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    There's a healthcare item that I occasionally receive a carton of samples of from the company. Since I no longer have an office, I have no use for them, so I list them on our Buy Nothing group. I got a box weeks ago that's been sitting on the floor ever since. I finally listed them today. Half have already been picked up and the rest will hopefully be gone by tomorrow.

    I just started an ebay auction for a lot of 40 related items. It's really a great assortment for a collector so I'm hoping someone jumps on it. I've sold a bunch of these things and this is the last batch I have. I could probably have made it 2 lots but I just want to move the stuff out.
    Steve

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      One more Buy Nothing item picked up today and someone is supposed to be coming for the last one.

      Just listed something on Marketplace after a search revealed that it's not worth selling on ebay. It's only worth $15-20 but would cost about $15 to ship. Local pickup it is. I suppose I could also list on ebay with local pickup only, no shipping. I may do that too.

      Not really decluttering but I did spend a brief time in the garage. Contractor is coming 12/13 to replace the side door and I needed to make sure the path was clear. I put a few things back that I had moved when the siding crew came last month and straightened out a few other things so I guess that does count even though I didn't get rid of anything.
      Steve

      * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
      * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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        I cleaned out a dresser and my closet today and ended up with two garbage bags stuffed full of clothes. It felt great to drop them off at the donation bin, feels so much lighter and nicer!

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          Took down 8 ebay listings that haven't sold. They were for individual issues of a magazine. Relisted them as full years (4 issues each). Lower price, cheaper shipping. Hopefully that attracts a buyer or two.
          Steve

          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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            Going to get rid of probably 100+ items tomorrow. Spent thanksgiving cleaning garage and toys. Selling a bunch and donating whatever can't be consigned. Love love love my garage right now.
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              I'm trying to do some "odds and ends" sort of decluttering today, mainly in our computer room on the 3 desks in there. Little things that have been sitting around too long. A light bulb. Loose batteries. Old keys. A tape measure. A roll of duct tape. Some things that we don't need at all. Some that we need but don't belong where they are. Somethings that I really need to find a place for so that they stop living on the desk.

              Just started 2 ebay auctions. I generally hesitate to list things in December so that I don't have to deal with the post office but these are both small and can go in a regular envelope.
              Last edited by disneysteve; 11-30-2021, 12:37 PM.
              Steve

              * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
              * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
              * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                I'm not sure whether I've ever posted to this thread before, but today I did a decluttering that has been such a relief!

                In early summer, a renter neighbor moved out and gave my husband a huge tub full of Christmas ornaments, lights, tree skirt, candles, jingle bells, etc. We didn't need these things and the tub has been sitting in the entry hall for months. Finally I was able to give it to someone who was looking for such on behalf of a charity. I only had to take it two blocks away. So good to have it gone!.... Let us never do that again.
                "There is some ontological doubt as to whether it may even be possible in principle to nail down these things in the universe we're given to study." --text msg from my kid

                "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." --Frederick Douglass

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                  Got rid of another two bags of stuff from the house and going to continue purging toys!
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                    I just went in and lowered prices on a bunch of ebay listings that have been stagnant. Hopefully that helps move some items.

                    I'm holding off listing anything else until after Christmas at this point.
                    Steve

                    * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                    * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                    * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                      Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
                      I just went in and lowered prices on a bunch of ebay listings that have been stagnant. Hopefully that helps move some items.
                      Got a bid on one of them, a lot of 12 magazines. Looks like the lower price helped.
                      Steve

                      * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                      * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                        Sold two things on ebay tonight. Will ship them out on Tuesday.
                        Steve

                        * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                        * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                        * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                          One thing I did when cleaning out my cousin's house was to go through all of his photo albums. I discarded hundreds of photos of things and places and cars (he was an antique car enthusiast) and just kept the people pictures and a lot of pictures of his two antique cars. I was able to get down from multiple albums of photos into one large shoe box.

                          Now I've started going through the shoe box with a more critical eye. I realized that I have many, many photos of his two cars. Once I have them all together, I'll wean it down to the best shots of each. I don't need to save a couple hundred photos of each car.

                          I've also already found quite a few more photos to trash as I've been going through the box. For example, there were some that I had thought were his car but when I looked closer I realized that they were actually of a similar car he had seen at a show.
                          Steve

                          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                            It's been a long time since I cleared anything out of the house. Felt great to take two small boxes of goods to the St Vincent De Paul store, give away a big tote of Christmas ornaments and lights, and find a taker for vintage boxing gloves. But, darn, I left the wine glasses sitting in a window sill.
                            "There is some ontological doubt as to whether it may even be possible in principle to nail down these things in the universe we're given to study." --text msg from my kid

                            "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." --Frederick Douglass

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                              threw out a dog syringes and extra needles.
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                                Cleaned out a couple of pantry shelves. Got rid of some long expired items and some stuff we’re just never going to use.
                                Steve

                                * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                                * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                                * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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