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Old 03-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #511
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Re: 2,012 items in 2012

Tossed 50+ items in the garage and started sorting for the garage sale. There is now a clear path to the trashcan and you can easily access the jog stroller!

Unfortunately, I thought I had sorted through all of my teaching stuff. Um, nope. Found two crates, two boxes and 3 bags full! Plus another box I had marked to go back to my former school. Eeek!

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Old 03-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #512
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40 more toys - some garbage, some goodwill box
1 more brush to goodwill
4 empty makeup/lotion containers in my bathroom
6 toiletry item I don't use to go to my nieces
make-up bag to goodwill
2 books

1729-53 = 1676

Friend came over and took most of his blacksmith equipment out of the garage, filled the back of his van...don't even know how much he took. Let's say 50 items.

1676 - 50 = 1616

Cleaned out the van...oh my goodness never letting the boys have milkshakes in the backseat again...

10 old art projects from school...how are we counting these again, 10 to 1 - 1
3 squished/broken toys
1616-4 = 1612

Cleaned the rec room more!!!

22 more toys gone!!

1612 - 22 = 1590
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:52 PM   #513
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So I have donated, sold, or given away about 816 items. I am not counting things I've thrown away, though maybe I should have... this is going to take me awhile.
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1080+40 additional items to donate to the pantry = 1120
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I know I haven't posted in here since January but I've been keeping track of all the stuff I've purged. We're getting ready to move in a few weeks so I was hoping to make the 2,012 goal before we moved (no reason to move stuff and then purge).

Well today I hit the goal!!! I'm actually about 100 items over and still have more to purge as we finish packing. The thing that finally put me over the edge was purging my craft/sewing stuff by about 50%. That was really hard because I love to sew but I kept only the things I could realistically see myself using for projects in the next 6 months and everything else is gone!
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another 227 items out today
so 1347 total ytd
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1560 -

5 more toys
1 bunch of used stickers from DS1's room
20 items from kitchen cupboards
10 odds and ends from top of my dresser
1 oil burner I never use
1 vase I don't need
1 cleaner I never use
1 old coffee maker to dump
1 broken rocking horse
1 platter
1 old broken shelving unit
1 piece packing fabric
1 broken booster seat
3 paint cans with dry paint to dump

1560-48= 1512 ...500 down!!!

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another 227 items out today
so 1347 total ytd
Wooza Mama!
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I know I haven't posted in here since January but I've been keeping track of all the stuff I've purged. We're getting ready to move in a few weeks so I was hoping to make the 2,012 goal before we moved (no reason to move stuff and then purge).

Well today I hit the goal!!! I'm actually about 100 items over and still have more to purge as we finish packing. The thing that finally put me over the edge was purging my craft/sewing stuff by about 50%. That was really hard because I love to sew but I kept only the things I could realistically see myself using for projects in the next 6 months and everything else is gone!
Way to go Mama!!! We may be moving in the next year and this is my goal! I totally agree, why move it!
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Re: 2,012 items in 2012

In the minimalism thread,
I wrote about my decluttering and counting.

As an example, in my office and junk drawers
I found a total of 245 pens and pencils.

I am counting those items as one (1)
when i drop them off to the library as a donation
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