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What kind of junk do you have?

by DKV
posted 565 days ago


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teejk

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#1 posted 565 days ago

well DVK…without meaning to offend anybody, I’ll offer that certain ethnic traits seem to lead to the “pack-rat” mind-set (I’m thinking German or Swiss that tend to “tinker” and sometimes make $$$$$$ for their efforts). Lest anybody think I am profiling, I’ll raise my hand and say I belong to the group.

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Moron

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#2 posted 565 days ago

X had a shoe store going in the basement. 100’s of pairs of shoes aka junk, all from her kids, not even hers. I loaded them up and into the “going to the dump pile” only to be caught before I could exit, lambasted with tears and wailing…….back into the basement. Same for wool and fabric. A room with enough fabric to make a tent that would cover a small city, wool that would wrap around planet earth, who would think sheep could even produce that much wool. The junk was both past junk as it would never be used, present junk that could be used and future junk that might be used. She got it “hoarding” issues form her father who would collect everything including tires, old junkers, plastic, wire, sheet metal and road kill. The problem was that it wasn’t even his, but his friends junk and worse yet, it didnt go to his place…..it came to mine. Thus the “X” factor.

Although guilty of collecting all kinds of junk in the past,…………no more. Been clean for 2 years

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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teejk

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#3 posted 565 days ago

congrats Moron…although clean for 2 years probably has some “more to the story”.

friend’s father died a few years ago…4 sons all Swiss pack-rats but even they knew what should go to the dump…long story short, 5 boxes out, 3 back in from mom.

that hoarders show is amazing

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 565 days ago

”What kind of junk do you have?”

Careful there fella! That’s an awfully personal question, coming from somebody I dont even KNOW!
:-)
:-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Moron

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#5 posted 565 days ago

antique nails, antique saw’s and drill bits ( I couldn’t part with them )……..soon to be refabed into a coat tree

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Howie

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#6 posted 565 days ago

I have solved this dilemma by waiting until my wife goes out of town to visit and then I strike! I get away with a lot that way. Mean? yes! Effective? definitely!

BTW DKV…have you ever seen the Saturday Night Live skit of Tammy and Jim Bakker with the Church Lady? One of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

-- Life is good.

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DKV

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#7 posted 565 days ago

Howie, I’m not afraid of the dark and I dont’ believe in ghosts, werewolves, vampires, etc. However, I CANNOT watch Tammy. She is very, very scary. I will however make an attempt to find the skit and report back to you. Not to speak poorly of the departed, but wow…scary

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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sixstring

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#8 posted 565 days ago

I hang to the cardboard boxes the tools come in as well as the plastic cases just in case I decide to sell the tool. I’ll keep the cases but the boxes go out in the trash after I’ve decided the tool is a definite keeper.

As far as hoarding goes… I have minor issues. Like when I see free and perfectly good wood being given away, I have to bring it home and turn it into something useful or beautiful. My wife hates this about me but loves the good that comes out of it too. There’s a balance between collecting/hoarding, and doing something worthwhile with those things and I’ve been teaching myself one day at a time on how to find that balance.

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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DKV

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#9 posted 565 days ago

Howie, “well that just cracks my bottom”

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 565 days ago

Been married 30 years,... all the kids are grown and never had a garage sale …. ever … never.

We live in a 4 bedroom 1920’s 2 story with full attic full of junk, an extra bedroom full of junk, closets full of junk, basement full of tools & junk and a garage full of tools & junk. There is junk in the trunk of my junk car.

We have allot of stuff.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Howie

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#11 posted 565 days ago

DaN: could you be more specific? lol

-- Life is good.

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Gary

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#12 posted 565 days ago

Dan& DKV…you’ve both confused me. Is it “junk” you are having a problem with or “stuff” you’re having problems with. This is so hard to understand….....

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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DKV

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#13 posted 565 days ago

Junk is junk. Stuff is so closely related to junk that 99% of the time stuff becomes junk. I don’t have the time or energy to determine the 1% to save. Trash it all. If you find out later you shouldn’t have thrown it away just buy another, wait the appropriate amount of time and then trash it again.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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Moron

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#14 posted 565 days ago

bats, hardened caulking tubes, glue bottles where glue is petrified, stubby beer bottles where fluid resembles a sewage ditch, wrenches missing both ends, screw drivers with no handles but pliers are welded to it ? Tampon/Kotex parachuting harnesses some one might need some day ? expired 1956 ? directions cut out from a Betty Crocker instant cake mix box in case the next betty crocker cake box inadvertently didn’t include it ? (perhaps a secret) 1/2 of the toe nail clipper, a tube of crazy glue emulsified and permanently attached onto automobile bottom of cheap plastic truck glove box with calcified toothpaste attached to last years tax return, a half eaten Mars bar mashed into crevice of backseat, magazines stuffed to the ceiling and we cant find our cat ?

definition of any word and process is somewhat subjective

Getting into the basement as I remember was pure torture, as the shoes were a very good spanking of the shit I have endured. I do believe hoarding to be a genetic mystery as all souls define their own boundaries, some of which are not as desirable as others. A complete mystery how the power of images in your head can go from this

to this in a heart beat and you haven’t nor dare not, even opened a single drawer for fear the mystery is contagious : ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Gary

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#15 posted 565 days ago

Maybe you should just sell your house with all your junk in it. Then buy someone else’s house with all their junk in it which would then by your stuff….ha…problem solved

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Moron

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#16 posted 565 days ago

I like my junk, my hoarding collection.

2 years clean from the insanity of crazy people ?

I now call my much smaller collection of junk and minimalist hoarding techniques

Art

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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DKV

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#17 posted 565 days ago

Power, pure power! No junk here…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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Moron

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#18 posted 565 days ago

what really bewilders me is living in the madness of junk and hoarding which is fuelled into the mentality of men who bring their collections of what they think they need to bring, what they think they need to complete the job at hand, and then decidedly think they have the right, not yet earned the privilege, to impart their madness and disease upon the souls of others and leave their shit there, not much differnet from the many children I have tried to raise, or the brides to which I have paid their pension

making the judgement call to either accept their foolish habits or throw them and their crap into the unforgiving dumpster from which they came from, contents and all for some arguments cannot be won : ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Moron

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#19 posted 565 days ago

you could double the fleet if you could get rid of the congress that fails men who work and own 2 of these Canadian people friendly high teck toys. Think of the money you would save ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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DKV

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#20 posted 565 days ago

Moron, actually quadruple since the picture only shows 5 of the 10 carriers.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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Dan'um Style

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#21 posted 565 days ago

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Moron

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#22 posted 565 days ago

science experiments

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Moron

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#23 posted 565 days ago

congress could ground them all and my balloon will still work

lol

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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vipond33

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#24 posted 565 days ago

Chinese junk fleet, lotsa junk, lotsa power.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Moron

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#25 posted 565 days ago

hoarding boundries

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Moron

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#26 posted 565 days ago

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Moron

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#27 posted 565 days ago

smile cuz the fattest ass often own the biggest gun and the rules of hoarding and junk are dominated with the courage to pull the trigger and let the walls down

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Moron

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#28 posted 565 days ago

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Dan'um Style

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#29 posted 562 days ago

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dan'um Style

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#30 posted 562 days ago

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dan'um Style

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#31 posted 562 days ago

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dan'um Style

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#32 posted 536 days ago

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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9FINGERTIM

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#33 posted 533 days ago

everything you dont ever need a case for comes i a nice molded form fitting case that you cannot bring yourself to throw away but everything you would like to keep in a case comes in a clear plastic package that you cut your hand on while youre trying to open it.

-- TIM, FLORIDA

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DrDirt

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#34 posted 533 days ago

No Junk here… I may have a few things I haven’t found a use for but hey who doesn’t

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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