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#181 of 312 Old 11-09-2006, 10:56 AM
 
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I've gotten rid of:

12 catalogs
2 of my ds's worn-out sneakers
15 children's books that we don't read
5 toys
2 goodie bag things

So far 36/500...I'm on my way!

Oh! I have over 30 Mother-ease diapers and liners that are still in good conditions that we no longer need. I would like to find a good home for them!
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#182 of 312 Old 11-09-2006, 11:05 AM
 
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Decluttering the kitchen ... 2 food items expired, 2 piles of junk (papers, etc) in trash, 10 of DH's items sent back with him to work.

129/500

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I forgot to post last night but I got rid of 25 more things yesterday.

120/500

Today I am working on the kids playroom some more. I have toys to go through and things to organize. Hoping to get rid of more toys....I got rid of a ton last time but we still have a ton.
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Donated some of DD's infant toys: 15
Recycled a stack of holiday catalogs: 11

77/500
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5 catalogs. : those are so easy since they keep coming. but i don't let tghem hang around and clutter up, so they still count. right?
Okay, then 68796745387 political ads in the recycling bin. :
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I'm soooo far behind, but am gearing back up. I want to get some more boxes of stuff for the Holiday Helper project, so I'm going to wade into the jungle that is my oldest dd's closet and see what I can do

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Just bagged up 37 peices of clothing to donate. And recycled one huge bag of grocery bags.

131/500


Planning to tackle the toys today too, we'll see how well ds tolerates that.
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Slow day - only 5 more.

Up to 57!
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I'm joining again! I think I can estimate about 80 items from a purge of our back porch. We were using it for storage- we had a ton of bins and baskets full of GOD KNOWS WHAT! Movies, books, clothes, etc. We have a dump pile building high and we carted off 2 garbage bags to the thrift store.

I didnt count anything- but I think 80 real items is a good number.
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got some toys/books/etc..

152/500
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Been kinda slow at this the last few days. I'm getting overwhelmed at how much there is left to get done... maybe I'll just try 500 a month for... a year?!?! again, ugh.

OK, today I managed to clear out the kitchen and added 106 things. Mostly old cookbooks, and a lot of teflon stuff that I haven't used in a couple of years, etc. PLUS I managed to get rid of a stuffed fish dh brought home a couple years ago (with the deluded notion that we were going to HANG IT UP!!!!!) he, he, he. Someone else can deal with it now! All has been freecycled and is awaiting pick-up!

This is addictive

106+188=294

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I'm just plugging away; I have some catch-up to do if I"m going to make my goal, but the garage is out there lurking...it's going to be carnage when I get out there!

I did make banana bread to use up some of the sad frozen bananas taking up space in my freezer, got rid of a total eyesore of a fisher-price basketball net that ds dragged home from the neighbor's garage sale last summer and returned/donated sundry other miscellania.

so far...74/500.
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Gave away a pair of Wellipets to a friend today. DS cries when we put them on but his playmate just might wear them.

Tomorrow: a box of toys and books and a stack of photos going to a friend's house. Woot!
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I'm going to join up mamas! Time to get things decluttered for the holidays and the new year!

0/500 right now

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Computer problems here as well so lots of time to declutter. Spent all day Wednesday cleaning dd1's room in anticipation all the stuff coming for her birthday and Christmas. I am embarassed by the amount of stuff I threw out of there.

Old toys pieces and other junk to garbage from dd's room = 85:
1 old frame
Recycled - 2 magazines, 1 box and 14 other assorted items
Gave 4 birth items and 4 baby items to a friend who is due anyday.

111 + 116 = 227/500

Almost halfway there!
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OK, more from the kitchen... and the dining room and the living room and ds' room and ugh.
a lot of vases, candles and other decorative stuff freecycled (52 items right there)
some half dead plants pitched (2)
some jarred baby food freecycled (10)
some magazines recycled (22)

294+86=380

me, wife to dh, the movie geek (7/01), mama to ds1, budding Star Wars geek (10/05), dd, budding princess of the dirt (03/08) and ds2, budding extrovert. watch out! (8/10).
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our futon frame complelty died so its on the curb now.

24/500 i am sailing thru this
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I'm going to join up mamas! Time to get things decluttered for the holidays and the new year!

0/500 right now
Welcome!!! Jump right in.

I know I'm up over 100 really, because I keep tossing things out of the fridge and throwing away random toy bits as I go through my day, but I'm too crazed to keep count. I have SOOO much stuff to take to Goodwill--at least 50 things--but I never have the time to get there, except on Sunday, when of course they're closed. And I'm having trouble getting some Freecycle stuff out of here--keeps falling through : Anyway, should be getting rid of an old footbath/massager and a big bag of sheet sets and top sheets tomorrow, provided the Freecyclers actually show up. And, bonus! I was in the attic today, and I found a thermal blanket I've been looking for (trying to keep the heat down at night) and a whole bunch of sheet sets that fit our bed. I've been thinking about getting new (to us) sheets, but now I don't have to!

I decluttering!

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314/500

Including two items returned to rightful owners. (I love those!)

Sadly, my house looks like a garbage heap though. I've gone through so much stuff and bagged it up and now missed two trash days by oversleeping. Don't get the wrong idea. It's not gross trash like old food or anything, just random crapola that's been hanging around my house. This pregnancy is kicking my butt and so I can't carry any of it out myself. That's Dh's job tomorrow... I have a tally for all of those bags, but I refuse to add it to my total until after it is out of the house...
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I am at 30 and I am going to try for 100 this weekend!

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I'm joining in late, but we just moved and finally have our shipment from the moving company. It's funny how before we moved I thought we were *fairly* well decluttered, but when we were unpacking, we kept pulling out items, wondering why we'd kept them.

Our house is bigger, but doesn't have as much storage. So...off I go.

Tally 28/500

Including:

Books
Clothing
Purse
Mug
Bracelets

I'm boxing everything up-now I just need to find the local thrift store!

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Ok I am also going to plan to from now on toss out (or put into give away box) at least one item every night on my way to bed... as a final "effort" for the night!

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Subscribing!

0/500 (although my Goodwill pile = 4 this morning)


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Havent updated in a few days but I am at 152/500
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I'm on board!!! I desperately need to do this!

This weekend will be a huge decluttering weekend but as of right now I'm at 0/500!

We are a family of Jesus loving urban-nesters living the granola life in a not-so-crunchy city.  Our kids (DS 8, DS 7, DD 4) are home birthed and educated, and we just found out that a new Little will be added to our roost mid-April '14!

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i've:
*bagged up baby clothes for goodwill/holiday helper boxes
*recycled all the catalogs, political mailers, and random papers
*given a stroller we don't use to my mom for when she babysits
*forced dh to *finally* take out the recycling
*repurposed some of the storage in dd's room for my craft supplies
*cleaned even more crap out of the bathroom :
so that puts me at 297/500 and i'm going to go through my clothes hopefully this weekend to keep adding!

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Today's tally:

49 mix tapes from high school boyfriend, to trash
20 other tapes for Goodwill
(total tapes = 1)
17 to Goodwill from front hall closet
9 from under sink
49 from utensil drawer
43 from junk drawer
11 from other junk drawer
18 other kitchen

total 148/500
this is fun!

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I just jumped into this forum for the first time and I have to join this challenge! I'm already decluttering and haven't kept track, but I guestimate I tossed/recycled about 200 things out of my storage (the baby's future room) to get it cleaned out for her to use it. Then we craigslisted a baby swing and two computer monitors. Last night I gave away a shirt and some shoes to a friend's kid. The fridge could probably easily get me 10 items or more.

So I'll mark my count at 205/500. Next weekend my mother is coming over to play with her granddaughter while I clean out our home office to turn it back into a dining room. So much stuff!

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Cleared junk items from the desk: 15

Cleaning the linen closet now -- will post later
92/500
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