Mudcat Café message #3894258 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161248   Message #3894258
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
16-Dec-17 - 09:25 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Donation box emptied, all dropped off at Goodwill. Large bag of recycling dropped off at the bins behind city hall. Post office checked (this time of year I need to go more often, a few people do send cards there.) The kitchen is clean, the laundry is finished (alas, as tissue was in a pocket and had to be scooped out of the dryer lint in pieces).

re: Susan's "ancient technology," I always search eBay before donating or adding electronics to the e-waste bin at work. It is amazing what people are still buying these days. Often times they are listed as for repair or parts, but they still sell. There are lots of garage tinkerers out there just looking for the right part to come along to fix something else, or keeps a steady supply of refurbished devices on the market for those who are still analog, etc.

Charmion, my ex didn't park his car in the garage for many years. After a guy who needed space to work on the new garage door opener and some drywall moved everything out of the center of the garage (compressed it), he has been once again parking there, amid boxes and mattresses. One mattress will soon be given to a friend, giving more door room for the small Toyota. When I built the garage at my house I swore that 1) I would no longer pay for storage and 2) I would clear things out enough so I could park in the garage. There have only been a couple of times when I wasn't able to. I parked outside by choice for a while when one of the dogs decided it was a game to run down the driveway to greet me once the door opened; I put up a gate to keep them out of the main part of the garage and that no longer happens. I now park in the garage every night.