Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Western MD
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Originally Posted by enkmom
I want to join you, and the situation is too desperate to wait until June! Last night, while searching for the toilet paper I KNEW I had somewhere, I found the rebate forms for 3 cell phones we had purchased, and I was 3 weeks past the deadline for sending them in . I lost out on $150 just from sheer disorganization. I feel like I can't breath from all the "Stuff". My goal for the summer is to:
Totally clear out my basement bedroom so my son has a spot to play his drums. Right now that room is full of clothing, tupperware, a broken marching drum, extra furniture we don't know what to do with, toys (and my kids are 17 and 16 !!!!!), and Lord knows what else.
Clear off my back porch and set up a neat, easy to use recycle center and pet area (food, litter, etc.)
There is sooo much more I need to do, but if I over-goal, I will do nothing, I just know it! I plan to start on my back porch today - wish me luck, please!
Originally Posted by Bufomander
Yippee! I participated in the February challenge which was the first one I've ever done. We plan to move from Indiana to Denver sometime in the next 2 weeks -2 months, so we can definitely use another one.
Well, our official move date is june 15th, so i'm sure glad i'm working on all of this stuff!
I am going to try the 500 item thing and also work on the following three things (suggestions from my dh, who will definitely be my partner in at least the middle one)
i'm at 524 items -- got rid of a bookshelf and random toys and bath stuff, etc
1. dd's toys -- getting rid of tons are either very similar or that she is growing out of -- she didn't start with tons, but suddenly has lots. ideally i could sell them for teeny bits of money, but one way or another we need to have lots less toys moving with us.
we've definitely gotten rid of a lot of toys -- probably could do a bit more weeding, though -- maybe i need to ask dh to help me do one last brutal sorting.
2. sort through boxes in the basement -- this is still leftover from the february challenge, though there is certainly less there than there was at the beginning of february. we need to go through the boxes, get rid of a lot, put the remainder in smaller boxes, and label them extremely well...
pulled up a suitcase full of SMELLY old barbies -- some that were my mother's before they were even mine. they must go. beyond that, dh says the basement is clear. we'll have to do a once over to make sure we don't have anything else down there and then there is a shed outside that i think we may have some things in too....
3. Kitchen paraphernalia - we have stuff we never use and we have things like spatulas that really just need to be replaced and knives that really don't cut.
this is one that we haven't really started yet.....