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#121 of 193 Old 11-14-2007, 12:59 PM
 
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I made my goal of 300. Mostly trashed, a couple of bags for the free store.
I still need to clean up the basement .
Congratulations, Carole!
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Previous total was 10/100

Giving away on freecycle 15 more items (still usable crock from a broken crockpot, leftover NB sposies, toddler harness, nursing tank, 8 toy vehicles, 2 ladies outfits, and our never carved pumpkin from Halloween)

25/100
I'm 1/4 of the way there

ETA - my previous total was really 13/100 so I'm at 28/100!
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I made my goal of 300. Mostly trashed, a couple of bags for the free store.
I still need to clean up the basement .

Good job!
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dress-up stuff thinned
toy storage seriously reorganised, with 3 different collections on their way elsewhere

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I lost count somewhere, but I'll update as best I can now...

5 or so expired items from the fridge/pantry
14 items bagged for donation on Saturday
1 5inch stack of catalogs recycled that came in yesterday's mail :

Ah, an even 20

More to come (or go ) later. I've got some catching up to do!
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I got back to it today and I managed to get rid of 2 bags of papers, 2 water containers and 1 bag of melted candles I always thought I'd make in to a new candle but never got around to.

So far today, that's 5 things. I'm hoping to get a few more boxes unpacked so there should be more stuff today.
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I managed to get rid of 1 dog crate, 1 bag of dog food, 1 bag of cat food, and 1 giant bag of cat litter (since all my pets have either been rehomed, ran away, or died it seemed kind of silly to have all this pet stuff around).

4 pet items decluttered.

124/300
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I got dd to go through her dresser, and we gather 38 items for the Salvation Army.

166/300
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Previous total 28/100

Adding to that: 1 toddler coat refreecycled from last year
23 National Geographics to another homeschooling mom
1 old jar of garlic thrown away/recycled
5 old threadbare pieces of clothing thrown away
pitched 2 unmatched socks

New total: 60/100

I'm adding to my goal: there is another mama on here who was decluttering 2007 items in 2007. Well, I'm going to try and do that for 2008 but I'm going to start now...so my total is really 60/2008
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I managed to get rid of 1 dog crate, 1 bag of dog food, 1 bag of cat food, and 1 giant bag of cat litter (since all my pets have either been rehomed, ran away, or died it seemed kind of silly to have all this pet stuff around).

4 pet items decluttered.

124/300
I know how you feel - one of our dogs passed away in Sept and I'm just now giving away his crate, food bin, extra food, etc tomorrow

Today:
6 items shipped to new owner
1 mismatched plant "coaster"
bag of rocks and seashells (don't ask!)

8 for today

Tomorrow: (not counting these yet) 15 or so books to library sale; dog supplies to shelter, and hopefully more!
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Whoohoo! DH took the kids to a parade, and I ruthlessly purged their rooms. Total 75.
125/150
Man, I am really rolling now! 30 more things from almost every room in the house. 155/150!
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Today DD1 is off with my FIL for the day. It's just me and DD2. We just got home from a walk. I'll shower in a minute and we'll get some lunch. Then I want to purge, purge, purge the house of clutter. Esp before the holiday insanity hits. From next week until Xmas I just don't see how I'd be able to keep up.
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3 old containers skin cream
5 expired fridge items

287 + 8 = 295
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3 items from the pantry. those weren't planned, but i went to see if i had shortening and found three expired blocks of it. it's been tossed.

98 toy items. i'm estimating 10 backyard toys that were broken, 10 being donated to goodwill, the other 78 were tossed. they were junky fast-food toys, random bits of things, and stuff like that.

284/416
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Nothing new for today.

166/300
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ohhhhhh....(groan) I'm overwhelmed just reading it all!:

I want to ......I really want to ......there's just so much!!!
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Since my last post, I've gotten rid of 8 pantry items.

Tonight should be good. I have friends coming over and they will be forced to take back their big box of records and big bag of books that are in my garage. Also, we give them all our magazines when we're done, and I have MANY for them. We'll probably declutter a little wine too!
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ohhhhhh....(groan) I'm overwhelmed just reading it all!:

I want to ......I really want to ......there's just so much!!!
One step at a time. I've been doing this for three months. Still there's more to do. I haven't counted pantry/fridge since that's ongoing clutter. But other clutter is slowly but surely being diminished. Pick a room or area of a room and start there.

Today I tossed five picture frames. They were cheapos so I don't feel bad about just throwing them away. I did find a box of toys I'd sorted out of our playroom. I'd put the box aside to go through later. I went through some of the toy boxes yesterday, but didn't realize there was another one!! So, now I need to go through that one too. sigh... :
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Still at 166/300
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Can I start the November challenge now or do you guys do this every month? Actually, I'm starting today! Procrastination only leads to more clutter. Something I know tooooooo well.....

Happy decluttering! and thanks for starting this. It keeps the motivation going!
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Forgot to sub. Need it to keep me going!!!
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Saturday's total:

15 or so books to library sale
dog crate, dog food, 7 towels, 4 quilts/blankets to dog shelter
Bag of stuff returned to MIL


So, 29 for yesterday. Hoping for more today - we're hitting the guest room storage later!

143/150

Whoa! Only 7 away from my goal!!!
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I think I've reached my goal, and some. My goal was 450. I had a proffesional organizer come over and we unloaded sooooo much junk. We rearranged 2 of my kiddos rooms, organized a closet, and organized my 3rd baby's closet, tossing whatever needed to go and donating whatever was worthy.

She left with 3 huge garbage bags for the salvation army, and a whole bunch of recycling.

Since then I've been randomly throwing away things that just seem to take up space. I'm somewhat relieved, but there's still so much to do, so many more rooms to organize. I'll have to have her come back again, it sure made it all alot easier, she just went to it really.

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I think I've reached my goal, and some. My goal was 450. I had a proffesional organizer come over and we unloaded sooooo much junk. We rearranged 2 of my kiddos rooms, organized a closet, and organized my 3rd baby's closet, tossing whatever needed to go and donating whatever was worthy.

She left with 3 huge garbage bags for the salvation army, and a whole bunch of recycling.

Since then I've been randomly throwing away things that just seem to take up space. I'm somewhat relieved, but there's still so much to do, so many more rooms to organize. I'll have to have her come back again, it sure made it all alot easier, she just went to it really.

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If you don't mind me asking, what did something like that cost you? I'd love to have someone stand over me saying "now, do you REALLY need that?"
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I cleaned out my fridge yesterday, but I don't want to count the items I threw away because the fridge is ongoing, like taking out the garbage. I think I only tossed about 10 things, and cleaned out another six or so containers.

I'm not sure if I'll get anything done today or not. We'll just see...
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Gave away a bag of 20 Avent bottles

295 + 20 = 315/425
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Over the weekend, I gave away 41 magazines, returned a bag of books and a box of records, cleared 2 piles of paper, 2 piles of work stuff back to the office, 26 dvds and cds sold, 1 cardboard box used for shipping and one big wad of fill-air also used for shipping. That's a total of 75.

New total: 244/500. Hmm, not quite half way to my goal, more than half way through the month. That doesn't sound too good.
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Good bye, never-worn Tahari and Ann Taylor suits still with the tags on them, I'll never see you or size 8 again, or the other 97 items I brought to Salvation Army today

263/300
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Good bye, never-worn Tahari and Ann Taylor suits still with the tags on them, I'll never see you or size 8 again, or the other 97 items I brought to Salvation Army today

263/300

I also have size 8 Taharis I never wore!!! I'm so jealous that you could part with yours.
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I just started on my attic. I cleaned out 8 Rubbermaid bins of clothes to send to the Salvation Army.

I'm not even counting the throw away stuff.

393/1000
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