What have you sold or gotten rid of that you regret?

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Posted 3/9/2013 by bugluver in General Scrappin'
 

bugluver
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Posted: 3/9/2013 3:35:28 PM
I know I need to purge so I bought a spot on the LSS garage sale but....

I am thinking how deep do I want to go?

I know that since my son is 14 I will not use some of the more juvenile things I have but I am just thinking as I look around how far do I want to go? I have not gone to a crop in years and thought I may sell my XXL Cropper hopper among some other larger items and just stream line.

Tell me was it liberating and what if anything have you missed after purging?

papersilly
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Posted: 3/9/2013 4:14:30 PM
thankfully, nothing. and i've gotten rid of a lot of stuff. it's true what they say--put of sight, out of mind. i thought i might regret some stuff but i don't. feel good in knowing your unneeded stuff if getting new life in another home.



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Posted: 3/9/2013 5:14:33 PM
My childhood typewriter, although I doubt I was the one who got rid of it.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 5:18:34 PM
I don't think I could have come up with a better answer than Paperpea, although I do know who got rid of mine. The (huge) family cat jumped on it, and we could not find anyone who would fix it for less than $400, because it was the 80s and typewriters were becoming obsolete.



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Posted: 3/9/2013 6:56:27 PM
My electric Smith Corona typewriter. Hubby talked me into that one. And I sort of wish I still had my Punchkins punches even though I didn't really use them. They were cute. (And I actually still have some heads and bodies I saved )



andtyler
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Posted: 3/9/2013 6:59:43 PM
I still have my xxl... I haven't taken it to a crop in quite some time but it does hold supplies well in the closet. I really don't regret selling any of the supplies that I have let go of... There always seems to be something new that interests me.



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Posted: 3/9/2013 7:29:39 PM
I think I might have some of andtyler's supplies at my house...lol


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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:24:52 PM
Not a thing! And, I've gotten rid of A LOT! Now I can see what I have and work with that. My style is very clean and simple and I'm not buying everything in sight. I had tons of 12x12 pads of paper and now I just buy the few sheets I really like. I always thought it was cheaper to buy the bulk pad but my new system is working great for me.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:30:14 PM
Ask yourself...if you were going to scrap tonight, right now? what would you use?

What would you NOT use? sell what you wouldn't use and go from there.

do a quick yes, no and keep to it.

"maybe's" are probably "yes" so put those apart and revisit it right before you pack up for the garage sale. You'd be surprised at what you're ready to get rid of.

Good luck! I think I'm ready for a purge too there a few things here and ther that I don't think I'll ever get to

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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:43:27 PM
I have purged a lot and had no regrets. Well, one small one - I purged a paper line I knew I wouldn't scrap with. A few months later I bought a rubber stamp that would have been fun to use with that paper to make cards. No biggie, just a tiny regret.


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Posted: 3/10/2013 6:56:29 AM
Honestly, nothing. I've purged a lot over the years because we move quite a bit. As my style changed over the years stuff I'd purchased just sat there collecting dust. Space is always an issue too. I would buy new stuff only to find I had no place to put it so I'd purge.
Good luck with your LSS garage sale!


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Posted: 3/10/2013 7:59:23 AM
Nothing for me either. I have plenty of stash and supplies, so no regrets. I can always find something to make it work.


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Posted: 3/10/2013 8:19:41 AM
I have to agree... nothing. When I clean out my supplies, the stuff that ends up in the "get rid of" box is stuff I haven't used forever and know I never will. If there is the least bit of doubt and some crazy thought goes through my head that I could use it to do ... whatever... I will probably keep it. But you know what, I still will probably never use it and so the next time I'm cleaning out, it gets put in the "get rid of" box!


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Posted: 3/10/2013 8:38:12 AM
Thankfully, nothing. For a brief moment I regretted tossing my foam alpha stamps and acrylic paints, but I actually don't think I'd use them much and the paints would probably be dried out and useless by now anyways. So, I'm over it

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Posted: 3/10/2013 11:27:10 AM
I don't purge a lot, honestly. When I do, it is because I really don't want or use the stuff, so I don't miss it at all.

I got rid of lots of holiday and themey stuff, photorealistic papers, and, most space-freeingly, books and magaznes over the past few years. I don't miss any of it. I handed over some paper that was perfectly nice but too bright for me to my ten-year-old, and she has been enjoying using it in her scrapbook. It looks great, but I am not sorry I handed it over.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 11:29:48 AM

I got rid of them years ago but do you remember all the stencils you could get? Some were in packages with a lot of different shapes and some where alphas. I would love to have those back to use for misting



This is exactly why I don't purge! Yes, I still have those stencils and I have pulled them back out. I have plenty of room, so I am one of those who just doesn't purge. Multiple times I have used papers that I thought I'd never use- either theme ones that became appropriate for an unexpected event, designs I did not like at first but were part of a slab/pad/stack or collection and later I found the perfect page to use them, or other paper that I have altered with ink, paint, mist or distressing.


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Posted: 3/10/2013 11:39:43 AM
I have also purged alot in the last few years & can't think of a single thing that I wish I had back. If you know it is something that you will never use, let it go to a new home & make a little $$ for some new stuff that you will use.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 11:39:45 AM
I have also purged alot in the last few years & can't think of a single thing that I wish I had back. If you know it is something that you will never use, let it go to a new home & make a little $$ for some new stuff that you will use.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 2:34:03 PM
My magazines! Seriously, today I would look at them with different eyes. I'd look at color, layout, photo placements and other uses of embellishments and techniques. It would be a great to use old product, tools and techniques and merge them into my today layouts.

It is way easier to look at a magazine than go though 100's of sites and galleries for ideas. For example, I would love to use my MM paints and foam alphabets. Maybe I could mix them with some wash tape.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 2:43:16 PM
Just my embossing supplies. The only reason is I would like to do a few things on cards and such, but it just seems too expensive to re-invest in the tools for something I would only use a couple of times.

Short answer - tools.

There is not a single embellishment, piece of paper, or paper pack that I miss.


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Posted: 3/10/2013 4:08:55 PM

Ask yourself...if you were going to scrap tonight, right now? what would you use?

What would you NOT use? sell what you wouldn't use and go from there.



I still have trouble letting go. Great idea. Thanks!!

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Posted: 3/10/2013 4:49:14 PM
The only thing I would've remotely thought of were punches. But the old heavy punches have been replaced by easier to use punches, so I can't say I regret getting rid of punches.



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Posted: 3/10/2013 4:50:29 PM
Getting rid of items gives you a new sense of purpose with scrapbooking.



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Posted: 3/10/2013 4:50:40 PM
Getting rid of items gives you a new sense of purpose with scrapbooking.



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Posted: 3/10/2013 5:01:01 PM
I got REALLY tired of a travel line when working on the album. When I was finished I passed the left overs onto a new scrapper friend. I regret it because now I want to play with that paper, maybe use some of the stuff. The rest of the HUGE box I gave her? Can't even remember what was in it.


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