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Old 08-11-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Had a neighbor clean out two kitchen cupboards and take MOST everything to a homeless shelter she works with. I've wanted to do this for a long time finally as she was offering to help me and for her work today I gave her $15. She and her husband drove 2 boxes to the shelter. She's out of work now and doing odd jobs. Good feeling to get rid of the stuff I haven't used in some yrs.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Giving stuff away is a good way to down size.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I know we are moving in about 3 years, so I always have a box going of stuff to donate. It feels good to keep the closets and stuff clean and organized.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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What I kept was a pyrex meatloaf pan thinking I may put another meatloaf together one of these days.

I kept two dinner plates from my marriage franciscan ware. Brought back memories.

But let a lot go.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I have between now and end of October to thin out my belongings in a 1 BR apartment before retirement and moving out of this way over-priced place (over $2K per month!). I work on just one closet at a time and box up things that are keepers and set aside the other things that are donations / giveaways.

I am most likely going to move the stuff that I keep into a storage place until I find a new place to live on a permanent basis. I have plans for a few long trips so I'll be without permanent living place for 3 or 4 months. I am setting up a virtual mailing address for banking, insurance and ID purposes so that will not be a problem.

By taking my time and focusing on just one closet or one room at a time instead of working on the whole apartment, it is easier to make progress towards downsizing.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:13 PM
 
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What I kept was a pyrex meatloaf pan thinking I may put another meatloaf together one of these days.

I kept two dinner plates from my marriage franciscan ware. Brought back memories.

But let a lot go.
Franciscan Ware---were they Desert Rose? I have a set I inherited from my mother. I can't bear to part with them....at least, not just yet.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:15 PM
 
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Nothing makes me feel better than getting rid of stuff.


But even just reading about other people getting rid of stuff is great. You all made my evening.


:-)
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:19 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I've been try to get rid of stuff in my house. I've made progress so far. I listed my kid's textbooks on Amazon and I sold 3. They were not cheap, typical Computer science textbooks, but I priced them lower to sell them quickly. I sold two almost two brand new books for $65 each. I will do more to downsize.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Franciscan Ware---were they Desert Rose? I have a set I inherited from my mother. I can't bear to part with them....at least, not just yet.
No not Desert Rose but I know that was a very popular pattern back then. They were beautiful and my pattern is what seemed good back then, it's still pretty and simple. But I know my daughter won't want what's left so out they go.

I just sent my friend an email thanking her again for her time and work. Made my day.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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No not Desert Rose but I know that was a very popular pattern back then. They were beautiful and my pattern is what seemed good back then, it's still pretty and simple. But I know my daughter won't want what's left so out they go.

I just sent my friend an email thanking her again for her time and work. Made my day.
MaryleeII

https://www.etsy.com/listing/5270985...=sr_gallery_32

Heritage is the pattern I got back in early 60's. I have one plate left. Over the years many pieces were broken and lost in earthquakes. Back when I got married I was very Early American and now am not at all. But I am glad to have 1 plate left. Desert Rose goes back to 40's.
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