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Old 08-11-2018, 04:41 PM
 
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I give books to my local library's used book sale once a year. That way, the library gets more $$ to buy more books, and someone gets a book at a bargain price. And I have more room in my house. Win-win-win.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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We move in 2 years so just started putting stuff on Craig's List, sold 3 potted palms/bird of paradise, and a composter - made over $400.

I like this downsizing.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:10 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I didn't buy something that was a good deal
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:18 PM
 
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I didn't buy something that was a good deal
That's the secret to success. Congrats!
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:03 AM
 
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I didn't buy something that was a good deal

No frownie face! Happy face! That stuff isn't cluttering up your house!
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:59 AM
 
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Nothing.... I am still alive and kicking and buying shoes and designer purses and sadly, a new John Deere mower and another commercial weed wacker.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:41 PM
 
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We're getting ready to have a yard sale this weekend. It is ASTOUNDING how much junk you can accumulate in 29 years of living in one house.
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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The sweet gal who did some housework for me on Monday left with a bag of my junk and she called them treasures. She felt like she had been to a yard sale...and I felt lighter. Good feeling.
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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We're getting ready to have a yard sale this weekend. It is ASTOUNDING how much junk you can accumulate in 29 years of living in one house.
My dear sister had so many yard sales in her LONG marriage and their moves, they got $1000's with getting rid of so much...she was a compulsive shopper.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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I love this thread. We're not close to retiring yet, but we just built our Forever Home and have been getting rid of a lot of stuff as we downsize into it. All along we've been selling things online and donating TRUCKLOADS to my church's annual yard sale. They collect year-round for that, so we take something at least one a month.

In the meantime, I have a friend facing big vet bills so she's doing a yard sale to put toward them. We scavenged up another truckload of stuff for it last week, even after just moving. And today, we are taking her a computer monitor, a big Pampered Chef pizza stone, a necklace, and stainless steel trash can. It feels so good to get rid of stuff!
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