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Back during the summer we had some decluttering challenges where we tried to get rid of a certain number of unwanted/unused items by a certain date - items counted if you gave them away, recycled them, or gave them back to their rightful owner. We listed in the thread what we got rid of and kept a running tally. Those threads really motivated me and I need another one. Desparately!!<br><br>
I want to get rid of 150 items of clutter by Thanksgiving. Anybody want to join me?
 

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I'm in. I need some inspiration to keep going and these challenges have helped.<br><br>
Does it still count if all 150 things belong to dh? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I am SO tempted....
 

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Sounds fabulous! I'm in! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy">
 

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Oh I'm in! I have soooo much stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I'm subbing and I'll start tomorrow. My goal is 70 items gone by Thanksgiving.
 

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Just what I need!! (Does a piece of paper count??? or a pile??) 1/2 joking here.....but I have always wondered that--in some web groups they say to throw away 20 things, and I think.....does a popsicle stick count??? empty envelope?? ...NOT that I am looking for junk--I have plenty!!!!! (but easier to toss real garbage than say a cooking magazine from last year or a vase that I might want someday....for something......
 

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I'm counting non-paper items. Otherwise it'd be 1000 items for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Me too! My goal is 1500 by Thanksgiving.<br><br>
It helps that not so d h has finally moved out. His stuff is still here, but that's about to change. One way or the other. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Well I won't be counting individual pieces of paper (I would be up to 150 in no time!) but I will count magazines.<br><br>
I think I need a whole separate decluttering thread for piles of paper <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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I'm working on decluttering right now. I filled 2 trash bags full of clothes to take to the urban mission and working on filling at least another one today. I also need to whittle (sp?) down my books and magazines
 

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Oh, me, me, me. In fact I have someone coming over to help me get my garage organized. I think I can get rid of 150 items for sure.
 

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150 items by next monday is my goal.<br>
we started homeschooling this week and i feel the need to be stunningly organized to do it. ( i know that isnt true but it starts me off with high hopes)<br>
sooo 150 in 7 days...<br>
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I'm in! 150 items out by November 4th. Not counting the three garbage bags full of things for Goodwill sitting behind me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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we're in! dh suggested 300 be our goal...i am thinking 150, but if i can count the last few weeks of trips to the salvation army, 300 does not seem that bad!! seems nesting has started much earlier this time!!!!
 

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We're trying to get some bookcases cleaned out and MOVED before DD starts crawling. She's now doing the bellyflop/worm move to get around, so we need to act fast!<br><br>
I'll go with 150 also. My goal is to Freecycle most of the items as well.
 

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Well, I started yesterday. I have 2 boxes full of clothes to take to GW. We took 3 loads of trash to the dump. I feel so excited. I only got 1/2 of the garage done, since I went ahead and started by myself. The lady is coming on thursday. I'm very excited. It's very liberating!!!<br><br>
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I also want to have less stuff before winter sets in. This past week I have removed one shopper of stuff from the house each day. I'm hoping to keep that up for at least another 2 weeks and see where it gets to!<br><br>
I'm focussing on clothes, books videos and what we call 'tat'!<br><br>
Paper stuff is another story - we have a kerbside recycling scheme here and we fill a larger than archive size box every week! We had to ask for another box for all the other tins and bottles!<br><br>
Good luck to everyone and here's to a neater winter!<br><br>
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Oh, man. 150 items?!? I'll give it the old college try. My closets are bursting, even with the purging I did this spring! I've got several things in mind to go to freecycle.
 
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