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  • #538203
    HumanFriendHumanFriend
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    I like clutter. Saving for a rainy day or the next generation has certainly helped me out by my own parents. Maybe it’s because of modern day affluence that the fashion is now to not do this? Either that or because things used to be better made compared with now?

    #538204
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    You have  point a there HumanFriend, a lot of( “stuff” kept will come in handy one day is my DH’s motto ) 

    #538205
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    Ive been breaking down my old chesterfield couch
    It died and it was real sad nearly 30 years of service
    Ive kepts ome of the good leather
    Kept as much wood as I can thats worth keeping and breaking the rest down into small packages I can get rid of

    #538206
    dentydogdentydog
    Member

    Yes totally agree that certain things will be of use, most of my house is furnished with second hand goods, lots from my parents/grandparents. But I have found having too much becomes impractical, in that I can’t find it or there is no room to store it.

    One that is an issue is old video tapes, have looked up recycling options and had friends check it out too, but alas there doesn’t seem to be any options for these at this stage in our locality, other than the bin, but still holding out hope! Will certainly see if I can sell or give away or repurpose these before I throw them in the bin.

    #538207
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    Ive got a box of VHS the librarian wants them to watch so she is getting them.
    Other than using the tape as bird scarers I cant see what else can be done,
    Maybe a retro wall sculpture ???

    #538208
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    I need to do a bit more declutter here – only inside stuff though 🙂
    nothing from outside

    #538209
    dentydogdentydog
    Member

    Yes snags there are a few out there ideas on Pintrest etc for various video crafts, not sure they rock my world, but hoping I have a brainwave at some point!

    #538210
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    My pile is getting smaller

    #538211
    AUSSIEDOWNUNDERAUSSIEDOWNUNDER
    Participant

    Took a ute load to the tip today bought 1/2 a ute load back so i am winning

    #538212
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    I’ve been thinking today I must declutter the kitchen but everytime I pick up something it brings back memories .. like the glass dish Mum used to make baked custard, the heavy glass jelly mold that jellies were made in for   special occasions, all the dishes we used at Christmas for sweets and nuts, the glass butter dish, the depression glass, the flower vase with frog …. I know they are all old most being 60yrs+ old but they are still useful….. magazines and cook books I don’t have too much trouble with.

    #538213
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    I just inherited a second set of stainless steel saucepans …My ones are excellent quality but the new ones have glass lids, stay cool silicone  handles but arent as robust…..I dont need both,I dont have room for both but they are both good in their own way…….decisions deciosions 

    #538214
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    Well you could be like Solomon and keep half of each  :))

    #538215
    TropicalRoseTropicalRose
    Participant

    I am in the not so fortunate position of having moved 3000 kms with very little and generously having so many people’s ‘stuff’ dumped on me to help me out. Too polite to say no. Now I have to deal with getting rid of it instead of it being their problem. I am more of a minimalist and even the op shops wouldn’t want some of it. Sigh

    #538216
    AUSSIEDOWNUNDERAUSSIEDOWNUNDER
    Participant

    Yes o know what you mean on the last move took a load to the op shop and they knocked ti back

    #538217
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    We had the local op shop come and take their pick from the MiL flat when she went to the nursing home…..I got rid of heaps more stuff today from my place….priorities keep changing…the stuff I kept to do something with has sat there long enough and need to find a new home….still heaps to go

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