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#181 of 677 Old 01-30-2013, 05:52 AM
 
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2 booster seat trays
Moldy bag of onions -- yuck
Moldy bag of oranges -- again, yuck
Motorcycle helmet with broken strap
Holey pajamas
3 of DH's holey shirts
DS1's old developmental evals
Donated 1 pair of shoes

54+50=104 of 2013

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Slow going right now as I've been working too much!

 

Gifted:

7 lbs of woven fabrics (22 items)

 

Garbage:

Another misc box from the estate gone through and lots of paper tossed (count as 1 item)

 

Sold:

Soft Shoes

 

 

 

328 + 24 = 352 /2013 $323 in my pocket 


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2 candy canes

2 glass dishes

3 vases

2 glass bowl/stand set

1 birthday tassely thing

 

=10;  730/2013

+ 4 more boxes gone through


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13 random broken plastic parts to toys we n longer own

 

new total 145/2013


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Start:  334

 

2 more threadbare pocket inserts- textile recycling

1 ripped dust ruffle beyond repair- textile recycling

1 plastic McD Halloween bucket- trash

 

New total:  338/ 2013


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Linen closet misc. socks with out a match. It's a boy streamer. Old pillow cases. Old blankets

26+104= 130

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+ 38

 

452 out of 2013

 

1561 to go .... this year, i think i'm going to reach the goal .... am much more hopeful than last year ....

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Made $21 from the consignment shop so far!

 

Toss/Recycle

 

17 beer bottles/cans for a $2.90 return deposit

7 used envelopes

1 broken submarine toy

1 empty bottle of cell salts

1 broken ear thermometre

1 super old mop

 

Donate

 

1 bathroom scale

1 old iron

 

156/2013

Sold=$38.90
 


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+ 95 (purged a box i should have gone through ... 5 years ago ?????)

 

547out of 2013

 

1466 to go !

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70 +

one box of tea

5 girl stuff

1 toy watering can

5 blankets

 

82/2013

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Toss/Recycle

 

1 small package of qtips that had shower gel spilled on it

6 pieces of junk mail

1 letter from school

3 letters from life insurance company

20 old pay stubs

1 old lunch bag that has the lining ripped

1 old neck warmer that has runs in it

3 expired dips

1 container of leftovers

 

Donate/Give away

 

15 kids clothing items to my neighbour

1 stuffed toy also to my neighbour

 

 

209/2013

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1 winter coat- donated to our Scouting troop coat drive

1 bag lollipops- donated to Scout troop for homeless/ food shelter Valentine treat bag

7 non-perishable foods we can't use any longer b/c of allergies- donated to Scout troop homeless/ food shelter food drive

 

New total:  347/ 2013


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6 pairs of DD's old socks

Donated:
3 empty photo albums
1 book
1 lamp
11 nursing shirts I never used last time and won't this time
5 maternity shirts
1 skirt
14 shirts
3 dresses

Old Total: 95/2013
New Total: 140/2013

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DH and I cleared out our utility room today.  It's been over a year since the last time we did a clear out and we haven't been diligent about clearing cardboard boxes and misc trash.

 

Start:  347

 

Over 150 boxes- recycling

Over 100 items headed for the trash (broken curtain rods, old furnace filters, blown out light bulbs, broken toys, an expired carseat, misc stuff)

2 pieces plywood- repurposed into shelving

 

New total:  600/ 2013


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Big tidy out of kids toy cupboards. Tossed bunch junky toys and found some bits to put aside to give away. Giving myself 10 items which sounds about right. 

121/2013

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2 magazines recycled

17 bits of toys broken - to the trash

 

new total 164/2013


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+ 46

 

593 out of 2013

 

1420 to go !

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19 random toys donated (melissa and doug hangman with no insert pieces, drive-tru toys, puzzle, leapfrog with cards and backpack, chalkboard, ball, etc)

1 stained sweatshirt

1 pair of socks

1 easter basket

 

2 more boxes gone through

 

 

=752/2013; 12 boxes


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Over the weekend, I went through some of my papers. For every 10 papers I recycle or burn = 1 item for my decluttering tally.  Otherwise, I would get the 2013 from just my desk :)

 

200 papers = 20 items to my tally

 

New total 184/2013


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114

 

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115. Pair of jean shorts

116. Pair of camouflage shorts

117. Pair of jeans

118. Hello Kitty long sleeve shirt

 

118/2013


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+ 16 = 146

DH is accusing me of throwing things out just to meet this challenge… smile.gif
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+ 16 = 146

DH is accusing me of throwing things out just to meet this challenge… smile.gif

 

But as long as it's not stuff you use/need/want to keep, isn't that the point, since it's basically decluttering?


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But as long as it's not stuff you use/need/want to keep, isn't that the point, since it's basically decluttering?

That's what I told him! I'm just more motivated to declutter than usual and he gets defensive when I start going through his things mwahaha
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+ 1

 

594 out of 2013

 

1419 to go ...

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9 - 7 bags of trash, 2 bags of recycling

3 - bags of cans and bottles for redemption center

163 - various kids items (clothing, bibs, towels, etc)

2 - carseats that we scalped for new buckles when my daughter broke the tabs on her car seat

13 - DH's tee shirts that were deemed too ratty and holey to wear any longer (they've been repurposed as rags)

8 - pairs of DH's pants that he either never liked or didn't fit right - Goodwill

1 - highchair - Freecycled to a new home

8 - books I gave to my mother for her trip to Florida

4 - stacks of paperwork and receipts gone to the tax guy for our home business

33 - random items from my bathroom - old separated lotions, half used items, things I never liked...

 

 

New Total: 398...slow and steady, right?


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+ 17 ( mostly from DD2's wardrobe => some for the bin, some to give to school - for when they have "accidents"- and some i'm going to try giving tonight at a mom at DS's sport session)

 

611 out of 2013

 

1402 to go

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Still cleaning off my desk. 100 papers to recycling and/or burn = 10 items for the challenge.

 

I can see half of the desk surface - I am getting excited to see it all!

 

New total 194/2013

 

Adding:

1 pr socks

2 books

1 cell phone holder  - Goodwill

 

New total 198/2013


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only + 4 items this morning .... and 5 yesterday apparently (have started a reminder on paper with 3 columns to try remain "in focus")

so +9 in fact

620 out of 1393

 

the reason i'm so happy today about  decluttering (although i fidget and feel anxious when i open a plastic bag where i shoveled it all "for sorting in later") is that

- this morning i gave 4 or 5 items of clothing at kindergarden

- this lunchtime, someone should be coming to pick up second hand books to send to Haïti

- tonight, i'll wait near the recycling bins in the next street so as to pass on a few american size 3 ring binders to an expat

i've already counted these items in previous days

BUT the big thing for me is to SEE stuff leaving, all on the same day

like ... i'm finally LEARNING the way things should have been for ... years ????

i was thinking i should be doing it .... and now, i am slowly making it happen YEAH !!!!!

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Took stuff to various places this week, including the big consignment sale. A few of my stuff at the sale will be returned to me if not sold, so not counting those until I know they're gone. The rest will be donated if not sold, so they are GONE.

48 things taken to Goodwill
1 pair jeans given to friend
444 items taken to consignment sale smile.gif

so 493 + 53 = 546 items gone. 1467 items to go. 27% done!!

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7 non-perishables we can't use- given to my mom

10 dried out markers- trash

1pr pants- donation bag

 

New total: 618/ 2013


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