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#331 of 677 Old 03-19-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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Okay I will try to declutter 2013 things. I will start now.

p4 bags to donate...I won't reopen to count how many items.....

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60 more itmes

 

64/2013

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Made the rounds to thrift stores and consignment today.  Tossed old car seat base, consigned a bunch of baby stuff, donated clothes, some home stuff that wasn't selling on CL, recycled a bunch of catalogs, and smuggled out a few unused toys.  Total for today 75!  

 

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284/2013

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417 + 139 = 556

Just 1,457 more!

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143 + 50 = 193/2013

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64 +48= 112

 

112/2013

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Water birth supplies passed on to an expectant mom= 6

Recycled more catalogs and paper stuff= 5

 

295/2013

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3 bags of books to consignment and Salvation Army

47 books

315/2013
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I could easily claim way more than 2013 things.  I found a big box of cheap, little happy-meal type toys I'd put together a few years ago and forgot about. It was probably 8 - 10 pounds of toys.  So yesterday they were hauled away by the county along with a few hundred pounds of rubbish.  biggrinbounce.gif  Yay!

 

But I'm going to keep tossing and documenting. 

 



March 20:

 

2013 - 746 = 1267.

 

Divided by 10 months left in the year.  I need to toss 126.7 'things' a month, by year's end. I can definitely do this!


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Omg journey mom that sounds wonderful and so liberating. I'm at a standstill because my two year old is sick and is treating me like a mattress lol.
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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.   

 

I felt the same way about the baby sling.  Didn't even use it that much, but when I gave it away I was surprised that I was a little sad and wistful.

 

And it's not silly at all! We use symbols at all our significant stages of life: baby rattles, diplomas, wedding rings, etc. The co-sleeper was your particular symbolic object. You can honor and respect your sentimental feelings. Sadness isn't bad, it's a logical response. Honor it and it can exist along with other feelings.

 

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+ 37

934 out of 2013

1169 to go

 

started feeling anxious when culling the various folders i had with knitting and crochet patterns, although i was sure i wouldn't need some of these, those that i put out with recycled paper

luckily i could take my mind of it a bit by concentrating on creating a little folder for a friend who wants to learn crochet .... and then i was wondering ... i'm of the type who likes to have pages of photos & explanations ... maybe she just wants me to show her how to do it and not get cluttered with the paper i'll pass on to her ?

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Can I join you guys?  I have been doing this since the start of the year, the 2013 in 2013, but I hadn't even seen this thread! :)  It has been VERY motivating for me to be trying to get to a number.

 

Here is what I have so far:
 

 

1/6 - sold 3 things
1/7 - donated 63 items, plus 3 more big item
1/10 - trashed 2 things
1/14 - trashed 2 puzzles, put a lot of stuff in the donate pile
1/15 - donated 79 items, sold 5 items
1/18 - sold 1, donated 10
1/20 - sold 23 items
1/22 - sold 8 items

1/23 – trashed 5 items

1/24 – sold 3 items

1/25 – sold 2 items (thomas the train)

1/26 – sold 46 items

 

 

2/19 – sold 3 items

2/22 – sold 35 items

2/25 – trashed 5 items

 

3/1 – trashed 2 broken items

3/2 – sold 3 items

3-4 - trashed 12 items, sold 2

3/5 – 135 items donated, sold 9 items sold, trashed 6

3/7 – sold 2, 12

3/8 – sold, 39, donated 378, trashed 2

3/12 – sold 79

3/13 – sold 124 items

3/17 – trashed 17 items

3/18 – sold 35 items, trashed 1

3/19 – sold 41

3/20 – sold 2, trashed 14

3/21 – sold 8 items

 

2013 Decluttering Total So Far – 1221


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Recycled 9 work related journals

 

New total 344/2013


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Welcome wife&mommy! At this rate you'll meet your goal in no time!
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Trash- threw out old/dated stuff from food pantry: 5 

Trash- odds-n-ends from kitchen counter paper and junk pile: 7

 

Got more of STBX's stuff in bags and more of my stuff to donate.  But I won't count those until the actually leave the house.  I've got about 5 bags by the front door just waiting.

 

 

307/2013

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I count things when they are at my door waiting to go out.

But I am careful to get them out every week or so and hide things from the kids. My three year old was upset I was giving away old cutlery she has never used!
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Welcome wife&mommy!!!

 

Journeymom - That's so cool that you parted with all of those happy meal toys thumb.gif I love finds like that!

 

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Today I cleared the kids bedroom out and boy do I feel energized! Like super-duper-I-could-bungee-jump-right-now-without-a-care energized. I forgot all about the high that some serious decluttering can give you. It's so liberating to be able to look an item and say 'Yeah I have space to store you, but you know what? I choose not to store you because ...... '. Almost all the items I am looking at currently in my 'cull' for 2013 are items of this calibre. Woohoo for empty cupboards, woohoo for empty corners and woohoo for space!!!!

 

It's the best feeling!   jumpers.gif

 

I don't know how many items I have relieved our home of so far - I haven't counted. But I haven't finished for today. I'm aiming for 100. We shall see orngbiggrin.gif I just had to come on and post because I forgot how awesome this could be.


 

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got rid of a lot of papers + old suncreen bootles and bits and pieces

 

+ 72

1006 out of 2013

1007 to go !!! ... am already half-way YEAH ....

my own deadline is in only 3 more weeks when i'm likely to have visitors .... but i'm doing it for me too .... it's been somthing i have been wanting to do for more than 5 years ...... am just very slow to get started (reading and reading about doing it on the internet for ages before taking the plunge !!!!!!)

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.... am just very slow to get started (reading and reading about doing it on the internet for ages before taking the plunge !!!!!!)

 

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22 more kitchen and bathroom items tossed.


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193 + 50 = 243 /2013

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The donations truck has come and gone and the garage is finally empty of (almost) everything left over from the yard sale.  Woo hoo!  I didn't count but I'll estimate 150 things donated.

 

768 + 150 = 918 orngbiggrin.gif


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Today I donated 143 things and sold 2 things. 


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Trashed:
12 old bras
6 old underwear
4 stained baby clothes
2 old shirts
3 happy meal toys
8 pieces of DD artwork

Old Total: 309/2013
New Total: 344/2013

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Sold 3 items on eBay (counting 5 as one was a 3 set). 
Tossed cardigan with holey elbows, gloves with holey fingers. (2)
Put more kids stuff out for charity bin. (10ish). 

So now 216/2013. I've broken 10% of the goal. Hooray. smile.gif 

Sale total £2.98 (bit lame, but I'm happy they're finding good homes).

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1 coffee carafe

1 drink pitcher

1 candle holder - all to the free store

 

New total 347/2013


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Tossed the old, used, rusty plumbing snake.  Ew. 

 

918 + 1 = 919


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I think I am around 904. Today I found two kitchen cupboards full of old packs of candles, tin plates and pans and more. Easily ten or more.
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More clear out of old kids clothes. Put about 10 more items into charity bin. 

Sorted out some more eBay lots for when I have time. 

226/2013

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More sorting through bathroom shelves.  7 bottles of old dried up lotions, etc to the trash.  Another 6 items for donation. 

 

320/2013

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