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Old 05-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #196
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Thanks for the ideas Zhoen!

Took another 2 bags of mugs/cups/travel mugs over to goodwill today plus a crockpot and some ice cream/soft serve thingy that I actually bought from Goodwill but I'll never get around to cleaning and figuring out how to work.

My cup cabinet looks a lot better and ODD will be happy not to have a cup avalanche when she empties the dishwasher.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:18 PM   #197
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Glad to be here!

I am always looking for inspiration to keep going! I feel like I've been destashing forever and that it will never end. This time I think I finally have DH on board. Typically he's of the mindset that we paid good money for it we can't just get rid of it. Unfortunately, we've been storing some things for the last 15 years and just aren't using them! Plus, we're in a constant state of remodeling (gotta love older homes where one project turns into many) and I know if we could just get rid of stuff that we will find it much easier to do the work that needs to be done and may even be more inclined to do so!

Currently I'm all excited about working in our bedroom which is our attic. There is a lot of storage space behind the walls and of course we have made great "use" of that! This weekend we finally pulled the last of the stuff from behind the walls and found boxes full of boxes that were from items that we had gotten from our wedding. Those were all collapsed down and dropped off at recycle along with a couple of small boxes for Goodwill. Currently I'm grateful to my friend who holds garage sales and has invited us to tag our stuff and bring it over to her house. Made almost $100 a couple weeks ago! Normally it would have all gone to Goodwill. Now I'm tagging everything I find and boxing it up in the garage for the next one in a couple months. I can't wait and I'm hoping that I can keep working and adding to the boxes I've got started!

Okay, now that I've gotten really lengthy I'll just say I'm glad to be here and find some support from others who are going through the same thing I am. I have no deadline and have just been trying to work it a little bit every day. Some days are just better than others.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:47 PM   #198
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Rid of so much!

We had a huge yard sale yesterday at my mom's. I took approx. 3 full van loads of stuff up there, plus more that I had taken up previously. It was a 3 family sale and we made around $500 total and over $200 of that was mine We head to Disney on the 19th of this month, so that is a lil extra spending money!

When the sale was over, I only kept the kids name-brand clothes that I do well on when I ebay, which is only 2 flat under the bed type boxes. I will be ebaying those when we get back from Disney. I took an entire van full of the huge black trash bags to the local charity center this morning (like Goodwill but affiliated with area churches) and have about another half-van load to go. This was of everything that was left from the sale for all of us, so we all did some serious destashing! I will take the rest on my way to school Moday, just not enough room in the van to do it today. Got receipts for my taxes too, which is just a bonus.

I am getting ready to go work on my workspace area in our bedroom. My antique desk that I sent out for refinishing is finished and I would like to get this area cleaned completely out so that I can arrange things exactly how I would like them. I am sure that I will find plenty of things to destash there too.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:34 AM   #199
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Its been a busy month for me. I havent had a chance to declutter anymore items. I left some of my stuff on craigs list but it seems to be going very slow. I keep seeing same posters trying to sell same Lot of clothes so that tells me not many people are buying kids clothes.

I get some time off work in 2 weeks so during that time I plan on posting more stuff and having a yardsale. I plan on going through our bedroom, spareroom and garage. We will be painting our bedroom so everything in the closets need to be removed while we paint.

weekends have been so busy but next month i plan on going nuts with destashing-lol!
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:32 AM   #200
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How is everyone doing with destashing? I have several things listed on craigs list and its been really slow. All of a sudden I'm getting people interested in some items. Today I sold 2 Lots of kids clothes and made $25 So I got rid of 29 pieces of kids clothes
Someone else was interested in another clothes lot but it had more of one size that they didnt need. Around 9pm someone else emailed about the same lot but I got home late. They emailed their name and number to set up a pick up time. I'm going to call tomorrow and hopefully it sells and that would be $40 and 41 pieces of clothes out of my house.
I'm now offically off in the summer so I plan on going through more stuff and posting it on craig list. I'm also going to toss some items and donate items.

This summer dh and I are going to paint our bedroom and add a built in closet organizer so he will be forced to go through all his items. Any clothes that dont fit or we havent worn will be post on CL, tossed(if not in good condition) or donated. I have 2 months to declutter everything!!!!!!
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:16 PM   #201
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This has been a good weekend to get some things done! We got our suitcases vacuumed (because the cats lay on them) and put away so when we need them next they will be all ready to go. Seems like that is always something we leave at the last minute. Have a couple tubs worth of stuff to dust/clean and price for my friends next garage sale.

However I did manage to unload a tub with our old Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis (plus controllers and games) to a dvd/game resale shop for $85. That was a pleasant surprise! I wasn't sure if they even still worked but they checked it all out and now I have an empty tub!

Always lots more to do, but at least we filled the garbage cans a couple times and made some decision on some things that had been lying around for years. Hopefully I can keep the momentum going this afternoon and tomorrow!
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #202
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How is everyone doing with destashing? I have several things listed on craigs list and its been really slow. All of a sudden I'm getting people interested in some items. Today I sold 2 Lots of kids clothes and made $25 So I got rid of 29 pieces of kids clothes
Someone else was interested in another clothes lot but it had more of one size that they didnt need. Around 9pm someone else emailed about the same lot but I got home late. They emailed their name and number to set up a pick up time. I'm going to call tomorrow and hopefully it sells and that would be $40 and 41 pieces of clothes out of my house.
I'm now offically off in the summer so I plan on going through more stuff and posting it on craig list. I'm also going to toss some items and donate items.

This summer dh and I are going to paint our bedroom and add a built in closet organizer so he will be forced to go through all his items. Any clothes that dont fit or we havent worn will be post on CL, tossed(if not in good condition) or donated. I have 2 months to declutter everything!!!!!!

update: I just sold another Lots of clothes. Yesterday and today I sold 5 Lots of girls clothes. I've had these posted since March. I dont know if its because its memorial weekend or the weather is getting hotter but people seem to be buying. I'm not trying to brag but just wanted to share incase anyone has been discouraged with Facebook. Made $100 and got rid of 112 pieces of kids clothes


the 2nd Lot of clothes sold. I think there might have been more than 44 pieces but it was a huge bag of clothes and nice stuff. The lady was very happy. She knows she got a good deal. I got another email for one of my other Lot combos, I'm hoping she gets back to me , if so , thats another 44 pieces of clothes gone!!!!!

I still have more things to go through, organize and take photos of but I think I'm getting sick. My throat glands are swollan and not sure if its allergies or what, my tonsils dont feel sore just glands are swollan.
Nextweek dd wiil be in school and dh at work so I will be able to declutter some more.

Anyone else getting stuff done????????????????????? Let encourage each other-lol!

another update: Tomorrow I will throw away a grocery bag full of old socks, bras and underwear, another grocery bag of old clothes and a large bag of trash. Hopefully tomorrow I will get a lot more done but I'm off to a good start
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #203
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I want to join in!! I went through my need a last minute birthday gift in a hurry chest and put together a basket of crayola stuff to donate to our church auction! I spent hardly anything for the stuff and ended up with a great basket for a good cause. I also cleared out a little room. My baby is getting bigger and the birthday gifts are getting more grown up. Sad,sad, story.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:55 AM   #204
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How on earth do my kids end up with so much stuff??? I am working in the kids bedrooms and ours today. We got DD a daybed that she has been wanting and are going to be putting her bunkbeds in DS's room. He's already been using the bottom bed in there (it is on wheels and separate from the upper bunk), so I don't get to get rid of a bed, but at least it will all be together in one room. I am cleaning out DD's stuff in order to make her room more enjoyable for her. She just has so much she doesn't play with. DS's isn't nearly as bad, but I am going to go through his books and get rid of the "baby" books My kiddos are getting too big, too fast!

I am finally getting my antique roll-top desk back from the refinishers, so I am moving my computer armoire to DD's room for her to have my old desktop computer. That will give her a little extra storage for her books too, which should help.

Busy day! Let's hope I get it all done. My goal is to have at least one big bag of stuff to get rid of too!
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How on earth do my kids end up with so much stuff??? I am working in the kids bedrooms and ours today. We got DD a daybed that she has been wanting and are going to be putting her bunkbeds in DS's room. He's already been using the bottom bed in there (it is on wheels and separate from the upper bunk), so I don't get to get rid of a bed, but at least it will all be together in one room. I am cleaning out DD's stuff in order to make her room more enjoyable for her. She just has so much she doesn't play with. DS's isn't nearly as bad, but I am going to go through his books and get rid of the "baby" books My kiddos are getting too big, too fast!

I am finally getting my antique roll-top desk back from the refinishers, so I am moving my computer armoire to DD's room for her to have my old desktop computer. That will give her a little extra storage for her books too, which should help.

Busy day! Let's hope I get it all done. My goal is to have at least one big bag of stuff to get rid of too!
Its amazing how much stuff our kids have and we dont realize it until WE have to clean it-lol! Most of the stuff I'm getting rid of is my dd's items. She is now 13 but i had all her stuff stored in containers. I just got rid of clothes size 4T, 5T,6T, 7T, 10-12 and the latest size she grew out of which is 14, ok thats how many years of stuff-hahahaha!

I only have one child and would love to have another one but have fertility issues. Part of me cleaning out the clutter is just incase cuz i'm trying to get preggo. If I'm lucky the next kid wont be as spoiled.

I was just going through my stuff in the spare room but had to take a break and see who else is decluttering.

Well I filled up another box of knick knacks so i have to boxes of misc. I'm thinking of posting it on CL as a Lot and cheap. I also found some kitchen stuff like 2 sets of sliverware, matching containers, and brand new dishes i never used but took out of the box, the sliver and containers are still in boxes but that all has to go. I also got 3 grocery bags of misc toys
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Now, charity donations are great, because you get a tax write-off and the charity gets some money (hopefully), but if all you want is to make the stuff go away, freecycle is a no-effort solution a lot of the time.
Do you, or does anyone know exactly how much in donations can be written off taxes? It used to be $500, but recently someone posted on another thread that they'd written off over $1k.

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i'm here to re-enroll in the destashing thread.


i flunked out back in february after a great start during january in destashing my place.


i don't know how you all can keep up the pace in all your rooms!

i did 6 weeks of destashing and thought i needed a short break.
3.5 months later i'm back to try again.


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i'm here to re-enroll in the destashing thread.


i flunked out back in february after a great start during january in destashing my place.


i don't know how you all can keep up the pace in all your rooms!

i did 6 weeks of destashing and thought i needed a short break.
3.5 months later i'm back to try again.


Same here. I was on a roll in March then took a break and wait for my listing on CL to sell, i think it was an excuse to take a break-hahaha. I have to be in the mood to declutter otherwise just going into the junk room is just overwhelming. The junk in the garage is in my face everyday when i pullout to go to work or pull in when i get home. I got a lot done in my room but came to a halt when i couldnt find the camera. Tomorrow will be spent taking photos for CL . The rest of the week will determine if I move on to the garage nextweek
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Trying to get on a roll

It always seems to go in spurts for me. I'm feeling like I'm about to get started on a roll so hopefully that will hold true. I've taken about a half hour the last couple days to just do a little bit here and there. It's amazing how quickly just doing a little here and there can add up. Right now I have a pile of trash that needs to go out the door so I'll enlist DH's help getting that down and out.

I know it didn't happen overnight but it would sure be nice if it it were to disappear overnight!

I will have to destash some of my Boyd's Bear collection - it is fairly substantial and I'm not sure how to unload it. This may sound bad but the going rates on Ebay seem pretty low pricewise and it seems overloaded with them. Of course it may just be time for me to have a reality check and once I get through deciding what I'm keeping and what is going I'll just have to do the best I can with whatever means is available. I don't want to think of them as garage sale material, but maybe with advertisement that will be the easiest way to go? Has anyone else had to pare down a collection? How did you find new home for your previous prized possessions?
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It always seems to go in spurts for me. I'm feeling like I'm about to get started on a roll so hopefully that will hold true. I've taken about a half hour the last couple days to just do a little bit here and there. It's amazing how quickly just doing a little here and there can add up. Right now I have a pile of trash that needs to go out the door so I'll enlist DH's help getting that down and out.

I know it didn't happen overnight but it would sure be nice if it it were to disappear overnight!

I will have to destash some of my Boyd's Bear collection - it is fairly substantial and I'm not sure how to unload it. This may sound bad but the going rates on Ebay seem pretty low pricewise and it seems overloaded with them. Of course it may just be time for me to have a reality check and once I get through deciding what I'm keeping and what is going I'll just have to do the best I can with whatever means is available. I don't want to think of them as garage sale material, but maybe with advertisement that will be the easiest way to go? Has anyone else had to pare down a collection? How did you find new home for your previous prized possessions?
Try selling your collection on Craigs List. I make more money on CL then I would having a yardsale. Plus i sell in bulk/Lot and its better then sitting in the hot sun for a yardsale. On CL you can place it under collectibles

I might unload 3 pairs of dd's shoes tomorrow morning. This lady just bought some clothes from me on Monday. When i told her she laughed and asked if i had anymore stuff that she might be interested in.

What I'm having trouble unloading are knick knacks, new cheap frames, tile stands. I've tried in bild and yesterday I made smaller group lots, bears, angels , picture frames.
I only meet in public places so thats why i'm doing the smaller lots. I dont want to meet for just $1


Update: Well today Thursday I didnt get anything done. Tomorrow will be a busy day so I'm hoping this weekened I can get some more decluttering done.

To those Of you that do CL and have several items, whats the best way to show all your items? Can i create a photobucket account and upload all my photos and then add the link to my CL post? If not whats the best way to show everything without having to do so many postings? Thanks
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