You’re Never Going to Believe This! Days 68 – 82

I found another basket full of socks!!

It was a whole basket full of socks plus another bag.  You won’t believe how many more that I got rid of today! My pics are all in sets of 18 socks that are in the garbage can outside already.  Most of them are plain white socks so the pics aren’t very exciting!

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#14 – There’s only 6 socks in this batch and the rest is other things that I found in the basket – except for the Dorothy costume.  That came out of the washer but I’m getting rid of it.

So, I added 14 much needed days to my challenge.  I’m getting a little bit behind so this will help me get caught up.  I got rid of a total of 240 socks and 12 other things for a total of 252!! And they are already out of the house!

Now for the updated counts.  They got messed up somewhere along the way.

I have to make a correction from my count on Day 50.  I think that I double counted days 1-25 so that put me back to 3,419 as of day 50.

So, here we are on Day 82.  That’s 32 more days of 18 things each or 576 things.

GRAND TOTAL is now 3,995 things that never have to be picked up again.  (I can’t believe that I missed 4,000 by 5 things.  Oh well, the next “day” will get me there!)

I don’t think I’m going to get to 5,000 by the end of 2017 but I’m much closer than I was a few months ago.  I’ll keep trying and you just never know what might happen.  Who knows? There could be another basket of socks hiding somewhere!

 

Day 67 Bowls without Lids, Lids without Containers

Getting to the end of the kitchen things, I’ll have to think of a new place to start working.  I need to get back to the basement but I can only do so much down there at a time.  The storage shelves I put in my living room need to be pared down already. It’s all stuff that passed the first rounds of decluttering but nothing is safe anymore.

When I started this journey almost 2 years ago, I couldn’t put anything in the rooms where they belonged because all the rooms were full.  Like completely full.  Now, there’s some open places.  I can’t say a lot but enough that we can move things around to the right places, most of the time.  My kitchen counter and dining room table are both still buried under about 2 feet of stuff but I’ll get there.  Just as soon as I can find some time.

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Day 66 Lids with No Containers

I know that I shouldn’t have done it but I did.. I gave the girls lids without containers.  I think it’s so frustrating when you need a container and none of the lids match.  I told them I was putting a few in there though so they wouldn’t get too mad.  I also snuck in a few jars of peanut butter.  Silly little thing with that too.  The daughter who is moving is the one who is notorious for leaving messes around the house.  She bought one of these jars of peanut butter.  When the container was almost empty, she left it sitting on the counter.  Someone put it in the cabinet.  Really, it was almost empty.  So I put it in the box with that other one.

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I don’t mind loading the dishwasher but I hate unloading it.  I save that job for the kids but they don’t care for it much either.  We all agreed that the hardest thing about unloading the dishwasher is finding a place to put the clean dishes.  They weren’t fitting in the cabinets! It’s getting easier now since I got rid of lots this week!

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Day 63 – Look Out Kitchen Here I Come!

My daughter moved out and told me that she needed kitchen stuff.  I had no problem helping her out!  In one day, I was able to fill up a huge bucket of stuff for her.  It was so easy and she couldn’t believe how much I was giving her.  I was shocked myself and I hope I don’t regret giving so much away.  I don’t think I will.  There’s still plenty of things in there.

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Day 62 – Nothing Important in this Bunch

Another Santa hat and some worn out boots, a pitcher, dried up paint and a candle.  There’s also a couple little flower pot and a weather thing.  There’s a couple other things too that make it 18 for the day.

I think that I decided that I need to get to day 112 by the end of the year. That will make 2018 things.  It’s going to be more than that by the end of the year but I’ll change it up once I meet that goal.  I’m over half way there and it’s getting super easy now.  I got rid of a lot more today but I will post those over the next few days.

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Day 61 – More Toys from the Basement

I’m still going through things in the basement and have found lots of toys to get rid of.  I think this little cloth bag with the arms and legs has been around since I was a teenager.  It’s been packed away for years and I didn’t miss it at all so I’m finally getting rid of it.  The rest is all just a bunch of junk. 18 more things gone!

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Day 60 Dancing Elmo and Some Leap Pad Books

I loved the Leap Pads and I’m sure that I still have a couple around but we always had a problem with them.  The books were never with the cartridges which were never with the Leap Pads.  I even had a few cool cases for the kids but for some reason, the parts were never together.

Things have been a little bit slow here in the picture department but I’m trying to keep up with it.  The stuff is coming out of the basement faster than I can count.  A lot has just been thrown away but that’s okay with me.  There’s still plenty left to count!  I was planning on having a free table last weekend but we got too busy with a marching band competition.  I’m hoping to do it this Saturday but we’ll see.  I’m not feeling so great tonight.

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Day 59 Buckets of Little Toys

I have lots and lots of buckets of toys and I’m getting rid of a bunch of them.  This one was full of books, movies, doll clothes, and little tiny toys.  I have lots of random parts too.  The fact that I’m getting rid of any of these is amazing!  What’s even more amazing is this isn’t it.  Lots more to come!

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Day 58 More Dolls Hiding in the Basement!

These dolls are not creepy dolls.  I actually like these dolls but for some reason they look really dirty, especially the Precious Moments doll.  That one was always one of my favorites but it has a bunch of stains on it.  I would’ve kept the Cabbage Patch Kid but I figured as long as I was getting rid of the others, that one might as well go too.  It has weird wirey hair anyways.

There’s a bunch of small toys that I’m getting rid of too.  It’s amazing how many times that I’ve gone through these things and decided to keep them.  This time, even seeing them in the picture doesn’t make me want to keep them.  I’m perfectly okay with getting rid of them,   I’m getting impatient with this process but I’m thankful it’s getting easier and I’m looking forward to having a manageable amount of stuff in my home.

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