Dear 43 Things Users,

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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K26 is doing 16 things including…

use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without

18 cheers


K26 has written 3 entries about this goal


Inspired by Bobblelover I need to define when I have completed this goal. So:

1) When I have 1 in use (aiming for this but can have 1 spare) of all my toiletries and household cleaning consumables (USE IT UP).
2) When I can fit all my food in 2 cupboards and the fridge/freezer (DO WITHOUT/USE IT UP).
3) When I leave it no longer than a week to repair or alter clothes (MAKE IT DO).


I was about to take this goal off as it doesn’t really have an end point, and I feel I am pretty much doing it when I re-read Kaz_Dancing’s How I Did It below – I am now going to follow her footsteps for make-up & toiletries (one of my biggest hoarding areas!). I am also going to do as Divine Sublime has on another goal and make a list of things I want to buy, take a raincheck and see if I really need them. I will come back to this goal at the end of September and all going well will mark this as done then ; )

a no-shop January... far (only half way though though) means I have worked my way through my freezer & food cupboards, put clothes together in new ways, and taken pride in pushing on through with older boots & shoes instead of thinking I have to buy new ones, and am not allowed to buy any new toiletries until I’ve use up what I’ve got!
I am going to keep on going for Feb too until I need to buy anything for the cats; ) if I do that then it will be more top of mind ans a habit so will consider this goal done.
p.s. and I’m allowed to buy fresh food from now onwards ony if I’ve planned specifically when I’m going to eat it!

K26 has gotten 18 cheers on this goal.


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