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Old 11-28-2005, 04:28 PM   #11
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Old 11-29-2005, 05:57 AM   #12
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I have to confess I'm not at all. My DH would be if it weren't for my encouragement. My motto is if it wasn't something given to you of sentimental value or a family heirloom........or if you haven't used it or worn it in 1 year then its time to let it go. Otherwise, your drawers, closets, etc.... will be begging for some breathing room.
A girl after my own heart, I am totally the same way. My granny is a total pack rat, and it made my mom (her daughter) the exact opposite way. I followed in mom's footsteps, and have never been a pack rat. I routinely do a spring cleaning every season I think this also comes from having moved a lot in my life, as Claire touched on. Plus I just love the way an organized, uncluttered house looks.
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Okay, I do totally agree about this one! Good call Kadesma
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:28 AM   #13
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I am a passionate collector of crystal - glasses, particularly. I have a HUGE cupboard full of glasses (I counted them last time I washed them all, by hand, carefully.... 130 plus... in all conceivable sizes) WHY? And my family aren't interested in using any of them - and I can't bear to throw them away and they just dust gather and need hand washing..... So again, I say, WHY? I've TRIED, honestly I have, to box some of them up and take them to one of our charity shops.. I've got as far as the door. Nope, can't do it!

I am a recovering shoe-holic. I visit London quite often and Liberty's has a Manolo Blahnik shop within the store, with wonderful end of season sales. I have bought MBs in every conceivable colour (only when on sale, though) and style, always thinking 'oh yes, I'll be able to match those sandals with something'... but never do. I hardened my heart a few years ago and took 3 large plastic sacks of shoes to a charity shop (some, I'm ashamed to say still had the tags on!). The shop couldn't believe their luck. Here's his website, but I haven't looked at it for a while.... that way lies madness! http://www.style.com/manolo/home_flash.html

I am getting better about hoarding, and it IS only certain types of thing that I hoard...
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:59 AM   #14
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Here's his website, but I haven't looked at it for a while.... that way lies madness! http://www.style.com/manolo/home_flash.html...

One good Choo deserves another...

http://www.jimmychoo.com/index_flash.html
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:19 AM   #15
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Yes, I'm a pack rat. When I was in college, we had to put together a "junk box" with things like plastic bottles, small boxes, & other stuff that could be recycled into crafts for kids. Lets just say that I had 4 "junk boxes" & an empty shelf in the hall closet when I got mine all together. Some of the other girls in my class collected stuff for a couple of months before even getting 1 full box. I'm not as bad as I was back then though. I got rid of all my "junk boxes" & try not to save things like that now. I just can't seem to get rid of old clothes. I keep telling myself that I'll need them some day.
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:27 AM   #16
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http://www.jimmychoo.com/index_flash.html

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Have you never been told it's unkind to feed an addiction?!

I bought a pair of Jimmy Choo sandals in the Harrod's sale in the summer! BUT, I am getting better, at least they were a neutral colour with beading, so they can be worn with a number of outfits!
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:23 AM   #17
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Have you never been told it's unkind to feed an addiction?!

I bought a pair of Jimmy Choo sandals in the Harrod's sale in the summer! BUT, I am getting better, at least they were a neutral colour with beading, so they can be worn with a number of outfits!
I feel a 12 "STEP" meeting coming on.

aka Mish & Ish go shopping.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:01 PM   #18
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Know any good crystal stockists?!!!
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