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MissingSquish

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Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« on: March 11, 2015, 05:31:35 AM »
Toss, sell, donate or give away one item a day of your choosing. This is a thread to support each other as we purge the excess stuff from our life.  I haven't gone through anything yet today, but I will later.
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singinmomo4

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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 06:15:21 AM »
Thanks for reposting!  I hope to be able to add to this soon!
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singinmomo4

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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 06:40:41 AM »
HA!  Who knew I'd have something so quickly?  I just threw away a pair of my son's uniform pants that had a big hole in the knee.  :)
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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 06:56:46 AM »
Ok, I'm going to try this, AGAIN. 

Last night I spent a few, at times tough, hours sorting photos that are just dumped in boxes.  Starting by sorting into years, throwing away the envelopes and negatives.  I already reduced the volume by one box.
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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 08:35:04 AM »
Ok, I'm going to try this, AGAIN. 

Last night I spent a few, at times tough, hours sorting photos that are just dumped in boxes.  Starting by sorting into years, throwing away the envelopes and negatives.  I already reduced the volume by one box.

Nice going, RIFoF!  Over a year ago, I decided to dump all loose photos that were stuck in drawers, shoe boxes, albums, etc. into one spot to see what I had and I ended up with a storage tub full!  I have been trying to motivate myself to weed through them all...there are tons of duplicates, scenery shots of I-forgot-where places, and of people I-have-no-clue-who-you-are.   Something that I thought would be fairly simple to accomplish has turned into an overwhelming task.  I need to move this back near the top of my to-do list.

As for the minimalist challenge -- I dropped off several items at a new consignment shop here last week.  As of yesterday, I see that several items have sold and I have a few dollars coming my way!  :)    And whatever does not sell, I will let them keep and donate as they see fit...those items are *not* coming back in my house.
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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 08:43:30 AM »
is the rule for it to be our stuff or our loved ones stuff?
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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 08:58:10 AM »
I've got a bag of clothes and a toaster oven in my trunk to go to Goodwill!

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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 09:47:09 AM »
I shredded an entire box of tax returns (from the 1990s) over the weekend and put the bag-o-paper in the recycling bin. Felt really cleansing - haha.
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singinmomo4

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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2015, 09:50:40 AM »
is the rule for it to be our stuff or our loved ones stuff?

I don't think it matters who the stuff belongs to, and actually, anything that belonged to your loved one is now yours anyway, so purge away!
Rick, an amazing husband, father, fisherman & fisher of men with a servants heart who served God every day. ReRe, miss your smile & twinkle in your eye.

JacklessSally

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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2015, 10:55:04 AM »
is the rule for it to be our stuff or our loved ones stuff?

I don't think it matters who the stuff belongs to, and actually, anything that belonged to your loved one is now yours anyway, so purge away!

Rightey-o. I shall start this purge as well :)
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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2015, 06:04:14 PM »
I posted on another mssb about getting rid of excess cookware. Negotiating a,deal now :)

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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2015, 06:07:33 PM »
Yesterday, 8 (eight!) trash bags finally made the journey from garage to goodwill. Hoping thus trend continues! My bedroom is like a monks cell and I absolutely love the simplicity. Thanks for migrating this thread and keeping us motivated!!

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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2015, 06:42:23 PM »
Wow, 8 trash bags!!  Awesome!  I try to go through my sons closest and donate the clothes that don't fit anymore.  I should do that to my own closet! 
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MissingSquish

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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2015, 07:00:36 PM »
Great job everyone!  I tossed a few miscellaneous items from my nightstand drawers.
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Re: Minimalist 1 item a day challenge!
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2015, 07:48:36 AM »
Threw out two heaping handfuls of sample skincare products that I cant use or will never touch.
B.H.S. 1-20-1974 - 11-13-2014

You will always be my Jack and I will always be your Sally. For we were simply meant to be.