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#181 of 307 Old 01-12-2008, 05:45 PM
 
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I want to declutter a deck of Tarot cards that a friend of mine gave me when she moved away. They are in a beautiful wooden box and I have never used them. I know nothing about Tarot cards. Should I sell them? Throw them away? Try to give them away?
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220/2008--- woo hoo I made it over 200!!

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traditionally tarot cards should be given not purchased. So if you can find someone to give them too that would be good. I have a set myself that I am wondering the same thing about.
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I want to declutter a deck of Tarot cards that a friend of mine gave me when she moved away. They are in a beautiful wooden box and I have never used them. I know nothing about Tarot cards. Should I sell them? Throw them away? Try to give them away?
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You can sell them on Amazon or Craiglist if you have the box they came in. I have had luck with both of these places for decks I haven't used, always specifying that they have not been used at all. Giving them away is a better option, but I didn't know anyone that didn't already have enough decks.

I finally made some progress going through the baby clothes today. Still have some items lying around, but it is much much improved...

Donated:
(1) baby blanket
(44) onesies
(6) baby tops
(1) baby bottoms
(1) baby shoes
(5) various baby accessories

Tossed:
(7) baby clothes - stained beyond repair

To family for their new little girl:
(73) baby items in 3 - 9m sizes

Total: 188/2008

So close to 200! Can't wait to hit 10%!!

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I'm going to say it's never too late to join a year-long affair when it's only January--right? And since my mission is purging this year (and we are renting a 20-yard dumpster JUST for the attic), I venture to say I might catch up to you all late next month.

Today I set aside two raised planters that I've owned for 8 years and never used; plus an oversized wooden rooster--all going on Freecycle to be gone by end of week. Do I record the score now? Or only after they've "left the building"?

0 (or 3)/2008

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Mailed one box of clothes (14) and a book (1).

Threw out the kids' plastic lap desks. They no longer used them, and they were in horrible shape.

This week, Thursday will be my day to donate. I will pack up and keep count, and when I get home from dropping it all off, I will post. I hope to to be over 300 by then.

Thanks for keeping me motivated, ladies!
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Goal for the rest of January 56/100

(2) used deodorants
(7) hemp doublers
(1) baby shirt
(1) pattern
(2) bag of lint sitting in the garage from the dryer (WHY?! I ask you!)
(1) empty Oxyclean bucket also saved in the garage
(1) pair of shoes
(1) ruined notebook sitting around waiting until someone un-ruins it I guess. (Again, WHY?!)

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I should have known this would be on MDC, huh? I've been doing this on my own and tracking it in my live journal, but I'm going to switch over to here I think. Current Total: 29/2008

25 outgrown baby clothes to a woman due any day now
2 pregnancy books given to a pregnant friend
1 big orange rocking chair! hoorah! been trying to sell/freecycle this thing for about 2 months but dh kept insisting it needed to be sold (I finally got rid of it on craigslist free section)
1 Christmas tree

Goal to send off this week (should be on the TP tonight hopefully): spring/summer maternity clothes sizes M and L, outgrown cloth diapers and covers (not a lot; newborn size) I guess I need to get cracking, I should have 71 items gone if I want to make 5.5 items per day to total 2008 at the end of the year!

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I'm going to say it's never too late to join a year-long affair when it's only January--right? And since my mission is purging this year (and we are renting a 20-yard dumpster JUST for the attic), I venture to say I might catch up to you all late next month.

Today I set aside two raised planters that I've owned for 8 years and never used; plus an oversized wooden rooster--all going on Freecycle to be gone by end of week. Do I record the score now? Or only after they've "left the building"?

0 (or 3)/2008
Personally, I count it if it's something already boxed up for donation since I'm really good about taking it when I am in the area. But if it's something that does not yet have a place to go (ie Freecycle, Craigslist not picked up yet), then I count it after it's gone. That's just what I do and everyone has different "rules for themselves I'm sure. Good luck with the decluttering! :
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After cleaning out my closet ans one part of the bathroom closet I am happy to say that my new total is 260/2008
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The feeble beginnings of cleaning out the bathrooms.

(7) broken hair clips - trashed
(23) make-up, expired or broken - trashed

Total: 218/2008

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Okay, here's my summary of the week's decluttering copied from my blog. I haven't done anything major yet, but we're making progress nonetheless! I was going to say more about the Barbie-like doll that I really just want to donate, but I'm not sure if my aunt (gift giver) reads my blog or not, so. . .

TRASHED:

1 skeleton decoration
1 piece of macaroni artwork
1 old bag of marshmallows
1 set of accessories to Barbie-type doll (How do they expect anyone to be able to put those teeny tiny things on the doll?)
1 parachute man toy
1 pair holey socks
1 broken toy train

RECYCLED:

1 gift bag
1 cardboard wreath (art)
3 garbage bags of bottles/cans left mainly from Henry's classroom experiment (and made me $10 richer!)
2 small stacks paperwork
10 catalogs
1 Christmas tree
2 old magazines

RETURNED:

The following were taken to my mom's house to be left there for the kids to use:
1 Barbie-like doll, minus accessories
5 wooden vehicles
1 zebra ride-on toy

DONATED:

1 ornament
1 pair of Jonas' socks
16 magazines
1 stool/part of potty seat
1 LeapFrog radio
1 cut of fabric (2 yards)
1 Halloween airsock
1 cookbook
1 frame/album
1 tea kettle
2 medium sized vehicles
3 pieces of Jonas' clothing

TOTAL FOR WEEK 2: 63/2008
GRAND TOTAL FOR 2008 SO FAR: 180/2008

All except for a few things have been dropped off at the thrift store. This coming week I think I'll be tackling my closet.
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DH got rid of 2 sold items today, we also mailed one out yesterday. I've been organizing & cleaning more than decluttering lately, but I did manage to throw out some old cards, newer catalogs, and email catalogs to get them to stop sending. I'll count that as 10, though I know I tossed more than that in the recycling bin.

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116/2008
Today we finally hung up three gorgeous frames that I've had for a number of months now. I'm counting that as 6, 3 items out of the closet and 3 boxes in the trash. I also got in some more catalogs (2) that are already in the recycling bin. I'm moving slower than usual on the decluttering, but I'm in such an organizing mood instead.

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124/2008

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Office

(5) Fabric scraps
(20) Purchasing receipts
(2) Junk from a trade show in November
(1) Small box I dont need (and cant reuse)
(1) Small shopping bag that I cant reuse
(1) Product brochure I no longer need
(1) Old, beat-up, out of style sunglasses

And my office/study room still isn't done.

31/2008
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35 assorted glittery gel pens and the cup they were sitting in from the computer desk.

New total 477/2008

I am hoping to add another 400 items this week.
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5 more things this morning to donate.

437/2008
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You ladies are really inspiring me.

Last night I :

Recycled 5 catalogs
Recycled 10 other paper things
Took 20 things to GoodWill incuding piece of wall art, robe, candleholder, audiobook, gloves.
And the thing that I am most proud of is I did not renew 3 magazines that are up for renewable. I know it sound like nothing to some but I have an addiction to magazines so that was HUGE.

New total: 229/2008.

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124/2008
+75 assorted CDs, DVDs, and games sold to secondspin.com. They are all boxed up and ready to ship! +9 CDs tossed

208/2008

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Ok guys, I need some advice--

I have a set of silverware, not silver, but very nice. My grandparent's gave them to me when I married my first husband. Grandparents are now passed away and dh and I have a new set. Is it ok to give these away?

249/2008

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Ok guys, I need some advice--

I have a set of silverware, not silver, but very nice. My grandparent's gave them to me when I married my first husband. Grandparents are now passed away and dh and I have a new set. Is it ok to give these away?

249/2008
Personally, I would. If they are really nice and there's alot of sentiment attached, I'd try to give to family so you can "visit" the set. But if you're not using it and it's cluttering your world, then you are not getting the intended joy out of the gift.

A friend of mine pointed out that no one really wants guilt to be the reason that someone else keeps something they've given. And sentiment can be stored in a journal.

So there's my two cents.

I finally made it to the post office today, so I dispensed of:

(1) book sent out - Bookins
(6) diaper wraps sent out to MDC mama
(3) CD holder cases sent to family
(2) pairs of socks returned -- too fuzzy ~boo~

Total: 230/2008

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I'm up to 62/2008. This was mostly things from our kitchen junk drawer, and today I cleaned out my 'hair' drawer in the bathroom, and threw out heaps of old hairbands, clips, bobby pins etc that I never use (but have been keeping for years 'just in case').

Next stop ... the study/office. Very scary room that I can barely walk into at the moment.

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Goal for the rest of January 60/100

(1) t-shirt
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Just mailed out 7 items (+ stuff from yesterday)! I also got rid of 2 crates that were previously holding all the cds that were shipped out today. Tossed a box of expired food from the pantry as well.

218/2008

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51 things today!

I went through the DC craft box and found a bunch of broken crayons, dried up markers and paints, missing caps ect.

This brings my new total to
488/2008
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Yesterday I sorted through all the kids' clothes except the baby's. Not including the two full laundry hampers' worth that went down to the basement to be binned up for future use, I trashed/donated:

5 sweatshirts
9 girls pants
10 girls shirts
1 girls shorts
8 girls tights
1 girls pajamas
5 dresses
1 girls jacket
1 slip
1 girls overalls
5 boys pants
6 boys shirts
1 boys overalls
2 pairs socks

239/2008

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LOL, I think I'm running out of things to declutter...

I threw away 20 tuperware lids that have no bowls and will throw away more as I unpack

Gave a small fry pan, small sauce pan, dutch oven and waffle maker to my brother since he got his own apartment

Threw out 2 old pillows (ew)

Several more of James' toys went buh-bye

Not sure where I'm at...must sleep, my coffee is wearing off. LOL

Question, DH wants to keep cards, I'm sick of packing them around. He won't budge.

Renae wife to J :, Mama to 4.5y/o J-bird and 2y/o A : and E coming in late Dec/Early Jan. My husband had a living donor kidney transplant! :
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Last night I went through one of my husband's junk boxes in the basement. I got rid of what I could without him. Not sure when we will get back to it, but at least it's a start.

I am gearing up for tomorrow's major session. I plan to concentrate on the office since it is the beginning of the semester and I need a fresh start. I will also pack and take out all the stuff from the garage I have thrown in there but not counted yet.
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I am still moving ahead and am so inspired by everyone one this list.

Yesterday I gave away alot of paint and paint supplies that someone requested on FreeCycle. It was by far the best declutter project so far. The paint was being used to decorate a community garden and the women that picked the paint up were thrilled and enthusiatic. I also felt great because it gave me permission to forget about another "unfinished" project.

I am loving this decluttering thing!!

275/2008.

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