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   Posted 8/27/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
What's something you should throw away, but just can't bring yourself to do it? Some of us are packrats and others are more inclined to just toss it out. But I think we all have some things that we really should throw out but just can't quite do it.

I think I have a pile of things and not just one but I'll try. Hmmmm, probably magazines. I love the ones I have. Most are either quilting magazines or cooking ones. And here's my lame excuse for keeping With fibromyalgia comes 'fibro fog' plus a memory that is about 1/16th inch long. So I can read a great quilt magazine, put it down for a few weeks, pick it up again a couple of months later and it's like having a new one to read! So why should i throw them out when they are like new every couple of months...right? OK, maybe a pile about 5' tall is a bit much so maybe I'll start tossing a few. I think my daughter would like the cooking ones anyway. So, my job is to get rid of some magazines.

What do you need to part with???
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   Posted 8/27/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Well for me it'd be some needlework magazines and ya know as soon as i did, i'd need that pattern...
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   Posted 8/27/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I keep glass jars, spagetti sauce jars, babyfood jars, any kind of jar. I dont use them for anything, for some odd reason I think I will one day. They take up two cabinets. My husband hates it, He said there should be tools in there instead, Huh, yea right. They're just too pretty to throw away, lol.
Messed up huh? haha.

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   Posted 8/27/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
What do you need to part with???
   Dear Chutz,
   Recently, it is soda. They say "No, absolutly no soda / carbonated beverages." I refuse to throw them out! I will have me a ice cold soda pop darnit! Im addicted, i now realize. I used to drink a 6 pac per day, the last few days have been torture and they tell me I cannot have any for a very very long time. It is something I should "throw out" but nothin beats an Ice cold soda pop! OooOoOO the fizzy bubbly goodness!
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   Posted 8/27/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG, Chutzie,
Can we keep this thread going like, forever? Because I know my list goes on forever!

Stacks of paper. Trouble is, in the midst of the stack really IS one critical document - medical, financial, etc. And I've read the organizing, de-cluttering books, blah blah blah! I guess I'm one of those people who needs to see things to remember them (out of sight, out of mind is really true for me!). So I stack something on top of something and say THAT'S IMPORTANT and that's why it's ON TOP, and then there's another stack that gets something else IMPORTANT stacked on it, and then I forget about the important thing on the first stack and put something else important on it and on and on and on!!!! LOL

And books. I have surrounding me bookcases filled with books. That happens to former teachers! I think I used to be organized until I started teaching, and then you do develop this thought that "I might need that book/article, etc. one day" for a class or something. And ya know, every couple of years that would be true - just enough to strengthen the habit! But I stopped teaching in 1992! Ahem! And if I ever did teach a class again the old textbooks from 30 years ago are not going to cut it! LOL Not even the old booksales want them. I actually had to toss some books a few years ago into the trash and you would have thought I was cutting my arm off!

I've been in this house since 1982. There's stuff that can go EVERYWHERE! (see White Beard, there will be an advantage to moving!)

I will say that I actually have started to sell a few things and have made a little money. I had some old things from various collections my father had and brought them to a local dealer and got some badly needed cash! So my cousin and I are now talking about getting together a lot of things that neither of us will ever use again, and none of the younger generation want, and take them around and get estimates. So it will be a good feeling to get rid of things and GET something for them. And a couple of places take historical documents so Chutzie some of those old magazines of yours must just qualify! ;-)

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