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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Jeanne Tatro




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Jeanne Tatro's Life List

  1. 1. get braces
    614 people
  2. 2. relax
    1,988 people
  3. 3. learn to relax
    648 people
  4. 4. visualize myself successful and happy
    7 people
  5. 5. declutter my house
    1 cheer
    994 people
  6. 6. stop hoarding
    1 entry
    23 people
  7. 7. clean
    111 people
  8. 8. learn how to clean
    2 people
  9. 9. get organized
    6,534 people
  10. 10. meet local moms
    1 person
  11. 11. clear out junk email
    1 person
  12. 12. stop worrying
    2,120 people
  13. 13. get stuff done
    4 people
  14. 14. grow taller
    1,471 people
  15. 15. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    7,416 people
  16. 16. do a weeklong detox diet
    55 people
  17. 17. Volunteer
    5,555 people
  18. 18. make a daily "to do" list that i actually follow
    145 people
  19. 19. buy a new printer
    9 people
  20. 20. Be a good sister
    160 people
  21. 21. be a better mom
    761 people
  22. 22. find a great job
    111 people
  23. 23. redo my room
    146 people
  24. 24. Keep in closer contact with friends (regularly)
    156 people
  25. 25. get a new bed
    50 people
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stop hoarding
Hanging onto Life

I grew up with my mother saving everything. My dad used to joke around about her being a pack rat. It was cute, when I was a kid. Now I am an adult and it is actually causing friction at home, in the home, with myself, my husband and I definately don’t want my kids to learn not to throw anything away.

The problem with this? The problem is that if it is broken, it is in the trash. If it didn’t make it to the trash, then it means it is perfectly fine. Why would I throw away perfectly good stuff?

I have held onto everything from toys, books, clothes, baby furniture and all baby stuff. I’m not planning on having anymore children.

I have held onto all this stuff because I figured that someone could use it.

I don’t know how to get rid of stuff and it has taken over my basement, garage and miscellaneous clutter around the house.

Just wondering what everyone with or without a hoarding issue does with your stuff and how to conquer this.




 

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