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#301 of 326 Old 07-15-2014, 09:44 PM
 
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another garbage bag out the door and one garbage bag full of toys ready to leave....as well as a portion of another....yesterday I also got rid of an old crib mattress (foam cut up and given to my mom to use for seat cushions)...also I was given 2 big plastic bins full of maternity clothes....I don't need that many clothes, so I went through them and have one big that is going to be donated to the local crisis pregnancy center
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i totally need to start posting again ...haven't been counting lately but haven't got rid of much either ...
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Aside from the usual of getting rid of toys and stuff that breaks or is unused, we have three large boxes of outgrown/redundant shoes and clothes going out as soon as it gets packed into the car. There must be about 500 items in there.

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If this challenge is still going, please count me in. I want a new-look house by the end of the year (or sooner )
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toss/recycle/compost

1 skirt with a giant stain on it
about 20 various pieces of school work

give away

46 prefold cloth diapers and covers to a good friend who is expecting in September
1 package of new born diapers to the same friend

sold
1 suit my kids have outgrown - $15


292/2014

sold - $123

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well done mystiques mom. I did not declutter today, rather I was on the receiving end of some very beautiful gifts. In the spirit of keeping my house spacious I am now on the lookout for more items to let go in order to enjoy the new ones.
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am hoping to take 3 bags to my nearest charity drop off point this morning ... they operate on reduced hours in the summer ...
one of this bag has been sitting in a corner for a while & i never managed to get around to advertise stuff to sell
have been reading and re-reading books on decluttering and organising (brainwashing myself basically !!!) these last 10 days
=> today is the day !!!
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Here is our thread for 2014. The goal is to sell/donate/throw away 2014 things over the year.<br><br>
Here is where you can download the chart! You need to register to download it.<br><br>
<a href="http://www.nourishingminimalism.com/2013/12/2014-in-2014-decluttering-challenge.html" target="_blank">http://www.nourishingminimalism.com/2013/12/2014-in-2014-decluttering-challenge.html</a><br><br>
It sounds like a lot but if we average 5-6 things a day we will get there!<br><br>
I feel like I did so much this year but I know I can do it again. Who else wants to join?
Great idea and I like the nice big goal. As a birthday present, I will be replacing 15 paper books with electronic versions. Search iTunes, Kindle or whereever you get your books and look for sets. They are often cheaper to buy as a bundle than one at a time.
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Life keeps getting in the way and coming to a grinding halt.
approx 50 books to half price books this weekend $16 (yeah i know but every little bit helps)
called for refund from Dr's office $8
called about item never rec'd $34
Sold 6 books $6
Sold 4 books to amazon $79.39
bag of 25 clothes to donation


678/2014
$168.88

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zebra15- That is great!!!
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27 magazines to recycling
3 broken toys to the trash

New total 211/2014

 Breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling momma to two. 341/2014 items in decluttering challenge (643 items gone last year 2013, 625 gone in 2012) Ramsey's BS1 $46.31
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Donated a breadmaker and some surplus stationery such as rulers, hole punch and notebook.

Have no idea of my total items as I have been decluttering intensely for two months. I keep finding areas I overlooked before, or coming back to shelves that need a more ruthless approach.
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post in progress...

Given to nephew:
2 boys ties, outgrown
4 toddler boy books, outmatured

Recycled:
5 bags full of plastic bags... finally got to the grocery store

Given back to owner:
1 ceramic dish

Sold:
1 cloth diaper, $18

= 12 more items, + $18 made
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100 pieces of paper recycled = 10 items for my decluttering count

2 broken plastic toys to the trash

New total 223/2014

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1 broken game to the trash

lamp shade, jigsaw puzzle, plastic jar with lid and pepper mill all to the donation bin

New total 228/2014

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There haven't been any posts on this thread in awhile - how's everybody doing with their challenges?
It has been very slooooww going for me.


1 long sleeved tshirt
2 pairs of shorts - all to my nephew

New total 231/2014

 Breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling momma to two. 341/2014 items in decluttering challenge (643 items gone last year 2013, 625 gone in 2012) Ramsey's BS1 $46.31
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I am having a garage sale in a few weeks. I have about 100 thing to put out for sale.
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i've stopped recording what i get rid of but am carrying on, just very slowly .... slowly catching up with the fact that this is going to be an ongoing process anyway ....
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Probably won't make my goal, but I can keep working towards it

toss/recycle/compost

5 cans of paint and 4 expired medications to the hazardous waste depot
8 expired food items in my fridge
4 pairs of holey socks

give away

20 items to H&M's clothing recycling program
1 Sophie the Giraffe to another mom

sold

1 pair of slippers - 8
2 shirts- 7
1 raincoat - 15
1 purse and 1 pair of shoes-20
$73 from the consignment store
1 train table with all of the tracks, trains and bits and bobs(42) pieces - $60 .

377/2014

sold - $276

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just cleaned out a bunch of crap

30 or so items of son's clothing to my nephew
60 or so items of stuff belonging to my ex boxed up for him to get out of here

will count items from the two donation bins i have ready to go in a bit...

=90 more and counting

forgot the 6 diapers i sold = $75 or so

=399/2014
$803 made

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Decluttering Challenge:  303/2014 items are gone!
$728 made from selling my "stuff"
(I've gotten rid of 3711 items over the last four years on this forum! Last years selling total: $456)

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Donated:
knife
ladle
cutting board
metal bowl
2 wooden spoons
8 dishcloths
3 dishtowels
1 magazine
2 rice bags

Trashed/Recycled:
1 pair of shoes
1 pair of flip flops
2 lip balms
1 hand cream
1 pair of underwear
3 socks
1 hair tie
2 lbs of paper from file purging (will count as 20 items)
1 box
171 bottles $8.80

Sold:
150 coins $37

New Total: 613 + 433 (bottles)
$256.45

2852 things gone & $2098.11 recuperated in 2013

3445 things gone & $2201.34 recuperated in 2012

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donated 45 items of clothing to a clothing drive for the upcoming holidays

trashed 65 cassette tapes - oh my goodness, I feel old. I still have so many more but decided those 65 were too beat up to play. Yes I have a working cassette player

New total 341/2014

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Yes I have a working cassette player
Me too.
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i have one too !!! ... and have stopped counting for too many months ... and much slowed down my getting rid of stuff ...now, two weeks of half term school holiday ...how am i going to find the physical "time" and mental availability to get down to my never ending sorting out of stuff ?????

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I am joining in this challenge today. Hoping to find some support on this forum!

spent an hour (in 15 minute increments) cleaning, and have 15 items to donate!

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