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Old 02-19-2012, 07:54 AM   #121
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I had two weekends with lots of purging - boxes & bags full. I have shipped a couple of things to people I know who can use them. On a daily basis, I try to toss at least one or two items that we just don't need. I go through mail more frequently so it doesn't pile up like it used to. My clothes are on deck - I have to go through what's in the closet, the out of season stuff, the "one day they'll fit again" bags, etc. I know there's a lot that be donated or tossed.

After that, I will be at the point where I need DH's input but his back has been out and he's not in the mind set to work on this right now.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:30 AM   #122
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I am in for a 100 item challenge next weekend. That would be great.

The entire back of my van is full of stuff to deliver on Tuesday from what I sold on FB. Extra $ is always great . More to apply to our May trip to Disney.
Do you mean Facebook? I've never heard of anything like that, please tell us more!
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:12 AM   #123
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Yes, I belive she does. Search for your local swap sell, such is we live in what is known as The River Valley, so ours is The River Valley Sell and Swap. We have bought and sold via it
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:12 PM   #124
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Today I tackled the disaster that was our cookie sheets, muffin tins, etc cabinet. I have a stack of stuff to take to goodwill, and a stack of items to take up to our lake house (we share a house with a few other families and everyone donates items to be used up there). You can now open the cabinet without everything falling out.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:21 PM   #125
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I'd definitely be in for a challenge. Can I include stuff I'm already collecting today?
Sure, why not?
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:36 PM   #126
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Just read on a blog the idea of a "100 things weekend"- get rid of 100 things somehow, someway. Who's up for a 100 things challenge next weekend? (2/25-26)?
I'm in for this. You'll have to remind me later on in the week though. I definitely have 100 things to get rid of! *AGAIN!*
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:03 PM   #127
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Do you mean Facebook? I've never heard of anything like that, please tell us more!
Yes, it is on Facebook. I just started a new group called Hancock County Yard Sale (I think that's what it is anyway....) and invited a bunch of my FB friends, who invited their friends and so on. People can request to join to. The group is always pretty busy and it is a great way to get rid of stuff when it isn't yard sale weather!
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #128
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I sorted through all my piles in the corner of the basement. I have 3 bags of toys to give away, a huge bag of trash went out to the garage, and many gift bags are now organized into Christmas and general stacks. I keep them in a spare dresser and had some extras piled up. Also cleared out some of the closet under the stairs.

We bought a nice metal patio set yesterday on CL that has a bigger table and 4 chairs plus a bench. The bench will go on our front porch for now and we can move it to the back when we need it for seating. Since DD is graduating in May, I'm holding on to our old set til after her party then will sell it on CL.

We are getting a really good deal on a big fold out computer armoire piece that we're picking up tomorrow. So excited because it will hold a ton of stuff and I should be able to move or get rid of our file cabinet that currently holds the printer. I have some things to sell that should cover the cost so it'll be cheap storage.

The basement is looking better and I am determined to have the house in great shape by May for DD's graduation.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:32 PM   #129
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Yes, it is on Facebook. I just started a new group called Hancock County Yard Sale (I think that's what it is anyway....) and invited a bunch of my FB friends, who invited their friends and so on. People can request to join to. The group is always pretty busy and it is a great way to get rid of stuff when it isn't yard sale weather!
Sounds great! But your earlier post said you had a van full of stuff to deliver, so how do you distribute or deliver it? Meet somewhere for each individual sale?
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:38 PM   #130
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Sounds great! But your earlier post said you had a van full of stuff to deliver, so how do you distribute or deliver it? Meet somewhere for each individual sale?
I teach at the local high school, so I just have people meet me there either before or after school. It is pretty centrally located for our county and if someone from a neighboring county wants something, I have my hubby take it with him to work and they meet him there.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:54 AM   #131
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Morning one hundered things destashers! I am just getting started but the first six things (expired or past their prime health/beauty items) were easier than I thought.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:18 AM   #132
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I read about the 100 destashing idea and am trying. We now have 3 kids, 3 cats, and us, so our house is full and I'm trying to keep the flow of stuff in equal to the stuff out.

Anyway, so far I gave away books to my son's kindergarten drive, gave away my son's tiny bike, sold old gold/silver, and donated my maternity clothes, old coffee maker, and a toy to Purple Heart.

I think it's about 50 items so far. Will try to get rid of more soon... Wish I had the courage to sell some things. I'm always leary of strangers due to a strange free cycle incident we experienced a while back.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:21 AM   #133
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I got rid of a bunch of stuff yesterday but I need to get it together this morning to start in on the 100 things. I told DH to remind me but I guess he forgot! LOL
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #134
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Just got back from DS's guitar lesson and ready to start. I counted 25 things that I collected last weekend to donate so I need to see what else I can come up with today.

Tomorrow I will make a Goodwill run and enjoy coming home to less stuff!
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:00 PM   #135
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My daughter's girl scout troop just asked for donations for the SPCA. I only had about 10 minutes to prepare, as the event is today, but I got rid of 8 more things, including a comforter, sheet set, gloves, and cat toys. Wish I had more notice because I probably have more.

I'm at 60 items or so (I didn't count my maternity clothes or gold/silver, but that's a decent estimate that's possibly a little low).

To be honest, my house isn't bad. We have room in the closets, park in the garage, mostly empty basement (majority is finished), and no attic. I just like to keep stuff at a minimum, which is really hard with kids! They bring home everything, especially paper.

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