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gmatoy

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Re: DECLUTTERING
« Reply #1140 on: August 13, 2017, 07:14:41 PM »
My sister came and took a bunch of the stuff I had set aside for her. She oohed and aahed over my sewing/guest room. She also liked the plastic containers that my friend had liked. I'm good at seeing uses for things, and it is nice when others are impressed with that skill.

I didn't get much sleep last night and have no motivation today; however, I just found a gift card that I had put away for "safe" keeping. So there is that.

I wish I could look and just see the done stuff. I look and I see where I need to do more! Back to finish up!

Tierrainney

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Re: DECLUTTERING
« Reply #1141 on: August 13, 2017, 08:16:31 PM »
A small step, but I gave away 3 bags of bubble wrap to a friend who is cleaning out her aut's house and selling a lot of stuff on eBay. I also gave her a glass chicken. I have no idea where the chicken came from and she collects them.

I have my children going through their drawer and closets to remove clothing they have out grown or just won't wear.

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ladyknight1

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Re: DECLUTTERING
« Reply #1142 on: August 14, 2017, 02:40:19 PM »
We're finishing clearing out the dining room to be, and will get the mirrors off the wall so the wall can be refinished. I look forward to using it as a dining room soon.

Unfortunately, we're going to have to help MIL and FIL clear out their house. They have five rooms packed with junk, with some double stacked to the ceiling. It's bad. I did not realize they were filling the middle of the rooms with stuff, we knew they had stacked plastic storage shelves around the walls, but they are starting to have another set inside the first, so two rooms are impassible.

One decluttering move here, we are no longer subscribing to any paper magazines or newspapers. They take up too much space and we each have a tablet to read them on.
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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VorFemme

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Re: DECLUTTERING
« Reply #1143 on: August 14, 2017, 04:15:34 PM »
We get Wednesday & Sunday newspapers only - for the coupons.  The other five days a week, it's the digital version.  Although VorGuy's crossword & other puzzles get printed out - he's happier with a pen & paper than his laptop (he does not own a touch screen device - doesn't like them). 
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crazycatlady331

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Re: DECLUTTERING
« Reply #1144 on: August 21, 2017, 03:08:46 PM »
ANy suggestions on old photos?

Background-- I'm on a 2 year plan to move cross country with only what fits in my car (furniture, etc will be sold and replaced as the time comes) so I'm ruthlessly decluttering.

I have 5-6 boxes of photo albums from college still packed in the boxes from when I left my parents' house (15 years ago approx).   They haven't been removed from the boxes since then and they're just taking up space.   ANy suggestion on what to do with them or a more eco friendly way to dispose of them? 

(Note-- they are not family photos--- more like drunken college parties and I haven't spoken with most people in years). 

otterwoman

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Re: DECLUTTERING
« Reply #1145 on: August 21, 2017, 03:23:24 PM »
ANy suggestions on old photos?

Background-- I'm on a 2 year plan to move cross country with only what fits in my car (furniture, etc will be sold and replaced as the time comes) so I'm ruthlessly decluttering.

I have 5-6 boxes of photo albums from college still packed in the boxes from when I left my parents' house (15 years ago approx).   They haven't been removed from the boxes since then and they're just taking up space.   ANy suggestion on what to do with them or a more eco friendly way to dispose of them? 

(Note-- they are not family photos--- more like drunken college parties and I haven't spoken with most people in years).

If you want to keep them you can scan them into your hard drive, then toss the prints. Otherwise just toss them. Because the the resin coating on photographs, I don't think they are recyclable. Or, offer them up on Freecycle for crafters. Or go through them and see if you have blackmail material...

guihong

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Re: DECLUTTERING
« Reply #1146 on: August 22, 2017, 10:20:49 AM »
ANy suggestions on old photos?

Background-- I'm on a 2 year plan to move cross country with only what fits in my car (furniture, etc will be sold and replaced as the time comes) so I'm ruthlessly decluttering.

I have 5-6 boxes of photo albums from college still packed in the boxes from when I left my parents' house (15 years ago approx).   They haven't been removed from the boxes since then and they're just taking up space.   ANy suggestion on what to do with them or a more eco friendly way to dispose of them? 

(Note-- they are not family photos--- more like drunken college parties and I haven't spoken with most people in years).

Craft and photography stores sell archivist's boxes, which protect photos in a much smaller container than an album.  I scanned in old photographs, then kept the prints in one.



crazycatlady331

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Re: DECLUTTERING
« Reply #1147 on: August 23, 2017, 09:55:53 AM »
Haven't gotten to the photos yet.  (FTR I have no interest in digitizing them or saving them). 

I did unload three notebooks yesterday and gave them to a friend who would have otherwise bought more.   I've also got a box of pens I'm looking at and am thinking about unloading them piecemeal at various restaurants (I know pens are gold to servers).