Sunday, May 2, 2010

730 in 365 — One and Almost Done

Please feel free to skim through the lists or skip over them. They are in a little bit smaller type.

The first donation on April 15th:

There were more boxes than this and a total of 271 items.

Action Figure 27
Shoes - Casual - Adult 2
Jackets - Adult 2
Bathroom - Shower Curtain Hooks 1
Bathroom - Shower Curtain Hooks 1
Shorts - Jeans/Denim 1
Shirts - Dress Shirt 1
Shirts - Dress Shirt 1
Shirts - Jersey 8
Pants - Chinos/Khakis 5
Shorts - Chinos/Khakis 7
Sleepwear - Lounge Pants 1
Shirts - Mock Turtleneck 3
Pants - Nylon/Athletic 5
Pants - Nylon/Athletic 2
Shorts - Nylon/Athletic 6
ClotSleepwear - Pajama Set 8
Shirts - Polo 1
Shirts - Polo 2
Shirts - Sweatshirt/Fleece 1
Shirts - T-Shirt 12
Shirts - Turtleneck 2
Cassette Tape 5
Children's - Hardcover 9
DVD 1
Dinner Plate 6
Comforters - Twin 2
Pants - Jeans/Denim 5
Shirts - Jersey 2
Shorts - Nylon/Athletic 1
Sleepwear - Pajama Set 4
Skirts - Full-Length 5
Skirts - Skorts 2
Undergarments - Slips - Half 1
Sweaters - Pullover 1
Shirts - T-Shirt 8
Shirts - Tank 1
Hardcover 3
Headband 5
Keyboard 3
Indoor - Lamp Shade 1
Pants - Dress Slacks 2
Shirts - Jersey 2
Sweaters - Pullover 3
Shirts - T-Shirt 1
Pillow 2
Pillow Sham 1
Pillowcases (Pair) 3
Plastic Storage Container 1
10-999 Piece 4
Sheets (Individual) - Flat - Queen 1
Sheets (Sets) - Queen 1
Bathroom - Shower Curtain 3
Softcover 1
Indoor - Lamps - Table 1
Duvet Covers - Twin 1
Suits - Individual Pieces - Blazer 1
Undergarments - Bra 7
Shirts - Camisole 2
Pants - Capris 1
Shirts - Dress Shirt 1
Pants - Jeans/Denim 1
Shirts - Jersey 7
Sleepwear - Lounge Pants 4
Shirts - Mock Turtleneck 8
Sweaters - Vest 3
Sweaters - Pullover 10
Sweaters - Cardigan 2
Shirts - Sweatshirt/Fleece 1
Shirts - T-Shirt 15
Shirts - Tank 4
Shirts - Turtleneck 2
Youth 1
Shoes - Dress - Youth 1
Mittens or Gloves - Youth 2
Brushed Silver Bathroom Lidded Dishes 3
Canvas Bag 3
Large Stationary Wii Wheel 1


The second donation on April 16th, which consisted of 235 boxes:

U-Haul Extra Large Moving Box 24x18x24 3
U-Haul Large Moving Box 18x18x24 27
U-Haul Laydown Wardrobe Moving Box 36x21x10 1
U-Haul Medium Moving Box 18x16x16 40
U-Haul Shorty Wardrobe Moving Box 24x20x34 10
U-Haul Small Moving Box 16x12x12 154


The third donation on April 30th:


It consisted of 127 items, only because I didn't individually count all those sheets of packing paper I donated. The center planned to use them to wrap breakable items they sold. They were excited to be getting it.

Shoes - Athletic - Adult 1
Hats & Caps - Baseball Caps - Adult 12
Shoes - Casual - Adult 2
Shoes - Casual - Adult 1
Shoes - Dress - Adult 2
Boots - Fashion - Adult 1
Boots - Fashion - Adult 1
Winter Scarves - Adult 2
Banana Hanger 2
Bread Pans - Bread Tube 1
Children's - Hardcover 1
Children's - Hardcover 2
Children's - Softcover 1
Children's - Softcover 5
Children's - Softcover 1
Indoor - Lamps - Desk 1
Indoor - Lamps - Desk 1
Dessert Plate 3
Fabric Wall Hanging 2
File Box 1
Glass Tumbler 1
Handheld Game 4
Hardcover 1
Hardcover 5
Ice Bucket 1
Keyboard 2
Measuring Spoons (Set) 1
Pencil Case 1
Picture Frame 2
Candle Holders - Pillar 2
Placemats (Set) 1
Plastic Storage Container 3
10-999 Piece 1
Sheets (Individual) - Flat - Queen 1
Softcover 5
Statue/Figurine 1
Plastic Storage Drawers 1
Table Runner 1
Textbook 1
Trivet 1
Sheets (Individual) - Flat - Twin 1
VHS 3
VHS 1
Wooden Wall Shelf 2
Shoes - Athletic - Youth 1
Youth 1
Boots - Fashion - Youth 1
3 Ring Binder 3
Auto Seat Backpack 1
Brushed Nickel Interior Door Knob 1
Build-a-Bear pjs and slippers 1
Closet Dehumidifier Packs 3
DVD-Video-CD Wooden Storage Tower 1
Design and Drill 1
Egg Boiler-Cooker 1
Globe Light Bulb 2
Hello Kitty Plastic Case-Clipboard 1
Lexmark Inkjet Cartridge No.1 Unopened New 1
OTD Shoe Organizer 1
Oilcloth Playmat 1
Resin Holiday Tic Tac Toe 1
Snowflake Wreath Hanger nwt 2
Snowmen Oblong Decorative Tray 1
U-Haul Large mirror box - 48 x 4 x 33 2
U-Haul Mirror box - 37 x 4 x 27 5
U-Haul Packing Paper 8
White Wreath Hanger nwt 1

When I dropped these items off, I saw some of the boxes I dropped off two weeks earlier being used. Made me happy.

73 items that I threw away:

Broken Ikea Box 1
Undies 4
2008-2009 Planner never used 1
Giveaway book damaged in transit too badly to donate after reading 1
make-up items 14
miscellaneous clothing items torn or stained 52

This doesn't even count the socks with holes that I throw away (of the boys that seem like they come through every single wash!).That makes the April total 706 items! I'm only 24 items from being done, and I have more than that listed on ebay right now.

I've already entered $2,760.87 in deductions using
ItsDeductible for an estimated 2010 tax deduction of $703. I did some copying and pasting of my list from there to here of my items. I did not type all these in here.

The best part of clearing out this clutter is what we found. Caboose lost a video game back in January. It's been missing since then, and we've looked in literally every corner of our entire house and vehicle for it. He's been very upset about it, but there's nothing we could do and he's had to live with it. When I was going through the giveaway boxes in the garage, I took everything out to make a list of the items (for ItsDeductible) before I put them back in the box or into another one. His video game was at the very bottom of one of the large boxes. He's bad about sitting his game down as he walks through the garage and then goes to throw a ball for a minute before we leave or take a quick ride down the driveway on his scooter. He probably did something like that and it fell down inside the box.

I was able to talk to Caboose, my resident pack-rat, about how having a lot of unimportant or less important things around keeps us from being able to find what's really important to us. This week we are going to try and make a serious dent in his stuffed animal collection. It's pretty large, but he seems to be ready now.

Amy at The Finer Things in Life is hosting this great challenge. I've linked up here.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway before Wednesday the 5th at midnight!

5 comments:

april-clutter-challegeupdate said...

Wow! I'm impressed!

Mari said...

Wow! You've really been doing a clean out, and I can see how helpful the It's Deductible is.

Betsy said...

The cleaning out bug always hits me this time of year. My parents were great hoarders of stuff...neat stuff, but still a LOT of STUFF! I inherited that bug, but have really come a long way in the last 5-6 years! I love that feeling of getting rid of extra clutter! Good for you...that is a lot of stuff you have donated! We're having a garage sale in a few weeks....which is great incentive!

Ronnica said...

I'll be giving away a lot soon as I'm moving...love to clean out stuff!

Amy @ Finer Things said...

"The best part of clearing out this clutter is what we found." Love that statement. Great job!

 
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