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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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incendio in London is doing 31 things including…

Clean out my closet.

13 cheers


incendio has written 5 entries about this goal

Trying something new.

I’m trying the trick where you put all your clothes on hangers facing one way… then when you wear the item, you flip the hanger around so it’s pointing the other way. Then, at then end of whatever time period you choose (season, 6 months, whatever) you know exactly what you have and have not worn.

I already know of at least three pieces that will be going out… a business suit that I haven’t worn since 2005, a pinstriped jacket that just looks cheap, and a babydoll top that reminds me of an ex-boyfriend for some reason. And it looks cheap too.

Better to have a few things that you LOVE and are good quality rather than a whole bunch of cheap things you sort of like.

Started a Goodwill box today.

Since I just moved into a new apartment, I’m slowly going through my clothing and getting rid of clothes that don’t fit or I don’t wear. Once everything’s out of the closet, then I can just keep it clean! :)

Made some progress...

I bought some new hangers for my clothes, those thin “huggable” kind that don’t let your clothes fall off. They are awesome! They definitely take up less room. And they look so nice in my closet, and go on the bar much easier. I found some things to get rid of and some clothes that need to go in the wash, pronto. Things are moving along!

(Now, what to do with my old, crappy hangers?)

Side shelves are coming along... is the floor. :)

Partially done...

I’ve gotten rid of a bunch of clothes and shoes that I don’t wear anymore, and that feels great. However, I still have to clean up the floor, side and top shelves, and organize them. Once that’s complete, I’ll count this as done. I’m on the way!

incendio has gotten 13 cheers on this goal.


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