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Old 01-01-2012, 09:09 AM   #1
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2012 Destashing Thread

OK, was reading the last post of the 2011 one and dont yet see a new one, so here it is

Here it is, the year we move from a 4 bedroom/2 bathroom house into a 40 camper and relocate to Florida while leaving our 2 sons and 1 grandson here in Maine. Talk about needing to destash even more than we have... we leave in June so we have about 5 months to destash almost ALL of belongings.

I will keep you posted, and good luck to each and everyone of you to meet your personal destash goal....
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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We may be looking at a move here sometime this year, so I really need to get on the ball with this. I can't believe how much stuff we collect! I am planning to do some destashing as I put away the Christmas stuff. There is so much that I never even put up because we don't have room for it in this house - it just needs to go!

Good luck to you, OP. Sounds like an ambitious project for you!
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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I have to destash as well! I have a whole attic full to go through! Baby steps I think...
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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Yes! Dropped off three boxes of toys to Savers yesterday, and spent the day cleaning out filing cabinets--getting rid of receipts, etc from back to 2003. We have no basement and a pull down attic, so I am desperate to declutter. New Years resolution is to cut back on consumption of all kinds--this will keep me on track. Good luck everyone!
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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We've been trying to destash this past month and will be kicking it into high gear the next 2 months since we'll be PCSing to New Orleans in March. We'll be losing about 1000 sq ft with the move, and most of it is storage space so we'll be getting rid of ALOT! I'm trying to sell as much as I can but whatever is left by the end of March is getting donated.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #6
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I'm in. We are looking to have an exchange student next summer & a lot needs to be cleaned out before that can happen.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:49 AM   #7
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I am destashing too! We just have too much and there is no reason for it! The money could've been better spent and so could the time I spend picking it up or washing it. I am really focusing on getting rid of ALOT!

I already started this morning. I am working in my little boy's room, getting rid of every piece of clothing that is a 24 months or smaller, even if it still fits, because he has plenty in 2T and this way I know that if it is too little it is gone! I already took down all his baby nursery decor to put it on ebay or craigslist. I am going to use the money to decorate his room in tractors because that is his FAVE thing.

His toys and books will be next. My goal for today is to get his room finished (with the exception of cleaning the rug because the carpet cleaner is at my mom's) and at least get started on my daughter's, because her stuff is way worse than his!

If I can only keep this motivation going!
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #9
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I have a goal of de-stashing and donating 10 things a month. I love reorganizing.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:30 AM   #10
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Well I have finally started, again!!!

I was able to get rid of the following items this week:

1 armoire
2 dvd's
2 novels
3 holiday plates
1 backpack
2 pair of pants
5 ice cube trays

a decent start but need to get rid of a lot more
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:08 AM   #11
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A charity was doing new pickups in our area, so I decluttered 10 or so boxes of assorted household items. It was great to clean up before we hosted a family birthday party. It was worth about $350 according to itsdeductible, so there is a head start for 2012 taxes.

I still have another load to get ready for our church's rummage sale in April. We can start bringing items after Easter.
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We got rid of 8 bags of trash. Next on my plan is to weed through our clothes and shoes.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:18 AM   #13
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Had 2 bags of brochures & handouts from 2 Yellow Ribbon events related to Deployment and Homecoming. Now that THAT is all over with, went through every thing and kept just a small accordian files worth of anything we still need or have as post-deployment issues or benefits. Was so sick of seeing that hanging around for the past year. Glad to have it DONE & GONE.


Cleaned out very large bathroom closet. Tossed a lot of very old & expired toiletries. Organized everything that was left. Amazing how many items don't have expiration dates on them - only lot numbers. Like some lotions or foot powders. I put a sharpie in the bathroom and will now start writing the date purchased on anything coming into the house that doesn't have a date.
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Had 2 bags of brochures & handouts from 2 Yellow Ribbon events related to Deployment and Homecoming. Now that THAT is all over with, went through every thing and kept just a small accordian files worth of anything we still need or have as post-deployment issues or benefits. Was so sick of seeing that hanging around for the past year. Glad to have it DONE & GONE.


Cleaned out very large bathroom closet. Tossed a lot of very old & expired toiletries. Organized everything that was left. Amazing how many items don't have expiration dates on them - only lot numbers. Like some lotions or foot powders. I put a sharpie in the bathroom and will now start writing the date purchased on anything coming into the house that doesn't have a date.
Great Job. I was also surprised when i cleaned out my toilstrie stuff too. If i didnt use it in the last year it was tossed. I must of thrown out 2 large grocery bags of it. I had 2-3 tubs of stuff that were in my hall clothes. Now i only have one and only buy what we need and will use. No more buying stuff to tryt out hat was on sale.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:01 AM   #15
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I have been battling a cold so not much destashing here this past week. I hope this week to get some done.
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