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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.

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pixiedustieCar

Got the car repaired, so it’s back to normal! Yay. 2 years ago


pixiedustieCompleted

the tax forms – yay! These particular ones have been hanging over me for too many years. I got in before the deadline and should get a good chunk of change back in due course.

Faxed the expenditure forms but was told I have to wait a few months until after the baby is born to get them resubmitted and processed. Annoying but we will get reimbursed eventually. 2 years ago


pixiedustieMarching on

March has seen significant progress on this front!

Paperwork: Threw away about 5 large bags of shredded paperwork. Went through the filing cabinet and sorted out 2/3 of it, getting rid of loads of stuff. Only a few more file folders to go.

Storage cupboard:
Went through the whole cupboard, bought boxes to store different types of stuff, created large pile in garage of boxes, books, clothes, stuff, to give away or throw away.

Garage:
Went through garage and organized most of the stuff that needs to be sorted out/given away. Only a couple of boxes left.

Wardrobe:
Put aside 2 bags of clothes to give away to charity. Organized all the clothes that still fit me and those that won’t until after the baby!

Admin:
Completed a couple of important forms at work; got a new computer and transferred the files over; working on 3 important pieces of paperwork that will be good for our finances – will complete them this week.

Planning:
Made lists of what needs to be done every month for next several months! 2 years ago


pixiedustieProgress today

- Went through and got rid of all receipts
- Completed FHSA form
- Completed CC form 2 years ago


pixiedustieSunday 12 Feb

Yes, 1 hr: Went through the 3 piles of papers in the bedroom, sorted into piles and am ready to file away. 2 years ago


RowdyRomanticdeclutter for 15 minutes everyday

This should be so easy ….why it always seems so hard is a mystery. 2 years ago


pixiedustieOctober 2011

Mon Oct 3rd:
Put away all the clothes; did the washing (1.5 hours)

Wed Oct 12th:
Cleaned kitchen, living room, back room (2 hours) 2 years ago


pixiedustieSeptember 2011

Mon Sept 12th:
Did 30 minutes, went through 3 boxes of stuff. :)

Fri Sept 16th:
I’ve got into the habit of making sure the kitchen and sitting room are spotless before I go to bed. It makes it much nicer to get up and face the house the next morning. :)

Sun Sept 18th (1-2 hours):
Cleaned the cooker, it’s now sparkling.
Cleaned the bathroom. 2 years ago


gaiagranolarangerOkay, it's time to do another yard sale ...

We were really serious about this goal about a year ago, trying to get rid of stuff before and during the move. The next step was to put to beautiful use some saved “odds & ends” from the building project. Just this month I finished the last major project – using spare luever doors and rough cut cedar to build a cabinet for the sauna, and topping it with a shelf covered with three leftover 12×12” tiles. The only major pile of salvaged goods remaining that has a future purpose here is some tongue & groove pine paneling that I’d like to use to panel the inside of a garden shed I hope to afford to build next summer.

So, all that feels good. But, that means it is time to sell the remaining stuff that is still under the woodshed roof. Not only is the stuff not needed here, the wood shed IS needed: for WOOD! D has begun cutting up the wood for next year, piling it BESIDE the woodshed! We’re hoping to have a yard sale or two in Sept!!! 2 years ago


Mme Delacroixdoes declutter mean tackling nomad piles of junk or just doing chores?

today have done:
mowed 1/2 of backyard
wiped down bathroom sink
scrubbed bathroom toilet
emptied garbages
sorted flyers
emptied dishwasher 3 years ago


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