2018 Items in 90 Days Challenge – Week 6

We have successfully completed 6 weeks of this 90 day challenge.

We are about half way to completing this challenge. Are you excited? I know I am. I am getting to the point where I am tired of getting rid of the clutter. If you are in the same position as I am,  take heart that you are not alone and let’s continue on. We can do this!

Last week I had high hopes of working through some of the stuff in the living room, but did I get that done? Nope!

Am I going to beat myself up over that fact? No.

Am I going to just pick up and move on? Yes!

Now that my little pep talk is over, how did your week go?

I managed to get rid of 98 items this week. Not bad for the week.

I am hoping next week goes a lot better.

Here are our totals for the challenge:

  • week 1 – 140
  • week 2 – 663
  • week 3 -178
  • week 4- 57
  • week 5 – 19
  • week 6 – 98

Total for the challenge: 1155 items

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2018 Items in 90 Days Challenge – Week 5

Congratulations, we completed 5 weeks of the challenge. I must say this week was especially hard. It was a rather difficult week with my hubby being home from work for a few days sick. He was needing some care so the getting rid of stuff didn’t get done this week as well as I had hoped. I did manage to get rid of 19 items this week, which is very little progress, but at least we are moving ahead.

This week we need to put in a little more effort, actually a lot more effort. This week I am going to concentrating in our living room. I need to reclaim some areas that I had made progress in. I also need to go through some books again this week.

How was your progress this week? I would love to hear about it, just let me know in the comments.

Keep up the good work and remember, slow and steady get’s it done.

Here are our totals for the challenge:

  • week 1 – 140
  • week 2 – 663
  • week 3 -178
  • week 4- 57
  • week 5 – 19

Total for the challenge: 1057 items

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This is my Mississippi – One of the Biloxi Schooners

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2018 Items in 90 Days Challenge – Week 4

Wow, we just completed 4 weeks of this 90 day challenge. I hope everyone s hanging in there with this and getting things done along the way. For me the hard part is coming, I have had a lot of momentum early on and now that I have been going through stuff for a little bit, I feel like I am not making as much progress as I have in previous weeks.

This week we have gotten rid of 57 items. How many items have you gotten rid of this week?

Have a great week going through stuff and getting rid of things.

Here are our totals for the challenge:

  • week 1 – 140
  • week 2 – 663
  • week 3 -178
  • week 4 – 57

Total for the challenge: 1038 items

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This is my Mississippi – The Nina

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2018 Items in 90 Days Challenge – Week 3

We have made it to week 3 of the challenge! It has been a little challenging this week. If it wasn’t for my daughter keeping me on track, I might not have gotten rid of stuff this week. Next week I have to get back into getting rid of stuff.

This week, we have gotten rid of 178 items. Not bad for the week, but compared to last week it is bad. But thankfully we are not competing week to week, so I will take it.  So we have gotten rid of 981 items total  so far.

How did you do this week? I would love to hear about it in the comments.

Here are our totals for the challenge:

  • week 1 – 140
  • week 2 – 663
  • week 3 -178

Total for the challenge: 981 items

 

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This is my Mississippi – The Pinta

The Nina and the Pinta came to our area and we went to see it. If you ever get a chance to see these ships, I would highly recommend it.

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2018 Items In 90 Days Challenge – Week 2

Well we have completed our second week of our 90 day challenge. This week was a little easier for us around here. I must admit we have a little bit of inspiration around here though. We have a ton of books that we have been wanting to go through and our library is going to have a book sale soon, so we are trying to go through the books before the sale begins. We would rather give the books to our library than donate them to a thrift store.

We have actually made 2 trips to the library already to drop off books for the book sale and we are hoping to make at least another trip with some more books before the sale starts.

So this past week we got rid of 663 items, for a grand total of 803 items so far during the challenge.

How are you doing with the challenge? I would love to hear how much you have gotten rid of this week.

I hope you don’t get discouraged during this. I want you to remember to not compare yourself to others. Just because you might be working slower than someone else, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t making progress. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day and you can’t get rid of all the  clutter in a day. It takes time.

Here are our totals for the challenge.

  • Week 1: 140
  • Week 2: 663

Total for the challenge: 803

 

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2018 Items In 90 Days – Week 1

We have officially finished week one of the 90 day challenge. How has it gone on your end?

We have made some progress, we haven’t went through stuff every day of the week but we have made progress. I have enlisted the help of my family to go through stuff. I figure that I need the help and encouragement that they bring when going through stuff so they need to help.

We have gotten rid of 140 items this week. Not a bad start. I am hoping that we will get rid of more this coming week.

Remember as you are going through stuff that your house didn’t get like this overnight and it will take time to go through stuff. Our goal is to make progress, even if we see little good from it. Take our 140 items for example, we have 140 items less than what we had but we really haven’t made a dent in the clutter that we have accumulated over the years. The point is we are making progress.

Let’s start going through stuff.

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Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary

We recently went to Dauphin Island in Alabama for the day for the sole purpose of going to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary. All though we have been to Dauphin Island a few times before, we didn’t know about this hidden jem.

Once we found the bird sanctuary, it was fairly simple since it is on the main road, we made our way down the dirt road into the parking lot. Once we parked and got out, we looked at the map of the trail. They had some paper maps that you could take also, which we made sure we had one to bring along with us.

Once we were ready, it was time to start our adventure for the day. There are 6 trails that you can do, each one kind of connecting to another one. The longest one is 1.7 miles, but the others are about half a mile long.

 

You can even get to the beach from the trails and you can walk along the beach for a while.

We didn’t get to do all the trails the day we went here, but we will be going back to explore some of the other trails sometime soon.

Our family has done some hiking before going on these trails,we actually go 2-3 times a month walking somewhere. We were really impressed with this trail system. It was well kept and very well marked. There was several markers, marking what trees were what as well as some animals that you can see.

Since this is a bird sanctuary, there are many places where you can stop along the way to look at the birds. Daughin Island is actually one of the top 4 locations for bird viewing in North America, so you will see birds.

Even if you don’t like bird watching, this is an excellent place to go and walk around. I know most people would thoroughly enjoy it. I know we did and we will be exploring some more of the trails in the near future.

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