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#181 of 300 Old 02-10-2007, 11:30 PM
 
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5 more shirts freecycled
15 items to Goodwill

85/250
1- small wooden chair- freecycled
14- bag of misc. stuff to goodwill
1- sweater to goodwill
2- bags of old shredded bills, et.
1- funky shaped tupperware container- goodwill
3- cheap toys- goodwill
1- textbook to goodwill

108/250

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i threw out another bag of trash from the office and put out 2 large boxes. i'm at 10/10 bags/boxes my goal!- and there is still more to do. right now i'm going throughh our pictures and making albums of the good ones, then i want to go through my clothes some more. then maybe i can put some of the office in the empty spaces i cleared.
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42 Diapers
1 Childs Couch
7 empty baby food jars

349/531
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I want to find a place for everything on my desk, including my purse when I walk in the door. And declutter/organize my toiletries.

YAY! I'll be back to report...
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Oh I want to join! I am such a clutterbug. Dh and I were just talking about this yesterday. My goal is 20 bags.

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I finally got a February start this weekend...

23 clothing/misc items out of what will be the baby's room
37 items out of the pantry (yes, it was that bad!)
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60/100

and more to go in the baby's room. perhaps i'll hit my 100 goal afterall! i was beginning to doubt it.

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got dh to go through his side of the closet today - WOOHOO! i also went through the bathroom cabinet and the second bedroom closet. that pretty much does it for me for closets/cabinets in this house - total of 122 items. i still need to get rid of 178 items to make my february goal. i am going to start going back through things - i know there is more to get rid of.
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#188 of 300 Old 02-11-2007, 06:04 PM
 
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Okay, I need to admit a problem. I have no problem boxing up stuff and saying 'this can go' I do have a problem actually getting it out. Somehow the obstacle to doing it seems high.

So, I want to join the challenge. I am going to get one box of stuff out of my house by next Sunday. One box, even a small box would be a big step.

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Okay I am SO behind, and my mom is coming tomorrow for almost 2 weeks, so no major work to be done then, either. So far this week, I got rid of:

40 pieces of junk mail and catalogs thrown out from my "stash" of going to read someday stuff (over a period of several days unfortunately)
1 old bra tossed
2 holey socks
2 ratty dishcloths
2 bags of old marshmallows--one dried out and one completely stuck together-and semi reorganized 2 pantry cabinets

so that brings my total to 123/250.

In addition, I have discovered that I am getting more conscious of holding onto something for later vs. letting it go when I should, so I am working on the clutter from both ends.
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Its been a good decluttering weekend.
Cleaned out my dresser drawers.
Cleaned out my fabric stash and reorganized my yarn stash.
1/2 way done with the linen closet.
Dh finished building dividers for the coat closet, added 2 more hooks.

3 boxes of clothes, shoes and household items to goodwill.
(I have since packaged up two more boxes)
1 box of fabric + 5 knitting magazines to freecycler.
1 bag of trash.
Hmm, conservatively 150 items.
355/500 items.
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1 childs cash register

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343/500

I have to get some big things into my car for friend's rummage sale and collect more baby clothes for another friend's GS.

I keep looking for stuff to throw out. I'll hit the jackpot if I can get DH to clean out his office and all his old textbooks.

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went through lots more stuff...

Now 85/300!
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I DID IT!!!

I haven't checked into this thread for a while but I have been keeping an extremely anal-retentive chart in Excel to document my progress. :

2/1 - 45
2/2 - 62
2/3 - 46
2/4 - 4
2/5 - 72
2/6 - 0
2/7 - 34
2/8 - 0
2/9 - 0
2/10 - 6
2/11 - 47
2/12 (today) - 35 so far, for a total of 351; my original goal was 350. My realistic expectation was 250...I can't believe how much STUFF I have! : I'm going to keep going and I'm thinking of making a second goal for the month...although I would hate to change my happy signature.

Thank you so much for this challenge! I never would have been motivated to do this otherwise.

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I lose track of where exactly we are, but I did some more tidying up. I'm going to drop off a bunch of plastic bags for recycling, plus an old plastic chair and a ton of plastic tubs. I feel a little : about this (that plastic is in our lives, that it accumulated in our house/garage, etc.), but I'd say I could add at least 200 more to my total. Also... a bunch of plastic hangers in the give away pile. A few more yucky kids books and toys. A few odds and ends. A couple of the big infant things that we don't need. So my grand total is probably ~600 so far. Egad. That's exciting but also a little embarrassing.

Off to call ARC.
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threw away 10 items from the craft drawer.

420/500
picked up and threw away 23 items from various rooms in the house. plus I sold 5 items.

448/500

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but i'm doing it

I took a carload of stuff to Goodwill on Friday and I just (ahem) disposed of a pile of papers

I've got a bag of clothes going to Goodwill today

I'm actually seeing SPACE It's so amazing. I'm beyond thrilled,
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but i'm doing it

I took a carload of stuff to Goodwill on Friday and I just (ahem) disposed of a pile of papers

I've got a bag of clothes going to Goodwill today

I'm actually seeing SPACE It's so amazing. I'm beyond thrilled,
I know, isn't it crazy to come home and have a flat surface where you can put your bags?!

I am sitting here right now with the end table/storage cube door wide open so I can see inside. Yesterday you had to open it really slowly to prevent an avalanche of books, toys, and random odds and ends (mostly stuff we stashed there when company was coming over). Today it is completely empty, and I threw out everything but two small piles of books - one for me, one for the kids. Now I have nothing to put in the end table, because I finally have shelf/cabinet space for the books. It's a huge storage cube - I could probably put our extra pillows and blankets in there and free up that corner of the guest room where they're currently piled sloppily.

This is fun

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picked up and threw away 23 items from various rooms in the house. plus I sold 5 items.

448/500
Cleaned off my dd's dresser. 23 pieces of junk!!

471/500

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I am reading everyone's post and everyone is doing so great. We should all be so proud of ourselves.

Don't know about you but I can feel the extra energy whipping around my house.

Just wanted to say way to go everyone. You all are inspiring me to get rid of more and I appreciate that more than you know.

Thanks,
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Cleaned off my dd's dresser. 23 pieces of junk!!

471/500
Adding another 40 items. The kitchen challenge is really helping me. And it put me over my goal!!

511/500

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22 more misc items out of here for a total of 82/100.

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Whoo-Hoo! This is fun. I cleaned out half my room (it's really horrible) and I have 12 bags. About 6 of trash stuff, 3 of too small clothes I put on freecycle, 2 bags of too small or too big clothes I am keeping (maybe not actually getting rid of, but they are bagged up and in the closet where they belong). And 1 bag of misc stuff for freecycle. So 12/20 bags!!!!

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I'm actually seeing SPACE It's so amazing. I'm beyond thrilled
Isn't it great? I'm so enjoying all of the empty space in my house. I've found that being in rooms (in my house or others' homes) with a lot of clutter makes me really nervous. Maybe I'm getting a little Zen-like in my old age?
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Just took a bag to GoodWill with 35 things. Oh yeah!!!

I will dig deeper tomorrow as today was a kind of restful day.

Total so far: 225/350.

Thanks for reading
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Adding another 40 items. The kitchen challenge is really helping me. And it put me over my goal!!

511/500
18 items from doing a 5 min. tidy up in the bedrooms.

529/500

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Iced in here today in the 'nati with the kiddies home from school. Great day to declutter -- another box of stuff! My dining room table is full! Now if the weather clears, I can load up the car and get to SVDP.

I feel a little sick about it today, though, when I realize how much sh** I've accumulated for no good reason. What a waste of money and energy. <SIGH>

I feel like Scarlett O'Hara -- "As God as my witness, I'll never fill this house with useless crap again!"
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18 items from doing a 5 min. tidy up in the bedrooms.

529/500
Cleaning off my desk. 30 more things in the trash.

559/500

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Whoo-Hoo! This is fun. I cleaned out half my room (it's really horrible) and I have 12 bags. About 6 of trash stuff, 3 of too small clothes I put on freecycle, 2 bags of too small or too big clothes I am keeping (maybe not actually getting rid of, but they are bagged up and in the closet where they belong). And 1 bag of misc stuff for freecycle. So 12/20 bags!!!!

Cleaned up the living room, dinning room, kitchen. 4 more bags. 16/20 YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A few more things:

2 soothers (neither of my girls would take them)
1 pr dh's old socks
1 badly stained shirt
18 expired medications (most were samples that my sister the pharmacist gave us)
1 empty Advil bottle
1 old water bottle
1 lip balm
1 eye cream
2 bottle of weird cream

53 + 28 = 81/500
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