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Old 05-05-2015, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Wish we had a dump sticker... 1 yard disposal (3 x 3 x 3) is $80

My little box trailer is about $150 !!!

With a little planning it is amazing what a 32 gallon tote can get rid of with 52 pickups a year... plus the 64 gallon mixed recyclable along side.
The nice thing about our "transfer station" is that, with a $20 yearly sticker, we can bring things to a special covered area (several large sheds) for others to take. These things have to be working (like small appliances). I have left a number of things there, mostly plants from my cuttings, some of which are grabbed from my hands as I approach the shed. This is the simplest way for me to "share" what I no longer want. Last year I took two brand new sherpa dog coats from there, but my dogs refused to wear them (sissy stuff) so I brought them back. It feels good sometimes to give and get for free.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:52 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Why didn't you tell me this BEFORE I started??? Can you just see me, with my delicate nature, sorting NAILS?
Oh, honey, I am sorry! Get one, it's priceless. Once I dropped a nail in one of the horse stalls, can you imagine sorting through all that poo to find it for fear of injury? NO

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What did I do to downsize today? I threw out two empty paint cans that were in the garage.


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All this happened over the weekend, but sold a comforter that was taking up the entire floor of my guest room closet on a Facebook Yardsale Site. It was so easy, so now I'm going around the house taking pictures of more stuff I can post/sell. Also, working on a stack of clothes to take to a consignment shop and have about 6 bags of clothes and misc. items loaded in my car and heading to Salvation Army. IT FEELS SO GOOD!!! So says this reforming pack-rat!
very cool, drift. Best wishes on your reformation!

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The nice thing about our "transfer station" is that, with a $20 yearly sticker, we can bring things to a special covered area (several large sheds) for others to take. These things have to be working (like small appliances). I have left a number of things there, mostly plants from my cuttings, some of which are grabbed from my hands as I approach the shed. This is the simplest way for me to "share" what I no longer want. Last year I took two brand new sherpa dog coats from there, but my dogs refused to wear them (sissy stuff) so I brought them back. It feels good sometimes to give and get for free.
LOL here the dump manager guy pulls the reuseable stuff aside, most folks that go to the dump end up 'shopping'. Some take more than they bring! That's why I don't go anymore LOL.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:33 PM
 
Location: I live in reality.
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I can't downsize anymore - or I'd be sitting and sleeping on the floor
I live for that day! Man! that has to be a good feeling!
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:15 AM
 
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I live for that day! Man! that has to be a good feeling!
Ghandi's belongings.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I just realized that on our upper floor and its large hall closet (we have no attic, TG), there is no longer anything that can be thrown away without truly missing it. No heavy furniture up there, very few storage bins (clothing mostly), the framed artwork and drafting table. No paraphernalia. The g'kids are now too big for their cribs, they'll be taking their naps on a futon mattress. Upstairs, check. Downstairs pretty much too.

It still seems way to much for any kind of move. I won't even mention the garage or basement, but slowly making headway (without waves so far) there. Is it just me or does anyone else here feel overwhelmed by the thought of moving an entire household somewhere...even if you have great movers?

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Old 05-06-2015, 06:08 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Absolutely. Every time I look in the attic or workshop it knocks me down. But I keep my head high and pray for courage.

Negirl, you haven't decided where to go yet, have you? Don't sabotage yourself by putting the cart before the horse......hugs.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Negirl, you haven't decided where to go yet, have you? Don't sabotage yourself by putting the cart before the horse......hugs.
No, we don't know where the next move will be, but if we don't downsize now, we won't have the courage or energy to go anywhere in a few years. As someone on this forum recently and wisely said, part of the retirement plan for many of us is taking stock of our physical surroundings and perhaps making things more simple. We've made enough moves to know full well what it's like to move with too much stuff ~
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:55 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Well you certainly haven't failed to plan. We sure did, it never ocurred to us that we would be anywhere but here. Then his injury and two harsh winters and we're like 'WTH were we thinking?'

Have you visited any of the Dell Webb communities? My dad's wife brought him there to visit friends with the purpose of letting him see how he would hate living there. He fell in love, picked out a house and put the deposit on his credit card before they left
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:58 AM
 
Location: I live in reality.
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I have the need to check in here daily til I get finished 'unloading' all the rest of this 'stuff'. It keeps me focused and inspired, too.!
Today, I took more office supplies to Valu Village...all in great condition, but either obsolete now or just easier to part with if I have not used it in > a year. Next, I will lower the price on some of my Craigslist things and see what happens with those. Whatever is left at the end of May....GOES to Valu Village.
I graduate from my reiki school at the end of the month...see what I take on next.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Never heard of Valu Village, thanks mooksmom! And muy congrats on finishing Reiki school!
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