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« Reply #5200 on: June 07, 2021, 06:08:32 PM »
Broke down a pile of boxes and carried a load of cardboard and paper to the recycling pickup spot.  I can now walk to the couch without stepping over anything!  Moving sucks.

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« Reply #5201 on: June 07, 2021, 06:27:37 PM »
Recycling dudes rolled by today and took away a bunch of ancient and unused and unneeded  plastic and glass that used to be in my kitchen cabinets.     

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« Reply #5202 on: June 09, 2021, 09:14:59 AM »
Monday I rearranged my storage unit and made it much easier to get around in. I than managed to get the top of the toolbox into the car and onton the rest of the 3-tier toolbox! I am so happy and relieved to get that out of the house and away from possible toe annihilation.

I tossed some really horrible and smelly soap remints that I had been given. I also managed to drain a hand soap that the pumphead had broken off into another container so it can be used up.

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« Reply #5203 on: June 09, 2021, 02:59:33 PM »
Was deep cleaning a storage area in our kitchen, and asked my wife to tell me what she wanted to keep so I could put it all back. She's not necessarily a hoarder, but doesn't like to get rid of anything that "could be useful", so I was expecting to make room again for most of it. But she got rid of two bags of reusable bags, two bags of medical supplies for the cat that's no longer with us (it was too hard to get rid of it at the time), and a small shoe rack that we weren't really using anymore. Very pleased! It's much easier to get to the stuff we actually kept now.

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« Reply #5204 on: June 10, 2021, 04:07:02 PM »
Not our decluttering buuuut our neighbour is moving out and this means we will finally have a basement that we can easily get our car in and out of, now he's not using it to store construction equipment, including mini-digger.

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« Reply #5205 on: June 10, 2021, 06:56:43 PM »
@SheWhoWalksAtLunch that seems like a very sensible standard.

@mspym woot!!!

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« Reply #5206 on: June 10, 2021, 06:56:52 PM »
Not our decluttering buuuut our neighbour is moving out and this means we will finally have a basement that we can easily get our car in and out of, now he's not using it to store construction equipment, including mini-digger.

Clearly, basements aren't the same thing in Australia as in North America.  We would never be able to get a car up and down the stairs, lol!

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« Reply #5207 on: June 10, 2021, 08:17:10 PM »
Not our decluttering buuuut our neighbour is moving out and this means we will finally have a basement that we can easily get our car in and out of, now he's not using it to store construction equipment, including mini-digger.

Clearly, basements aren't the same thing in Australia as in North America.  We would never be able to get a car up and down the stairs, lol!

I'm curious. @mspym  please describe your basement.

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« Reply #5208 on: June 11, 2021, 03:50:48 AM »
Easy - we have a duplex and underneath is the basement garage with a sloped driveway down into it. Internal stairs go up into the houses, with little storage rooms. Our side has our bikes, our gym and the home brewing set-up. The neighbour's side (and well into the shared space) is filled with equipment for his construction business, often including a small digger.

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« Reply #5209 on: June 11, 2021, 10:40:02 AM »
Easy - we have a duplex and underneath is the basement garage with a sloped driveway down into it. Internal stairs go up into the houses, with little storage rooms. Our side has our bikes, our gym and the home brewing set-up. The neighbour's side (and well into the shared space) is filled with equipment for his construction business, often including a small digger.

Aah, so more like underground parking than what we call a basement, where there are only steps inside the house.

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« Reply #5210 on: June 11, 2021, 11:00:48 AM »
Thank you! I've seen houses that are set up like that, but I haven't called it a basement. Don't know what I would call it though. Mostly I just call it a recipe for flooding. Hopefully that isn't a problem for you.

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« Reply #5211 on: June 11, 2021, 02:05:46 PM »
Great job everyone!

Here, lately, I've tossed:
2 pairs of shoes, both well over 20 years old, with one more pair possibly joining them
A pair each holey socks and skivvies
A pair of holey trouser socks
Old medications (the local PD has a drop box)
A few old beauty items

Also:
A stack of egg cartons went to a neighbor
3 magazines went to a different neighbor
Baking goods were used up in 6+ dozen homemade cookies
Blueberries and strawberries were used in a keto friendly cheesecake
A neighbor's Mason jar was returned to her

And this weekend I'll declutter about a billion dust mites from cleaning the floors.  :)

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« Reply #5212 on: June 11, 2021, 05:18:32 PM »
Finally parted with a few pairs of shoes that do not fit right. I debated selling them, but then left them labelled in the neighbourhood free space and they were claimed right away so I'm happy with that. I took a big box of jars to a friend who does seasonal canning and they gave us a few jams and pickles in exchange! I will definitely do that again.
We were gifted a care package months ago of cookies and hot chocolate and mugs. The thought was very appreciated, but I have too many mugs already and have turned a few extras into pen cups, and artful storage containers on the desk already, so these were not even needed as backups. They finally went onto the neighbourhood free space too.
One more online sale in the last week, so I'm encouraged to continue despite it being so slow.

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« Reply #5213 on: June 11, 2021, 07:03:18 PM »
Finally figured out how to use Facebook Marketplace without a smartphone, so online sales may pick up!  I have been using Craigslist, but that seems to be yielding fewer and fewer sales as no one apparently even looks there any more, sigh.

On other news, I took two average size bags of clothes to Salvation Army today. 

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« Reply #5214 on: June 12, 2021, 08:51:25 AM »
My son received a yard sign & metal holder for his middle school graduation. He has zero interest in displaying said yard sign. I posted on my local Buy Nothing, & someone was looking for a yard sign holder. Win/win.

I've also asked about any place to donate outgrown soccer uniforms. Club uniforms are $250+/each, and I have a bunch to donate. I'm hoping someone will come up with ideas, because the waste just about kills me.

I've given away all of our zucchini ahead of our vacation. We're talking 15+ zucchini, and they are all distributed to people who want them. Hurrah!

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« Reply #5215 on: June 12, 2021, 09:39:20 AM »
My son received a yard sign & metal holder for his middle school graduation. He has zero interest in displaying said yard sign. I posted on my local Buy Nothing, & someone was looking for a yard sign holder. Win/win.

I've also asked about any place to donate outgrown soccer uniforms. Club uniforms are $250+/each, and I have a bunch to donate. I'm hoping someone will come up with ideas, because the waste just about kills me.

I've given away all of our zucchini ahead of our vacation. We're talking 15+ zucchini, and they are all distributed to people who want them. Hurrah!

Is there a club mailing list, message board, etc?

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« Reply #5216 on: June 12, 2021, 11:24:21 AM »
@Sibley - the club is swapping to a different uniform. It's required by the contract with Adidas every two years, I believe. Adidas "retires" your original uniform & you have to use a new design. It's obviously a scam, so you can't repurpose/share uniforms. It's also incredibly wasteful. So, no good options for passing down within the club, as everyone needs to order the new uniforms

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« Reply #5217 on: June 12, 2021, 12:32:00 PM »
I donated a recyclable bag full of bric a brac today.  Some spray I was gifted, a surge protector thingy, a few poor fitting shirts.

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« Reply #5218 on: June 12, 2021, 12:52:53 PM »
@Sibley - the club is swapping to a different uniform. It's required by the contract with Adidas every two years, I believe. Adidas "retires" your original uniform & you have to use a new design. It's obviously a scam, so you can't repurpose/share uniforms. It's also incredibly wasteful. So, no good options for passing down within the club, as everyone needs to order the new uniforms

That is seriously shitty.

I would see if you could find a low income team or something and coordinate a mass donation.

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« Reply #5219 on: June 12, 2021, 08:52:25 PM »
I can finally participate again! In re-organizing the bike stuff, I found a key to a bike locker at the transit station I no longer live near. So was able to mail that back to the transit company and will get my $25 key deposit back! Woo!

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« Reply #5220 on: June 13, 2021, 11:02:23 AM »
40% chance of rain at the flea market today, so stayed home and walked around and started a list of items to try to sell on Facebook Marketplace, since I now have an account there.   


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« Reply #5221 on: June 13, 2021, 11:27:22 AM »
Recycled a bag of plastics today.  I am hoping to have 2 large boxes emptied out this week to clean out--I am tired out vacuuming around them!  They contain cat food from Chewy that I didn't realize would be so huge when I ordered it. 

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« Reply #5222 on: June 13, 2021, 06:18:17 PM »
An empowering decluttering this week:  I took all of my high heeled shoes to the thrift store.  I haven't worn them in several years and don't intend to ever wear heels again. I want to be comfortable at any formal events I attend, and I'm confident I'll be able to find some dressy flats or sandals to wear as needed.

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« Reply #5223 on: June 14, 2021, 07:54:03 AM »
3 bags of stuff in the trunk to be dropped off on my way home. Thanks to road construction, I'm on the backup to the backup route and go right past the goodwill.

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« Reply #5224 on: June 14, 2021, 05:47:41 PM »
@SquashingDebt getting rid of high heels is a fabulous feelig! I am so happy my 5 ft tall daughter doesn't feel the need to look taller than she is, and lives in Birks and Docs. My own mother insisted high heels were necessary, and I spent many years tottering around in pain. Gave them up a few years ago too and mainly go barefoot :-)

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« Reply #5225 on: June 16, 2021, 07:13:44 AM »
Will do online research on 4 retro board games (sixties) to see if there is any interest from buyers.     

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« Reply #5226 on: June 16, 2021, 07:15:59 PM »
Will do online research on 4 retro board games (sixties) to see if there is any interest from buyers.     

Good luck! I tried to buy a replica of my Mom's Mille Bornes (card game) from that era and it was *pricey*.

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« Reply #5227 on: June 17, 2021, 06:22:57 AM »
Will do online research on 4 retro board games (sixties) to see if there is any interest from buyers.     

Good luck! I tried to buy a replica of my Mom's Mille Bornes (card game) from that era and it was *pricey*.

Have to correct myself. These games are from the 80's, not the 60's.  I checked on ebay and they are asking $10 to $34 plus shipping.  Tried to find what actually sold, for how much, and, as usual, could not locate that combination of clicks. They really hide it well, or I am just challenged in that regard, lol.

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« Reply #5228 on: June 17, 2021, 06:31:39 AM »
@slackmax There may be an easier way but Iíve found recent sales prices by clicking ďsell one like thisĒ.

Iíd also suggest that you have nothing to lose. Right? You donít have to do a lot of work and fine the niche audience to make top dollar. You can list them as a lot of vintage games at a price that will be a bit more than breaking even and see what happens. Maybe theyíll be bid up. Or maybe someone will get a great deal. Either way theyíll be out of your hands.

Thatís how my trickle of eBay sales have been. Iíll send these things to goodwill if they donít sell so Iíll really accept almost any offer.  Itís kind of nice to give someone a great deal too. I sold some fence posts via Facebook and all parties knew it was a good deal and all parties were happy with it. People got a little animated and happy to find exactly what they wanted/needed.

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« Reply #5229 on: June 17, 2021, 07:20:37 AM »
@slackmax There may be an easier way but Iíve found recent sales prices by clicking ďsell one like thisĒ.

Iíd also suggest that you have nothing to lose. Right? You donít have to do a lot of work and fine the niche audience to make top dollar. You can list them as a lot of vintage games at a price that will be a bit more than breaking even and see what happens. Maybe theyíll be bid up. Or maybe someone will get a great deal. Either way theyíll be out of your hands.

Thatís how my trickle of eBay sales have been. Iíll send these things to goodwill if they donít sell so Iíll really accept almost any offer.  Itís kind of nice to give someone a great deal too. I sold some fence posts via Facebook and all parties knew it was a good deal and all parties were happy with it. People got a little animated and happy to find exactly what they wanted/needed.

PMG, thanks, I will try the 'sell one like this' option.

I don't have a current ebay account. They don't recognize my old account, for some reason, so I would have to start up a new ebay account.

Don't know if it would be worth the hassle for me.   

I hear you about being happy to give someone a great deal, and the win win situation.

Back when people actually looked at Craigslist, I would often get one single person responding to my ad, even after weeks, and I was happy to get anything for my item, and he knew he was getting a great deal. Win win.  And at Craigslist there was no paypal, no fees, and other ebay hassle.   

I've recently signed up for Facebook Marketplace, and am getting some strong customer interest one of my items. Local pickup, which I like. No mailing. And no fees (at least for how I use it).

Also, I am lucky to have a flea market just 10 miles away where I can rent a table for $5 a day, and get rid of stuff there, sometimes for decent money, usually for low prices, though, of course. But good to get rid of the stuff, and get some dough for it.

After I've tried selling something for a few months at the flea market, off to the donations it goes, lol. 

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« Reply #5230 on: June 19, 2021, 12:05:22 AM »
@slackmax it all counts! Drawers that are easier to find things in and put things into are a decluttering win, too.

I've been hesitant to report this here, but after your post, I'm definitely going to:

Two days ago, I took the sewing things out of the cardboard box they'd been living in and put them back in the cabinet in which they belong. This was a delayed bit of decluttering from my move in late Feb.

I didn't even get rid of the box, because I'd recently wanted a box for something, but can't remember anymore why. Box will live flattened behind my dresser for a few weeks. If I don't remember why I wanted it by 6/15, then it will go out for weekly trash collection.

Anyway, the upshot is that the walk in closed is a bit more cleared out. Decluttering win!

The box is gone!


I'm actually back to Inbox Zero as of this evening. Which will last for a while, but if my life gets stressful, that's probably something that will get less attention.

Been doing OK, dealing with most papers as they come in or within a few days. It feels odd to have paper piled around anymore, which I take as a good sign. However, the insurance company is not paying my doctor, saying they never received the claims. Doc says they were sent, but can't show proof because they didn't keep any. I've got a stack of claims papers that the doc is asking me to pay. I've got to call the insurance company, but don't wanna. Accountability: this weekend I'll look up the number for the proper department, call will happen on Monday.
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« Reply #5231 on: June 19, 2021, 06:24:19 AM »
I gave away 2 food items on my local Buy Nothing group. Will recycle some ginormous boxes Monday morning.

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« Reply #5232 on: June 19, 2021, 12:04:32 PM »
Been doing OK, dealing with most papers as they come in or within a few days. It feels odd to have paper piled around anymore, which I take as a good sign. However, the insurance company is not paying my doctor, saying they never received the claims. Doc says they were sent, but can't show proof because they didn't keep any. I've got a stack of claims papers that the doc is asking me to pay. I've got to call the insurance company, but don't wanna. Accountability: this weekend I'll look up the number for the proper department, call will happen on Monday.

Oneday, I'd be willing to bet that the doctor's office didn't file the claims and are trying to say they did. Sure, call insurance, but then call the dr's billing person and ask them if they could resubmit the claims since clearly it got lost somewhere. IE, give them the out.

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« Reply #5233 on: June 20, 2021, 08:31:12 AM »
Having good results with Facebook Marketplace. Got lots of interest in my cardstock stash. Made two local sales, $10 each, and, more important than the cash, got rid of a few cubic feet of clutter.     

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« Reply #5234 on: June 20, 2021, 09:26:37 AM »
Having good results with Facebook Marketplace. Got lots of interest in my cardstock stash. Made two local sales, $10 each, and, more important than the cash, got rid of a few cubic feet of clutter.   

That's wonderful! You're reaching a completely different group of people too, which is helpful.

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« Reply #5235 on: June 20, 2021, 10:22:14 AM »
We're relatively clutter free, but the previous owners of our house left a ton of unusable crap. This weekend we filled up a full sized dumpster with piles of rotted railroad ties, a water heater and washing machine that are probably from the 70s, used laminate flooring, used bathroom tiles, old lathing, etc. We still have another smaller dumpster worth of stuff that we'll hopefully get rid of in a couple of weeks after we consolidate everything into the newly (mostly) empty shed

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« Reply #5236 on: June 20, 2021, 10:25:21 PM »
Yay @slackmax ! As @Sibley says, you have a new market. I hope you are able to move the cardstock at long last!

Re-organized the walk in closet and now don't need a half dozen baskets previously used for organization. Gave one to a friend and the others will go to the thrift shop when during the next donation period.

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« Reply #5237 on: June 26, 2021, 08:16:17 AM »
Yay @slackmax ! As @Sibley says, you have a new market. I hope you are able to move the cardstock at long last!

Re-organized the walk in closet and now don't need a half dozen baskets previously used for organization. Gave one to a friend and the others will go to the thrift shop when during the next donation period.

Thanks, Oneday! 

And I just sold an old electric mantle clock for $45 to a local clock collector who is gonna love it.  Also on FB Marketplace.   

All the cardstock is gone!  Now I have discovered a lot of what I thought was cardstock is just colored regular thin paper. But I just found out people will buy that also!  Woohoo! 

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« Reply #5238 on: June 26, 2021, 08:20:10 AM »
Tossed out 2 worn out pairs of shoes, and am donating a puzzle, artificial flowers, books, and some clothes to the Goodwill when they open at 10am. 

I've realized that, being a morning person, it's more effective for me to do this sorting and decluttering in the morning when I have more energy and focus.
Afternoons are for naps or reading or watching movies or other quieter retiree stuff, of course ...

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« Reply #5239 on: June 26, 2021, 08:42:24 AM »
-Gave away a giant stack of games the kids no longer play via Buy Nothing
-Attempted to give away a few clothes that no longer fit my husband, but no takers. I've noticed mens clothing doesn't move/moves very slowly on Buy Nothing. It's largely a group of women. Will add to the donation stack instead
-I have an incredibly ugly but functional pair of shoes. I only wear them on international trips, for travel days. Pre-COVID, I made 6-8 international work trips/year. I'm planning to FIRE next year, and am committed (to myself) to make zero more international work trips. It felt like a big step when I put the shoes in the donation pile yesterday.

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« Reply #5240 on: June 27, 2021, 10:04:26 AM »
Has anyone else noticed that rearranging things in your home can lead to more decluttering? 

I've found that my brain gets used to seeing things in a certain location every day but when I shift items around, even in just one room, it sets off some re-thinking of the whole area.  On the flip side, it's made me realize that some things I thought I needed to buy were actually unnecessary after the place was rearranged.

I haven't been one to move things around much but I've realized that it's good to shake things up periodically.

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« Reply #5241 on: June 27, 2021, 10:56:58 AM »
I try to empty out the motorhome twice a year, before moving between my summer and winter spots.  I'm changing motorhomes next month so there will be much clearing and packing and decluttering.

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« Reply #5242 on: June 27, 2021, 02:41:27 PM »
Gave a couple of fans and a Rubbermaid bin to DS as he is making a swamp cooler for his apartment. Tried to give him some lamps, but be wasn't interested.

Not much else happening in the de-cluttering department. I have a bunch of stuff set aside that needs to go to the thrift shop. Will try to do that soon. Not feeling very energetic lately.

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« Reply #5243 on: June 27, 2021, 04:03:38 PM »
I've started adding things to my eBay closet from around the house, that I will either sell or donate. We're heading out of town in a few days, so it doesn't make sense to list anything now. But, items are gathered & ready when I return. I did make one eBay sale (the rest of the listings are now paused), so a makeup sample is on its way to a new owner. I also returned a gift my husband didn't want/need.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #5244 on: June 27, 2021, 09:36:46 PM »
@shadowmoss keep us updated, especially if you declutter anything noteworthy.

@LaineyAZ yes! Not exactly the way you describe. But I've moved from an apartment to a small house, and the different layout accommodates a different arrangement of stuff. After almost 4 months here, seems like everything is arranged.

So anyway, last weekend I finally arranged the walk in/only closet. It was partly done, but a lot of it was just piled. Now it looks great! I'd been keeping baskets and other organizing tools to see where they would be needed, and there was an excess of those at the end. This week I shared them with my hobby group, and they all got taken...about 6 baskets re-homed! Saved me a trip to the thrift store :)

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #5245 on: June 28, 2021, 07:15:44 AM »
Has anyone else noticed that rearranging things in your home can lead to more decluttering? 


Whenever I make myself dig into a cluttered up area, just to see what's there, I end up rearranging it.  So, decluttering leads to rearranging, lol.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #5246 on: June 28, 2021, 09:26:41 AM »
My mom got angry at the manager of her senior apartment at the same time I was helping a neighbor here in the rv park sell his 5th wheel.  She ended up buying it and we have been moving her for 3 weeks.  She is 90, but still drives.  My main feelings about it have been that I am so happy she is the one sorting through everything and it's not me clearing her apartment after she is gone.  Still a lot of stuff but much less.  Especially kitchen items, furniture and books.

At the same time frame, the door broke off my refrigerator and it was one too many things wrong with this motorhome I've lived in for 4 years.  I ended up committing to buy my manager's motorhome from the same era (late 90's) while borrowing a dorm fridge from the parks excess inventory.

Karma works.  The day before we had given that manager Mom's hospital bed for his bedridden uncle they take care of.  He made me a good deal in the motorhome.  I then gave him the rolling hospital bed tray  I had gotten last year after a neighbor down in my winter park died.  The service there  had declined to pick it up and family was going to trash it as they had flown in to clear things out.  It all works out.

So far I have put out 3 pieces of my clothing to donate and filed some medical papers that were in a messy pile.  It's a start.


My current motorhome will be put in the small storage lot.here.and I will pull the items in my expensive storage units and store them in it, which will mean finally sorting through everything there.

This is apparently the summer of moving.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #5247 on: June 28, 2021, 02:48:30 PM »
We can finally drop donations off again, so I did that this morning.   Kitchen things I don't use enough and have no room for in our new house, a few clothes that are too big now, and the drapes the previous owner left for us.   It was nice to get that stuff out of the house.   I need to do another pass in the kitchen to weed out the extra mugs and glasses too.

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #5248 on: June 28, 2021, 05:00:24 PM »
@shadowmoss you know they say to everything (turn, turn turn) there is a season. You are living in the moving season, I guess.  I love the serendipity of your karma swaps!

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Re: Continued: Getting rid of stuff / Clearing out clutter! PART 2
« Reply #5249 on: July 02, 2021, 10:27:27 AM »
Interesting reports there, people!

Here, I sold another $10 worth of paper, woohoo!  to a Facebook  Marketplace buyer.  She was a no-show on our first attempt. Gave her another chance, and we connected.

Besides the paper, I was able to use up 2 appropriately sized cardboard boxes I was saving for something like this, to hold the paper.   

This Facebook Marketplace thing is working well for me, so far.

Thinking about taking some stuff to the flea market this weekend, but I wonder if people will be doing other things, since it is a holiday weekend.   

I was stuck inside my house for a few days, since I wanted to temporarily keep miles off my car, so I roamed around the house, cleaning here and dusting there, recycling this and that, throwing out a few things.   

 

Wow, a phone plan for fifteen bucks!