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Old 02-26-2019, 04:41 PM
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Got rid of most of my art books in one move, lost the law text books in the next, and out went the textbooks in the last move. And the libraries would not take these old text books so that got the last of my fancy books. I just buy more. They are a lot more expensive then there were in the 1970s though.
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:48 PM
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My woodworking tools. Gave all to my son in NY. I was expecting to join woodworking club. Good luck with that.
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:48 PM
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My husband is going to keep all our record albums. The vinyl ones. I told him we should just get rid of them. We haven't used our stereo system since 1998, give or take a year, and I think we should get rid of that too. To someone who would actually use it and appreciate it, instead of all this equipment and milk crates full of albums sit unused and forgotten, filling up space in our pickup that could be better used for maybe an end table or bedroom furniture.
Oh no. I went through that with my DH's extensive collection of VHS Boxed Sets - The Complete John Wayne, StarWars, Twilight Zone, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum - none of which he ever watched. I finally convinced him that they were worth nothing (who uses VHS anymore?) and we gave them away - even that was not easy since most didn't want them. And forget about selling. But I promised if he ever wanted to watch something, I'd buy it for him on DVD. He's never taken me up on my offer.

But, a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still, so we need to wisely choose our battles.
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My woodworking tools. Gave all to my son in NY. I was expecting to join woodworking club. Good luck with that.
Metalworking here. Had a full fabrication shop out back. I miss it big time.
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Honestly I wish we would have gotten rid of more.
Honestly, I wish I could of kept it all.
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:46 PM
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If you’re social and into games, keeping card tables and folding chairs not a bad idea — if you have the storage room. Storage cabinets worth keeping. Lawn equipment if you’re masochistic enough to do your own lawn. Forget the furniture, the knickknacks, the mildly sentimental stuff. As was said, take pictures. Digitalize everything you can and leave the rest behind.
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:52 PM
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From the title I thought this thread was about an eating disorder.

My wife regrets getting rid of a lot of stuff, especially all the kitchen stuff that she NEVER used or would never have used. Oh yea, there was one pillow, her favorite. No sure how she "forgot" that. 2 years later she is still whining about it ...... but I still love her after 50 years & 9 months. That counts for something.
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:53 PM
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Bring the card table! It stores easy and you’ll need it for the games you are going to learn to play or the parties you will host for the neighborhood! The only other things I wished we hadn’t given away are the rakes, a shovel, and tree saw and pruner. Ended up replacing them all. Welcome to The Villages!
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Honestly I wish we would have gotten rid of more.
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You read my mind and beat me to the punch! My sentiments exactl.
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Same thing here. Wish we had gotten rid of more....
After going through 3 moves with my wife’s career after I retired; we had gotten rid of a lot of stuff so other than winter stuff, we didn’t have that much to get rid of moving here.
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:29 PM
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We're getting rid of *most* of the crystal we collected throughout our marriage, including wedding gifts. They sat on shelves in a corner hutch in our condo, and then in our house (we've had two homes total in our almost-28 years of marriage). The only time we even really looked at them was once every few years when I'd open the glass doors and windex them all, and put them back dust-free and shiny again. We'll be having a couple of MASSIVE tag sales starting in April, and hopefully will get rid of most of our stuff. And hopefully get enough from the sales to buy a new bedroom furniture set. We have a couple of antiques which are coming with us but nothing for the bedroom. Except for the bed and frame, it's a SleepNumber and deflates into a small enough box it'll fit on the passenger seat of my car.

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