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Here’s what I got rid of so far- 2nd 100 day challenge

To the trash -total – 34

  1.  24 birthday candles – some numbers or is it numerals? – melted and no longer recognizable, some just too short to be reused – not sure why I kept them in the first place
  2.  1 turtle neck – loved it but got a stain on it, couldn’t get it out and after multiple washings attempted to bleach it and that was a disaster so out it goes
  3.  1 pair holey underwear
  4.  3 pairs holey socks – thought I would darn them but it’s been a year and I’m pretty sure that isn’t going to happen so out they go
  5.  1 hummingbird feeder – lost part of it that covered one of the holes and now the feeding solution just runs out
  6.  1 dried up two way glue pen
  7. 1 plastic baby missing a leg
  8.  2 clay/plaster dolls from my mother in law’s doll house – the heads are splitting and to be honest I find the faces a bit creepy

2020 Declutter Update

There has been a lot of decluttering going on and it’s time to get it recorded.

Items donated so far 18 plus 17=35

  1.  3 Girl Scout badges
  2.  microscope lens
  3.  plastic tweezers
  4.  storage box for slides
  5.  2 foam blocks
  6.  package of felting needles
  7.  plastic shopping bag of felt pieces
  8.  gallon size Ziploc bag of yarn scraps
  9.  sandwich size Ziploc bag of thin decorative cord pieces
  10.  3 hankies
  11.  gift bag
  12.  gift box

Items trashed so far 47 plus 2=49                                                                                                      2 pairs boys pants – stained and holey

Items recycled so far 17

Other 4

That brings the grand total to 105! so goal met but the efforts will continue. Have you been doing any decluttering now that most of us are sheltering in place?

 

 

Declutter 2020 Update

It has been awhile since I posted what I’ve been decluttering so here goes

Items trashed – total of 35

  1.  3 boy’s tees – stained, holey
  2.  3 baby items also stained and/or holey
  3.  10 quilt pattern/instructions torn from magazines – I’ll probably never have the skill or time to do them, so out they go
  4.  guest book from my mom’s funeral- neither my sister or I feel the need to keep it
  5.  bag of confectioner’s sugar that expired in 2016
  6.  bag of farro risotto that expired 2018
  7.  guest book from my grandfather’s funeral – see above
  8.  broken mini umbrella
  9.  binder that was coming apart
  10.  11 candle stubs
  11.  candle holder made by my son -had been keeping because he made it but it didn’t actually work as a candle holder so out it went
  12. moth eaten felt crown made by daughter

Items recycled – 17

  1.  1 travel magazine with pictures torn out
  2.  year’s worth of payroll reports that I do not need to keep anymore
  3.  10 dead batteries
  4.  5 cards from my hubby

Items donated – 16

  1. 4 photo frames
  2.  1 quilt pattern I bought but now know I will never make – way too many little pieces
  3.  2 guest books
  4.   1 wooden puzzle
  5.  2 queen size flat sheets
  6.  1 photo album
  7.  1 oven mitt with a Christmas design- just uncomfortable to use
  8.  2 books to my church library
  9.  1 skating medal my daughter doesn’t want
  10.  1 silver tree decoration

Other –  4 My daughter took a school bus photo album to use as her daughter grows. She also took three calendars that we had used as a daily journal when she was younger.

That makes 72 plus the original 14 gives me a total of 86. Feeling pretty sure that I will reach my goal of 100 by the end of this challenge. Are you decluttering? How is it going for you? Leave a comment and let me know

 

 

 

2020 Declutter 100 Items Goal

Items to give away

1 copper candlestick holder, nice but I never use it and I have many others 1 glass block with a pansy and a saying about motherhood given to me by my daughter, sentimental but I’m trying to limit how many decorative items I have

Items going in the trash

7 screws – these are not regular screws they obviously belong to something but I have no clue what it may be. Since they have been in this box for almost two years I’m going to assume I don’t need them 2 envelopes of photograph negatives – can’t even tell what they might have been or when the photos were taken 2 keys, again something I have no idea what they open and haven’t needed them in almost two years 1 plastic knob that no one knows what it goes to

So that’s it for the first report a total of 14 items. Have you done any decluttering this month? Share in the comments – I’d love to hear what you are getting rid of.

The Declutter Update -4/1/19-9/22/19 Edition

Total from January through March  215 items gone

So, even though I haven’t been updating I have been faithfully decluttering. I’m just going to give the totals for each category rather than list each item individually.

46 items tossed in the trash

43 books to be read removed from my list

29 items given away

4 items recycled

129+ items sold I forgot to count how many vcr tapes I took to Half Price Books I know there were at least 30 probably more

That brings the grand total up to 466 items!! I met my goal for the year but I’m going to continue and shoot for 100+ for the last hundred days of the year. Which will get me over 500 by the end of the year.

The Declutter update – March 2019

I am rolling along on this goal – total of 78 for this month’s  activities. Will easily make my goal of 300 – thinking I should shoot for 500.

Here’s how it went –

Trash – 25

1 hotel room keycard from a vacation years ago                                                                         1  hot hands packet that expired 7/15                                                                                                1 glue on fingernail tip                                                                                                                        1 pie crust expiration date 12/15                                                                                                       1 bottle of ginger – don’t know how old but it no longer has any scent                                    1 fitness tracker notebook-partially used                                                                                        1 broken VHS rewinder                                                                                                                       1 dried up marker  1 lid for a marker saved in case we lost a lid and needed to replace one but now can’t find any markers that it would fit                                                                   2 dried up pens                                                                                                                                     12 packets of expired seeds from 2011                                                                                              3 plant info tags for plants I killed

Gave Away – 22

2 checkbook covers                                                                                                                              1 tree wrap                                                                                                                                             4 plastic tubes that florists use to keep the stems from bending                                                1 decorative pin                                                                                                                                    1 package of silicone food savers                                                                                                       1 box of activated charcoal toothpaste                                                                                            1 spaghetti scrubber                                                                                                                            1 lunchskins brand sandwich bag                                                                                                       1 lunchskins brand snack bag                                                                                                            1 ice pack- we have more ice packs than any one family needs                                                   1 package of bee’s wrap                                                                                                                      1 bamboo cutting board I already have 3 plus 2 wooden cutting boards                                   1 package of “Fresh paper”                                                                                                                 1 stasher –  silicone storage bag                                                                                                         1 veggie brush                                                                                                                                        1 container of deodorant cream                                                                                                        1 small glass water bottle – again we have more water bottles than one family needs           1 silicone to go cup

Removed  – 14                                                                                                                                          5 computer folders of articles, blogs, etc  with links that no longer work or items that I am no longer interested in                                                                                                                         9 places to visit off my travel bucket list because of lack of interest, money and/or time

Recycled – 17

1 empty contact lens cleaner bottle                                                                                                    14 manuals for items my kids no longer have                                                                                1 book of deposit slips for a bank that no longer exists                                                                1 book of checks for a bank that no longer exists

 

The 2019 Declutter list – February edition

Goal – to remove at least 300 things/activities/people so I can focus on things that move me forward and/or bring me joy.

February total – 72 items

Trash – 29

4 water bottle caps – not sure why I was keeping them, 4 packets of dressing that were opened but have gone bad, 1 broken hanger for pants, 1 Boy Scout belt – the boy somehow tore off the metal tab and then picked at it till it unraveled,  8 plastic lids that have no matching containers, 9 manuals for items the boy no longer owns, 2 check pads for a bank account that no longer exists

Recycle – 16

one Rubbermaid lid without a matching container, 15 batteries

Give away – 27

10 packets of tea taken to church for the coffee hours, 3 clip on ties too small for the boy, 1 pair infant shoes, 1 spatula and 1 mixing spoon given to the scout troop since we received a nicer set, 2 checkbook covers, 1 cellphone case, 1 hands free headset for a cell phone, 2 cell phones, 5 cellphones with chargers – I have no idea how we ended up with all the cellphone stuff but it is out of the house now

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