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13 Things That Belong in a Junkyard, Not in Your Home

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1 - Heat destroys the ink on receipts, not sunlight. Never photograph them, scan them if possible instead and make backups of the file.

2 - Somewhat mismatched Jewelry can be fashionable. Two earrings with similar colored metal and stones with one being a dangle and the other a stud? Wear them together. Some sets come with slightly mismatched pieces.

3 - DVDs are not obsolete. They are still commonly sold and are a major way to save data from a computer. CDs are too. There is less risk of data loss if stored properly than with Flash Drives or almost any other type of storage devices. I don't own many DVDs myself, but when you're on a long car trip with no phone signal, a portable DVD player can be a life saver if you have kids.

4 - If you sew, bed linens are NOT something you want to get rid of. They are a cheap source of fabric for clothing items, curtains, quilts, testing your machine to make sure the settings are right, making face masks, make throw pillows, and many other things. If you don't sew, you can use them to reupholster your chairs. Old bed linens can also make nice tablecloths on somewhat special occasions where you want a tablecloth but don't want to ruin the one you have... and don't get me started on using them for picnics or at the beach - sheets are the best for the beach because they don't take forever to dry and are less likely to have a ton of sand clinging to them.

5 - I agree, if you can't repurpose it. Perfume you can drain the fluid out and fill it with colored water (make sure you make it so the pump can't be used by dabbing some glue into it on the inside), and then put them on top of your bottom window half - it'll help you hear if someone is breaking into your home, plus act as a sun catcher. My great grandparents and grandmother both did this with tiny alcohol bottles to deter people from breaking in in the middle of the night.

6 - It depends on what piece is missing. Dice are easily replaced. Checkers, you can use buttons as replacements. Monopoly? If it's the game pieces like the hat, the boot, the thimble, the car, etc, again, you can use a button, a coin, etc. The money can be replaced using hand written monopoly notes. The property deeds can be replaced with hand written index cards. Puzzles with missing pieces can be used to create coasters - put together sections and glue them, then cut them down to the size and shape you want. It's unique.

7 - Hobbies you dropped... it depends on what it is and how long it's been. I come back to mine after shelving them for several months.

8 - Depends on how many you have. Everyone should keep a hand written contacts list in a book. Trust me. Power Outage? Dead Phone? Stolen Phone? Broken Phone? You might need that contacts list if you need to use a neighbor's phone. Recipe Books are also good, and let's not forget grocery and to do lists.

9 - Wire hangers? Seriously? I can't count how many times I've actually needed one to do something or fix something and didn't have one. They are great for hanging socks to dry with clothes pins, hanging underwear with clothes pins, etc. too.

10 - Empty Flower Pots - unless you are an avid plant grower, make rootings, know you will be needing to move a plant to a larger pot, it's an expensive pot, or start things from seed a lot, yes, I agree.

11 - Old chargers, yes and no. There's been a lot of times when a charger tore up and i went into my box of chargers and discovered I had one that was actually compatible that should have been thrown out years ago because the item it went to was tossed years ago. Unless you KNOW it's obsolete or it's busted, never throw out a charger. You should go through them once a year to check to see if any are never going to have a chance of being used again.

12 - It depends on the material and if it's past it's expiration date.

13 - Home appliances - again, it depends on what it is and what uses it has.

I'm just saying. You should never let a website tell you what you should and should not have in your home due to what's fashionable. The main thing is, you need to make sure it has a home in your home without looking cluttered or a mess, and whether you use it and if it has a purpose for being in your home.
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That was a second article indeed! Thank you for the info :)
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My dad loves to collect every single old Mobile device we ever got, along with their chargers. He says that they become antiques sooner or later with great values🙃🙃🙃
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Be honest, I would love to have a Nokia 3310 as we speak.. Short SMS, playing snake... Less options less notifications more free time :)
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Oh, we have two of those one in gray and one blue, we offer free shipping too if you're interested ha ha Ha ha ha
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hhahah Maybe after quarantine is over I will think about it. At least for now I need my smart phone more than ever🤣
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Yesterday I found a receipt in my drawer dated 2018... I really need to clean up this junk :/
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I think some people just need to stop hoarding stuff and learn to live a more minimal life
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After my parents broke up I took the chance to throw away everything that I don't use anymore (or sell it)
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Did it work? Do you think it was worth the effort?
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I mean I had to move and didn't really have a choice.. it was either keep the junk or more it all with me.. so i decided to put in my best effort and just cleaned my stuff before moving
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You didn't mention donating to charities like "Goodwill", ARC, Habitat for Humanity, Senior Centers, churches etc.
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