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Homeless items

Posted by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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How do you deal with all the stuff that doesn't have a home? I have all this random stuff that keeps getting moved from one horizontal surface to another. I get stressed out when I try to organize because I don't know where to put everything. How do you handle it?

by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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Susan0805
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM
What kind of stuff? Should it be tossed?
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timslilangel
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 9:41 PM

 omg let me know what you do with it. I am going throw the same thing.

JasonsMom2007
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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I find a home for it. If I cant find it a home it goes away.
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lovemymarine18
by Sarah on Nov. 11, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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Exactly! And if its not mine, we have shelves with canvas totes, everyone has one, it gets tossed in the owners box.

Quoting JasonsMom2007:

I find a home for it. If I cant find it a home it goes away.
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Amanda52007
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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It gets tossed. I've been struggling with the same thing.

People will buy me knock knacks, random things, etc and I have NO idea where to put them! I'm not a random knick knack on a shelf kind of person.

So I've been getting rid of a lot of stuff.
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epilepsymom
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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I look at it and ask my self several questions. Have I used this in the past year.. Do I plan on using it in the next year. Does it serve a purpose.. If I answer no to those questions its trashed or donated..

If its yes then I find the room that I would use the item in and find a home for it in that room

lillucky8
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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If i cant find a home it probably gets tossed. Ive been trying to be less of a pack rat lately
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gmadiane
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 7:42 PM

if its nothing I need I toss it, donate it or store it

Bmat
by Platinum Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I try to get rid of something else so that I can move the stuff I want into its place. I just went though this with a new bowl set I got. I wanted to have it where I could easily reach it, so I had to clear off a shelf above my countertop for it, and the items that were on there were either donated or moved to another shelf, where the stuff on that was donated. I found room though.

bloodytears1986
by Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM

UGH let me tell you. Same problem! But in my case DH has all this stuff he wont part with but wont get rid of that just sits in bins on the floor in a corner. DRIVES ME MAD! I told him the other day I wasn't cleaning the living room till he got rid of said stuff. Guess what? It' still there and he ended up cleaning the living room by himself. We made a bargain and he didn't keep his end of it so I refused to help him!

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