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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    I have a lot of crap... :\

    When you have extra space, over time, you fill it up with all sorts of crap. But you don't really notice how much crap there is until is time to move :\ and OMFG there's a lot of crap in this house. I've been tossing boxes of crap for days... next week I'm gonna have a garage sale too... what doesn't gets sold, goes to the dumpster as well. I'm tired, this is lots of work.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    I feel ya, man. I married a pack rat. I could move the stuff that is important to me using a fully loaded touring bike and a backpack. She requires a minimum of a 26' U-haul. . Serves me right for hooking up with a busty redhead....
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    If I didn't have a 2700 sq ft pole barn I'd be on Hoarders right now...
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    For the reasonably decent stuff that doesn't sell, Goodwill.

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    I’ve been down this road.


    In fact I’m still travelling down it.


    I have lived in my current rental for a long time. I got a scare from my landlady so I started binning rubbish. So much rubbish and still there is more to go. I’ve done some, nay a lot of research. Here’s some tips that *may* help

    * if you haven’t used it in X time - lose it (bin / gift / donate)

    * have multiple things that do the same thing? Simplify man

    * read blogs on minimalism

    Meh

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    Me too, it's gotten bad. I've a ton of stringed musical instruments, none of which I play that well, plus boxes and bags of camera crap, computer junk and other electronics all jammed into a 10x10 den. About two years ago I went to rearrange it but it was not conducive to storing lots of crap. So now that room is like this:

    You have to move something to get to something else.

    I'm about to get rid of a bunch of camera crap, since I only shoot digital now, and maybe get rid of some of the guitars. Maybe sell them and buy one good one.

    It's a mess.
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    good i am not the only one
    http://www.thebicyclingguitarist.net.../bios/bike.gif about to start winter quarter , enjoying school so far

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    Yep. Moving will do that.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    I feel ya, man. I married a pack rat. I could move the stuff that is important to me using a fully loaded touring bike and a backpack. She requires a minimum of a 26' U-haul. . Serves me right for hooking up with a busty redhead....
    ... but you have a busy redhead! That's a positive!

    My second wife is a pack rat also. She moved out and has taken most of her stuff. It's amazingly easy to clean the house now with so few things here (if you don't count five bicycles).
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    Before I moved across the country a few months ago I got rid of a TON of stuff. Now I have five pieces of furniture: My bed, a filing cabinet, a drafting/drawing table, a folding chair, and a tiny folding table. I have three bikes, one of which is about to be parted out on ebay, my bike trailer, two bags of bike tools and tools in general, some clothes, a very small amount of kitchen stuff, a desktop and a laptop computer, and a bunch of books. And that's about it. And yet I still find myself selling things regularly. I'd like to eventually be able to fit everything I own on my bike and trailer, but a few bulky items that I use all the time will probably prevent that. Moving really shows you how much useless crap you have, and moving 2600 miles on a shoestring budget really shows you. The house I owned in TN was 1000 square feet and seemed unnecessarily large after I got rid of all the stuff I didn't bring with me, and most people I know thought my house was unbearably tiny. I'm confident I could comfortably live in just a couple hundred square feet, and when my lease is up at the end of January I may find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I have a lot of crap... :\
    Dude, you're doing it wrong.

    If it's brown, flush it down!

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    Please don't just dump it in the dumpster. Recycle and donate whatever is re-useable.
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

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    Quote Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
    That's pretty much the floor-plan for every room of this house atm...lol

    At least something finally sold on the garage sale... after I had given up, 2 guys showed up. One bought the mini fridge and another bought the 55gal fish tank with stand and all.

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    Please don't just dump it in the dumpster. Recycle and donate whatever is re-useable.
    Oh definitely. Most of this stuff is usable and could be of help to somebody else. And there's a goodwill in between this address and the new address so... this stuff is *not* gonna end up in the new home.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    Maybe the Goodwills are different in your area, but around here they compete with the consignment shops. If it's not in 'like new' or NWT condition, they refuse it.

    Used to be people who shopped there were primarily down of their luck types who were happy to get whatever. But nowadays? Their clientele is more affluent now- they are catering to the frugal shoppers and bargain hunters.
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    Computers are my problem. I used to have a fairly minimalist house but one day I tried to fix my computer and realised they just have components in them that can be easily swapped over. So it's been 10 years since I had to buy a computer that cost more than $100, but the flipside is that my house is all junked up with computer crap that people give me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 009jim View Post
    Computers are my problem. I used to have a fairly minimalist house but one day I tried to fix my computer and realised they just have components in them that can be easily swapped over. So it's been 10 years since I had to buy a computer that cost more than $100, but the flipside is that my house is all junked up with computer crap that people give me.
    couple of components here as well... but when is outdated or just ultra cheap to buy new one, I just toss it. Things like a cd drive, that's not a writer nor accepts dvds... just read cds ... to the trash.
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