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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true_blue3 areas I really need to work on and simplify

- clothing
- paper
- cosmetics 5 months ago


I’ve decided that I’m going to donate 3 packs of knitting wool that I’ve bought early this year. I don’t think I’m going to use them all. I don’t even have time to practise my knitting.
Also, I have a lot of clothes that are 1 size too small for me but I want to keep them in case I lose the weight. I just need to work harder on my ‘lose 20 pounds’ goal. 5 months ago

Kaspar Kaur 6 years ago

true_blueOngoing cycle

I have realised how materialistic I am. I have an addiction to online/offline shopping. I’m always buying but I’m always selling, donating and giving something away. It is an ongoing cycle. So this goal may never be ticked off. 6 months ago

christianacademic 21 months ago

marchingtomyownbeatMoving = Throwing away a lot of junk.

Yup. I’ve thrown away a ton of crap, but I still have lots of it. I’m making good progress on this goal. A bulk of my junk is unwearable clothing. Once I start losing weight I will be able to reduce a large amount of that bulk, and it will feel so good! 7 months ago

true_blueDonating clothes, etc.

I have donated a few clothes to the charity, the one where I currently volunteer. I’m also giving away another bag of clothes, shoes and a couple of handbags to family members.

I will be keeping a few clothes that are now too small for me. I want to drop 1 – 2 dress sizes. 8 months ago

true_blueMaterialistic tendencies

Gave an old duvet to my mother. The only problem is: as soon as I’ve done that, I spotted another duvet in the supermarket to replace the duvet I just gave away.

I need to add another goal – Stop being so materialistic! 9 months ago


The second duvet is sold already! I will be posting it tomorrow.

Attempting to declutter my digital life too. Lots of e-mails! 9 months ago

true_blue1 down...

1 quilt/duvet cover sold! 9 months ago


I have listed the duvet/quilt covers on ebay. Now comes the waiting part! 9 months ago

Paula Kiskaden 9 years ago

MotherNature1962I am doing well! Sold more items on eBay.

Today I listed 9 more items. Even better, I haven’t added anything new to my clutter so the money stays in the bank. Monday I will take some shoes and clothes to the deposit so people can have those for free… 10 months ago


Two duvet sets are waiting to be listed and sold on eBay. 10 months ago

true_blueToo many clothes

My room feels cluttered. I dream of becoming a minimalist, but there are far too many things on my wishlist…

Anyway, I spent most of the day evaluating the things I own. I went through my clothes (my wardrobe is bulging) and removed some of what I don’t really like much, don’t fit well anymore, don’t wear often enough, or not so sure about keeping.

Also, I will be donating or selling a recipe book. 10 months ago

true_blueExercise bike

I sold an exercise bicycle on ebay last month. I never used it. The couple who picked it up were happy to have it. I’m sure they’ll make the most out of it, and much more than I ever did. 10 months ago

MotherNature1962Just sold 5 things!

Another step forward to having less clutter. I just sold 5 things on eBay. More space for me! 10 months ago

Optionally_Mine 3 years ago

Optionally_MineQuite Funny ..

Its almost a year to the day since I hit upon this goal with an entry about needing more storage in the box room that is my bedroom and since starting work again I have been looking for chest of drawers and similar storage options .. either I am too fussy with the whole look or the things I have seen are just not worth the cash for the quality they are lacking in .. in the meantime the clutter is casting magic spells of ever increasing circles leaving me thinking ‘you’ve got to be joking I don’t even like shopping’ before lighting yet another candle I’ve been gifted or opening toiletries sets to get rid of in self indulgence style quite deliciously so ..

Trouble is now I want some new stuff of things I haven’t got or need replacing so its time to be more ruthless as I go through the year of out with the old in with the new I want to see more progress by joining the get rid of one thing every day to become more mindful of hidden clutter as well as those on display and make squares of fluid lines throughout my home .. Goodbye Clutter .. :-) 10 months ago

MotherNature1962 10 months ago

ladysaraii 12 months ago

ndnmmm06 5 years ago

sjd109 12 months ago

soozlee 12 months ago

carlaroe 5 years ago

true_blueNeed space

I will be donating a few old clothes tomorrow. 13 months ago

true_blueToo many clothes

I’m not sure I would count clothes as clutter, but I’ve been buying a lot of clothes and now I have too many and not enough space. So no more new clothes for at least 2 years. I will have to try my best to avoid certain shops…. 15 months ago

queso30 4 years ago

BonnieProgress as of Aug 13, 2013

I have made it my goal this summer to go through a minimum of one box per week. Some weeks have been too busy, in which case I add an extra box the following week. Generally speaking, I usually end up doing more boxes than I intend to anyway.

This goal is starting to pay off in more ways than one. Yesterday, I chose a box to go through that has been sitting on a high shelf in the garage for years. When I opened it up, I found notes from my mother on family history items that will move my genealogy research forward considerably. There were some old photos, too, and the best find of all – some of my mother’s jewelry, including her wedding rings! 16 months ago

RMDigital Clutter

This is something that most people forget about, at least I think so. I am always trying to make sure to get rid of bulky emails, delete pictures/jpgs and things like that. My work email fills up really fast and at least 3 times a year, I get cut off from emails because of it. Argh!
BUT, I’m getting better at it :) 16 months ago

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