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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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tamaribu in Los Angeles is doing 21 things including…

practice discardia

30 cheers

 

tamaribu has written 11 entries about this goal

chucked a giant bag

of ephemera. why was I keeping a gas bill from 1997?!



three more bags

of trash and three more boxes of giveaways. The mudroom closet is cleared out and I have a clear and sorted desk.



two boxes

to Goodwill yesterday. and still it feels like I have about twice as much stuff as I need. no one would ever call my style minimalist. The occasional 27 Fling Boogie is a help. And I still have two closets I haven’t subjected to scrutiny in a while. Spring cleaning continues apace.



three bags of stuff

that truly cannot be recycled nor reused. pulled from the tiny mudroom closet. out to the trash.



two more boxes

and a big basket dropped off at goodwill.

if I keep up this pace, I’ll be staring down some empty closet space by spring break, ha!



three boxes

of stuff, delivered to goodwill today. hooray!



recycled or tossed

five bags of old papers – lightness! liberation!



kitchen cupboard project

started today is about half done. tossed a bunch of redundant, ancient seasonings.

sadly, I found at the back of a very high shelf what looks like a lovely gift box of gourmet chocolates that may have been a distant holiday gift from a relative. not sure why it was up there, but the chocolates were over time reduced to a powdery state and had to be dumped.

recycled or tossed a bunch of collected glass or plastic containers.

I know I’m still hanging on to more than necessary, but at least, some stuff is gone – and shelves are dusted.



I'm a collector

it’s congenital. but I’m inspired by my mother (although her inspiration seems to be related to sense of mortality) who these days has been holding regular yard sales and contributing to church and temple bazaars.

I’ve got a giveaway box in my mud room for goodwill and I’m putting something in every day.

Also making a little box for treasures for my niece and my neighbor.



having house guests

helped determine the timing for getting a bunch of stuff out of the house before the holidays. I moved clothes, gadgets, knickknacks to outside storage, and this past weekend to Goodwill. now I guess I should schedule the next round of visitors so I can time the next round of discardia.



tamaribu has gotten 30 cheers on this goal.

 

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