Not sure how to count this toss out but, it was at least 2 pounds of paper junk...so I think I'll count it as 8 :) each 1/4 pound as 1 item.
Well I am really on a roll today :)...have a 30 gallon trash bag filled with unnecessary paper crud...it feels liberating to get rid of it!
***Note to self: stop saving every piece of paper that comes into the house!!!!!
Dropped off a box of stuff to thrift. Also "flung" a platter of baklava that my mother gave me. No need for it here, so I took it to the vet's office when I dropped my pup off for surgery. Hoping the bribe will make them give him a little extra TLC. ;)
Flung a 10-cup coffee maker that technically still worked, but was a bear to use. Half the time, the brew cycle would shut off mid-stream, so you'd have half a pot of really strong coffee and a reservoir full of water. I tried cleaning it out, de-calcifying it, in other words, gave it every chance to save itself. It refused, so it became refuse.
Ok, I've been flinging the last few days, not much, but it's a start. I'm definitely going to try to get to 2012 items this year.
So far I flung 20 items, not that many, but have to start somewhere!
Constance, it was not an easy fling, but I couldn't in good conscience remain a member of the LAPAW club and snack on a family-sized platter of baklava. :)
21 more items flung in the kitchen reorganization!
~Strange that you flung a coffee maker, I just flung our cappuccino maker. It works great but I only pull it out dozen or so times a year. It's easy to use and we enjoy cappuccino, we just prefer regular coffee in our French press. I'm thinking that we won't even miss it.~
I'm in! I LOVE getting rid of stuff. Just did a bunch last year so at the moment I don't have too much annoying stuff laying around but I do have 2 boys who seem to bring everyone else's junk here. I guess this will make me examine a little bit harder at what is most important and what I really want to keep.
Just went through all my files and shredded unneeded paperwork. Not even going to TRY and count that stuff! But one full garbage bag of shredding.
(2) 2003 & 2006 Medicare Books
(3) pocket calendars
(1) paper shredder
(1) wireless router
Sad to report that I tossed 6 boxes of moldy blueberries & blackberries. Dad shoved them to the back of the fridge and wedge it so well behind other container that I just found it today. I thought he ate them :(
Also unloaded 3 tubes of cream and a body spray to my sister. Its out of my house, consider it flung.
Total Flung To Date: 130
another bag of candle wicks
finished our collection of state quarters, ooo'd and aah'ed over them as a family then drove them over to the bank :crackup:
and closed a bank account
~Forgot to add the in stuff for this week.
Flung a cracked coffee mug. The last of the "heavy" glass mugs I bought from Wal-Mart, in a weak moment some time ago. They were blue glass and inexpensive, but looked thick and durable. The first couple chipped/cracked right away, within months of purchase. This one has lasted about two years, but when I picked it up to fill it today, it had a crack running down the entire side. So much for bargains. They were a few bucks each, just cheap enough to make it not worth the hassle of returning, which I guess is how Walmart stays in business. You keep buying cheap crap to replace the cheap crap that breaks and is too cheap to bother with hassling for a refund.
~Oh my, DH just agreed to let me sell our "wedding" china and the set his grandmother gave us. :thud: I'll be back when I count the pieces. :sun: ~
I cleaned out my bathroom medicine cabinet and makeup and hair drawers today. Whew, 68 items flung. Off to update my siggy!
~So, I just pulled out 111 dishes plus a 40 piece flatware set in the original box, a pie dish, and a tiered serving tray. Whoa, if I sell everything I just set aside, we could make $500. :D It's HUGE step for my DH who has been making us keep all our china sets(grandmom, wedding and Asian)even though we never use them anymore. When I showed him the selling prices for the dishes he got pretty excited. :thumb:
Now to get them listed....154 OUT~
That is GREAT, Constance!! I lugged my grandmother's 8 place setting china around (with all the extras) for YEARS before I finally put my foot down and said I was going to give it away if nobody would take it. It took the threat of it leaving the family, but one of my cousins finally stepped up and took it. I hope she is getting more use out of it than I did!
11 more items flung out of the kitchen, and I'm still going strong!
13 video games
1 Wii draw tablet
30 more things flung, and I think I'm starting to run out of kitchen items to rid myself of!
5--magazines...gave to my daughter
2--chair arm covers
1--chair back cover
1--pair of slippers
See thats one thing I never understood, I know the point of the China Set collection of when you get married is to start your 'together' life with 'new to both of you' stuff but I just couldn't fathom trying to collect an entire set/service for 4 or 8 especially since dad and I are clutzs and would end up breaking each piece sooner then we'd be able to use it. And now you have both just confirmed...it gets lugged around and *maybe* used once a year if even. :laugh: (Though I do like the historical aspect of it - hand me downs, but everything is so disposable now days :()
We're not ones to 'display' the dishes but rather use them...right now we have a cheapie Ikea set on the go - from DSIS from over 15 yrs ago AND should those start dying off - DH has his own set of Ikea dishes...those suckers may be cheap but they sure are durable! (mmm k, but not like Corelle LOL)
I have two plastic plates that serve for most days. If I have company over, I break out the Franciscan Desert Rose pattern. It was a wedding present that HE wanted and *I* ended up with, somehow. I'm not wild about it, but I have a 4-serving set with all the serving pieces, so it works when necessary. (For Christmas dinner, I use dinnerware that I bought at Pier One about ten years ago. It is my special holiday stuff. :) )
Ok - just ran through the house on a mini fling session to see how much I could get rid of before its time to go p/u DH.
14 packets onion soup mix - VERY expired
16 envelopes of hot chocolate mix - VERY expired
2 chicken noodle cup of soup packets - VERY expired
leftover clump of brown sugar
4 gnarly old tupperwares w/lids
45 flyer adverts (ie 3 mini piles) That stuff DOES add up quick!
box of expired calcium chews
33 packets of pitcher sized drink mixes - VERY expired
23 boxes of expired gelatin - VERY expired
3 boxes of drink mix sticks - VERY expired
40 commercial pitcher sized packets of drink mix - VERY expired
3 holey plastic bags that aren't useful anymore
186 items flung today alone - all done while in a whirlwind. Crap sure adds up fast! :thud:
Total flung so far: 316
1-printer ink cartridge (gave to dd)
1-chipped candy dish
and 15.8 pounds of paper stuff (counting as 63 items @ 1/4 lb. each)
total today: 67 out the door :)
We have Corelle. I love that stuff! They look great, take up 1/3 of the space of regular dishes and are super durable. Here are the dishes we actually use and that I love:
Inheriting dishes as a memento is really only cool if you have actual memories of that item being used in connection with the person you got it from. My DH has no memories of his grandmother's china. She gave it to use to be nice and to use, not as a keepsake. It just happens that I can't tolerate florals so they weren't used.
This is her set:
i can't remember what all the things were but i was counting in my head as i went around yesterday and chucked stuff.
25 things gone! i've flung 277 things!!!!
1735 things to go!
nuisance - I kinda like that floral grandma set. Its nicely subtle. I like your other set too.
My DH was the same - he liked a lot more things then I did when it came to wedding planning and it was me reeling him in. We didn't need half the stuff he was going on about :laugh:
While going through the housewares store, I saw this set and fell in love with the pattern. But then the old me kicked in...don't need it, no room to store it and we'd never be able to keep an entire set alive long enough to be able to enjoy it b/c some of us are clutz's under this roof ;) But I think its still pretty and bright and cheery.
Oh, purged today in a fit of sudden need to organize and sort the make up in the bathroom - out went:
1 mascara - its older then 6 months
1 eye liner - it wouldn't keep sharp, the lead kept breaking
2 dried out lip balm sticks
Adding 4 more items - not bad for 5 minutes :)
Total Flung To Date: 320
ETA - forgot to include 16 packets of expired noodles/rice side dish packets that were given to me, those went out in the huge kitchen purge.
New Total: 336 Flung To Date :thumb:
~I love that set Libby! It's sweet and natural without being "country". The bird silhouette is such a unique thing china.~
Well so far today I've tossed:
16 individual sheets of address labels from different entities
8 pair of broken sunglasses
1 rubber dohickey (have no idea what it was)
total so far today: 25 more pieces of junk out the door :)
Final add for today :):
7 cereal box toys
1 state quarter collector book
5 pr. jeans
4 pr. shorts
and 26.4 pounds of paper crud...which since I count every 1/4 pound as 1 item equals 106 :)
total this round: 127 out the door
Everyone is doing amazing!! I have to get flinging again so I can make 2012 lol ... I went downstairs and saw some things that can be flun, its just a matter of getting to it :) Good job everyone
40 things gone!! 317 things flung!
1695 things to go!!!
Flung some more items yesterday in a fridge purging session so I could make more room for new food going in.
* jar of red pepper jelly (basically empty)
* shrimp cocktail sauce - bought who knows when
* pickled jalapenos - bought who knows when
* plum sauce - didnt even know we had it!
* jar o'mystery sauce :ack:
* 3x rotting tomatoes
* mangled, mushy and rotting 3" section cucumber
* another bundle of flyers - approx 23
These, I discovered empty while doing laundry:
* empty bottle of laundry detergent
* empty box from dyer sheets
Adding 34 items
Total Flung To Date: 370
150 things out the door! 467 things out of our life!
1545 things to go!!!!!!!