Giving Away Things

@marlina (76603)
Canada
July 1, 2016 8:20am CST
My sister is visiting and at the same time, she is helping me to downsize a bit. It is a lot easier to do those things with another person as we talk at the same time and time flies. When doing those sorts of things alone, I find it very depressing. I am trying to get rid of a lot of dishes, books, games, little knick knacks, dishes, cd's and DVD's. Plus clothing still in good shape but not interested in it anymore. We have a big house, so lots of work to do. Of course, when it is too hot, we put the A/C on, no suffering from the heat around here!.
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@TheHorse (70855)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Jul 16
It IS more fun to do that kind of thing with someone else. And I also find that conversation flows better when you're doing something else. Awkward pauses are never awkward.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
Agree with you that it is a lot more fun to do something tedious or boring with someone with who we get along so well.
• United States
1 Jul 16
Have fun cleaning! I need to downsize and clean as well.
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@TheHorse (70855)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Jul 16
So do I. I have so much stuff here that hasn't been touched in over two years.
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• United States
1 Jul 16
@TheHorse me too! I need to put my head into it lol!
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
@infatuatedbby, I guess we all need to do this sometimes.
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@LadyDuck (170494)
• Switzerland
1 Jul 16
You are right, it's a lot easier to go through things to donate while talking with someone. I have plenty of clothes, shoes, glasses, cups and dishes that we do not need. I feel it's time to get rid of them.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
As we get older, we need less and less things to take care of.
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@LadyDuck (170494)
• Switzerland
2 Jul 16
@marlina I agree, if I could only convince my husband to get rid of plenty of his stuff.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
2 Jul 16
@LadyDuck This morning, my sister and I did more bags for giving away and after lunch will bring them to the place for donations.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
1 Jul 16
Most of us tend to accumulate a vast amount of surplus items over time, so every now and then have a purge on clearing them out. As we all know, it can be quite a formidable task.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
It is a tedious job.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
1 Jul 16
@marlina I am often amazed at how much I have accumulated over the time.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
@Asylum Same here, why do we buy all that stuff in the first place?
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@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 16
I keep putting off doing the same myself - good luck with getting yours all done. Nice that your sister is helping you.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
Hello @jaboUK,, My sister is a wonderful person, we are like two peas in a pod. We only have 3 years difference, myself being the baby of the family.
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@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 16
@marlina Sisters are a blessing, aren't they? I have two myself, and I am also the baby.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
@jaboUK I had 3 sisters and lost 1 dear sister last year to Lupus.
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• United States
1 Jul 16
I love going through stuff and clearing things out. I find it relaxing for some reason. lol
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
I don't find it relaxing at all.
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• United States
3 Jul 16
@marlina lol I can't imagine that you do! I'm just weird...lol
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
4 Jul 16
@missjessicadawn I like the feeling after when it is done!
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• United States
1 Jul 16
Every time we move(ed) we got rid of stuff. This isn't the smallest or biggest home we've lived in and we still have too much stuff...but I'm fine with it.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
We have gotten rid of things too when we moved before, but somehow this house is our biggest one so far and we sure succeeded in filling it up.
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• United States
1 Jul 16
@marlina Accumulating stuff is easy to do!
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
@AbbyGreenhill Must be the easiest thing to do in the world.
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• Midland, Michigan
2 Jul 16
I've done that type of thing myself, but for me it was going through paperwork and throwing away what was no longer needed. It's easier to tackle those projects with a friend than alone for some reason. I was here earlier, but I was eating a popsicle and couldn't type. Then I got side-tracked. Glad you get to spend time with your sister, but has it been warmer there lately? We've had cooler temps for several days this past week.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
2 Jul 16
The last 2 days have been a lot colder too around here.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
2 Jul 16
Getting rid of surplus stuff is hard. My husband and I are still working on it. We've gotten rid of some, but my packrat husband can only handle so much at a time. If it was up to him we would keep everything even if it meant we didn't have room to walk in the house.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
2 Jul 16
My husband is not exactly a packrat but he has difficulty giving away things too. He has tons of books but he did give away the ones that he is sure he doesn't want to reread. Over 1,000 books over the years and we still have too many.
@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
1 Jul 16
We did that last summer when we were thinking of moving. It was hard, but it also felt good to get rid of some of the stuff we never use.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
It does feel good to have less things to think about.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jul 16
I am sure it will go fast with your sister's help. =) I hope you get it all done.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
I don't know if we will get it all done, but we will certainly make some stuff disappear.
@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 16
I don't mind getting rid of things that someone else can use. The problem is that if I have something that is still useful but I can't think of anyone who would want it, I just end up keeping it again rather than throwing it away!
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
1 Jul 16
Eventually, we will have to make a decision.
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@rakski (20769)
• Philippines
6 Jul 16
it is good you have a help when doing this things. It is easier when another person is around to help you downsize especially those who are not in touch to the things you may want to get rid of.
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@acelawrites (12227)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
It is nice to give away some items for more space (though your house is big) and for organization.
@skysnap (17951)
2 Jul 16
It's good to give things away and feel good about giving .. :)
@responsiveme (16835)
• India
2 Jul 16
Work does get easier when there is company. Hows the Scrabble coming along? I miss having a sister. luckily, I have good friends .
@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
We have our clothes be given away. Those clothes that we can notnwear because of...we get bigger..lol
@shaggin (37310)
• United States
2 Jul 16
Sounds like a good plan. My daughter keeps giving me things every day she doesn't want anymore. One weekend we will have to have a yard sale so they can sell their things.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
2 Jul 16
We have decided to move the pcs for now to the corner of the living room, clear out this room, and start getting rid of carpet, once it's up, a treatment of clue then laminate will go down. Then we move the bed into here and do another room. During that I hope to get rid of some stuff!
@Tampa_girl7 (25827)
• United States
2 Jul 16
It's nice that your sister is helping you out and you can visit while you work.