 

1234 to go !

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9 dried up markers (my SON'S idea to separate and then toss them!)

 

given to rightful owner:

3 hangars

1 pair of pjs

 

=13 from yesterday

=1078


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Sent 40 pieces of kids clothing off to the Goodwill

Threw away 6 expired cartons of soy milk

 

New total 414/2012


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7 more pieces of clothing to Goodwill

 

New total 421/2012


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New Total:

1912/2012

$2063.95

 

100 TO GO!

 

Last night I went through all my tights/pantyhose and got rid of 10 items.  1 bag of general trash (some ripped hose, empty packages, etc.) and 4 pairs of tights that I never wear to donate.  Also went through a clothing drawer and got rid of 5 old tshirst.  

 

 

New Total:

1922/2012

$2063.95

 

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twin bed

end table

3 hangers

ice pack

41 kids clothes

3 diapers

1 wool cover

7 old pillow cases and sheets

pillow

2 bags for storing comforters

baby blanket

plant

plant pot

2 spray bottles

rag

exacto knife

5 toys

2 of my clothes

-dinosaur puzzle

-superhero puzzle

-toy truck

-2 toy planes

-pillow case, flat and fitted sheet

-5 pair underwear

-water bottle

-1 ice  pack

-2 costumes

 

we own 899 less things than we did on Jan 1st.

 

and we've made $543.90 from selling things :)

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