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Old 01-21-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Naples, FL
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I have been shedding personal possessions for the past 4 years. I too am amazed at how little prized possessions are worth to someone else.


Coins collected with my dad - slightly over face value for just a few of the hundreds of coins.
Dept 56 houses, china, Christmas spoons, Precious Moments, Snow babies, childhood dolls- no value.


I cleaned out my mom's house in 2012. One year later, due to the passing of my spouse I was cleaning out my own. I vow my kids will never have to clean up after me. It is emotionally and physically draining. I reached the point where I just gave things to anyone who had interest in them.


I will say that it becomes easier and easier to shed.
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Old 01-21-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Almost every community has a Facebook Buy and Sell which are closed groups. I found ours.
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:30 AM
 
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I'm dreading the upcoming move once we become empty nesters, ,A family can accumulate a lot of stuff living in the same residence for 25 years especially when my wife is somewhat of a hoarder. i have no idea or ambition as to how to tackle getting rid of all the stuff.I hate the idea of just giving stuff away but the idea of selling thousands of items individually on Craigslist sounds challenging and would take years to get rid of most of it, when we decide to not renew our rental lease we have 5 months before we have to move out and move to new residence. me thinks Got Junk.com will have a very good haul at our house.
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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I'm dreading the upcoming move once we become empty nesters, ,A family can accumulate a lot of stuff living in the same residence for 25 years especially when my wife is somewhat of a hoarder. i have no idea or ambition as to how to tackle getting rid of all the stuff.I hate the idea of just giving stuff away but the idea of selling thousands of items individually on Craigslist sounds challenging and would take years to get rid of most of it, when we decide to not renew our rental lease we have 5 months before we have to move out and move to new residence. me thinks Got Junk.com will have a very good haul at our house.
Habitat will pick up and took all the stuff we had for them, even an old but very clean king sized mattress.
Goodwill will also take many items and give you a tax receipt.

I encourage everyone to start to go through and clear out items as early as possible. Downsizing your "stuff" is a very emotional and exhausting job.
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