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Old 01-30-2016, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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I don't mean now; I mean in a few years when books are truly obsolete.
Like 8 track tape players and cartridges or cassettes and cassette players. How much are those worth now? There will always be some rare specimens of things. The occasional book. The occasional record (vinyl). The occasional [fill in the blank]. But most of it is and will always be landfill material. Robyn
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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I have not ordered anything from amazon for 4 days now *I am almost going through withdrawal*
Well - did you need anything from Amazon? I put in an order today. A new battery for my cordless screwdriver. Some of my favorite hand lotion. And a movie I wanted to watch. If I need/want something - I order it. If I don't need/want something - I don't. Robyn
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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Just disposed of any Xmas decorations/stuff that did not get used this past year. Two large totes worth of stuff.
I finally got my Christmas lights down and strings that do not light completely went in the trash. I suppose I could have worked on them, but in the spirit of less things, they got tossed.

Also tossed a little swimming pool that was used for little granddaughter...who is not quite as little any more. Glad to be rid of that too!
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:24 AM
 
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I have not ordered anything from amazon for 4 days now *I am almost going through withdrawal*
I understand.
My laptop charging cord gave out today and I ordered a new one, so I'm good for another couple of days.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Not sure a downsize but bought a 55in TV to replace a 42in TV. The 42in TV replaced a 32in TV. The 32in TV replaced a 21in TV. Donated the 21in TV to Goodwill. Least I did not keep the 21in which years back I would have.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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johngolf - love it. what kind of 55 inch did you buy. I'll be in the market in a couple of months. I spent all day yesterday cleaning data from my old laptops. One will go to the recycle center (it's that old) the other will go to a co-workers kids as a homework computer. I move in 11 weeks and really need to pick up the pace.
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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doing a kitchen purge of duplicates and things I haven't used in more than a year. I will donate to our PTA thrift shop.

taking some "dog towels" to the shelter as we have more than we will ever use.
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:03 PM
 
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Got rid of some clothes I haven't worn in a while. Already planning on what I am going to get rid of once our short winter is over.

My needs for warmth have changed, so any tops with anything lower than a crew neck are going. Don't know why this year I felt really cold around my neck and upper back.
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Old 02-01-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Not sure a downsize but bought a 55in TV to replace a 42in TV. The 42in TV replaced a 32in TV. The 32in TV replaced a 21in TV. Donated the 21in TV to Goodwill. Least I did not keep the 21in which years back I would have.
Still too many TVs
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Old 02-01-2016, 05:54 PM
 
Location: CO
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I have not ordered anything from amazon for 4 days now *I am almost going through withdrawal*
I haven't been to TJMaxx Home Store since Christmas. Same issue.

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doing a kitchen purge of duplicates and things I haven't used in more than a year. I will donate to our PTA thrift shop.

taking some "dog towels" to the shelter as we have more than we will ever use.
I went through one kitchen drawer and was amazed at the crap in there. Also decided I didn't need two meat tenderizers. Probably don't need even one but it's good for crushing walnuts into smaller pieces.

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Just disposed of any Xmas decorations/stuff that did not get used this past year. Two large totes worth of stuff.
You've reminded me that I started that task but didn't finish it. It's behind closed doors in the storage room. Must finish.
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