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Old 08-07-2012, 10:32 PM   #316
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I cant eat the ones that are not folded or creased.. Does that make me crazy??
 
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I have already done so much in the way of destashing, but still have a little bit to go..

2 weeks ago I read something here on the boards about Facebook and you can search and find buy, sell and trade boards in your area, so I did a search and sure enough they were there.. I listed some items and sold my first item that Friday.. From that Friday (a week ago) until this past Saturday, I had sold $400 worth of items I had around the house and garage that were in boxes or just not being used/needed.. QWeI havent listed anything else this week, but will be doing that in the next few days..

I am planning a garage sale this coming Saturday to get rid of the small piddly things that I have stored in the garage and house and that will help to get those items out of the house.. My plan is whatever doesnt sell will be going to Goodwill, with the exception of a few items that I will keep and continue to try and sell such as Disney pins, dvds, cds.. etc.. My daughter has some American Eagle jeans that Im going to try and sell and if they dont, then Im thinking of taking them to Platos Closet to see what they are willing to pay for them...

Well thats my current plan which will get me thru this week, into the weekend and then from there I will make another gameplan of how I am going to continue my efforts of getting rid of what is not needed or wanted..

Hoping this thread keeps me accountable.. Im enjoying reading all of your stories, tips.. etc..
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:10 AM   #317
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Its been a rough week going back to work-lol! I havent done much. My home is a mess! I did manage to put away my laundry tonight. I put another 5 tops in the get rid of pile and my purse that the strap ripped off today , that will be going into the trash.

Tomorrow the goal is to clean the and have dh go through his stuff thats sitting in my dinnig room. Its stuff he took out of his side of the closet. Dh works on Saturday so I'm hoping to do a lil more decluttering and put my stuff back into my closet
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:51 AM   #318
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It's crazy isn't it? How did it come out?
It came out nice! Buying a shoe organizer for the pantry door really helped alot. I was able to throw away so many boxes that took up space and put the stuff in there. I also went to Wal-Mart and bought some red milk crates that are in the back to school stuff so that I can put my baking supplies and 20,000 condiments in.

It all made a world of difference! Wish I had thought to do a before and after pic!
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:03 PM   #319
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I finally got both kids to help clean out their closets and DD18 went through hers as well. I went through mine again and did another sweep of my dresser and hope chest. I took 5 LARGE garbage bags of clothes to GW on Sunday.

I have a stack of books that I am trading back to Amazon and will get those mailed tomorrow. I also have another stack that is not worth selling that will be donated on my next trip. The kids went through their games & pulled out about 6 that can go too.

I *think* I am pretty done w/the top 2 levels. Pretty much everything left is either stuff we need or will use until we move. I have some stuff I will get rid of before the move but want to keep until then. The basement is the big project and will take some time. It feels good to get things ready so soon I can start to focus on the painting & repairs if/when we list the house.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:08 PM   #320
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It looks like everyone is trying to divert their eyes elsewhere
I cant eat the ones that are not folded or creased.. Does that make me crazy??
 
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was able to get a little bit done this evening.. went thru a store bag full of receipts and weeded the ones out I need to keep- I did find about 9 receipts from Dunkin Donuts and I was able to do surveys for them and got a code for each one for a free donut with purchase..

I will have to do my garage sale next Saturday instead of this coming Saturday.. so that will actually give me more time to make sure I have cleaned out all I can for that sale..

I relisted some dvds on a FB buy, sell and trade board near me and so far I have 2 people interested in 2 of the dvds.. I will be posting more items tomorrow evening when I have more time and hoping to go thru my bedroom and get that finished tomorrow as well..
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #321
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I have been lurking and finally made a small step toward destashing. I went through DD8's drawers and took out everything that didn't fit or she doesn't wear. I have a full bag to donate. I may do my drawers before I go to bed. There is so much to do!! I would like to get a lot done before school starts next week.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #322
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:43 PM   #323
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Just went through all my books and we are getting rid a ton of them at the bookstore tomorrow. It feels so good to get things out of the house!
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #324
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So glad to be subscribing to this thread.

I've been working on cleaning out our spare bedroom. Our little nephew is going to be "stopping by" for a weekend now and then so that my twin sister and her husband can catch a little break.

So far we have taken one load to the Goodwill, one load to storage and Salvation Army picked up a couple of furniture items that would not fit in my car (to take Goodwill).

This weekend we plan on cleaning out some more stuff. Feels great to purge!!!!

By cleaning out the spare room we were able to set up crib and a changing table. Nephew hung out with us last weekend. We had such a great time.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:19 PM   #325
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I went through the kitchen cabinets. I recycled or will donate about 40 glasses, 6-8 coffee cups, some sports bottles & reusable coffee cups, 8 votive holders, domed cheese platter and a few other things.


DH also agreed to sell or do something with half of our place settings...we have service for 16 which is absurd for 2 people. I am going to look into to the best/easiest way to get rid of them. I wouldn't mind getting some money for them if we can.

I also set aside some more scrapbooking & stamping supplies to sell. I'll list them over the weekend.

I stalled for a it but I feel like I made some real progress the past 2 days.

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Old 08-11-2012, 07:49 AM   #326
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I have trouble purging the sentimental items. I have been purging alot for the past year. Looking around I feel like I have not done anything there is still soooo much stuff. In the spring the boyscouts were having a yard sale, I sent 3 truck loads full of stuff we had in storage. I had to do it quick as it reminded me of days gone by. I love my stuff that brings happy memories but, it is just stuff. I want to make room for present memories. So much stuff it is hard to do. One thing I cant yet do is purge the disney stuffed animals from our trips. I think I have passed along just a few.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:58 AM   #327
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I have trouble purging the sentimental items. I have been purging alot for the past year. Looking around I feel like I have not done anything there is still soooo much stuff. In the spring the boyscouts were having a yard sale, I sent 3 truck loads full of stuff we had in storage. I had to do it quick as it reminded me of days gone by. I love my stuff that brings happy memories but, it is just stuff. I want to make room for present memories. So much stuff it is hard to do. One thing I cant yet do is purge the disney stuffed animals from our trips. I think I have passed along just a few.
The item is just a reminder, the memory is in your heart & mind. Would taking a picture of some of these items help?

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Old 08-11-2012, 10:23 AM   #328
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Well, I did try the picture thing in Disney last time. We saw a puppet in epcot that looked just like DD. Instead of buying we took a picture. I am improving and declutter every week. I set up pick ups a few times a month all year. I want my house to look like a magazine. Problem is no one lives in those pictures so my goal is most likely unreasonable.http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/confused24.gif
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #329
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I have trouble purging the sentimental items. I have been purging alot for the past year. Looking around I feel like I have not done anything there is still soooo much stuff. In the spring the boyscouts were having a yard sale, I sent 3 truck loads full of stuff we had in storage. I had to do it quick as it reminded me of days gone by. I love my stuff that brings happy memories but, it is just stuff. I want to make room for present memories. So much stuff it is hard to do. One thing I cant yet do is purge the disney stuffed animals from our trips. I think I have passed along just a few.
I understand how you feel. After my mom dies it was hard getting rid of things that were sentimental even gift and knick knack people gave me as gifts. I think holding on to things is holding on to the past. For me it was several things like holding on to the happy times. I finally got to a point where the past is the past and i'm can't live in the present if I'm stuck in the past. The memories and goodtimes are all stored in my heart. I did keep a few thing that really meant a lot like pictures, my moms necklace, ring and letters from my dad when i was little(he left when i was 3 but would write once in awhile).

I'm living in the present and I can't wait for the future!!!! For me decluttering was very hard at first but I had to take lil baby steps. Decluttering is like releasing stress for me. My home was never messing because all the clutter was hidden in the closet, under the bed, especially in the garage-lol! Now my home is free, clear of any hidden clutter and it feels so peaceful! I even want to work on myhealth and eating better and i nolonger stress eat. Sometimes when its hard to get rid of things or clutter look at your life and see if theres something in the past or present that can be the cause. Good luck!

Today I finally got rid of 3 pairs of shoes that for some reason i could never get rid of, , plus a pair of slippers , 2 purses and a grocery size bag of trash.

dh still had his junk from the closet sitting in our dining area. He did go through it because I told him i was thinking of inviting my friend over for dinner but figured i couldnt because of his stuff. He filled a large trash bag 1/2 way full of junk mail, envelopes and trash. He filled a laundry basket full of mail and old bills to shredd. He had a smaller pile of stuff to file. Its a start but he still has more stuff to go through. Nextweekend I'm inviting guest over for dinner and thats a sure way of getting that mess out of there-lol!
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:19 PM   #330
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This thread really got me motivated over the last few days.. I have one last room, which is the kitchen to go thru and I am completely done with my destashing.. well, sort of.. until next weekend and then Im done..

I went thru my bedroom and cleaned out my closet.. I had a tub of papers that I need to shred, so I put them in my trunk and will take them to my boyfriends house this week and shred them-- I went thru the clothes in my clothes and dresser and found 10 tshirts, 2 casual shirts, 2 dress shirts, 4 pairs of pants that do not fit and a hoodie-- I also got a pair of country boots, winter boots and a pair of heels.. and also filled up a laundry basket of misc items-- cleaned out a small bag of trash and threw that away..

I took pictures of everything that I am wanting to sell and listed 75 items on the Facebook buy sell trade board this morning-- no bites yet.. I still have about 20-30 items and some dvds and cds to relist, which I will do later this evening.. Hoping to sell some of those items by this coming Saturday, but if not, they will all be going into my garage sale on Saturday..

After my garage sale, I will take out what I think is still worthy of trying to sell and the rest will go to Goodwill.. I will continue to try and sell the last remaining items and at some point if they dont sell, I will just either hand them down to someone who might want them or will relinquish them to Goodwill- but Whew! I'll be glad that this is all I have left to do!!

My youngest has already gone thru all of her items and I have them ready for the garage sale.. The only room in the house not done is my oldest daughters, and I will leave her alone as that is her stuff and she will most likely be moving out soon in the future.. so I can deal with 1 room not done..

I did make $9 a few days ago on a few of my items and I have 4 items pending pickup for another $19 -- all of course, going towards my Disney trip next month.. So far in the last 2-3 weeks, I have made a total of... drumroll please... $ 484-- I did buy a shoerack for $5 and I found a fellow FBer selling a brand new pair of Vans that were my daughters size with tags still on for $8, a big monkey for $2 and a full bottle of Victoria Secret Pink for $3-- so my total made is $466-- not too shabby!!

Its nice to make a little money back on the stuff Im getting rid of, but Im really just happy to be cleaning it out!
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