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Old 01-07-2009, 04:20 AM   #1
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Default DECLUTTER CHALLENGE: 2009 items in 2009!

How it works: When you declutter something - whether it's just one item or a whole closet-worth of junk - come to this thread & make a new post to tell us what you got rid of (as specific or unspecific as you'd like) and keep a running total of how many things you've tossed, donated, sold or freecycled this year

The overall goal is 2009 items but if you want to make a goal that's larger or smaller than that - or even if you don't want to keep count & just want to laugh at the crazy things we've been keeping in our kitchen cupboards - that's fine, you can play along too!

When you reach your goal, you get your name here, for everyone to see...

2009 WINNERS



Ready, Set, Declutter!!!

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Old 01-07-2009, 04:39 AM   #2
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:woo

4 - Went through some magazines and tossed them
8 - Went through the pantry and tossed a few expired/stale foods

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12 Total

(oh man I have a long way to go!!)
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: DECLUTTER CHALLENGE: 2009 items in 2009!

ooh. what a cool idea!

going through the closet:

2 - sold two pieces of old clothing I never wore
4 - turned old t-shirts into rags (does that count?)

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Old 01-07-2009, 05:23 AM   #4
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I'm in!!! But I am not counting items this year, I just want "company" and congratulations for the work I do.

Major goals: garage & basement storage area, both of which need to wait for warmer weather. Lots of smaller in the house areas I can work on however.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:49 AM   #5
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Default Re: DECLUTTER CHALLENGE: 2009 items in 2009!

I'm in!!! I might just be listing items and areas too, since I tend to lose track and like to just toss without counting it.

Major areas: basement storage and all those boxes that haven't been opened since our move.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:19 AM   #6
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Default Re: DECLUTTER CHALLENGE: 2009 items in 2009!

Tracey, you gotta tell me, how long has it been for those "boxes that haven't been opened since our move" ??? Mine have been sitting in the basement for 3.5 years


Anyway, I got this in my email this morning & wanted to share it - it's so appropriate for starting this today
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One of the most satisfying aspects of our humanness is sharing ourselves with others. Our spirits find fulfillment when we connect in meaningful ways with family, friends, and others. But when we are ashamed about our clutter, we isolate ourselves both as individuals and in our homes.

When our lives clear up, we are happily able to open up in a new way. That renewed connectedness is one of the wonderful spin-offs of the changes we make

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2 sweaters into my Donation Station box (which is full & needs to be taken to the SVdP store)
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:21 AM   #7
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:21 AM   #8
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I'm in!!! But I am not counting items this year, I just want "company" and congratulations for the work I do.

Major goals: garage & basement storage area, both of which need to wait for warmer weather. Lots of smaller in the house areas I can work on however.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:37 AM   #9
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Default Re: DECLUTTER CHALLENGE: 2009 items in 2009!

I'm in! We're still on Christmas vacation visiting my parents, though, so I can't start until next week.
First thing on my list is the corner cabinet in the kitchen. It's so scary I don't even open it.
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I'm in again...LOL...I have a lot downstairs. This should motivate me to get it out of here and donated!
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:54 AM   #11
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Darcy, and Yay Gina!
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I'm in, just not today... my poor achy head.
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I'm in!

I'm a little this morning because I had planned on taking boxes to the thrift store today, but those boxes were stored in our now flooded crawl space. :/ I'm wondering if it's worth the effort to rewash some of the items or just trash them.

Last night I did give a large shopping bag full of outgrown girl clothes to my SIL.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:16 AM   #14
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2+3pcs ugly snowman winter decorations = 5
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