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Old 07-16-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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I threw out an old birdbath, a worn out pair of my husbands shoes.

Did purchase a new Kate Spade tote tho, so I guess that equals everything out.
Did you try to give away the birdbath? I'm assuming this was a nice concrete one... I hope everyone tries to find a charity to recycle unwanted items, even if they don't want to bother trying to sell them, rather than automatically throwing them in the already-full landfills. Some will even come pick them up at your door. At least put them out well ahead of the pick-up date with a "FREE" sign on the pile.

Remember the old saying: "One man's trash is another man's treasure."
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:29 PM
 
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I sold a techy sophisticated alarm clock...hope it stays in it's new home. It was too tricky to learn how it functions.

I brought an old kids bouncy horse up from the basement...thinking I would take it to Goodwill. But now I'm considering it for flower bed decor. Trying to talk myself out of that.

Closing this week on my late son's house, so I brought home mops, broom, dustpan and a lamp. I already have all of these items do hopefully I won't take them to the basement.
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:07 AM
 
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culled some more clothes out of the closet. Some maybe worn once. Realized I didn't love them and didn't fit like I wanted so out the door they went to the consignment person. At least I am getting something for them.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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I have been totally deconstructing a wood veneer computer desk. It is upstairs and I cannot move it one inch! So I have removed over 125 screws, too many staples to count, and knocked it down with my trusty hammer. I will tape the pieces into bundles that I can manage. The desk is 25 years old. I hate it! I am 76 and I am still DELIGHTED to rid the house of one more piece of junk.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Texas of course
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I'm cleaning out our pantry and fridge/freezer and taking it to the local pantry that helps families in need. We have decided to start following the 'Forks Over Knives' lifestyle. I have spoke to many other people lately that went this route and are off their meds now and their health has greatly improved.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Threw out about four cubic feet of pantry food, most of which was many years past its "Best by" date.

DH is a food hoarder. I made him prepare and eat one of his Annie Chun soup bowls last night, only about a year old.

It may not sound like much but I'm just getting started.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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Threw out about four cubic feet of pantry food, most of which was many years past its "Best by" date.

DH is a food hoarder. I made him prepare and eat one of his Annie Chun soup bowls last night, only about a year old.

It may not sound like much but I'm just getting started.
I used to stockpile cuz I thought it was a more frugal way to go, but no. Not when you don't use the stuff.

Now I just buy staples as needed. And as we have gotten older, we eat less and go out to eat more.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:06 PM
 
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Threw out about four cubic feet of pantry food, most of which was many years past its "Best by" date.

DH is a food hoarder. I made him prepare and eat one of his Annie Chun soup bowls last night, only about a year old.

It may not sound like much but I'm just getting started.
I stock up on things I eat regularly when on sale, but use a Sharpie to write the expiration date LARGE ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY READ on the label at home and even organize my shelves so the oldest is in the front, like grocery stores do. It can be done...
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I stock up on things I eat regularly when on sale, but use a Sharpie to write the expiration date LARGE ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY READ on the label at home and even organize my shelves so the oldest is in the front, like grocery stores do. It can be done...

Having the expiration date LARGE ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY READ would not change a certain somebody's food hoarding tendencies. He likes to buy it and store it. Cook it, not so much. You must have missed the part where I forced him to cook and eat a piece of his hoard. Baby steps. Maybe he'll stop buying it if he has to have it for dinner.

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Old 07-19-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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Having the expiration date LARGE ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY READ would not change a certain somebody's food hoarding tendencies. He likes to buy it and store it. Cook it, not so much. You must have missed the part where I forced him to cook and eat a piece of his hoard. Baby steps. Maybe he'll stop buying it if he has to have it for dinner.
I was speaking generally rather than specifically to your personal situation.
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