I am Just Overcome With Stuff...

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  1. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

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    I have several nice things... big stuff... guitars, amps, pa speakers, subs, power amps, eq’s, mixers, cables, cases and what-not. Easy to keep.
    I also have not so big stuff: half finished projects, tolex, wires, harnesses, raw speakers, idk just lots of parts stuff.
    The not so big stuff doesn’t bring me joy... but, I think “I might use it.”
    How do we let go of that “project junk”?... or do we?
     
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  2. Deeve

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    You've been reading my thought balloons.
    Wish I had an "uncle" or other mate w/ fix-skills to make all the broken stuff and incomplete projects complete.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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  3. chris m.

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    I have a lot of random bike bits laying about, as well as music gear bits. I’ve often thought if I could get a used gear/ repair place to take it all in exchange for some store credit that could be good.

    Craigslist has a free stuff section. I could see just saying it’s yours for free if you haul all of it away.

    For amp stuff I have a good tube amp repair guy. He just might give me some free labor in exchange for some of the stuff I’ve accumulated...maybe not though since he already has his own junk piles.
     
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    I had a half-disassembled fan under my bench that I was gonna turn into a...I forget what...spindle sander maybe? It was there for YEARS...
     
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    You value it, for a good reason. Find someone who also values it, but can't afford it, and donate it. You are passing on the value you discovered, to someone else. Its a win-win. Oh, and a good way to give away obscure stuff like this to a worthy recipient, is to bundle it and put it on Ebay. The right folks will be the only folks interested, and the only folks bidding.
     
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    I just got rid of bunch of small guitar parts I’ve had in my parts tackle box for ages.
    I bagged up bridges, knobs, plates, switch tips, strap buttons, etc., and took them to a guitar shop in San Antonio.
    I was shocked when I was given $100!
    I woulda traded it all for a half dozen sets of strings.
    I’m glad it’s gone.
    Bigger stuff is harder to excise.
    I do have stuff I rarely use.
    Hmmmmm...
     
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  7. P Thought

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    "Stuff" is a great word.
     
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    Don’t worry
    Soon after you get rid of it , you’ll be on eBay looking for one just like it !
     
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    I used to be but I been getting rid of it little at a time. like the old bose sub with the fried amp.. I just wanted the speaker and cabinet then just bought a new one.

    dumped all the cables that arent mogami gold. they are called mogami gold for a reason..

    sold off the dbx and lexicon rack gear. never used was just music oriented decor. turn em on and look at all the flashy lights. impressive.

    tube amps all gone sold.

    got to sell a QSC 850 paired with some EAW SM floor monitors..I lost 300 lbs when I stopped carrying those around.

    Im looking quite trim and slim now :) my back feels better too
     
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  10. Mr Scallywag

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    Why, you Kondo it of course.
     
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  11. bgmacaw

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    The solution is to move into a tiny house....

    ...and buy/rent a huge workshop space of at least 10,000 square feet.
     
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    In 2006, I sold out, intending to move out of state, I got rid of EVERYTHING. I didn't move out of state, I bought another house, and filled it full of STUFF just like I got rid of.
     
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    We've got those here, in the winter, out on the frozen lakes
     
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    Wouldn't it be easier (and maybe nicer) just to steal a car, and get sent to prison?
     
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    Personally I think it feels great to get rid of stuff. My mind feels less cluttered, I can travel lightly...not so many physical objects to store, maintain, worry about...

    That's me, though, Don't recommend it for everyone.

    Times in my life I have built up huge collections of everything from music gear to Halloween memorabilia, comic books, cool old vaudeville and early magician posters, general objects that I found cool and weird...

    Then I'd get sick of dusting it, seeing it, feeling crowded by it, keep a very few choice things and give the rest away or sell it.

    Finally about 10 years ago a flood claimed everything my family owned. Subsequent to that, just about everything I had was stolen. I'm 50 now so I am not even going to begin to think about the possibility of replacing these things.

    I do kind of miss having a big physical library of books, music and movies, but it's not really necessary these days.

    Minimalism has made my life 1000X better.

    (Again, not recommending it to anyone else. We're all different.)
     
  16. Mike Simpson

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    I would like to sell a lot of stuff... I have too much stuff and it is beginning to appear to me that I like having it, but I may never really use some of it.

    I don't want to give it all away but I am not looking to make a big profit. The things I have tried to sell, it has been a real pain in the butt dealing with cheapskates and bargain hunters.
     
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    "We" get rubbermaid storage containers and keep
    forever. Or give someone a container of parts
    and swap it for a pickup, which I recently did. lol
     
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  18. schmee

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    I've been selling and getting rid of stuff for a couple years. Then I end up with more stuff! :eek: Good luck.
     
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    we appreciate your use of the royal we :)
     
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  20. telleutelleme

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    If you really want to, you can. I had an ex-wife that fell in to that category and with perseverance I got rid of her stuff and then she left too. Sadly she took some of my stuff that I hadn't planned on.
     
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