2012 in 2012 - Page 7 - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#181 of 1026 Old 01-06-2012, 07:39 PM
 
orangemomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Coast United States
Posts: 309
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

Hi, I am new to MDC - joined in part to take part in this challenge. On Tuesday 1/3 I took 1 bag of clothes to Goodwill and 3 books to a drop-off bin. So 4/2012 so far.

Today, took 4 magazines to the mag swap at my library. 

new total 8/2012


 Breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling momma to two. 181/2014 items in decluttering challenge (643 items gone last year 2013, 625 gone in 2012)
orangemomma is online now  
#182 of 1026 Old 01-06-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Super Pickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,710
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

SOLD

19 items at Once Upon a Child; 

 

DONATED 

the 3 items they rejected 

 

RECYCLED

1 bag of paper

 

RETURNED

5 library books

 

120+29= 153/2012

 

 

 

Super Pickle is offline  
#183 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 01:35 AM
 
clutterwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

old gardening gloves

4 recipe books

2 piles of magazines

 

 

63/2012

$66.45


SAHM to three
clutterwarrior is offline  
#184 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 01:36 AM
 
clutterwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Quote:

Originally Posted by orangemomma View Post

Hi, I am new to MDC - joined in part to take part in this challenge. On Tuesday 1/3 I took 1 bag of clothes to Goodwill and 3 books to a drop-off bin. So 4/2012 so far.



Welcome! teapot2.GIF


SAHM to three
clutterwarrior is offline  
#185 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 03:43 AM
 
LoveOurBabies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: In an Australian kitchen
Posts: 613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Only 4 items decluttered today as I was out for most of the day. As soon as I stepped in the house I found four items straight away..

 

Total: 154 out of 2012.

 

Still needing another 46 items to meet my goal of 50 for the weekend.


 

Me:  run.gif  DH:  hammer.gif 

 

Our babies:  reading.gif  blahblah.gif energy.gif moon.gif and a  stork-suprise.gif  coming in July

 

 

 

LoveOurBabies is offline  
#186 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 10:25 AM
 
pixiemammy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ireland
Posts: 319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Not much today...

 

1 already-outgrown baby snowsuit - to a friend

1 unused apron - donate

2 things crossed off my mental-clutter "house to-do" list - hung up the spice rack, filled small hole left by plumber in wall.

 

208+4=212/2012


lady.gifLittlepixie Nov'06 & jog.gif our little monkey Jan'11

pixiemammy is offline  
#187 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 10:37 AM
 
artemis33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 2,351
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

At the last minute yesterday, I grabbed a stack of things to take to the consignment shop and stopped in really quick while we were out!  They accepted 9 items (6 clothes, 1 book, 2 toys).    I still have the few things they rejected because a couple she said I could bring back (small stains I hadn't noticed) and one I will try to sell online (sling) - the others will go in my donate box for the next goodwill trip.

 

New total 101 / 2012

 

This weekend I will focus on getting more things ready to take to consign next week, list some things for sale online and work on pantry clutter.....there is a huge box of old magazines and cookbooks in there that I need to go though.  Most of it will get donated/recycled but a couple things I want to keep.....Did I mention old magazines are a weakness...sigh....it drives me crazy but I have a hard time with them.  Wish me strength!


mama to two sweet girliesdust.gifhearts.gifrainbow1284.gif 
artemis33 is offline  
#188 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 03:15 PM
 
mcampa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I am in for declutter 2012!  I cannot wait.  My biggest problem is the kitchen.  We combined households a year ago and have double everything (save for a few things to DS who went away to college).  With the new baby coming, I want a clean space.  Surely we can do without 6 sauce pans, etc?  Going to look for a good home for them or maybe a garage sale to pay for the new baby purchases (from other recycled stores). 

 

bedroom photos are beautiful. 

mcampa is offline  
#189 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 03:24 PM
 
lactomom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Idaho
Posts: 570
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A few days ago I bought "Organizing from the Inside Out". There is so much work all over my house that need done and a new baby coming in August, with the possibly of moving this spring.

I know it all needs done, and I've done it all before. So first to figure out my needs, goals and how to keep up after I do all this work! Purging will be a HUGE part of that!

Crunchy mom of three great kids and one on the way!

DD May 2007 **** DS February 2010 **** DD August 2012**** ?? Oct/Nov 2014

lactomom is offline  
#190 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 03:36 PM
 
namaste_mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Finding Unobtainium
Posts: 1,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
26 articles of my clothes
3 insoles
11 toys
13 pairs of shoes
1 broken flashlight
3 kid makeup
8 stacks of papers
1 puddle pad
1 wallet
3 food items

150/2012

D. proud Mom of H. E. M. and T. always remembering Norah (11/07 at 40 wks) and (10/06) see profile
namaste_mom is offline  
#191 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 04:24 PM
 
frugalmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,120
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by frugalmama View Post



 

+

25 books sold via bookscouter and affiliated sites. These have been sitting on my desk for months and I never get this done. $56 earned

31 wool sweaters with small holes in them - bought to resell to a cloth diapering mama who has now gone out of business. Boxed for yard sale & put in garage {I don't count things in my garage}

6 maternity tops gone in a box on thredup - $5 credit earned

 

 

158/2012

$66 earned



+

75 boxes of pasta tossed due to pantry moths. Counting this because I'd been trying to limp along and not toss them - I hate to waste food. 

 

233/2012

$66 earned


Me, 29, Muslim hijab.gif single mama to T age 7 energy.gif We homeschool.gif saynovax.giffambedsingle1.gif and Love it!
frugalmama is offline  
#192 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 06:47 PM
 
clutterwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

3 more magazines...kitchen and bathroom ones I have been holding onto hoping to renovate but it's not going to happen soon.

1 more cookbook

2 broken toys binned

10 toys plus drawstring bag to hold them

2 sets clear stamps sold

 

 

82/2012

$76.45


SAHM to three
clutterwarrior is offline  
#193 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 07:19 PM
 
nstewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,721
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

 

New Total:

 

199/2012

$42.00


Tonight DH and I tackled the Christmas tree and decorations.  We also "decluttered" the Christmas decorations and their storage boxes.  So for today:

 

1 Christmas Tree

2 cardboard boxes

1 bag of tissue paper/bubble wrap

6 old decorations

1 set of lights

1 set of decorations

one broken stain glass angel I planned on fixing but know I never will.

 

New Total:

212/2012

$42.00


N, wife to my goofball K partners.gif and mamma to my EC grad D (July 2010) and my new little love S (May 2013).  Exploring the uncharted territory of tandem nursing with my two boys.

nstewart is offline  
#194 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 07:20 PM
 
IsaFrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: now back in Europe
Posts: 1,905
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

+ 2

 

100 / 2012

IsaFrench is online now  
#195 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 07:32 PM
 
erigeron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

8 socks without mates

Bra with broken strap

Tacky hat

Random trash

Papers I'll never look at again

 

136/2012

 

I haven't had any trouble finding 10+ items a day, but I wonder if I can sustain this pace all year. I think my husband is starting to get into the fun of it, though. The tacky hat was his. He brought it into the room to show me before he chucked it in the donation bag, and said "Here's another item for your list."


WOHM to a girl jog.gif (6-11) and a new baby boy stork-boy.gif (2-14) and adjusting to the full-time life and husband being a SAHD. 
erigeron is online now  
#196 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 07:57 PM
 
aeterna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 351
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by aeterna View Post

158/2012


Cleaned out my fridge
1 box frozen potato skins, which were gross and should have been tossed right away
1 ancient bag mixed veg
1 ancient bag Brussels sprouts
1 ball of tin foil containing God-knows-what, I was afraid to open it
1 freezer burned bag of corn
1 expired bottle of ranch dressing

and our dressers
2 pairs pants
2 pairs shorts
21 ratty pairs of socks
6 bras that will never fit again after pregnancy
26 pairs of undies (mostly his!)
51 shirts (also mostly his! Lots of old undershirts =P)

And

1 bubble sword. Don't ask.
115
(+ 158 prior)
273/2012

Just a grad student hopelessly in love with her amazing DH and wee baby Eli (12/06/11).

 

1394/2012 in 2012

aeterna is offline  
#197 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 08:04 PM
 
hrsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central CA Coast
Posts: 2,170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would love to get rid of 2012 things this year!!! Wow!!!

We're kind of lounging in bed right now, but I'd almost rather get up and start purging!! smile.gif

Kimberly, in love with Hannah Rose! (04/08) EC grad!
hrsmom is offline  
#198 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 08:57 PM
 
hrsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central CA Coast
Posts: 2,170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok, I just couldn't wait to get started! I decided to clean out my top dresser drawer. Between that and some of the other drawers, I tossed or put in a bag to give away 50 things! And now my top drawer is so light and free of clutter. smile.gif
AND I found my missing See's candy gift card!!!

I also found a nursing tank that needs minor sewing repair. I will try to fix it and then list it on eBay or something.

So 50 things!

Kimberly, in love with Hannah Rose! (04/08) EC grad!
hrsmom is offline  
#199 of 1026 Old 01-07-2012, 09:11 PM
 
hrsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central CA Coast
Posts: 2,170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Make that 52
smile.gif

Kimberly, in love with Hannah Rose! (04/08) EC grad!
hrsmom is offline  
#200 of 1026 Old 01-08-2012, 07:43 AM
 
brebg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

oh man, i need to do this. i like the idea of posting before and after pictures, but i don't know if i am quite brave enough. i really feel inspired to declutter though.

brebg is offline  
#201 of 1026 Old 01-08-2012, 08:44 AM
 
PoetryLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,732
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by orangemomma View Post

Hi, I am new to MDC - joined in part to take part in this challenge. On Tuesday 1/3 I took 1 bag of clothes to Goodwill and 3 books to a drop-off bin. So 4/2012 so far.

Today, took 4 magazines to the mag swap at my library. 

new total 8/2012



Welcome.gif to MDC and to the decluttering thread!

PoetryLover is offline  
#202 of 1026 Old 01-08-2012, 08:45 AM
 
PoetryLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,732
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

Laptop Bag

Phone Charger

Blind

17" Monitor

Broken Sink Sprayer

 

58 + 5 = 63/2012

PoetryLover is offline  
#203 of 1026 Old 01-08-2012, 08:49 AM
 
nstewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,721
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

 

New Total:

 

222/2012

$42.00 (hopefully those video games and the book on CD will sell!)



So, I am totally addicted to de-cluttering.  I can't stop myself now!

 

Last night I started going through my old clothes that are now too big but that I was saving assuming they'd fit again at some point.  I am keeping some of them, but very few items.  I've got to consign:

 

9 pairs of jeans

2 sweaters

7 pairs of dress pants

6 suits

4 blouses

1 skirt

12 dresses

 

 Total: 41 items

 

That's a whole wardrobe!!

 

New Total: 263/212

$42.00 (and hopefully more when I finally sell the video games, book on tape, and all these clothes!)


N, wife to my goofball K partners.gif and mamma to my EC grad D (July 2010) and my new little love S (May 2013).  Exploring the uncharted territory of tandem nursing with my two boys.

nstewart is offline  
#204 of 1026 Old 01-08-2012, 10:59 AM
 
FrugalGranolaMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: folding laundry
Posts: 512
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

bag of papers

pencil sharpener that eats pencils

pencil eaten by said sharpener

reusable bag and 4 plastic containers returned to my mom

old smoke alarm

broken toy fixed

drink bottle

 

15/2012


wash.gifMommy to my little Nugget bouncy.gifribboncesarean.gif 

144/2014 items decluttered   2/52 projects completed

FrugalGranolaMom is offline  
#205 of 1026 Old 01-08-2012, 11:11 AM
 
FrugalGranolaMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: folding laundry
Posts: 512
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

4 cookbooks

19/2012


wash.gifMommy to my little Nugget bouncy.gifribboncesarean.gif 

144/2014 items decluttered   2/52 projects completed

FrugalGranolaMom is offline  
#206 of 1026 Old 01-08-2012, 12:13 PM
 
green_momma2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Miami
Posts: 587
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Woohoo, I was so excited to see my clean room on the forum front page. Glad they decided to use that picture and not any of the befores.


Dalila, mom to two boys, 7 and 5

490/2013

green_momma2007 is offline  
#207 of 1026 Old 01-08-2012, 12:25 PM
 
lotus1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm in!

 

So far:

 

books - 12

toiletries - 1

baby clothes - 4

stuffie - 1

men's clothes - 5

my clothes (inc. maternity) - 40

junk - 2

pantry - 10

broken step stool - 1

 

Total 76/2012

lotus1 is offline  
#208 of 1026 Old 01-08-2012, 04:26 PM
 
FillingMyQuiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: searching for my sanity
Posts: 3,234
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Previous- 29/2012

 

12- 120 plastic bags (counting 10 bags as 1)- recycled

35 pieces of clothing- donated

1 tree topper- donated

1 wooden advent calendar- donated

2 boxes for ornaments- recycled

5 old Christmas stockings- trashed (they had our names on them)

 

New total  85/2012


Jenn<>< crunchy conservative mama to 6 fencing.gif reading.gif notes2.gif fly-by-nursing2.gif

knit.gifand sewmachine.gif my way through my stash.

FillingMyQuiver is offline  
#209 of 1026 Old 01-08-2012, 06:43 PM
 
namaste_mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Finding Unobtainium
Posts: 1,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
6 toys
1boppy
2books
2 food items
2 toothbrushes
1 thermometer
1 nightlight

165/2012

D. proud Mom of H. E. M. and T. always remembering Norah (11/07 at 40 wks) and (10/06) see profile
namaste_mom is offline  
#210 of 1026 Old 01-08-2012, 07:14 PM
 
orangemomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Coast United States
Posts: 309
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

Wow ladies, you all are so impressive with this! I wish my progress was - today, I brought 1 outfit - pants and a shirt to my nephew. So new total is 9/2012. Hmmph.... gotta do more.....I get caught up in the WHERE something should go -  I don't like putting something in the garbage that could be repurposed but then what/who/where should it go??? Maybe I am thinking too much about this??


 Breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling momma to two. 181/2014 items in decluttering challenge (643 items gone last year 2013, 625 gone in 2012)
orangemomma is online now  
Reply

Tags
Decluttering

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off