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#31 of 42 Old 05-12-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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for your knives, smokering!

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00136621

mount a magnetic strip on the kitchen wall, above the spot where you normally chop things. slap your favorite knives on there, and you can ditch both the unwanted knives AND the knife block. i'm totally doing it. do it with me!

i don't need:
my knife block
my steak knives
more than two cutting boards (a huge one and a very small one)
a set of mixing bowls, because i ALWAYS use my batter bowl
a pie plate, because i don't make pie
plastic containers
a set of crystal stemware
a crib
a nordic track (our entire outdoors is a nordic track 9 months a year!)
lots of toys
lots of clothes
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good encouraging post. will wander around house and find things, throw them in a bag, put it in my car, and then post.
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I don't need:
  • cable
  • to be perfect
  • coddling
  • approval from my parents
  • guilt
  • drama
Awesome list!



I'll add:

approval from anyone

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lots of clothes


unless I lose or gain a bunch of weight, I'm done buying clothes the next few years. I want to save $$ and also use what I have. I have completely simplified my wardrobe and want to be as minimalist as possible.
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4 huge overflowing bins of outgrown kids' clothes. Took them to the Goodwill this weekend.
Ugh. See, that's what I need to do. We're drowning in clothes of all sizes. I think I have a hoarding problem when it comes to clothes. "But what if in three or four years Adam needs these jeans? What if he really likes this sweater?"

I'm ON IT. <--- fierce face of determination

We don't need
A VCR
VHS movies
A bassinette
The ab roller thing and the mini trampoline
And the bazillion clothes that don't fit anyone

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oh, you are so right - we need to ditch our vcr and tapes - but i want your mini-tramp!
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- the many towels I have for just three people.
- guitar my husband never uses
- many kitchen utensils I NEVER use
- the oh so many clothes that I don't wear...
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oh, you are so right - we need to ditch our vcr and tapes - but i want your mini-tramp!
I have no idea how I'd get rid of it without garnering a sea of protests... Dh got it for an easy, fun way to workout. (Guess how much it's been used for that???) He'd want to keep it in case one or both of us decided that we wanted to bounce 20 lbs away... and the kids. They love it. It's the most fun they can imagine. I've got it shoved in a closet now... I guess I could sneak it out. If I curb it I'll let you know!

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Ok I will play!

Extra Pickup truck:
Double Stroller
25 VHS Baby Einstein videos
Various unused bottles of cleaning crap
200 unread books
7 boxes of unused clothes that are waiting for DH to carry downstairs
Rusty old fish thing that will be turned into "art" one day
Unused desk chair
The scary stuff hidden in the back of my clost

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I thought of some more...

EVERYTHING under my bed can go. It's old shoes that we don't wear, and books that I listed on paperbackswap.com but no one has seemed to want in over a year. And I definitely don't want them and don't even know how I got them.

Two spice racks.

A gigantic stuffed bear, it's as big as a human adult and sheds. Sorry, but what a horrible gift.

Stroller.

About a hundred boxes. Because "we might need them."

A computer monitor that we have not used, and have no conceivable use for.

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Apparently we don't need about 700 cubic feet of stuff, because that's how big the pile of stuff in the garage for the yardsale is.

Admittedly, some of it would be needed if we weren't moving to an apartment (size to be determined, definitely "smaller than the house")
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I've got more:

A guitar
Dryer sheets
5000 assorted items that will make good rags
Two or three curling irons
Hot rollers
Umbrella stroller
A truck load of unused toys
Scrap carpet pieces
Tote bag type thingys

I will be back

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