Down Sizing Some More

@velvet53 (16503)
Palisade, Colorado
August 17, 2017 10:57pm CST
This seems like a never ending project for me but I am really doing a good job this time. I live in a very small apartment and it seems like there is never enough room for stuff. So last night I got busy and tore into my bedroom closet. I was surprised at how much stuff I found that had no meaning to me so out it went. I moved stuff today to get into my living room closet and found a bunch more. It is all history now. I love when I get into these moods., In six months I could go back through what I did keep and get rid of more. Does this happen to you?
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@Kandae11 (36857)
18 Aug
I am overrun with novels , I'll soon begin the task of boxing them up and giving them away.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
I do remember those days when books over took so many places in my home. I do donate my books to the library now instead of keeping them.
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@DaddyEvil (24758)
• Aurora, Missouri
20 Aug
You might check in with your local library, @Kandae11. Usually a public library will be very grateful for donations of books. What they don't need for the library can be sold and that money can be spent on new books. I used to buy tons lots of books every year. (I still do buy some physical books, but most I buy now are eBooks I can read on my phone.) I kept 17 large cardboard boxes full of books in our garage. (Those are the ones I just can't part with.) Everything else goes to the library here.
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@Kandae11 (36857)
20 Aug
@DaddyEvil Great idea. Thanks.
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@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
I downsized a year ago when I moved here. I should do so again, as my closets are full and I keep wondering what I'm holding onto it all for when I don't even go through any of it unless I'm actually looking for something in the closet. That's rare. Though my sewing supplies are in the closet, and those I won't get rid of.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
I won't get rid of my craft supplies. I thought I did a good job of getting rid of stuff when I moved in here. I guess I didn't but it is going now.
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@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Aug
@velvet53 You can always get rid of something.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
@just4him That is true. I will keep going through things little by little.
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@andriaperry (50603)
• United States
18 Aug
Yes but I do this yearly.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
I used to do that. Now I live in such small place that I am tired of all this stuff.
@Courtlynn (66089)
• United States
18 Aug
Are you throwing the stuff away or donating them?
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
I am having a sale this weekend. What doesn't get sold will be donated.
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@Courtlynn (66089)
• United States
18 Aug
@velvet53 ah good.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
@Courtlynn I don't throw things away as there are too many people that can use stuff. I will put things outside for free and if it is not gone in day or so then I will take it to the thrift shop here in town.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
18 Aug
Yup, happens to me all the time. The stuff I get rid of either goes to family, relatives or friends who can use these or it is donated to charity.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
I have already offered stuff to friends and family. They took what they wanted. I will conate what is left over to charity so I can get it out of my way.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
19 Aug
@velvet53 that is a good way to make the most of things that we do not need anymore.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
@allen0187 Yes it is. I am going to be rid of a lot of stuff this weekend then I can have some room here for a change.
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@crossbones27 (19581)
• Redlands, California
18 Aug
We have been doing that a lot also. It is amazing how much better you feel. Only good thing about being poor, makes you realize how foolishly you have lived.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
I know that I do feel better when I get rid of unneeded things. I often ask myself why I bought a certain item.
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• Redlands, California
19 Aug
@velvet53 Indeed
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
@crossbones27 I hope that I never get overloaded with stuff again.
@mandala100 (43265)
• Hong Kong
18 Aug
@velvet53 Yes my friend. Sometimes we hardly notice that all those unwanted or unnecessary stuff are all accumulating unless you take a long hard look at it or when you're doing a general cleaning.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
So true. I am tired of it and it is going real fast.
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@mandala100 (43265)
• Hong Kong
18 Aug
@velvet53 That's right my friend.
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@DaddyEvil (24758)
• Aurora, Missouri
20 Aug
WOW! It sounds like you are a real pack rat, Velvet! (grinning and teasing you!) Don't worry, it only becomes hoarding if you have only left yourself narrow paths from one part of your apartment to another. One of my brothers is a hoarder. They bulldozed his house down because it was simply too full of literal trash to clean it up safely! He has since filled up an apartment he lived in with bags full of things from Walmart and another house with small appliances... still in their original packing boxes! SMH! I'm glad my oldest brother decided he needed to keep a closer watch on him! I tend to keep enough junk for Pretty to throw a really good garbage sale about every three or four years. (Nope, I didn't misspell that! I usually give it a slightly French pronunciation. *gar bazh*) We also have a garage that we can store things in, too. And no, nothing in our garbage sale is still new and in it's original box! SMH! (The car doesn't go in the garage because our garage only has a walk-in door.) It is the perfect storage room.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
20 Aug
Smarty! This isn't all my stuff. My oldest son and his fiance brought some stuff over too. They are looking for a different place to rent and figured it would be easier to get rid of some stuff now instead of later. I did sell quite a bit for them. I have all kinds of walking space in my apartment. I could never be a hoarder. I took care of a lady that was and it made me sick to see all that stuff. I got hired to take care over her cause she had so much stuff on her bedroom floor that she fell and broke her arm. We did get rid of a lot of it before I moved. I plan to move myself next spring so the less I have to deal with then the happier I will be. I would love to have a garage or even a small storage shed. I do have some lawn tools and extra planters and no place to put them.
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@1hopefulman (28362)
• Canada
18 Aug
For the last couple of years I have hardly bought anything that I didn't need urgently and so I don't have too much to give away these days. I feel good about being good!
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
That is what I am working on. If I really don't need it then it is history.
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@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
Yes, this happens to me, but I have to discuss all the time with my husband about what to keep and what to give away.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
Ha Ha I don't have to worry about that. It does help too. But I understand. He might want something that you don't and vice versa.
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@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
18 Aug
From time to time I have been known to do this. Problem is unless something is broken it does not seem to get thrown away. I usually will put the items in a box, etc and then find either a Thrift store known to help out the homeless, or a church that works with them so that I know in turn the items will get put to a good use.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
That is a good way to do it. I just don't have room to keep all of this stuff.
@Juliaacv (30243)
• Canada
18 Aug
I get in moods where I purge what isn't used too. We have to, its unhealthy to hold on to things for no reason.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
I agree with you on that. I would rather have things out of my way now instead of dealing with them when I get ready to move next year.
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• Philippines
18 Aug
Good luck with your sale tomorrow, I'm sure they might ask for discount or something.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
Thanks. I will take any reasonable offer. This stuff just needs to go.
@jstory07 (66957)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Aug
We got rid of everything when we moved. I had furniture that was forty years old so all of that went first.
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@velvet53 (16503)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
I don't have a lot of furniture. It is all the other stuff that adds up. I pulled out my winter clothes today and I was surprised at how much I have, I don't need all of that stuff.