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    February Purge

    Gave one hand-me-down from my daughter to a friend with a younger daughter. It's a start!

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    Thanks for getting us started, EJ!
    I donated two books to the library. I've been trying to bring a couple every time I go, and since I seldom buy books anymore, it is gradually decreasing my collection. I tossed out some lotion that had a fragrance I hated (I thought I would use it up in the name of frugality, but life is too short). Added a couple of small things to the donations box.

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    Best I've done so far is found a new box for donations. Just have to start filling it now!
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    Took 25 books to the local used bookstore and library, 19 items to thrift store, 44 wire hangers to the dry cleaners (they will take them back!), and threw out 7 items from my closet that had holes in them (putting in cedar hangers now to protect sweaters from now on).

    Total for month: 96!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    Best I've done so far is found a new box for donations. Just have to start filling it now!
    My mantra: "Any step forward is a step forward!"

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    Actually, I walked by the box yesterday and there were two shirts in it! I think my family is finally starting to get it! LOL.
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    Happystuff, I'm realizing we need a "give-away box" prominently displayed in our upstairs hallway. My daughter is actually pretty good about getting rid of stuff, so I think she'd use it.

    Returned nine items of clothing to stores, gave one more book to the library. New total: 106.

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    I have another bag for thrift store but am waiting to see if I find anything else before making the trip.

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    I really like having a specific box for donations. It makes it easy to take something that is no longer needed/wanted and have a place to put it right away. Plus, if over the course of time before the physical donation I find that I actually need/use the item - it is easy to retrieve. It has worked very well for us.
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    I agree, Happystuff, and I seldom take items out of the box once I've put them in there.

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