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  Reply # 2068247 5-Aug-2018 14:23
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Some good comments everyone. smile


We also cleared out a lot of linen. I couldn't believe how many spare sets of sheets, odd pillow cases and excessive towels we had. Probably got half of what we used to have now.

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  Reply # 2068250 5-Aug-2018 14:34
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Palmy council recently started accepting batteries for recycling at no cost. An old pair of ups batteries were finally disposed of - several years AD :D

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  Reply # 2068266 5-Aug-2018 15:34
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I recently decluttered 15 years worth of PC parts and equipment, not sure why I kept holding on to stuff that long.


But I piled it up and took a photo, put it on Trademe for a low price, there was enough working equipment in there for it to be a bargain for the person who won it, but at the same time I did offload a bunch of old junk that I was never going to use again.




Also, for my CRT TV, I put this up on Trademe for $1 a few years ago, was a 32" widescreen Sony in good condition that was super heavy.


The people who picked it up paid me $5 instead (nice folks) and they explained that they were buying up TVs and shipping them all off to the island nations.


Nice to know it was going to be used by someone.





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  Reply # 2069274 7-Aug-2018 13:55
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That 29" CRT TV sold was to be used for retro gaming :) 


Made another visit to the landfill, feels great, bits and pieces and a car battery and engine oil.  If I had my way I would grab the small broom and sweep all that crap on the table top in the garage, the portable stereos a number of the bedrooms still have - those audio cassette things with the CD on top.  If one cannot fit all one's belongings inside a Tokyo bedroom it's too much stuff.  With computers even on this website, I just need something that works, a PC for photography and a laptop to surf the web when I am in the lounge - 2nd gen Intel with a SSD.  


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  Reply # 2069296 7-Aug-2018 14:09
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Don't do it! The inevitable lifecycle of any "potentially useful item" in a garage/office/server cabinet is:


1. Acquire the potentially useful item.


2. Trip over, move out of way, sneeze from dust on, or cut self on sharp edges of, the potentially useful item.


3. Repeat (2) as required for at least 6 years.


4. Dispose of the potentially useful item.


5. Not more than one month after (4), commence a project where the potentially useful item would have been actually useful. Regret (4) immensely.



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  Reply # 2069305 7-Aug-2018 14:19
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When I went into a wheelchair we soon learnt how cluttered our home was. We have been progressively de-cluttering over the years. The last thing we did was to move the TV off a cabinet onto the wall, it is amazing how of a difference that one move does to open the lounge. The one peice of clutter I would love to get rid of is the ugly monstrosity that is the mobility ramp.

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  Reply # 2069367 7-Aug-2018 15:03
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Over here, a person has a habit of buying things whenever he sees things on special.  He buys things and puts it conveniently on the floor in the garage not far from the internal access doorway.  When he uses things he goes to the garage conveniently close, so other stuff with a closer expiry date goes off.  Things like spices and stuff.  Other things like laundry powder and detergent gets kinda lost so the inventory builds up without knowing so.  Other times he still has a habit of buying stuff even thou he knows he has them already, saying it's a good opportunity to stock up.  Oh we only have like over 10 bottles of Jif hahah.  A shoebox full of little notepads ie when they had the 5c Back to School specials.  5 realms of A4 computer paper.  We might print 5 or 10 sheets per month if that.  Pots and pans, bamboo steamers some of which have never ever been used.  Leaking taps and shower heads replaced but the old leaking ones still sits on the garage table top.  Just one day they might be useful to have.  




Edit.  Oh just a few weeks ago we were asked to get more Jif.  They have reverted to the larger box laundry powder but over the years have forgotten about the 10 standard packets of laundry powder that are still in the laundry cupboard.  Yup .. 

We have also recycled a number of RF cables that was still in the packaging box.  Ie - when The Warehouse would have them on special for like $2.  

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