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#61 of 312 Old 11-01-2006, 10:33 AM
 
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I didn't get a lot done yesterday, but I did get some...

1 chunk of gross freezer burned something
1 bag of old pens. Few worked. (I saved those. )
1 bag of old, tangled yarn craft from when I was 9.
1 bag of assorted junk that's been in my office for two years!

Current tally: 221/500

FOUND!
1 pair of expensive tweezerman tweezers I thought I lost in 1999! Holy plucking Batman!

Realizing that I might actually find "long lost" or "missing" items really solidified my determination to clean this place up. Being a recovering packrat is no fun.
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Without going into (sometimes gross) detail about every item, I have:
  • tossed/recycled 31 things
  • put 26 things in my Goodwill box
  • . . . and the kicker, freecycled 18 garbage disposal bags. I probably shouldn't count each one, but it's my first freecycle posting, so I'm feeling a little giddy.

So my current tally is a very shabby 75/500. That said, I've organized some spaces that I thought would never get decluttered and I'm feeling pretty good about things overall. Plus, all my purging activity has inspired DH to get busy shredding documents!
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So my current tally is a very shabby 75/500.
Very shabby!!! Mama, it's only November 1!!!! I think that's amazing, considering we have the entire month to go. Keep up the good work

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I went through the medicine cabinets and my sock drawer yesterday. Tossed 13 expired/dried out/otherwise yucky things from the bathroom (expiration 5/2005?!?) and 9 mismatched socks. Freecycled a big bag of old yarn and some spools of ribbon given to me by DH's grandma. Today I'm going through the office closet.

92/500

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went through my junk drawer in the kitchen while cooking dinner last night...expired kids meds, pet meds, coupons, menus, instruction booklets. Yikes! It's a start...

10/500
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I haven't been keeping count but I'm down at least 100+ things in the past month. I've donated clothing, food and toys. I've tossed junk, cleaned out the bathroom of unused stuff, cleaned the coat closet out and ebayed a few things of mine that don't fit. Papers shredded and magazines and catalogs recycled. I just have to keep going!
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I'm so in. I read this thread then had to walk through my laundry room.
159 pieces of clothing
6 empty containers of laundry soap
3 empty containers of bleach
3 empty containers of fabric softner
18 socks that do not match
3 empty beer bottles I found sitting on the snakes cage heh.
So far, 192/500. :
Today I'm going to hit the bathrooms and the fridge. Those should yeild some impressive numbers heh.
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2 magazines
1 old toothpaste tube
1 stack of scrap paper (used/scribbled on both sides)

4/500


More time to work tomorrow.

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can I play?

I did a first pass of my linen/bathroom closet this morning and threw away 57! yucky or unused things. I think that there is still alot to get rid of from my keep pile, but I want to go through my 2 bathrooms first to see what dulpicates I find.

Yay, that was an easy 30 min.. I am so excited.

57/500
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I took 60 items in to donate, including 45 articles of clothing, a baby bathtub, a baby bouncer seat, some kitchen utensils, a pillow, and a lampshade.

One more item is being picked up today off of Craigslist.

61/500
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Subbing, and bringing my balance from October's challenge with me.

Today I got rid of:

-3 pairs of dh's pants
-Empty OxyClean bucket
-Catalog
-5 socks
-papers
-7 pointless toy parts

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So far I've listed 2 pairs of pants on the tp
1 pair of shoes
1 baby outfit
tossed 15 misc exp items from a shelf in the bathroom (while drying off)
Old juice from the fridge so

20/500 for me today
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Very shabby!!! Mama, it's only November 1!!!! I think that's amazing, considering we have the entire month to go. Keep up the good work
Aw, thanks! See, that's why it's good to do this with other folks--all the nice support stuff!
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Oh count me in! We need this like crazy, especially with christmas and ds's birthday both fast approaching.

I'll be back soon.
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I can't read all of the posts because I have to go declutter! Count me in! I REALLLLY need this.

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I hit the bathrooms today and got rid of 55 items of near empty but *very* old shampoo & conditioner, old lotions that I didn't like, and cosmetics that I don't like/not longer use.
New total: 247/500
Sadly, I still have 8 rooms to go
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Okay, I'm in...in addition to getting rid of stuff I have to stop bringing new things in!!!

Let the games begin!!!

0/500
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I'm in if I can carry over the 250 items I decluttered in October! Today I tossed 2 items, returned 1, and repaired another 2 (thus converting them from useless clutter to useful dress-up necklaces for dd). New total= 255
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dd's been in a mood today, so right now i'm 3/500

Obstruct livery vehicles!

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Yay, November! In October, I only made it up to 164, but November's my month - I can feel it.

I decluttered a drawer full of mementoes and junk today. Kept the mementoes (well, most of them, anyway) and tossed the junk. Over 10% of the way there.

54/500
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Phew - decluttered an entire trunkful of mementoes. Lots of good stuff in there, though. Only added another 50 items.

I swear, I hear the bed calling my name. Hate to stop when I'm on a roll, but I should probably crash. :yawning: There's lots left for tomorrow, though!

104/500
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nak

We started the month with a big trip to the recycle center. Mixed paper, newspaper, cardboard, etc. I'm only going to call it 10 items, however.

10/500
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I added another 2 yesterday. I am hoping to get alot more done today.

22/500
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This is such a great idea! I am SOOOOO in. Last year I got rid of a small bag of stuff a day. That lasted for about a month. It felt great!

I have a huge box of VHS tapes that I am getting rid of but I won't count them until they are actually out of the house.

I also have a bunch of cloths that no longer fit me that I am passing to my sister. That won't happen till Thanksgiving.

So I will say

0/500

Once again.....GREAT IDEA!!
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I went through the office and kids' art supplies yesterday and this morning:

74 dried up markers and gel pens
A two-inch thick stack of papers, counting that as 30 objects
A box/maze thingy the kids made for their pet rats (the rats didn't like it)

We've only lived in this house two years, how can stuff pile up so fast? Glad I'm doing the Compact, too, so more stuff won't quickly come in to fill the voids!


197/500

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100 plus:
16 items of clothing to yard sale box
2 pairs of shorts freecycled
= 118/500
Just cleaned a grocery bag full of stuff (stained clothes, socks with holes) out of our laundry room.. I will count that as 5.
2 expired canned goods
3 books to the yardsale
1 book to a swap
2 broken VHS tapes
16 cracked CD cases
huge bag of shredded bills (count as 5)
= 152/500

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An update for me:

Got rid of 4 gross things from fridge, 1 random Barbie ornament thingie, and one bag of mismatched toy parts.

New total: 99/500

Now if only my TP stuf would sell

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two pieces of velvet with stars on it - will send to my niece for a cape for her son
train stickers - ditto to niece
Big storage jar
plastic boat
package of dd halloween candy - oops I ate it
book
two bars of soap for food bank
two empty shampoo bottles

Not much of a haul this morning but I did put away at least a dozen things while I was at it. House still looks like a tornado hit it.
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package of dd halloween candy - oops I ate it


I was going to say that I was doing a darn good job decluttering my DD's monster Halloween haul, but I thought maybe I'd just keep that to myself!

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I was going to say that I was doing a darn good job decluttering my DD's monster Halloween haul, but I thought maybe I'd just keep that to myself!
You and me both!

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