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My goal this week was to seriously declutter and we did great. I slacked on posting items for sale, but I went through alot of stuff and have plenty to list for the last week of this challenge.

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Wireless entertainment system $15
Lalloopsy dolls $8
Outdoor baby swing $10
DVD’s $10
Toddler toys $20

My total for this week was $63, for a grand total of $217 so far this month. I gave my daughter the $8 for the dolls since I challenged her to declutter and am allowing her to keep the profit from her hard work.

This week I made two trips to the local thrift store, gave away items to friends, donated to the Veteran’s Home and cleared out two totes from my basement that will be sold this week. Some items I donated included a bag of my clothing, miscellaneous kid toys, men’s razors, Tena pads (from couponing), kid’s clothing and books.

Last week, my goal was to go through four totes and I actually went through three. I decided to get rid of two full totes of kid’s toys and rotated the other tote with their current toys. Another goal was to go through my closet and I didn’t go through everything, but I did donate one full garbage bag of my clothing.
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I’ve learned this week that it’s important to just let things go and not worry about getting money for every single item. Some items with low value are not worth my time to sell. It also feels morally wrong to sell items I received free through couponing, so those items are always donated.

It feels so good to see a corner of the basement or room completely cleared of clutter. I enjoy seeing my used items go to other homes that will continue to get use out of them. Now, I have to remind myself not to fill it up with clutter again.

This is the last week of the month long challenge and I’d like to get all the items I’ve already sorted either listed for sale or donated. I want all the items gone from my house by the end of the month. I can already tell this challenge will continue into April, but I will not spend as much time on it as this month.

How was the declutter for cash challenge for you this week? Any tips or insights? Please leave a comment.

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  • Cindy March 24, 2014, 11:49 am

    GREAT JOB!!! I totally slacked this week…boo! Back to it this week!

    What’s your challenge for next month?

    • Nicole March 25, 2014, 4:30 am

      I haven’t decided on next month’s challenge yet. Do you have any ideas?

      • Cindy March 28, 2014, 11:42 am

        Let me give it some thought. We have done wonderful with our decluttering this month, made another $33 yesterday and $9 the day before but have been sloppy with our budget for the 1st time this year. uh…time to get back on track!

        • Nicole March 28, 2014, 7:21 pm

          Great job decluttering! Budgeting takes persistence for sure. Good luck!

  • Elci March 26, 2014, 7:48 pm

    Thanks for the motivation! It couldn’t have come at a better time. I needed to get stuff ready for a consignment sale coming up. I didn’t realize who exhausting this would be though. Goodness…well, little at a time and it will be worth it in the end 🙂


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