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Old 12-06-2006, 12:59 PM   #31
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this weeks chuckage 0-3mos boys clothes and a snowsuit, 2x shirts and jeans, 2x maternity top, boys coat sz 7, childrens place coupons, all given away via freecycle.
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:54 PM   #32
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I am accepting this challenge, because we are moving next week. And I'd like to get rid of every single thing I don't need or haven't used this decade. I already went through ALL our clothes, including 9 years of childrens clothing that I've kept ALL of. So, it is now in bins, organized by size, all nice and neat.

Now, I just have to go through everything else In one week! I am only bringing with us the things we dearly love and can't possibly part with and the things we use on a regular basis. That's it!

It will be nice to go into the house without any clutter!
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:23 PM   #33
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I am glad to see this revived.
I have been getting rid of a few little things daily.
Magazines,
A pile of old recipes I had cut out but haven't tried and probably won't
A box of little girls clothes
Two bags of my old clothes to good will
A coffee carafe and a glass pie plate
a drawer full of expired coupons

I have not gotten rid of anything today, but I will accept the challenge to rid myself of at least one thing today, and post later what it was.. certainly I can find something.
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:51 PM   #34
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I just found this thread and am going to join in this week.

I just freecycled a cookbook, two other books a DVD, and 4 blankets.

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Old 12-27-2006, 09:33 AM   #35
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This thread is very inspiring! We just moved about 5 months ago, and I got rid of A TON of stuff. Dh and I are such packrats and messies. Well, 5 months after the move we are cluttered again..... so yes, I am joining in!
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Old 12-27-2006, 02:46 PM   #36
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me too
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:34 PM   #37
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Sis and I have been in major simplify mode. We thinned out the toy stash before Christmas, mostly because we knew the foster kids would be getting more toys than we would ever find space for.
This week, we sorted Mouse & Jacks dresser and took out a garbage bag of small and rarely worn clothes.
We are also cleaning up and donating all the baby items we are no longer using.....2 extra cribs, port-a-crib, saucer/bouncer, baby swing, bouncer chair and a bunch of other baby toys and stuff.
My mom is taking all of it to a friend who is the director at the pregnancy center.

all that out of the house and this place is still crowded!
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:01 PM   #38
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I am sorting through old videos, dvd's, cd's...and eventually books. I am feeling sooo overwhelmed with all our stuff. But...I am the only one in my household who sees all this "stuff" as a problem!
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:03 AM   #39
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I filled a box with giveaway stuff, and have 2 trashbags in the garage to take to the thrift store
This is one of my main goals this year
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:28 AM   #40
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Well, we got rid of several small toys last week, took them geocaching, so we traded them for other small ones, but at least these get attention!
This week:
I got rid of 4 washcloths and a towel
Some makeup I no longer use
and a car
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and a car
Wow! a car, that's a biggie!

I took three boxes to Goodwill last week.

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Old 01-09-2007, 04:15 AM   #42
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more clothes went in the giveaway box yesterday!!
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:21 AM   #43
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Okay, I haven't done anything else. We put moving off until the end of this month/beginnig of next, so I'm still thinking about decluttering at this point.

But, I have found this really inspirational blog with cool pictures:
http://walkslowlylivewildly.blogspot...lly-happy.html

And here are the pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/happyja...57594309114341

Wow.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:03 AM   #44
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I cleared off a lot of junk from the entertainment center and threw stuff away. Also found a drawer in the kitchen and threw stuff away yesterday. I hope to tackle the bedroom closet. It's not bad, but could use some work.
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:59 PM   #45
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I got rid of some more washcloths
Also, yesterday I got rid of about 6 or 7 catalogs.
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