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Some use it to keep boxed up things in storage.
Are the boxed things valuable?
Showtalk said...Are the boxed things valuable?
Some could be, but for the most part, not so valuable.
For example, kid gets out of school and has oodles of comic magazines in his room. Dad wants to use the room as a study so he carts out all the magazines, match box cars, other toys, etc. their kid had in that room and boxes them up and puts them in the garage.
30 or 40 years later, comic magazines and match box cars sell for a fortune. In this case, they weren't valuable when they were boxed up, but numerous years later, a boom craze starts up and their prices go through the roof!
Often times, they're just boxed up clothes, sheets, curtains, unused items that just take up space in the house.
That's where the original term garage sale came from. One day, they would open up their garage and try to sell/get rid of as much stuff as they could! 80-90% was just junk though.
Ood cloths, sheets and curtains could be given away nor sold, as you said, have you read the Marie Kondo book?
Showtalk said...have you read the Marie Kondo book?
It’s about getting rid of things you will never use again.
Showtalk said...It’s about getting rid of things you will never use again.
My wife and I do that at the end of every year... we call it the "Big Cleaning"!
We open up all the closets, take everything out, go through what we want to keep and what we don't need any more.
Once we find the "don't need anymore things", we bring them to the local school's bargain shopper's day to see if others will just give a few pennies for things we don't need. Anything that isn't sold there is donated to places that collect goods for homeless people.
It’s a good idea. Otherwise when someone retires and downsizes its overwhelming for them or for their children.
Well, we own our own home (mortgage paid off 7 years ago) and don't plan on downsizing.
And I just retired this past March. So I plan on staying where I am.
My father just turned 91 last month and also lives in his own home. He too has gotten rid of lots of things he doesn't need over the past 20 years too.