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gil
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 11 10:42 pm    Post subject: Would you get rid of... ?  Reply with quote    

Would you get rid of either of the following items ?

A clock that only works when it is face-down
A pair of boots with a non-repairable split in the sole that can only be worn indoors

Or am I the only person on here that harbours stuff that only sort of works ?

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 11 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could always place it up-stairs,and cut a hole in the ceiling

A friend of mine had a pair of wellies,that had a hole in one,he said they were OK for working in a foot of water,but no more.

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 11 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My mother keeps stuff that might or once did have value. I used to keep semi-working objects that no longer filfilled their function but have now learned to get rid. You only need one pair of shoddy boots.

Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My husband is a hoarder.
When he filled one (large) shed, he simply built another. A real hoarder will never change.
Old computer cables etc (like 20 years old) and monitors and boxes of glass slide mounts etc...

Bebo



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd probably chuck the clock, but the boots have got years of wear left. My current gardening and general around the house use shoes are a pair of trainers where the right one has a 3 inch rip along one side. Reckon they'll do for another couple of years until the top detaches from the sole completely.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the question is, have you got other clocks and boots that fill the function those are currently filling? If you have other boots or shoes to wear in the house and these become annoying because you can't nip down the garden in them without stopping to change, and if you don't use this clock because you have others available, then my vote is to bin them

12Bore



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ty Gwyn wrote:
A friend of mine had a pair of wellies,that had a hole in one,he said they were OK for working in a foot of water,but no more.

Groooooaaaan

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bin the damn things!

My OH hoards a bit, so I chuck things out when he is not here.

12Bore



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would keep them, but you should bin them.

faerienono



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

On a serious note.........(with my professional head on.....) you should definately get rid of the boots if they have a split in the sole, otherwise you could end up causing major long term problems with your foot which may be difficult to ever cure......neurofibrous lesions......

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: Would you get rid of... ? Reply with quote    

gil wrote:

A pair of boots with a non-repairable split in the sole that can only be worn indoors

Or am I the only person on here that harbours stuff that only sort of works ?


my trainers and work boots always eventually split. then i save them to wear on dry days.....

faerienono



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's so good to hear that I will never be out of work...............

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got one I need help with, a year or so ago we went on a small business course, during which we were given oodles of shiny printed booklets covering textbook examples for filling in tax returns, doing basic bookkeeping etc. We found them useful at the time the course was running but havent looked at them since. All the info in them in freely available on the various small business websites.

I should put them in the paper reycling bag shouldnt I, I really don't need to keep them

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
I should put them in the paper reycling bag shouldnt I, ?


Yes.
See, it's easy to decide when it's not yours.

JB



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
Old computer cables etc (like 20 years old) and monitors and boxes of glass slide mounts etc...


I'm guilty of that one. The problem is that when you stored it it was worth something, five years on it's buried at the back of the garage and worthless. At least I don't store stuff like that if it's twenty years old when I get it.

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