Why oh why do we hang onto stuff?

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  1. Nancy Hummel

    Nancy Hummel Ski more, talk less. Instructor

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    I am curious. What do you love about your collections? Do your collections impact your living space? Will your children want your collections when you are gone?
     
  2. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Good question, I could justify a lot of answers like "saving them from the landfills" but it is really for fun and nostalgia . Yes. Hell no.
     
  3. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    It was just the disks for the program, not an entire PC. I am down to just a stand alone laptop running Windows 10 and a smart phone running Windows 8.2, yes a Nokia Lumia Windows phone.
     
  4. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    My board colelction and music gear are in the living room hanging up as wall art. Son plays guitar so me may want them. I've already put small price stickers on each thing so if I'm hit by a truck wife will know what to haggle with the pickers over more and what to just let go. I've also told wife I'm 100% fine with wife and kids just tossing it all in a dumpster or Goodwill if they don't want to be bothered trying to sell any of it.

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    I actually still have a totally functional skateboard mini half pipe along side the house. All my boards are 100% functionable/ridable. I do ride several of them... about every other week or so often.
     
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  5. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    It was just the disks for the program, I wasn't running it on a PC.
     


  6. David Chaus

    David Chaus If I am skiing the world is a perfect place. Skier

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    In addition to the typical clutter in the house (and in the basement, the barn, the garden shed and the tool shed), Shamora set a one-day record for plant purchases on Saturday, 42 (auspicious number if there ever was). It was a wholesale nursery sale to clear out remaining plants and they were reportedly ridiculously low-priced. Then we go on a garden tour Sunday, and stop by my sister’s (who is a landscaper and plant addict) to pick up another few dozen plants she was clearing out.

    So I have no idea what the weekend haul totaled, but it is a lot. Some seedlings, some ready to go into pots, some rhododendrons and trees ready to go into the ground. Lots of ferns. As if we have time for this, we can’t even keep up with everything we already had..... I mean, we have to work and everything.

    I have coined the term, “plant-polar” as this mimics the manic phase of bipolar. I guess I can’t call it a “disorder” but “plant-polar syndrome” works.
     
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  7. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    Until it is actually part of your collection, it is pure fantasy. A collection is fantasy made real.

    Real particularly in the sense of describable to others. Without the reification, it is all subjective blah-blah no one else really relates to.

    My fence space is reserved for the kayak collection.
     
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  8. Wilhelmson

    Wilhelmson Out on the slopes Skier

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    I'm pretty good about stuff except the garage is a mess. My wife is pretty ruthless and I like to keep the house clean so we're a pretty good team. But you should see my daughter's barbie room and craft room, not to mention she has the biggest bedroom with the biggest closet which she manages to make impassible.
     
  9. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    I have inherited from my mother a part of her collection of these small ceramic figures from Germany called Hummel's. Some she received as gifts from my sister and I. When my wife and I were in Germany we purchased a few more of the Hummel's each of these figures relate to an important part or our travels. So as a child of a collector and a bit of a collector myself I understand how people feel about their stuff. Now my daughter will probably get rid of all our stuff and my wife has said she would dump all my ski stuff which is not much since the move to our new home.
     
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    This thread pushed us to clear out some swag inventory. Check out the gear swap.
     
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  11. EricG

    EricG Waiting for snow! Skier

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    Seems as I purge old stuff, new stuff makes its way to the house.
     
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  12. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Usually at a 2:1 ratio.
     
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    scott43 Making fresh tracks Skier

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    Clearly in the case of this shirt, because it's epic.. :)
     
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    This is why we can be friends.
     
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  15. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    When it comes to ski jackets my wife has me on a one for one ratio. I can't buy a new one till I tell her which one I am purging.
     
  16. David Chaus

    David Chaus If I am skiing the world is a perfect place. Skier

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    It’s not Epic, it’s Pug.
     
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    Seems as I purge old stuff.. more OLD JUNK makes its way to the house.. Fixed it for ME..
     
  18. crgildart

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    I have the ticket stubs from almost every live music and sporting event I've attended since the late 80s. Got t-shirts from most of the concerts as well. I'll even buy reissue t-shirts when the OG ones get too frail to keep wearing... and the OG ones that are see through but not quite falling apart are folded up in a tub at the bottom of my closet..
     
  19. VickiK

    VickiK Getting off the lift Skier

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    This made me laugh, although I couldn't get through the book. I need to try again.

    My "collections":
    - Zox wristbands - I have about a dozen, then stopped buying because it was truly a silly black hole. At least my collection is small enough that the money I spent is not huge. I wear them all, and I've stuck to a theme of one subject, so I enjoy having what I have.
    - Sneakers - nothing to rival the photo above (whew!)

    I keep things more for sentimental reasons rather than wanting to have a collection. I keep lace antimacassars and doilies tucked away in drawers, my father's hankerchief, plastic bins filled with stuffed animals, those old "Little Books". Sometimes it's nice to have a rabbit hole to go down in going through the plastic bins in the garage.

    Books don't feel like a collection to me although they do collect.
     

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