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#1 of 36 Old 05-03-2008, 03:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I managed to FINALLY get rid of the boxes and bags of clutter I had waiting in the car to go to the consignment and thrifts stores.
190 items GONE! yeah!

621/2008

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Way to go!!! Doesn't it feel great to get RID of STUFF! ?
I was coming on here to report that I have already hit over the 2000 mark for this year. I didn't know we had so much STUFF!!!! We are moving in a month & I have been delcuttering, organizing stuff, and freecycling/giving to thrift stores with no mercy. As of today I am at a count of 2414 PLUS 7 garbage bags full of clothes which I didn't count. And I am to say that it's hardly made a dent...:
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30 things from the camper and garage

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Whew! I'm done for today.
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Another 5 things from the garage and 3 magazines

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Okay, there are 11 posts on this thread, and I've made 9 of them. Come on!!! I'm getting self conscious!
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I'm not counting but I just had to share without starting a whole new thread... I have been begging DH to clear out his clothes for literally years now. His stuff took up the whole closet (it's a BIG one) and a large four-drawer dresser. Today I piled up all his clothes on the bed in categories - sweatshirts, jeans, dress shirts, that sort of deal. He came in and threw everything on the ground into two piles, keep and ditch. The keep pile included a lot of "wow, I forgot I had these!" items and the ditch pile included things from his high school years even. (We live in the house he grew up in.) At the end of the maybe 10 minute process we have three huge contractor bag full of clothes he does not need, and half the master closet's worth of good, quality clothes. I'm so pleased it's not even funny. I can finally keep my clothes in the closet too, and I won't have to wonder where to stuff his clothes in after I do the laundry. I'll post pics as soon as I find the camera wire DS walked off with. The visuals are very impressive.
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Wow - that's great AlpineMama!

We finally decluttered...................






A CAR!!!! Yes, finally! I'm not even going to post how long that thing's been in the garage.:

1148/2008
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I haven't cleaned my house since I first/last posted on this thread! I was a zoo in here but between DH and I we managed to declutter about 20 things. I'm getting a few more things here and there but not too much lately. Just can't be motivated when I've been so motivate to get outside and be active, much more than usual!


641/2008

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Hi mamas!

I would like to join you please. I really need a kick in the a$$ to keep up with the decluttering and organizing. I see that most of you have 2222/2008 thingys in your posts. Is that how much you have gotten rid of and how much you have left to go/goal?

I have 9 boxes of baby clothes waiting to go to goodwill as soon as someone brings downstairs for me :

I gave 4-5 big baby items to a young PG woman who was in need of stuff.

I also have 3 hefty bags of garbage waiting to be brought downstairs :

How do I count this stuff?

Thanks for any help you can give me

hola.gifElena ~  loving mom to  Alexander 8 fencing.gif Christopher 5.

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Oh my goodness, I was supposed to be doing this 2008 in 2008 thing, and I have seriously fallen off the wagon. I have a running tally on the whiteboard in my kitchen ..... 240/2008 :

Spur me into action PLEASE!!

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How do I count this stuff?
If I haven't counted the stuff in a bag/box, I just make a guess at a total.
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4 random things from our electronics/cords drawer

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Spur me into action PLEASE!!
Come on - get off your tush! You don't really want to spend the summer in a cluttered house do you???

Does that help?
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Thanks ColoradoMama .... I'll aim to get rid of 20 things out of my wardrobe today, and out of the house.

Well done on your total!! More than halfway there and we're not halfway through the year yet.

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8 pairs of knickers (when I finally fit into them again, I can treat myself to some new pairs)
1 pair of chopsticks (not sure what these were doing in my lingerie drawer)
2 bellydancing skirts (haven't danced for 5 years)
3 shirts
1 hat
2 pairs of shorts
2 pairs of leggings
1 pair of pyjamas (I'm counting this as 2 objects - the top and the bottom)
1 bra

266/2000

Next stop - my bookshelf ....

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well i havent posted this month and really did badly last month I only got rid of three more things thismonth so far but going through my magazines again this month so who knows. my total so far is 265/2008

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update: went through magazines and my new total is 307/2008 yep i had that many magazines it is sad.

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I fell off the wagon for awhile there. I am back on track. I finally took the broken laundry basket and the poles for a ball pit we have not owned since 2002 to the curb for garbafe pick up. I also went through 2 boxes of paperwork that we no longer need and shredded everything for recycling. I also got rid of one pair of pants and assorted broken toys and odds and ends.

715/2008

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clothdipemomof2boy - good to see I'm not the only person in the 200-300's
But we can catch up!! I know we can do it.

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3 pairs pants
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6 blouses/shirts

277/2008

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clothdipemomof2boy - good to see I'm not the only person in the 200-300's
But we can catch up!! I know we can do it.
Thanks for the confidence you have enough for both of us i hope hehehe. I need to go through winter clothes today sometime and maybe i will get more out of my house.

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