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Old 07-20-2016, 01:13 PM
 
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Got rid of some never used cleaning and laundry supplies. Gave them away.

Pared down my pantry items. I don't cook as much now and don't need all those spices etc. We eat simply.
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:08 AM
 
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Yes indeed. My sister's MIL passed away a few years back and her kids found $13,000 in cash tucked in drawers all over the house. A lot of old people do that. Check every drawer, cubby hole and under the cushions before giving furniture away.


Also check places like the baseboards, floorboards, crown moulding, etc. My GF had money in these places as well
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:20 AM
 
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Just thinking about this thread and wondering what I could get rid of!

Some boxes that I've been saving for ????. More kitchen stuff that we never use. I'm basically done with cooking anything major. I'm taking it to the Christian assistance place.
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Old 08-06-2016, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Today I stopped water delivery. We were currently spending 65 dollars a month on spring water delivery. Decided to stop and we installed a water purification system. I know not downsizing per se in the grand scheme of things though it is another expense that we just cut out.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:48 AM
 
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OMG; yeah, I'd be stopping that, too. Why did you have it in the first place; bad water? I'm too cheap!
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:13 AM
 
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When I throw something out - I am so happy!
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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Default Old Letters

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Years ago I returned a few bundles of letters to the two friends who had sent them to me in the 1970s and 80s. They were thrilled to get them as they contained many accounts of happenings in their and their then young childrens' lives.
I have a friend who's sister passed away recently and the family found 9 shoe boxes full of
letters that she had sent to her over the years!
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Leminole, FL
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I am currently moving into our "FINAL"/Retirement home, daily packing and schlepping bins across town from our rental place. This is my 32nd move in 31 years, since I left my parents home at 21 to move cross country. My first husband was a vagabond and the upside is: 1) I saw and experienced alot all over the country, and 2) I am an Ace Packer! I can make things fit magically into the last space of any box or bin. My most blessed and longest settling was 25 years in the house my current and forever dear husband built and which we just left and I shocked myself in filling it with so-much-stuff!! We had 2 garage sales, six or more trips to Goodwill, gave away stuff and then when we got here, I purged again. And again. And now, I find I am looking at this FINAL move and I am wondering what to do with all this stuff.
I am happy to say that I was able eliminate enough stuff to consolidate 11 bins down to four!!
Sentiment is the killer. It is followed by that "this is worth something" foolishness. It is all reduced to its final value with one thought: DO I WANT TO KEEP DUSTING THIS THING!?!?!
Great thread, thanks for this opportunity to also purge the thoughts!
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Old 08-13-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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32 moves in 31 years? You win the Internet for the day!
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Leminole, FL
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32 moves in 31 years? You win the Internet for the day!
Thank you, I think, Otterhere! Nothing to be particularly proud of, LOL! However, I am old and wise enough to say that this will not be my final move before they take me out feet first...
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