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    I regret getting rid of my 1989 Toyota MR2 Super Charged. Bought it new and used to go to Pensacola's Bronson Field (home of the Blue Angels) and autocross it. A day at the beach and a day racing was much fun. Kept it for 4 1/2 years which is the longest I have ever owned a car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    My grandmother never wasted a thing...that was a much bigger sin than, for instance, my own when she and my grandfather had to pay the bail money for my college indiscretions! I regretted it because later I realized I could have at least sewn them on a pillow or something to keep as a keepsake.

    I'm sure she's thrilled, though, that I did managed to staple some new fabric onto the old sewing chair that she had and am using it as a conversation piece in the living room. :D She sacrificed so I could have things. I feel guilty for having discarded them. And I feel horrible that nobody but me wanted her old pots.
    Look at is this way: would you ever want your nieces and nephews to feel like they had to be perpetual caretakers of your "stuff" just because you took on that role? Passing along valuable antiques or jewelry is one thing, being forced into involuntary servitude by some overused kitchenware is something else. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Look at is this way: would you ever want your nieces and nephews to feel like they had to be perpetual caretakers of your "stuff" just because you took on that role? Passing along valuable antiques or jewelry is one thing, being forced into involuntary servitude by some overused kitchenware is something else. :p
    That's true. They really are only fighting over the porsche right now. Nothing else is of any real value...and I already bought my niece her own strand of pearls, so mine won't be that important to her anyway. The boys will fight over the cars and the baseball memorabilia. The rest will go out with the garbage.
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    I should have kept that last load of scrap steel I sold.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Two questions for Ginger:

    1. What do you mean by collectable china? If you mean dinner services, let's talk. I might be able to do a deal with you. If it's plates that say "Christmas 1978", not so much.
    2. You don't have to wait three whole weeks to have that stiff drink, do you??
    Yes, dinner services, some stand-alone serving pieces, vases, and figures. And many, many hand-painted tea cups and saucers. I'd have to dig them out to recall the patterns since I was smart enough to write them on the boxes but not smart enough to remember them off-hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    It looks like T-storms for this afternoon but that's fine.

    TOTD: Our last move involved 18 years of stuff. Linda is completely correct, you not only won't miss it (whatever it is) but in a few weeks you will be incapable of even visualizing it.

    I still have a bunch of my mother's collectable china. When we moved, I should have kept one or two pieces and then worked with a dealer or somebody to sell/auction off the rest. The stuff takes up boxes and boxes and I'm not china collector myself so it goes unappreciated.

    I pruned books ruthlessly when we moved but I should have done more.

    Just throw half of all your dishes and kitchen gadgets away. Three weeks later after you have unpacked, pour yourself a stiff drink and donate half of what you kept.

    If the item is something you've kept all these years because it was amusing when you were 23, throw it out. No joke should run that long.
    I want to make it easy. Sell, donate or toss virtually everything. Clothes, appliances, tools, kitchen gadgets, AV equipment, all gone.
    Keep valuable items like jewelry, sentimental stuff (quite limited) and of course, the guns. Everything that can fit in the back of a 20 foot Uhaul can make the trip. The rest finds new owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    I want to make it easy. Sell, donate or toss virtually everything. Clothes, appliances, tools, kitchen gadgets, AV equipment, all gone.
    Keep valuable items like jewelry, sentimental stuff (quite limited) and of course, the guns. Everything that can fit in the back of a 20 foot Uhaul can make the trip. The rest finds new owners.
    That's the smart way. Unless you have antique furniture or valuable Persian rugs, it's better to just refurnish at your new place. Whatever you had before may not reflect where you want to go decor-wise now. Same thing with clothes. As far as gizmos and appliances go, people are sometimes too reluctant to part with some item that was cutting-edge in 1993 but has been sadly and completely surpassed by some much cheaper version available today.
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