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Old 04-26-2013, 04:36 AM
 
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+ 4 (little by little ....)

1256 out of 2013

757 to go

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Been sick, busy at work and battling an evil raccoon that thinks that underneath my porch is homeangry.gif .  So I've been a bit behind as of late.  Hope to pick up pace again.

 

toss/recycle

1 old potty seat
1 stained onesie
1 pair of ripped pants
1 pair of socks
1 old light fixture
1 doll head
2 old lip balms
a ton of plastic bags my couch came in 3 months ago


305/2013

Sold=$100.90
 


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Old 04-29-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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I've been working hard at decluttering and packing up as much as possible in preparation for painting. When there is less to move/work around, it's far easier to paint.

 

I've been shredding and I've rid of 400+ documents.. and I'm not done yet! I have another box of papers to sort through and file. The shredded paper is going to our local animal shelter and I'm going to count each 4 papers as one item.

 

I've also put away 24 books for donation, 1 old electrical appliance for recycling and 1 barely used electrical appliance for donation. We've thrown out quite a few odd bits and bobs that were going nowhere and many cardboard boxes, but I'll just count this as "5" items.

 

655 / 2013


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323/2013
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trashed/recycled:

1 bag of recycling from the car

1 roll of old under-carpet layer (whatever that stuff is called)

1 huge box full of flattened moving boxes (probably 20 boxes that were sitting in my porch)

 

packed for giving to my sponsor child when I visit he and his family this month:

1 Frisbee

3 bottles of nail polish

6 emery boards

5 bottles of bubbles

(I bought him new stuff too, but am packing some things from around the house they could use more than I)

 

i'm not on a roll these days... gotta get my nose back to the grindstone!

 

18 more + 873 = 894/2013


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I did a complete declutter of the living/dining room today and got rid of a bunch of stuff, including various school supplies, craft supplies, old cloth diapers , fabric, and tons of CDs and cables.

 

I rounded to 80, which brings my total to 490.


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Well, I didn't meet my goal of 1000 by May 1.  We've had a crazy past few weeks here.  I'm cutting myself some slack.  Maybe I'll set a new goal of June 1.  

 

I did give away a sweater today.  Tiny drop in the bucket but at least it I'm getting going again.

 

852/2013

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I am packing up my bags to visit a boy I sponsor in Haiti! I leave next week!  As I've purchased items for him and his family as gifts, I've started raiding my own house for anything else that might be useful for them that I do not need... rather than just donate, I may as well give it to my family while I'm there!  Here is my list of items I found around my house to add to the suitcases for them:

 

3 bunches fake flowers

1 purse

6 sheets of stickers

5 packs of bubbles

11 pens and pencils

1 ruler

4 sticky pads/notepads

5 bottles of hand sanitizer

6 hotel bottles of lotion

4 chapsticks, unused (promotional)

1 stick of deodorant

10 bottles of hotel shampoo

1 pack bandaids

1 pack cotton swabs

5 razors

1 hotel pack of shave cream

5 bars of soap

6 protein-water individual serve packs

9 packages of kool-aid

5 bottles of body wash I received as a gift years ago and haven't used

1 shower cap

1 dusting cloth

3 hot pads

6 bottles of conditioner

5 gluesticks

2 small vases

2 stick candles

1 visor

1 hat

1 Frisbee

4 bottles of nail polish (for mom)

1 pack of emery boards

2 mini perfume bottles

1 collapsible shoe box

 

 

I'm sure I will keep adding to the pile, but that's what got packed up tonight!

 

= 111 things being re-homed to Haiti!!!  :D

 

 

+ 7 expired hair and makeup items (while I was digging up the stuff above, found some oooold stuff!)

 

=118 more items gone...

 

total 1012/2013 -- I'm halfway there!


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I've been busy shredding over here... Another 250 documents gone. I count each 4 documents as 1 item, so 62 items. That's a few filled to the brim garbage bags full of shredded paper for the animal shelter.

 

Also, 3 new small pots have been donated to my mama's kitchen. She was very happy to receive those pots!

 

I've got more clothes to sift through and lots of items awaiting ebay listings. I think I'll easily hit 1000 once they're sold (I am waiting till they are sold before including them in my total).

 

Lately I've been looking around at my house in awe. When we moved in almost two years ago, we (literally) made a narrow path to get to each room because every other inch of space was taken up by boxes, bags, furniture and other crap. We had no where to sleep except on our pushed together sofas and one squished mattress on the floor. NOW, we have beds set up to sleep in and room to *dance* in. We can actually dance around and not trip over shit. I can't believe it. If I put before and after pictures, I think some jaws would drop. Even my DH the hoarder, said that he was shocked at how much stuff we had (and we were already minimal in our possessions thanks to my constant decluttering)! I suppose once you move into an 800 sq ft house, even minimalist families need to part with more.

 

720 / 2013

 

 

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I am packing up my bags to visit a boy I sponsor in Haiti! I leave next week! 

 

 

 

= 111 things being re-homed to Haiti!!!  :D

 

 

This is great. Have a great trip

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Loveourbabies that sounds like an amazing change! I'm bogged down with life at the moment but your post is really making me want to get back to decluttering.
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1,119!! I'm over half way there! Woohoo orngbiggrin.gif

Losing steam as we are in the process of moving. Hoping to power through and clean out another 894 things smile.gif

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Old 05-17-2013, 11:51 PM
 
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Long few weeks! I've been steadily decluttering though. Preparing for a big garage sale the second weekend in June. I'm not going to count that stuff until I actually put it out the door either at the same or to thrift the Monday after. 

 

Did give away several huge boxes of baby clothes/cloth diapers and some CFL light bulbs I had far too many of. 

giving myself 100 items total.

 

854 + 100 = 954/2013 and $391 in my pocket


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Let's get some energy going here again!

I got rid of six cookbooks and a toaster today! Anyone else?
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I have gotten rid of a few things. I SO WANT TO GET RID OF MY HUSBAND'S FISH TANK goldfish.gif

 

Someone please come take it!!!!

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Yikes, I've been so bogged down over here.  We had family for Easter, a full house for DD2 baptism, my grandmother died, then another full house for her service, then a month-long house guest.  It has been hard to find the time to do serious decluttering.  I have been doing a little here and there, but not getting the time to record it.  Trying to catch up and still hoping to make my goal of 1000 by June 1.  That means 110 items for this week though!

 

Cleaned out purse: 6 

Sold Hypnobaby Home Study Course: 3 (2 booklets and 1 CD booklet) +$85

Donated household stuff: 4

Baby clothes donated: 10

Cleaned out junk drawer: 10

Paper recycling: 1/2 bagful counting as 5

 

New Total: 890/2013

(+$285)

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i haven't decluttered for more than a month !

... although, nowadays, when i happen to get rid of something, sometimes, i fleetingly think "i could count that towards my goal ...." but don't get round to it

hoping to resume counting and noting it down on June the 1st ....

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STBX came over tonight and took a lot of stuff I had collected for him, plus some boxes out of his library.  25 items. 

 

915/2013

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Still going here, though I stopped counting after getting to 2013.  It is much slower these days but that is OK with me because there isn't much left to purge.  Today I sold 5 things to one person (cheap) and a few days ago I got rid of a few larger items.


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453=25

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Well I am separating from my husband and just split all our stuff into his and hers. So I think I am up to about 4000!

This was the best thread ever and it literally changed my life. My house went from crazy all the time to totally under control.

Now to keep that feeling in the new house! I am committed to getting rid of more too as I unpack!
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I just got rid of 30 <yes 30> gallon ziploc bags of Legos....if I counted each piece....I think I'd be done decluttering until 2020 ;)  So...I will just count the bags! 

 

Sold: 

30 bags of Legos 

2 larger Lego structures

 

Gifted:

pair of baby shoes

 

954 + 33 = 987/2013 and $541 in my pocket


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Oh my goodness, I just looked back and I haven't logged anything in here since 4/2 !!!!

 

Well, it's time for me to get back into decluttering  :)

 

10 rocks from DS collection gone back outdoors

1 baby sling 

7 baby outfits donated to a friend expecting

 

New total 410/2013


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Had my garage sale this past weekend. I'm giving myself 500 items. I sold a lot, donated a lot, gave a lot away. I didn't count, but it was a lot of things! 

 

987 + 500 = 1487/2013 and $984 in my pocket


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I've not been doing too well with decluttering lately, until the last week or so. This weekend we are bogged down with the stomach flu, but soon I will be prepping for the biannual consignment sale where I always get rid of a good number of things. Latest things:
132 items donated to rescue mission
25 items trashed
11 items trashed
8 items given to friends

176 items + 605 = 781/2013.

definitely lagging behind...I wanted to be halfway by the end of the 1st half of the year...I gotta get my rear in gear....

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3 pair of shoes

1 blanket

8 items of clothing - all donated

 

New total 422/2013


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Lost steam for a while, but I think if I try hard enough until the end of the year, I can accomplish or at least get close to my goal. These days have mostly been collecting items for our garage sale in the 2nd weekend in July and have 3 large rubbermaid bins full with more to still more house to sort, but I won't count those until they are sold/donated. There are a few things that have gone since my last post:

 

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1 cracked bike helmet
1 cracked garbage can
1 lip gloss
4 pairs of H's holey socks
1 pair of underwear
2 bottles of expired condiments
15 pieces of artwork
1 snorkle mask from the 80s
1 pair of googles also from the 80s
3 pairs of holey socks of DS1 and DS2
10 batteries/light bulbs H is currently driving away to our city's Environment day.

 

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5 pairs of socks still in the package
29 various kids clothes


379/2013

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