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#1 of 37 Old 12-31-2011, 02:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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For anyone not quite ambitious enough to join 2012 in 2012, I'm going to be issuing 100 a month challenges. You can join these at any time and take a few months off when needed. 

 

So - can you get rid of 100 things this month?

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DONE!  did it right after Christmas... do I get a cookie?

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I'm in!  Thanks for the motivation.


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1 leg warmer to a friend who took the first one for a pattern . . .  over a year ago, maybe 2. 

 

99 to go. 

 


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I'm sorry but your avatar and the one leg warmer had me laughing.  It just seemed so dry and comical.  Ha... ok back to work I go. 

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1 leg warmer to a friend who took the first one for a pattern . . .  over a year ago, maybe 2. 

 

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Cleaned out my purse. - will round of to 9 items.

 

 90 to go.

 

Box of stuff forr pickup on jan 5

Old tree star

3purses dd brought home

3 small toys

usb hub

popsickle holders

 

80 to go

 

dh shirt

Belts 5

Ties - 17

suspenders

hangers 2

 

55 to go

 


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2 old sticker books from the top of my dresser - trashed. If you've seen my dresser, you'd know this is like spitting into the ocean, but you have to start somewhere.

 

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I'm in!  I almost made it to 2011 items in 2011, but 100/month sounds much more doable to me this year!   I'm going to subtract stuff that comes in, though, which I think I can do if it's month-by month.  I'm feeling grateful that I didn't start subtracting until after Christmas!  I shudder to contemplate it, honestly!!!  

 

Today I've decluttered a broken toy I was planning to fix.  

 

But we added a few more Christmas gifts:

 

- a ginormous plastic dollhouse

- a baby toy

- an ornament

 

So I'm currently at -2 for the month.  Time to get to work!!! 

 

 


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I should do this. We're having a baby and moving this year. There is so much to clean up. 

 

I cleaned off my desk this past Sunday. 

12  A pile of Thank You notes I carefully wrote after my 40th birthday party and never mailed (I'm 41 now)

1   The Morgue (A collection of of images cut from magazines to use a visual references from when I was a graphic design student 13 years ago. Hello Google Images.)

1   A huge pile of paper

10  a bunch of pens, markers, and mechanical pencils that didn't work.

5   Several goopy paint brushes.

 

While this didn't result in a net loss of items I organized all the various cords needed for devices that charge/sync with my computer. I also shelved a bunch of books that migrated to my desk during National Novel Writing Month. 

 

I'm not good about counting as I go. The above numbers are estimates. 29 items. 71 to go for January. 

 

 

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I had an ambitious day of decluttering!  

 

- broken appliance cord

- Taco Bell sticker book DD has insisted on saving for months but finally let go

- 20 random toys

- lullaby CD I never opened -- regifted

- 14 of my old clothing items -- including a spiked dog collar from one of my more-embarrassing college-era phases.  Sheepish.gif

 

That brings my total for January to 35 items.  Only 65 to go! 


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5 more shirts and the box is packed and ready to go 

 

1 weird stuffed animal dd finally agreed to get rid of

1 giant bolster pillow that has since been replaced.... But maybe I should keep that one formy bed? 

Really weird furry vest from DH

old receipt for shorts pitched.

 

 

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8 items to resale shop

 

35 to go. 

 


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Small stacke of papers for box that had been in family room for months. Notes painstakingly transferrred to iPad. Calling it 5.

 

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Clearing out Christmas over here...

3 hideous plastic bows

1 candy cane "reindeer" ornament of approximately the same vintage as yours truly

3 ancient  soaps molded in Christmas shapes (at least, I think that's what they were...)

8 ornament boxes -- consolidated ornaments

 

Getting rid of lots of ornaments and other geegaws, too, but I haven't counted those yet. Our holiday decorations get a little sparser every year.  This makes me very happy, esp. when I remember what a pain it is to get the boxes up and down from the basement or attic.  

 

50 items to go! 


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2 hand knitted diaper covers returned to a friend. 

1 round table gone

tablecloth to go with it. 

 

26 to go. 


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oooh, joining!! its late and i have a sleeping babe in arms, but tomorrow!


 

 

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I will join this one as well since I failed miserably at 2011 in 2011 but I do hope that I can get 2012 in 2012 which is why I will start with 100/month .  I like the idea of subtracting what comes in so that I really am getting more stuff out of the house than in.  I am going to start with the kids closets this afternoon! And I already did 27 itemsw over the weekend :)

 


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Okay, Mom and Dad came over today and helped clean out my garage.  

 

Tossed/freecycled:

- 2 giant bags full of trash

- broken sled

- broken telescope that we trash-picked in the first place rolleyes.gif

- 2 big chunks of wood

- box full of lawn chemicals leftover from DH's less-environmentally-conscious days (i.e., before I came along and vetoed petrochemicals on the grass & garden)-- about 7 items treehugger.gif

 

 

Also, found a nice collapsible cooler DH and I had bought as a gift for my parents and forgot about.  So that went home with them, too.  

 

So, 14 items out.

 

BUT, subtracting our trip to the thrift store on Saturday...

- stainless steel thermos

- 2 new shirts for DH

- baby hat

- 3 pairs of pants and a coat (for me ...I needed a smaller size joy.gif )

 

and closeouts at the supermarket (bad bad bad...)

- 9 new kitchen storage containers

 

So, my total for this post is -2.  Gah.  52 to go.

 

 

ETA -- Hey, wait, it was only 6 containers!  So I'm really at 1, not -2, and have 49 to go. Phew.  I'd hate for today to be a total waste.  duh.gif

 

 


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I got rid of some books to charity and a few things to a friend, bringing my total to 43 (but that DEFINITELY  doesn't take into account what comes in........)


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Joining here - joined the 2012 in 2012 but that is overwhelming for me so far. Especially since my total is only 9 items for January. Will be back to post after I have gotten rid of something!

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Gifted:

- photo frame to FIL (filled with a photo of the kids) 

 

Recycled:

- old wire whisk that finally went to meet its maker 

 

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Okay, was in search of something on my bookshelf and got rid of:

1 motel key card

3 broken rubber bands

1 bread twist tie

3 random receipts

 

that's 8 plus the 9 already when I joined so 17/100


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Regifted:

- puzzle DD got for Christmas that she already had

- gift box to MIL with birthday present in it

 

Tossed:

- yucky hand lotion with a smell I never liked -- I had to give myself permission to get rid of it, 'cause it was probably expensive, but ick, it was awful, and I suspect it was slightly rancid, too.  

 

44 to go. 


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Got rid of some VERY expired soy milk cartons

 

2 cartons, new total 19/100

 

In the pantry:

2 partial boxes of stale cereal

1 container of stale rice cakes

 

new total 22/100


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Totally joining this, I'm pregnant and even though we have kept the baby stuff accumulation to a minimum I still feel like we are drowning in stuff, it's a small house. I don't think we actually have enough stuff to qualify for the 2012 in 2012 anyway, since we have lived in this house for two years and before that moved around a ton.

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Still working on the pantry.

3 bags of cheerios

2 cans of expired fruit

1 box of dog biscuits the dog won't touch

 

new total 28/100


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DD (the hoarder) has gone through about 100 small McDonalds-type toys and agreed to get rid of 20 of them. It's a drop in the bucket, but0

 

20 to go. 

 

Another charity pick=up is coming on 25th.

 


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1 bag full of plastic bags to recycling

2 pr pjs outgrown by DS

1 shirt and 2 prs pants outgrown by DS - clothes dropped off to Goodwill.

 

New total 34/100

 

Oh, forgot : 2 toys regifted to my niece for her birthday today.

 

36/100


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I actually had 6 to go and I found a few more things to add to the small box going out, so technically January is complete. But I'll see what else we can send on its way out.


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Took 5 pairs of shoes to donation bin.

 

41/100


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