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Old 03-03-2008, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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8 sweaters and 1 sheet set to donate

1 toy, 1 pair of rain boots, 1 pr of shoes, 1 hat and a onesie to pass on.

7 magazines to the library (they go on the free shelf).

494/2008

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I have a bag for the charity shop and two bags of clothes that no longer fit any of my children to give to another family.

Total so far (since 1 January): 312/2008

(If you declutter 7 things per day from today until the end of the year, you will eliminate 2008 things from your home by 31 December!)
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woot! i haven't been participating in the thread, really, because i can't keep up and i can't keep count, but i'm chugging along. right now, i have a couple boxes waiting to go. the most exciting thing i did was my closet. i got rid of: bedding for the wrong size bed; a bunch of curtains i didn't like; boat-loads of clothes that didn't fit or i just didn't like; some guilt-factor afghans i've been wanting to dump for a long time and finally gave myself permission to do so.

this week, i want to attack my book shelves. dh is hoardy with books, but many of the books are exclusively mine, no way he would ever be interested in them, so i'm going to purge. when we rearranged our books a year ago, he talked me into keeping scarlett, the sequel to gone with the wind. @@ we also have a bunch of stupid books we've received as gifts, and the books i intend to read but never do. goodbye!

the other thing i'm thinking about is the peter walsh idea of giving special things a place of honor. like, i have tons of beautiful photos of my babies, but they're just in boxes and drawers. not a single one is on the wall. that's a crying shame and i've got to do something about it. (and, yeah, i already have the frames. also purchased about a year ago, a bunch of plain ones that will coordinate and that i can add to as time goes by without feeling i need to replace them.) maybe when i put them up, i'll also be able to get rid of the ones that aren't so great.
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CLeaned out the closet, junk drawer and working on the computer room (AKA my hole)

321/2008

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7 magazines to the library (they go on the free shelf).
That's an great idea! I've been recycling all our old mags, but the library's a great idea.

The last 2 days I've been cleaning out our filing cabinet and going through the piles of paper everywhere to go INTO the filing cabinet, so papers and papers. Probably another 2 HEAVY paper grocery bags of recycling and 1/2 bag of shredding - so about 15 pounds of paper (I'm counting by the pound for now!)

Misc trash around the house (random, broken, mismatched - old crafts projects, baby socks, weird stuff) 45
11 pairs ds's outgrown shoes
Old can collection (for making candle holders) 6
Big bag of recyclables 30

562/2008
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I'm at 559/2008 for the year. I have a bunch of stuff loaded in my car to donate/give away/sell, so hopefully my number will go up up up this week!
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Got rid of 9 more items today:

7 dress-up hats donated to DD's preschool
2 nasty shoes of DS thrown away

New total: 568/2008
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I moved 4 empty cardboard boxes to the curb for recycling plus a big bag of garbage.

620/2008.

I made dh move the piece of exercise equipment he swore he would use (and he has been-as a coat rack) from our bedroom to the garage. It is almost out of here!

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It's been awhile since I last posted but have been decluttering daily

I donated about 250 items these last 3 weeks including a Toy box (with toys ) that was taking up space

1101/2008
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two t-shirts and a magazine

21/2008
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pillow case and a Christmas bowl

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a nightgown dd2 outgrew

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Broken picture frame, broken hamper, assorted toy pieces, and 4 empty cardboard boxes.

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a plate, a broken toy, a couple of boxes, and a tree topper

29/2008
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I had to finish getting the basement ready for ds' bday party tomorrow.
1 broken laundry basket
1 empty lego container (goodness only knows where the legos are)
1 broken baby toy wagon
1 broken doll high chair
4 cardboard boxes out for recycling
Assorted toy pieces and other garbage.

Anyone notice the theme of "I hang on to broken things."

635/2008

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Dropped out for a while, I'm back in the swing of things. My last count was 200. Well, I've started cleaning up my disaster of a backyard. Gone are assorted candles, bottles, and blankets my ex-roommate left out there that have hence been sitting in the elements between six months and a year or more.

So, 210/2008

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2 candle holders
1 diaper cover
1 ratty old diaper
1 crappy toy

34/2008
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The recycling truck came and took 12 cardboard boxes away! I have to say, my basement looks pretty good right now.
I gave my SIL one of my dd's jackets.
Assorted papers, misc. pieces to things.

655/2008

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I have some catching up to do!

(16) receiving blankets - donated
(3) CSQE training materials that I will never ever use - sold through Craigslist
(26) baby toys - Freecycled
(10) baby accessories - Freecycled
(1) baby swing - Freecycled
(1) baby bouncy chair - Freecycled
(1) baby floormat with crossbars - Freecycled
(2) Baby Bjorns - freecycled
(6) broken Xbox and components - freecycled
(1) partially used package of newborn diapers - freecycled

Total: 370/2008

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3 pairs of socks
1 t-shirt
1 dress

39/2008
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I gave another SIL a tub of 30 childrens books for her classroom.

685/2008

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I've been awol off mdc for a while, but still (slowly) decluttering!
I've been keeping a notepad file on my desktop to keep track of my progress, here's the list:

5 diapers
1 video
3 cassette
broken pencils
toy
2 stack papers
4 boxes
tote bag
tape dispenser
bread mix

2 headphones
1 dvd

30 books
15 cds
10 clothes

1 suitcase
1 rocking horse
1 ride on toy
clothes in suitcase, guessing about 50 pieces
10 toys

which adds up to:
141

I'll find my last post in feb and come back to tally up...
feb= 472/2008
so new total:
613/2008

I have the ARC truck coming by tomorrow, and getting rid of our spare room double bed, the linens for it, and hopefully a bunch of other stuff. I also realized I forgot to add a bunch of clothes I took to the 2nd hand store... I'll think about it and add a reasonable number in tomorrow.

keep up the good work everyone!
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Okay..I know I have to get back into the swing of things
I am going to try to tackle one room/closet at a time...
2008 things...lol if I don't bring home 2008 more new things

I think I could get to 2008 this weekend (hitting the toys)
15 articles of clothing (going to salvation army box)
5 articles of clothing (going back to ds preschool)
now on to toys....this is a fun game and motivating

50 items for Thursday only a few more hundred to go

8 might be enough
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currently outside waiting for the arc truck I have:
mattress, box spring and bed frame
wine rack
plant stand
sheet set
mattress cover
mattress pad
2 pic frames
1 binder
1 solar system toy
1 wok
1 salad bowl
1 silk plant
4 mini bundt pans
1 craft kit
cell phone accessories
2 candle holders
a bunch of candles
necklace
3 sweaters
3 placemats
2 bed rails
1 glass dish
25 toys
22 books
some kids clothes (3?)
2 pairs of shoes

I'm giving a friend who just had a house fire about 10 diapers/covers. I freecycled some frozen food we didn't like and some pet bedding. I also have another pending pick up for freecycle for some party supplies. So I'm counting that as 98 for today.

I cannot believe how roomy our computer/spare room feels right now since we got the bed out of here. Also feels good to clear out the junk out from under the bed and extra stuff that was just taking up space. It's hard though since it's from all over the house. I think if we just completely cleared one room at a time it would be waaay more motivating, but how do you keep the clutter from overflowing into the newly cleaned out spaces?

New total (assuming the arc truck shows up)
711/2008
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I went awol for awhile (less computer time = more decluttering! ) so in the last couple of weeks I've gotten rid of (combo donate/recycle/toss)

33 pairs underwear (why did i have 20+ pairs of thongs? i've NEVER liked them! ???)
3 mismatched baby shoes
2 pair old slippers
63 items clothing (ds and i, mixed)
28 magazines (Holistic Moms swap - yeah!)
2 halloween gourds
non-working calculator
body-wash trio (from 3 bdays ago!)
3 NIB made in china gifts to ds for xmas
7 more pounds of paper
11 pairs kids shoes
(+ LOADS of old emails and useless files on my computer, but not counting them - just glad they're gone!)

716/2008
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I was pretty PO'd at DH last night, and in my anger - I got four trash bags full of stuff out of my house!!! I didn't count them, but I am going to estimate 200 even though I think that estimate is really low.

239/2008
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last count 711/2008

today went through files and various stacks, I recycled 4 piles of paper (tempted as I am to count the papers individually). I had old bills in there from 2006 I still have lots more to go through, too. Also tossed holey clothes, and sent some old glasses, and other random junk out the door. (I think about 10 things). So, I'm totalling that to be about 14 for today.

new total: 725/2008
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