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#301 of 677 Old 03-11-2013, 04:25 AM
 
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raided the spice cupboard + other odd ends

 

+ 14

809 out of 2013

1204 to go !

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Back from a donation drop-off of 267 items from the garage and attic storage. Yay!

 

765/2013


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*87 misc early childhood learning items passed on to another homeschooling family

*3 piece wicker furniture set

*2 "overflow" dining chairs

 

857/2013

 

I'm excited to be venturing close to the halfway mark of the 2013 decluttering goal 1.5 months before moving day. :)


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5 old/expired items out of pantry. Wimpy start so far but it's something smile.gif
5/2013
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So, should I deduct when I bring new things in?  I purchased 25 pieces of clothing for my DDs at the 1/2 price consignment sale today.  I hate to bring more things in as I'm trying to clear out, but we do need some summer clothing.

 

Also, I'm wondering if I should could stuff my STBX is taking out.  Tonight I'm going to pack up the last drawer of clothes that he has in the dresser.  Since it isn't mine, perhaps it doesn't count.  But I'm doing the work, so maybe it does?

 

Maybe I could just cancel out the new clothes for the children with STBX old clothes?  

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I'm a rookie but I say if you do the work, count stbx's stuff. Also I wouldn't subtract for stuff you get, otherwise groceries would be a huge PITA lol.
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5 cookbooks

1 painting

 

=835


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more papers

+ 23

832 out of 2013

1181 to go !

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Cleaned out most kitchen cupboards

5 books
1 slow cooker
1 coffee press
3 ice cube trays
1 tea kettle
1 egg poacher

5+12 --> 17/2013 and still working today smile.gif
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Green dishes - 11
White dishes - 8+8+6+3
Cookie sheets - 4
Pizza pan -1
Mugs - 6
Pyrex dish - 1
Light - 1
Soap bottle - 1
50 things!
67/2013 joy.gif
Plus lots of old crackers and spice mixes from before I was married
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Ok, I'll count STBX's stuff that leaves the house as long as I'm packing it.  It really will make a difference in the clutter, so, I'll count it.  I gathered 12 random things out of the bathroom cabinets for his bag.

 

Tomorrow is trash day, so I focused on throwing out the old rancid smelling lotions and mostly empty bottles, etc, from the bathroom.  Even found some old HPT and ovulation digital testers and strips.  Won't be needing those anymore.  eyesroll.gif  Total of 28 things trashed or recycled.

 

Adding in 3 huge cardboard boxes to recycle, my total is 43 for today.  Not bad for a quick 30 minute run through!  Woo hoo!

 

191/2013

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2 serving dishes
69/2013
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1 Bundt cake pan
1 Brita pitcher
1 slushie maker
1 small tray
1 candy dish
3 decorative jars 
1 pasta jar
1 vase
1 thermos thingy
1 plastic pitcher
2 small jars
2 large jars
1 knife block
1 cookie tin
1 knife set
1 apron
2 serving bowls
1 platter 
4 dessert dishes
2 stockings
2 plates 
3 bottles of wine
1 bottle of rum
8 placemats
4 placemats
1 table runner
1 turkey platter
Dinner wear set (to my mom)
8 dinner plates 
8 bowls
8 dessert plates
8 saucers
8 teacups
Then 3 assorted chachkis (sp?)

92 for today

161/2013
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I keep seeing things on other people's lists and thinking I want that! Good thing we are not all close or we would trade clutter.

I am up to 867 and have really slowed down. Now that the main areas are done it is getting harder. Got about another 5 ones today though. Mostly cheap toys worthy of throwing out.

MamaRuga I don't count things coming in but you will see you start to think more when you bring things in to make sure you really need them. Congratulations on starting your clean out and restoring your house to how you wish it to be.
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Oh happy monkey you are so right! I would be tempted!

I think it's the end of the workday so:
1 scale
4 champagne flutes
1 immersion blender
1 indoor grill
11 board games
1 water bottle
1 frisbee
1 cake server/punch bowl
So 21 more:

182/2013 joy.gif

I love the keeping track. It's an amazing motivator!
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1 coat eaten by small animals - I have no explanation for this - to the trash

1 flannel shirt, 3 coats and  1 toy donated

1 work related magazine recycled

 

285/2013


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4 cd wallets
2 pkg light bulbs
19 CD's
2 wallets 
16 CD's
2 CD racks
36 CD's
1 photo album
1 set of coasters
8 knicknacks
1 large picture frame

92 items today!

274/2013

ETA: done kitchen, dining room, and family room. On to toys, kid clothes and living room next.
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2 newly broken bed lifts :(

1 child's hat donated

1 non-working space heater

1 non-working electric heating pad

1 huuuuge pile of boxes recycled

7 pairs of shoes

 

13+835 = 848/2013


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cleaned out half of the back balcony

+ 51

883 out of 2013

1130  to go !

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Went through a milk carton full of papers and articles from school - easily recycled 500 pieces of paper = 50 items for my tally

 

Boy that felt good to get that done!

 

New total 335/2013


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Virtual high five to all you motivated mamas! We only let go of a few things today but they were BIG!
1 old couch
1 giant wardrobe
1 double mattress
1 double box spring
1 old armchair
5 items --> 279/2013
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+ 13

896 out of 2013

1117 to go !

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toss/recycle

2 piles of valentine's day cards
1 used gift card
1 pile of expired coupons
2 containers of leftovers
1 old wallet
5 dried up pens/markers
2 couches that have been on my porch for months
1 pile of old birthday cards
1 shrivelled up helium balloon
4 magazines
1 scrub brush
10 pieces of DS#1 artwork(after photos were taken)


235/2013

Sold=$98.90
 


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14 things to the trash today (old cat toys, unmatched lids, planters, and other odds-n-ends)

 

205/2013

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+ 1

897 out of 2013

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Joining this thread late..

 

I thought I was done with decluttering, when I sold the last item I decided I could part some 2 weeks ago. However, after doing some soul searching and reading, I've decided to take it to a new level and do one more round of culling. Now it's the nicer stuff, the stuff we have room for (so technically there should be no problem in keeping it), the stuff I can keep but.. this is the stuff that never really gets used no matter how practical it seems, the stuff we can store but are storing for no good reason and the stuff that is too good to part with and will surely come in handy one day..

 

So here goes.. I put away 12 items for donation so far and 1 lot of paper towards recycling. My goal is 500 and to do it in the next 8 weeks.

 

13 / 500


 

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Sounds great love our babies! I would like to be there one day. I am doing pretty good though at 892, and should have time for more today.
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Sold my co-sleeper today.  I got a bit choked up when it left.  Not because I wanted to hold onto it.  Just because it represented that I really am saying goodbye to the tiny baby phase of life. Not that I would choose to have more, though.  I've been letting a lot of baby stuff go, but for some reason this was more symbolic.   How silly is that,  I didn't even really use the dang thing!  But this is my nemesis.... sentimentality.    

 

But I'm determined to keep forging ahead!  The end of one phase means the beginning of a wonderful new, clutter free phase where I have time to really enjoy my children instead of spending all of my time cleaning up my stuff.

 

Total for today: only 4 things.  But I've got a bunch more at the door ready to go tomorrow.

 

With the sale of the co-sleeper I've made a total of about $200 so far, too!  I'm putting the money I make towards home renovations.  

 

209/2013

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Sounds great love our babies! I would like to be there one day. I am doing pretty good though at 892, and should have time for more today.

 

Thanks! I'm pretty excited about getting out of my comfort zone. smile.gif 892 in 3 months is superb! You're doing wonderfully thumb.gif


 

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toss/recycle

2 cutting boards that have seen better days
1 broken toy
20 empty beer cans/bottles back to the beer store($2)
13 items from the fridge that had gone bad/expiredgreensad.gif
1 children's toothpaste both kids hate the taste of

272/2013

Sold=$100.90
 


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