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The Intrepid Mrs S
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Today I have decluttered (temporarily) some of the family photos, prior to putting Chateau S on the market. I feel bereft! [Waterworks]

Next step is to get rid of the GIN Museum - it's all right, Piglet and Pigwidgeon, the GIN Museum contains only empty GIN bottles! But, they are unusual ones like Twisted Nose, Star of Bombay, Copper House and so on. I shall be sad to see them go, but it will provide an opportunity to start emptying a selection of *new* empty GIN bottles [Big Grin] for a new GIN Museum when we do finally get to move, if ever that happy day comes!

Mrs. S, sadly stacking empty bottles

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Pigwidgeon

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Having donated so many clothes over the past few months, the empty hangers have been multiplying and are threatening to take over the house. So I was delighted to learn that my favorite Thrift Shop will be happy to take them off my hands (I know some places are equally overwhelmed with hangers and won't accept donated ones). They'll be heading to greener pastures this afternoon.

In a couple weeks I'm having my bedroom closet re-done, so I'll be moving the contents to the guest room during the process. NOTHING will be allowed back into the bedroom closet without careful consideration.

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Brenda Clough
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Wait, wait. Does the S household empty these gin bottles before adding them to the collection? should I come over with vermouth and some lemon peels?

There are a class of items which are difficult to sell on ebay -- bookcases, let us say. I have discovered that Facebook Yard Sale allows you to sell items to people within driving distance of your house. Shed a bookcase and an apple peeling machine yesterday, and am looking forward to getting rid of boxes of oddball Xmas ornaments today.

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Piglet
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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
... the empty hangers have been multiplying ...

But of course they have - leave two coat hangers in one place and they'll breed like rabbits.

Having said that, when we moved (without our belongings - we didn't think we'd be without them for as long as we were) we only took the clothes that we could fit into two suitcases and an overnight bag, and coat-hangers didn't occur to us, so we actually had to buy some ... [Eek!]

Needless to say, they started multiplying as soon as we got our stuff back. [Big Grin]

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Baptist Trainfan
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You do realise, don't you, that paper clips are the larval form of metal coat-hangers?

Not sure where the wooden ones come from - although there is a great hatchery which goes by the name of "IKEA" (even available in Piglet-land, I see).

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Piglet
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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
You do realise, don't you, that paper clips are the larval form of metal coat-hangers?

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... "IKEA" (even available in Piglet-land, I see).
Sadly, Piglet-land is a Very Big Country, and the nearest IKEA is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which is 4½ hours away. There is a collection point here, but that's not as much fun as actually going to the shop (and you don't get the gravadlax or meatballs).

One day we'll get round to visiting the Halifax or Montreal branch (Montreal's 8 hours away).

At least the modest dimensions of the Pigletmobile should put some limitations on our spending ... [Big Grin]

[ 01. November 2017, 00:19: Message edited by: Piglet ]

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