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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.

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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.

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TeenyBean is doing 23 things including…

Do 10 nagging tasks a week, no matter how small, until I feel caught up

26 cheers


TeenyBean has written 15 entries about this goal

Week of 11/4/12

It’s been awhile since I worked on this goal, I’m hoping to get 10 things done this week!

1 – Put away the Halloween decorations
2 – Put laundry away
3 – Changed the bedroom sheets
4 – Worked on my side table refinishing project, its almost done!
5 – Canceled a doctors appointment (at the last minute, oops)
6 – Requested replacement registration stickers for my car
7 – Cleaned expired food out of the fridge
8 – Took out garbage and recycling
9 – Found the form for ordering new license plates, now to get that completed and sent out…
10 – Cleaned out the dance studio email and filed everything that had been piling up

Week of 9/2/12

1 – Updated my budget based on my changed income
2 – Cleaned the fish tank
3 – Hung artwork in my dining area
4 – Rescheduled a doctors appointment
5 – Paid a parking ticket
6 – Dropped curtains off at the organic dry cleaner
7 – Dropped off my rent check, had to do it in person since I waited until the last possible day
8 – Changed the vacuum cleaner filter

Week of 8/26/12

I’ve been lazy the last few weeks…must make it to 10 this week!

1 – Balanced checking account
2 – Finished unpacking all boxes with kitchen items
3 – Cleaned off the kitchen counter & dining table
4 – Made an appointment to get life insurance policies for me and my sister so our business will be protected should something happen to one of us
5 – Researched my options for what to do with the money in my 401K now that I have quit my job
6 – Transferred photos from my phone to my computer so I can upload them soon
7 – Called my bank to update my address on all of my accounts
8 – Updated my auto insurance with my new address
9 – Purchased renter’s insurance
10 – Did the dishes for the first time since I moved (I’ve been eating out a lot)
11 – Ordered filters for the fish tank

Week of 8/19/12

1 – Balanced my checking account
2 – Paid bills
3 – Swept and mopped the bathroom and pantry floors
4 – Hung shelves in the kitchen
5 – Vacuumed my car, boy does it look better!

Week of 8/12/12

1 – Finished prepping for a meeting at the dance studio
2 – Sorted through the massive pile of junk in the dance studio inbox
3 – Cleaned out my purse
4 – Cleaned off the junk piles on my desk

Week of 8/5/12

1 – Rearranged my new bedroom to make all the furniture fit
2 – Caught up on work emails
3 – Organized my closet
4 – Completed my check-in sheet for my new apartment
5 – Wrote out a list of maintenance requests
6 – Dropped all my paperwork off with the landlord
7 – Moved personal files from the dance studio laptop to my personal computer
8 – Sifted through all the files on the dance studio laptop in preparation for moving them to our new computer
9 – Dropped my broken TV off at a recycling location

Week of 7/29/12

1 – Reserved a truck for my move this weekend
2 – Caught up on emails
3 – Paid bills
4 – Balanced my checking account
5 – Called my utility company to transfer my services for my move at the end of the week
6 – Set up internet service at my new apartment
7 – Picked up cleaning & packing supplies
8 – Picked up a new window shade to replace the broken one in my old apartment
9 – Made a reservation for our dance studio end of year party

Week of 7/21/12

1 – Unpacked from my trip
2 – Cleaned up the kitchen
3 – Made phone calls to my new & current property managers in preparation for my move next week
4 – Cleaned receipts out of my purse and balanced my checking account
5 – Cleaned out my car
6 – Set up the August pages in my planner/organizer
7 – Arranged my move-out/move-in date for next week

Week of 7/15/12

1 – Cleaned receipts out of my purse and balanced my checking account
2 – Paid bills
3 – Did some laundry so I’m ready for my trip this weekend
4 – Sorted through the junk piles on my desk
5 – Renewed AAA membership
6 – Cleaned out my work bag and recycled old papers

Week of 7/8/12

1 – Went in search (successfully) of elbow length white gloves for one of my dancer’s routines for their upcoming competition
2 – Picked up the new dance studio computer
3 – Returned dance studio emails
4 – Cleaned up the kitchen
5 – Balanced my checking account
6 – Cleaned the bathroom (long overdue!)
7 – Vacuumed the apartment
8 – Threw out all my old bed pillows are replaced with new ones
9 – Disposed of old products taking up space in the bathroom

TeenyBean has gotten 26 cheers on this goal.


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