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post #21 of 27

I have an armoir full of crafting supplies and a cedar chest full of yarn. My husband considers that clutter. I also have a huge stack of good quality boxes that I will not get rid of.  We have just moved too many times, and while we are planning on moving any time soon I know it's coming. We can't seem to stay anywhere too long. Other than that.... my husband has about a thousand dvds including a lot of crap that he won't go through. For some reason he needs them all.

post #22 of 27
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I borrowed my neighbors waffle maker, which I thought was brilliant! It was for a slumber party for a girls birthday and she was too happy to lend it. She was like - I made waffles this weekend so I certainly won't use it next weekend. I think there needs to be more of that sort of thing! 



I AGREE! If we all just shared more, there'd be a lot less junk in the world.

 

I love my electric orange juice maker. :)

post #23 of 27

That (sharing) sounds like a great idea, in an ideal world anyway.... whistling.gif

 

Unfortunately for me when I have lent things to either family and friends, they have invariably got either broken, roughly handled or damaged in some way, so this makes me a bit nervy about lending things these days.

post #24 of 27

Our books & DVDs

 

Our food processor (used a few times a month)

 

 Our bread-maker (used once a week)

 

Our mortars and pestles (used once a week)

 

The 2 boxes w/ kids old art-work and projects.

 

My box of dolls from when I was a girl & the 4 Teletubby soft toys from when the kids were toddlers

post #25 of 27

My collection of vintage Pyrex.  It is in every pattern and color, gets used daily and makes me unbelievably happy.  I have quite a bit, could downsize it, but doubt I ever will. 

 

Drink glasses.  Like Martini, margarita, wine, highball, etc.  I pick em up at Goodwill in beautiful vintage patterns and use em at all family functions.  At Christmas we serve the kids sparkling grape juice in fancy fragile wineglasses and they love it.

 

Vintage quilts.  Oh so many.  Will never get rid of and LOVE to curl up under to nap.

 

I have way less stuff than most people I know but yet it sounds like I have a bunch of collections huh.

post #26 of 27

Mommaof3boz it sounds like you have some great collections.

 

I think there is nothing wrong with collecting things if it brings you joy, and as long as the collecting doesn't get out of hand lol.

post #27 of 27

Thank you clutterwarrior!  I love my collections.  My rule with collecting is I only collect usable items.  So its not unusual to open my refrig and see leftovers stored in a variety of vintage pyrex.  We use our quilts.  In my opinion quilts are made to snuggle under, not sit in a chest or closet.  And my glasses are used frequently.  My kids will get out some of the tiny wineglasses and drink juice out of em whenever they feel like.

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