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Old 11-01-2016, 05:04 PM
 
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800-Got Junk is coming tomorrow...anybody ever use them? Seems ideal because I can't lift anything and it's stuff not worth anything or worth hauling around. 0ne item I'm sentimentally attached to do that will be hard to let go of but cant wait to have the other stuff gone. This is my trial run in clearing out!
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Old 11-01-2016, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I did & they were okay BUT the kids they sent didn't want to do any heavy lifting, which was why I hired them. So, it's a yes & no.

I wish they had made it clear what they would & wouldn't take. If I ever use them again I would have them make clear what they do.
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:55 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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800-Got Junk is coming tomorrow...anybody ever use them? Seems ideal because I can't lift anything and it's stuff not worth anything or worth hauling around. 0ne item I'm sentimentally attached to do that will be hard to let go of but cant wait to have the other stuff gone. This is my trial run in clearing out!
Think twice about this as once it is gone you cannot get it back! "Seller's" Remorse will always haunt you. You can always get rid of it later.
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Old 11-02-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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My sister made a good point years ago. She said, if it costs more to replace it than to move it,keep it.

I've stuck to that pretty much since then.
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Old 11-02-2016, 03:32 PM
 
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I used 1-800-GOT-JUNK. Best thing I ever did. Prompt, hard working guys who really wasted no time emptying the basement and the house. Items to remain were marked with masking tape. No problems.
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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My sister made a good point years ago. She said, if it costs more to replace it than to move it,keep it.

I've stuck to that pretty much since then.

I have a friend who is constantly getting rid of things in her house. I don't know where she keeps it all but, so far, she has got rid of over 800 items this year! I can't imagine having that much stuff to get rid of.
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Old 11-02-2016, 07:17 PM
 
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I sold some books on eBay.
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Old 11-03-2016, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I made a list of all my kitchen small appliances. It is an embarrassment of riches. Some I only use once or twice a year but when I need them, I really need them. Like the juicer for when we buy band fruit from the high school. And the ice cream maker in the summer. I have to get rid of a few cause storage at the new house will be tight. Which ones can you do without? We still have teens at home and growns who wander back home from time to time.

Waffle maker ----- about once every 6 weeks
Crock pot ----- every 2 weeks
Blender ----- every week
Food processor- big and mini --- every week
Stick blender ----- every other week-soups
George Foreman ----- every 6 -8 weeks
Rice maker ----- every week
Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer --- once or twice a month
Hand held mixer ----- not very often
Griddle ----- every weekend
Toaster oven ----- every single day
Electric skillet ----- probably can go
Can opener ----- all the time
Bread machine ----- once every 2 weeks
Ice cream maker --- once or twice a year
Juicer ----- once or twice a year

Notice what we DON'T have which most folks do?
Coffee maker- never touch the stuff!
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:40 AM
 
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Think twice about this as once it is gone you cannot get it back! "Seller's" Remorse will always haunt you. You can always get rid of it later.
I now regret getting rid of my mother's stemware. Although I would never use it, I wish I had kept two glasses for dh and me. Also, I regret getting rid of some nice glass bowls, a compote dish in carnival glass and a beautiful green pressed glass bowl. I rationalized at the time the bowls were not of sentimental value, I bought them at flea markets, etc. But they were very pretty, and wouldn't have taken up so much room in storage. There is such a thing as getting too zealous! But, it doesn't keep me awake at night.....


To say you can always get rid of it later is so true, however, the emotional toll such pruning takes is best done in small doses. We're a long way from retirement/nursing home. I would hate to have to get rid of a lifetime of memories in a weekend while they were hauling me off to the old folks home!
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Old 11-04-2016, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I made a list of all my kitchen small appliances. It is an embarrassment of riches. Some I only use once or twice a year but when I need them, I really need them. Like the juicer for when we buy band fruit from the high school. And the ice cream maker in the summer. I have to get rid of a few cause storage at the new house will be tight. Which ones can you do without? We still have teens at home and growns who wander back home from time to time.

Waffle maker ----- about once every 6 weeks
Crock pot ----- every 2 weeks
Blender ----- every week
Food processor- big and mini --- every week
Stick blender ----- every other week-soups
George Foreman ----- every 6 -8 weeks
Rice maker ----- every week
Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer --- once or twice a month
Hand held mixer ----- not very often
Griddle ----- every weekend
Toaster oven ----- every single day
Electric skillet ----- probably can go
Can opener ----- all the time
Bread machine ----- once every 2 weeks
Ice cream maker --- once or twice a year
Juicer ----- once or twice a year

Notice what we DON'T have which most folks do?
Coffee maker- never touch the stuff!
actually the only ones of those I have is the bread maker, hand held mixer,and electric skillet. Also have a toaster and a yogurt maker.

Look for duplicate uses. What does a stick blender do that a blender doesn't? Why the electric skillet if you have a stove?

'hide' something from yourself; pretend it doesn't exist. Do you miss it? Is there something else you already have you can use instead?

Does once or twice a year justify the space?


Not going to be easy but that doesn't mean impossible.

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just finished going through my craft supplies. Finally admitted, if it doesn't involve cloth (embroidery, quilting, etc) I'm not going to do it.
The fancy papers, paper making stuff, drawing and painting supplies, all gone. I did keep the doll house kit I got as a Christmas gift many years ago. I still have the illusion I will someday do it.
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