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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lieblingRound 2

I’m getting better and better at this! Instead of holding every piece of junk in my hands for half an hour, thinking, doubting, contemplating, I just grab it, chuck it in the trunk of my car and move it linea recta to the thrift shop.

Still not done. I just keep going. 6 months ago

lieblingThe cycle ends here!

I am FINALLY throwing all sorts of stuff in boxes and bringing it all to the thrift shop WHERE MOST OF IT CAME FROM TO BEGIN WITH!!! The pricestickers are still on most of it… The sháme… Dare I say I was well on my way to becoming a hoarder? No. I dare not. Perhaps it’s best if I stay in complete denial of this part of myself, as long as I never bring my inner hoarder into the material world, or, for that matter, a thrift shop, éver agáin.

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure?” In my case hardly! It’s shit, it’s crap, it’s junk. It’s debris of someone elses life. Debris that has been swept up en dropt off at the nic-nac store. Stuffed on a mothballscented shelf. Waiting for a fool with issues of a very sad and unhealthy kind and a pocket with some change in it.

But no more. NO MORE!

I’m not there yet. Dropped about 5 boxes at the thrift shop so far. Took about 6 boxes to my mother (cuz she’s even worse than I am and she loves loves lóóóves setting up her bric-á-brac temple at the fleamarket, so all reject items are more than welcome as far as she’s concerned…).

To be continued… 6 months ago

EuphemiaWatch out guest bedroom...

..I have my eye on you! And it should not take too long! 15 months ago

EuphemiaWell done me

I cleared out the spare room today! It looks amazing :) 15 months ago

EuphemiaSpare room

I decided what was needed to finish off the spare room was a nice big chest of drawers to store some stuff. Oh my God. We have wasted most of our Sabbath trawling around Ikea to get said chest of drawers and other bits and pieces so that our house can contain the same things as every other person in Europe! Honestly, I am in such a foul mood after that experience. Sunday should be a spiritual day. I told my husband that we would think of it like going for a long walk without any natural light. It did not help. We managed to get back into the daylight and home safe, but feel like killing someone! And that is before we have embarked on the putting together of said furniture… 16 months ago


I have made it my goal to remove at least one item that I feel I don’t really need. I can give it to a friend, the Salvation Army, or sell it on eBay. 21 months ago


I tend to hold on to stuff. I think I hold on due to sentimental reasons. But I know if I don’t learn to let go, I won’t be in the right place when I get ready to move. So today, I got rid of one thing that I had been wanting to repair. It sat in my shed for several months unfinished. It was easier than I thought it would be, since I have a goal. I need to write these goals down! I mean like on a chalk board or tape them on my bathroom mirror! 21 months ago

EuphemiaThis morning...

...I have been clearing out the spare room where I just tend to DUMP everything. Sorted all my laundry into loads, and the 3rd load is churning around as we speak.
Now I need to make this a regular thing in my quest for a clutter-free life! 2 years ago

EuphemiaDoes anyone have any tips...

...for living with a messy, untidy and thoroughly unhygienic man?

I know that I can never change him, and would not even try – I love him how he is. The trouble is that I travel for work, and if I come home after a couple of weeks, things can be in a bad state. Trouble is, he does not even see it. I tried to talk about bringing in a cleaner but he got really upset and angry and said that he was dealing with it. Total impasse! 2 years ago

EuphemiaToday I am going to blitz our home!!!

Watch out clutter…here I come! 2 years ago

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