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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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thinkofitdoit in Birmingham is doing 21 things including…

Use less chemicals in cleaning


thinkofitdoit has written 1 entry about this goal

Too many synthetics

For a long time I used natural cleaning product. Over recent years my standards have changed and I now reflect and find I’m using too many chemicals, too many perfumes, just too much.

I never used to use air freshners, I’d open the window, or put bicarb on the carpet. Now I use sprays, foaming things, sudsy things, smelly things. Don’t get me wrong the house smells peachy and I might never have reflected but for one event.

My daughter has been potty training with all the unavoidable accidents. I’ve been cleaning the carpet with 1001 and then to make absolutely sure I’ve been spraying it with spray and leve 1001, which is highly perfumed. Around the same time I started using a plug in air freshner. I did that because I liked the smell in another house. My daughter, who up till now has had perfect skin is now breaking out into topical eczema. It could be due to stress, the whole house has been on a roller coaster with moving/not moving and I’m sure she’ll have felt it despite her short years, but it could also be triggered by the perfume/chemicals I’ve been using.

I can’t remove the stress of moving/not moving but I can stop using the smellies. I wonder if it will work.


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