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Old 12-04-2016, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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found and trashed 3 big boxes of our grown kids high school papers after we got their OK.
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Old 12-09-2016, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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It took me 5 days to completely clean out 3 closets and 1 dresser which contained mostly our 'business' work attire (wool suits, pants, skirts, jackets, cashmere sweaters, overcoats and silk shirts). They are high quality, classic clothing pieces but I do not see us ever wear them again. As a matter of fact, later in my career, I rarely wore them except for important meetings or conferences.

My husband also took all our Christmas stuffs to Salvation Army along with these 4 big boxes of clothing. It would be nice to have a Christmas tree up one last time but since we will be moving hopefully early next year, we figure now is a good time to donate them. I only saved several beautiful Baby Christmas Ornaments as reminders of my daughter's babyhood.

Downsizing and preparation for moving is a lot of hard work, and sometimes it seems like a never-ending process. I think once we find a house and ready to move, we will be forced to speed thing up and it may become much easier.
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Took almost a whole closet full of clothes which don't fit to a refugee center in our town. They need them with this cold weather. Also hired a professional ebay seller to take a big bunch of stuff off our hands. We will keep him busy for several months. We have been selling on our own but it is going very slowly.

We decided to not put up a tree this year since we are purging our home but I'm not ready to get rid of everything Christmas just yet. We aren't even going to put up a tree this year. I'm thinking of finding my tabletop tree and making that do.

called the high school to see if they wanted 2 big boxes of flute and piano music. They were happy to have them!
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Old 12-10-2016, 09:45 PM
 
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I bagged up about 40 business suits and am giving them away! Plus a dryer! Feels good. Giving the suits to an organization that helps women trying to enter/re-enter the work force. Hitting my garage tomorrow..
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Old 12-11-2016, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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We listed 8 Christmas pieces on ebay. They are almost new and in original boxes and once were quite collectible. I hope they sell but I hate to let them go as they are beautiful.

Also listed my Christmas china. We once entertained quite a bit but those days are over so I'm trying to move a lot of things. If these nice items don't sell I will enjoy them myself before I give anything away but they are priced to move.
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:40 AM
 
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Just emptied three kitchen drawers full of plastic bags, broken fire alarms, rubber bands, etc. Oh, and mice poop. Plenty of it. Threw everything out and figured I wouldn't miss anything that might have lived with mice. Waiting for the pest guy to zap everything.
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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delivered a big bag of towels, wash cloths and toiletries (travel size) to battered women's shelter
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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Ran the two bags of clothes and jewelry by Plato's Closet resale and wound up with $32 and took the remainder to the Goodwill.

Movie money.
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:37 AM
 
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Called a service to clean out my mudroom (home of the carelessly-kept dog food and likely buffet for mice). I was going to have to do this next year when I sell the house and have just ignored the recycling or unwanted rug or whatever. There are a few things for donation (vacuum) but mostly it's just old dog dishes and odds and ends. My town dump only lets you throw away stuff in special bags and I have let this all go. One hour with a two-man service should take care of it and I can disinfect the shelves and be all ready to go next year.
These mice (soon-to-be-late mice) have encouraged me to clean out drawers and such that I have left ignored for some time now.
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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Brought all the Pepperidge Farm cookies to work.

I'm on a diet. Didn't what them tempting me.
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