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Old 02-26-2019, 06:32 PM
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Moving to TV this summer. Based on advice on TOTV I am getting rid of most of my stuff in my 30 year old house. Was there anything you ‘left behind’ that you wish you brought along? Eg card table, coolers, fans?
My snowblower. Not easy to find one down here.
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:48 PM
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Thanks everyone! My kids don’t want much, so it is going to be painful getting rid of all the stuff I kept from wedding, 25th anniversary, etc. also have in-laws stuff and my parents stuff. I am going to let both sides of families to ‘come and get it’. Christmas China that I had to have, Christmas Village collection that took years to collect- just keep saying I enjoyed it while I had it and it’s time to move on. I hate the idea of re-buying stuff I already had.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:36 PM
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Brought my Christmas in the city, it lives in the linen closet. Sewing machine and material. Lots of knitting and cross stitch.

Our master closet has 10’ ceilings, and had custom shelves installed. Everything fits well. I do have lots of kitchen stuff and have built in storage in garage when not in use. Find I use everything I brought down.

My wine glass collection is extensive, they have a sideboard to keep them safe.

We still have our homes up north so we bring things down as we want them. Only things we have not brought was pictures.

Our tractor and lawn stuff will remain north.
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:11 PM
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Honestly, I wish I could of kept it all.
I'm with you. We purged carefully, but I still miss some things. We brought all of our furniture and only replaced the dining room furniture for something better. So many books I had to let go of, but I knew there would be no room.


But I'm glad we brought all the furniture and cooking supplies and don't regret that at all. We lived in a condo in a marina at Lake Michigan, so our furniture was light and airy anyway; fits well in Florida.


It's the dark stuff that feels too heavy when you bring it down.
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:40 PM
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We somehow brought the dogs bed and comforter and gave away or lost track of an expensive Goose Down Comforter that we had for years.

We got rid of almost all our winter gear. We wish that we would have kept our North Face Jackets and Vests. All the heavy duty gear can go. Every once in a while we

do have a chilly day here so prepare as needed. My wife is cold when it hits about 70 degrees. We wish we kept our GrandFather Clock and I wish I had have kept some

of my tools. All errors we made were easily replaced except for the Down Comforter. Good Luck. We used a Storage Unit Similar to a POD it makes you make tough

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Old 02-27-2019, 05:42 AM
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Got rid of 3/4 of all we owned and the other 1/4 ended up in the consignment shops down here with everyone else's stuff that they brought down. All the stuff that looks so very good up north will look not so great down here. It's hard...a lifetime of beautiful and often expensive stuff with memories connected to it all but in the end it's just stuff. You will find new stuff down here that you'll like much better in your new home. I wish we would have listened to others and just left it all...live and learn.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:54 AM
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Got rid of 3/4 of all we owned and the other 1/4 ended up in the consignment shops down here with everyone else's stuff that they brought down. All the stuff that looks so very good up north will look not so great down here. It's hard...a lifetime of beautiful and often expensive stuff with memories connected to it all but in the end it's just stuff. You will find new stuff down here that you'll like much better in your new home. I wish we would have listened to others and just left it all...live and learn.
Ha, your post reminded of George Carlin's classic routine called . . . STUFF. So true and hilarious - one of his best in my opinion:

George Carlin Talks About "Stuff" - YouTube

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Old 02-27-2019, 09:11 AM
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We moved ourselves, bringing a small trailer-load at a time over four visits. By slowly filling it in, we could pretty easily see what was going to work and what probably wouldn't. We left a lot more back in NC for an estate sale that I'd originally expected. On the final move, we had to be out by a particular time for the estate sale people to come in and I was just exhausted from packing so there are a handful of tools that didn't make it that I've since had to replace. Really though, we didn't leave behind anything that I really regret.
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:40 AM
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We did pretty well, but I could have gotten rid of some china. I brought it all down thinking we would entertain more. We do, but it is impromptu, and most of the dishes have never left their cabinet.

DH misses his bucket of bolts. It came with a lake cabin we bought, a decades old collection of random hardware. You could rummage through it and almost always find a suitable washer or nut. Now we have to go to the store.
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:49 AM
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My personal feeling on this is bring what you really love and just cannot leave behind. I left dishes because I thought I was never going to cook again!, have had to replace them. Also, when you first arrive the temperature is super different and winter clothing feels unnecessary. When you have lived here a few years you acclimatize to the temps and start to feel cold at 70 degrees, so I wish I had brought a couple of wintry type jackets. Also I left some mid-weight blankets, wish I had them now in January and February, hate spending the money to replace stuff I gave away. I also disagree on dark furniture. We had some really good dark wood antique end tables that we brought with us, and I got rid of two beautiful living room sets and ended up buying almost the same thing when I got down here. So, bring what you love and donate to Salvation Army if you make a mistake. Relax and enjoy because moving is ultra stressful without adding to it.
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