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« Reply #1450 on: October 21, 2018, 09:33:00 PM »
My step-mother tried to hand on a small "occasional table" to us this weekend.  We have "so little furniture" and she saw it by the side of the road and thought it might be of use to us.

Sorry, but no.  And it had to be firmly put in the end.

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« Reply #1451 on: October 22, 2018, 02:32:11 AM »
Tomorrow I will borrow the hanger at work at get rid of the big garbage around our house.

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« Reply #1452 on: October 22, 2018, 06:52:04 AM »
My step-mother tried to hand on a small "occasional table" to us this weekend.  We have "so little furniture" and she saw it by the side of the road and thought it might be of use to us.

Sorry, but no.  And it had to be firmly put in the end.

Oh no, I hate that.
It's generally well meaning people, but it's people who just don't get it.

I can't tell you the number of people who have tried to give me their TVs over the years.  I've never owned a TV and I never want one. 
People have a VERY hard time with this. 

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« Reply #1453 on: October 22, 2018, 10:07:05 AM »

What I have got is hundreds of unused needles from doing IVF - I don't expect anyone would accept them and needle disposal is quite hard - my local pharmacy won't take them so I might have to go to a hospital.
 

Are there any animal rescues that sponsor free/low cost clinics for pets in your area?  They may be able to take needles, depending on the gauge, for shots and surgeries.

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« Reply #1454 on: October 22, 2018, 02:18:56 PM »
Thank you for the suggestions and now off to declutter :)

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« Reply #1455 on: October 22, 2018, 02:27:14 PM »
Tomorrow I will borrow the hanger at work at get rid of the big garbage around our house.

What is the hanger at work?

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« Reply #1456 on: October 22, 2018, 02:28:56 PM »

What I have got is hundreds of unused needles from doing IVF - I don't expect anyone would accept them and needle disposal is quite hard - my local pharmacy won't take them so I might have to go to a hospital.
 

Are there any animal rescues that sponsor free/low cost clinics for pets in your area?  They may be able to take needles, depending on the gauge, for shots and surgeries.

A shelter that I used to volunteer at did accept such things.

Alternatively, my hazardous waste drop off day advertised they'd take sharps, used or not.

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« Reply #1457 on: October 22, 2018, 02:54:51 PM »
Moved this weekend from a 750 sq. foot apartment into a positively palatial 1194 sq. foot house! We decided to do our decluttering as we unpack, as we weren't sure which random crappy shelf units will be useful and which will not. We've also inherited a fair amount of shelving, cleaning products, etc in the new garage.

We've already been barraged with offers of furniture from both sets of downsizing parents. We're going to be very thoughtful about what we accept and what we don't (and fortunately our parents won't take no as an insult).

Goals: unpack at a steady rate, get a Goodwill box going. Declutter as we go. Get the right new furniture, not the first ones we're offered.

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« Reply #1458 on: October 22, 2018, 03:00:48 PM »
Most of our grocery stores have sharps disposals in the bathrooms...  I mean, it would take awhile to get rid of them all...but it's an option.

Or could you put them all, well wrapped in a plastic container and just put them in the trash?

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« Reply #1459 on: October 22, 2018, 03:18:16 PM »
Most of our grocery stores have sharps disposals in the bathrooms...  I mean, it would take awhile to get rid of them all...but it's an option.

Or could you put them all, well wrapped in a plastic container and just put them in the trash?

I'm going to ask at the vets what type of needles they use. From memory they are quite different but I can ask. I have the insulin type (which they might use) but also ones that are just a needle tip that screws on a pen dispenser. I have hundreds of those because they give you about 9 with each vial but I only ever used three as I was doing a massive dose!
The answer for those is probably the bin, safely enclosed in a box. No-one actually handles the garbage anyway, it's all automated.

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« Reply #1460 on: October 22, 2018, 03:35:27 PM »
So I got rid of all those bandages to someone :) With those out and the sharps in a bag waiting to be dealt with I can reorganise the meds drawer so that everything is easily located. I have other more urgent things to do (put the pictures up that are covering the dining table) but maybe this will start the snowball??

Hubby has got rid of two books, that's quite a major achievement. He goes away on Friday and a few little things are going to go missing during that time including expired vitamins and a couple more home mags.


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« Reply #1461 on: October 22, 2018, 03:39:58 PM »
I'm still feeling like I've too much stuff. Since I moved a year ago I've continued to try to get rid of stuff. We have been doing a whole house reno whilst living in it, so we have been shifting piles of belonging from one place to another. Often working to a deadline we have simply gathered stuff up and shoved it in the next location.

Some of the permanent cupboards/drawers are now installed in the laundry, kitchen and master bedroom, so I've been thoughtfully trying to move stuff into the appropriate places. A lot of items need dusting/cleaning, so its a slow process.

Compared to my early decluttering attempts, not so much is being culled now. Rubbish and broken items are going into a big skip bin. A few more loads of miscellany have gone to the family store and clothing is steadily being donated.

I feel like I need some sort of shock tactic to move me onto the next level so to speak. In reality I think I will  just keep going as I am, and see how full/empty the house feels once it is all finished.

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« Reply #1462 on: October 23, 2018, 07:58:27 AM »
Another big box left. I realized I had an interesting mental bias at play- which was, we only got too much stuff when we moved here, so I should only *get rid of* things I got since we moved! The problem with that, though, is of course I really like some of the stuff I've gotten in the last couple years! So the obvious solution is I need to get rid of older stuff to make room for that newer stuff.

In that vein, I got rid of a couple sentimental but odd items- an old comforter and pillow that my old dog used as beds, a large hamper I've had since I was young (13 or 14? but I much prefer our new hamper). I think there were a few other items in there, but honestly I'm not even keeping track now. House photos were yesterday, so it's been an utter flurry of activity.

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« Reply #1463 on: October 23, 2018, 08:55:35 AM »
One success for me: I gave a big box of soap-making supplies to my neighbor who is on maternity leave until February.  She's just getting into soap-making, thrift stores won't take the supplies, and I haven't made soap in a year and didn't apply to sell at any farmers markets this summer AND my Etsy shop has been in 'Vacation Mode' for 16 months... it's time to let it go, for now.
 I can always jump back into it, and it's both a good space saver for me and something she really wants to do while she's on leave.  WIN WIN.

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« Reply #1464 on: October 23, 2018, 09:17:26 PM »
-Put a pair of way too big oven mitts in the donation pile. (They are newish, and came in a set).
-However, while I was out at the donation pile (it's inside of our garage), I discovered that DH had put in a hoodie that was too small for him. Back into the house it went, for me. It will save me money, as I was planning on buying something for around the house, or re-purposing something out of my work wear that's not in as good of shape. I don't think I've ever removed anything from the donation pile before!

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« Reply #1465 on: October 23, 2018, 10:27:18 PM »
Sooo  based on your suggestions, I went to the gold/silver buyers store and took in my old jewellery. I earned $61 from the useless stuff.

I think I will be wearing more jewellery now, that my box isn't full of clutter.

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« Reply #1466 on: October 24, 2018, 01:38:12 AM »
-Put a pair of way too big oven mitts in the donation pile. (They are newish, and came in a set).

Why is it so difficult to find a pair of fitting ones? I have also once managed to buy very large ones. Now at home, we have that large pair in use for DH and a smaller, but still large pair for me.
In the past we had smaller gloves that fitted both of us, but what happened to those?

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« Reply #1467 on: October 24, 2018, 05:38:38 AM »
You guys are so inspiring.  I am gearing up for another round a de-cluttering.  A pile is forming in the garage.  Another is forming in the basement.  A garbage bag is filling in the front closet.  It is noticeably easier to clean the house already but I keep on seeing stuff that is just collecting dust and after it makes it way to the pile it feels so much better.

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« Reply #1468 on: October 24, 2018, 06:38:39 AM »
When going to the communal garbage place for throwing away rooting wood, I put our bread toaster and a citrus press on the shelf for recycling, where other people can pick it up.
These are 2 items that I seldom or never use.

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« Reply #1469 on: October 24, 2018, 07:05:43 AM »
Most of our grocery stores have sharps disposals in the bathrooms...  I mean, it would take awhile to get rid of them all...but it's an option.

Or could you put them all, well wrapped in a plastic container and just put them in the trash?

I'm going to ask at the vets what type of needles they use. From memory they are quite different but I can ask. I have the insulin type (which they might use) but also ones that are just a needle tip that screws on a pen dispenser. I have hundreds of those because they give you about 9 with each vial but I only ever used three as I was doing a massive dose!
The answer for those is probably the bin, safely enclosed in a box. No-one actually handles the garbage anyway, it's all automated.


Do a google search on "selling pen needles".  Both my son and I are diabetic and use both normal needles and pen needles.  Going through our supplies, we're overloaded a bit so in searching, I found companies who will pay for pen needles since they are sealed.  Also, just for information, lancets, and test strips are easily sold to companies who will resell them.   Regular syringe needles depend on the state on whether you can sell them or not and I've found no company who will buy them.  But you can donate them and an animal shelter would be perfect.  There's no special type of needle for animals.  The different type of needle needed more depends on the amount of the injection the syringe can hold.  Shelters aren't going to be picky about this.

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« Reply #1470 on: October 24, 2018, 12:52:10 PM »
@Linda_Norway - I prefer the kind without fingers (you just slide your entire hand in). Any time you get the kind for fingers, I find that they are way too large

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« Reply #1471 on: October 24, 2018, 02:05:50 PM »
*Raincoat - That was a toughie. After moving to a sopping climate, I needed a raincoat, but just wanted something simple and easy. I received one in a white elephant Christmas and just loved it! Red, hooded, zip, pockets... I felt so happy in it :)    Alas, the last two outings it has sliced itself long and wide. I thought I might store it as a souvenir, but I don't want to, so off it went.

*Car contents - We keep things in there for long outings (three bottles of water, two games, thick blanket, gym shoes, etc). Went through EVERYTHING, reorganized, took a big bagful out for recycling, thrift, summer storage, and garbage.

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« Reply #1472 on: October 24, 2018, 02:45:02 PM »
Five more books out of the house and I am making a new clothing pile for donation.

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« Reply #1473 on: October 24, 2018, 04:23:59 PM »
Thanks @Car Jack , I looked it up and I have about $20 worth so took them back out of the bin and am trying to give them away. I've asked at the animal shelter too what they use for their diabetic dogs.

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« Reply #1474 on: October 24, 2018, 04:33:07 PM »
I'm a minimalist at heart and excited to join this thread.
I've moved more times than I can count, so I've always kept my possessions down to two carloads at most, BUT I'm planning to buy a house in late 2019/early 2020 so I want to pare it down as much as I can, and get rid of things with bad energy (yep, that sounds woo woo when I type it out) or poor function.
I've already started this process prior to digging into this thread, so I'll start with planning.

To Do:
Update Capsule Wardrobe excel spreadsheet
Make Household item list spreadsheet (yes, I seriously want to do this)

Sell:
DONE Leaf Blower (must clean up first)
DONE Espresso machine
Bean Grinder (maybe just give away)


Clean out/Give Away:
DONE Crafting/soap making items
DONE Sort bins under bed
DONE Make donation trip to local nonprofit thrift shop when I get two more bags or boxes (NOT Goodwill)


Yay!  Glad to join in!

A few things DONE from my list, a few remaining, but good progress!  The donation to the local thrift ended being huge- I was so happy.

Left to do:
Give away or sell Coffee bean grinder (uh, where did I put it?)
Update Capsule Wardrobe list (tonight?)
Make Household Item list (this seems like too big a job, I'm clearly avoiding it... I think I need to chop it up into several tasks...)

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« Reply #1475 on: October 24, 2018, 06:37:49 PM »
Packed up a beautiful wool winter coat that I will likely never fit into again.  Winter is coming, and someone is going to be happy to find this at our local Goodwill.   Added a trenchcoat that Mr. SP will never get back into either, and some books.

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« Reply #1476 on: October 24, 2018, 11:23:48 PM »
Winter is coming, and someone is going to be happy to find this at our local Goodwill.

Nice :))))

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« Reply #1477 on: October 25, 2018, 12:08:14 PM »
*Processed another set of warranty paperwork. Able to look its reference number up online and see if it was still in effect. It's not; bye bye!

*In the latest round of decluttering, found several items that will serve as excellent gifts for white elephant Christmas. For example, when I bought an essential oil I loved, I received a teeny bottle of a different one. Not my style, but a perfect fit for someone I'll be sharing Festivus with. Now have a lovely selection of similarly wonderful items ready.

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« Reply #1478 on: October 25, 2018, 12:31:17 PM »
House is a mess. We rearranged furniture and then got pulled away to life so the final cleanup isn't finished. This weekend we need to clean it up and get the yard ready for winter! We have two actual days off from other duties!

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« Reply #1479 on: October 25, 2018, 01:38:17 PM »
Our cat passed away recently. I took an unused bag of litter over to some friends of ours this morning (they have two cats and use the same type of litter). Our other perishable cat items -- food, her meds, treats -- will go to the shelter, hopefully this weekend. We'll still have her collar and toys (can't give those up yet) and her bowls and litterbox (which should be useful for future cats).

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« Reply #1480 on: October 25, 2018, 01:41:56 PM »
Our cat passed away recently. I took an unused bag of litter over to some friends of ours this morning (they have two cats and use the same type of litter). Our other perishable cat items -- food, her meds, treats -- will go to the shelter, hopefully this weekend. We'll still have her collar and toys (can't give those up yet) and her bowls and litterbox (which should be useful for future cats).

I'm so sorry you lost your kitty friend.

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« Reply #1481 on: October 25, 2018, 01:58:14 PM »
I'm not sure my husband noticed yet.  He's been traveling a lot and only returned last night. 
He does not get rid of papers.  I discovered this 15 years ago, he had piles of paper for doing the bills - but junk mail in there too.  So I took over and recycle junk mail immediately.

But with 2 kids in school...oh the paper.  One night this week while he was traveling, I went through the 4 piles.  I filed the medical papers.  I have no idea if we have a medical folder.  I made a new one.  I filed the school business papers.  Already had a folder for that.  I recycled all the 1st grade school papers.  And I went through the enclosed "art" bench and recycled anything that was half done.

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« Reply #1482 on: October 25, 2018, 03:19:25 PM »
Our cat passed away recently. I took an unused bag of litter over to some friends of ours this morning (they have two cats and use the same type of litter). Our other perishable cat items -- food, her meds, treats -- will go to the shelter, hopefully this weekend. We'll still have her collar and toys (can't give those up yet) and her bowls and litterbox (which should be useful for future cats).

I'm so sorry you lost your kitty friend.

She had a good run of it, and was well loved for many, many years. It just plain sucks to lose her, but I'm grateful for all the time I got have with her, and grateful that when her time came it was quick.

And I'm so glad that I can take her leftover things to friends and to a shelter where they can benefit other cats. It helps to know that her food and treats and medicines will help others.

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« Reply #1483 on: October 26, 2018, 07:19:41 AM »

And I'm so glad that I can take her leftover things to friends and to a shelter where they can benefit other cats. It helps to know that her food and treats and medicines will help others.

I donated all Missy's things to a dog rescue group.  It was good to know that her things wold help other dogs.

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« Reply #1484 on: October 26, 2018, 07:51:40 AM »

And I'm so glad that I can take her leftover things to friends and to a shelter where they can benefit other cats. It helps to know that her food and treats and medicines will help others.

I donated all Missy's things to a dog rescue group.  It was good to know that her things wold help other dogs.

Same. We had just bought a ton of meds and rx food when our dog took a sudden turn for the worse. We probably could have returned some of it, but it felt healing to help pets who wouldn't have gotten the treatment otherwise. Especially since Old Miss Dog was old, but a lot of pets that get her condition are often young.


My decluttering A- paid off and B- is taking a slightly strange turn. Our very first showing turned into a really strong offer on the house... and they want to buy a bunch of our stuff! Couch/TV/entertainment center/Stereo-Amp/Home gym/W+D/Fridge/two bedside tables. I love that couch... but honestly, they're offering a price on it all that would be insane NOT to take, especially since a bunch of that stuff was gonna get downsized anyway! Moving will be a lot easier I guess, haha!

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« Reply #1485 on: October 26, 2018, 07:53:49 AM »
Wow, Bracken_Joy, awesome!!

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« Reply #1486 on: October 26, 2018, 07:57:31 AM »
Apparently I was right to obsessively clean, tidy, minimize EVERY spot in my home I could think of. Their showing lasted two hours, and they looked through the whole kitchen! Our agent is also their agent, so I got the deets, haha. (Also probably how it happened so quick- he's had this client for a long time and they've never made an offer. I think he knew our house was exactly what they wanted. Apparently, he was right!)

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« Reply #1487 on: October 26, 2018, 09:29:41 AM »
A friend is selling some really great stuff for 100.  Worth well over 1000 new.  Problem is I have enough stuff.  But dang what a deal.

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« Reply #1488 on: October 26, 2018, 10:24:27 AM »
Clutter is never a deal ;)

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« Reply #1489 on: October 26, 2018, 10:36:35 AM »
Apparently I was right to obsessively clean, tidy, minimize EVERY spot in my home I could think of. Their showing lasted two hours, and they looked through the whole kitchen! Our agent is also their agent, so I got the deets, haha. (Also probably how it happened so quick- he's had this client for a long time and they've never made an offer. I think he knew our house was exactly what they wanted. Apparently, he was right!)

Congrats!  Great to see all your work pay off like that.

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« Reply #1490 on: October 26, 2018, 01:52:48 PM »
Apparently I was right to obsessively clean, tidy, minimize EVERY spot in my home I could think of. Their showing lasted two hours, and they looked through the whole kitchen! Our agent is also their agent, so I got the deets, haha. (Also probably how it happened so quick- he's had this client for a long time and they've never made an offer. I think he knew our house was exactly what they wanted. Apparently, he was right!)

Congrats!  Great to see all your work pay off like that.

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« Reply #1491 on: October 26, 2018, 02:41:32 PM »
Well done Bracken Joy! What a result.

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« Reply #1492 on: October 26, 2018, 03:49:31 PM »
Went through my kitchen cabinets this afternoon.  Tossed a few things that were badly out of date or things we'll never use, set aside a few bags of sunflower seeds for DH to take to work for snacks, and pulled out a spice packet I forgot I had so we can use it this week.  Not a ton of decluttering, but it felt so good to wipe down the shelves and put everything back neatly!

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« Reply #1493 on: October 26, 2018, 06:25:36 PM »
I don't normally participate here but I thought I'd share I just threw out four large garbage bags of tops, jumpers, pyjamas, singlets, shirts and jerseys. Over 50 items of clothing that I've barely seen in years.

Oh and there was one pair of socks in there too.

Good win for today.


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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #1494 on: October 27, 2018, 01:07:38 PM »
Awesome news @Bracken_Joy.

I went through my closet & got rid of 2 scarves, 2 sweaters, a tshirt, & a skirt. I need to be realistic about what I actually wear, and what fits me.

I also recycled a luxury style magazine (no idea where it came from but "gag"), & a rope that I found in the kids room. Again, where do these things come from?

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #1495 on: October 27, 2018, 09:48:38 PM »
I don't normally participate here but I thought I'd share I just threw out four large garbage bags of tops, jumpers, pyjamas, singlets, shirts and jerseys. Over 50 items of clothing that I've barely seen in years.

Oh and there was one pair of socks in there too.

Good win for today.

Huge win. Well done!

You motivated me to throw a few more things in the Vinnies bag.

And we need some food storage options at work so I'm taking in some jars and plastic containers I'm more than happy to part with.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #1496 on: October 28, 2018, 07:32:36 AM »
@Serendip Thanks for the idea about composting old seeds! I feel foolish that I hadn't thought of it before.

I brought the big bag of stuff to donate, which felt great. Then I immediately started a new one. We also put out our two trash-picked chairs and they were picked up by someone new. Hooray! The recycling cycle continues.

Update: I posted my wetsuit for sale. I'm inordinately proud of myself. Sure, it probably won't sell because it isn't the right season, but I did the thing that I had been putting off, and it was easy!
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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #1497 on: October 28, 2018, 02:29:04 PM »
Gave away a big staff of baseball cards & two more jackets. Found a jacket that had been hung in the wrong closet, & put it in its rightful location, so hopefully someone will find it/wear it.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #1498 on: October 28, 2018, 02:39:34 PM »
We went with the buyer who wants to buy all our stuff haha. So we'll replace a few items, but not all of them, and see if we want to add them back in one by one. (Ie, we'll replace our TV, but not our sound system for example.)

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #1499 on: October 28, 2018, 04:51:42 PM »
I'd love for someone to take all my stuff and let me start again! I think hubby would have a hard time though.

He's away for a week and I am making such great strides. It's not just about the decisions to get rid of stuff (it takes so much time when you need to explain or debate everything that's not even his) but also having everything stay tidy and uncluttered once I've done an area. And once a room has stayed tidy and uncluttered for a day then I'm much likely to clean or I can see how to rearrange things to look good.

I should have taken some 'before' photos!