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  • disneysteve
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    Doing some work in the computer room today. So far:

    Listed on Buy Nothing:
    Stack of 51CD/DVD cases
    Large bag of assorted tech cables
    Pair of computer speakers
    Portable computer speaker

    Several other items went in the trash

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  • kork13
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    Minor, but my OCD side loves it -- I got into work early this morning, and spent a few minutes organizing my personal work files.

    Earlier this week I transitioned all of my files to a cloud drive (so that I don't lose everything... Again... When my computer dies.... Again.... Gotta love military technology)

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  • disneysteve
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    Cleared off old mail and stuff from kitchen table area

    Cleared off computer desk of assorted papers and stuff

    Mailed 2 gas station gift cards to a relative in Florida. The company no longer has locations in our area so I can't use them, but he can.

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  • cypher1
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    I cleaned up old work Favorite links in browser that no longer existed, or just didn't need. Ended up organizing by work benefits, tools/references, with a much easier view to find. Deleted older text conversations on phone, and removing extra photos on google drive.

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  • scfr
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    Just decluttered (closed) a credit card.

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  • disneysteve
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    I spent a few days with my cousin last week. As typically happens when we are on vacation in a hotel, rental home, or in this case, the home of another person who has little to no clutter, I came home extra annoyed by ours.

    This morning, I finally finished unpacking (I came home on Monday). Everything is back where it belongs. I also cleaned up the area near our front door where things tend to accumulate.

    I just listed a couple of items on our Buy Nothing group.

    I also cleared out about 30 emails from my in box and redeemed an Open Table dining reward that expires in March.

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  • bjl584
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    Got rid of a toilet the other day that came from the bathroom at our cabin.
    My gf listed it on Facebook Marketplace for free, and someone responded and came for it the next day

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  • disneysteve
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    Originally posted by kork13 View Post

    This is a VERY firm line for DW & I (gratefully we're on the same page here). A garage is for cars.
    LOL. We are the exact opposites. Back in 2000 we had a car fire in our driveway. Had it been in our garage, we would have lost our house. You couldn't pay my wife enough to put a car in the garage. Yes it was a fluke but it did happen to us.

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  • kork13
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    Originally posted by LivingAlmostLarge View Post
    Broke down boxes, threw out broken boxes, going to donate clothes = parking in the garage. 11 months to get one car back in the garage. A year ago with the pandemic we decided to use it for storage and doing stuff. Well look what happened. We kept on leaving stuff in there. I got upset and drew a line in the sand. We were going to PARK in the garage.
    This is a VERY firm line for DW & I (gratefully we're on the same page here). A garage is for cars. If you need to store stuff, get a shed, attic, basement, closet, or storage unit. The garage protects my car (and my comfort) from hot & cold weather, as well as from the jerks who invariably wander the streets checking for unlocked cars, or even go straight up smash & grab (no matter how nice the neighborhood or if there's anything even in the car). I'll let the cars stay outside for a day or three if needed for a specific project. But it's going right back in ASAP.

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  • LivingAlmostLarge
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    Broke down boxes, threw out broken boxes, going to donate clothes = parking in the garage. 11 months to get one car back in the garage. A year ago with the pandemic we decided to use it for storage and doing stuff. Well look what happened. We kept on leaving stuff in there. I got upset and drew a line in the sand. We were going to PARK in the garage.

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  • disneysteve
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    Sold a lamp on Marketplace today. $10 gained, one more item out of the house.

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  • comicguy
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    January was a good month for me to get rid of stuff! I set a goal to get rid of another 500 items this year and 218 have already left the house!

    Last years goal was similar with 500 items but I ended up getting rid almost double that!

    8 assorted broken hex drivers - trashed

    1 Microwave bacon cooker - donated
    1 Quesadilla Maker - donated
    1 cupcake stand - donated
    8 plastic serving trays - donated
    1 glass serving tray - donated
    2 blue candle holders - donated
    1 sunflower candle holder - donated
    1 cake decorating set - donated
    1 set salt and pepper shakers - donated
    1 food chopper - donated
    1 silicone muffin tray donated
    8 snowman ceramic Xmas serving plates - donated
    1 snowman candy dish - donated
    2 ceramic serving bowls - donated
    3 cheese grater accessories - donated
    1 glass dish - donated
    1 glass top cover (to a pot we no longer own) - donated
    1 set of snowman bowls - gifted
    1 serving platter - gifted
    1 vegetable steamer - donated
    2 round cake pans - donated

    1 plastic gift card holder (was in x-mas box from previous year) - recycled

    4 packages of screws - donated to robotics program
    1 bag of empty thread spools - donated to robotics program
    12 metal robot structure parts - donated to robotics program
    8 robot plastic base plates - donated to robotics program
    1 container of bearings - donated to robotics program
    1 small bag of misc robot building parts - donated to robotics program

    8 expired medicines - brought to drop off location

    1 padded envelope - used up to send ebay item
    1 manilla envelope - used up for shipping ebay item
    16 cardboard boxes - used up to ship ebay items
    25 misc robotics items - sold ebay
    22 comics - sold ebay
    32 comics - sold ebay
    3 comics - sold ebay
    1 battery and charger - sold ebay
    1 comic portfolio - sold ebay
    4 books - sold ebay
    4 books - sold ebay
    1 box of robot structure parts - sold ebay
    1 box of motor controllers - sold on ebay
    1 box of misc robot wheels - sold on ebay
    1 lego robot brick - sold ebay
    1 robotics sensor - sold ebay
    2 small robotics motors - sold ebay
    1 roll of packing tape - used up for shipping
    2 pair of pants - donated
    10 various electronics cables - sold ebay
    1 lego robot sensor - sold ebay
    1 lego robot sensor - sold ebay
    1 amazon fire stick w/ remote - recycled
    1 computer mouse - donated
    1 frayed charging cord - recycled

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  • disneysteve
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    One item I listed on ebay last week sold today. The other didn't and got relisted. To be totally honest, I forgot I even listed things.

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  • disneysteve
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    Cleaned out a few more file folders of no longer needed papers and statements.

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  • disneysteve
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    We paid off our mortgage back in 2019 but I never cleared out all of the paperwork. I just went through the file and only kept the documents showing we paid off each of the loans (we had refinanced a few times and had a HEL at one point). Everything else went into the shredding pile.

    I also cleared out a file folder of old casino annual win/loss statements and reward club paperwork. We are no longer regular casino goers (well not at all since COVID but even before that). Just for "fun" I added up our documented losses and they came to well over $7,000 over the course of 5 years. It sounds like a lot but that really only works out to a little over $100/month. Going to the casinos used to be a main source of entertainment for us. Those losses were also offset to an extent by some of the perks that came along with that gaming: meals, drinks, show tickets, parking, hotel rooms, merchandise gifts. Anyway, all of the paperwork is in the shredding pile now.

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