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  •  Yep, me too, (7+ / 0-)

    and neither I nor husband are hoarders. I like to get rid of stuff, and he's not bad about it, either. But there are always things that you wonder, why the hell do we still have this???  This box? Look at this box... it has pots and baskets and sh*t in it -- look, the box is from DeKalb... we haven't lived there since 1984. We've moved this how many times????   And the little plastic table it's been sitting on? We need it... why??  I could go on, but you know. :)

    We do have a city-wide clean-up week coming soon. Good chance to donate "good" stuff and put the rest on the curb. Either pickers will take it or it will go with a special garbage collection. We usually don't put anything out, because we are good about getting rid of things generally. But I think this year we'll be more serious about it.

    And I'm looking forward to the end of the semester and getting rid of half my wardrobe. Suits/business/work wear I'll never wear again, and which does not fit me well anyway. And casual wear I don't want to wear again, either because it was a bad choice in the first place or my little bit of weight loss means it doesn't fit. But I'll wait until May to do the closet.

    Life is short. Love deeply and forgive swiftly. And be kind. It matters.

    by Melanie in IA on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 07:06:45 PM PDT

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    •  I'm having the harder time tossing things, even (5+ / 0-)

      the parents stuff.  But, I do get into moods and can let go of lots of crap.  There are some old clothes that I've not been willing to give up on yet....  There are 'things' that need to be gone through.... some day!!

      We're about ready to start round 2 on the basement at Dad's.  There is one shelf that I've no desire to help go through though.... and dad's whimping out on it.  The whole thing that started this was Dad wanting to have a 'spa' built in the basement.  It'll have a sauna, double sinks, toilet, and very large tube with jet/whirlpool and shower.

    •  I need to do mine (6+ / 0-)

      but am unwilling to until I get new clothes to replace some of the old. Even faded and stained is better than naked, and that's what I would be dealing with in some things. I'd love to have a lump sum to just invest in clothing, because I'd be able to buy it and wear it for about five or ten years. Give me jeans, tank tops, linen button-front shirts, flannel shirts, and large loose cardigans, and I'm good for 99.9 per cent of my life, in and out of the house. And I have a silk dress and jacket for the 1 percent (weddings and funerals).

      When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

      by Alexandra Lynch on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 07:27:45 PM PDT

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    •  I do my sorting by a year rule/cost of replace- (6+ / 0-)

      ment. If it hasn't been used in x and is cheap. Out it goes. Many times before I sort I have already bought a replacement because I have forgotten I had something already.

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      by vzfk3s on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 07:29:26 PM PDT

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