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Old 03-28-2016, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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For someone who doesn't have a 20 ton shop press - just get a set of torx screwdrivers - like these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage

You can dismantle the case for the drive - hit the drive with a hammer - and that's that. I got rid of about 10 old hard drives that way a few months ago. Robyn
Who said Robyn wasn't a computer geek?
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Northeast Ohio
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I have been downsizing due to relocation before retirement for two months now. I finally have made it to the attic. Today I decided to "re-gift" many things. Either I never liked the item, or had no need of it and it has been in the attic 15 plus years.
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:08 PM
 
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Doing a clothing purge today. Getting rid of things that do not fit or have not worn. If I haven't worn it, that means I really don't like it.

I've lost 15 pounds this year and I don't keep "fat" clothes. LOL
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Who said Robyn wasn't a computer geek?
Like smashing hard drives with a hammer makes me a computer geek .

OTOH - I am pretty decent with computers and computer systems (like our home network). It's easier buying stuff than getting rid of stuff! Robyn
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:54 AM
 
Location: New England
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Doing a clothing purge today. Getting rid of things that do not fit or have not worn. If I haven't worn it, that means I really don't like it.

I've lost 15 pounds this year and I don't keep "fat" clothes. LOL
Good for you! I should be doing the same thing. I have the summer clothes in one size, and the winter clothes in my "fat" size. Cleared a lot out last summer, must do more.
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Like smashing hard drives with a hammer makes me a computer geek .

OTOH - I am pretty decent with computers and computer systems (like our home network). It's easier buying stuff than getting rid of stuff! Robyn
Funny thing in my house, I keep HDDs unless they are too small to be effective. If a computer goes bad I remove the HDD and put them in enclosures. That goes especially for laptops. I think I have about 10 to 15 HDD's with data on it.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:27 AM
 
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Does anyone ever REGRET getting rid of something? As I have posted, I recently downsized from a three-story house to an 800 s.f. cottage, and there are about five things I find I really could use now that aren't easily replaceable. Once it's gone, it's gone! I wish I'd been more prudent but, I guess fortunately (?), once you get into decluttering mode, it self-perpetuates.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:44 AM
 
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Does anyone ever REGRET getting rid of something? As I have posted, I recently downsized from a three-story house to an 800 s.f. cottage, and there are about five things I find I really could use now that aren't easily replaceable. Once it's gone, it's gone! I wish I'd been more prudent but, I guess fortunately (?), once you get into decluttering mode, it self-perpetuates.
nope
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:45 AM
 
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Does anyone ever REGRET getting rid of something? As I have posted, I recently downsized from a three-story house to an 800 s.f. cottage, and there are about five things I find I really could use now that aren't easily replaceable. Once it's gone, it's gone! I wish I'd been more prudent but, I guess fortunately (?), once you get into decluttering mode, it self-perpetuates.
what were they - maybe we can think of a substitute.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:45 AM
 
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Well, I'm managing without the other things (some of them family heirlooms), but now I find I have to keep an eye out for an area rug. And BUY a new one. And that bugs! But maybe it's just me...


I've found substitutes, but I'd rather have the original -- for sentimental reasons, if nothing else.


Oh, well; I set out to downsize, and... Overachiever!
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