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Old 01-01-2013, 12:36 PM   #21
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Re: Mini Minimalist Challenge: 12/31-1/4

Monday 12.31.12:
2 broken ornaments
a stack of christmas cards

Tuesday 1.1.13:

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Wednesday 1.2.13: Purge 5 items from your desk/office/mail space. If you don't have a desk/office/mail space, then purge 5 items from your junk drawer.

Thursday 1.3.13: Purge 5 items from your pantry. Check expiration dates!

Friday 1.4.13: Purge 5 items from your laundry room

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Re: Mini Minimalist Challenge: 12/31-1/4

Tuesday 1.1.13: Purge 5 items from your bathroom drawers/cabinets.

- 1 Bar Of Soap
- 4 Headbands
- 1 Nail File
- 1 Hair Cream
- 1 Bracelet

Wednesday 1.2.13: Purge 5 items from your desk/office/mail space.

- 1 Notebook
- 1 Fan
- 2 Reusable Shopping Bags
- 1 Collapsible Drawer

Thursday 1.3.13: Purge 5 items from your pantry.

- 1 Pepper Mill
- 1 Package of Marshmellows
- 1 Yeast Jar (combined 2 into one)

* Just did the pantry about a week ago and was surprised I was able to find anything new to purge.*

Friday 1.4.13: Purge 5 items from your laundry room.

- 1 Sock that has been waiting to find its match for weeks
- 1 Bottle of Ecover (almost empty, that won't get used)
- 1 Old Toothbrush used for scrubbing
- 1 Light Bulb Packaging
- 1 Foaming Glass Cleaner - Didn't like it, won't use it again
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:36 PM   #23
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Bath 1/1/13. Complete. (Yay for tiny bathroom!)

Trash: 3 combs
1 eye liner
1 broken nail clippers
2 chap sticks
2 lotions

Recycle:
4 shampoo bottles
2 used deodorants
1 hand soap used
2 old NyQuil bottles


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Hair clippers
Vintage compact

I noticed dh doesn't know what the recycle and trash is. Ugg. There was more but I don't remember it all.
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Monday 12-31:
Stack of Christmas cards received over the years
Box of cards I bought years ago but never sent out
Plastic Halloween jack o'lantern bucket
Gingerbread house kit

Tuesday 1-1:
30 bottles of shampoo, lotion, body wash, etc. to be donated or recycled. I went "natural products only" and no-poo a year and a half ago but still hung onto everything I had stocked up.
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Tuesday- bathroom! Purged all the little sample bottles of soap, shampoo, and lotion I had accumulated over the years. These will be donated for a church mission trip. Also got rid of tons of hair ties, old headbands, a broken hair dryer and flat iron.
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Re: Mini Minimalist Challenge: 12/31-1/4

Tuesday 1.1.13: Purge 5 items from your bathroom drawers/cabinets.

Ok so I can't get in there and toss JUST 5 items. I went into the bathroom thinking I'd purge some stuff. I ended up doing a major purge, made some cereal box dividers for the drawers, swept and mopped the floor, cleaned the baseboards, cleaned the counters, mirrors, toilet and I would have gotten the tub except I did it a week ago and I didn't feel like doing it again. So I would say I purged about 20-30 items and this is after I did my first purge a month ago. I also got on a roll and cleaned DDs bathroom. Nothing to purge there just did the toilet, sink, floors and mirrors. At least my zone chore is done for the week LOL
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Did Wednesday tonight.


I don't have a junk drawers and my desk is just my computer and I filed all my weeks paperwork Sunday. So I tackled my craft "cubbard" (plastic bin drawer thingie). I was acting as a semi junk holder.

Not done but I met the goal and then some. Then decided to do away with the cubbard. So now everything is going to its proper place in sewing bins (example one for snaps, one for serger stuff). Bins I already have and use daily.

Hopefully will finish tomorrow if I have time. Super busy day ahead of me.
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Re: Mini Minimalist Challenge: 12/31-1/4

I will play reserving my spot. Both my boys are asleep so I am going to sleep to lol. But I will catch up the missed days and update this post in a bit.

Monday 12.31.12: Purge 5 holiday items. This could be cards, decorations, gifts you don't plan on keeping, or anything else that is lingering from the holidays.
1. set of gelly window decals that stain the windows- recycled
2. handpainted jar with candle inside-recycled
3. Burned candle-trash
4. cookie holder that spins and plays music-recycled
5. Angel shaped soap-trash and packaing recycled

Tuesday 1.1.13: Purge 5 items from your bathroom drawers/cabinets.
1. open lanolin sample- recycling
2. lotion sample- packing as a freebie in a box I sold
3. wahm foot stick new putting in for sale box
4. nipple cream new for sale box
5. weleda rose face cream sample- sale box

Wednesday 1.2.13: Purge 5 items from your desk/office/mail space. If you don't have a desk/office/mail space, then purge 5 items from your junk drawer.
1-5. recycled a small stack of papers more then 5

Thursday 1.3.13: Purge 5 items from your pantry. Check expiration dates!
recently organized food so only food item was an open box of cookies.
also recycled 3 paint pens and 2 spatula looking things I have not used in 3 years since I was given them, not sure why they were there but it counts :P

Friday 1.4.13: Purge 5 items from your laundry room.
No need really its in the attic in an unused bathroom I only have my detergents and I am working through the off brand excess. I am sure I could collect a few empties for recycling perhaps.
1-2. 2 plastic dryer balls went into my for sale pile
3. some scary looking soap nuts went into the trash bin and container into recycling
4. cardboard packing into recycling
5-6. 2 empty plastic bottles into recycling
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Re: Mini Minimalist Challenge: 12/31-1/4

Great job everyone!

Just did the bathroom. Got rid of a shampoo & conditioner, an old (giant!) bottle of lotion, some makeup items, a basket and dish, a tooth ache/repair kit from when DH had a cracked tooth. I also took the time to restock the thing of Q-tips (and was able to toss that packaging), and put a new head on my razor, and things like that. I reorganized a few things as well. I got rid of an overflowing Target bag of stuff from in there!

I no longer have a junk drawer in my kitchen. A few months ago I reorganized in the kitchen and got rid of the junk drawer (and it's now a nice, usable "coffee drawer"). The things that were in the junk drawer that were worth keeping are now organized in our utility closet, in one of those small Sterilite bins with the 3 little drawers.

I had also revamped our billing/mailing drawer, so that is very organized as well.

That said, I definitely still have some junk drawers. We have a cart in our dining room that used to be in our entryway, and it has bins underneath for our outdoor items like hats, mittens, scarves, etc. But it also has two drawers up top, one I use for our dog's items, and one for our "out the door" items (sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, etc.). So I purged through those instead.

Out of the doggy drawer, I got rid of a collar (for a dog we rehomed in June), some old medicated skin wipes (for that same dog), and a piece of wood that was in there for some reason, from a household project. Now all that's left is stuff that actually is worth keeping and gets used (spare leash, a harness, doggy tooth paste/brush, a brush, nail clippers, poop bags for walks).

Then, in the other drawer, I got rid of a goody bag full of stuff from a birthday party DS attended in November, an almost empty lint roller, some receipts & a coupon, a couple of golf tees, band-aids, some old packs of tissues, a key chain, an almost-empty bottle of sunscreen, and some miscellaneous items. All in all, 16 items from that drawer. And I wiped out the insides of both of them, too.

Tuesday 1.1.13: 10 items from my bathroom

Wednesday 1.2.13: 19 items from our junk drawers
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Just took down the Christmas tree and decorations. Purged 7 more things from them, and everything is nice and organized in one bin for next year.
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