throw out fifty things: items 29-50

Today I am here to conclude my most recent Throw Out 50 Things Challenge. You can see the story behind the challenge here and items 1-28 in this year’s challenge here.

As with past items, everything you see has been donated, recycled, gifted, returned, or thrown away. The challenge is simply titled “Throw Out” Fifty Things because of the book it is inspired by. But in fact, the very few items that were trashed were beyond repair or future use. Most items were recycled or donated. And the best part of all is that I don’t miss one of these items and feel like I have a much nicer, calmer, more intentional space!

29 through 38

  • 29 – Old sweater, don’t need
  • 30 – Catalogs, don’t use
  • 31 – Furniture parts, don’t use
  • 32 – Jewelry boxes, don’t use
  • 33 – Plastic lids, don’t need
  • 34 – Old salve, don’t use
  • 35 – Old key, don’t use
  • 36 – Sunglasses case, don’t need
  • 37 – Photo album, don’t need
  • 38 – Bulletin board, don’t use

39 through 48

  • 39 – Bottles, don’t need
  • 40 – Candy, don’t use
  • 41 – Rusted knives, don’t need
  • 42 – Take-out silverware, don’t use
  • 43 – Graduation tassel, don’t need
  • 44 – Wine holder, don’t use
  • 45 – 3M hooks, don’t use
  • 46 – Expired food, don’t need
  • 47 – Magazines, don’t need
  • 48 – Old candle, don’t use

49 – Side table, don’t need

50 – Shopping cart, don’t use

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  1. Laura

    I sure hope your “throw out” translates into get rid of 50 things. Many of those objects could be better donated where someone else can make use of them and not THROWN out in the trash. I praise your overall idea to de-clutter and consolidate but not method. Please tell me you are recycling and donating!

  2. Jess

    Hi Laura,

    Thanks so much for your comment! I’m not sure if you saw in the intro to the post, but I explained about the title of the challenge and what happened with the items here:

    “As with past items, everything you see has been donated, recycled, gifted, returned, or thrown away. The challenge is simply titled “Throw Out” Fifty Things because of the book it is inspired by. But in fact, the very few items that were trashed were beyond repair or future use. Most items were recycled or donated.”

    So yes, no worries, I definitely did nothing close to actually “throwing away” 50 things. I am very concerned about our our planet and giving new life items that no longer need to be in my possession. I encourage everyone who does this sort of challenge to do the same and pass on everything that is possible to be used in the future by someone who needs it.

    Have a great day,
    Jess!

  3. Stephanie

    Read above the pictures: “As with past items, everything you see has been donated, recycled, gifted, returned, or thrown away. The challenge is simply titled “Throw Out” Fifty Things because of the book it is inspired by. But in fact, the very few items that were trashed were beyond repair or future use. Most items were recycled or donated.”

  4. Kristin

    What a wonderful challenge! I recently went through a complete life makeunder (to say the least), and it wasn’t exactly planned. I donated, recycled or tossed about 80% of everything I owned. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel afterward, but it feels SO good!

    Your blog is an inspiring read, especially going through this time of change. I’m so glad to have come across it!

  5. Maggie Rose

    So inspiring to see what others are able to let go of. I also love reading the A Thing A Day topic in the Unclutterer forum. Participants commit to donating/tossing/recycling one thing each day, but often are able to do much much more once they get started.

  6. Leigh

    This looks like a good challenge! I’m going to try to do this soon – see how close to 50 things I can get. I downsized quite a but when I moved to Cambodia, but I know I’ve collected stuff I don’t need in the last year. ūüôā

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