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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tigerh in Manchester is doing 9 things including…

practice discardia

23 cheers


tigerh has written 20 entries about this goal


Celebrating discardia again, and so I’ve been ruthless with my wardrobe this season. Everything that’s left is something I can and will wear. Why have I been holding on to 3 bags of things that make me feel like a frump? Be gone, dowdiness!

Discardia season again!

From today until 17th October. I had already made a start last weekend without realising the time was upon us again – be gone, clutter!

Another day off

Spring has sprung and the whole house has been cleaned! Bags have been dropped at the charity shop, rubbish has been recycled and flung and pictures that had no frames are now on the walls. I’ve been leaving all the internal doors in the house open so I can admire my hard work as I pass. Ahh…that feels better!

Day off

It took all day yesterday, but I finally got cracking on the small moutain of stuff to leave the house (to charity/ebay/amazon) and have sorted out a big pile o’ things to donate. Apparently charity shops desperately need new stock as people are making do and keeping hold in our current climate.
I have a much smaller pile of things to sell online – which shall be listed within a week.


This goal is made so much easier by having a new WORKING shredder! I got a beast of a shredder with some loyalty card points gained through my gas and electric supplier. It came out of the wrapping and 10 minutes later a huge pile of papers had been decimated! It’s given me a push to clear the dining room and ebay a nice coat I’ve had forever that’s far too big for me. hurray!

so much stuff...

My friend is moving to Australia and her discarding has really inspired me. There are many things I need to sell and I’m starting to list 5 cds a day on Amazon, or give them to the charity shop. I took 3 boxes to stuff to the charity shop on Saturday morning (which they were happy to have, makes a nice change since some make it seem like a huge imposition). There are things to ebay as well, but it’s more than I can face at the moment, that place is such hard work.

That was great!

I have less stuff now, the house is a lot easier to live in, all in all, my life is better than it was this time last year.
I may be returning to this some time in the future, but for now I feel that I’ve done what I can.

Thanks for the team spirit!

So much

Even after doing this for what seems like forever, there is still more to do! After having had carpet laid, we have moved all our upstairs stuff to the dining room (aka storage – agh!). I’m reluctant to move all that stuff back up here, so I think another pass at getting rid of some of this is worth it. I am also coming to the realisation that we REALLY need a shed for all the gardening and DIY detritus. It never ends!


I have a player with far too many songs on. I love my music, but there is stuff on there I never listen to. Last Tuesday I started going through the huge playlist alphabetically, taking a letter a day and throwing out anything either me or my husband were not crazy about. It was all going well until last night and I dropped the player in the (clean, thank goodness) toilet. ARGH and haha! So off it went to the water heater cupboard, the battery taken out (when I remembered about a hour later) with a towel. Today I went by a shoe shop and asked them for some silica gel sachets and put the player and the sachets in a ziploc bag. Fingers crossed, because there is some awesome music on there!
Discardia will continue after this interrupion!

Edit – it totally worked, and even better – the pause button works again. Unexpected bonus!

Took long enough...

but all the stuff that didn’t sell at the car boot sale went to the cat shelter charity shop. Good stuff, too, but not for me any more. The house is looking a bit more welcoming bit by bit as I reclaim space from STUFF!

tigerh has gotten 23 cheers on this goal.


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