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Old 11-13-2012, 06:09 PM   #21
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I keep just about anything i can ... And working constuction i come across a good amount of stuff... But i do get rid of clothes and furniture.. but only when i have to..
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:36 PM   #22
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I like stuff. I may need it some day. ;)
Actually, I clean out my closets once in a blue moon. :) I don't have a whole lot of really nice stuff, but I have plenty of pretty good stuff. We drive a car forever before getting rid of it, and we wear our clothes until they fall off of us. If the stuff belongs in the kitchen, it almost never leaves. If the kitchen starts to get crowded, it may go to the basement, but it is hard to send it out the door. I do throw away magazines, but not Hubby. He has magazines from the 70's. I have a Nortic track exercise machine that I only used twice in the last year, but they were two really good workouts! :D Why would I get rid of it? We watched a 19 inch TV in our family room until last year when we upgraded to a 37 inch one. We moved the 19 inch to the bedroom and moved the smaller one to the garage. Sometimes moving things around is better than getting rid of things. Hoarder??? No!! Collector!
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:40 PM   #23
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I like stuff. I may need it some day. ;)
Actually, I clean out my closets once in a blue moon. :) I don't have a whole lot of really nice stuff, but I have plenty of pretty good stuff. We drive a car forever before getting rid of it, and we wear our clothes until they fall off of us. If the stuff belongs in the kitchen, it almost never leaves. If the kitchen starts to get crowded, it may go to the basement, but it is hard to send it out the door. I do throw away magazines, but not Hubby. He has magazines from the 70's. I have a Nortic track exercise machine that I only used twice in the last year, but they were two really good workouts! :D Why would I get rid of it? We watched a 19 inch TV in our family room until last year when we upgraded to a 37 inch one. We moved the 19 inch to the bedroom and moved the smaller one to the garage. Sometimes moving things around is better than getting rid of things. Hoarder??? No!! Collector!
I donated my Nordic Track to the local middle school, had replaced it with the recumbant bike years ago. They love it!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:08 AM   #24
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I was kinda forced to get rid of my things. In the past 2 years we've gone from a double story 5 bedroom home to a 3 bedroom house, to a 3 bedroom townhouse, to a 2 bedroom flat. At least it's not a tin shack yet lol! Half of my belongings broke in the move anyway.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:11 PM   #25
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I generally don't throw anything away. The things that grow older become more dearer to me. My DH tells me that I am a miser, but I am not, I feel happy using and caring old things.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:04 AM   #26
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I generally don't throw anything away. The things that grow older become more dearer to me. My DH tells me that I am a miser, but I am not, I feel happy using and caring old things.
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Due to such things as increasingly restrictive government regs and cost cutting manufacturing practices, it's not economically feasible do in-kind replacement of many older products; e.g. a Blitz 6.125 gallon pull and pour HDPE gasoline container.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:01 PM   #27
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I do like holding onto things I must admit
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #28
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I get rid of stuff whenever I move. Last time we moved, we rented a renovation-sized dumpster and started filling it up. However, seeing how the last move occurred almost 15 years ago, the clutter has begun to pile up.

Hmmm. Maybe it's time to move again.
Just don't toss out your wine make stuff.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:07 PM   #29
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No, that is certainly stuff to keep
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:32 PM   #30
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I went from a large two bedroom apartment to a very large studio to a smaller studio. So I had no choice but to downsize. But I still have a closet that....

I have two closets. One is a walk-in and the other regular size, I use the walk-in all the time. I even have my tall dresser in there. I keep all my foldables in that. Along with the clothes and other items I use all the time. I use the regular sized one more for storage. In the other closet are clothes that I will probably never wear again. I really need to toss them. We have a drop off box for clothing that goes to women who are trying to get employed and do not have the money to dress appropriately for an interview. Most of the stuff in my closet are just what they are looking for. My clothes from my working days. My taste in clothing runs to somewhat conservative. Safe colors and necklines. If I would be willing to not park my scooter right in front of the door and move it back just a few inches, I might get to cleaning it out and take the stuff to the drop-off.

I also have a large craft cabinet. I REALLY need to clean that out or get it organized. I am sure there is a school that could use two unopened packages of colored construction paper, tons of unopened paints, brushes, stencils, etc. I need to stay away from the craft store and their sales of stuff I will never use but might. The minute I see it, a thousand ideas run through my head of what I could do with that. And I should buy it right now while it is on sale. And a closeout sale is even better. Right now I have three dozen all white place mats with matching napkins that I am going to paint someday. Also bags of yarn. And on and on ad nauseum.
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