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Sally O'Malley
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Sally O'Malley commented on Sally O'Malley's blog post love the idea, hate the title!
"Thank you, Gail! I appreciate your vote of confidence. But I have a confession. I have listed close to 50 items, but that doesn't mean I have addressed each bookshelf when I entered 'books' on my list or each closet when I listed…"
Feb 7, 2010
Gail Blanke commented on Sally O'Malley's blog post love the idea, hate the title!
"Sally, I've got your back!!! Pieces of furniture are definintely counted as individual things - not lumped together in a category!! The categories are mainly for magazines and catalogs, old lipsticks, piles of dead batteries - that kind of…"
Feb 2, 2010
Sally O'Malley commented on Sally O'Malley's blog post love the idea, hate the title!
"my granddad was the same way! my dad was born in 1912 and was also similar. imagine what the world would be like if everyone thought that way and was organized about it! maybe we would be less materialistic. who knows.... just curious if you have…"
Jan 27, 2010
Sally O'Malley commented on Ida's blog post My Bookshelf
"funny! thanks for sharing, you digital queen, you!"
Jan 27, 2010
Linda S Pereira commented on Sally O'Malley's blog post love the idea, hate the title!
"I really like the idea of recycling things that we "throw out"! If someone else can make use of the items that are just sitting in piles in my rooms, stacked in closets, or stuffed under the shelves, then that is the best way to get rid of…"
Jan 26, 2010
Ida commented on Sally O'Malley's blog post comments about ida's post
"I definitely have a free box in the library. My students are stunned when they see it. For those who don't have much stuff or books at home, it's like Christmas! Thank for the comment!"
Jan 26, 2010
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comments about ida's post

ida,

i hope you are recycling or donating all the items you are finding. If i were a patron of your library, i would love to see a big box with a sign "free books for the taking!" instead of seeing them go out with the trash. i bet a patron could use the glue gun sticks, too!

sally

Posted on January 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

my list so far...

1. toys

2. sporting goods

3. bed

4. tables-6

5. books

6. magazines

7. clothes- mine

8. chairs -5

9 linens

10 fabric

11 candles

12 candle holders

13 plastic ware-tupperware

14 organizers-drawers etc

15 balls-i had a huge collection to cull

16 games

17 appliances

18 photo supplies-printer and paper

19 art work/pictures- framed

20 storage bins

21 xmas stuff

22 halloween stuff

23 easter… Continue

Posted on January 24, 2010 at 2:30pm

love the idea, hate the title!

i'd rather title gail's book: 'Get Rid of Fifty Things'! i hate the idea of trashing more stuff out to the landfill so 'throwing out' stuff just doesn't sit right with me! But i do like that gail addresses the idea of recycling and donating before throwing away.



I am at about 40 things right now, but struggle with all the furniture the Salvation Army picked up recently. Chairs, tables, dressers, headboards....i think they should be separate items, not lumped into a 'furniture'… Continue

Posted on January 23, 2010 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

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