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Old 12-04-2010, 08:10 PM   #81
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Thank you, Ha!!

I love that song.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:58 PM   #82
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1. ...mostly building materials left over from building the house 15 years ago.
5. ... Throw away lumber scraps and sell/toss unused tools.
My strongest emotion with these steps is "But I might need these to fix something someday and I won't be able to get the right parts!"

I have enough spare window frames, hardware, & screen pieces to fix most of the house. Yet someday we're going to replace many of the windows and no longer need those spares. The trick will then be finding some other poor sucker to take my "priceless" inventory off my hands.
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:13 PM   #83
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Thank you, Ha!!

I love that song.
Me too! That was very nice.

In my last job I worked for a man who was always making inappropriate comments with sexual connotations. I stopped wearing clothes I felt pretty in, because I did not want him to pay any attention to me. That was pretty sad. When that happened, I knew it was time to leave.
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My strongest emotion with these steps is "But I might need these to fix something someday and I won't be able to get the right parts!"

I have enough spare window frames, hardware, & screen pieces to fix most of the house. Yet someday we're going to replace many of the windows and no longer need those spares. The trick will then be finding some other poor sucker to take my "priceless" inventory off my hands.
Craigslist or Freecycle would be a good starting place for that "priceless", vintage, nostalgic. etc inventory you will be attempting to rehome.
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My strongest emotion with these steps is "But I might need these to fix something someday and I won't be able to get the right parts!"

I have enough spare window frames, hardware, & screen pieces to fix most of the house. Yet someday we're going to replace many of the windows and no longer need those spares. The trick will then be finding some other poor sucker to take my "priceless" inventory off my hands.
I have your window fetish also. I'm tossing a lot of stuff, but I'm keeping anything I find relating to doors and windows, including installation instructions. Hopefully the windows will last longer than I will.
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I just found a home for some wine and drinking glass sets I was given over the years and never really used. Mr Boston's cousin's daughter's son and GF are are just starting out and cannot afford need stuff like this. I'm packing them up in liquor boxes for delivery at Christmas.
Yeah...I found that works really good. I unloaded a bunch of kitchen stuff on my daughter when she moved into her small apartment with a very small kitchen. She said the other day "I have so much stuff I don't know where to put it all"....he he
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Craigslist or Freecycle would be a good starting place for that "priceless", vintage, nostalgic. etc inventory you will be attempting to rehome.
Nah, our neighborhood was built at pretty much the same time with the same materials, so all I have to do is walk up the street or set it at the curb.

We used to have three complete sets of parts in our attic for the neighborhood's original 1989 Frigidaire range/oven. Repair parts for that model were all gone by 2002. When we finally upgraded our kitchen and gave away the old parts I made several neighbors pretty happy...
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I caught two episode of Hoarders while on a business trip last week. (I don't have cable/satellite at home.) Interesting. At least 3 of the 4 featured people/families seemed to have emotional/separation issues at the core of their hoarding. The 4th was an older lady who had collected mostly valuable stuff; she was able to get rid of the actual junk she had started collecting but had no interest in selling or otherwise parting with her valuable collectibles, even though they filled her house preventing her husband's access to most of the house. And even though they had appraisers come in and tell her how much money she was likely to get from selling.

The last lady kind of reminded me of one of my grandmothers. She collected some nice things but never used them or let people touch them. I never got that, although I think it may have been a result of her growing up poor in the depression era and ultimately fulfilling her vision of having certain possessions: an Oldsmobile, fancy formal dining and living furniture, etc..

As for me, I took the seldom/never-worn long-sleeve shirts out of the closet and put them in the give-away bucket. I continue to use my document scanner to keep the paper moving towards the trash can and away from my files. We demolished one of my old PCs with a sledgehammer for the web show. I was tempted to take the memory, video and network cards out of it first but didn't. I disconnected my 20+-year-old big stereo and big speaker system that I was only using for AM/FM listening that I could duplicate with online streaming or handheld tuners with amplified speakers. I haven't gotten rid of it yet, but I may be buying a house soon, in which case a big, loud stereo system may be warranted again. But if I sign another apartment lease I'll definitely get rid of them.

I'm glad the OP found this thread inspiring. It's always cool when online bloviations translate into some real-life goodness.
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If you decide to get rid of that big loud stereo...please send it to REW's neighbor's kids!
Or send it my way...I've got neighbors who'd love to hear my music at top volume!
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