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Old 04-18-2017, 09:04 AM   #121
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We had a major downsizing when we moved in together from two estates.
Then we downsized again when we started home swaps.
Finally we downsized to make room for our tenants (sublessees) when we went south for 6 months.

Of course, now we have 2 places to manage and so it takes discipline. In Mexico, we give stuff away to the staff. Up north, we move much on craigslist and used clothing stores.

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Old 04-19-2017, 08:24 AM   #122
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Originally Posted by ArkTinkerer View Post
What is the additional floor/shelf/storage space worth? What about the time freed up from not having to search thru so much when you want something?
Last year, which was my first retirement year, I cleared out the attic and the basement. This week I am having the house insulated. I did not have this project in mind last year but:

- They need the attic empty: check

- They need the house's original paint to repaint the holes they drill for blowing in the insulation. How convenient that when I cleaned the basement I got rid of all the dried up cans and put the rest in one spot. House paint? No problem. Right here.

Per original thread topic, losing money. I did lose about $2000 on heirloom diamonds taken out of the safety deposit box and consigned with an auction house. At the time, I figured it was nuts to keep paying $60 annually to keep things I was never going to use. Lets see - $2000 divided by 60.

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Old 04-20-2017, 07:59 AM   #123
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Originally Posted by audreyh1 View Post
No. life is too short to spend a lot of time trying to get the best price for things you want to get rid of.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:20 AM   #124
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Originally Posted by ArkTinkerer View Post
Been at this for a while now. Still struggling to clear stuff out. But one item to think of with regards to the OP's post. What is the additional floor/shelf/storage space worth? What about the time freed up from not having to search thru so much when you want something? Not having to clean odds and ends on shelves? Such things are usually worth the small loss of net worth for something you weren't using anyway.
My husband and I are going to add more storage space in the garage for this. Something to do in retirement. But my kids don't want her books to be thrown out. Not yet anyway.

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