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#121 of 271 Old 12-29-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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456 today!!!
I tore though the laundry room and kitchen drawers/cabinets. Wowzars thats a lot of crap!! Oh, and my file cabinet- which had about 5 pounds of extra paperwork in it- i only counted that as 10 total though
I brought about 200+ items to goodwill (extra kitchen stuff mostly but also lots of things i havent touched in 2 yrs that was in the laundry room and a few clothing items & a few toys)

519/2008

Ok, i got a lot done today- off to reward myself with a bit of TV
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How much credit do I get for tossing three bins of fabric scraps with the mental admission "I'm never going to quilt, why on earth have I saved these"?
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59/2008

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two more items gone: 162/2008
I sent my first book via half.com today!
and my husband finally hung up my son's lamp which has been sitting in a closet for 8 months. I am going to count it because it was clutter, and now it's useful!
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getting a little head start here!! Yay!
152/2008:
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I'm in! We're really focusing on reducing our carbon footprint this year and I think this will be a good way for us to really look at and see our stuff/ consumption.

16/2008 - I'm tempted to stay up way too late to continue - ha!

PS - I once made a game of decluttering by the 'rule' of: everytime you leave a room, something needs to go out with you and properly gotten rid of. It was amazing how easy and quick it was to find something.

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I'm so in on this! I'm hoping to get to 2008 by june
I'm going to start counting early.....in the last two days I've cleaned out my linen closet, master bath, and some of the laundry room.
I've come up with....
105 items given away ~ goodwill & freecycle
35 items for the trash ~ man thats sad! ~ but it was broken toys and bathroom stuff
2 paperbag size containers of recycleables, mostly papers ~ I'm counting this as just two items
grand total ~ 142
WOW! I'm pretty happy with my head start.


142/2008
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Can I count clumps of dog hair from under furniture??

We bought small bookcases to use as night stands so keep your fingers crossed that my beloved husband wll clean his side of the bed today. In this house he has no office or even room for a desk. Not so good.

Here's my update:

Total: 324/2008


-- Freecycled: (55)clothing items,(1)3-pack rolls of film,(30)1/4 yard+ fabric scraps,(1)gingerbread house kit,(3)new calendars

-- eBay/Half.com: (16)sewing patterns,(4)pair shoes,(78)clothing items,(6)baby gear,(1)book

-- Trashed/Recycled: (1)pair shoes,(10)saved magazines,(5)coloring books,(2)ornaments,(2)t-shirt,(1)box of checks,(1)windchimes,(1)washcloth,(3)toys,(4)broke n crayons,(4)btls of meds, (8)sewing patterns,(3)paints,(1)VHS,(1)Pack of outdated coupons,(2)Hats

-- To yard sale pile: (13)baby/kids gear,(10)clothing items,(1)health/beauty(10)kitchen items,(2)Chritmas gift card tins,(2)dog neck ties,(1)angel pin,(2)towels,(1)Lg gift bag

-- Traded: (6)Clothing items

-- Returned: (1)bassinet,(5)maternity clothes,(3)clothing/shoes,

-- For FINs: (6)clothing items,

-- Misc: (1)Car sold!(8)Bills paid for good! So no more paper or guilt for those.

Almost a b-ball team: : Taylor -14, Alex -11, Jack -8, Lachlan born at home 11/15/07
"Well behaved women rarely make history"
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I'm almost finished decluttering and cleaning the kitchen. I still have some drawers and cabinets to go through but the tops of the cabinets, the counters and the laundry closet are finished.

I've added in 18 clothing items from the master closet. Most of it my clothes that are way too big for me now

New total:

92/2008
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Trashed:
(6) birthday cards
(12) Christmas cards
(8) birthday invitations
(14) misc. papers
(1) broken nightlight
(1) broken photo album
(10) scratched/old CDs
(17) holey pairs of socks!
(8) drawings
(2) broken boxes

Donated:
(226) clothing items!!!
(6) pairs of shoes

TOTAL: 311/2008
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Trashed:
(1) old, yucky shower caddy
(1) half-used bar of soap that we'll never use
(4) half-used bottles of body wash, etc., that none of us like
(1) old disposable razor that's been hanging out in the shower for ages

TOTAL: 318/2008
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Okay, I've been lurking and pondering and I've decided I am in. I really, really need this!

I may start tomorrow, one day early, since I'd rather usher in the new year by getting things out of the house than toasting with champagne! (well, maybe I'll do both )

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GinaRae ~ thats great that you decluttered a car : WTG that must be a wonderful feeling (8)Bills paid for good! So no more paper or guilt for those.
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GinaRae ~ thats great that you decluttered a car : WTG that must be a wonderful feeling (8)Bills paid for good! So no more paper or guilt for those.
Thanks!!! It felt good too. Wasn't sure I should count those bills, but I am going to. I have 20 or so old medical bills and what-not that have been sitting around, taking up space, for YEARS. We're paying them off little by little every year but until then, they sit in a binder, on my mind, and we get notices on some of them still.

Here's my update:

Total: 341/2008


-- Freecycled: (55)clothing items,(1)3-pack rolls of film,(30)1/4 yard+ fabric scraps,(1)gingerbread house kit,(3)new calendars,(4)Expensive bottles of dog/cat stuff we never used

-- eBay/Half.com: (16)sewing patterns,(4)pair shoes,(78)clothing items,(6)baby gear,(1)book

-- Trashed/Recycled: (1)pair shoes,(10)saved magazines,(5)coloring books,(2)ornaments,(2)t-shirt,(1)box of checks,(1)windchimes,(1)washcloth,(3)toys,(4)broke n crayons,(4)btls of meds, (8)sewing patterns,(3)paints,(1)VHS,(1)Pack of outdated coupons,(2)Hats,(4)Boxes(1)Old re-usable water bottle

-- To yard sale pile: (13)baby/kids gear,(15)clothing items,(1)health/beauty(10)kitchen items,(3)Chritmas gift card tins,(2)dog neck ties,(1)angel pin,(2)towels,(1)Lg gift bag,(1)Pet shoes,(1)comforter

-- Traded: (6)Clothing items

-- Returned: (1)bassinet,(5)maternity clothes,(3)clothing/shoes,

-- For FINs: (6)clothing items,

-- Misc: (1)Car sold!(8)Bills paid for good! So no more paper or guilt for those.

Almost a b-ball team: : Taylor -14, Alex -11, Jack -8, Lachlan born at home 11/15/07
"Well behaved women rarely make history"
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Went through 2 craft bins and 2 small homeschool shelves!

28 more items today! several HS books to sell, a few things for a swap here on MDC, 2 things to donate and the rest can be recycled.

205/2008
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I'm in! We'll be starting on Tuesday morning... I already know what area to tackle!

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I finsihed that dang closet. I went through the last box yesterday.

New total:

116/2008

Now I have to find the energy for the furnace room and the closet that is in that room. I amy get halfway there just with those 2 spaces.

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I would love to join.. I just hope i make it this time.

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Ok so if I get to back count a bit I am so in!!

Nov/Dec
MIN:
5 maternity shirts
30 pair of pjs (yes 30 pair)
3 baby outfits
5 maternity shirts

Donated:
50= 5 boxes with at least 10 items each
1 comforter
30 pieces of misc tupperware stuffs
90 = 3 bags of clothes at least 30 items each bag

Sent home with mom:
2 baby outfits
1 baby book

Sent home with a friend:
4 little people
2 shirts
1 pair of pants

Total

224/2008

And as soon as I get a day upstairs I have 2 bins of clothes to take to the resale shop, a bag of books to take to the book store, misc toys to take to donate...so the count will go up up up!!

This is fun!!
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I definitely want to do this! We have all sorts of stuff we don't use, and our house isn't even that big. I won't be home until the 9th, however, so you all have a super jump start on me. I will see if I can clear out some of the toys and books we have accumulated here while visiting my family though...

Is there going to be a separate thread starting tomorrow or will this function as the january thread?
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Went through BIL's ex GF's old stuff that was in totes in the front living room. Kept some yarn and craft stuff, but got rid of ~200 items (I rounded up because there were a bunch of marbles and other little fiddly things like that).

So getting this thing kicked off with a good start: 200/2008

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I sold three more books!
I also found $12 decluttering my husband's closet. I totally kept it because he wouldn't get out of bed to help me.


184/2008
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Decided to start today. I haven't counted everything yet, but I cleaned out my pantry (looong overdue)
37 items, trashed, recycled, or donated!

So far to go but good for first day 37/2008

If I did that much every day it would be 13,505 items in 2008 If I did that much (37 items) every week this year it would come to 1,924 for the year. Not far from the goal!! That makes it seem more possible to accomplish

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joining in....just finally put the Kangaroo Climber on the curb with a Free sign hoping to entice the neighbors!
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I so do not have time to keep up the long list! I was hoping I could. Oh well.

Here's my update:

Total: 361/2008

A few things from my bathroom, two kids' toys and voila! An update...

Almost a b-ball team: : Taylor -14, Alex -11, Jack -8, Lachlan born at home 11/15/07
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So far I've counted 40 items. Woot! There's also a bunch of stuff in the freecycle pile that I haven't yet listed, so I've not yet counted it. Updates on that later, but for now:

40/2008!!!
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2 items tossed from the pantry today, giving me 61/2008. I'm going to work at it more this coming week.

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Previous Total - 318/2008

Trashed:
(139!) completely useless items from my oldest child's bedroom
(3) old towels
(1) old washcloth

TOTAL - 461/2008
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I attacked one corner of my office today. Up to 102/2008.

Someone posted a couple of pages back a list of places to donate things. If you have used towels/sheets that you are getting rid of, the Humane Society would be happy to have those as well.

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I'm in! I started today but didn't count. I am taking a lot of magazines to Half Price Books to "sell" and I'll count those. Later I will take a photo of my computer room (aak) so y'all can laugh at me.
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