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Before I left on vacation I freecycled two baskets and an old cat carrier. So, I'm at 3! Only 147 more items to go
I'm in, the May challenge was too much a challenge with all we had going on but I vowed I would do June.
My goal is to:
Take 75 items out of my home. I already have 40 items that I have discarded this month to the church rummage sale and I want to do more so 35 more to go.
Declutter linen closet,
and pantry (see pantry challenge meal planning for further detail!)
Also work on DH to work on our garage a bit more. He has done an excellent job but we need to do a bit more.
It actually takes me only about 15-30 minutes to go thru each task but just writing it down and getting it done is the challenge! Now that I have a declutter system in place for a few years, its so easy to do.
I've needed a kick-in-the-butt like this for soooo long!
When we moved last fall we got rid of *some* stuff, but now we have a shed, which is much like a "garage" except it isn't meant to hold cars, just junk, and it's got an upstairs! Plus, my mom just brought me 4 boxes of keepsakes from my childhood, and honestly, at least a third is junk. I truly forgot neon was cool then, and I really didn't want to be reminded.
Sign me up!
I already freecycled some things this month
Beanie Babies (13 of them)
Household Items ..Misc (15 items)
Push Mower (1)
Maternity Clothes (15)
Total Already Completed This Month: 84
Total Items To Go: 66
Originally Posted by Pam_and_Abigail
I truly forgot neon was cool then, and I really didn't want to be reminded.
ok- you have me there- I forgot about neon. Thankfully that went out the door the next year when 8th grade started along with my Thriller album (maybe I was on to something then about MJ). That was totally cool fer shere.
Thank you for the inspiration
I'm off to get started now....
Also giving to my brother some baby clothes and other items~7 items.
Grand total so far=47
OK, I donated 6 books to the library.
Freecycled a Little Tikes play kitchen.
Gave my mom our water table b/c the kids use the kiddie pool more right now.
Sold 1 book
Sold 2 cloth diapers
Gave a bag of baby clothes to my SIL
How fun this is! I'm going to have to go find some more stuff! I think truly, though, I'm going to focus on the kid's school books and the basement.
Amy - Blessed wife to Jesse (the best dad in the world), mother of 10 on earth plus 8 in heaven. PROUD to be a Catholic! :
I haven't counted, but I will have to check the 'donate box' and see how many I have found so far.
My goal for this month wasn't to delutter, but to finish projects. 4 rooms in some stage of painting.... etc. Decluttering, here I come!
Found 4 more baby items for brother, one bottle of cologne to regift for brother's birthday(DH had an abundance), reusing a gift bag and tissue paper.
Donating a shelf, beach bag, net toy bag, rocking horse picture, five stuffed animals, a lamp.
Reselling 8 movies, 1 card game, a sling, 3 blankets, 3 unused bottles, 2 packs of unused nipples, 2 baby towels, 2 diaper covers, 1 package of unopened baby mittens.
Also returning a borrowed bassinet and 4 sets of bassinet sheets.
Grand total so far~~~~91!!!
This is fun!!!
We replaced a toilet in our second bathroom- does the toilet count as getting rid of things? :LOL
DD received some Little ponys for her birthday so I weeded out the old ones (about 5) plus an electric piano that needs to leave. I'm hitting her toys next but I might just do a toy rotation.
I did a "hand me up" DD received an art kit that was not for her so I gave it to a friend for her daughter who is 6. Plus some hair things that she cannot wear. So its a hand me up not a "regift" I was upfront about the whole thing and the other child loves the art thing with the messy markers.
So I think about 25 more items to go.
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
Waiting to be picked up today or tomorrow from being listed on freecycle - 22 items (tapes, knick naks, old clock radio, etc.)
Gave away a bag of clothes I'd received on freecycle and didn't want to keep - 16
Sold today - A bunch of baby/kid's clothes - about 20 items, 5 books, and a crib bedding set (I'll count that as 5)
And in a bag waiting to be picked up by Value Village - 13 items (mugs, clothes, etc.)
New total - 84 items! 66 more to go.
I have so far listed on eBay 25 separate things (I'm counting groups of the same item as one, since it's one listing..i.e. Avent sippies and bottles). 7 have bids, and half are being watched so I am optimistic. I'll wait til the bidding is over and see what's gone and then add. But here is my definite list so far:
Pack and Play (to FIL's house for family use)
Nora Roberts' Book
The Giving Tree
Queen Victoria bio
Baby Safe feeder
NoJo Ring Sling
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
Swanke Hip Hammock
*Woohoo! More than Halfway there!* Uh, I don't have to count those things I've acquired, right?
We have been out of college for 10 years! Why do I still have these books? Like I am going to need this calculus book or psych book or biology book!!! : I HATED Calc and a few others!!
I will keep both dictionarys though. DH likes the American Heritage and I'm a Webster gal myself.
As I went down my list it helped w getting rid of stuff.
I cleaned out my linen closet and moved stuff into the med cabinet DH just installed. I threw out about 10 things of makeup etc. Plus the textbooks and then I went thru my office drawers. So I have gotten a bunch of stuff crossed off and now I reached my purge goal. But I'm sure I can find more!