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#601 of 677 Old 11-16-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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Good day of cleaning up today!

 

Toss/recycle

 

Large pile of school papers

4 broken clothes pins

6 pairs of underwear

7 pairs of holey socks

 

donate/consignment

 

34 various clothes, books, and toys to the consignment store

10 various items to Goodwill(books, purse, deep fryer, clothes)

12 items(and counting!) for a clothing swap I'm going to tomorrow

 

511/2013

Sold=$185.90


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16 more pairs of shoes gone
1 huge pile papers recycled
3 Lego boxes recycled (shhh don't tell ds)

1 more wrap sold, $110 gained

21 more items =
1205/2013, $396 made!

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planning to declutter today

got rid of 5 items yesterday already

need to look up when was my last post on this thread ... last August maybe ....?

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It is so amazing how great it feels to clear out spaces. I think I will do some more on this tomorrow too!!!
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so far, have been spending one hour catching up with e-mails INSTEAD of decluttering ... waiting for DS to finally leave for school so that i can "concentrate" properly !!!!

i DO hope i can get rid of at least 100 items today ....

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only managed about 40 to 50 ...

 

+ 40

 

1670 out of 2013

333 to go !

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2 study guides and a package of study cards to a friend

1 warm toddler hat to a friend

 

New total 560/2013


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Donated:
1 pair shoes
3 hair products I never use
2 hangars
1 hat
1 magazine rack
1 photo album
1 photo frame

3 maternity items sold on eBay =$60!

1205+13=1218 items gone
$396+60=$456 made

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donated

- 3 pairs of roller blades

- 3 helmets

- 3 sets of safety gear

 

+ 9

1679 out of 2013

324 still to go !!!

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The only thing that motivates me is a deadline. What would you like to use the room for? Is it a guest room? If so, perhaps putting the week before christmas as a deadline would help. I feel for you mama. If only I could post pictures of how my house was for the first year that we lived here. We had narrow pathways to get from one room to another. We also had two mattresses to sleep on. The rest of the space was taken up by boxes and furniture. I was pretty much at wits end with zero motivation to even start purging/sorting/packing. The only way I got through it all and purged practically 3/4 of the home's contents was through setting deadlines. I wanted a particular area cleared by christmas/easter/a child's birthday and would work on it that way.

 

Good luck mama! I know you can do it :thumb 

Well, since I posted that I had no motivation, I had quite a big one sprung on me. We found out we will be moving again (5th move this year for anyone counting), and it will have to be before Thanksgiving! Not very much time to declutter at all! In fact our household goods are all packed and in storage in the new place as of Friday. We have temporary living for 30 days in which we need to find someone to take over our lease at the old place. I am so stressed!

Here is the bit of decluttering I managed to do before the packers came for our stuff:

 

OLD TOTAL: 491

 

Threw out 97 items:

 

phone case
3 envelopes
43 boxes & packaging material
16 toiletry items
1 Sharpie, 2 pencils
scissors
2 magazines
5 random boxes
a dozen floppy disks
plastic tumbler
2 totes
Plank of wood

CD
6 random things from the storage room

Donated 57 items:

 

7 perfume bottles
5 toiletry items
3 belts
2 hats
CD binder
clock
pant hanger
2 CDs
2 pouches
2 chargers
1 puzzle
1 magazine
3 flowerpots
2 bags of soil
4 space bags
box full of spices (20 items)
 

Sold 34 figurines $127

 

NEW TOTAL: 679

 

There will be no Thanksgiving celebration here unless we find someone to take over the lease right away. 


2852 things gone & $2098.11 recuperated in 2013

3445 things gone & $2201.34 recuperated in 2012

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5 moves??? Why?

I can't imagine!
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Gave away some maternity and baby stuff to a super great older mom-to-be.  30 things total.  Tossed another 10 things. 

 

1305/2013 

 

708 left to go.... I think I can make it by Dec. 31 if I can just get a day or so to work in a focused way.

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6 pairs of jeans that DS had outgrown to the Goodwill

 

New total 566/2013


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+ 26

1705 out of 2013

298 to go .... i 'll get there this year (i hope !)

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5 moves??? Why?

I can't imagine!

It's been a crazy year for sure. Two years ago my husband had to move 8 hours away for a job, but I stayed behind so my oldest daughter could finish her senior year. During that time my youngest daughter started getting super anxious about having to move right before her senior year, so we have decided the best thing to do is wait until the summer of 2013 to join DH. My oldest came home from University in April and DH got her an internship for the summer at his company, so beginning of May was the first move: DH and my daughter loaded a U-Haul truck with half our things and went to a new rented house. My youngest and I were going to join them at the end of August. But then our landlord said she wanted the house on July 20th instead, so our second move happened then.

Once we unloaded all our things and started unpacking at the new place, we came across some weird things, and long story short, the house had a termite infestation so bad, it needed to be tented asap. We gave our 30 days notice that day and three weeks later, here we were, renting yet another U-Haul truck and doing our third move into an apartment. Twenty days after that move, we have rented our fourth moving truck, loaded it with about half of our possessions and drove our daughters to Seattle for University. Then we came home, finished unpacking and settled in, and less than three months here, my husband gets offered a job he couldn't refuse back in the place we came from. So, five moves in six months. :)

 

OLD TOTAL: 679

 

Threw out 45 items:

 

14 boxes
handle-less mug
2 metal legs
22 PVC & metal pipes from various projects
6 toiletry items

 

Donated 30 items:

 

4 shelf brackets 
4 extension cords
air pump
wooden frame
dowel rod
pack of three tennis balls
wicker tray
13 moving boxes & packing tape
2 plastic bins

 

Sold bike & helmet $100

 

NEW TOTAL: 756


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8 stuffed animals

7 video games

9 movies

10 bookes

1 old bra that hated me  lol

 

21$ at half price books today  whoohoo

 

 

 

294/2013

$31


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I just went ape shit on the car.. 62 books are leaving. 62 books from the car!! :dizzy

 

Got rid of a craft box that had craft stuff we'll never use again. I'll count that as one. 

 

Gave back 6 items that weren't even mine to begin with.. :innocent won't count these.

 

1 brand spankin' new toy - given to a friend.

 

1 unused roll of kitchen drawer lining thingy from IKEA - donated.

 

Random bits and bobs that are just useless and are now in the rubbish. Didn't count these ones either.

 

Grand total: 65 items today! Wahoooo!

 

2630 / 2013


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It's been a crazy year for sure. Two years ago my husband had to move 8 hours away for a job, but I stayed behind so my oldest daughter could finish her senior year. During that time my youngest daughter started getting super anxious about having to move right before her senior year, so we have decided the best thing to do is wait until the summer of 2013 to join DH. My oldest came home from University in April and DH got her an internship for the summer at his company, so beginning of May was the first move: DH and my daughter loaded a U-Haul truck with half our things and went to a new rented house. My youngest and I were going to join them at the end of August. But then our landlord said she wanted the house on July 20th instead, so our second move happened then.

Once we unloaded all our things and started unpacking at the new place, we came across some weird things, and long story short, the house had a termite infestation so bad, it needed to be tented asap. We gave our 30 days notice that day and three weeks later, here we were, renting yet another U-Haul truck and doing our third move into an apartment. Twenty days after that move, we have rented our fourth moving truck, loaded it with about half of our possessions and drove our daughters to Seattle for University. Then we came home, finished unpacking and settled in, and less than three months here, my husband gets offered a job he couldn't refuse back in the place we came from. So, five moves in six months. :)

 

I would have gone berserk by now (and I thought our moving 5 times in 6 years was bad) :o My hat goes off to you! Here's to an easy and hopefully permanent move! :twothumbs


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4 deceased sharpies

 

298/2013

$31


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7 random broken toy bits to the trash

30 wrecked cassette tapes and their cases (cassettes, ha I feel old!) to the trash

5 items of clothes donated

 

New total 608/2013 

 

I am going to make my goal of beating last year's total of 625. Yea!


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One very thick and unused roll of craft paper that the kids never seemed to use.

 

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I could use craft paper. It is a good thing we don't all actually live near each other or we would just trade things!!
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Hahaha you're probably right :) 

 

Four more books are leaving

One large box has left (not counting it, but happy to mention it) :)

One photo frame

One broken musical box that's beyond repair

 

And if I can keep this nausea at bay, I might attack the 3rd last unpacked box in my lounge room. I'm getting so close to the end!! We're a few days off painting and almost everything that we're happily keeping, has been unpacked from the boxes and placed in to the cupboard. When compared to how much we started with, I'd say that we only have about a 1/4 of our original stuff remaining. 

 

2637 / 2013


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You inspire me too do more. My house is getting away from me. Right after the move every space felt so clean and organized. But I have hot spots with files etc that never get put away and closets getting disorganized. Time to get rid of more!
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took a bag of bags to the recycle bin at grocery (counting as 2)

 

300/2013

$31

 

 

 

 

*also broke down and listed things on ebay this week.  can i count each individual lego... please??


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Yes Zebra as long as we all can as well :-) I am drowning in legos and cant decide how to proceed with them. Hope you have good luck selling yours!

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Trying to do a little bit every day.  I set a goal to do find 25 things to let go of every day.  But I was only able to keep it up for a couple days.  Over the past week I've thrown out about 45 random things including old magazines and papers.  I've got a collection for donation but the girls keep taking stuff out to play with.  I let them do it because it entertains them while I'm trying to get some computer work done in my office.  So I can't count it until it finally gets out of the house. 

 

1350/2013

 

663 left to go.

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i'd like to find 300 things to get rid of before the end of December ... finding time when i can concentrate and am not shattered or distrated by other issues is getting hard ...

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Maybe we should all look at consolidating and clearing out holiday decorations?
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