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Topic # 230520 27-Feb-2018 17:44
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Every now and then I go to the landfill and throw stuff out including electronics.  RF cables not RG6, the stuff we used for VHS players, ADSL splitters etc etc .. old smartphones that don't work and old computers and printers, etc.  

They do have working VHS which are stored under the TV wrapped up or wrapped up and stored in the garage or a different room.  

RE: bedrooms do you guys have desk and computers in them?  I guess students do but do many of you adults have that?  I just wished I didn't get this stereo in 1998, it still works so it sits here attached to my PC, would saved so much space if I just got some simple 2.1 Logitech speakers and the money would been saved and the interested over the 20yrs.  With the TV room, many might not even have disc players right ... a TV and when needed attached to the iPad or laptop right .... 

 

 

 

I've also used my printer less now, things can be redownloaded and they get updated.  Things like brochures and articles.  Recipes etc.  Have also stopped buying DVDs and just simply loaned them online.  

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers.  


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  Reply # 1965360 27-Feb-2018 19:43
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Yes, waaay too much stuff. Actively culling it all at the moment - already got rid of a bunch but still have way too much. 


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  Reply # 1965380 27-Feb-2018 20:37
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The good thing about living in a small one bedroom flat is that you have to be disciplined when it comes to accumulating junk. My bedroom is unusually large so I have my computer desk in there, but otherwise I don't have much beyond bare essentials.


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  Reply # 1965382 27-Feb-2018 20:38
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Yes, waaay too much stuff. 

 

 

That's word for word what sprung to my mind when I read the topic haha


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Reply # 1965384 27-Feb-2018 20:40
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The good thing about living in a small one bedroom flat is that you have to be disciplined when it comes to accumulating junk. My bedroom is unusually large so I have my computer desk in there, but otherwise I don't have much beyond bare essentials.

 

 

Haven't you heard of pallet racking?


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  Reply # 1965391 27-Feb-2018 21:09
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my workshop is now a storage unit full of printers and other miscellaneous stuff that i am to cheap to get rid off . the recycling place charges an arm and leg to leave it there and most off the printers work they just need ink . I'm at the stage now where i just tell the kids it will be their problem when the wife and i die and they have to sell the house.





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  Reply # 1965395 27-Feb-2018 21:45
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We were getting better at this, but kids don't help. They need a lot of stuff just for basic living, and then you want them to have things that will mentally stimulate them as well.


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  Reply # 1965453 28-Feb-2018 06:32
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I’ve always been very minimalist and get rid of stuff if I don’t use it anymore - TradeMe is your friend. I hate clutter and so don’t have house plants of ornimints in my house. If it doesn’t server a purpose, why have it take up space.




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  Reply # 1965454 28-Feb-2018 07:13
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I have loads of gear, it was worth something when I upgraded but then held onto it too long. Anyone need socket A motherboards for a new build?


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  Reply # 1965468 28-Feb-2018 08:23
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Every now and then I go to the landfill and throw stuff out including electronics.  RF cables not RG6, the stuff we used for VHS players, ADSL splitters etc etc .. old smartphones that don't work and old computers and printers, etc.  

They do have working VHS which are stored under the TV wrapped up or wrapped up and stored in the garage or a different room.  

RE: bedrooms do you guys have desk and computers in them?  I guess students do but do many of you adults have that?  I just wished I didn't get this stereo in 1998, it still works so it sits here attached to my PC, would saved so much space if I just got some simple 2.1 Logitech speakers and the money would been saved and the interested over the 20yrs.  With the TV room, many might not even have disc players right ... a TV and when needed attached to the iPad or laptop right .... 

 

I've also used my printer less now, things can be redownloaded and they get updated.  Things like brochures and articles.  Recipes etc.  Have also stopped buying DVDs and just simply loaned them online.  

 

Cheers.  

 

 

Oh yeah. My wife is a terrible hoarder but I must admit I find it hard to throw out accumulated tech things like USB cables, RF cables, monitor cables, remote controls, adapter boards (remember PCi-e etc?)  and inevitably, various oddball wall-warts. 

 

But every now and then I get in a good clear-out and it does feel satisfying afterwards and it's very rare that I end up needing something that I biffed.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1965503 28-Feb-2018 09:15
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More stuff than we know what to do with really - especially framed wall art. I have to rotate that because we have far too many things to hang them all at once. Even so many chairs we end up with them filling in corners in bedrooms etc. We have sofas to seat 9 people, 3 armchairs, a Stressless recliner and two dining tables seating a total of 12 people...!






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  Reply # 1965538 28-Feb-2018 09:48
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Geektastic:

 

More stuff than we know what to do with really - especially framed wall art. I have to rotate that because we have far too many things to hang them all at once. Even so many chairs we end up with them filling in corners in bedrooms etc. We have sofas to seat 9 people, 3 armchairs, a Stressless recliner and two dining tables seating a total of 12 people...!

 

 

So what you got on show today? Still some old masters or have you got back into that impressionist stuff?

 

 


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  Reply # 1965610 28-Feb-2018 10:43
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Every now and then I go to the landfill and throw stuff out including electronics. 

 

 

I've been hoarding bulldozers, a broken excavator, trucks, and an 8m3 concrete mixer... don't know what I was thinking..

 

We're selling the place, my buddy's sold his lowloader, and scrap metal prices so low that the local Co's can't be bothered coming out.

 

I've been gas-axing them into 2 tonne chunks which the Hi-ab can lift, trucking to the wrecker in town who'll take them for free.

 

Wife not happy.


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  Reply # 1965612 28-Feb-2018 10:44
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Sidestep:

 

rayonline:

 

Every now and then I go to the landfill and throw stuff out including electronics. 

 

 

I've been hoarding bulldozers, a broken excavator, trucks, and an 8m3 concrete mixer... don't know what I was thinking..

 

We're selling the place, my buddy's sold his lowloader, and scrap metal prices so low that the local Co's can't be bothered coming out.

 

I've been gas-axing them into 2 tonne chunks which the Hi-ab can lift, trucking to the wrecker in town who'll take them for free.

 

Wife not happy.

 

 

Sidestep wins.

 

 


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  Reply # 1965621 28-Feb-2018 10:52
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I'm pretty ruthless except for: -

 

- Tools.

 

- Nuts bolts and other fastenings (if you throw it out you'll need it within 24 hours).

 

- Left over timber etc from projects (amazing how often a little piece of timber comes in handy for a project).

 

- Fishing gear (you simply can't have too much, I just built a set of shelves for my boat so I can carry more).





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  Reply # 1965647 28-Feb-2018 11:19
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Geektastic:

 

More stuff than we know what to do with really - especially framed wall art. I have to rotate that because we have far too many things to hang them all at once. Even so many chairs we end up with them filling in corners in bedrooms etc. We have sofas to seat 9 people, 3 armchairs, a Stressless recliner and two dining tables seating a total of 12 people...!

 

 

So what you got on show today? Still some old masters or have you got back into that impressionist stuff?

 

 

 

 

 

 

No - the Mona Lisa. The one in the Louvre is a fake!






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