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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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JWillow in Queensland is doing 9 things including…

Give & Donate

45 cheers


JWillow has written 19 entries about this goal

Three Bags Full!

Last Friday I spent quite a while on the phone trying to find somewhere local I could take a few bags of men’s clothing to, where the items would be distributed to the homeless directly.

It took me 2hrs to finally discover a Homeless Shelter for Men just 3km away. The Manager, a lovely Irish fellow, was beside himself that I wanted to donate directly and he gladly unloaded the boot of my car after shaking hands with me in thanks.

Although I will never stop giving and donating in whatever way I’m able to, this direct donation was the perfect act of closure for me to end this goal


another bag of unwanted clothing to the Charity Shop today and left a full bag out for the Foundation for the Education of Need Children in Fiji collection on Monday.

More more more!

Another car boot load of bags went to the Op Shop last weekend; mainly clothing and books.

Some items were so old I’m wondering if half of what we gave should really have gone in the bin?

HUGE clean-up

Mum has gone into over-drive since my Dad passed away and to date, we’ve taken 2 car-loads full of things to the local Charity Shop!

Clothing, books, knick-knacks, soft toys, saucepans, magazines, Christmas decorations, fashion jewellery, stationery items and shoes.

There’s still a house-load of stuff to go through!

Neighbours favours

Last weekend the neighbours in No.2 moved out, into their newly built house on the other side of town.

As they were so busy with packing & moving we offered to help them out in any way we could. They asked if we would mind taking care of the things they had to ‘give away’?

So today, I hauled a car load of bags & boxes filled to the brim to the local charity shop.

Even though I wasn’t donating my own goods, it felt good to be ‘giving’ and helping out the neighbours in this way!

Away it goes

This morning, D & I decided to do donate some ‘larger’ items to the local Salvation Army depot.

We dropped off:

  • a bag of kitchen items & some linen
  • a HP Printer/Scanner/Copier
  • a small set of plastic crates
  • 3 hand-made drawers (someone might find them useful?)
  • an Antique piece of furniture (early 19th Century English cabinet)

Weekend drop offs

Took a bag of books, unused diaries, trinkets and shoes to the Charity Shop on Saturday afternoon.

Took another bag full of clothes & some bathroom accessories to the Charity shop today!

Endless Excess

Even though I recently went through my wardrobe, drawers & linen cupboard there still appears to be just as much stuff as ever crammed in

I’m not one to go out and buy something new with each week’s pay packet so it’s not like I’m replenishing the gap!

Today I filled another 2 bags with clothes and shoes and dropped them into the Charity Shop on my way to get groceries.

Hoping to clear out more stuff over the coming weeks.

Teddy & Friends

Took 7 brand new Teddy Bears to the Charity Shop this morning, along with a pile of books & CDs.

They’ve all been sitting in a suitcase for the past 6 months, waiting for me to have another market stall but I just thought “what the heck”!

Weekend Tidy Up

A lot of time was spent tidying up areas of accummulated ‘stuff’ around the house on the weekend.

By Sunday morning 3 bags of clothing & knick-knacks were taken to the Charity Shop!

JWillow has gotten 45 cheers on this goal.


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