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    Got rid of a lighted haunted house Halloween decor with plans to get rid of a Halloween wreath too. I never liked it since I got it and I found something that I like better that should be delivered later this week.

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    I culled several more things from the cupboard since my last post.
    I just took a little walk to the center of town and dropped off expired medication at the designated box at the police station, and an old cell phone and a pair of glasses in the Lion's Club donation box. The universe rewarded my efforts - I found 61 cents on the ground, lol.
    DH said last night that I shouldn't get rid of everything we own. This is hilarious, because this isn't even remotely likely; we have lots and lots of stuff like most middle-class households in the US. (Ultralight would probably break out in hives in our stuffed little cottage). I am also totally scrupulous about never getting rid of anything of his without his OK, not even something of mine or ours if he actually or potentially uses it. I can only assume that I was expressing a steely resolve that was formidable!

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    Medications don’t actually expire but their efficacy just slowly goes down. At one point they didn’t have a expiration date. Medications that were 30 years old found in time capsules still were 50% effective. Since I read that I quit throwing them away. Rosa, that’s funny about your husband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Medications don’t actually expire but their efficacy just slowly goes down. At one point they didn’t have a expiration date. Medications that were 30 years old found in time capsules still were 50% effective. Since I read that I quit throwing them away. Rosa, that’s funny about your husband.
    Terry: the real reason why I disposed of this drug is because it is anticholinergic, which has been linked to dementia, so there is no way in hell I would ever take it again. I am ordinarily OK with using drugs that are far beyond their dates. The fact that it expired several years ago was just icing on the cake.

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    Yikes I would get rid of it too!

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    Here is a list of common anticholinergic medications:

    https://www.elderconsult.com/resourc...olinergicmeds/

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    Multiple "to go" cups from places that give discounts for using their cup. I rarely have the cup.when I want it - so six of them went in the recycle.

    Water bottles - don't fit the bike holder, and prefer a large cup with lid and straw for daily use.

    A larger plastic jar with lid. Haven't needed it, so out it goes.

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    About 20 very flimsy nursery pots.
    and the old refrigerator!
    Yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mschrisgo2 View Post
    About 20 very flimsy nursery pots.
    and the old refrigerator!
    Yay!
    Wow, a refrigerator is a big one!

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    One pair of shoes and four T shirts, none of them comfortable anymore.

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