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    Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West
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    So sorry Terry, it's always hard to lose a family...

    So sorry Terry, it's always hard to lose a family member.
  3. Thread: Linens? Towels?

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    I don't know about others, but what I do with...

    I don't know about others, but what I do with aprons (strings) and things with fringe, whether they're "delicates" or not, I put them in a delicates mesh bag when I wash/dry them.
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    Linens? Towels?

    I'm looking for ways to buy less stuff. One thing we did a few years back was to buy a linen duvet cover. We used it to try and see if we liked the way the linen felt. On our schedule (when they...
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    My solution would be to keep the stuff you really...

    My solution would be to keep the stuff you really love, first. Secondly, here's my criteria and why (I have too many clothes too, but I'm a hoarder. With doing laundry more regularly, I'm culling...
  6. Thread: July Frugals!

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    I’ve been doing better at using and putting up...

    I’ve been doing better at using and putting up the CSA veggies.

    We’ve been eating a lot of cold soups, zucchini last night. Second time I’ve made this, and it’s just about where I want it to be....
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    Organizing names and ideas

    I love “fuss factor”, it works so well! Also “purgatory drawer,” that’s great too!

    I have two of my own I offer if they fit: space budget and floating clutter.

    A space budget is deciding that...
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    Exactly! What a great analogy! I never said I...

    Exactly! What a great analogy!

    I never said I was resigned to or accepting of my hoarding, just that I know why it’s part of my life. I also never said the panic attacks which stopped me for...
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    We're from the same basic area. We're in the...

    We're from the same basic area. We're in the Monadnock region.
  10. Thread: Exciting News!

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    You’re welcome. Congrats!

    You’re welcome. Congrats!
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    What did you do thatís worked the best?

    Iím looking for ways to be more efficient and organized. Not strategies, like get a dumpster say. Iím looking for organizational hacks and tips.

    What started this is that I have a small old cheese...
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    I'd be married to a banker, or broker, or some...

    I'd be married to a banker, or broker, or some such. I grew up in a fawncy place. Not my cuppa.
  13. Thread: June Purge

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    Have application for the next flea market on my...

    Have application for the next flea market on my desk, it’s mid month and local, which helps keep the work and expense down. Also because it’s local, I already know where the thrift shop is which will...
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    Clinically, I am what I am. But I keep working on...

    Clinically, I am what I am. But I keep working on it and I think that has to count!

    Acc. to the stages (I looked them up, I'm somewhere between 1 and 3, none of them fit me. I'm sure there's a way...
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    Thanks Terry! As to the other? I say,...

    Thanks Terry!

    As to the other? I say, frequently, I'm mentally ill, but I'm not insane. To me insanity is being out of control. I'm insane when I'm having a flashback, which is rare these days,...
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    Not to go too far down my particular rabbit hole,...

    Not to go too far down my particular rabbit hole, but, the abuse wasn't just about the stuff. My family "were disgusted by me," my friends "only played with me so they could laugh about me with their...
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    One idea, before you go buy all that stuff at...

    One idea, before you go buy all that stuff at Home Depot or wherever? See if your library district has an equipment library? Our town of less than 3000 still manages to loan out kill o watts. Santa...
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    Huh?

    I had no idea there were stages. I grew up emotionally abused by our housekeeper, my mom had died. If I liked something, it was given away, stolen, or broken. The more I liked it, the more likely...
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    Look for “convertible” freezers or refrigerators....

    Look for “convertible” freezers or refrigerators. They can be more money. Ours has a temp readout on the door.
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    Answer to the OP, no, I’m a hoarder. I have...

    Answer to the OP, no, I’m a hoarder. I have reasons for this, old ones. Trying to change it.

    I've been looking at minimalist videos on YouTube and frankly many of them put me off, the way many...
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    The only thing I can think to do is call them on...

    The only thing I can think to do is call them on it. But the problem is that they are not engaged in dialog, but monologue. If you don't agree with them, the conversation ends. It’s the only way they...
  22. Thanks, we’ll see! After 50+ years of trying to...

    Thanks, we’ll see! After 50+ years of trying to deal with this, I’m not completely optimistic that it will work this time, either.

    It might, but . . . .
  23. Thread: Glasses

    by NewGig
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    Thank you guys!

    Thank you guys!
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    Years ago I found a website called 101 uses for...

    Years ago I found a website called 101 uses for old shoes, which, alas no longer exists. I've always wanted to host such a thing again, a reuse website. The closest I’m likely to get is one of the...
  25. Thanks!

    Thanks!
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