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    #16
    I relisted 2 items on our Buy Nothing group. I had listed them last month but neither of the people who claimed them ever followed through. Someone claimed them both today and has already picked them up.

    I just listed 3 items on Facebook Marketplace. I was going to do ebay but just don't want the hassle of having to pack and ship them. Hopefully they sell. If not, I'll probably give them away.
    Steve

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      #17
      Originally posted by JoeP View Post
      I listed a couple things on ebay. One item was a set of controllers I scrounged from a retail video game kiosk back in the 80s, I thought maybe I'd get $30...someone bought it for $196!
      That's awesome. I love ebay surprises like that. You often don't know what you've really got until you put it up for auction to a worldwide audience.
      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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        #18
        A couple more items have been picked up. My wife listed some of her quilting books and magazines and one of those is already claimed, too.
        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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          #19
          Originally posted by kork13 View Post
          Yesterday she managed to sell our queen-size bed frame that's been crowding our bedroom since we upgraded to a king-size bed in October. More surprising was that the buyer lives in a different state, 300mi/5hrs away!

          It'll be a couple weeks before they drive out this way to pick it up, but they paid half upfront, and we're glad to be soon getting our floor space back. We've got a large beanbag lounger that's been waiting to get in that space.
          The buyers of our queen bed drove up our way yesterday & picked up the bed! Thrilled to have it gone!
          "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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            #20
            Originally posted by kork13 View Post

            The buyers of our queen bed drove up our way yesterday & picked up the bed! Thrilled to have it gone!
            Big items like those removed are such a relief.
            "I'd buy that for a dollar!"

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              #21
              Dropped off the item I sold on Marketplace. $7 in my pocket and one less thing in the house.
              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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                #22
                Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
                My wife listed some of her quilting books and magazines and one of those is already claimed, too.
                Two items got claimed, but only one person actually showed up. I took the other items and listed them on Facebook Marketplace for $10 and somebody bought them. They're coming in the morning to get them.

                I love when we can't give something away for free but we can sell it. That happened a few weeks ago with a vacuum cleaner. Tried to give it away. Nobody wanted it. But somebody bought it for $15 on Marketplace.
                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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                  #23
                  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.
                  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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                    #24
                    Cleaned out a few more file folders of no longer needed papers and statements.
                    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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                      #25
                      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.
                      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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                        #26
                        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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                          #27
                          Sold a lamp on Marketplace today. $10 gained, one more item out of the house.
                          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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                            #28
                            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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                              #29
                              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.
                              "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                                #30
                                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.
                                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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