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Old 12-16-2016, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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This is how it happened. I started calling consignment shops in my area---not a big city at all. I was mainly interested in selling lots and lots of fine china--which nobody is buying. One lady said "Well do you know about Trader Chris? He's in your community." Never heard of him but I went to his website and called him and had a nice chat. Then he came out and showed us a few ebay tricks I never would have known without him. Then we decided to try him out.

I know there are lots of people like this all over the country. They either have storage space, basement or garage and they know all the tricks and time saving techniques.

You might google ebay seller in your town or call consignment shops and ask.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:04 PM
 
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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 do know someone who sells toys or memorabilia from her childhood. It is amazing what money she gets. I just don't have the stamina or concern to do it. I used to. But the thrill is gone, lol!
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:16 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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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.
Yes, it IS hard to part with sentimental "stuff." So my advice to you is......if in doubt, DON'T throw it out.

It is not hurting anyone or anything to store in a closet, under a bed, in a box, etc. If you throw something out before you are emotionally ready to, it will bother you the rest of your life.

Everything I got rid of, in the many moves between Michigan and Texas, I have not missed at all. And, if I have gotten rid of it, I WILL NOT buy it again. I have not had to re-purchase any item I got rid of.

I can now look around my smaller home, since it is now just me, and everything I have in a room I absolutely love and enjoy looking at, or it is useful. I don't have anything in any room that I could or need to get rid of, and I love it!
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:52 PM
 
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Hubby went through a plastic file bin of old computer software. We had a laugh about how very old it was! Checked eBay, but nothing was worth selling, so out it went.

I cleaned out a kitchen drawer, as well. Eeek! I found an unused calendar/planner from 2002-2003. LOL Lots of other junk. Gone!
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:09 PM
 
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Had a service "Clean Out Your House" come and get the mess out of the mudroom. They sort everything, donate usable stuff to Household Goods, recycle. I had a lot of old recycling that I never got to, boxes, bag of bags. This was necessary due to what appeared to be a mice infestation (turns out to be maybe a couple of them but I panicked), and while they were cleaning out the mudroom, I came up with other things that I planned to throw out when I move next year- old car seats a neighbor left in my basement, a doghouse I won't use, broken wheelbarrow, etc. I look at the empty mudroom (and the empty and clean kitchen drawers that had been full of bags and old plastic containers and had the revelation that I could just buy new ones if I need them.
Nothing of sentimental value. I think I have one small box in the attic for that.
It really feels liberating. I don't like to have things around that have no life for me, whether sentimental or practical.
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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None today. Last August I ds'ed by taking all sugar, wheat, coffee, dairy, and meat and fish out of my life. Today I upsized just briefly by eating some M & M's.
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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None today. Last August I ds'ed by taking all sugar, wheat, coffee, dairy, and meat and fish out of my life. Today I upsized just briefly by eating some M & M's.
For the person who repped me and said that I probably only ate grass and cardboard now......

You'd be amazed about the wonderful and delicious food I eat normally. Sugar is uniformly bad for you(google it). There are plenty of grains without gluten(which causes a bad reaction to my system).

Coffee never agreed with me after drinking 12 cups a day for 20 years. There are all kinds of chemicals in it(not the caffeine--I still do caffeine) which play havoc with my digestive system in really bad ways.

I've been a Vegan for about 10 years. I don't have high blood pressure, or arteriosclerosis, and at age 67, I take no medications.

People who want to eat the SAD(standard American Diet) have to take high blood pressure meds, statins, and another handful of drugs all with nasty side effects.

And so I have learned to handle hemorrhoids, acid reflux syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic prostatitis and chronic Lyme disease with no drugs and only diet, a few herbs and vitamins and minerals, and extra rice protein every day.
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Today I got rid of about half my summer wardrobe, which wasn't that extensive. I've lost 30 pounds so all that stuff was too big or no longer in style, or colors I don't like. I got rid of heavy pants and jeans too, I only wear velour stretch pants in three seasons. Now I have to find some summer-weight long pants and I'm good to go. Nothing makes me feel freer than seeing bags of useless stuff go out the door.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:04 AM
 
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Today I got rid of about half my summer wardrobe, which wasn't that extensive. I've lost 30 pounds so all that stuff was too big or no longer in style, or colors I don't like. I got rid of heavy pants and jeans too, I only wear velour stretch pants in three seasons. Now I have to find some summer-weight long pants and I'm good to go. Nothing makes me feel freer than seeing bags of useless stuff go out the door.
Great - why keep it around?

My style of dress has changed also. Used to love to be starched and pressed. Now it is soft knits and no ironing!!
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Great - why keep it around?

My style of dress has changed also. Used to love to be starched and pressed. Now it is soft knits and no ironing!!
And just think. What treasures we found when we were younger & now we get to pass it on.
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