Anything you have in excess?

Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby funnygirl » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:51 pm

Sadly I have horder genes as well. But I will get rid of worn shoes!
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby Viola » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:18 am

I have waaaay too many dressups. LIke a few boxes. I go to a few dress up parties a month (Lots of friends are doing dress up's for 30'ths)

I also, probably not surprisingly have heaps of camping equipment. I love it all though
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby ruffages » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:31 am

Does dust count?
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby Christina » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:46 am

Viola wrote: Lots of friends are doing dress up's for 30'ths


I suddenly feel old :eek:
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby WorkingMomx3 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:50 am

ruffages wrote:Does dust count?

I hear ya!

Paperwork - although I am getting better at going digital.

Do my husband's polo shirts count? Last I counted he had 35 polo shirts hanging in his closet and he's added to that. He also has almost 2 dozen short sleeve button downs.
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby Linda » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:39 pm

books!

I can confidently say we have a TON of books after moving ALL of the children's books yesterday during the great room reshuffle of 2012.

Cathleen has a 4-shelf AND a 5-shelf bookcase both of which have two rows of books on each shelf (and almost all are paperback not hardcover).

Annabelle has TWO 5-shelf bookcases (and almost all of her books are skinny picture books).

I also moved 2-shelves worth of craft books (sewing/scrapbooking mostly) and a file box of genealogy books.

No wonder my back aches today....of course I was also moving furniture and toys
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby sarah » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:57 pm

I forgot the books! We have a TON of books! However, I'm not sure you can have too many books! :P
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby Esmeralda » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:18 am

sarah wrote: However, I'm not sure you can have too many books! :P


You can when it's time to move them! :D
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby Maelyn » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:40 am

Esmeralda wrote:
sarah wrote: However, I'm not sure you can have too many books! :P


You can when it's time to move them! :D


Or dust them....
We just took a bunch of books to the used book store. Need to do that again soon.
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby Andrea040805 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:37 am

mason jars. I have over 200 right now.
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby sarah » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:38 pm

Esmeralda wrote:
sarah wrote: However, I'm not sure you can have too many books! :P


You can when it's time to move them! :D

I'm SO not looking forward to that part of moving. Ugh! We have SO MANY books and the girls and I don't really want to part with any of them! *sigh*

Andrea, do you have just the jars or the jars and the lids?
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby Angel » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:53 pm

right now i have an excess of fabric! i do a lot of sewing, but, well it's a lot of fabric. also, i have a thing about throwing out any old charger/computer/electronic cords/adapters/whatever. i don't know what they are for, and i just keep putting them in a large bin in the basement! we have a ton of books, but i do not believe i'm allowed to call them excess!
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby Linda » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:08 pm

Angel - I have an excess of fabric also. I just gave up my craft room so my sewing machine is in the family room but I don't have room for the fabric there so it's out in the shed. I'm working on sewing it up and donating it - going through one box at a time. Most of it was given to me by sewing friends cleaning out their excess and it's overwhelming. I work better when I get fabric for a specific project and come home and sew it up.
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby Andrea040805 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:24 am

Sarah I have enough lids to use mason jars as tupperware and food storage, but not enoguh for canning. I have lots of caps in boxes..but hardly any rings. Rather frustrating.
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby sarah » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:20 pm

That's why I asked! I have a ton of jars, but I have to keep buying lids and rings *sigh*
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby cathie » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:05 am

We have lots of books too but I will never say they are excess! I drown in paper. No matter what I do, I never seem to get on top of paper, and I have piles of it all around the house. It drives me CRAZY!

We're pretty good on everything else. We don't buy the kids much for birthdays/xmas and I pass things along (clothes/toys) that we don't need anymore.

But the PAPERS kill me!
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Re: Anything you have in excess?

Postby cathie » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:07 am

Forgot to add unmatched socks. I have so much trouble throwing odd socks out thinking I'll find the other one if I just wait long enough...

I have horder genes too. My family has it really bad -- my parents could probably go on one of those shows (!) It's tough for dh who is a minimalist guy. I try to be good because I don't want to end up like my parents but it's a struggle.
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