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Old 06-29-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LOL LDGirl!!!!!!!!! Maybe you could start a 'What did you add to your hoard?' thread

Yeah, Min, you're probably right. I'll leave it for the new owners. It's a really good one and I got it for a buck at a garage sale. The new place has a fireplace, that's why I was considering keeping it.........

meo, what is keeping you up there? After these last two winters?
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Believe me, it it wasn't for the move, I would still be sitting in a pile 'o stuff!
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:11 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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We've been jettisoning stuff for two years now. Donated, sold and consigned. The attic and shop is half of what they were. And still tons of stuff!
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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I finished off the ice cream. No honestly, I've been taking clothes to the donation center and I've given away some clay flower pots (I have more than I need) and I need to go through the file cabinet and toss or shred unnecessary paperwork.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Cc, I moved here because with all that had happened, & no longer having a home, my sister suggested I could help with mom. This is also how I got into home health care, btw. The nurse saw how I was with my mother, who had dementia & could be a trial, she reported to the company & they asked me if I would be willing to help with other clients.
The first year I was here it was due to mom. The second was due to needing/ having the operation. Now it is, again, due to health & the want/need to have a good rental history. I haven't rented for 15 years or so. With the bk, wanted to show stability. Still deciding whether to move. I can't do much since the operation, which released the pinched nerve but, the damage to my back had been done.
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:51 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Sounds like you are in a good place, meo. I would like to take some HHC or HHCA classes.

I scrapped some used auto parts that won't sell yesterday. Listed an instrument cluster worth selling on the bay.
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:04 AM
 
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Wish me luck and send your vibes, energy, prayers. I heading out to my 20 x 30 storage unit today. I hired 2 women sight unseen off craigslist to help me (spendng yet more money on this stuff, dumb really). We are going to pull most of it out, I'll go through boxes and re box based on give away, sell, keep.
I have a lot of stuff that isn't in boxes, ladders, garden tools, regular garage tools. A lot I want to keep based on the idea I may be in one last house? I don't know yet. I suspect lots of trouble with 'give away'.

I want to try to repack the unit based on taking stuff incrementally to my nephews barn till I figure out the house part.
In all honesty I could have just left this stuff in Nebraska 8 years ago and easily rebought everything with what I've spent on storage. Feel pretty stupid. Thought I would buy a house here but didn't. Now I feel like I'm too close to retirement and moving into my last dream house in another state (hah! that probably won't work out either But some of the stuff my nephew can probably use, like I have about 4 good ladders. I don't buy junk which makes it harder to sell/let go.

I watched a couple of minutes of hoarders last night. They were hauling away a semi load of outdoor stuff, wood etc. and this guy was crying. The hoarder expert was saying how all this stuff represented this guys dreams of projects etc. and that's why it was hard for him. He's so right. All my gardening stuff and my dreams of owning an acreage....well it will not happen and that is really hard to accept that even if I could afford that acreage I don't have the youth to do it like I wanted anymore.

Give me strength! Hope these 2 ladies I hired aren't duds.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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Just looked at this again. Someone asked if you ever finish downsizing. I don't think so. It was a year ago yesterday we closed on our old home and made the permanent move to the lake house. When I think back to all the stuff I gave, sold, got rid of before the move it amazes me. Then I look at the piles we still have here. There's a big one I called our eBay pile when we first moved it in. It hasn't gotten any smaller. Then this week we needed to clear out a storage area under an eave for the electrician. I was amazed at how many boxes we managed to put in there. They all need to go back for now as I refuse to deal with the ones I can have out of sight. Still have too many that are sitting in plain view.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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I have no problem getting rid of stuff I don't use or have room for. Perhaps it is because I lost so much during Hurricane Andrew I lost all attachment to belongings due to this.
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Ah, Gisela, think of this as the window opening when a door closes. Sheet happens. Have hope.

I bought a 600 lb. rated hand truck with a ten percent off coupon at Tractor Supply. I will need it at both ends of the move, so money well spent.
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