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Old 12-13-2016, 08:52 PM
 
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I used to sell stuff on ebay, sometimes I actually made a few dollars, but now I'm just giving things away to Goodwill or wherever. Because the time it takes to photograph and package the items, then to mail them and worry about the item getting lost or breaking, I think I'd rather just give it away. And my house is beginning to look less cluttered! Yayyy!!!!
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:59 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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I'm finally letting go of things from my "past life"..........so I can go forward with a new attitude and peace in my heart. I am sentimental and keep things, some of these items have been moved with me when I left home (autographed framed photo of first boyfriend's father who was a
very popular local, winning stock car driver) as a teen, through my moves from Michigan to Texas, from Texas to Michigan, and back to Texas from Michigan. Lists of all my friends and coworkers from my last job in corrections, recipes I never made and will never make but have had for eons, old personal phone books that when I was tearing out pages were ALL info. of people I will never see again and have no desire to, notes, etc. in my estranged husband's handwriting.

Nothing heavy (as in furniture or chachkis), but so sentimental that they were keeping me locked in the past, in a sad, bittersweet frame of mind. I am blessed that I can finally let these items go without regret. I feel so much lighter, a heavy weight has been lifted off of me. I learned on my last trip back to Michigan from Texas, the old saying "you can't go back again" is true in my case.

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Old 12-13-2016, 09:54 PM
 
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I bought some items recently that are heavy, such as used hospital beds. I will try to sell them for peanuts when we move. But I will have to be resigned to give the items away if need be. Fortunately the local garbage company here picks up heavy furniture.
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Old 12-13-2016, 11:46 PM
 
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I'm finally letting go of things from my "past life"..........so I can go forward with a new attitude and peace in my heart. I am sentimental and keep things, some of these items have been moved with me when I left home (autographed framed photo of first boyfriend's father who was a
very popular local, winning stock car driver) as a teen, through my moves from Michigan to Texas, from Texas to Michigan, and back to Texas from Michigan. Lists of all my friends and coworkers from my last job in corrections, recipes I never made and will never make but have had for eons, old personal phone books that when I was tearing out pages were ALL info. of people I will never see again and have no desire to, notes, etc. in my estranged husband's handwriting.

Nothing heavy (as in furniture or chachkis), but so sentimental that they were keeping me locked in the past, in a sad, bittersweet frame of mind. I am blessed that I can finally let these items go without regret. I feel so much lighter, a heavy weight has been lifted off of me. I learned on my last trip back to Michigan from Texas, the old saying "you can't go back again" is true in my case.
I am commending you for getting rid of so much stuff. I really do need to throw more stuff out.
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I used to sell stuff on ebay, sometimes I actually made a few dollars, but now I'm just giving things away to Goodwill or wherever. Because the time it takes to photograph and package the items, then to mail them and worry about the item getting lost or breaking, I think I'd rather just give it away. And my house is beginning to look less cluttered! Yayyy!!!!
We found a professional ebay seller in our community. We interviewed him and are very impressed. We are overwhelmed with all the ends and outs of ebay and the amount of stuff we need to clear. He gets 50% of sale price but that includes ebay and paypal fees, he does all the shipping, photographing and is willing to pick up and store a load at a time to keep in his climate controlled space. If it doesn't sell he will either give it away or return to us. We are going to still try a few things on our own but this guy has incredible cameras and his work is so much better than we could do.
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I'm finally letting go of things from my "past life"..........so I can go forward with a new attitude and peace in my heart. I am sentimental and keep things, some of these items have been moved with me when I left home (autographed framed photo of first boyfriend's father who was a
very popular local, winning stock car driver) as a teen, through my moves from Michigan to Texas, from Texas to Michigan, and back to Texas from Michigan. Lists of all my friends and coworkers from my last job in corrections, recipes I never made and will never make but have had for eons, old personal phone books that when I was tearing out pages were ALL info. of people I will never see again and have no desire to, notes, etc. in my estranged husband's handwriting.

Nothing heavy (as in furniture or chachkis), but so sentimental that they were keeping me locked in the past, in a sad, bittersweet frame of mind. I am blessed that I can finally let these items go without regret. I feel so much lighter, a heavy weight has been lifted off of me. I learned on my last trip back to Michigan from Texas, the old saying "you can't go back again" is true in my case.
Good for you . It's hard isn't it? I'm 70 years old and I found some old beat up toys I remember playing with. Nothing valuable but such sentimental memories. Every one of my 4 kids played with them too. How can I get rid of them? Daughter says to take a digital picture and that is good enough. I don't know what I'm going to do.
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Old 12-16-2016, 11:00 AM
 
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Good for you . It's hard isn't it? I'm 70 years old and I found some old beat up toys I remember playing with. Nothing valuable but such sentimental memories. Every one of my 4 kids played with them too. How can I get rid of them? Daughter says to take a digital picture and that is good enough. I don't know what I'm going to do.
I think you should keep one or two.

My sister has some of her grown kids toys/Barbie dolls. Her grandkids take them out now and then to look at them. It will be nice when their kids can play with them also.
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Old 12-16-2016, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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The professional ebay man came today to start on the stuff in our ebay room. He filled his SUV and will be back after the first of the year. Slowly and surely we'll get there.
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Old 12-16-2016, 02:51 PM
 
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The professional ebay man came today to start on the stuff in our ebay room. He filled his SUV and will be back after the first of the year. Slowly and surely we'll get there.
Wow, good for you! I always get more motivated when I feel I am making progress.
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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We found a professional ebay seller in our community. We interviewed him and are very impressed. We are overwhelmed with all the ends and outs of ebay and the amount of stuff we need to clear. He gets 50% of sale price but that includes ebay and paypal fees, he does all the shipping, photographing and is willing to pick up and store a load at a time to keep in his climate controlled space. If it doesn't sell he will either give it away or return to us. We are going to still try a few things on our own but this guy has incredible cameras and his work is so much better than we could do.
Tell me more about this profession eBay man who makes house calls... Are you in a big city? How does he advertise? I'd totally give up 50% for someone else to have the headaches...
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