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#241 of 677 Old 02-19-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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I went through my daughter's dresser and freecycled all of her outgrown clothing:

 

*7 pairs of jeans

*3 pairs of pajamas

*baseball pants

*baseball shirt

*soccer shorts

*2 soccer shirts

*3 woolen sweaters

*5 tee shirts

 

I also removed her old partnerless socks and outgrown undies but am unsure if I should count them as decluttering seeing as we'll be replacing them with fresh new sizes tonight. ;)

 

I also gave away a bag of Mega Blocks and a wooden marble run toy on Freecycle.


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Old Total: 247/2013

 

Trashed:

6 hole-y socks

1 ripped tshirt

 

New Total: 254/2013


 

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Picked up my unsold items from the sale and only got 2 back! So 25 more items gone from that
25 items sold at sale
5 misc. items trashed

30 + 546 = 576/2013.

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Picked up my unsold items from the sale and only got two back

That is fantastic! Congratulations!

I went through my three year olds closet this morning and found twenty things to give away. Plus a bunch of other stuff.

My total is now 280/2013 = 13.9%
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3 plastic bottles cluttering my counter for the past couple weeks. urgh.

1 pair of shoes, worn today and made my feet achy. yuck.

 

=794/2013... =39% and it's only the 2nd month of the year! wooooot! this is a HUGE accomplishment for me!!!


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Oh no I am only ay 341! That is only just under 17%. I guess I am just on track if each month was the same but I crave faster progress. I shall see what I can do this weekend.

On the plus side I found a wonderful book I will actually read now, a book I was meant to return to my dad last year, and some razors that finally matched up handle to blade for the first time in years!
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Third garage sale!  Got rid of morrrrre stuff!  Again, I didn't keep track of how many objects. But I estimate 100. 

 

Comes to 19.32% of 2013. 


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7 coffee mugs

1 drink pitcher

1 veggie steamer to the free store

 

new total 207/2013


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I cleaned out my son's closet and got rid of things he doesn't wear (i get too many great hand me downs). New total 423. I was giving them to someone and took the opportunity too give them books and toys too.

I also got rid of three boxes that were the first three hundred things at the local community center. Yahhh nothing went back in my house!
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Trash

Broken CD player

Broken keyboard

Misc toys from bottom of the box (8)

19 misc trash items from bottom of toy box

 

Donated

Camera

4 clothing items

Book

 

376 + 35 = 411/2013 $323 in my pocket


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2014:  4/52 projects  0/2014 things 0/52 books

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I away this weekend so nothing going to happen with clear out, but during the week I rehomed a set of 6 pasta dishes, and a can of coffee grounds we didn't like. Also gave a pair of old wellies to the daycare, and tossed a pair of sons jeans with broken zip. I think that was all, bu nmight have forgotten something. This thread just keeping me motivated to keep trying, so I'm gradually just getting there. Thanks again. smile.gif 

185/2013

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Trash

Broken GI Joe

Christmas box

Broken wand

Comics (5)

Broken Clock

Broken Pocket Watch

Another old keyboard

 

Donate

toy drum

knit bracelet

xmas ornaments

cat toy tube

3 CDs

2 workbooks

10 books

alphabet letters magnetic

flash cards

alpha tape

GI Joe clothes

rubber ball

video camera

flower seed roll 

joystick

DVD case

 

(Can you tell I was cleaning out a kid's school area!?!?) 

 

411 + 39 = 450/2013 $323 in my pocket


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donated:

1 bra

2 mismatch hangars

2 pair of socks

1 walkman

1 discman

1 tunic

1 dishcloth

 

recycled:

6 boxes

 

trashed:

3 uneaten leftover food containers

 

=18 more; 812/2013


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9 magazines and newsletters on work related topics to the recycling bin

 

New total 216/2013


 Breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling momma to two. 181/2014 items in decluttering challenge (643 items gone last year 2013, 625 gone in 2012)
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ooops.... it's been a while since I updated 2whistle.gif

 

This week's haul....

 

Taken to the waste/recycling centre:

4 rusty old garden chairs

1 rusty table

1 old broken seat

1 old laundry basket

 

Donated:

34 clothing items

5 pieces of play jewellery

1 bag

 

Electrical recycling bag:

1 old modem

 

Binned:

1 pile miscellaneous crafty bits/threads etc.

1 v. old pair runners

2 old mismatched socks

 

206+52=258/2012 


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*6 puzzles

*3 board games

*7 children's books

*3 wooden vehicle toys

*wooden easel

*8 recycled glass jars from spice cabinent

*5 bags of expired herbs/spices

 

336/2013


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1 pair old trousers - binned
1 book - donated
1 rusty bucket - binned
 
258+3=261/2013

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Isn't it crazy how much garbage lives with is? I went through my kitchen JUNK drawer and tossed over fourty things! And moved about another twenty to their rightful homes. And old holey socks? Why do we keep them?

I am up to over 400 now!
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HappyMonkey- It really is crazy! I'm trying to be compassionate with myself as I see the pile grow and consider how much time, money, and energy has gone into the accumulation and care of the "stuff" in my home/life. I often joke that half my life is spent shoveling "stuff" from point a in the house to point b. The growing giveaway boxes prove it. ha!

 

*7 cookbooks

*2 pairs of shoes

*4 bottles of chemical reeking washable tempera

*box of 48 Crayola colored pencils

*4 plastic children's plates

*tripod

*never used ink stamps

*lace doilies

*2 floral design books

*box of National Geographic back issues

*dried bouquet 

*5 nature study books

*outgrown winter hat

*large metal mixing bowl

*box of paper crafting supplies

*tealight candles

*tea light candle holder

*box of nearly new hair styling products

 

372/2013

 

 

Have any of your read this blog post about "aspirational clutter"? Link: http://www.365lessthings.com/cindys-weekly-wisdom-is-your-clutter-a-pile-of-should-ready/

I've been mulling over it today as so much of what I've been purging in recent weeks has been precisely that: shoulds and aspirations that will never authentically and truly be me. I figured the message is a welcome one to many of the posters on this thread. :)


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14 items of kids clothing donated

1 bag of parts to a breast pump that I am no longer renting -  to the trash

 

new total 231/2013


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I definitely have aspirational clutter... But most of it I don't want to let go. I WILL learn how to use my sewing machine I will!

I sorted through my 18 month old son's clothes for this summer and gave away 60 items... Including 15 pairs of socks. I also sorted through freecycle books I got for my daughter. All of it removed from my house today.

Up over 700!
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I'm starting late but looking forward to getting involved. I will aim for 2013 in 2013. I know I won't get there with our house as it is currently. We moved country and left most of our stuff in the states. If we get back there in May to go through that stuff then I will more than meet that target. Looking forward to it!

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3 old oven mitts
2 happy meal toys

Recycled:
3 Boxes

Old Total: 280//2013
New Total: 290/2013

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Finally getting going again after having DD4 the beginning of the month.

 

Start:  618

 

71pcs of baby clothes and maternity clothes going to DH's pregnant cousin

4 plastic toys- trash

2 tins from cookies- trash

 

695/ 2013


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Finally getting going again after having DD4 the beginning of the month.

 

 

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Finally getting going again after having DD4 the beginning of the month.

Congratulations! It is amazing you are back on this task already.

I am trying to do 25 per day. I just hit 827! Yahhhh! I think my husband thinks I am a little obsessed!
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Thank you all for the congrats!!  She was long waited for (she came at exactly 42wks).

 

I'm back decluttering because the amount of "stuff" we have is becoming overwhelming with 6 children!!  Time for the clutter to go!!!

 

Start:  695

 

8 more baby/ maternity pieces to DH's cousin

22 items of clothing into the donation bag

5 items of clothing to textile recycling

15 misc plastic toys/ pieces of paper/ random crap- trash

 

New total: 745/ 2013


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50 pieces of paper from my desk recycled = 5 items 

1 magazine to the magazine swap at the library

 

New total 237/2013


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Made hubby clean out his ammo box
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To consignment:
5 boxes baby clothes
2 bags baby clothes
1 bag toys
1 pack n play
1 bag assorted bottles

Let's say 250 items

1 gigantic bag of junk/stained clothing to garbage

4 bags recycling

268/2013
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