2013 Destash- this is the year!

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  1. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

    Oct 29, 2006
    We're starting off behind today b/c of Christmas presents. Got a new set of pots & pans and new glasses....This may turn into a full kitchen purge, which would be great!
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  3. tinker&belle

    tinker&belle DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2006
    I'm in this year! I have a bunch of kids clothes ready to go and have two closets that need done and would love to clean out each kitchen and bathroom cabinets!
  4. breammom

    breammom Mouseketeer

    Aug 11, 2003
    I'm in this year as well. Both daughters in college, time to get rid of some things. I have already started this morning. Nothing like starting the New Year on a new project!!!:woohoo::woohoo:
  5. Deffenm

    Deffenm DIS Veteran

    Apr 15, 2005
    I am in again this year. This thread helped me last year. I have gone through my dresser and will do coat closet today. I don't know why we keep gloves that have no matches. :confused3

    My goal this year is to get the crawl space in the basement done, our master bedroom closet, and keep de-cuttering each room as I see things we no longer need. I want to bag them up and get them out of the house quickly. I got a lot accomplished in 2012 and need to keep it up in 2013.
  6. robsmom

    robsmom loved it so much we might go back

    Mar 9, 2001
    I am in. My house is really starting to burst at the seems with stuff. I was not myself for most of last year and just started getting back to me. I need a major clean-up and organization sweep through my entire house. I am hoping that this thread will keep me accountable to others. I think I will make a plan by month and then be more detailed each week. Here goes:

    January - Kitchen & Dining Room
    Week 1 - Clean out fridge, put away Christmas
    Week 2 - tupperware, drawers
    Week 3 - cabinets and dining room
    Week 4 - office desk and pantry
    February - Master bedroom and DS's bedroom (closets!!)
    March - Office
    April - Linen Closet, coat closets
    May - Basement
    June - Guest Room closet
    July - Family Room and Living Room tables, cabinets etc.
    August - general refresh of above (busy month)
    September - DFIL's room and closets (he is very very neat)
    October - Garage (just did this is November)
    November - general clean for Thanksgiving
    December - Christmas prep
  7. k_reile

    k_reile Slowly converting my son into a Disney lover!

    Jul 26, 2007
    We are drowning in clutter. It feels like I can never have an organized house because of it. I started with our junk drawers and cabinets in our entry way today. DH had a fit because i was getting rid of things we have not used in 4 years. He can get over it. I am not storing something we do not need. My goals for this year is to declutter every room but mainly our entry way, DS playroom and closets. Anything else would be a bonus.
  8. mommy2twingles

    mommy2twingles Mouseketeer

    Mar 21, 2005
    Okay jumping in. I really want to get the house in order this year and have so much stuff we don't need. First up the Christmas decorations that I don't use will be going
  9. Leader of the Club

    Leader of the Club My Disney Princess only wears BLACK!

    Sep 6, 2003
    I was just telling my hubby that I could fill a huge dumpster with junk. about four years ago we had to start over with basically nothing, so I took anything and everything that folks gave to us. Now, the house is bursting at the seams.

    I need to start going through everything. In my town, we are only permitted one tiny trash can a week. It kind of makes it hard to throw out the junk. I have tons of good stuff to donate and my neighbor told me the Salvation Army truck comes thru once a week. They may be making regular stops here soon!

    I want to move in the next 18 months...and since we no longer have the military moving us, I'll have to do it all myself! That puts moving in a whole new perspective!
  10. StephMK

    StephMK DIS Veteran

    Mar 22, 2004
    :cool1::banana: It sounds like everyone is off to a great start and have some good ideas for this year!

    I forgot I also got a head start by cleaning out my "junk/sale" email inbox last week. I have retailers or other sign up sites sent to a specific email address. I unsubscribed to several I no longer want and deleted more than 1K in sales notices & other junky emails. I hope to stay on top of it better this year!

    So far, I have gone through the laundry room shelf in the closet and cleaned the stainless in the kitchen. I found some pencil trays to organize my makeup drawer and am hunting for some boxes to use in the bath cabinet.

    I also want to find some unused file folders to organize bills, school papers, and other things that clutter up my paper drawer. It feels good to get some little projects done today!
  11. dizluvah

    dizluvah DIS Veteran

    Feb 24, 2008
    I want in!

    I need to sort toys, outgrown baby clothes, kitchen gadgets, coat closet, lots of clothes mom has "outgrown" :(

    we have boxes and boxes that we never unpacked from when we moved over a year ago - can't imagine there is anything we need in there if we haven't needed in 15 months
  12. RunDanceSkate

    RunDanceSkate Walking to Disney

    Apr 7, 2006
    I'm in. December saw over 1200lbs of stuff removed from our house. Yesterday, we did the fridge and freezer. I plan to use up the food we have and then buy 1 weeks worth at a time.

    I have a large amount of fabric and many patterns so my plan is to use the fabric I have and sell finished projects, only buying trim and other finishing items.

    I have almost emptied the unused windowless room in the basement, it will be turned into my sewing room. I will be painting and re-purposing several pieces of furniture for that room.

    We are very limited on the amount of garbage but not on recycling or compost, so I am carefully sorting. I have already filled one bag each of garbage, plastic recycling and a box of paper so I just need to go fill a donate bag or 2 today.
  13. Mouse7116

    Mouse7116 Earning My Ears

    May 29, 2007
    I'm in! Still have a lot more to go but have already started with filling a box for yard sale this spring. My friend has a few yard sales through the spring/summer/fall and let's me just keep my boxes of stuff over there. I just keep adding to them. :)

    We shall see what we can purge this year! Looking forward to a productive 2013!
  14. MAJPLO

    MAJPLO DIS Veteran

    Dec 31, 2010
    The special needs teachers at our local school give their students class cash to spend and buy little toys and goodies. Whenever I clean out my kids happy meal and birthday party gifts they go straight to her for the kids in her classroom.

    I don't write down everything we donate. Just how many bags or boxes, keep any receipts provided and/or the flyer that is left telling when the pick up is coming around. It's almost always kids clothes with a few other things mixed in so I usually just call it clothes, books, and household items.
  15. treeface

    treeface Mouseketeer

    Sep 19, 2004
    I'm in also. Got all of our things out of storage last month and now have a basement, garage and spare bedroom to go through. Started today with the Christmas gifts and decor in the living room, then on the boxes DS removed from his room last week. Have 1 bag of trash, 1 box to sell and toys put away to sort later with DS.
  16. GoofyBaseballMom26

    GoofyBaseballMom26 DIS Veteran

    Aug 4, 2005
    I am so jumping in on this. Have to clean up! I have a question. When we were cleaning out my Mother's home,I could not part with all the glass, vases etc at the time. I know my DS/DDIL will not want most of it and actually I don't either now. They are all considered antique pieces.

    Any recommendations on the best way to sell some of the pieces? I am looking for something easy.

  17. MAJPLO

    MAJPLO DIS Veteran

    Dec 31, 2010
    Do you have a local consignment store? Or an antique store that does consignment?
  18. Pipperdoodle

    Pipperdoodle Dreamer and planner of all things Disney.

    Mar 28, 2011
    Oh, I'm in! This is the year I'm going to go through all my closets and get rid of all the excess junk. We just did a minor remodel and I had planned to do this now anyway. Really looking forward to documenting my progress! :yay:
  19. ktrask

    ktrask Mouseketeer

    Nov 20, 2007
    I'm so in. I feel like a crazy person when we have guests because I never want the to see our mess of a house. I need a routine.

    Today I got all of the Christmas decorations down, and the tree out. DH and I were both home, so I just started doing it and he joined in.

    We have people coming over on the 27th, and goal 1 is to be able to not be going crazy on the 26th trying to clean and prepare.

    Goal 2 is to go thru our clothes. Wash the. And have a donate bag at the dryer. As things come out of the dryer they are either folded to be put away or put in the donate bag!
  20. TI double-GUH ER

    TI double-GUH ER Mouseketeer

    Aug 1, 2010
    I'm in again! I got a little sidetracked with the holidays, but am ready to start decluttering again. First project is going to be the play room -- it's packed to the rafters and we haven't added in the new toys yet!:eek:
  21. zurgswife

    zurgswife WDW is my Shangrala...and I'm going...life is bett

    Jan 9, 2000
    I'm in and I like giving over all goals...So here's mine.

    January - Bedrooms
    Week 1 - DD's room and bath
    Week 2 - Con't DD's Room & Mine Rm
    Week 3 - DS bedroom
    Week 4 - Guest Room

    February - Basement
    Week 1 - Work Room
    Week 2 - Work Room, work out room
    Week 3 - work our room and closet
    Week 4 - Main basement

    February - Office, Living Room

    March - Kitchen & Dining Room, Laundry rm
    Week 1 - Clean out fridge, wipe cabients outside
    Week 2 - cabinets and dining room
    Week 3 - Tupperware, drawers
    Week 4 - Laundry Rm.

    April - Front Entry

    May -
    June -
    July -
    August -
    September -
    October -
    November -
    December -

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