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01-01-2013 09:22 PM
MrsMike

I lost my master list of everything. I had over 2012 items. I have to scroll through my camera to see if I can find pics of stuff I donated so I can make up some tangible list.

Sadly, 2012+ items didn't seem to make a huge difference in my home. We still have a long way to go. Onto 2013 in 2013!
 

12-31-2012 03:38 PM
erigeron

Well, I know I brought stuff in, but my hope is that the stuff I brought in I am going to actually use, whereas the stuff brought out is clutter, so our number of pointless items is reduced. 

 

In the process of moving, settling into the new place, changing interests, I have regretted two more items I got rid of, a Spanish-English dictionary and a reusable coffee filter. Oh well, replacing either will be fairly easy. 

 

Final 2012 total is 1784. I'm not getting rid of 200+ more items tonight. Happy New Year, everyone!

12-31-2012 01:05 PM
IsaFrench

+ 32

 

944 out of 2012

 

1068 to go !

am going to switch to the 2013 in 2013 thread now .... hoping to make it up to 2013 for the coming year.....

12-30-2012 05:47 PM
kt~mommy

keeping track of my last stuff of the year... going to make a haul to the thrift store tomorrow one last time!

 

35 expired or uneaten food items

1 pair of shoes that pinch my feet

1 pair of shoes the dog chewed up (trashed)

8 purses

2 matching coin purses

1 letter/keys organizer

2 bras

3 rooms of 70s shag green carpetting ripped out to reveal my pretty hardwoods underneath (4 rooms to go... eventually)

2 expired bath items

3 gift-baskety bath items

3 more purses

10 packets of old oatmeal

1 more bra

1 tank top

 

=73 this weekend

 

total rung in for the year... 1385. not bad considering!

 

2012 ended up being my year to move, but just barely and it was chaotic, so i'm hoping to get through my boxes of not-yet-decluttered stuff for 2013.

12-27-2012 10:12 AM
SomethingAnonymous

Yes if we don't watch what we are bringing into the house.. then we might not be really reducing our stuff at all, just replacing it with other stuff. I got rid of more than 2012 this year I am pretty sure, but I subtracted every new thing that came in, so I ended up only reducing my belongings by about 900 things this year. Reducing the in-flow is pretty hard but I am determined to cut down on unnecessary things coming in (toys are mainly our problem).

12-26-2012 12:55 AM
clutterwarrior
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curlyfry7 View Post

146 + 1882 = 2028!!! I did it!!!!
The truly daunting thing is how much more there still is to declutter even after getting rid of this much stuff!! I am already eying stuff for next year's challenge....(no more time this year most likely to really get rid of anything more)
 

Well done!

 

Yes I know what you mean, I have been doing this for two years now and still so much to get rid of....must be symptomatic of the consumer age we live in!

12-26-2012 12:52 AM
clutterwarrior

damaged frypan

serving spoon that always falls on the ground due to badly balanced handle, I can't take it anymore!

over 200 recipe leaflets never use them so out they go

cardboard box

calendar

handbag

DVD case

 

1222/2012

$570

12-24-2012 01:18 AM
IsaFrench

+ 14

 

912 out of 2012

 

1100 to go !

12-23-2012 12:32 PM
orangemomma

hat and mitten set donated

 

625/2012

 

I won't make it but that's okay - will join the 2013 in 2013 thread

12-23-2012 11:05 AM
Curlyfry7 104 items to GW
10 baby hairclips to friend
1 DVD donated
3 snappis given to friend
7 old diapers donated
1 dvd given to friend
12 items baby clothes donated
8 items my clothing given to friend

146 + 1882 = 2028!!! I did it!!!!

The truly daunting thing is how much more there still is to declutter even after getting rid of this much stuff!! I am already eying stuff for next year's challenge....(no more time this year most likely to really get rid of anything more)

OK, back to wrapping gifts.......
12-21-2012 04:52 AM
IsaFrench

+36

 

898 out of 2012

 

1114 to go !

12-19-2012 06:46 PM
clutterwarrior

8 pairs of shoes

12 handbags

11 clothes

mirror

scarf

backpack

6 small toys

4 old canvases

 

 

1016/2012

$570

12-18-2012 01:45 PM
Super Pickle

1053 +34= 1087

Took 4 bags to the thrift store drop off. I didn't count the items (mostly clothes and books) but I am going to guess about 40 things. 

 

1087 + 40 = 1487

 

ETA (a couple weeks later): 

 

11 baby items to pregnant relative

1 toy that had been sitting in a big box in my closet for a long time

 

1487 + 12= 1499

 

About 20 cards and pictures tossed, plus an old dinted tin.

 

1520

12-15-2012 04:03 PM
orangemomma

I am purging papers this weekend. I have a HUGE problem with keeping papers - thinking that I need all of them or will look at them again.

So for every 10 pieces of paper I recycle or shred = 1 item in my tally.

 

Cleaned one small stack on my desk - 100+ pieces of paper recycled so 10 items for my 2012 tally

 

New total 624/2012

12-13-2012 12:52 PM
IsaFrench

40 a day in December hasn't happened ....

 

+ 26

 

862 out of 2012

 

1150 to go !

12-11-2012 05:20 AM
tealsmith83
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Originally Posted by orangemomma View Post

Cleaned out a closet and tossed out 40 things - random broken toys, more pens without ink

 

DS thinned out his rock collection - 10 rocks back to the big wide world

 

New total 614/2012

orangemomma  that is too funny about the rock collection...we have that same problem at our house too!  I guess that's a boy thing.  lol.gif

12-10-2012 07:33 PM
orangemomma

Cleaned out a closet and tossed out 40 things - random broken toys, more pens without ink

 

DS thinned out his rock collection - 10 rocks back to the big wide world

 

New total 614/2012

12-07-2012 08:37 AM
orangemomma

11 more items to Goodwill - including baby bath towels, shirts, shoes

 

New total 564/2012

12-04-2012 06:08 PM
orangemomma

1 pair roller blades and 5 baby bibs to Goodwill

 

New total 553/2012

12-04-2012 05:36 AM
tealsmith83

75/2012 +

 

visor

back support

pumpkin vase

skates

flags (3 seasonal)

shoes (4 pair)

picture frame

boxes of floor tile (2)

scanner

purses (2)

pillow

unopened pkgs of party confetti (2)

non-working strands of X-mas lights (5)

red plastic bows (2)   =

 

102/2012 

 

 

This is only a drop in the bucket of stuff I could get rid of.

12-04-2012 02:23 AM
clutterwarrior

old swimsuit

2 dresses

10 other things

sunglasses sold

 

972/2012

$570

12-03-2012 07:19 PM
kt~mommy

1 pair shoes

1 pair of boots

2 pairs of pants

1 wall decoration

1 pair socks

1 apple corer

1 hangar

1 cup

1 vase

1 broken coaster

1 piece of pottery

1 sweater

1 tongs

1 crock

4 phone books turned kindling

 

19 things today

total = 1312 -- officially with 700 to go in 28 days to go.... doubtful I will get there, but definately plugging away at my personal best number!

12-03-2012 08:22 AM
tealsmith83

75/2012

 

Pulled out several things over the weekend.  Haven't counted them up yet but it included such things as

 

A pair of roller skates

A pumpkin vase

about 5 pair of my shoes

a visor

a picture frame, etc., etc.

 

I'll try to get an actual tally later and get it posted.

12-02-2012 01:58 PM
orangemomma

2 kitchen items and 1 baby item to the reuse/free stuff area at the transfer station.

 

new total 547/2012

12-02-2012 01:06 AM
clutterwarrior

4 broken pool toys

2 hats

womens top

old collectable coffee tin gone rusty

skirt outdated

21 mags/catalogues

21 bits of stuff

10 rusty pins and clips

10 assorted things

bottle

 

959/2012

$551

 

Edging closer to 1000!!  Hope I can at least reach the halfway mark by the end of the year. bouncy.gif

12-01-2012 12:57 PM
mkksmom
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkksmom View Post

Gosh I've been doing a bad job of keeping track this year. I just got rid of a ton of things and didn't even count. I'll go low with 25 and start counting from here on out.
971

I just took another full van load out to the thrift store. Had to have been at least 500 items. Then I gave a neighbor our old huge fake tree. I have a box for Goodwill. I'd be surprised if we didn't already do 2012, sooooo I'm going to declutter the task of counting my donations! LOL!! And I'll keep getting rid of things. smile.gif
11-30-2012 12:31 PM
IsaFrench

ideally, i would do about 40 a day in December .....

11-30-2012 09:31 AM
orangemomma

6 magazines to the swap at the library

3 items donated to the christmas bazaar

 

new total 544/2012

11-28-2012 05:14 AM
tealsmith83

56/2012

 

+ 19 old magazines

 

= 75/2012

11-26-2012 08:26 PM
Curlyfry7 LONG overdue update:
-13 items sold
-6 items taken to work
-1 diaper taken to work
-8 torn socks trashed
-20 piles of paper shredded
-6 books to a swap
-3 items to friend
-5 old maps trashed
-1 duplicate gift regifted
-6 items trashed
-20 items from junk drawer trashed
-10 items trashed
-1 tub dried clay trashed
-1 broken movie case trashed
-2 baby items given to coworker
-15 items trashed
-4 clothes to friend
-40 items sold in consignment sale
-42 dog toys donated
-5 clothes to friend
-110 medical items rehomed
-1 item trashed
-9 cat toys given away
-1 old TV cart trashed
-3 old markers trashed
-15 items to HH
-16 items to HH
-11 items to mom in need
-12 items to HH
-6 books to HH
-14 books to HH

Total 1467 + 415 = 1882 (only 130 to go!!) Woo Hoo! But Oh so much more to declutter...next year here I come!
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