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Deciding to declutter

July 30th, 2008 at 07:43 am

Freecycle happily rid us of our 50-year-old basement fridge last night. It's odd to have appliances older than you, isn't it?

But I've decided to spend the day dejunking and getting stuff ready for our basement remodeling. Maybe I'll find more stuff to list on ebay since that basement has its fair share of buried junk and perhaps some treasure!

7 Responses to “Deciding to declutter”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    Not odd. Smart! Big Grin
    I don't think we hardly ever owned appliances younger than us, until the last couple of years.

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    That does seem old to have an appliance that old. Darn HGTV trying to convince me appliances only last 10 yrs. I didnt even realize someone would want a fridge that old.

  3. Aleta Says:

    Good for you for decluttering. That is something that I have to get really serious about. I feel like September is a good month to have a garage sale too.

    As for appliances, mine last for years and years. I bought a Maytag washer that I had for over 25 years. I had a whirlpool side by side refrigerator that was about 22 or 23 years old and it was still running when I got rid of it. Bought a different model.

    What I can't get over is how much all of the stainless steel kitchen appliances costs. It's a ripoff. I'm staying with my white stuff until it is no longer needed.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    We have a basement fridge so old we didn't recognize it as a fridge (I am a Gen-Xer). We thought it was a freezer. It took a septuagenarian at our open house to tell us what it was.

    I bet your fridge was a General Electric.

    We also are decluttering. Yesterday evening my spouse and I selected dozens of dusty books, neglected CDs and DVDs we never knew we had to donate to a book sale benefiting a local women's shelter. The decluttering stemmed from our bathroom renovation currently in progress.

  5. my english castle Says:

    I wonder how much electricity that old geezer of a fridge uses though. My mom's got a similar one in her basement that she uses when she has company. And PauletteGoddard is right, it was a GE! I think Mom's is a Frigidare.

    Freecycle continually amazes me with what people want and don't want. I suspect the knotty pine home made cabinets (to call them handcrafted would be a stretch) that surrounded the fridge are going to go next. I had people pleading for old paneling!

  6. gamecock43 Says:

    goodness. Old Paneling?? Unless you can turn them into floors I do not see the appeal at all.

  7. Aleta Says:

    It would all depend on the paneling. There is paneling that is cypress and knotty pine. It would be cut down and used on bars and different types of cabinetry. I'm always amazed at what people buy at yard sales. I have had them ask me for something that was in my garage that wasn't even for sale that I thought was going into the garbage. Just a part that they needed to replace a missing part rather than going out to buy a new item. Remember, your trash is someone else treasure.

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