When you're in your 60s or 70s years from now. What you gonna do with your junk?

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  1. urrutiap

    urrutiap Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Stuff like videogames, movies, action figures, books and pretty much clothes? Im 41 and I pretty much did some spring cleaning of my own since my mother passed away this past Saturday and me and my siblings we find out that our mother had tons of crap everywhere which was sewing stuff jewelry and books and clothes and knick knacks.

    That got me to get rid of some stuff of my own like old Nintendo DS games that were all the Nintendo DS Pokemon games along with movie that i tried to watch one time like the LIam Neeson Taken movies.

    As I get older every year i realize I can't keep haulin dragging around movies, games, books, etc every time I move somewhere else.

    I look at the extra crap that I have and i swear I am turning into a hoarder but not a total hoarder but close enough
     
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  2. Non Sync

    Non Sync Commodore Commodore

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    You never know when you might need that little 6" piece of wire...

    Besides, the only time you really need something is about 1 month after you get rid of it.
     
  3. urrutiap

    urrutiap Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    yeah well, years from now when youre in your 50s, 60s or 70s and youre still draggin around old videogames with you along with movies and books and other crap that youre just not gonna use at all then its a good time now to throw some of that stuff away or dump it off at a thrift store or something.

    even though I feel better by getting rid of those DS Pokemon games earlier today, i still have the newer game stuff like SNE Mini, Retro Duo and my Nintendo Gamecube, PSP and Nintendo Switch and X Box One S and Playstation 4. Those I dont have a problem with keeping with me for now but when i get old and feeble then I need to get rid of them 15 years from now.

    and I dont have kids of my own anyway to pass my crap down to them
     
  4. urrutiap

    urrutiap Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    movies yes I still have DVDs and some of the newer blu ray stuff for movies like Ghostbusters and the Avengers movies etc but there will be a time to get rid of them 15-20 years from now. Especially those years later when youre 60ish or 70something and your eyesight is gonna crap out on you or you pass away in your sleep
     
  5. Non Sync

    Non Sync Commodore Commodore

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    I have a box of 3/4" video cassettes with early work on it and have no player to use to transfer to digital. I don't even know if the tapes are still playable after 40 years.

    I also have Star Wars Eps 4-6 on laser disc, which has never been played due to me not ever buying a laser disc player.
     
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  6. Velocity

    Velocity Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm 68 now and spending time nearly every day, shoveling out the house. My husband never threw anything away and we lived in this house for 30 years. Tons of papers and just junk. I don't want my kids to have to deal with this after I'm gone. I have a lot of quilting supplies and I have realized that I will probably never live to use all of it. So, I am donating a lot of things to the Salvation Army and Goodwill. I hope I can get to the point where I can sell this place in 5 years or so.
     
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  7. Marynator

    Marynator Queen of all the Realms Premium Member

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    I'll throw it all away at some point.
     
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  8. urrutiap

    urrutiap Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Well Marynator, now is a good time especially if youre in your 40s and if youre still hanging onto old Nintendo Pokemon games that are outdated and that you just dont play anymore then its time to get rid of them. Period. I did the right thing by dumping my DS Pokemon games off at the frikkin thrift store and I dont care what the thrift store does with those games. Just as long I got rid of them which made me feel better instead of just hoarding/keeping old outdated videogame junk along with movies that I just dont watch or tried to watch at one point
     
  9. urrutiap

    urrutiap Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    also there's something else Ive noticed when people die pass away in town is that bunch of buzzards are just swarming around.

    Im not totally superstitious or anything but when bunch of buzzards are flying around in a group together, that supposed to mean something?
     
  10. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm 42, and I've gotten rid of most of the stuff from my teens and 20s. I've tended not to buy much in my 30s or 40s unless I have to. I've pared down. What I kept is as compact as possible. And, in the digital age, files don't clutter up my living space.

    So, unless there's some dramatic change in my lifestyle that I'm not foreseeing, I'm not picturing myself throwing out some huge collection from earlier in my life, when I'm 70. That's already happened.
     
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  11. Non Sync

    Non Sync Commodore Commodore

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    I've been scanning all my paperwork so the file cabinet is a lot emptier.

    Imagine having to get a porn buddy when you're in your 60's or 70's...
     
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  12. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm turning 50 this year. I've been downsizing everything I own for a decade now, & by the time I'm 70, I'll have sold, donated, scrapped, or otherwise relinquished all but the basics, damn near Gandhi-esque. It should be a minimal inconvenience for whoever owns where I'm living to get rid of the rest after I'm gone. I've been rather invested, for some time, in minimizing my footprint/impact on this world, in as many ways as I'm capable. I see this as a trend which will only strengthen, so that the day after I'm gone, as little as possible will have changed from the day before that.
     
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  13. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Admiral Admiral

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    I'm in my 60s and still accumulating stuff to while away the hours. I sell the crap I don't think I need any longer on eBay. When I'm dead, just think of all the countless hours it'll take my relatives to sort through what I have kept.
     
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  14. Non Sync

    Non Sync Commodore Commodore

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    I've got family photos and documents going back five or more generations. I have a lamp table that my grandfather figured was purchased between 1833 and 1842. I have letters that were written around 1865. Both me and my brother have no kids. My cousins on that side of the family have children and will need to find out if they're interested in the stuff.
     
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  15. Locutus of Bored

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    When you're in your 60s or 70s years from now. What you gonna do with your junk?

    I suppose I'll have to use some kind of winch and pulley system attached to my belt to lift my junk back up off the floor and into place after they've been ravaged by the twin devils of time and gravity.

    Oh, wait, this thread title is not a euphemism? Never mind. Carry on.
     
  16. danellis

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    If it serves a practical purpose, then store it and keep it;
    If it brings you joy in any way, then keep it;
    If it doesn't but might to someone you know - gift it to them;
    If it doesn't and you can get worthwhile money for it - sell it;
    If you can't sell it ubt it's in reasonable condition - donate it to a charity shop;
    If it all else fails, recycle or finally bin it.

    dJE
     
  17. Jayson1

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    Since I plan to live to be 110 years old I see no reason to get ride of everything when I got another 50 or 60 years of life left in me. Besides we will have robots by then. Let them take care of the junk.
     
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  18. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I've never been one for accumulating a lot of junk.

    In fact it got worse when I bought my house. I became the king of minimalism. I get rid of things at the slightest opportunity.
     
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  19. teacake

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    I'm purging as we speak.

    My mainstream fantasy is to live simply, in a small place, by myself. I have only art, some books, my one piece of beautiful furniture and my perfume collection. The latter will have been smallened by my innate generosity and desire to only have true loves as opposed to a library.

    This is actually WAY more that I have in my other vision of my future life which is a more itinerant fantasy. I feel like both of these things are going to happen post covid.
     
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  20. Gary Mitchell

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    I like that word.
     
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