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Old 04-11-2018, 05:54 PM
 
Location: 26N x 82W
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Listing our house to sell in about a month, purging 30 years worth of stuff. Today we sold the shop press, some power tools, and have people interested in a bunch of other tools that spouse is ready to give up. Have made more trips to donate to Habitat than I can count at this point. Stuff that was just plain junk has already gone via the trash man. We are having a garage sale on Saturday then the leavings after that will be donated.

All of this is very cathartic. :-)
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:36 PM
 
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I have again--- scheduled a pick up (this time with Lupus org) for tomorrow, and have like 6 big bags full of window treatments, comforters, overcoats- bulky stuff.
I have been scheduling a pick up like every 2 weeks, and each time I find more and more stuff to get rid of. That, and freecycle are helping me out with odds and ends.
I cannot believe HOW MUCH stuff there is (and I am NOT a hoarder in the least....it's just 30 years of accumulation).
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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Thursday we had our band trailer and it's contents, very large PA and light systems, drive away with it's new owners. I thought for sure hubby would cry, but he didn't. Maybe the $5800 he got for it all helped.....
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Texas of course
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I wish I could find someone willing to pick up things we'd like to donate. I've contacted Disabled Veterans, A Church near us that has a large building where they sell things donated to help families in need and Salvation Army and others, None pick up in our area code. I have quite a few larger expensive items I'd gladly donate if someone could come get them.
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:16 PM
 
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I got 25 dollars from the one bag of items I passed on to my friend to sell. Not bad. I thought maybe ten bucks! Will use as my going out to breakfast money.

I purged my pant collection and will be turning that over to her also.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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Well the more things change the more they stay the same?
This thread just came up today and we are just starting to actually pack for our move at the end of next month. As I have been going through cabinets and closets and drawers I keep finding more things to give away.
I wanted to mention that it is worth to check freecycle.org to see if there is anything near you that has any activity. I have given away so many things. It's wonderful. You post a brief description, often with a photo. Then usually fairly quickly (like same day or next day) you get emails from people who are interested. Once you arrange where .when etc they come and take the items offered.'
Most of the time once we establish the time and date, I leave the items on the front steps,
I continue to post stuff regularly and I guess my area is pretty active because most things are taken.
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:32 PM
 
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Good Luck on your move! New here. We are fixing our house to sell and then what?

Husband wants to move to Colorado. I was looking the the forum here and it does not sound so good.

I have so much stuff to get rid of.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:34 PM
 
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Husband wants to move to Colorado. I was looking the the forum here and it does not sound so good.

I have so much stuff to get rid of.
Just take it in small manageable bites.

Where in Colorado you looking?
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:38 PM
 
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He would prefer south of Denver.
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:24 AM
 
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I'm amazed at everyone who's so okay with just giving things away; even valuable things! I wish I could master my nagging feeling that I should try to recoup SOME of the cost of what I spend on this stuff (I definitely need the money), but as for now, I'm going to make an attempt to sell things locally on our office bulletin board and Facebook "yard sale."
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