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Old 10-21-2016, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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took 15 years worth of tax papers and misc files to the local shred a thon.
I wouldn't get rid of tax documents, one never knows when the IRS will come after us. What I'd like to shred is 30 years of writing (longhand) that I'll never add to what I've already transferred to digital. It feels like a burden that I can't come to grips with, sick of looking at it but I know that maybe 1/20th is publishable.
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Old 10-21-2016, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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The high school is hosting shredding day tomorrow as a school benefit. Can't wait to get rid of the last 6 mos of shreddables.
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Old 10-21-2016, 06:12 PM
 
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Fantastic idea! We had our annual town-wide yard sales last weekend. I drove through my streets with my eyes closed but weakened at one house. I managed to pick up two brand new kids games for 25 cents each. Then I hurried home.
I literally drive by yard sales now and say out loud, "We don't need any more junk. We have to get rid of junk". So far, it's working. Haven't stopped at a yard sale in 2-3 years. I hope it keeps working!
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:38 PM
 
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I literally drive by yard sales now and say out loud, "We don't need any more junk. We have to get rid of junk". So far, it's working. Haven't stopped at a yard sale in 2-3 years. I hope it keeps working!
People in my area have garage sales all the time. I never stop. Just don't need it. Don't hold garage sales of my own. About every 6 weeks or so, I get an email from the Paralyzed Vets and if I have anything, they would come by and pick up. Since PVA don't want large items, I call the Salvation Army who sends out a truck. I live in a 1600 sq ft home and I am proud that it is pretty bare bones so to speak.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I have a full bin going to Thrift shop as soon as I can get by there. 2 pairs of shoes, big vase, toys and stuffed animals the grandkids grew out of, a heavy blanket that always sets my washer off balance. Now if I could only figure out how to get my heavy washer back straight.
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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We have 4 bicycles in our garage which nobody rides. So we just cleaned them up and will advertise them on Nextdoor, Craigs List and our local buy and sell. Hopefully they will be gone soon.
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Old 10-31-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I've been saying this for about a year now. But (fingers crossed) someone is coming tomorrow to take my biggest cedar chest away! From a FB yardsale page. It's solid rock maple and weighs a ton so I hope we can get it out of the house and into their car.
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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We have 4 bicycles in our garage which nobody rides. So we just cleaned them up and will advertise them on Nextdoor, Craigs List and our local buy and sell. Hopefully they will be gone soon.
If they don't sell, homeless shelters may take them to allow residents to get to jobs and interviews.
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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If they don't sell, homeless shelters may take them to allow residents to get to jobs and interviews.
Salvation Army took ours.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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The bicycles AND the bike rack all sold in the last few days.
Listing today a whole bunch of Christmas decorations, china, linens and a large file cabinet. Slowly but surely we will make it!
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