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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put things back immediately after i finish using them


Entries from everyone

lpfitwSick of

losing shit & breaking shit because it was on the floor and I stepped on it! 4 years ago

DakotaJDTotally worth the effort!

I just got tired of being so messy and I started puting everything away. It’s not easy at first, but it gets to be a habit. 7 years ago

jamiegirlif only...

If i could do this (and get my husband to do it), we wouldn’t have to pull an all-nighter to clean the house before every poker game and in-law visit. 8 years ago

bc6840836There's been a minor setback

I came home last night and noticed the mess that my apartment was in again! I don’t know how it’s happened so I gave myself a good talking to and told myself to straighten up and fly right. Tidied the apartment again and now I’m back on the horse and putting things away straight away again – hopefully I can last longer than a week this time…. 9 years ago


My hubby and I are in the process of decluttering our house. He has about 5 years of pack-ratting to go through. We are simplifying.

I think that, as soon as we are done, it will be tons easier to accomplish this goal. 9 years ago

bc6840836success! but it's still an effort

Okay, I’ve been doing this for a week now and it is pretty good. I have a small apartment so I really notice the difference between leaving things out and putting them away. I’m starting to go back to my old ways a little though and it’s still an effort to get myself to put stuff away. To all the brain experts out there : how long does it take for a new behaviour to become natural? (I know it’s more than a week!) 9 years ago


It’s not that I’m lazy, my mind just wanders onto other things – okay so maybe it’s cause I’m a little lazy. My goal is to tidy my apartment tonight and then keep it clean for 1 week without any clutter…. gulp. 9 years ago


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