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Old 07-26-2018, 07:26 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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I have lost some of my momentum...but I have 2 bags of towels and blankets and bath mats to take to the animal shelter tomorrow...since I will be near there for an appointment.

If I have time, I will load a few things to drop at Goodwill too.

Saw an old friend in the grocery and got some very negative comments when I mentioned Goodwill.
I know the CEO makes a ton of money but if you Google it you will see they do a lot of good for people. It's not just the thrift stores.

Goodwill now has an auction site.

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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While not a downsize in some respects, I recently went on a two week vacation and my adult niece agreed to take care of my cat. Well it seems the two of them fell madly in love with each other so we are discussing re-homing my cat with her.
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:32 AM
 
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Goodwill now has an auction site.

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/


Ut-oh! I shouldn't be looking at that...things there that are too tempting...must resist!
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:46 AM
 
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I am systematically scanning, shredding and giving away things that are not essential. Over the last few days, I attended a conference. I declined many offers of brochures and free things from exhibitors. Before I came home, I reviewed all of the literature and the trinkets. I left some in the hotel room, gave items away as soon as I got home to someone who happened to come by, and am left with VERY little to put to use. I feel good about that.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I’m getting kind of bummed. My wife and I recently tore apart my old office/library. We’re both retired now so don’t need an office. Also, a lifetime of accumulated books has to go so we don’t need the 35 linear feet of floor to ceiling shelving. We have turned that room into a beautiful home theater with Dolby 7.1 surround sound. We do movies and TV series every evening.

Anyway, I’ve already given away all my science fiction books, about 650, to Purple Heart. I have a lot of old textbooks I guess I’ll just have to toss. My main problem is some rare/nice magazines (e.g. several years of Swiss publication “Camera”) that I would like to see go to a good place where someone would benefit. I looked and found out our local visual arts center has no library, probably everything is on the web now. I also have quite a nice collection of photographic books, both technical and artistic. I really hate to just dump a lot of this stuff but I’m getting weary and frustrated with the left over mess just sitting in the other room.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Iím getting kind of bummed. My wife and I recently tore apart my old office/library. Weíre both retired now so donít need an office. Also, a lifetime of accumulated books has to go so we donít need the 35 linear feet of floor to ceiling shelving. We have turned that room into a beautiful home theater with Dolby 7.1 surround sound. We do movies and TV series every evening.

Anyway, Iíve already given away all my science fiction books, about 650, to Purple Heart. I have a lot of old textbooks I guess Iíll just have to toss. My main problem is some rare/nice magazines (e.g. several years of Swiss publication ďCameraĒ) that I would like to see go to a good place where someone would benefit. I looked and found out our local visual arts center has no library, probably everything is on the web now. I also have quite a nice collection of photographic books, both technical and artistic. I really hate to just dump a lot of this stuff but Iím getting weary and frustrated with the left over mess just sitting in the other room.

you might try freecycle or craigslist.


probably a longshot but worth a try.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Oh are we accumulators!!! Wonder if the rest of the world is like the Americans with so much stuff. When we cleaned out my parents home after they passed, it was ENOUGH but they were not terrible accumulators with books etc etc...I'm not a huge book collector and slowly throwing away the ones I don't want anymore, my interests are online anyway. Hopefully won't be too much to clean out when I go.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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you might try freecycle or craigslist.


probably a longshot but worth a try.
...forgot about freecycle....we do have it in our city. Thanks. I will keep it in mind now.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:25 AM
 
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I have gathered and photographed every item I have to sell (so far), named the photo, and identified at least three online sales site to which I can post them, but I just can't bring myself to have to dicker over prices and deal with people. Help!
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Well this past weekend

2 loads of non-kitchen trash taken away....

I moved here to a much smaller space, now getting rid of extras...much of it cardboard boxes....but still, feels good to clean out.

The less I have the better I feel....

tossed things from the basement that aren't used, broken items, old chair no one will take due to tears...
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