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Old 29-05-22, 21:43
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Default Inventory Reduction Strategy No.1 ...

There comes a time in any author's life when, faced with moving those heavy boxes yet again ...
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Old 29-05-22, 22:46
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Mike, when you only have one copy, you (me) are inclined to treasure it.
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Old 29-05-22, 22:55
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That must hurt…
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Old 30-05-22, 11:18
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Default Oh the humanity 😳

Every time I clear stuff out it just makes me go and collect more ‘treasures’ to fill the gap 😄

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Old 30-05-22, 12:46
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Old 30-05-22, 22:15
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Default You shouldn’t have ripped them up…………..

as a fellow collector, there are some of us over the years that have spotted stuff in garbage bins who have pulled stuff out and saved it from the dump!
As they are now ripped the temptation to save them has diminished but I’m sure there is a slim chance somebody will still want to pull them out of the bin, take them home, tape them together with the plans on one day reading them (but never do).
I used to be one of those people but have better self control now. Ask Rob Love!
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Old 30-05-22, 22:40
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Every time I clear stuff out it just makes me go and collect more ‘treasures’ to fill the gap ��

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Every time I put up another shed because all the other ones are full, it just makes me go and collect more "treasures" to fill the new shed.

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Old 30-05-22, 22:45
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I used to be am one of those people but have better and have no self control now. Ask Rob Love!
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I fixed it for you. Lie to your friends, but don't lie to us. I have seen you, recently, crawling through a mold infested shed with the roof caved in looking through rusty pails of scrap for treasure.
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Old 31-05-22, 16:40
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Every time I put up another shed because all the other ones are full, it just makes me go and collect more "treasures" to fill the shed.
We can never have enough shed space Rob.

As Australian singer John Williamson wrote “All Australian boys need a shed”

I recently moved to a location with bigger shed capacity - Lord help me !

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Old 31-05-22, 18:29
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Looking at the list underneath your post Phillip, yes, you do need a bigger shed. Congrats.

The problem is that the sheds aren't the only expense. You then need warehouse shelving, which can end up costing as much as the shed(s) itself. If you are merely making piles on the floor or pallets, then the shed fills up very quickly.

I always think to the Indiana Jones movie where they are putting away the crated holy grail at the end of the movie. That is the warehouse I want...gives a guy a little breathing room to expand.

Even here at work, the main building has filled to capacity, and the armour as well as some of the M-series vehicles have been moved outside and most of the armour tarped. We got one storage shed put up a few years back along with warehouse shelving. It is now full beyond capacity, so the sea cans started. Just got the 4th one last fall, along with 3 of the 12 foot office containers from the MLVWs.

It never ends....the stuff just keeps coming. A year and a half back 18 pallets of Bofors parts showed up. I managed to pare it down a bit, but in the end there was another half can worth of material.
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Old 01-06-22, 02:54
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The sacrifice of those books means that we will treasure and value the copies that we retain in our collections!
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When books and magazines have to be recycled, that's the time to scan them to archival standards: spines cut off and pages fed through the scanner before going in the bin.

Of course donation to thrift store is another option.
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